The first of three Proms this year featuring Korean performers:
Prom 7: Schumann, Schoenberg, Ben-Haim and Mozart
19:30 Tue 23 Jul 2019 Royal Albert Hall
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Yeol Eum Son: piano
Omer Meir Wellber: conductor
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 15 in B flat major, K450 (25 mins)
Paul Ben-Haim: Symphony No. 1 (30 mins)
Arnold Schoenberg: Five Orchestral Pieces (16 mins)
(original version 1909)
Robert Schumann: Symphony No 4 in D minor (26 mins)
(revised version, 1851)
Omer Meir Wellber makes his Proms debut as the BBC Philharmonic’s newly appointed Chief Conductor Designate.
South Korean pianist Yeol Eum Son joins them as soloist in Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 15 in B flat major – with its intricate wind writing and lively hunting-horn finale.
Schumann’s mould-breaking Fourth Symphony, with its opening journey from darkness to blazing light, is paired with Schoenberg’s revolutionary Five Orchestral Pieces and Paul Ben-Haim’s 1940 Symphony No. 1 – an emotive musical statement at a time of international conflict.