A Prom featuring the Ulster Ochestra. Dvorak: Slavonic Dances: in C; in E minor; in G minor. Grieg: Piano Concerto. Bax: Roscatha. Bill Whelan: Riverdance: A Symphonic Suite.
Afternoon on 3 with Verity Sharp
The Ulster Orchestra and Jac Van Steen recorded last month at the BBC Proms in a programme bursting with dance rhythms and colour.
Presented by Katie Derham at the Royal Albert Hall, London
Dvorák: Slavonic Dance in C major, Op. 46 No. 1
Dvorák: Slavonic Dance in E minor, Op. 72 No. 2
Dvorák: Slavonic Dance in G minor, Op. 46 No. 8
Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor
Bill Whelan: Riverdance: A Symphonic Suite (UK premiere)
Zhang Zuo (piano)
Jac Van Steen (conductor)
A trio of Dvorák's colourful, folk-inspired Slavonic Dances opens the concert and Grieg's Piano Concerto, with its lively dance-themed finale and Norwegian folk echoes, continues the mood; the soloist is BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist Zhang Zuo, making her Proms debut.
The concert ends in the Ulster Orchestra's Irish musical heartland with Bax's tone-poem Roscatha and Bill Whelan's new Riverdance suite - adapted from his music for the ever-popular stage show.
First broadcast 25th August 2014.