Prom dedicated to inspirational conductor Sir Colin Davis

Sir Colin Davis at the Proms in 2011 Sir Colin's conducting career began in 1957

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BBC Proms is to dedicate one of its forthcoming concerts to the memory of the conductor Sir Colin Davis who died in April, aged 85.

Daniel Harding will lead the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) in the Prom which was due to be given by Sir Colin on Tuesday 20 August.

Surrey-born Sir Colin made his debut with the orchestra in 1959 and was its longest serving principal conductor.

He conducted more than 140 Proms in a period spanning more than 50 years.

His last performance at the BBC Proms, two years ago, was an interpretation of Beethoven's Missa Solemnis.

Harding, who has been principal guest conductor with the LSO since 2006, will also conduct a Prom with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra on 30 July, where he holds the lifetime post of Conductor Laureate.

He is also music director of the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and music partner of the New Japan Philharmonic.

The programme for the forthcoming Prom 51 will now include Elgar's Symphony No. 2, which features appropriately elegiac music, replacing Sibelius's Symphony No. 2.

Otherwise the programme, which features Tippett and Britten, remains unchanged.

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