£15 full price stalls, 50% discount on stalls tickets for persons aged 18 or under, and for disabled concert-goers (plus one companion); £6 balcony, on the day, from 1.30pm for the 3pm performance and 6pm for the 7.30pm performance
Explore the crazed fantasies and crumbling visions of King George III in a dramatic staged performance of Peter Maxwell Davies' Eight Songs for a Mad King.
Performed by the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
, with exciting young British soloists Jennifer France
and Marcus Farnsworth
and conducted by Sian Edwards
the piece with fluttering and chattering of the king’s
pet bullfinches running through the work finds an echo in bird-inspired pieces
by Messiaen and Handel, as well as Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer
John Luther Adams.
This year the BBC Proms are moving out of their usual home and with its tumbledown beauty and colourful history, Wilton’s Music Hall makes the perfect choice for an atmospheric new location.