Daniel Barenboim and his pioneering West–Eastern Divan Orchestra return to the Proms for a concert marrying passion and politics.
One of the best-loved Romantic works in the repertoire – Brahms’s colourful, dance-filled Violin Concerto, performed here by Georgian violinist Lisa Batiashvili – is paired with Scriabin’s ecstatic, orgiastic The Poem of Ecstasy, an attempt to bridge the divide between spirituality and sexuality in music.
At the centre of the concert is David Robert Coleman’s Looking for Palestine for soprano and orchestra, a work commissioned by the ensemble, and one that speaks to its uniquely political identity.
A limited number of Promming e-tickets (£7. 12 including fees) will go on sale at 9am on the day of the concert. These e-tickets guarantee entry to the Prom and are limited to one per person and must be printed at home or presented on your smartphone.