The first ever free main-evening Prom celebrates the bicentenary of the Royal Philharmonic Society with a new work by Mark-Anthony Turnage and a performance of the society’s most famous commission for choir and orchestra – Beethoven’s boundary-breaking ‘Choral’ Symphony. Youth choirs from the UK and Ireland, including from Derry-Londonderry, UK City of Culture 2013, join the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and principal conductor Vasily Petrenko.
Vaughan Williams: 'Toward the Unknown Region'
Mark-Anthony Turnage : 'Frieze' ( BBC co-commission
with the Royal Philharmonic Society and the New York Philharmonic;
Beethoven: Symphony No 9 in D minor ('Choral')
Lisa Milne (soprano)
Jennifer Johnston (mezzo-soprano)
Toby Spence (tenor)
Gerald Finley (baritone)
Irish Youth Chamber Choir
National Youth Choir of Great Britain
National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
Vasily Petrenko conductor
(Note: Tickets to this free Prom will be available from 9am on Friday 28 June. You can purchase up to four tickets per booking for this Prom.)
(Note: at 5.45pm at the Royal College of Music there is a Proms Plus Intro event. Helen Wallace and Amanda Glauert discuss Beethoven's Symphony No 9 and its link with the Royal Philharmonic Society.)