The Pet Shop Boys will perform the world premiere of a new work celebrating the life of computer pioneer Alan Turing at the BBC Proms.
The duo – Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe – will feature on the Late Night Proms on July 23rd.
The concert start with Richard Niles’ 1991 ‘Overture to Performance, followed by a guest vocalist and the BBC Concert Orchestra performing new arrangements by Angelo Badalamenti of Tennant and Lowe’s most personal songs.
The pair will then join the orchestra on-stage for the world premiere of A Man From The Future, which marks the life and work of computer pioneer and code-breaker, Alan Turing.
In a statement, Tennant and Lowe said: “It is an honour for us to be invited to present some new music at The Proms and to celebrate Alan Turing 60 years after his death.”
The BBC Proms opens at the Royal Albert Hall on July 18th and runs until September 13th with concerts broadcast across the BBC’s TV and Radio network.
This year’s coverage will also see the introduction of a dedicated Proms button on the BBC iPlayer Radio App.
Tickets go on sale at 9.00am on Saturday, May 17th, 2014, at www.bbc.co.uk/proms, or by phoning 0845 401 5040 and can also be purchased in person at the Royal Albert Hall.