About this event
BBC SO Principal Guest Conductor David Robertson begins with two iconic American pieces before turning to works in which the emotive force of the African American spiritual is harnessed by composers of the old world.
In A Child of Our Time Tippett drew in five spirituals to reaffirm the indispensable human values of compassion and brotherhood.
Star trumpeter Håkan Hardenberger returns and an impressive array of international singing talent features alongside tonight’s newly formed youthful chorus.
Discover the Music Download a short audio guide published on the day about a key work in tonight’s Prom: Tom Service talks about Tippett's A Child Of Our Time.