Dancing chickens, glowing skulls, a Paris jazz-bar and a lost princess.

Tonight, every note tells a story, as Kazuki Yamada opens his musical paintbox for a dazzlingly different version of Mussorgsky’s famous Pictures at an Exhibition orchestrated by Henry Wood. First, though, we’re making history. Jeremy Denk gives the UK premiere of a brand new Piano Concerto by one of Britain’s most imaginative living composers: the remarkable Anna Clyne.

About Pictures at an Exhibition

Where Have I Heard it Before?

The famous opening notes of Mussorgsky's Pictures At An Exhibition can be heard in the audio test for any 8-bit Atari computer. Other parts of the piece have featured as intro music for WWE, and in the 2009 anime Rideback.

Pictures at an Exhibition Mussorgsky

Full programme

  • Gershwin, An American in Paris  (17mins)
  • Clyne, Piano Concerto (CBSO Commission: UK Premiere)  (25mins)
  • Ravel, Pavane pour une infante défunte  (6mins)
  • Mussorgsky, Pictures at an Exhibition (orch. Wood)  (34mins)