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Prom 10

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Royal Albert HallKensington Gore, London, Greater London, SW7 2AP, United Kingdom
On Saturday 22 July 2017 at 19:30
Festival: BBC Proms
Strauss, Richard (1864-1949)Metamorphosen
Beethoven, Ludwig van (1770-1827)Tom Service and Nicholas Collon introduce Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3, with live excerpts
Beethoven, Ludwig van (1770-1827)Symphony no. 3 in E flat major "Eroica", Op.55
Tom ServicePresenter
Aurora Orchestra
Nicholas CollonConductor

No symphony pulses more vigorously with the rhythms of political protest than Beethoven's "Eroica" whose defiant opening chords mark the arrival of the Romantic Symphony. In their novel introduction, Radio 3’s Tom Service and conductor Nicholas Collon dismantle and reassemble this groundbreaking work, with the help of live excerpts, before the Aurora Orchestra gets under the skin of the work by performing the complete symphony – from memory. The concert opens with Richard Strauss’s 1945 Metamorphosen. Scored for 23 solo strings, this ecstatic, elegiac work closes with an ‘Eroica’ quotation that mourns the devastation brought about by another, even darker, political regime. 

Tickets £7.50 - £40.

Nicholas Collon conducts the Aurora Orchestra © BBC | Sarah Jeynes
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