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Prom 12: National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain

Live at the BBC Proms. Mark Wigglesworth conducts the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain in Auerbach, Prokofiev and, with Nicola Benedetti, Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto.

Live at BBC Proms: National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain with Mark Wigglesworth and Nicola Benedetti in works by Auerbach, Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Katie Derham

Lera Auerbach: Icarus
(London premiere)

Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D major

c. 20:25
Interval: Katie Derham looks at the work of the NYO and meets some of its players

c. 20:50
Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet - suite (excerpts)

Nicola Benedetti (violin)
National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
Mark Wigglesworth (conductor)

Explosive energy and enthusiasm are the hallmarks of every performance by the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, made up of the UK’s most talented musicians aged from 13 to 18. The ensemble’s annual visit to the Proms is always a festival highlight.
This year Mark Wigglesworth conducts the orchestra in a suite from Prokofiev’s passionate ballet Romeo and Juliet and they are joined by violinist Nicola Benedetti for Tchaikovsky’s warmly lyrical Violin Concerto.
The concert opens with Lera Auerbach’s bracing symphonic poem Icarus, inspired by the myth of the heroic but ill-fated son of Daedalus who flew too close to the sun.

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2 hours, 44 minutes

Music Played

  • Lera Auerbach

    Icarus

    Orchestra: National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Violin Concerto in D major

    Performer: Nicola Benedetti. Orchestra: National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain.
  • Wynton Marsalis

    Fiddle Dance Suite: As The Wind Goes

    Performer: Nicola Benedetti.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Rome and Juliet (excerpts)

    Orchestra: National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    West Side Story Suite: Mambo

    Orchestra: National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth.
  • Ferde Grofé

    Grand Canyon Suite

    Orchestra: Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Howard Hanson.
    • MERCURY.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    Times Square 1944 (No.3 of Three Dance episodes from 'On the town')

    Orchestra: Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Leonard Slatkin.
    • Barber/Bernstein/Gershwin/Copland: Great American Showpieces.
    • Angel.

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