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BBC Proms Dubai 2019 - The First Night

The BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Ben Gernon at Dubai Opera. Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet, Bushra El-Turk's Tmesis and Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto with soloist Karen Gomyo.

The BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Ben Gernon at Dubai Opera. Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet, Bushra El-Turk's Tmesis and Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto with soloist Karen Gomyo.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny
Recorded at Dubai Opera on Tuesday 19th March 2019.

Bushra El-Turk: Tmesis
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D Op.35

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Interval

8.25
Prokofiev: Romeo & Juliet Suites 1 & 2 (excerpts)

Karen Gomyo (violin)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Ben Gernon (conductor)

After the artistic and community-building triumphs of the BBC Proms Dubai 2017, the biennial festival returns in 2019 with as ambitious a line-up. The First Night juxtaposes the dramatic and brilliant colours of Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet ballet suites with the evergreen lyricism of Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto. The violin soloist is Karen Gomyo, whose recent performance of the concerto in Houston was described as ' positively luxuriating in Tchaikovsky’s melodies. She molded their contours sleekly and lingered over their most expressive turns of phrase.'

Tmesis is a work by Bushra El-Turk, the London-based composer with Lebanese roots who enjoys combining Western and Eastern musical idioms in her music. Tmesis, its Greek title, describes a word interrupted by another word, a phrase interrupted by another phrase, and in this orchestral opener El Turk promises to pack her music with inspired disruptions.

2 hours, 28 minutes

Music Played

  • Bushra El-Turk

    Tmesis (world premiere)

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Ben Gernon.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Violin Concerto in D Op.35

    Performer: Karen Gomyo. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Ben Gernon.
  • Vesa Tuomi

    Tango - On the Shore

    Performer: Johanna Juhola. Performer: Timo Alakotila.
  • Johanna Juhola

    The First Tango of the Spring

    Performer: Johanna Juhola. Performer: Timo Alakotila.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Romeo and Juliet Suite No.2 (excerpts)

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Ben Gernon.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Romeo and Juliet Suite No.1 Op.64

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Ben Gernon.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Nutcracker -Trepak

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Ben Gernon.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    String Quartet No 3 in E flat minor, Op 30

    Performer: Yuri Yurov. Performer: Mikhail Milman. Ensemble: Borodin Quartet.
    • Tchaikovsky: String Quartets Nos. 1-3, Souvenir De Florence.
    • Teldec.
    • 5.
  • Alexander Scriabin

    Sonata No. 5, Op.53

    Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy.
    • Decca.

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