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Prom 40: Queen Victoria’s 200th Anniversary

The Proms celebrates the 200th anniversary of Queen Victoria’s birth with a glimpse into the monarch’s musical life.  
London, Royal Albert Hall £14 - £62
Arthur Sullivan Victoria and Merrie England – Suite
Mendelssohn Piano Concerto no.1 in G minor
Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Songs (Gruss aus der Ferne; Ständchen; Gruss an den Bruder; Aus Wilhelm Meister; Lebewohl (Wanderlied))
Mendelssohn Symphony no.3 in A minor, ‘Scottish

Ádám Fischer conductor
Stephen Hough piano
Alessandro Fisher tenor

The programme features music by her favourite composer, Mendelssohn, including his lively ‘Scottish’ Symphony and First Piano Concerto, which will be performed by Stephen Hough on Victoria’s own piano, loaned by HM The Queen from the Royal Collection.

The concert also includes a suite from Arthur Sullivan’s ballet Victoria and Merrie England, composed to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, as well as songs by Prince Albert.

"Stephen Hough is a player of formidable talent, capturing the essence and spirit of Mendelssohn’s driving enthusiasm and creative wonder."
Yorkshire Post