About This Event
The Shanghai Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Long Yu make their first appearance at the Proms.
They are joined by Eric Lu, winner of the 2018 Leeds International Piano Competition, for Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23 with its quasioperatic humour and wistful slow movement.
The programme also includes Chinese composer Qigang Chen’s evocative tone-poem The Five Elements and Rachmaninov’s triptych of Symphonic Dances: a passionate Allegro, an uneasy waltz and, finally, a ferocious dance of death.
We will be trialling the LiveNote web app at Prom 57, allowing you to receive bite-sized programme notes on your smartphone or tablet during the performance, synced to the music. To launch the app please click on the link above.
Approx. end time: 13.00
Broadcast on BBC Four on Friday 6 September
Image: Eric Lu © Janice Carissa