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BBC Proms: Romeo and Juliet

Royal Albert Hall
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Violinist Jennifer Koh with her instrument.

Artists

Santtu-Matias Rouvali – conductor
Jennifer Koh – violin

Programme

Tchaikovsky Swan Lake (suite) Listen

Missy Mazzoli Violin Concerto, 'Procession'

— Interval —

Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet (excerpts) Listen

Enchantment, potions, and deep emotions suddenly transforming into passionate music. And it’s not just the star-cross’d lovers of Prokofiev’s great Shakespearean ballet score. Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake is a story of love blossoming under the shadow of a dark magic. Missy Mazzoli’s new Violin Concerto, ‘Procession’, meanwhile, casts the soloist (in the composer’s words) ‘as a soothsayer, sorcerer, healer and pied piper’, playing music that begins with medieval charms and ends by reaching for the sky. It’s played tonight by its dedicatee Jennifer Koh, with the Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Santtu Matias-Rouvali, at the end of his first (critically acclaimed) season as Music Director.

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Prices

Seats £9.50 to £52.00 (plus booking fee)

 

Running time:
Approximately 2 hrs

Recommended age

From 7+

Box office

BBC Proms:

Royal Albert Hall Box Office on 020 7070 4441

During the Prom season (15 July until 10 September), the phone lines will be open 9am – 8pm. Outside of these dates, opening times will vary.

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