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  • Royal Albert Hall Kensington Gore London, England, SW7 United Kingdom (map)
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PROM: THE MUSIC MAKERS

Thursday 29 August 2019

Sir Andrew Davis conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus and mezzo-soprano Dame Sarah Connolly in Elgar’s last great choral work.

The Music Makers is the musical culmination of a career, drawing together quotations from many of the composer’s best-loved pieces, including the ‘Enigma’ Variations and Sea Pictures, and weaving them into a musical manifesto for the power of art.

The concert also includes Vaughan Williams’s luminous Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallisfor double string orchestra and Hugh Wood’s lyrical setting of scenes from Milton’s pastoral masque Comus.

PROGRAMME

Vaughan Williams
Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis 16’

Hugh Wood
Scenes from Comus 28’

– interval –

Elgar
The Music Makers 38’

Stacey Tappan soprano
Dame Sarah Connolly mezzo-soprano
Anthony Gregory tenor

BBC Symphony Chorus
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sir Andrew Davis conductor

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