Proms 2014

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Proms 2014 Calendar

  • Mon 8 Sep 2014

    • 13:00
      Cadogan Hall

      This year’s focus on William Walton wouldn’t be complete without his witty, genre-bending ‘entertainment’ Façade. Shostakovich is also seen here at his most whimsical. Arranged from the composer’s earlier film scores, the Four Waltzes range from the good-humoured ‘Spring Waltz’, to the faux naïf ‘Waltz-Scherzo’ and the charmingly kitsch ‘Barrel Organ Waltz’.

      This year’s focus on William Walton wouldn’t be complete without his witty, genre-bending ‘entertainment’ Façade. Shostakovich is also seen here at his most whimsical. Arranged from the composer’s earlier film scores, the Four Waltzes range from the good-humoured ‘Spring Waltz’, to the faux naïf ‘Waltz-Scherzo’ and the charmingly kitsch ‘Barrel Organ Waltz’.

      Programme

      Proms Chamber Music 8: Walton – Façade
    • 17:15
      Royal College of Music

      Also part of
      Proms Plus
      Proms Plus Literary
    • 19:00
      Royal Albert Hall

      Completing this year’s cycle of Brahms symphonies, the Cleveland Orchestra returns with the composer’s Symphony No. 2 – an open-hearted score of great warmth and appeal. By contrast, Brahms’s Tragic Overture lives up to its name with turbulent intensity. The concert is completed by Jörg Widmann’s Teufel Amor, a musical account of the contradictions, tensions and resolutions of love.

      Completing this year’s cycle of Brahms symphonies, the Cleveland Orchestra returns with the composer’s Symphony No. 2 – an open-hearted score of great warmth and appeal. By contrast, Brahms’s Tragic Overture lives up to its name with turbulent intensity. The concert is completed by Jörg Widmann’s Teufel Amor, a musical account of the contradictions, tensions and resolutions of love.

      Programme

      Prom 69: Cleveland Orchestra
    • 22:15
      Royal Albert Hall

      On Sir Peter Maxwell Davies’s 80th birthday, the Proms pays tribute in a concert of works selected by the composer himself. The concert overture Ebb of Winter captures the rugged beauty of Davies’s Orkney home. We see a different side of island life in the joyous ebullience of his Orkney Wedding, with Sunrise; the virtuosic fourth Strathclyde Concerto, for clarinet and orchestra, completes the concert.

      On Sir Peter Maxwell Davies’s 80th birthday, the Proms pays tribute in a concert of works selected by the composer himself. The concert overture Ebb of Winter captures the rugged beauty of Davies’s Orkney home. We see a different side of island life in the joyous ebullience of his Orkney Wedding, with Sunrise; the virtuosic fourth Strathclyde Concerto, for clarinet and orchestra, completes the concert.

      Programme

          • Concert Overture 'Ebb of Winter'(18 mins)London premiere
          • Strathclyde Concerto No. 4(27 mins)
          • An Orkney Wedding, with Sunrise(14 mins)

      Performers

      Prom 70: Sir Peter Maxwell Davies Birthday Concert
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