BBC Proms set to return to Dubai in early 2019

The BBC Proms is set to return to the UAE in early 2019 after a successful debut in 2017
BBC Proms set to return to Dubai in early 2019
By Sam Bridge
Fri 14 Sep 2018 10:04 AM

The BBC Proms is set to return to the UAE in early 2019 after a successful debut in 2017.

According to Classical-music.com, the official website of BBC Music Magazine, the UAE version of the Proms will include a programme of traditional classical repertoire, British music and new commissions and will take place at Dubai Opera.

The festival will take place from March 19-22, opening with the world premiere of a new work by British-Lebanese composer Bushra El-Turk.

El-Turk’s piece will be followed by Korngold’s Violin Concerto, with Karen Gomyo as soloist, and extracts from Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet, the website reported.

Other concerts in the four-day festival include a concert of choral music spanning the last century, several Late Night Proms and of course the legendary Last Night of the Proms, with the BBC Singers performing alongside the Dubai Opera Festival Chorus.

They will be joined by baritone Roderick Williams to sing the Last Night classics, including Rule, Britannia! and Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1.

600 Prom tickets will be available each day, starting at AED50 and all the concerts will all be recorded for broadcast on BBC Radio 3.

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