Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Stephen Pettitt's Pick of the Proms

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Stephen Pettitt's Pick of the Proms

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Byline: STEPHEN PETTIT

BBCNOW/HICKOX BBCSO/NORRINGTON

London's world-renowned summer of music at the Albert Hall kicks off with a tribute to Sir Michael Tippett, who would have been 100 this year. Sir Roger Norrington conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra And Chorus and soloists Indra Thomas, Christine Rice, Ian Bostridge and Sir Willard White in his powerful oratorio A Child Of Our Time. Before the interval there's Berlioz's Le Corsaire Overture, Elgar's Cockaigne Overture and, with Janine Jansen, Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto.

Fri 15 Jul, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, SW7 (020-7589 8212).

Online booking bbc.co.uk/proms

GABRIELE CONSORT AND PLAYERS/ McCREESH Paul McCreesh directs the Gabrieli Consort and Players and a team of fine soloists in a concert reading of Purcell's The Fairy Queen . Sun 17 Jul, Royal Albert Hall, as before.

Michael Berkeley's newConcerto For Orchestra is a BBC commission. It's played by the BBC National Orchestra Of Wales under the direction of Richard Hickox, who also conducts the original version of Vaughan Williams's A London Symphony and Britten's Quatre Chansons Francaises. …

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