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Five Telegrams by Anna Meredith and 59 Productions opens the BBC Proms 2018. Commissioned by BBC Proms, Edinburgh International Festival and 14-18 NOW, in collaboration with the Royal Albert Hall.

Lucy Thraves

Deputy Editor

BBC Proms season underway | Editor’s picks

8:33, 13th July 2018

The BBC Proms 2018 launched last week with a free ‘curtain raiser’ event held outside the Royal Albert Hall.

Audiences watched as the visuals of 59 Productions were projected onto the façade of the hall (pictured), and a new score by Anna Meredith was performed live by the BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Proms Youth Ensemble, National Youth Choir of Great Britain and conductor, Sakari Oramo.


Coming up | Editor’s picks:

Friday 20 July: Youthful Beginnings

Lili Boulanger and Morfydd Owen: two 20th-century women composers who achieved an enormous amount in their tragically short lives. The BBC National Orchestra of Wales explore some of their finest output, along with early works by Mendelssohn and Schumann.

Royal Albert Hall, 7:30pm

Monday 23 July: Pioneers of Sound

A late-night exploration of the pioneers of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, as well as new works inspired by its legacy. The centrepiece, Daphne Oram’s Still Point, was possibly the first to combine a live orchestra with live electronic manipulations, played via turntables.

Royal Albert Hall, 10:15pm

Thursday 26 July: Stravinsky, Debussy and Wagner

Mark Elder conducts the Hallé in an evening of Wagner’s Tannhäuser, Debussy’s La damoiselle élue and Stravinsky’s Song of the Nightingale and The Firebird – suite.

Royal Albert Hall, 7:30pm.


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