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Prom 32 (part 1): Eric Whitacre and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

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The Royal Philharmonic under Eric Whitacre. Jonathan Newman: Blow It Up, Start Again. Whitacre: The River Cam; Cloudburst. Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue (with Martin James Bartlett).

Live at the BBC Proms: The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Eric Whitacre with Martin James Bartlett and Leonard Elschenbroich in a programme of Whitacre, Newman, Gershwin and Copland.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Fiona Talkington

Jonathan Newman: Blow It Up, Start Again (European premiere)
Eric Whitacre: The River Cam
Eric Whitacre: Cloudburst
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue (orch. Grofé)

4.20 pm INTERVAL

4.40 pm
Copland: Quiet City
Eric Whitacre: Equus
Eric Whitacre: Deep Field (BBC co-commission) (European premiere)

Martin James Bartlett (piano)
Leonard Elschenbroich (cello)
BBC Singers
BBC Symphony Chorus
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Eric Whitacre (conductor)

Eric Whitacre's new work Deep Field is inspired by images taken from the Hubble Space Telescope - and offers the audience a chance to participate in a novel way. In his popular Cloudburst, too, you can help create the sound of rain falling. Plus, American classics by Copland and Gershwin.

This prom will be repeated on Tuesday 18th August at 2pm.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Last on

Sun 9 Aug 2015 15:30

Music Played

  • Jonathan Newman

    Blow It Up, Start Again

    Conductor: Eric Whitacre. Orchestra: RPO.
  • Eric Whitacre

    The River Cam

    Orchestra: RPO. Conductor: Eric Whitacre.
  • Eric Whitacre

    Cloudburst

    Choir: BBC Singers and BBC Symphony Chorus.
  • George Gershwin

    Rhapsody in Blue (orch. Grofé)

    Orchestra: RPO. Conductor: Eric Whitacre.

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