Friday Night at the Proms: Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony

Series 1 - Episode 2 Friday Night at the Proms: Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony



“A vivid journey across central Europe” is the promise of this concert, with works by Beethoven, Dvorak and Richard Strauss. And to match the bill, the Albert Hall welcomes Zurich’s Tonhalle Orchestra under the baton of David Zinman, in this, his last concert after two decades as their chief conductor.

The limelight will be on German violinist Julia Fischer for Dvorak’s Violin Concerto, an exquisite Romantic work that she’s championed around the world and recorded last year with Zinman and the Tonhalle to great acclaim.

Upping the glamour factor, Australian soprano Danielle De Niese has been hired for hosting duties with Proms stalwart Petroc Trelawny.


New series. Following last week's first night of the Proms, presenters Petroc Trelawny and Danielle de Niese kick off the regular Friday slot with Beethoven's Sixth Symphony. Plus, David Zinman appears in his final concert as chief conductor of Zurich's Tonhalle Orchestra, which includes Richard Strauss's tone poem Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche and Dvorák's Violin Concerto in A minor, which is performed by soloist Julia Fischer.