BBC Proms with Yuja Wang and Klaus Mäkela
On August 4, Thomas Hampson makes his greatly anticipated return to the BBC Proms for a concert with sensational pianist Yuja Wang and brilliant conductor Klaus Mäkela. This exciting program will be broadcast live via BBC TV.
The program will feature Ms. Wang performing Rachmaninov’s glittering Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini – its mercurial moods and technical demands a tour de force for any soloist. Additionally, Mr. Hampson joins forces with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus for Walton’s biblical blockbuster Belshazzar’s Feast – a choral symphony with an epic impact. Orchestral color is also on display in Jimmy López Bellido’s Perú negro – a vibrant homage to the songs, dances, and traditions of Afro-Peruvian music.
Photo credit: Frances Marshall