“It is an honour for us to be invited to present some new music at The Proms and to celebrate Alan Turing 60 years after his death.”
Pet Shop Boys
The legendary Pet Shop Boys make their Proms debut in this Late Night Prom, joining the BBC Singers and BBC Concert Orchestra for the world premiere of A Man from the Future, a new piece for electronics, orchestra, choir and narrator.
The concert will be in three parts.
Firstly Richard Niles’ 1991 ‘Overture to Performance’. Then a guest vocalist and the orchestra will perform new arrangements by the film composer Angelo Badalamenti of some of Neil and Chris’s most personal songs.
Finally the orchestra will be joined by Pet Shop Boys and the BBC Singers for the world premiere of a brand-new work by Tennant and Lowe, ‘A Man From The Future’.
This is an evocation of the life and work of the computer pioneer and code-breaker, Alan Turing and is written for orchestra, choir, electronics and a narrator with a text based on ‘Alan Turing: The Enigma’ by Andrew Hodges who has collaborated with Neil and Chris.
The orchestrations are by Sven Helbig. The narrator is still to be confirmed.
Neil and Chris said:
“It is an honour for us to be invited to present some new music at The Proms and to celebrate Alan Turing 60 years after his death.” Andrew Hodges said: “It’s just been wonderful working with Neil and Chris on this project”.
Tickets go on sale at 9.00am on Saturday, May 17th, 2014, at http://www.bbc.co.uk/proms, or by phoning 0845 401 5040.
Tickets can also be purchased in person at the Royal Albert Hall.
The BBC Proms is the world’s biggest classical music festival, offering eight weeks of world-class music-making from a vast array of leading orchestras, conductors and soloists from the UK and around the world.