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


Royal Albert Hall
Kensington Gore


Piers HellawellWild Flow
Joseph HaydnCello Concerto No 1 in C major
~ Interval ~
Pyotr Ilyich TchaikovskySymphony No 5 in E minor


Rafael Payare – Conductor
Narek Hakhnazaryan – cello

Ulster Orchestra

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Programme Note

In the late 1880s Tchaikovsky felt momentarily freed from the catastrophes that were haunting his private life and carving a tragic path through his career. His Fifth Symphony, which was taking shape on his desk, appears to ease the composer’s own suffering. Light floods its textures; hopeful melodies invade its dark corners.

Venezuelan conductor Rafael Payare makes his Proms debut with his Ulster Orchestra to perform this most radiant of Tchaikovsky’s symphonies, bringing with him Haydn’s delightfully perky C major Cello Concerto and a brand-new work by Piers Hellawell.

Prom 47

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