Petroc Trelawny presents the conclusion of National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain's annual Prom. Vladimir Jurowski conducts excerpts from Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet.
BBC PROMS 2011
Live from the Royal Albert Hall
Presented by Petroc Trelawny
The National Orchestra of Great Britain is joined by an equally youthful soloist - Benjamin Grosvenor, who turned 19 in July: he plays the Piano Concerto by another young prodigy, Benjamin Britten. Russian-born conductor Vladimir Jurowski conducts the NYOGB in music from one of the greatest and best-loved of all Russian ballets: Sergey Prokofiev's take on Shakespeare's teenage lovers Romeo and Juliet. And the concert starts bang up to date, with a piece by Prokofiev's grandson, Gabriel Prokofiev - a concerto created for the astonishing turntables virtuoso DJ Switch. If you're over the age of 18 you can't join the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. But their playing is stunning, and their annual appearance at the BBC Proms is always a highlight of the season.
Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet - selection
Benjamin Grosvenor (piano)
DJ Switch (turntables)
National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
Vladimir Jurowski (conductor)
This Prom will be repeated on Wednesday 10th August at 2pm.
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