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Prom 41: Aurora Orchestra

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Royal Albert HallKensington Gore, London, Greater London, SW7 2AP, United Kingdom
Dates/times in London time zone
Festival: BBC Proms
Alexandra WoodViolin
Stevie WishartHurdy-gurdy
Aurora Orchestra
Nicholas CollonConductor

Admired by Schumann for its ‘Grecian light and grace’, Mozart’s evergreen Symphony No. 40 combines rhythmic verve and dance-like elegance, streaked with stormy drama. For a performance in Vienna, the composer added parts for two clarinets – an instrument at the time still largely absent from the orchestra. Bulgarian-born Dobrinka Tabakova goes one further in her recent Spinning a Yarn, in which the rustic hurdy-gurdy takes a solo role alongside the violin. Benedict Mason experiments with much more besides in his BBC commission, Meld – at once an enigma and a spectacle, that confounds what we think of as an orchestra, of a concert, and even of music itself. Prepare to be surprised …!

Seats £14 to £18 (plus booking fee). 

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