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Proms 2014 Prom 51: Free Prom – Dvořák, Grieg, Bax & Bill Whelan

Prom 51: Free Prom – Dvořák, Grieg, Bax & Bill Whelan
Prom 51: Free Prom – Dvořák, Grieg, Bax & Bill Whelan
15:00 Mon 25 Aug 2014 Royal Albert Hall
This year’s Free Prom is a Bank Holiday matinee from the Ulster Orchestra, bursting with dance rhythms and colour. A selection of Dvořák’s rustic Slavonic Dances opens the concert, and Grieg’s piano concerto with its jaunty dance-themed finale continues the mood. The evening ends in the orchestra’s musical heartland with Bax’s tone-poem Roscatha and Bill Whelan’s new Riverdance suite – adapted from his music for the ever-popular stage show.
This year’s Free Prom is a Bank Holiday matinee from the Ulster Orchestra, bursting with dance rhythms and colour. A selection of Dvořák’s rustic Slavonic Dances opens the concert, and Grieg’s piano concerto with its jaunty dance-themed finale continues the mood. The evening ends in the orchestra’s musical heartland with Bax’s tone-poem Roscatha and Bill Whelan’s new Riverdance suite – adapted from his music for the ever-popular stage show.

Programme

      • Slavonic Dance in C major, Op 46, No 1(5 mins)
      • Slavonic Dance in E minor, Op. 72 No. 2(6 mins)
      • Slavonic Dance in G minor, Op. 46 No. 8(5 mins)
      • Piano Concerto in A minor(28 mins)
      • Lyric PiecesTo the Spring, Op. 43 No. 6 (encore)
        • interval
        • Roscatha(11 mins)
        • Riverdance: A Symphonic Suite(25 mins)UK premiere

    Performers

    About this event

    This year’s Free Prom is a Bank Holiday matinee bursting with dance rhythms and colour – the perfect chance to experience the Proms for the first time.

    A trio of Dvořák’s colourful, folk-inspired Slavonic Dances opens the concert and Grieg’s Piano Concerto, with its lively dance-themed finale and Norwegian folk echoes, continues the mood; the soloist is BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist Zhang Zuo, making her Proms debut.

    The concert ends in the Ulster Orchestra’s Irish musical heartland with Bax’s tone-poem Roscatha and Bill Whelan’s new Riverdance suite – adapted from his music for the ever-popular stage show.

    Tickets for this free Prom will be available from 9am on Friday 4 July. To book your free ticket, click here.

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