Premiere of 'A Man From The Future' at BBC Proms - 23/07/14

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Premiere of 'A Man From The Future' at BBC Proms - 23/07/14

#1 Post by Electronic Dave » Thu 24 Apr 2014, 2:23 pm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-27141789

Will include orchestral versions of their songs plus the Alan Turing piece (about 40 minutes with narrative)

The Proms is usually televised so this could well be shown on the BBC - broadcast on the radio at least!

Just seen much more details on PSB official site (news page)

http://petshopboys.co.uk/news
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#2 Post by One of the crowd » Thu 24 Apr 2014, 2:26 pm

They will be performing...

Overture to Performance
A 20 minute selection of Pet Shop Boys songs
The 45 minute "Man from The Future" piece
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#3 Post by ZiggyPSB » Thu 24 Apr 2014, 2:44 pm

I must say this is pretty big.
This is a song about boys and girls. You hear it playing all over the world.
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#4 Post by Sandy Shaw » Thu 24 Apr 2014, 3:10 pm

I am over the moon! I happen to work at the RAH and just said to one of my colleagues yesterday that there should be a Pet Shop Boys Prom!!! This news is nothing to do with my wish that was spoken out loud, but what fantastic timing!!!

Little did I know about these plans. My more senior colleagues who had advance notice yesterday kept very quiet!

I have been helping a friend today and am on my day off and only checked the BBC Proms website at 2.45pm and started scrolling through the season. I am completely overjoyed and rather moved that Chris and Neil have been given this recognition. I hadn't even checked the OS today before this!!!

Liza Minnelli plays the RAH on 2nd July, and the earlier Prom that evenng has music from Tavener,Bartók and Shostakovich so I think that one is a must too.
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#5 Post by psbfannyc » Thu 24 Apr 2014, 3:26 pm

THIS IS SO EXCITING! Can't wait!

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#6 Post by dgraysn » Thu 24 Apr 2014, 4:03 pm

i hope there will be a webcast!
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#7 Post by boyjohn » Thu 24 Apr 2014, 4:04 pm

sounds great, sure hope it is filmed
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#8 Post by nickname » Thu 24 Apr 2014, 4:09 pm

I thought the proms was about classical music, not pop music with orchestra. I suppose many other pop artists have been tanking part of it.

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#9 Post by lucienchardon » Thu 24 Apr 2014, 4:19 pm

Sounds like an amazing night! Wish I could go....

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#10 Post by Sandy Shaw » Thu 24 Apr 2014, 4:50 pm

nickname wrote:I thought the proms was about classical music, not pop music with orchestra. I suppose many other pop artists have been tanking part of it.
Some other pop artists have taken part, but not many. The are even sports, film music, comedy and Dr Who Proms!

I think this concert is a big thumbs up for the Boys' work as composers as well as pop writers.
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#11 Post by nickname » Thu 24 Apr 2014, 5:00 pm

So we are talking about 20 minutes of song arranged by Angelo Badalamenti, the ones with his collaboration were.

"My October Symphony"
"Only The Wind"
"This Must Be The Place I Waited Years To Leave"
"It couldn't happen here"

More or less 20 minutes.

In my opinion, I think they should have to play "Left to my own devices" and "Jealousy" but they performed these tracks with the BBC Concert Orchestra before.

But a new orchestral version of "Left to my own devices" with new arregments would be epic.

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#12 Post by Sandy Shaw » Thu 24 Apr 2014, 6:07 pm

nickname wrote:So we are talking about 20 minutes of song arranged by Angelo Badalamenti, the ones with his collaboration were.

"My October Symphony"
"Only The Wind"
"This Must Be The Place I Waited Years To Leave"
"It couldn't happen here"

More or less 20 minutes.

In my opinion, I think they should have to play "Left to my own devices" and "Jealousy" but they performed these tracks with the BBC Concert Orchestra before.
We are promised new orchestral arrangements.

By the way the Pet Shop Boys have been mentioned on the Radio 4 news headlines in connection with the announcement of the Proms season.
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#13 Post by tottenhammattspurs » Thu 24 Apr 2014, 6:13 pm

Do we have prices yet?
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#14 Post by minimal » Thu 24 Apr 2014, 6:21 pm

tottenhammattspurs wrote:Do we have prices yet?
Seats £18–£24
-> http://www.bbc.co.uk/proms/whats-on/2014/july-23/14936

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#15 Post by Mr Love » Thu 24 Apr 2014, 8:26 pm

Got to go to this, just hope I won't be on holiday...

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