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2017/04/21

BBC Proms 2017

The 2017 BBC Proms season includes performances of a number of works from the Schott catalogue, including three premieres.

A BBC co-commission with the Bergen Philharmonic and Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Julian Anderson’s piano concerto The Imaginary Museum receives its world premiere by pianist Steven Osborne with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Ilan Volkov on 26 July. The world premiere of Gerald Barry’s Canada for voice and orchestra will be given by tenor Allan Clayton, in a programme on 21 August by the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra under Mirga Gražinytë-Tyla, which also includes Stravinsky’s Violin Concerto. Receiving its UK premiere is Thomas Larcher’s Nocturne-Insomnia for chamber orchestra with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Robin Ticcati on 15 August.

On 28 July, the BBC Symphony Orchestra and James Gaffigan will perform The Seahawk, Korngold’s stirring overture from the 1940 film, and the BBC Philharmonic with John Storgårds will present Hindemith’s Symphony: Mathis der Maler on 10 August. Stravinsky’s ever-popular Firebird suite will also make an appearance on 29 August, with the Oslo Philharmonic and conductor Vasily Petrenko.