A Prom in which John Storgards conducts the BBC Philharmonic. Haydn: Symphony No 85. HK Gruber: into the open... (with Colin Currie: percussion). Stravinsky: Petrushka.
Afternoon on 3 - Presented by Verity Sharp
Another chance to hear the BBC Philharmonic and John Storgards perform music by Haydn, Stravinsky and the world premiere of HK Gruber's percussion concerto "into the open ..." with soloist Colin Currie.
Presented at the Royal Albert Hall by Martin Handley.
Haydn:Symphony No. 85 in B flat 'La reine'
HK Gruber: into the open ... (world premiere)
Stravinsky: Petrushka (1911)
Colin Currie (percussion)
John Storgårds (conductor)
Petrushka, with its bustling Shrovetide fair and colourful carnival characters ends a programme which begins with Haydn's symphony 'La reine', the second movement of which shares Stravinsky's sophisticated approach to folk music. Viennese maverick HK Gruber's percussion concerto 'into the open ...', echoes the ballet's vivid scoring with a vast assortment of percussion instruments from Thailand, Africa and South America. Colin Currie joins the BBC Philharmonic and its Principal Guest Conductor John Storgards.
Followed by great recordings from some of this week's Proms Artists.