Main content

Prom 46: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Live at the BBC Proms. The CBSO, conducted by Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, perform music by Weinberg, Howell, Knussen and, with cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Elgar's Cello Concerto.

Live at BBC Proms: CBSO and Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla perform music by Weinberg, Howell and Knussen, and are joined by cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason in Elgar's cello concerto.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Andrew McGregor

Dorothy Howell:
Lamia
(Henry Wood Novelties: world premiere, 1919)

Elgar:
Cello Concerto in E minor

c.8.15pm:
Interval: An exploration of the life and work of Mieczysław Weinberg with musicologists Erik Levi and Daniel Elphick, presented by Hannah Conway.

c.8.35pm:
Knussen:
The Way to Castle Yonder

Weinberg:
Symphony No. 3
(London premiere)

Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cello
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, conductor

The CBSO and Music Director Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla celebrate the centenary of Mieczysław Weinberg the man Shostakovich hailed as ‘one of the most outstanding composers’ of his day – with a rare performance of his Symphony No. 3, a work that combines folk melodies and dances with confessional urgency.

That intensity is shared by Elgar’s passionate Cello Concerto, performed here by 2016 BBC Young Musician winner Sheku Kanneh-Mason.

The concert opens with Dorothy Howell’s radiant tone-poem Lamia (first performed, like Elgar’s concerto, 100 years ago) and also includes The Way to Castle Yonder, a suite from the much-missed Oliver Knussen’s opera Higglety Pigglety Pop!

23 hours left to listen

2 hours, 29 minutes

Music Played

  • Dorothy Howell

    Lamia

    Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Mirga Gražinytė‐Tyla.
  • Edward Elgar

    Cello Concerto in E minor

    Performer: Sheku Kanneh-Mason. Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
  • Mieczyslaw Weinberg

    Prelude No. 18

    Performer: Sheku Kanneh-Mason.
  • Oliver Knussen

    The Way to Castle Yonder

    Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Mirga Gražinytė‐Tyla.
  • Mieczysław Weinberg

    Symphony No 3

    Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Mirga Gražinytė‐Tyla.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Brandenburg Concerto No 3 in G major, BWV 1048

    Performer: Sebastian Breuninger. Orchestra: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig. Conductor: Riccardo Chailly.
    • Bach: Brandenburg Concertos.
    • Decca.
    • 8-10.

Broadcast

Featured in...

The home of classical music and the Proms on the BBC

The home of classical music and the Proms on the BBC

Every Proms concert is broadcast live on Radio 3 - don't miss a single one.