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Prom 9 repeat: World Orchestra for Peace

The World Orchestra for Peace and conductor Donald Runnicles perform Beethoven's Symphony No 9, 'Choral', Britten's Sinfonia da Requiem and Eriks Esenvalds's Shadow.

Afternoon Concert with Penny Gore

Another chance to hear the World Orchestra for Peace and conductor Donald Runnicles perform Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, Britten's Sinfonia da Requiem and Eriks Esenvalds' Shadow.

Eriks Esenvalds: Shadow (BBC commission, world premiere)
Benjamin Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem

c2.50pm Interval: Proms Plus
The Narrative Voice: Dr Sarah Dillon is joined by the novelist Richard Beard, whose memoir The Day That Went Missing was published to great acclaim last year. They'll be discussing the literary voice: first, third or rarely seen second person narrators, comic narrators and slippery unreliable narrators. Illustrated with a selection of readings, Sarah and Richard will investigate some of the best voices in fiction. The reader is Fenella Woolgar.

c3.10pm
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No 9 in D minor, 'Choral'

Erin Wall (soprano)
Judit Kutasi (mezzo-soprano)
Russell Thomas (tenor)
Franz-Josef Selig (baritone)
BBC Proms Youth Choir
World Orchestra for Peace
Simon Halsey (conductor)
Donald Runnicles (conductor)

In the centenary year of the end of the First World War, the World Orchestra for Peace - founded by Georg Solti as an expression of international musical harmony - returns to the Proms with one of classical music's most potent statements of brotherhood and fellowship, Beethoven's Ninth Symphony.

Composed in the shadow of the Second World War, Britten's Sinfonia da Requiem adds its own emotive warning against war. The concert opens with a new, First World War-themed work by Latvian composer Ä’riks EÅ¡envalds, commissioned for the talented young singers of the BBC Proms Youth Choir.

Followed by recordings from this week's Proms Artists.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Benjamin Britten

    Sinfonia da requiem Op. 20

    Orchestra: World Orchestra for Peace. Conductor: Donald Runnicles.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony no. 9 in D minor Op.125 (Choral)

    Singer: Erin Wall. Singer: Judit Kutasi. Singer: Russell Thomas. Singer: Franz-Josef Selig. Choir: BBC Proms Youth Choir. Orchestra: World Orchestra for Peace. Conductor: Donald Runnicles.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op. 88, B. 163

    Performer: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Performer: Karina Canellakis.
    • Prom 70 - 2017.
  • Eriks Esenvalds

    Shadow for chorus

    Choir: BBC Proms Youth Choir. Conductor: Simon Halsey.
  • Nicolò Paganini

    Variations on the theme ‘Dal tuo stellato soglio’ from Mosè in Egitto by Rossini (‘Moses Fantasy’)

    Performer: Alisa Weilerstein. Performer: Vivian Hornik Weilerstein.
    • EMI.
  • Daphne Oram

    Amphitryon 38

    Performer: The BBC Radiophonic Workshop.
    • BBC Radiophonic Workshop - A Retrospective.
    • Mute.
    • 001.

Credit

Role Contributor
Performer BBC Proms Youth Choir

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