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Prom 50

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Royal Albert HallKensington Gore, London, Greater London, SW7 2AP, United Kingdom
On Monday 21 August 2017 at 19:30
Festival: BBC Proms

The CBSO and Mirga Gražinyte-Tyla explore the theme of political and artistic freedom. Beethoven’s Leonore overture No. 3, written for his rescue opera Fidelio, celebrates the triumph of truth over tyranny in music of radiant beauty, while his Fifth Symphony rewrites the rules for the Classical symphony. In his new work, maverick composer Gerald Barry is inspired by revolutionary events in Canada’s history, also setting the text from Fidelio’s Prisoners’ Chorus; and violinist Leila Josefowicz amps up the drama in the fierce brilliance of Stravinsky’s neo-Classical concerto.  

Tickets £7.50 - £40.

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