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Prom 6 repeat: The Rite of Spring

Another chance to hear Prom 6: the Orchestra of the Royal Academy of Music and the Juilliard School perform works by Stravinsky, Britten and Anna Thorvaldsdottir.

Afternoon Concert with Hannah French

Another chance to hear Orchestra of the Royal Academy of Music and the Juilliard School with Edward Gardner and James Ehnes in works by Stravinsky, Britten and Anna Thorvaldsdottir.

Presented from the Royal Albert Hall by Ian Skelly

Anna Thorvaldsdottir: Metacosmos
(UK premiere)

Benjamin Britten: Violin Concerto

c. 2:55 Interval
Proms Plus Talk: In the first of a series of talks focusing on Proms founder-conductor Henry Wood, musicologist and broadcaster Hannah French explores his relationship with the Royal Academy of Music.

c. 3:20
Igor Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring

James Ehnes (violin)
Orchestra of the Royal Academy of Music and the Juilliard School
Edward Gardner (conductor)

Earthy, pagan dances meet the Music of the Spheres in this concert of 20th- and 21st-century orchestral works. Stravinsky’s infamous ballet score The Rite of Spring pulses with rhythmic energy and urgency, while Icelandic composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir’s luminous and intricately textured Metacosmos travels deep into space. At the centre of the programme is Britten’s elegiac Violin Concerto, written on the cusp of the Second World War. Violinist James Ehnes joins Edward Gardner and musicians from both London’s Royal Academy of Music and New York’s Juilliard School.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Anna Thorvaldsdottir

    Metacosmos

    Orchestra: Juilliard Orchestra. Orchestra: Royal Academy of Music Orchestra. Conductor: Edward Gardner.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Violin Concerto

    Performer: James Ehnes. Orchestra: Juilliard Orchestra. Orchestra: Royal Academy of Music Orchestra. Conductor: Edward Gardner.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Violin Sonata No 2 in A minor, BWV 1003 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: James Ehnes.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    The Rite of Spring

    Orchestra: Juilliard Orchestra. Orchestra: Royal Academy of Music Orchestra.
  • Oliver Knussen

    Flourish with fireworks Op 22

    Orchestra: Juilliard Orchestra. Orchestra: Royal Academy of Music Orchestra. Conductor: Edward Gardner.
  • Johann Nepomuk Hummel

    Trumpet Concerto in E or E flat

    Performer: Håkan Hardenberger. Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Conductor: Neville Marriner.
    • Philips.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Symphony No 6 in D minor, Op 104

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Thomas Søndergård.

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