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Proms 2012 Prom 29: National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain

Prom 29: National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
Prom 29: National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
19:30 Sat 4 Aug 2012 Royal Albert Hall
Curve-ball pieces from Varèse and Anna Meredith and Messiaen’s ecstatic Turangalîla Symphony from the National Youth Orchestra.
Curve-ball pieces from Varèse and Anna Meredith and Messiaen’s ecstatic Turangalîla Symphony from the National Youth Orchestra.

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Messiaen’s ecstatic, Eastern-influenced celebration of love is framed by a BBC commission from one of America’s rising talents and Anna Meredith’s acclaimed tour de force of clapping, stamping, singing and body percussion, first performed earlier this year by NYO members and commissioned for the PRS for Music Foundation's New Music 20x12 programme as part of the Cultural Olympiad.

Varèse’s Tuning Up is a tongue-in-cheek parody based on the familiar orchestral strains usually heard on stage only before the conductor arrives.

 

Discover the Music Download a short audio guide published on the day about a key work in tonight’s Prom: Andrew McGregor talks about Messiaen's Turangalila.

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