The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and conductor John Wilson perform Holst's The Planets, with the CBSO Youth Chorus joining for the ethereal ending.
Live at the BBC Proms: the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and conductor John Wilson, perform Holst's The Planets, with the CBSO Youth Chorus joining for the ethereal ending.
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Kate Molleson
Vaughan Williams: Symphony No.9
c. 7.05pm INTERVAL - Proms Extra
Martin Handley talks to the musicologist Kate Kennedy and film director Tony Palmer about tonight's music, and the relationship between Vaughan Williams and Holst. Recorded earlier at the Imperial College Union.
Holst: The Planets
CBSO Youth Chorus
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
John Wilson, conductor
Proms favourite, John Wilson, makes his first appearance at the Proms as the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra's new Associate Guest Conductor. Here he swaps Hollywood and Broadway classics for another of his personal passions: the great British symphonic classics. Holst's galactic suite conjures up the epic scope of a movie blockbuster in luminous music of infinite vistas, while Vaughan Williams's enigmatic final symphony also revels in an augmented sound-world: it's a piece Wilson sees as a suitably radical counterpart to The Planets.
Music and featured items
Proms Extra: Kate Kennedy and Tony Palmer discuss the music in tonight's concert.
Role Contributor Performer BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra