Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Katie Derham
Edward Gardner conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra and combined choirs, live at the BBC Proms, in an all-Russian programme including Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture.
The concert opens with Stravinsky's fizzing Scherzo fantastique, and includes his neo-classical Violin Concerto - Baiba Skride is the soloist. The BBC Symphony Chorus and Crouch End Chorus and soloists join for Rachmaninov's choral symphony The Bells, chiming the journey from birth to death. And the concert ends with Tchaikovsky celebrating the defeat of Napoleon in spectacular style!
Stravinsky: Scherzo fantastique
Rachmaninov: The Bells Op. 35
8.20pm Interval (see separate billing)
Stravinsky: Violin Concerto in D major
Tchaikovsky: Overture '1812' Op. 49
Baiba Skride (violin)
Albina Shagimuratova (soprano)
Stuart Skelton (tenor)
Mikhail Petrenko (baritone)
Crouch End Festival Chorus
BBC Symphony Chorus
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Edward Gardner (conductor)
Prom 43 repeat Friday 29th August 1400-1630.