Prom 13 (part 2): National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America
The National Youth Orchestra of the USA and Valery Gergiev live at the BBC Proms with a programme of Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich and a new work by Sean Shepherd.
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Penny Gore
Sean Shepherd: Magiya (BBC co-commission with Carnegie Hall: European premiere)
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10 in E minor
Joshua Bell (violin)
National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America
Valery Gergiev (conductor)
Tonight's prom is the UK debut of the newly-formed National Youth Orchestra of the USA under conductor Valery Gergiev. The concert opens with the European premiere of American composer Sean Shepherd's Magiya, inspired by Russian musical traditions. Violinst Joshua Bell is soloist in Tchaikovsky's ever popular Violin Concerto, and the Prom ends with Shostakovich's mighty 10th Symphony.