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A Prom in which Andrew Davis conducts the BBC SO. Tchaikovsky: The Tempest. Payne: Of Land, Sea and Sky. Bruch: Violin Concerto No 1. Vaughan Williams: Toward the Unknown Region.

Afternoon on 3 - with Penny Gore

Another chance to hear the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Chorus, violinist Ray Chen all conducted by Sir Andrew Davis in Bruch's Violin Concerto, an Anthony Payne premiere, Tchaikovsky's the Tempest, and Vaughan Williams' s Toward the Unknown Region.

Presented by Penny Gore from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Tchaikovsky: The Tempest

Anthony Payne: Of Land, Sea and Sky
(BBC commission: world premiere)

Max Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor

Ralph Vaughan Williams: Toward the Unknown Region

Ray Chen, violin
BBC Symphony Chorus
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sir Andrew Davis, conductor

Vaughan Williams's Toward the Unknown Region was his first large-scale masterpiece, setting the visionary words of Walt Whitman. Sir Andrew Davis also conducts Tchaikovsky's swashbuckling The Tempest and the first performance of Anthony Payne's Of Land, Sea and Sky. Bruch's radiant First Violin Concerto completes the programme.

Followed by a selection of recordings from this year's Proms artists.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • George Enescu

    Romanian Rhapsody No 1

    Performer: Chloƫ Hanslip. Music Arranger: Franz Waxman. Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Leonard Slatkin.
    • Adams: Violin Concerto.
    • Naxos.
    • 2.


Role Contributor
Performer BBC Symphony Chorus
Performer BBC Symphony Orchestra