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The Sunday Prom: China Philharmonic Orchestra

Featuring a trumpet concerto by Chinese composer Qigang Chen, alongside music by Elgar and Tchaikovsky. Plus, a piano concerto by Liszt and Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition.

History in the making at the opening concert in a series of Sunday nights at the BBC Proms with the first ever visit from the China Philharmonic Orchestra. Founded in 2000, the orchestra has made its mark in a country where the appetite for classical music keeps growing and growing.

Star soloist Alison Balsom joins the orchestra and conductor Long Yu for a new trumpet concerto by Chinese composer Qigang Chen, alongside music by Elgar and Tchaikovsky. There is also a spectacular piano concerto by Liszt performed by rising young virtuoso Haochen Zhang, all culminating in Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition. Presented by Katie Derham.

2 hours, 15 minutes

Music Played

  • Edward Elgar

    Pomp and Circumstance March No. 4 in G major (BBC Proms 2014)

    Orchestra: China Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Fantasy-Overture 'Romeo and Juliet'

    Orchestra: China Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • Franz Liszt

    Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat major (BBC Proms 2014)

    Orchestra: China Philharmonic Orchestra. Performer: Haochen Zhang.
  • Qigang Chen

    Joie eternelle (BBC co-commission: UK premiere) (BBC Proms 2014)

    Orchestra: China Philharmonic Orchestra. Performer: Alison Balsom.
  • Modest Mussorgsky

    Pictures at an Exhibition (BBC Proms 2014)

    Orchestra: China Philharmonic Orchestra.

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Katie Derham
Producer Peter Jones
Director John Kirby
Orchestra China Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor Yong Lu
Musician Alison Balsom
Musician Haochen Zhang

Broadcast

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