Prom 29: National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain

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Vasily Petrenko conducts the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain in music by Varèse, Muhly, Messiaen and Meredith

TV & Radio Information
BBC Four
Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 19:30

 

Here's a chance to catch-up with a past Prom. Recorded on 4 August, this concert features the National Youth Orchestra in a stunning programme of modern works. Conducted by Vasily Petrenko, the orchestra will 'tune up' with Varèse, before launching into the London premiere of Nico Muhly's Gait, commissioned by the BBC. 

After the interval the NYO turns to Messiaen's ecstatic Turangalîla Symphony, and Anna Meredith's Cultural Olympiad commission HandsFree. A varied and satisfying programme.