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Proms 2017 Prom 28: National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain

Prom 28
Prom 28: National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
19:30 Sat 5 Aug 2017 Royal Albert Hall
Hear the UK’s finest young musical talent in a vibrant programme conducted by Thomas Adès. Two vast sonic soundscapes open a programme that climaxes in Stravinsky’s thrilling The Rite of Spring, with its frenzied rhythms and provocative harmonies.
Hear the UK’s finest young musical talent in a vibrant programme conducted by Thomas Adès. Two vast sonic soundscapes open a programme that climaxes in Stravinsky’s thrilling The Rite of Spring, with its frenzied rhythms and provocative harmonies.

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Hear some of the UK's finest young musical talent, directed by composer and conductor Thomas Adès, in a bold programme of works that push the orchestra to its technical and sonic limits.

Adès's own Polaris, subtitled 'A Voyage for Orchestra', takes inspiration from the North Star, conjuring a vast interstellar landscape that unfolds from a simple piano theme into a massive sonic spiral.

Francisco Coll’s Mural, tonight receiving its London premiere, is another richly textured, large-scale work – a ‘grotesque symphony, in which Dionysus meets Apollo’. The concert’s climax is Stravinsky’s ballet score The Rite of Spring, whose frenzied rhythms and provocative harmonies prompted a legendary riot at its Paris premiere.

Live on Radio 3. On TV Sunday 6 August 19:00, BBC Four.

Image: Thomas Adès © Brian Voce

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