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Prom 28: National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain is conducted by Thomas Ades in works by himself and Francisco Coll, plus Stravinsky's Rite of Spring.

The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain is conducted by Thomas Adès in works by himself and Francisco Coll, plus Stravinsky's ballet The Rite of Spring.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Tom Redmond

Francisco Coll: Mural
Thomas Adès: Polaris

8.15pm Interval
Tom Redmond and Georgia Mann talk to members of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, past and present

8.40pm
Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring

National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
Thomas Adès (conductor)

Hear some of the UK's finest young musical talent, directed by composer and conductor Thomas Adès, in a bold programme of works that push the orchestra to its technical and sonic limits. Adès's own Polaris, subtitled 'A Voyage for Orchestra', takes inspiration from the North Star, conjuring a vast interstellar landscape that unfolds from a simple piano theme into a massive sonic spiral. Francisco Coll's Mural, tonight receiving its London premiere, is another richly textured, large-scale work - a 'grotesque symphony, in which Dionysus meets Apollo'. The concert's climax is Stravinsky's ballet score The Rite of Spring, whose frenzied rhythms and provocative harmonies prompted a legendary riot at its Paris premiere.

Interval: Tom Redmond and Georgia Mann talk to members of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, past and present.

2 hours

Music and featured items

  • Francisco Coll

    Mural

    Orchestra: National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. Conductor: Thomas Adès.
  • Thomas Adès

    Polaris

    Orchestra: National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. Conductor: Thomas Adès.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    The Rite of Spring

    Orchestra: National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. Conductor: Thomas Adès.
  • Post-concert

    • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

      Quartet No. 1 in D

      Ensemble: Calidore String Quartet.
  • Part 1

    Duration: 27:10

  • Part 2

    Duration: 18:19

  • Interval

    Duration: 21:26

  • Part 3

    Duration: 37:55

  • Post-concert

    Duration: 30:35

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