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Part of the BBC Proms. Evolution!
A Darwin-inspired extravaganza for kids. CBBC presenters Gemma Hunt and Barney Harwood unleash a natural selection of creatures in this child-friendly Prom inspired by the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth. We journey from prehistoric Earth to outer space in John Williams's soundtracks to Jurassic Park and Star Wars âand uncover the bird kingdom (with Delius's On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring) and insect life (in Arvo PÃ¤rtâs 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, thereâs 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 â his first ever for a classical orchestra. There will be one interval. Approx. end time 13:00Performers Barney Harwood (presenter), Gemma Hunt (presenter0, David Attenborough (special guest).
Company BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor Charles Hazlewood.
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