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Proms 2019 Prom 32: An Alpine Symphony

Prom 32
Prom 32: An Alpine Symphony
11:00 Sun 11 Aug 2019 Royal Albert Hall

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Celebrated American mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato is reunited with regular collaborator Sir Antonio Pappano to mark the 150th anniversary of Berlioz’s death with a performance of the composer’s sumptuous orchestral song-cycle Les nuits d’été – a musical journey from springtime love to cruellest loss.

The National Youth Orchestra of the USA undertakes a journey of quite a different kind in Strauss’s monumental An Alpine Symphony, whose vast orchestral forces and massive soundscapes conjure up the craggy drama of the Bavarian Alps.

The concert opens with a new work, by Benjamin Beckman, one of the NYO-USA’s two Apprentice Composers.

Approx. end time: 13:10

Broadcast on BBC Four on Friday 16 August

Image: Joyce DiDonato © Simon Pauly

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