Prom 8

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Royal Albert HallKensington Gore, London, Greater London, SW7 2AP, United Kingdom
On Wednesday 17 July 2013 at 19:30
Festival: BBC Proms
Britten’s Sinfonia da Requiem opens
a programme of testimony and
remembrance. Paul Watkins is
the soloist in Lutosławski’s bleak
and beautiful Cello Concerto,
composed for and dedicated to
Mstislav Rostropovich in a period of
violent protest and political repression in Poland.
Thomas Adès conducts the BBC Symphony
Orchestra and soloists Christianne Stotijn and
Simon Keenlyside in the world premiere of his
Totentanz, a commission in memory of Lutosławski,
which sets an anonymous 15th-century text that
accompanied a frieze destroyed when Lübeck’s
Marienkirche was bombed in the Second World
War.

Tickets £7.50 - £36.
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