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Prom 49: European Union Youth Orchestra and Gianandrea Noseda perform Tchaikovsky, Chopin and Zubel

Live at BBC Proms: European Union Youth Orchestra and Gianandrea Noseda in Tchaikovsky's Symphony No 5, Chopin's Piano Concerto No 2 and the UK premiere of Agata Zubel's Fireworks.

Live at BBC Proms: European Union Youth Orchestra and Gianandrea Noseda in Tchaikovsky's Symphony No 5, Chopin's Piano Concerto No 2 and the UK premiere of Agata Zubel's Fireworks.

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

Agata Zubel: Fireworks (UK premiere)
Chopin: Piano Concerto No 2 in F minor

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Interval: Agenda Gender
This year, music festivals around Europe signed up to a scheme designed 'to transform the music industry for current and future generations'. With the help of artistic administrators and musicians, including members of the EUYO and composer Agata Zubel, Hannah Conway explores the PRS Foundation's 'Keychange', an initiative which seeks to redress male dominance in music.

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Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 5 in E minor

Seong-Jin Cho (piano)
European Union Youth Orchestra
Gianandrea Noseda (conductor)

The UK premiere of Agata Zubel's Fireworks is a celebration of freedom and of the present moment, written to mark the 100th anniversary of Polish independence.

The Polish theme continues in Chopin's lyrical and much-loved Second Piano Concerto, with the winner of the 2015 International Chopin Competition, Seong-Jin Cho, making his Proms debut.

In the second half, Gianandrea Noseda and the European Union Youth Orchestra turn up the intensity with one of the great Romantic symphonies, Tchaikovsky's stirring Fifth.

2 hours, 15 minutes

Music Played

  • Agata Zubel

    Fireworks

    Orchestra: European Union Youth Orchestra. Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Piano Concerto No 2 in F minor

    Performer: Seong-Jin Cho. Orchestra: European Union Youth Orchestra.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Symphony No 5 in E minor

    Orchestra: European Union Youth Orchestra. Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda.

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