Wednesday 23rd August 2017
Royal Albert Hall, London
Tickets go on sale from 13 May 2017
Dvorák - Symphony No. 9
Sir Mark Elder
Henry Goodman, actor
Toby Jones, actor
Rodney Earl Clarke, bass-baritone
Gerard McBurney, creative director
The Hallé presents BEYOND THE SCORE® as part of this year’s BBC Proms. This original and entertaining performance allows the audience to understand this great music as never before. Created by former Hallé artistic advisor Gerard McBurney, BEYOND THE SCORE® combines music, actors, singers and film on big screen, to tell the story behind one of classical music’s most iconic scores, Dvorák’s Symphony No.9 ‘From the New World’.
Sir Mark Elder and the Hallé are on stage throughout, illustrating and taking part in the story as it unfolds.
We see Dvorák, portrayed by multi-award-winning actor Henry Goodman, fascinated by American history and the America around him, become inspired to create this great work. We hear the Native American legends and African-American spirituals that had such a profound impact on the composer.
This is great music turned on its head and broken apart to reveal things you have never heard before. Don’t miss it.