About This Event
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