We’re delighted to announce that we are auctioning a box (for 10 people) at one of the most sought-after concerts at this summer’s BBC Proms!
Already sold-out, Prom 46 (Thursday 22nd August, 7.30pm) features 2016 BBC Young Musician winner Sheku Kanneh-Mason playing Elgar’s Cello Concerto in E minor (premiered 100 years ago) with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla.
The CBSO also celebrate the centenary of Mieczysław Weinberg – the man Shostakovich hailed as ‘one of the most outstanding composers’ of his day – with a rare performance of his Symphony No. 3, a work that combines folk melodies and dances with confessional urgency.
The concert opens with Dorothy Howell’s radiant tone-poem Lamia (first performed, like Elgar’s concerto, 100 years ago) and also includes The Way to Castle Yonder, a suite from the much-missed Oliver Knussen’s opera Higglety Pigglety Pop!
The box, which seats 10 people, is situated next to the Royal Box in the Grand Tier, making it one of the most desirable spots in the Royal Albert Hall.
All proceeds will go towards supporting CMF Artists!