Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Penny Gore
The BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chief Conductor Sakari Oramo live at the BBC Proms. Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade, atmospheric Szymanowski songs & Ravel's Mother Goose Suite.
Princes, princesses, sailors, a sultan, Tom Thumb and the Sleeping Beauty form some of the cast of this concert based around story-telling. The BBC Symphony Orchestra is joined by soprano Anu Komsi for Szymanowski's Songs of a Fairytale Princess, and Jukka Tiensuu's Voice Verser, a virtuosic challenge for its singer. In Ravel's Mother Goose and Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade it's the orchestra that turns storyteller.
Ravel: Mother Goose - Suite
Jukka Tiensuu: Voice verser (UK premiere)
Szymanowski: Songs of a Fairytale Princess (with three additional songs orchestrated by Sakari Oramo - UK premiere)
Anu Komsi (soprano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sakari Oramo (conductor)
This Prom will be repeated on Friday 5th September at 2pm.