A Prom in which Juanjo Mena conducts the BBC Philharmonic. Mark Simpson: Israfel. Dutilleux: Tout un monde lointain... (with Johannes Moser: cello). Elgar: Symphony No 1 in A flat.
Afternoon on 3 - with Penny Gore
Another chance to hear the BBC Philharmonic at the Proms with Juanjo Mena in Elgar and Dutilleux, and the London premiere of 'Israfel' by the orchestra's Composer in Association, Mark Simpson.
Presented from the Royal Albert Hall by Tom Redmond.
Mark Simpson: Israfel (London premiere)
Dutilleux: 'Tout un monde lointain...'
Elgar: Symphony No.1 in A flat, Op.55
Johannes Moser (cello)
Juanjo Mena (conductor)
In his First Symphony, unveiled in Manchester in 1911, Edward Elgar saw beyond the recession in which Britain was languishing to express a 'massive hope for the future'. The symphony's noble main tune appears fragile at first, but when it returns at the end, it's carried home by an ecstatic orchestra filled with a spirit of uplifting optimism. The BBC Philharmonic and its Chief Conductor also present the London premiere of a work by its Composer in Association, Mark Simpson, and the marriage of modernity and beauty that is Dutilleux's cello concerto 'Tout un monde lointain...'.
Followed by a selection of recordings from this year's Proms Artists.