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First Night of the Proms - Part 1

BBC Proms 2017 kicks off at the Royal Albert Hall with Beethoven's Third Piano Concerto performed by Igor Levit. The concert also includes a new work by Tom Coult.

BBC Proms 2017 kicks off in style tonight at the Royal Albert Hall. Beethoven's dramatic Third Piano Concerto is performed by star soloist Igor Levit with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and conductor Edward Gardner. This opening concert of the world's biggest music festival also includes a raucous new work by Tom Coult, St John's Dance, the first of 13 world premieres at Proms 2017. Presented by Katie Derham.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Tom Coult

    St John’s Dance

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Edward Gardner.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Concerto No 3 in C minor

    Performer: Igor Levit. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra.

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