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First Night of the Proms

 17 July 2015 at 7.30pm 

First Night of the Proms

Royal Albert Hall, London
Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AP
United Kingdom
020 7589 8212

Lars Vogt piano
Christopher Maltman baritone
BBC Singers
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 exotic musical retellings of the story of the Babylonian king Belshazzar include 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 – a musical taste of things to come.

Carl Nielsen : Maskarade
Gary Carpenter : Dadaville
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart : Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor
Jean Sibelius : Belshazzar's Feast – suite
William Walton : Belshazzar's Feast

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