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Prom 28 repeat: National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain

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

Afternoon on 3 with Penny Gore

Another chance to hear 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.

Presented from the Royal Albert Hall, London by Tom Redmond

Francisco Coll: Mural
Thomas Adès: Polaris
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.

[First broadcast on Saturday 5th August]

Followed by a selection of music from this week's Proms artists.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • 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.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Fanfare; Villes (Les Illuminations)

    Orchestra: Scottish Ensemble. Singer: Toby Spence. Director: Clio Gould.
    • LINN.

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