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Prom 40 repeat: Joshua Bell and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields.

Joshua Bell and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields in Beethoven, Bridge and Mendelssohn at the Royal Albert Hall. Bell is the soloist in Saint-Saens's Violin Concerto No 3.

Afternoon Concert with Penny Gore

Another chance to hear Joshua Bell and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields play Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream overture, Beethoven’s graceful Fourth Symphony and Frank Bridge's elegiac Lament. Bell himself is the soloist in Saint-Saëns’s Third Violin Concerto.

Presented by Kate Molleson at the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream – overture
Saint‐Saëns: Violin Concerto No 3 in B minor

2.45pm: Interval
Proms Plus - Marking the centenary of the end of the First World War, historians Saul David and Laura Rowe discuss the sinking of the RMS Lusitania and the effect that this terrible tragedy had on American public opinion about the conflict. Presented by New Generation Thinker Anindya Raychaudhuri.

3.05pm:
Bridge: Lament
Beethoven: Symphony No 4 in B flat major

Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Joshua Bell, director/violin

Followed by a selection of recordings from this week's Proms Artists.

The Academy of St Martin in the Fields returns to the Proms with director and soloist Joshua Bell in a wide-ranging programme, rich in melody and narrative.

Saint-Saëns’s Third Violin Concerto is the Romantic display concerto par excellence but shares its light-footed musical grace with Beethoven’s Fourth Symphony and Mendelssohn’s overture.

Bridge’s Lament is an elegy for those who died following the torpedoing of the RMS Lusitania.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Felix Mendelssohn

    A Midsummer Night's Dream - overture

    Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Director: Joshua Bell.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Violin Concerto No.3 in B minor

    Performer: Joshua Bell.
  • Frank Bridge

    Lament (Catherine, aged 9, 'Lusitania' 1915)

    Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Director: Joshua Bell.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No.4 in B flat major

    Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Director: Joshua Bell.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    The Four Seasons

    Performer: Pekka Kuusisto. Ensemble: Virtuosi di Kuhmo.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Five Pieces, Op.81

    Performer: Pekka Kuusisto. Performer: Heini Kärkkäinen.
  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Allez, Jeune Guerrier (Dardanus)

    Performer: Magdelana Kozena. Ensemble: Les Musiciens du Louvre.

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