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Prom 56: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and Andrew Litton

Thursday 27 August 2015 - 7:30 PM

Andrew Litton © Steve J Sherman

Approximate end time: 9:30pm

Presented by:

Ørjan Matre
preSage c12'
world premiere of this version

Mendelssohn
Violin Concerto in E minor 26'

interval

Alissa Firsova
Bergen's Bonfire c10'
world premiere

Stravinsky The Rite of Spring 33'

Alina Ibragimova violin

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
Andrew Litton
conductor

Is there a better-known or better-loved violin concerto than Mendelssohn's? Following her two solo Late Night Proms, and Proms Saturday Matinee appearance with Apollo's Fire, violinist Alina Ibragimova returns to perform this inventive and charming work, with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra.

They bring with them music by the young Norwegian Ørjan Matre and a new work by Russian-British composer Alissa Firsova inspired by Norse mythology.

This season's series of three Stravinsky ballets written for the Ballets Russes reaches its conclusion with The Rite of Spring, as ferocious and exhilarating a musical assualt now as it was at its notorious Paris premiere over a century ago.

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