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Prom 21 - Evolution! archivePart of the BBC Proms. CBBC presenters Barney Harwood and Gemma Hunt unleash a natural selection of creatures in this child-friendly Prom inspired by the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth. Conductor Charles Hazlewood leads us from prehistoric Earth to outer space in John Williams's soundtracks to Jurassic Park and Star Wars - and uncover the bird kingdom (with Delius's On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring) and insect life (in Arvo Pärt’s If Bach had been a Beekeeper). Britten's 'Storm' interlude from his opera Peter Grimes represents the primal elements before the arrival of animals, while Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man anticipates the collective human spirit. Plus, there's a new beginning, as DJ and drum-and-bass producer Goldie (runner-up of last year’s BBC Two Maestro competition) reveals a specially written, Darwin-inspired work - his first ever for a classical orchestra. There will be one interval. Approx. end time 13:00
Performers Barney Harwood (presenter), Gemma Hunt (presenter), David Attenborough (Sir - special guest).
Company BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor Charles Hazlewood.

Prom 21 - Evolution!

Prom 21 - Evolution! (Concert) production archive for QTIX code T01274174320. Details of all Prom 21 - Evolution! archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S346

Archive Listings

1 Aug 09The Royal Albert Hall
Inner London
Greater London

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