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Prom 18: Sirens and Scheherazade

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, James Gaffigan and the BBC Symphony Orchestra take you on a maritime journey, starting with Korngold's stirring film score for The Sea Hawk.

Live at the BBC Proms: the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by James Gaffigan perform Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade and Anders Hillborg's Sirens with the BBC Symphony Chorus and soloists.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Ian Skelly

Korngold: The Sea Hawk - overture
Anders Hillborg: Sirens (UK premiere)

8.10pm INTERVAL - Proms Extra
Emeritus Professor of European Archaeology at the University of Oxford, Sir Barry Cunliffe and Professor Edith Hall will consider epic sea journeys and the role of the sea in Greek myth and legend with presenter Rana Mitter. Recorded earlier as a Proms Extra with an audience at Imperial College.
Producer: Craig Smith

8.30pm
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade

Hannah Holgerrson (soprano)
Ida Falk Winland (soprano)
BBC Symphony Chorus
BBC Symphony Orchestra
James Gaffigan (conductor)

James Gaffigan and the BBC Symphony Orchestra take you on a maritime journey from the exotic oceans of Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade to the siren-filled waters of Homer's Odyssey as imagined by Swedish composer Anders Hillborg - with two Swedish sopranos and the BBC Symphony Chorus - and the stormy seas of Korngold's stirring film score for The Sea Hawk.

2 hours

Music and featured items

  • Anders Hillborg

    Sirens

    Performer: Hannah Holgersson. Performer: Ida Falk Winland. Choir: BBC Symphony Chorus. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: James Gaffigan.
  • Erich Wolfgang Korngold

    The Sea Hawk

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Performer: James Gaffigan.
  • Interval

    Proms Extra: The Sea in Greek Mythology

    Duration: 20:47

  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

    Scheherazade

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: James Gaffigan.

Credits

Role Contributor
Performer BBC Symphony Orchestra
Performer BBC Symphony Chorus

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