Jul
21
7:30 PM19:30

a discover piece in concert...

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The Planets

A concert of 20th-century classics from Kirill Karabits and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra continues a weekend marking the 50th anniversary of the first manned mission to land on the Moon. 

Space travel has never been more richly imagined than in Holst’s suite The Planets, but in order to get there you’ll need to take a Short Ride in a Fast Machine, courtesy of John Adams’s exhilarating, propulsive Minimalist masterpiece. The lyrical beauty of Samuel Barber’s Violin Concerto, with its exquisite slow movement, offers a contrasting moment of contemplation.

Dynamic Franco-Serbian violinist Nemanja Radulović makes his Proms debut as soloist.

PROGRAMME

John Adams
Short Ride in a Fast Machine 4’

Barber
Violin Concerto 23’

– interval –

Holst
The Planets 50’

Nemanja Radulović violin
Trinity Boys Choir
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Kirill Karabits conductor

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Jul
22
11:00 AM11:00

a children's concert...

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CBEEBIES: A MUSICAL TRIP TO THE MOON

Join CBeebies presenters for a family Prom designed to fire youthful imaginations and demonstrate the power of dreaming big.

Young musical astronauts can follow in the footsteps of the Apollo 11 mission, experiencing new adventures along the way – including a meeting with the Clangers. The concert also features a new BBC Ten Pieces Trailblazers commission by film music’s living legend Hans Zimmer, which imagines how our Earth appears as seen from the Moon.

The orchestra is Chineke! – Europe’s first majority Black and Minority Ethnic orchestra.

Programme to include:

John Adams
Short Ride in a Fast Machine 4’

Britten
The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra – Fugue (finale) 4’

Copland
Fanfare for the Common Man 3’

Puccini
Madam Butterfly – Humming Chorus 4’

Hans Zimmer
Earth c6’
BBC commission: world premiere

YolanDa Brown (from YolanDa’s Band Jam)
Justin Fletcher (from Something SpecialJustin’s House and Gigglebiz)
Chris Jarvis (from CBeebies Stargazing and Show Me, Show Me)
Maddie Moate (from Do You Know?)
Cat Sandion (from CBeebies House and Magic Door)
Angie Newman British Sign Language interpreter

CBeebies Prom Children’s Choir
Chineke!
Kwamé Ryan conductor





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Jul
26
7:30 PM19:30

a popular concert...

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1969: THE SOUND OF A SUMMER

Woodstock, the Apollo 11 mission to the Moon, the ongoing Vietnam War, The Beatles’ final album (Abbey Road) – 1969 was a pivotal year. This Prom explores the film and popular music of 1969 to recreate the soundtrack of a special summer.

The BBC Concert Orchestra under Stephen Bell presents a typically wide-angled view, taking in music inspired by the era-defining Woodstock festival, excerpts from the films Battle of BritainThe Italian JobButch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and Midnight Cowboy, and Here Comes the Sun from The Beatles’ final album Abbey Road.

As the USA’s victory in the space race inspired new music to match the emerging digital era, the Moog synthesizer broke into the mainstream with the album Switched-on Bach. A concert evoking the end of the Swinging Sixties, with a cross-generational appeal that offers both a sunburst of nostalgia and iconic revivals.

Will Gregory Moog Ensemble
BBC Concert Orchestra
Stephen Bell conductor

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Aug
7
to Aug 8

a space inspired concert...

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THE SOUND OF SPACE: SCI-FI FILM MUSIC

A Late Night Prom with a futuristic spin brings together some of the best sci-fi film music. Excerpts from cult soundtracks come together with recent works by Hans Zimmer and Mica Levi.

The award-winning London Contemporary Orchestra – whose collaborators include Radiohead, Goldfrapp and Steve Reich – perform music from Under the SkinInterstellar and the recent Netflix series The Innocents, among other titles, as well as from  Alien: Covenant, whose soundtrack the LCO recorded.

PROGRAMME

Music from sci-fi film and TV scores, including excerpts from:
Jed Kurzel Alien: Covenant
Hans Zimmer Interstellar
Mica Levi Under the Skin
Clint Mansell Moon
Steven Price Gravity
John Murphy Sunshine
Carly Paradis The Innocents

London Contemporary Orchestra
Robert Ames conductor

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