Please note: This concert is in the past and has already taken place.


Royal Albert Hall
Kensington Gore


Carl NielsenMaskarade: overture
Gary CarpenterDadaville: BBC commission: world premiere
Wolfgang Amadeus MozartPiano Concerto no.20 in D minor, K.466
~ Interval ~
Jean SibeliusBelshazzar's Feast, suite
William WaltonBelshazzar's Feast


Sakari Oramo – Conductor
Lars Vogt – piano
Christopher Maltman – baritone

BBC Symphony Orchestra
BBC Singers
BBC National Chorus of Wales
BBC Symphony Chorus

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Programme Note

Two Nordic anniversaries launch this year’s BBC Proms: Denmark’s Carl Nielsen and Finland’s Jean Sibelius both celebrate their 150th-birthday years. Two exotic musical retellings of the story of the Babylonian king Belshazzar include the first of this summer’s feast of choral works. Celebrated German pianist Lars Vogt is soloist in the first of six late great Mozart piano concertos, and British composer Gary Carpenter spearheads the 32 premieres this season - a musical taste of things to come.

Prom 1: First Night of the Proms

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