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Prom 37: Orchestra of the Academy of Santa Cecilia and Sir Antonio Pappano

Live at the BBC Proms: the Orchestra of the Academy of Santa Cecilia, Rome, conducted by Sir Antonio Pappano, play Haydn, Bernstein and Mahler.

Live at the BBC Proms: The Orchestra of the Academy of Santa Cecilia, Rome, conducted by Sir Antonio Pappano, play Haydn, Bernstein and Mahler.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall
Presented by Ian Skelly

Haydn: The Creation - Chaos
Bernstein: Symphony No. 1 'Jeremiah'

8.15: INTERVAL: Interval Proms Plus: Chaos and doom as featured in the Old Testament are examined by BBC New Generation Thinker Dr Joe Moshenska and novelist Salley Vickers. Presented by New Generation Thinker Nandini Das.

Mahler: Symphony No 1 in D major

Elizabeth DeShong, mezzo-soprano
Orchestra of the Academy of Santa Cecilia, Rome
Sir Antonio Pappano, conductor

The Bernstein centenary celebrations continue in a programme that pairs his 'Jeremiah' Symphony with music by two composers he admired and championed.

Appearing at the Proms for the first time in five years, Rome's Santa Cecilia Orchestra (of which Bernstein was Honorary President for almost a decade) and its Music Director Sir Antonio Pappano perform Bernstein's youthful First Symphony, charged with political anxiety and dread, alongside another symphonic debut, Mahler's dramatic First.

The evening opens with Haydn's arresting musical vision of primordial chaos.

2 hours, 13 minutes

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