Prom 1: First Night of the Proms
19:30 Friday 17 Jul 2015, Royal Albert Hall
overture (5 mins)
BBC commission: world premiere (6 mins)
Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor (31 mins)
Belshazzar’s Feast – suite (16 mins)
Belshazzar’s Feast (34 mins)
Lars Vogt piano
Christopher Maltman baritone
BBC National Chorus of Wales
BBC Symphony Chorus
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sakari Oramo conductor
Two Nordic anniversaries launch this year’s BBC Proms: Denmark’s Carl Nielsen and Finland’s Jean Sibelius both celebrate their 150th-birthday years. Two musical retellings of the story of the Babylonian king Belshazzar are included in the first of this summer’s feast of choral works. Celebrated German pianist Lars Vogt is soloist in the first of six late great Mozart piano concertos, and British composer Gary Carpenter spearheads the 32 premieres this season .
If you would like to find out more about the Prom or buy a ticket, visit the Proms website here
London Visitors is the official blog for the Visiting London Guide.com website. The website was developed to bring practical advice and latest up to date news and reviews of events in London.
Since our launch , we have attracted thousands of readers each month, the site is constantly updated.
We have sections on Museums and Art Galleries, Transport, Food and Drink, Places to Stay, Security, Music, Sport, Books and many more.
There are also hundreds of links to interesting articles on our blog.
To find out more visit the website here