Prom 01: First Night of the Proms

Prom 01: First Night of the Proms

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Summary

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Chorus and Proms Youth Choir, under conductor Edward Gardner, perform John Adams' Harmonium, an intricate tapestry of sound, with bright vocal threads and driving brass and percussion rhythms. Marking the composer's 70th birthday, it features the BBC Proms Youth Choir alongside stalwarts of the First and Last Nights, the BBC Symphony Chorus. Award-winning pianist Igor Levit is the soloist in Beethoven's groundbreaking Third Piano Concerto, and this year's First Night opens with the world premiere of St John's Dance by rising British composer Tom Coult. Presented by Clemency Burton-Hill and Petroc Trelawny. Igor Levit (piano), BBC Proms Youth Choir, BBC Symphony Chorus, BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Edward Gardner. Tom Coult: St John's Dance (BBC commission: world premiere). Beethoven: Piano Concerto No 3 in C minor. 8.15 Interval. Clemency Burton-Hill and Petroc Trelawny look forward to two months of world-class music-making in the company of guests, and go backstage to chat to some of the performers in this Prom. 8.35 John Adams: Harmonium.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Clemency Burton-Hill
Presenter Petroc Trelawny
Producer Ann McKay
Producer Rebecca Bean
Music