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RECENT EVENTS - Prom 55: Tchaikovsky, Debussy & Unsuk Chin

Wednesday 27 August 2014 - 7:30 PM

Proms 2014 Prom 55 Wu Wei © Elsa Thorpe

Scheduled end time: 9:50pm

Debussy
La mer 25'

Unsuk Chin
Šu 19'

interval

Tchaikovsky
Symphony No. 6 in B minor, 'Pathétique' 47'

Wu Wei sheng

Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra
Myung-Whun Chung
conductor

Myung-Whun Chung makes his first Proms appearance as Music Director of the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, which makes its own Proms debut as one of our series of global orchestras.

They bring with them the sounds of South Korea in a concerto for sheng (traditional reed mouth organ) and orchestra written by their compatriot Unsuk Chin – a sonic game between soloist and orchestra.

Chin's evocative textures are framed by the sensuous richness of Debussy's La mer, capturing the sea in all its moods, and Tchaikovsky's final symphony, with its elusive but turbulent narrative.