The Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra under Marin Alsop. Marlos Nobre: Kabbalah. Grieg: Piano Concerto. Villa-Lobos: Prelude (Bachianas brasileiras No 4). Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances.
The São Paulo Symphony Orchestra conducted by Marin Alsop in dances from Russia and Latin America, with pianist Gabriela Montero in Grieg's Piano Concerto.
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Ian Skelly
Marlos Nobre: Kabbalah
Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor
7.50pm INTERVAL: Proms Extra
Petroc Trelawny discusses life and work at the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra with its Artistic Director, Arthur Nestrovski, and with the British journalist Neil Fisher, who's been to Brazil to see the ensemble in action. Recorded earlier in the Concert Hall of Imperial College Students' Union.
8.15pm: Part 2
Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras No 4 - Prelude
Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances
Gabriela Montero, piano
São Paulo Symphony Orchestra
Marin Alsop, conductor
This year's Proms focus on Latin America in the year when the Olympic Games go to Rio de Janeiro heats up with a visit from the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra, under its chief conductor Marin Alsop. Their concert is bookended by infectious, furious dances from Marlos Nobre and Rachmaninov. In between comes music from the doyen of South American composers, Heitor Villa-Lobos, and a performance of Grieg's Piano Concerto for which the orchestra is joined by Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Montero.