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Prom 6: Vaughan Williams and Tippett – Full Fourths

Royal Albert HallKensington Gore, London, Greater London, SW7 2AP, United Kingdom
Dates/times in London time zone
Tuesday 19 July 202219:00
Festival: BBC Proms
BBC Philharmonic
Omer Meir WellberConductor

British music: it isn’t always what you think. Written as Europe lurched towards war, Vaughan Williams’s volcanic Fourth Symphony is a mighty cry of protest and rage, expressed in music that burns itself into the soul. A generation later in the Cold War, Michael Tippett began his final symphony with the most primal of sounds – a human breath. This isn’t so much a symphony as a whole life, in all its rapture, its chaos and its teeming, tumultuous beauty. The BBC Philharmonic has been making critical waves under its Chief Conductor Omer Meir Wellber, and it’s hard to imagine a programme better suited to their signature blend of passion and precision. 

£8.50–£42 (plus booking fee)

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