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Prom 67: Simon Bolívar Symphony Orchestra and Gustavo Dudamel

The Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra under Gustavo Dudamel. Paul Desenne: Hipnosis mariposa. Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras No 2. Ravel: Daphnis and Chloe Suite No 2; La valse.

Live at BBC Proms: Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra and Gustavo Dudamel play Villa-Lobos, Paul Desenne and Ravel's La Valse and Daphnis and Chloe Suite No 2.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Andrew McGregor

Paul Desenne: Hipnosis mariposa (UK premiere)
Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras No 2

c.4.20pm: PROMS INTERVAL: Lucky - by Julianne Pachico
Julianne Pachico is a new literary talent from South America. In her story, set against the backdrop of Colombia's guerilla war, teenage Stephanie confronts an uncertain future.

c.4.40pm:
Ravel: Daphnis and Chloe - Suite No 2
La Valse

The incomparable Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra makes a return following its second appearance at the Proms back in 2011.
As part of our celebration this year of South American music and musicians, we hear the performance of Venezuelan composer Paul Desenne's Hipnosis mariposa and Heitor Villa-Lobos's orchestral tribute to J. S. Bach.
This most thrusting of orchestras ends with Ravel's dizzying parody of a fin de siècle waltz, La Valse. A Proms hot ticket if ever there was one.

PROMS INTERVAL: Lucky - by Julianne Pachico
Julianne Pachico is a new and exciting literary talent from South America. Her short story is set in 2003 against the backdrop of Colombia's guerrilla war. Teenaged Stephanie is delighted when she persuades her mother to let her stay at home while the rest of the family head off for a weekend away. Her delight in escaping her mother's constant gaze soon turns to disquiet when something unexpected happens.

Julianne Pachico's short story accompanies this year's celebration of South American music when the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra performs at the Proms.

Abridged by Lisa Martinson
Produced by Elizabeth Allard.

2 hours, 15 minutes

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