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Prom 32: Eric Whitacre and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Sunday 9 August 2015 - 3:30 PM

Eric Whitacre © Marc Royce

Approximate end time: 5:35pm

Presented by:

Jonathan Newman
Blow It Up, Start Again 4'
European premiere

Eric Whitacre
The River Cam 12'

Cloudburst 9'

Gershwin, orch. Grofé
Rhapsody in Blue 16'

interval

Copland
Quiet City 9'

Eric Whitacre
Equus 9'

Deep Field 20'
BBC co-commission: European premiere

Martin James Bartlett piano
Leonard Elschenbroich cello

BBC Singers
BBC Symphony Chorus
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Eric Whitacre
conductor

Eric Whitacre's new work Deep Field is inspired by images taken from the Hubble Space Telescope – and offers the audience a chance to participate in a novel way.

In his popular Cloudburst, too, you can help create the sound of rain falling. Plus, American classics by Copland and Gershwin.

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