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


Royal Albert Hall
Kensington Gore


Ludwig van BeethovenThe Creatures of Prometheus, Op.43: Overture
John WoolrichFalling Down: London premiere
~ Interval ~
Ludwig van BeethovenSymphony no.9 in D minor 'Choral', Op.125


Andris Nelsons – Conductor
Margaret Cookhorn – contra-bassoon
Lucy Crowe – soprano
Gerhild Romberger – mezzo-soprano
Dmytro Popov – tenor
Kostas Smoriginas – bass-baritone

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
CBSO Chorus

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Programme Note

Beethoven’s ‘Choral’ Symphony is a celebration of human endeavour, as is his ballet score The Creatures of Prometheus. Andris Nelsons gives his final concert as Music Director of the CBSO before returning (see Proms 49 and 51) with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, of which became Music Director last season. John Woolrich’s dark, sardonic contra-bassoon concerto was written for the CBSO’s own contra-bassoonist Margaret Cookhorn.

Prom 4: Beethoven – Symphony No. 9

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