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Highlights from the 2019 BBC Proms

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Leonidas Kavakos

Leonidas Kavakos@Marco Borggreve

Every summer since 1895, orchestras have performed casual classical concerts, known as Proms concerts, in the heart of London.  The tradition is underway right now – it began with Frist Night on July 19, and it runs through the famous Last Night of the Proms on September 14.  SymphonyCast will present highlights of the 2019 Proms concert season beginning this week with “First Night” and continuing for nine weeks.  Make sure you join us!  Listen to SymphonyCast Wednesdays at 9pm or Saturdays at 5pm on Classical 89.7 KCNV.

SEPTEMBER 18 & 21

Vienna Philharmonic

Andrés Orozco-Estrada, conductor

Leonidas Kavakos, violin

DVORAK: The Noonday Witch

KORNGOLD: Violin Concerto

DVORAK: Symphony No. 9, “From the New World”

The Vienna Philharmonic and conductor Andrés Orozco‐Estrada in Dvorak's New World Symphony and Leonidas Kavakos plays Korngold's Violin Concerto. Martin Handley presents.

Dvořák’s New World Symphony, with its wistful slow movement, is the centrepiece of the second concert from the Vienna Philharmonic - a programme of Central European works that showcases the orchestra’s distinctively rich sound.

Andrés Orozco-Estrada pairs it with the composer’s colourful, folk-infused tone-poem The Noonday Witch, in which a mother’s threats inadvertently summon a witch into her home. Cinematic drama is also a hallmark of Korngold’s richly orchestrated and unashamedly romantic Violin Concerto, performed here by soloist Leonidas Kavakos.

 

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SEPTEMBER 25 & 28: LAST NIGHT OF THE 2019 BBC PROMS

Last Night of the 2019 BBC Proms

BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Chorus, BBC Singers

Sakari Oramo, conductor

Jamie Barton, mezzo-soprano

DANIEL KIDANE: Woke

FALLA: The Three-Cornered Hat

ELGAR: Sospiri

LAURA MVULA: Song to the Moon

BIZET: L’amour est un oiseau rebelle (Habanera) from Carmen

SAINT-SAENS: Mon coeur s’ouvre à ta voix from Samson and Delilah

VERDI: O don fatale from Don Carlos

VERDI: Triumphal March from Aida

OFFENBACH: Overture from Orpheus in the Underworld

GRAINGER: Marching Song of Democracy

MACONCHY: Proud Thames

ARLEN: Over the Rainbow from The Wizard of Oz

WOOD: Fantasia on British Sea-Songs

ARNE: Rule, Brittania!

ELGAR: Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1

PARRY: Jerusalem

UNKNOWN: The National Anthem

TRADITIONAL: Auld Lang Syne

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