WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Part of the BBC Proms.
Brilliance and brevity as Stravinsky's Fireworks opens a concert in which Charles Dutoit and the RPO explore the sensuous orchestrations of Debussy's La mer and the second suite from Ravel's Daphnis and Chloe. The Proms focus on Polish music continues as Leonard Elschenbroich, Daniel M?ller-Schott and Arto Noras are the soloists in the Concerto grosso by Krzysztof Penderecki, 80 this year. Written in 2000 and championed by Dutoit in Tokyo, Philadelphia and Chicago, the concerto plays with Baroque forms, pitting the trio of cellists against choirs of woodwind. Finish time: approx. 21:30