The São Paulo Symphony Orchestra makes BBC Proms debut with Marin Alsop
Published: 01 August 2012
Category: Tours & Projects
Intermusica brings the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra to the BBC Proms and Aldeburgh Snape Proms for their debut performances in the UK this month. It is a timely visit to London for an orchestra from the country which will host the next Olympiad in 2016.
Marin Alsop, newly appointed Chief Conductor of the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra brings a Proms programme from North and South America. To begin, Alsop and the orchestra will perform Dvořák Symphony No.9 'From The New World'. The second half of the concert opens with Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man juxtaposed with Joan Tower’s Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman – a piece dedicated to Alsop. There is also music by Ginastera and distinguished Brazilian pianist Nelson Freire joins the orchestra to perform Villa-Lobos’s Momoprécoce.
Prior to the concert, Marin Alsop and Cathy Graham (Head of Music at the British Council) will be discussing the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra and Brazilian musical life with Petroc Trelawny at the Royal College of Music as part of Proms Plus intro event.
Following its Proms debut, the orchestra will travel to Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh, to perform a programme including Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No.4 and Dvořák Cello Concerto performed by Brazilian cellist, Antonio Meneses.