. Interchanging Idioms: Tiddley-om-Prom-Prom: Summer with the London Philharmonic Orchestra

Monday, July 12, 2010

Tiddley-om-Prom-Prom: Summer with the London Philharmonic Orchestra

Don't miss the London Philharmonic Orchestra's two appearances at this summer's BBC Proms.

Sunday 15 August
Julia Fischer joins the Orchestra for an all-Russian affair, conducted by Principal Conductor, Vladimir Jurowski

Mussorgsky, arr. Rimsky-Korsakov A Night on the Bare Mountain
Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor
Scriabin Rêverie
Prokofiev Symphony No. 3 in C Minor

Vladimir Jurowski and the LPO perform a dynamic, all-Russian programme.

Julia Fischer returns to play Shostakovich's long-suppressed Violin Concerto, following her triumphant debut here two years ago – and she returns again even more swiftly, to appear in tomorrow's Proms Chamber Music recital. Prokofiev's impassioned, sometimes spine-chilling Third Symphony originated in music from his opera The Fiery Angel.

Musorgsky's feast of ghosts and ghouls appears in Rimsky-Korsakov's spectacular rearrangement, and we continue our Scriabin focus with the composer's fleeting dream-like rhapsody.

Tuesday 31 August
Glyndebourne Opera makes its annual visit to the Proms with a semi-staged performance of Humperdinck's Hänsel und Gretel. Robin Ticciati, who is making his Proms début, conducts.

Alice Coote Hänsel
Lydia Teuscher Gretel
Irmgard Vilsmaier Mother
William Dazeley Father
Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke Witch
Tara Erraught Sandman
Ida Falk Winland Dew Fairy

Glyndebourne Chorus
London Philharmonic Orchestra

Prize-winning author and former Children's Laureate Anne Fine and child psychotherapist Margaret Rustin discuss the themes of the Grimm Brothers' Hänsel and Gretel and the story's continuing relevance to children today. Ian McMillan hosts.

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