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Proms 2019 Prom 53: Elgar's The Music Makers

Prom 53
Prom 53: Elgar's The Music Makers
19:00 Thu 29 Aug 2019 Royal Albert Hall

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Sir Andrew Davis conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus and mezzo-soprano Dame Sarah Connolly in Elgar’s last great choral work.

The Music Makers is the musical culmination of a career, drawing together quotations from many of the composer’s best-loved pieces, including the ‘Enigma’ Variations and Sea Pictures, and weaving them into a musical manifesto for the power of art.

The concert also includes Vaughan Williams’s luminous Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis for double string orchestra and Hugh Wood’s lyrical setting of scenes from Milton’s pastoral masque Comus.

Approx. end time: 21:00

Image: Sir Andrew Davis © Lucas Dawson Photography

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