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Prom 13: National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America

Another chance to hear performances of works by Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich and Sean Shepherd.

with Jonathan Swain - and another chance to hear the National Youth Orchestra of the USA and Valery Gergiev at Sunday night BBC Prom with a programme of Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich and a new work by Sean Shepherd.

Presented by Penny Gore at the Royal Albert Hall, London

Sean Shepherd: Magiya (BBC co-commission with Carnegie Hall: European premiere)
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto
Joshua Bell (violin)

Approx 2.45pm

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10 in E minor

National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America
Valery Gergiev (conductor)

The UK debut last Sunday night of the newly-formed National Youth Orchestra of the USA under conductor Valery Gergiev. The concert opened with the European premiere of American composer Sean Shepherd's Magiya, inspired by Russian musical traditions. Violinst Joshua Bell is soloist in Tchaikovsky's ever-popular Violin Concerto, and the Prom ended with Shostakovich's mighty 10th Symphony.

Plus highlights from the 2012 Cheltenham Festival.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Jean Shepherd


  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Violin Concerto

  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Melodie Op42 No 3

  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Symphony No. 10

  • George Gershwin

    Porgy and Bess: A Symphonic Picture

  • Théodore Dubois

    Suite for piano and string orchestra

  • Claude Debussy