This Prom will be broadcast for free at 19:30 BST on BBC iPlayer.
Please note that it will not be possible to have a live audience for this concert.
The BBC Philharmonic perform music by Haydn, Britten and Tchaikovsky in a live Proms concert with Chief Guest Conductor John Storgårds.
Two Haydn works frame tonight’s programme – the overture to Philemon und Baucis, a puppet play written in 1773 for the Esterházy court; and the Symphony No. 80, composed 11 years later at the height of the composer’s international fame.
Tonight’s new commission – Marionettes, from Uzbek-born, Berlin-based Aziza Sadikova – continues the puppet-play theme, while Britten’s Nocturne – one of the treasured song-cycles he wrote for his partner, the tenor Peter Pears – explores the world of night-time and dreams in settings of words by some of Britain’s greatest poets, from Shakespeare to Tennyson. The soloist tonight is leading British tenor and former BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist Allan Clayton.
Philemon und Baucis – overture 6’
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Hamlet, Op 67a (incidental music)
Serenade for Strings in C major, Op 48
Allan Clayton tenor
John Storgårds conductor
9 ways you can support us
This extended closure has put the Royal Albert Hall, like many other venues, in a perilous situation.
Without shows on we have lost our major source of funding, but there remains a number of ways you can continue to support the Royal Albert Hall during this crisis:
- It will not be possible to have a live audience for this concert
- Conductor Omer Meir Wellber is no longer able to appear with the BBC Philharmonic on Wednesday 2 September due to illness. Conductor John Storgårds will now appear with the BBC Philharmonic and tenor Allan Clayton at Salford Quays in Salford.
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