Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Louise Fryer
The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Kirill Karabits perform three colourful scores, two of them with connections to Karabits's Ukrainian homeland.
The concert begins with a swashbuckling tone-poem by Liszt telling the story of a legendary Ukrainian, Mazeppa, and it ends with Rachmaninov's most famous (and most lyrical) symphony. Between them comes a real novelty - a melody-filled concerto for wordless soprano and orchestra by Ukrainian-born composer Reinhold Glière. The effervescent Irish soprano Ailish Tynan takes the extraordinary solo part.
Kirill Karabits has been Principal Conductor of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra for two seasons now and their relationship is blossoming into something rather special.
Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 2 in E minor
Ailish Tynan (soprano)
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Kirill Karabits (conductor)
This Prom will be repeated on Monday 15th August at 2pm.