Proms 2019
27 Jul 2019, Royal Albert Hall
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Proms 2019 Prom 12: National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain

Prom 12
Prom 12: National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
19:30 Sat 27 Jul 2019 Royal Albert Hall
Youthful passion and illicit love collide in Prokofiev’s ballet Romeo and Juliet and the lyrical outpourings of Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto. Mark Wigglesworth conducts the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, with Nicola Benedetti as soloist.
Youthful passion and illicit love collide in Prokofiev’s ballet Romeo and Juliet and the lyrical outpourings of Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto. Mark Wigglesworth conducts the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, with Nicola Benedetti as soloist.

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About This Event

Explosive energy and enthusiasm are the hallmarks of every performance by the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, made up of the UK’s most talented musicians aged from 13 to 18. The ensemble’s annual visit to the Proms is always a festival highlight.

This year Mark Wigglesworth conducts NYOGB in a suite from Prokofiev’s passionate ballet Romeo and Juliet and they are joined by violinist Nicola Benedetti for Tchaikovsky’s warmly lyrical Violin Concerto.

The concert opens with Lera Auerbach’s bracing symphonic poem Icarus, inspired by the myth of the heroic but ill-fated son of Daedalus who flew too close to the sun.

Approx. end time: 21:55

Broadcast on BBC Four on Sunday 28 July

Image: Nicola Benedetti © Simon Fowler

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