Mikkel Zangenberg to talk at BBC Proms Extra

Dr Mikkel Zangenberg, Lecturer in Danish Language and Culture from the Department of Comparative Literature, will be guest speaking at a forthcoming BBC Proms extra event to discuss Danish musician Carl Neilson.

Carl Neilson was a violinist and conductor, and recognised as one of Denmark’s greatest musicians. This year sees the centenary of Neilson’s birth, and Mikkel will be exploring the life and work of Neilson alongside Professor Christopher Cook (Gresham College), Professor Daniel Grimley (University of Oxford), and soloist Emily Beynon.

The event is free and open to all, and will be held 17.54 at the Royal College of Music on Tuesday 25 August.

There will also be a ticket-only performance of Neilson’s Flute Concerto, alongside Benjamin Britton’s Sinfonia da Requiem and Leo Janacek’s Sinfonietta, at 19.30 at the Royal Festival Hall the same evening.

For more details visit the event webpage.