BBC Proms

The Soldier’s Tale

Saturday 4th August 2018

3pm and 7.30pm

70 minutes. There will be no interval

Lincoln Drill Hall, Freeschool Lane, Lincoln, LN2 1EY

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3pm performance
7.30pm performance

Once again the BBC Proms travels outside London, this time to Lincoln, where we make our Proms debut.

The city’s 19th-century Drill Hall – home to the Fourth Battalion of the Lincolnshire Regiment, deployed to the Western Front in 1914 – is the evocative setting for a staged performance of Stravinsky’s First World War music-theatre piece The Soldier’s Tale.

William Conway conducts Hebrides Ensemble in this tale of a young man who sells his soul (and his violin) to the Devil in exchange for untold wealth – or so it seems.

This concert will be broadcast live at 3pm on BBC Radio 3.

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