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First Night of the Proms - Part 2

The First Night of the Proms culminates with Harmonium, a choral work from John Adams, performed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Chorus and the BBC Proms Youth Choir.

The First Night of the Proms culminates with Harmonium, a dazzling choral work from American music titan John Adams, who celebrates his 70th birthday this year. Harmonium is a thrilling and captivating setting of poetry by John Donne and Emily Dickinson, performed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Chorus and the BBC Proms Youth Choir, conducted by Edward Gardner. Presented by Katie Derham.

1 hour

Music Played

  • John Adams

    Harmonium

    Choir: BBC Proms Youth Choir. Choir: BBC Symphony Chorus. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Performer: Edward Gardner.

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Katie Derham
Conductor Edward Gardner
Musician Igor Levit
Choir BBC Proms Youth Choir
Choir BBC Symphony Chorus
Orchestra BBC Symphony Orchestra
Director Huw Rhodri
Producer Joe McCulloch

Broadcast

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