Under its charismatic conductor Louis Langree, the Cincinatti appears at the Proms for the
very first time in the concert series 120-year-plus history, a musical landmark indeed.
Fittingly, it opens its Proms debut concert with two pieces by American composers, First up
is Leonard Bernstein’s symphonic suite On The Waterfront, a concert version of his score
for Elia Kazan’s classic movie of the same name, starring Marlon Brando. It fell to the
young composer to put into music the danger and desolation of the docks.
It is followed by Aaron Copland’s tribute to a president, Lincoln Portrait, a musical
response and complement to the words from the great orator’s speeches. Games of Thrones actor Charles Dance is the narrator.
The second half of the programme is devoted to the ever-popular Tchaikovsky Symphony
No 5, the Russian composer’s most patriotic work, whose many melodies make reference
to other Russian music. A live, explosive performance is always an event, and this evening
promises to be especially dynamic.
|What||Prom 58: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Royal Albert Hall|
Royal Albert Hall
Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AP | MAP
|Nearest tube||South Kensington (underground)|
On 27 Aug 17, 7:45 PM – 9:50 PM
|Price||£ 6 - £60|
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