The BBC Symphony Orchestra under Sakari Oramo. Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture. Elgar: Cello Concerto (with Sol Gabetta). Prokofiev: Cantata: Alexander Nevsky.
Live at BBC Proms: BBC Symphony Orchestra with Sakari Oramo. Sol Gabetta plays Elgar's Cello Concerto, mezzo-soprano Olga Borodina joins for Prokofiev's Cantata Alexander Nevsky
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Petroc Trelawny and Clemency Burton-Hill
Tchaikovsky: Fantasy Overture 'Romeo and Juliet'
Elgar: Cello Concerto in E minor
Interval - Petroc Trelawny and Clemency Burton-Hill look forward to two months of world-class music-making in the company of guests including the Director of the BBC Proms, David Pickard.
Prokofiev: Cantata 'Alexander Nevsky'
Olga Borodina, mezzo-soprano
Sol Gabetta, cello
BBC National Chorus of Wales
The BBC Symphony Chorus
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sakari Oramo, conductor
Tchaikovsky's ravishing 'Romeo and Juliet' overture launches our celebrations marking 400 years since the death of Shakespeare.
Argentine soloist Sol Gabetta makes her Proms debut in Elgar's hauntingly lyrical Cello Concerto, the first in a series of works throwing a spotlight on the instrument.
Prokofiev delivered a score of new directness and clarity for his friend Sergey Eisenstein's patriotic film Alexander Nevsky: the cantata he fashioned from it features the dramatic 'Battle on the Ice'.