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Prom 24

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Royal Albert HallKensington Gore, London, Greater London, SW7 2AP, United Kingdom
On Wednesday 2 August 2017 at 19:00
Festival: BBC Proms

The celebrations of John Adams’s 70th birthday continue with his Naive and Sentimental Music, conducted by its dedicatee, Esa-Pekka Salonen. A symphony in all but name, the work glows with multi-layered textures. From meditative Minimalism to intricate counterpoint in Stravinsky’s Canonic Variations on ‘Vom Himmel hoch, da komm’ ich her’ – a colourful ‘recomposition’ of Bach’s own chorale variations on the Lutheran hymn. Rising French mezzo-soprano Marianne Crebassa is the soloist in Ravel’s heady song-cycle Shéhérazade, an exotic musical fantasy of distant lands and forbidden love. 

Tickets £9.50 - £50.

Marianne Crebassa © Thomas Bartel
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