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Prom 31: National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain

A Prom in which Mark Elder conducts the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. With Tansy Davies's Re-greening and Mahler's Symphony No 9.

Afternoon on 3 - with Penny Gore.

Another chance to hear Sir Mark Elder conducting the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain in Mahler's 9th Symphony and the London premiere of Tansy Davies's Re-greening, which was composed as a complement to the Mahler.

Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

2pm:
Tansy Davies: Re-greening (London premiere)

2.10pm:
Mahler: Symphony No.9

National Orchestra of Great Britain
Sir Mark Elder (conductor)

Mahler's bitterly beautiful Ninth Symphony is the focus for the National Youth Orchestra's annual visit to the Proms. Still unperformed at the time of the composer's death, the symphony was the last Mahler would complete - a requiem in all but name from a man who had already lost his daughter and knew his own death was imminent. The work's rich writing for brass and strings makes it one of the greats of the orchestral repertoire. The concert opens with the London premiere of Tansy Davies's Re-greening, a celebration of spring written specially as a complement to Mahler's Symphony No. 9.

Followed by a selection of recordings from this week's Proms Artists.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Stephen Sondheim

    Goodbye For Now

  • Tansy Davies

    Re-greening

    Performer: Stephanie Childress. Orchestra: National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Symphony No.9

    Orchestra: National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. Conductor: Sir Mark Elder.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Rakastava (The Lover)

    Singer: Tom Nyman. Choir: Ylioppilaskunnan Laulajat. Orchestra: Lahti Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Osmo Vänskä.
  • Philip Glass

    The Light

    Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Marin Alsop.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Noctures Op. 27, No. 1 & 2

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