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RECENT EVENTS - Prom 33: National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain

Sunday 10 August 2014 - 7:45 PM

Proms 2014 Prom 33 Edward Gardner © Ben Ealovega

Scheduled end time: 10:00pm

Petrushka (1911 version) 35'

Piano Concerto No. 1 in D flat major 16'


Sir Harrison Birtwistle
Sonance Severance 2000 3'

Concerto for Orchestra 28'

Louis Schwizgebel piano
National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
Edward Gardner

The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain makes its annual visit to the Proms with a fiery and virtuosic programme of 20th-century orchestral showpieces, conducted by Proms regular Edward Gardner.

A Russian first half sees BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist Louis Schwizgebel take the lead in Prokofiev's youthful First Piano Concerto. Written while the composer was still a student, it brims with the same audacious energy that pulses through Stravinsky's great ballet Petrushka.

Lutosławski's vivacious Concerto for Orchestra closes the evening with still more primary-coloured, folkloric brilliance and drama.