CONCERTS FROM BBC PROMS ON WCLV
The BBC Proms is the world's largest and best-known classical music festival, and
invitations to perform at it are a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Again this year, beginning
August 28th, performances from the BBC Proms festival are being integrated into
SymphonyCast, which is heard on Thursdays at 9:00 PM on WCLV. The schedule can be
found below. The air host is Brian Newhouse, known to WCLV listeners from the joint
WCLV-American Public Media broadcasts of The Cleveland Orchestra from Miami.
However, on Saturday, September 13, at 3:00 PM, WCLV will present one of the most
engaging and exciting concerts in the world of music – a live broadcast of the BBC’s
Last Night of the Proms. It’s a combination of great music and circus, with a respectful
yet rowdy audience that stands, rather than sits, throughout the two and half
hour concert. The BBC Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Chorus and the BBC
Singers are conducted by Sir Roger Norrington with Bryn Terfel, bass-baritone
and Hélène Grimaud, piano. When they perform Jerusalem and God Save the Queen,
you may wish the Brits had won the Revolution.
Here is the broadcast schedule for the Proms at 104.9.
August 28, 2008 9:00 PM
BBC Scottish Symphony with Stefan Solyom conducting along with Richard Watkins,
horn; Tasmin Little, violin, perform J.S. Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, Smyth's
Double Concerto for Horn, Violin, and Orchestra, and Rachmaninov's Symphony No. 2
September 4, 2008 9:00 PM
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra along with Olga Kern, piano perform Chen Yi's Olympic Fire,
Rachmaninov's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, and Vaughan Williams' Symphony
No. 6. Leonard Slatkin conducts.
September 11, 2008 9:00 PM
City of London Sinfonia along with Sharon Bezaly, flute; Rebecca Evans, soprano;
Pamela Helen Stephen, mezzo-soprano; Thomas Walker, tenor; Matthew Rose,
bass; BBC Singers perform Mozart's Symphony No. 34, Osborne's Flute Concerto,
and Beethoven's Mass in C. Richard Hickox conducts
September 13, 2008: Last Night of the Proms - LIVE at 3:00 PM
BBC Symphony Orchestra along with Bryn Terfel, bass-baritone; Hélène Grimaud,
piano; BBC Singers; BBC Symphony Chorus perform Beethoven's The Creatures of
Prometheus, Wagner's Wie Todesahnung Dämmrung, Puccini's Tosca – Tre sbirri,
Una carrozza, Verdi's Falstaff – Ehi paggio!, Beethoven's Fantasia in c for piano,
chorus and orchestra Choral Fantasy. Sir Roger Norrington conducts.
September 18, 2008 9:00 PM
BBC Symphony Orchestra with Sir Andrew Davis conducting performs Vaughan Williams'
Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis, Job: A Masque for Dancing, Serenade to Music,
Symphony No. 9
September 25, 2008 9:00 PM
Berlin Philharmonic performs Brahms' Symphony No. 3 and Shostakovich's Symphony
No. 10. Sir Simon Rattle conducts.
October 2, 2008 9:00 PM
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, with Bernard Haitink conducting, performs Mark-Anthony
Turnage's Chicago Remains and Mahler's Symphony No. 6.