Live at the BBC Proms. The BBC Concert Orchestra, Stephen Bell, Vanessa Haynes, Tony Momrelle and the Will Gregory Moog Ensemble in a programme inspired by the year 1969.
Live at BBC Proms: BBC Concert Orchestra and conductor Stephen Bell, with singers Vanessa Haynes and Tony Momrelle, and the Will Gregory Moog Ensemble.
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Lemn Sissay.
Joni Mitchell Woodstock
Walton Battle of Britain Suite
Bacharach/David Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head
Fred Neil Everybody’s Talkin’ At Me
John Barry Midnight Cowboy
John Barry Ski Chase from On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
Lennon/McCartney Get Back
George Harrison Something
George Harrison Here Comes The Sun
Interval: Proms Plus
Poets Jacob Polley and Rachael Allen read their poetry and respond to themes in the music of tonight’s concert. If the summer of 1969 was a time of hedonism and optimistic exploration of space does that echo down the decades? Hosted by New Generation Thinker and author Preti Taneja. Produced by Zahid Warley.
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No.3 (1st movt)
Legrand What Are You Doing The Rest of Your Life
Quincy Jones On Days Like This
Will Gregory Journey to the Sky
Whitfield/Strong I Heard It Through The Grapevine
Bacharach/David I Say A Little Prayer
Singers Vanessa Haynes and Tony Momrelle
Will Gregory Moog Ensemble
BBC Concert Orchestra
Conductor Stephen Bell
Woodstock, the Apollo 11 mission to the Moon, the ongoing Vietnam War, The Beatles’ final album (Abbey Road) – 1969 was a pivotal year.
This Prom explores the film and popular music of 1969 to revive the soundtrack of a special summer.
The BBC Concert Orchestra under Stephen Bell presents a typically wide-angled view, taking in music inspired by the era-defining Woodstock festival, excerpts from the films Battle of Britain, The Italian Job, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and Midnight Cowboy, and ‘Here Comes the Sun’ from The Beatles’ final album Abbey Road.
As the USA’s victory in the space race inspired new music to match the emerging digital era, the Moog synthesizer broke into the mainstream with the album Switched-on Bach. A concert evoking the end of the Swinging Sixties, with a cross-generational appeal that offers both a sunburst of nostalgia and iconic revivals.