Eight Seasons at the BBC Proms
15:30 & 20:00
The Four Seasons
The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires
(arr. Leonid Desyatnikov)
From an icy Italian winter to the heady, sensual warmth of a South American summer: violinist Joshua Bell leads us on a musical journey through the sights and sounds of two continents and four very different seasons. Inspired by Vivaldi’s best-known work, Piazzolla – Argentina’s 20th-century tango king, whose 100th anniversary we celebrate this year – created his own response, complete with musical quotations. While Vivaldi’s virtuosic concertos celebrate contrast – the freshness of spring, with its sudden thunderstorms, versus the languid heat of summer – Piazzolla’s musical landscape remains more constant, always swaying to the pervasive rhythm of the tango.
Joshua Bell, director & soloist
Harvey de Souza
Performances at 15:30 and 20:00.
Listen Live on BBC Radio 3
We are delighted our performance will be broadcast on television on BBC FOUR on Friday 27 August
The BBC Proms will be taking place at full capacity. Those over 18 years old, will be required to demonstrate one of the following:
- evidence of a negative lateral flow test, either taken at home or at a test centre, within 48 hours of the performance
- evidence of double vaccination provided via the NHS App or letter provided by the NHS
- proof of natural immunity based upon a positive PCR test taken within 180 days of the performance
Our performances at the BBC Proms are generously supported by Simon Haslam and Kate Alcock