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RECENT EVENTS - Prom 51: Free Prom - Dvorak, Grieg, Bax & Bill Whelan

Monday 25 August 2014 - 3:00 PM

Proms 2014 Prom 51 Zhang Zuo © Columbia Artists Music

Scheduled end time: 5:15pm

Dvořák
Slavonic Dance in C major, Op. 46/1 5'

Slavonic Dance in E minor, Op. 72/2 6'

Slavonic Dance in G minor, Op. 46/8 5'

Grieg
Piano Concerto in A minor 28'

interval

Bax
Roscatha 11'

Bill Whelan
Riverdance: A Symphonic Suite 25'
UK premiere

Zhang Zuo piano

Ulster Orchestra
Jac van Steen conductor

This year's Free Prom is a Bank Holiday matinee bursting with dance rhythms and colour – the perfect chance to experience the Proms for the first time.

A trio of Dvořák's colourful, folk-inspired Slavonic Dances opens the concert and Grieg's Piano Concerto, with its lively dance-themed finale and Norwegian folk echoes, continues the mood; the soloist is BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist Zhang Zuo, making her Proms debut.

The concert ends in the Ulster Orchestra's Irish musical heartland with Bax's tone-poem Roscatha and Bill Whelan's new Riverdance suite – adapted from his music for the ever-popular stage show.