BBC Proms 2017
Prom 13: Sir Malcolm Sargent’s 500th prom from 1966 is recreated.
Sir Malcolm Sargent was the chief conductor of the Proms for two decades, bringing the concerts to TV audiences for the first time. To mark the 50
th anniversary of his death, Andrew Davies conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra and young pianist Beatrice Rana to recreate Sargent’s 500
th Prom from 1966. Alongside Schumann and Berlioz, there is a feast of English music by composers including Elgar and Holst, with the evening culminating in Britten’s much-loved The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra.
Jarvis Cocker leads an eclectic line-up in this Late Night tribute to the 60s cult icon Scott Walker. Conductor Jules Buckley has arranged tracks from Walker’s four eponymous albums, which are here performed with live orchestral backing for the first time. Featuring Jules Buckley’s Heritage Orchestra and London Contemporary Voices. Special guests include John Grant, Susanne Sundfør and Richard Hawley.