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Prom 61 - Fitkin, Beethoven

A Prom in which David Robertson conducts vocal soloists, the BBC SO and Chorus. Graham Fitkin: Cello Concerto (soloist: Yo-Yo Ma). Beethoven: Symphony No 9.

With Penny Gore

Proms featured artist Yo-Yo Ma takes centre stage with a new work conceived especially for him by British composer Graham Fitkin. Then 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 massed choruses to project the finale's optimistic vision of hard-won triumph over adversity.

Presented by Martin Handley

Graham Fitkin: Cello Concerto
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D minor, 'Choral'

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).

2 hours

Music Played

  • Prom 61: BBC SO

    • Graham Fitkin

      Concerto for cello and orchestra

      Conductor: David ROBERTSON Performer: Yo Yo MA - Cello Performer: BBC S O.

    • Ludwig van Beethoven

      Symphony no. 9 in D minor Op.125 (Choral)

      Conductor: David ROBERTSON Performer: Christine BREWER - Soprano Performer: Iain PATERSON - Bass Performer: Karen CARGILL - Mezzo-soprano Performer: Toby SPENCE - Tenor Performer: BBC S O. Performer: BBC Symphony Chorus

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