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The Seoul Philharmonic at the BBC Proms – with a Proms Plus intro

The Seoul Philharmonic will be at the BBC Proms under their music director Myung-Whun Chung on 27 August. The programme includes work by Korean composer Unsuk Chin.

The Prom is preceded by a free talk in the Royal College of Music, 5:45pm-6:30pm, hosted by BBC Radio 3 presenter Petroc Trelawny, focusing on the orchestra and the cultural environment in Korea.

Wednesday 27 August 7.30pm – c9.50pm

Royal Albert Hall
Debussy: La mer (25 mins)
Unsuk Chin: Šu (19 mins)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 in B minor, ‘Pathétique’ (47 mins)
Wu Wei, sheng, Proms debut artist
Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra
Myung-Whun Chung conductor
Seats £7.50–£38 [Book tickets on Royal Albert Hall website].

Myung-Whun Chung
Myung-Whun Chung

About this event

Myung-Whun Chung makes his first Proms appearance this summer as Music Director of the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, which makes its own Proms debut as one of our series of global orchestras.

Wu Wei (sheng) photo © Elsa Thorpe
Wu Wei (sheng) photo © Elsa Thorpe

They bring with them the sounds of South Korea in a concerto for sheng (traditional reed mouth organ) and orchestra written by their compatriot Unsuk Chin – a sonic game between soloist and orchestra.

Unsuk Chin
Unsuk Chin

Chin’s evocative textures are framed by the sensuous richness of Debussy’s La mer, capturing the sea in all its moods, and Tchaikovsky’s final symphony, with its elusive but turbulent narrative.


(automatically generated) Read LKL’s review of this event here.

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