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Prom 69 (part 1): Orff - Carmina Burana

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Live from the Royal Albert Hall in London, BBC Concert Orchestra under Keith Lockhart. Saint-Saens: Danse macabre. Guy Barker: The Lanterne of Light (with Alison Balsom: trumpet).

Trumpeter Alison Balsom joins the BBC Concert Orchestra and conductor Keith Lockhart live at the BBC Proms, which includes a newly commissioned concerto by Guy Barker.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Ian Skelly

Saint-Saëns: Danse macabre
Guy Barker: The Lanterne of Light (BBC commission: world premiere)

8.20 pm INTERVAL

8.40 pm
Orff: Carmina Burana

Charles Mutter (violin)
Alison Balsom (trumpet)
Olena Tokar (soprano)
Thomas Walker (tenor)
Benjamin Appl (baritone)
Southend Boys' Choir
Southend Girls' Choir
BBC Concert Orchestra
BBC Symphony Chorus
London Philharmonic Choir
Keith Lockhart (conductor)

This year's free Prom is an ideal opportunity to introduce family and friends to classical music. Carmina burana is as musically inventive as it is irreverent - a choral cantata based on a medieval text charting the joys, fickleness and excesses of human life. The BBC Concert Orchestra's Composer-in-Association Guy Barker provides a new concerto for trumpet virtuoso Alison Balsom and the orchestra's own Charles Mutter is the soloist in Saint-Saëns's devilish Danse macabre.

50 minutes

Last on

Sun 6 Sep 2015 19:30

Music Played

  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Danse macabre

  • Guy Barker

    The Lanterne of Light


Role Contributor
Performer BBC Concert Orchestra


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