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Proms 2014 Prom 8: Pet Shop Boys

Prom 8: Pet Shop Boys
Prom 8: Pet Shop Boys
22:15 Wed 23 Jul 2014 Royal Albert Hall
Better known as the electro-pop duo the Pet Shop Boys, Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe make their Proms debut here as composers. The world premiere of their large-scale work A Man from the Future, inspired by code-breaker Alan Turing, sits alongside new orchestral arrangements of favourite Pet Shop Boys songs.
Better known as the electro-pop duo the Pet Shop Boys, Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe make their Proms debut here as composers. The world premiere of their large-scale work A Man from the Future, inspired by code-breaker Alan Turing, sits alongside new orchestral arrangements of favourite Pet Shop Boys songs.

Programme

      • Overture to 'Performance' (arr. R. Niles)(8 mins)
      • Four Songs in A minor (orch. A. Badalamenti)(20 mins)('Vocal', 'Love is a Catastrophe', 'Later Tonight', 'Rent')
      • A Man from the Future (orch. S. Helbig)(45 mins)world premiere

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About this event

The legendary Pet Shop Boys make their Proms debut in this Late Night Prom, joining the BBC Singers and BBC Concert Orchestra for the world premiere of A Man from the Future, a new piece for electronics, orchestra, choir and narrator.

The piece is inspired by the life and work of Alan Turing, who helped break the German Enigma code during the Second World War and formulated the concept of the digital computer, but was prosecuted in 1952 for his homosexuality, receiving a posthumous pardon last year. It comes as a timely homage, 60 years after Turing’s death.

The concert also includes new orchestral arrangements by renowned film composer Angelo Badalamenti of five Pet Shop Boys songs chosen by Tennant and Lowe, as well as the exuberant overture to their 1991 tour, Performance, heard live in concert for the first time.

There will be no interval

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