Proms 2022
11 Aug 2021, Royal Albert Hall
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Proms 2021 Stravinsky from Memory

Prom 14a
Stravinsky from Memory
15:30 Wed 11 Aug 2021 Royal Albert Hall
The Aurora Orchestra returns to the Proms for Stravinsky’s colourful The Firebird suite – performed from memory – joined by Pavel Kolesnikov for Rachmaninov’s popular Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini.
The Aurora Orchestra returns to the Proms for Stravinsky’s colourful The Firebird suite – performed from memory – joined by Pavel Kolesnikov for Rachmaninov’s popular Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini.

Programme

      • Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini(23 mins)
      • Tom Service and Nicholas Collon introduce Stravinsky’s ‘The Firebird’ suite(20 mins)
      • The Firebird Suite(31 mins)(1945)

Performers

About This Event

Nicholas Collon and the Aurora Orchestra’s from-memory performances have become a thrilling recent fixture of the Proms. Now, following symphonies by Beethoven, Brahms, Shostakovich and Berlioz, they tackle their most audacious challenge yet: a complete performance of the colourful 1945 suite from Stravinsky’s ballet The Firebird. Russian fairy tales and folk melodies collide with Stravinsky’s bold musical modernism to create a memorable score. Radio 3 presenter Tom Service introduces the work from the stage, exploring its textures and themes and dismantling its intricate musical narrative with the help of Collon and his musicians. The concert opens with another Russian classic: Rachmaninov’s virtuosic Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, with former BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist Pavel Kolesnikov as soloist.

Broadcast on BBC TV

Image: Nicholas Collon © Chris Christodolou

This concert is repeated at 8.00pm.

Part of

Proms 2021