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RECENT EVENTS - Prom 31: Elgar, Beethoven, Berlioz & Helen Grime

Saturday 9 August 2014 - 7:30 PM

Proms 2014 Prom 31 Alice Coote © Ben Ealovega

Scheduled end time: 9:45pm

Overture 'Le corsaire' 10'

Sea Pictures 23'


Helen Grime
Near Midnight 10'
London premiere

Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, 'Eroica' 47'

Alice Coote mezzo-soprano

Sir Mark Elder

The sea lies the centre of tonight's concert from Sir Mark Elder and the Hallé.

The sunshine glitters on the waves of Berlioz's swashbuckling overture Le corsaire, written while the composer was holidaying in Nice.

A celebrated Elgar champion, Elder is joined by British mezzo-soprano Alice Coote for Sea Pictures: Elgar’s only orchestral song-cycle, which ebbs and flows evocatively as it explores the fascination and fear inspired by the sea. While Helen Grime's Near Midnight explores a nocturnal theme, Beethoven created a storm of human drama in his 'Eroica' Symphony – a stirring musical meditation on heroism and valour.