About This Event
Sir Simon Rattle conducts a concert of sonic spectacle, bringing one of the great English oratorios together with an American orchestral classic.
Walton’s choral masterpiece Belshazzar’s Feast gets the Proms treatment with a 300-strong choir and Canadian baritone Gerald Finley as soloist.
More than 10 percussionists are needed to bring Varese’s Amériques – a celebration of the modern city in sound – to life, while Charles Koechlin’s Jungle Book inspired Les bandar-log transports listeners to the primeval forest, where all the noise comes from the monkeys.
Approx. end time: 21:25
Broadcast on BBC Four on Friday 23 August
Image: Sir Simon Rattle © Oliver Helbig