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Proms 2013 Prom 1: First Night of the Proms

Prom 1: First Night of the Proms
Prom 1: First Night of the Proms
19:30 Fri 12 Jul 2013 Royal Albert Hall
The festival opens with a choir of 450 and two great portraits of the sea: Sakari Oramo conducts Vaughan Williams’s A Sea Symphony and Britten’s Four Sea Interludes as well as the world premiere of Julian Anderson’s Harmony. Pianist Stephen Hough plays Paganini variations by Rachmaninov and by featured composer Lutosławski.
The festival opens with a choir of 450 and two great portraits of the sea: Sakari Oramo conducts Vaughan Williams’s A Sea Symphony and Britten’s Four Sea Interludes as well as the world premiere of Julian Anderson’s Harmony. Pianist Stephen Hough plays Paganini variations by Rachmaninov and by featured composer Lutosławski.

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The 2013 Proms begins with a surge of natural energy in sea-inspired works by Britten and Vaughan Williams (the latter combining the 300-strong Proms Youth Choir and the BBC Symphony Chorus). A world premiere from Julian Anderson and two sets of Paganini variations by Rachmaninov and featured composer Lutosławski add pianistic stardust.

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PODCASTS AVAILABLE:

Download the BBC Symphony Orchestra's Chief Conductor Designate, Sakari Oramo, looking forward to the First Night of the Proms.

Download pianist Stephen Hough discussing the First Night of the Proms