Prom 48 Ravel, Matthias Pintscher & Stravinsky

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Opened 18 Aug 2013
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Part of the BBC Proms.

Trumpeters Tine Thing Helseth and Marco Blaauw are the soloists in the London premiere of Matthias Pintscher's Chute d'etoiles with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. The composer makes his Proms conducting debut in his explosive musical homage to the great German artist Anselm Kiefer's 2007 installation in the Grand Palais, Paris, a grand experiment in weight and movement conjuring a shower of falling stars. The Basque melodies of Ravel's Rapsodie espagnole and Stravinsky's first Ballet Russes commission The Firebird complete a programme of daring orchestral innovations. Finish time: approx. 21:30