- A Night on the Bare Mountain (orch. Rimsky-Korsakov)(11 mins)Henry Wood Novelties: UK premiere, 1898
- The Only OneBBC co-commission with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and NTR ZaterdagMatinee: UK premiere
- Forest(13 mins)
- Symphony No 5 in E flat major(32 mins)(final version, 1919)
About This Event
A Prom celebrating Nature in all her moods. A flight of 16 swans was the catalyst for Sibelius’s stirring Fifth Symphony, with its ambiguous, mysterious ending, while for Judith Weir it was nature’s process – forests sprouting outwards from a single seed, endlessly growing and multiplying – that offered inspiration.
Nature turns menacing in Mussorgsky’s vivid tone-poem A Night on the Bare Mountain. Boundary-breaking singer Nora Fischer is the soloist in the UK premiere of The Only One by Dutch composer Louis Andriessen, who turned 80 this year.
Approx. end time: 21:30
Image: Nora Fischer © Sarah Wijzenbeek