Part of the BBC Proms.
Archive :: production:T294462720, concert:S357, venue:V221
An Alpine Symphony
Celebrated American mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato is reunited with regular collaborator Sir Antonio Pappano to mark the 150th anniversary of Berlioz's death with a performance of the composer's sumptuous orchestral song-cycle Les nuits d'ete - a musical journey from springtime love to cruellest loss. The National Youth Orchestra of the USA undertakes a journey of quite a different kind in Strauss's monumental An Alpine Symphony, whose vast orchestral forces and massive soundscapes conjure up the craggy drama of the Bavarian Alps. The concert opens with a new work, by Benjamin Beckman, one of the NYO-USA's two Apprentice Composers.