BBC Proms 2015: Eric Whitacre & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (Prom 32)

prom32-largeAll I have to say about this performance is this: magical.

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From the BBC Website

Live at the BBC Proms: The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Eric Whitacre with Martin James Bartlett and Leonard Elschenbroich in a programme of Whitacre, Newman, Gershwin and Copland.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Fiona Talkington

Jonathan Newman: Blow It Up, Start Again (European premiere)
Eric Whitacre: The River Cam
Eric Whitacre: Cloudburst
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue (orch. Grofé)

4.20 pm INTERVAL

4.40 pm
Copland: Quiet City
Eric Whitacre: Equus
Eric Whitacre: Deep Field (BBC co-commission) (European premiere)

Martin James Bartlett (piano)
Leonard Elschenbroich (cello)
BBC Singers
BBC Symphony Chorus
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Eric Whitacre (conductor)

Eric Whitacre’s new work Deep Field is inspired by images taken from the Hubble Space Telescope – and offers the audience a chance to participate in a novel way. In his popular Cloudburst, too, you can help create the sound of rain falling. Plus, American classics by Copland and Gershwin.

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