3 Sep 2017, Royal Albert Hall
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Proms 2017 Prom 67: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra and Pablo Heras-Casado

Prom 67
Prom 67: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra and Pablo Heras-Casado
13:00 Sun 3 Sep 2017 Royal Albert Hall
Pablo Heras-Casado and the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra bring authentic colour to some of Mendelssohn’s best-loved works, including the overture The Hebrides and the Fifth Symphony. Isabelle Faust is the soloist for the lyrical Violin Concerto.
Pablo Heras-Casado and the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra bring authentic colour to some of Mendelssohn’s best-loved works, including the overture The Hebrides and the Fifth Symphony. Isabelle Faust is the soloist for the lyrical Violin Concerto.

Programme

      • Overture 'The Hebrides' ('Fingal's Cave')(10 mins)
      • Violin Concerto in E minor(27 mins)
        • interval
        • Symphony No 5 in D major 'Reformation'(27 mins)

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    About This Event

    The dynamic Freiburg Baroque Orchestra brings authentic period-instrument colour to three of Mendelssohn’s best-loved orchestral works in a Proms matinee directed by rising young conductor Pablo Heras-Casado.

    Violinist Isabelle Faust makes her second appearance this season, as soloist in Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto – the composer’s last completed orchestral work, and perhaps the loveliest of all the Romantic violin concertos.

    The 500th anniversary of the Reformation continues to be marked with Mendelssohn’s Fifth Symphony, whose final movement quotes movingly from Luther’s chorale ‘Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott’, while the concert opens with the composer’s glorious overture The Hebrides, inspired by a visit to Fingal’s Cave on the Scottish Isle of Staffa.

    Image: Pablo Heras-Casado © Fernando Sancho

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