Main content
Sorry, this episode is not currently available

Prom 01: First Night of the Proms

The First Night of the 2016 Proms. Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture. Elgar: Cello Concerto (with Sol Gabetta). Prokofiev: Cantata: Alexander Nevsky.

Another chance to hear Friday's First Night of the Proms with the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sakari Oramo.
Argentine cellist Sol Gabetta makes her Proms debut in Elgar's hauntingly lyrical Cello Concerto, the first in a series of works this season throwing a spotlight on the instrument. Russian mezzo-soprano Olga Borodina joins for the cantata Prokofiev fashioned from the score for his friend Sergey Eisenstein's patriotic film Alexander Nevsky. The concert begins with Tchaikovsky's ravishing 'Romeo and Juliet' overture, launching another of this season's themes, marking 400 years since the death of Shakespeare.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny and Clemency Burton-Hill from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Tchaikovsky: Fantasy Overture 'Romeo and Juliet'
Elgar: Cello Concerto in E minor
Prokofiev: Cantata 'Alexander Nevsky'

Sol Gabetta, cello
Olga Borodina, mezzo-soprano
BBC National Chorus of Wales
BBC Symphony Chorus
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sakari Oramo, conductor.

3 hours

Credits

Role Contributor
Performer BBC National Chorus of Wales
Performer BBC Symphony Chorus
Performer BBC Symphony Orchestra

Broadcast