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From the Royal Albert Hall, London. Soloist Yo-Yo Ma joins the BBC Symphony Orchestra under David Robertson for a performance of Graham Fitkin's Cello Concerto.


Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

Featured artist Yo-Yo Ma takes centre stage with a new work conceived especially for him by British composer Graham Fitkin. After the interval, the BBC SO's Principal Guest Conductor, David Robertson, directs the traditional annual Proms performance of Beethoven's Ninth, perhaps the richest, most provocative statement in the symphonic canon. An impressive team of soloists joins the BBC Symphony Chorus to project the finale's optimistic vision of hard-won triumph over adversity.

Graham Fitkin: Cello Concerto

Christine Brewer (soprano)
Karen Cargill (mezzo-soprano)
Toby Spence (tenor)
Iain Paterson (bass-baritone)

BBC Symphony Chorus
Philharmonia Chorus
BBC Symphony Orchestra
David Robertson (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Friday 2 September at 2.30pm.

35 minutes

Last on

Wed 31 Aug 2011 19:30

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  • Graham Fitkin

    Concerto for cello and orchestra

    Conductor: David Robertson Performer: Yo Yo Ma - Cello Performer: BBC Symphony Orchestra


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