Finnish conductors play a prominent role at Proms. Dalia Stasevska will lead the opening ceremony, Sakari Oramo’s closing concert.
World the largest classical orchestral music festival, BBC Proms, will return this year as a six-week public event after last summer’s online concerts. The festival in London kicks off on July 30 and ends on September 11th.
Finnish conductors will play a prominent role at the Proms in the summer of 2021 (Promenade concerts). Dalia Stasevska gets the honor of leading the opening concert i.e. First Nightin and Sakari Oramo popular closing concert Last Night. Both concerts will be played by the BBC Symphony Orchestra, with Oramo as chief conductor and Stasevska as the main guest. Oramo will also conduct the BBC Symphony Orchestra’s British music program at Proms on 27 August.
Conductor Santtu-Matias Rouvali in turn, will make their Proms debut at this summer’s festival. On 14 August, the Lady will conduct the London Philharmonic Orchestra, where she will begin as chief conductor from the autumn season.
The program of the Proms concert led by Rouval includes Sergei Prokofiev 1st symphony and Dmitry Shostakovich 9th Symphony as well Johann Sebastian Bachin f minor piano concerto and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozartin piano concerto No. 24. The soloist is another Proms debutant, an Icelandic pianist Víkingur Ólafsson.
Proms will perform this summer as well John Storgårds and Anna-Maria Helsing. Storgårds will conduct the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra on 10 August and the Helsing BBC Concert Orchestra on 6 September.
Usually The London Proms Festival is visited by several foreign orchestras all the way to the United States and Asia.
This year, the festival will be conducted by British orchestras. The BBC’s own orchestras across the UK will be joined by London’s largest orchestras and the Birmingham City Orchestra.
All the main concerts of the Proms Festival are held at London’s Royal Albert Hall. Tickets for this year’s festival have been sold in two installments, initially in limited quantities, since early summer. Following the easing of British corona restrictions on July 19, more tickets have gone on sale.
The concerts can also be watched live on the radio worldwide via the BBC website.
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