A Prom in which Eric Whitacre conducts the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in his own music including Deep Field, plus Gershwin, Copland and Jonathan Newman.
Afternoon on 3 - with Penny Gore.
Another chance to hear Eric Whitacre conducting his own music, including the European premiere of his Deep Field, a work inspired by images taken from the Hubble Space Telescope, plus works by Gershwin, Copland and a European premiere by Jonathan Newman.
Presented by Fiona Talkington from the Royal Albert Hall, London.
Jonathan Newman: Blow It Up, Start Again (European premiere)
Eric Whitacre: The River Cam
Eric Whitacre: Cloudburst
Gershwin, orch. Grofe: Rhapsody in Blue
Copland: Quiet City
Eric Whitacre: Equus
Eric Whitacre: Deep Field (BBC co-commission: European premiere)
Martin James Bartlett (piano)
Leonard Elschenbroich (cello)
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.
[First heard on 9th August]
Followed by a selection of recordings from this week's Proms Artists.