The National Youth Chamber Choir joins massed forces for the UK premiere of Per Nørgård’s Third Symphony.


Programme

  • Richard Wagner - Parsifal - Prelude to Act I
  • Richard Strauss - Four Last Songs
  • Per Nørgård - Symphony No.3

Description

Premiered in 1976, Per Nørgård’s Third Symphony is one of the great contemporary symphonies – a Danish classic that has never before been performed in the UK. Suffused with glowing microtones and thick, textural beauty, the eclectic score draws on everything from plainchant to Latin-American rhythms to spin its extraordinary narrative.

Thomas Dausgaard and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra preface it with two works of equal sonic breadth: Wagner’s exquisite musical meditation, the Prelude to Act 1 of 'Parsifal', and the autumnal warmth of Strauss’s 'Four Last Songs', sung by Swedish soprano Malin Byström.


Performers

  • Malin Byström (Soprano)
  • London Voices
  • National Youth Chamber Choir of Great Britain
  • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
  • Thomas Dausgaard (Conductor)

Tickets

£6 to £41 (plus booking fee)

Royal Albert Hall box office, click below or call 020 7589 8212

Part of the BBC Proms 2018