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First Night of the Proms

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Categories: Broadcasts, Concerts, Festivals, New Work
Tags: bbc proms, Dalia Stasevska, First Night, Sir James MacMillan

19:30 Fri 30 Jul 2021 Royal Albert Hall

Programme

Ralph Vaughan Williams
Serenade to Music(15 mins)
Francis Poulenc
Organ Concerto(22 mins)
Sir James MacMillan
When Soft Voices Die(8 mins)BBC co-commission with Help Musicians: world premiere
Jean Sibelius
Symphony No. 2 in D major(43 mins)

Dalia Stasevska leads a First Night featuring Vaughan Williams’s ravishing Serenade to Music – written to celebrate Proms founder-conductor Henry Wood’s 50 years on the podium and premiered by him at his jubilee concert in the Royal Albert Hall in 1938. Sir James MacMillan offers a new companion piece to the Serenade and Poulenc’s Organ Concerto is a piquant foil, showcasing the instrument in a vivid play of light and shade.

Image: Dalia Stasevska © Sanna Lehto

Broadcast on BBC TV

Booking opens for this concert at 9am on Saturday 26 June. Or watch on BBC TV.

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