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RECENT EVENTS - Prom 36: Vaughan Williams & Alwyn

Wednesday 13 August 2014 - 6:30 PM

Proms 2014 Prom 36 Janine Jansen © Harald Hoffmann

Scheduled end time: 9:05pm

Vaughan Williams
The Wasps – overture 9'

Alwyn
Symphony No. 1 41'

Vaughan Williams
The Lark Ascending 15'

interval

Vaughan Williams
Job: A Masque for Dancing 43'

Janine Jansen violin

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sakari Oramo
conductor

Following his thrilling performance of A Sea Symphony at last year's First Night of the Proms, Sakari Oramo – a longtime champion of English music – returns with more Vaughan Williams.

Ahead of her Last Night appearance, violinist Janine Jansen joins Oramo for that quintessentially English work The Lark Ascending, its dreamy pastoralism balanced by the jaunty charm and vigour of The Wasps overture.

Job continues this season's thread of great 20th-century ballet scores, while William Alwyn's rarely heard First Symphony adds to the evening's nostalgia with the endless melody of its slow movement.