Concerts on tour
BBC Proms 2013: Prom 51
Dedicated to the memory of Sir Colin Davis
TIPPETT Fanfare No 5 from The Mask of Time
TIPPETT Concerto for Double String Orchestra
BRITTEN Les illuminations
ELGAR Symphony No 2
Daniel Harding conductor
Ian Bostridge tenor
London Symphony Orchestra
Venetian polychoral motets, Northumbrian bagpipe melodies and the blues can be heard in Tippett’s most popular orchestral work, completed, like Britten’s flamboyant sequence of Rimbaud settings, in 1939 and performed tonight by the London Symphony Orchestra.
Fanfare No 5, from Tippett’s vast, humanist oratorio of 1980–82, The Mask of Time, opens a concert that ends with Elgar's elegiac Second Symphony.
Change of repertoire
Please note that Elgar Symphony No 2 has replaced Sibelius Symphony No 2 as originally listed in the 2013 BBC Proms Guide.
To buy tickets please visit the Proms website
On sale from 11 May 2013