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BBC Proms 2022: Beethoven 5

Xenakis O-Mega
Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor
Tom Service and Nicholas Collon introduce Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony
Beethoven Symphony No. 5 in C minor

Patricia Kopatchinskaja violin
Tom Service presenter
Nicholas Collon conductor/presenter

Tue 2 August, 7.30pm
BBC Proms 2022, Royal Albert Hall

Aurora’s memorised performances have become an annual fixture at the Proms in recent years, with ‘by heart’ presentations of works by Mozart, Shostakovich, Stravinsky and Berlioz. This year we’ll be harnessing the unique potential of an orchestra playing without music stands or sheet music to get inside Beethoven’s mighty Symphony No.5: taking apart this much-loved work with the help of BBC Radio 3’s Tom Service, before delivering a complete performance of the symphony from memory.

We’ll also be toasting the anniversary of Iannis Xenakis with the composer’s final work, O-Mega, and welcoming the incomparable Patricia Kopatchinskaja for Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No.1.

Tickets for the majority of BBC Proms concerts will be released for general sale on Saturday 21 May. You can use the Proms Planner tool in advance to plan which tickets you’d like to buy. For full details of the Proms ticket booking process, please refer to the Proms tickets guide on the Royal Albert Hall’s website.