A Prom with an American focus in which Ryan Bancroft and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales feature influences of jazz alongside Barber, Copland, and a new work by Gavin Higgins
California-born Ryan Bancroft makes his debut as Principal Conductor of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, and at the Proms, with this programme which has a focus on America and its music. Martinů’s Jazz Suite perfectly complements John Adams’s Chamber Symphony; the sound-world of which arose for the composer when he viewed his study of Schoenberg's Chamber Symphony through the lens of cartoon music coming from the next room. An exciting new commission by British composer Gavin Higgins entitled Rough Voices follows, before two American classics: Barber’s nostalgic evocation of a balmy Tennessee night and Copland’s exhilarating ballet suite inspired by early-19th-century pioneer settlers in Pennsylvania, in its less-heard original chamber version.
7.30pm Martinů: Jazz Suite
Adams: Chamber Symphony
Higgins: Rough Voices
Barber: Knoxville - Summer of 1915
Copland: Appalachian Spring
Ryan Bancroft (conductor)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Natalya Romaniw (soprano)
Jazz SuiteOrchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Ryan Bancroft.
Chamber SymphonyOrchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Ryan Bancroft.
Rough VoicesOrchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Ryan Bancroft.
Knoxville: Summer of 1915, Op 24Performer: Natalya Romaniw. Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales.
Appalachian Spring (suite for 13 instruments)Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Ryan Bancroft.
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Symphony No 4 in F minor, Op 36Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Riccardo Muti.
Nocturne in E minor, Op 72 No 1Performer: Benjamin Grosvenor.
- Chopin, Liszt, Ravel: Benjamin Grosvenor.
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