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Prom 55: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla

A Prom in which Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla conducts the CBSO. Mozart: Overture (The Magic Flute). Hans Abrahamsen: Let me tell you. Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 4.

The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Mirga Gražinyte-Tyla play Mozart and Tchaikovsky.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny from the Royal Albert Hall on 27th August 2016.

Mozart: The Magic Flute - Overture
Hans Abrahamsen: let me tell you (London premiere)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 4 in F minor

Barbara Hannigan, soprano
City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Mirga Gražinyte-Tyla, conductor

The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra with their music director Mirga Gražinyte-Tyla. While Mozart's overture combines infectious energy with Masonic symbolism, Tchaikovsky's dramatic Fourth Symphony explores the shadow cast by Fate. Hans Abrahamsen's Grawemeyer Award-winning song-cycle for Barbara Hannigan centres on Shakespeare's Ophelia, using only words allotted to her in Hamlet.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Prom 55

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      The Magic Flute - overture

      Orchestra: CBSO Chorus. Conductor: Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla.
    • Hans Abrahamsen

      let me tell you

      Singer: Barbara Hannigan. Orchestra: CBSO Chorus. Conductor: Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla.
    • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

      Symphony No 4 in F minor

      Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla.
    • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

      The Sleeping Beauty - final variation and coda

      Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla.
  • BBC New Generation Artists

    • York Bowen

      Sonata in E flat major, Op 101

      Performer: Alec Frank-Gemmill. Performer: Simon Smith.

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