What: The opening night for this year’s Proms, with an Orchestra of Ukrainian Refugees. This concert marks the first performance of these Ukrainian musicians, since their formation.
When: Sun 31 Jul 2022. 11:00 BST
Where: Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 2AP
Tickets: £20 or less. A certain number of tickets can be bought on the day of each concert for just £6.
Tickets go on sale on Saturday, May 21st
More About the Event
An orchestra of Ukrainian refugees will take center stage at this year’s Proms, alongside concerts by Sheku Kanneh-Mason and Cynthia Erivo. The newly-formed Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra features players who recently fled the war, alongside Ukrainian musicians from European orchestras.
Ukraine is granting an exemption to the military-age male musicians, allowing them to leave the country and play. Conductor Keri-Lynn Wilson said they would “honor those who have died”.
- Valentin Silvestrov Symphony No. 7 (17 mins)
- Frédéric Chopin Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor (30 mins)
- Ludwig van Beethoven Fidelio – ‘Abscheulicher! … Komm, Hoffnung, lass den letzten Stern’ (7 mins)
- Johannes Brahms Symphony No. 4 in E minor (40 mins)
There will be no interval.