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First Night of the Proms

Thu 11th July 2013, 8:30pm

Live from Royal Albert Hall

The next best thing to being at the Royal Albert Hall.

The 2013 Proms begins with sea-inspired works by Britten and Vaughan Williams (the latter combining the 300-strong Proms Youth Choir and the BBC Symphony Chorus). A world premiere from Julian Anderson and two sets of Paganini variations by Rachmaninov and featured composer Lutosławski add piano stardust.

Programme

Julian Anderson
 Harmony (BBC Commission, World Premiere)
Britten Four Sea Interludes from 'Peter Grimes' 17 mins
Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini 23 mins
Lutoslawski Variations on a Theme by Paganini 8 mins
Vaughan Williams A Sea Symphony 66 mins

Performers

Sally Matthews soprano
Roderick Williams baritone
Stephen Hough piano
BBC Proms Youth Choir
BBC Symphony Chorus
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sakari Oramo conductor