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BBC Proms Ten Pieces Concerts

publication date: Jul 10, 2015
author/source: Anne Coates

The two BBC Proms Ten Pieces concerts will take place over the opening weekend of the 2015 BBC Proms (Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 July) and will showcase the original 10 pieces of music performed by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales conducted by Thomas Søndergård, who also starred in the Ten Pieces film.
BBC Prom Ten Pieces Dick and Dom

A wide range of children’s creative responses to the music – through compositions, dance, digital art and animation – will be shown on big screens in the hall. Pupils from the four primary schools will have the chance to showcase their responses live on the world-famous Royal Albert Hall Stage.

The two Proms will feature Barney Harwood, Dick and Dom, Molly Rainford and Dan Starkey.

The four schools performing in the concerts will be:

  • Chase Bridge Primary, Twickenham, London
  • St Joseph’s College, Ipswich, Suffolk
  • St Mary’s Primary School, Maguiresbridge, Co. Fermanagh
  • Withycombe Raleigh Church of England Primary School, Exmouth, Devon

The Ten Pieces for primary schools are:

John Adams: Short Ride in a Fast Machine
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 (1st movement)
Britten: 'Storm' Interlude from 'Peter Grimes'
Grieg: In the Hall of the Mountain King from 'Peer Gynt'
Handel: Zadok the Priest
Holst: Mars from 'The Planets'
Anna Meredith: Connect It
Mozart: Horn Concerto No. 4 (3rd movement)
Mussorgsky: A Night on the Bare Mountain
Stravinsky: The Firebird – suite (1911) (Finale)

Advance tickets are now sold out but Promming (standing) tickets are available for £5 on the day. Saturday’s concert will also be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3, and available to listen to afterwards for 30 days. The Prom will also be recorded for future broadcast on BBC Radio 2 and CBBC.