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The ten pieces range from the baroque to the contemporary. Earliest on offer is Handel’s rousing choral anthem Zadok the Priest. There will be extracts from Mozart’s Horn Concerto and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5. Mussorgksy’s tone poem Night on Bare Mountain and Grieg’s rollicking Hall of the Mountain King will represent high romanticism, while Holst’s Mars will showcase that movement’s late grandeur.
Two modern classics – Britten’s Storm Interlude from Peter Grimes and Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite – will be played alongside John Adams’ post-minimalist Short Ride in a Fast Machine. Finally, the talented British contemporary composer Anna Meredith’s Connect It, commissioned specially for the scheme, will feature its London premiere. As an introduction to the depth and range of the canon, as well as a run-through of spectacular ‘hit’ moments, the Ten Piece Proms should succeed on every level.
Seating for these concerts has sold out, but £5 Promming tickets will be available on both days.
|What||Proms 2 & 3: Ten Piece Prom, Royal Albert Hall|
|Where||Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AP | MAP|
|Nearest tube||South Kensington (underground)|
On 18 Jul 15, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
On 19 Jul 15, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
|Website||Click here to book via the Royal Albert Hall|