Friday, July 15, 2011

Dudamel and the Simón Bolívar Philharmonic returned to the BBC Proms

Gustavo Dudamel and the Philharmonic Orchestra Simon Bolivar become this year's BBC Proms concerts, which begin today with an extensive program of classical music, which also include Zubin Mehta, Lang Lang Martha Argerich. Like every summer, the Royal Albert Hall in London will play host to the September 10, 74 concerts, which start tonight with music by Johannes Brahms and Franz Liszt by the Czech master Jiri Belohlavek with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the young British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor.

This music festival dedicated his first day and called Last Night of the Proms Hungarian Romantic composer Franz Liszt, upon completion in 2011 200 years after his birth. As part of this tribute, the Budapest Festival Orchestra will devote his presentation on September 2 to Mephisto Waltz No.1 and the Dance of Death of Liszt. The Proms are characterized by informality because many viewers are standing, are a big party and have as a traditional finale show in which people show their patriotism with the deployment of British flags.

This year they receive, as they did already in 2007, the director Dudamel with his old friends of the Philharmonic Orchestra Simon Bolivar, who offered this time Mahler's music, notably the Symphony No.2 Resurrection by May have been met in one hundred years of death of the Austrian-Bohemian composer. The success we achieved in 2007 Dudamel can be repeated as they have sold all tickets for their concert on August 5. Another of the highlights will be the presentation on September 1 of the master Mehta with the Israel Philharmonic, with music by Webern, Bruch and Albéniz.

On July 16, will be the turn of Antonio Pappano and the Orchestra and Chorus of Santa Cecilia Academy in Rome, with the tenor John Osborn, who will sing in French, and baritone Michel Pertusi, who dedicated the evening to William Tell by Rossini. There are more than twenty international orchestras will be in London two months, while among pianists stars will be in addition to Martha Argerich, Lang Lang, Angela Hewitt, Stephen Hough, Maria Joao Pires and Andras Schiff and violinist Nigel Kennedy as , Tasmin Little, Anne-Sophie Mutter and Gil Shaham.

The music of Brahms German composer will be present at the Proms because there will be two nights devoted exclusively to complete cycles of symphonies and concerts. The pianist Grosvenor also debuting tonight, will return to Royal Albert Hall on September 2 with the Brahms violin concerto and Liszt's Totentanz, while Martha Argerich will on 18 July.

The Proms were from the beginning on August 10, 1896 associated with the British master Henry Wood (1869-1944), a passionate both the old and new music whose statue presides over the large circular room at the Royal Albert Hall where they hold these traditional concerts. Call Last Night of the Proms, on Sept. 11 will be broadcast on screens installed in parks, including Hyde Park London neighbor. Then the public is encouraged to join their voices in what is termed as the choir and operatic largest in history, singing among other things the popular Wedding March from Lohengrin or the song "You'll Never Walk Alone" from the musical "Carousel "Rodgers and Hammerstein.

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