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Prom 36 (part 1): Vaughan Williams and Alwyn

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Sakari Oramo conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Vaughan Williams: Overture (The Wasps). Alwyn: Symphony No 1. Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending (Janine Jansen: violin).

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Andrew McGregor

The BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chief Conductor Sakari Oramo live at the BBC Proms. Music by Vaughan Williams, including The Lark Ascending with soloist Janine Jansen, & William Alwyn.

Vaughan Williams: The Wasps - overture

Alwyn: Symphony No. 1

Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending

7.45pm Interval

Vaughan Williams: Job: A Masque for Dancing

Janine Jansen (violin)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sakari Oramo (conductor)

Following his thrilling performance of A Sea Symphony at last year's First Night of the Proms, Sakari Oramo - a longtime champion of English music - returns with more Vaughan Williams. Ahead of her Last Night appearance, violinist Janine Jansen joins Oramo for that quintessentially English work The Lark Ascending, its dreamy pastoralism balanced by the jaunty charm and vigour of The Wasps overture. Job continues this season's thread of great 20th-century ballet scores, while William Alwyn's rarely heard First Symphony adds to the evening's nostalgia with the endless melody of its slow movement.

Prom 36 repeat Friday 22nd August 1400-1630.

3 hours

Last on

Wed 13 Aug 2014 18:30

Music Played

  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    The Wasps - Overture

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
  • William Alwyn

    Symphony No. 1

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    The Lark Ascending

    Performer: Nicola Benedetti. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Andrew Litton.


Role Contributor
Performer BBC Symphony Orchestra


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