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
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.
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
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
UNKNOWN: The National Anthem
TRADITIONAL: Auld Lang Syne
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