About the Show/Event
Information for Prom 6 - The Rite of Spring at The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London (Concert). Earthy, pagan dances meet the Music of the Spheres in this concert of 20th- and 21st-century orchestral works. Stravinsky's infamous ballet score The Rite of Spring pulses with rhythmic energy and urgency, while Icelandic composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir's luminous and intricately textured Metacosmos travels deep into space. At the centre of the programme is Britten's elegiac Violin Concerto, written on the cusp of the Second World War.
Performers James Ehnes (violin).
Company Orchestra of the Royal Academy of Music. Presented by The Juilliard School. Conductor Edward Gardner.