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Prom 01 (part 1): First Night of the Proms

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The First Night of the Proms, with the BBC Symphony Orchestra under Sakari Oramo. Nielsen: Nielsen: Overture (Maskarade). Gary Carpenter: Dadaville. Mozart: Piano Concerto No 20.

The BBC Symphony Orchestra with conductor Sakari Oramo in Nielsen, Mozart, Sibelius and Walton launch this year's BBC Proms.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Nielsen: Overture to Maskarade
Gary Carpenter: Dadaville (BBC commission: world premiere)
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.20 in D minor, K466

8.30pm Interval

8.50pm
Sibelius: Belshazzar's Feast suite
Walton: Belshazzar's Feast

Lars Vogt (piano)
Christopher Maltman (baritone)
BBC Singers
BBC National Chorus of Wales
BBC Symphony Chorus
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sakari Oramo (conductor)

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London. Lars Vogt, Christopher Maltman, BBC Symphony Orchestra and Sakari Oramo launch this year's BBC Proms.
Two Nordic anniversaries launch this year's BBC Proms: Denmark's Carl Nielsen and Finland's Jean Sibelius both celebrate their 150th-birthday years.
Two exotic musical retellings of the story of the Babylonian king Belshazzar include the first of this summer's feast of choral works.
Celebrated German pianist Lars Vogt is soloist in the first of six late great Mozart piano concertos, and British composer Gary Carpenter spearheads the 32 premieres this season - a musical taste of things to come.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Last on

Fri 17 Jul 2015 19:30

Music Played

  • Carl Nielsen

    Maskarade

    Orchestra: Sakari Oramo. Conductor: BBC Symphony Orchestra.
  • Gary Carpenter

    Dadaville (BBC commission: world premiere)

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Piano Concerto No.20 in D minor, K466

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.

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Role Contributor
Performer BBC Symphony Orchestra

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