Domingo 20 de Julio de 2008 — Domingo 20 de Julio de 2008
Royal Albert Hall
Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2A, United Kingdom
Tel.: 0845 401 5045
Prom 4: Folk Day 1
Time 3.30pm - c6.00pm
From the deep-rooted influence on Vaughan Williams’s music to the ongoing rise of young British folk musicians, this year’s Proms Folk Day offers the chance to immerse yourself in music, dance and storytelling.
With its ability to characterise a community, folk music offers a unique reflection of different cultures and traditions. Many composers across the centuries have taken inspiration from folk tunes, drawing their colourful scales and vigorous rhythms into the world of Western classical music.
Programme to include:
Traditional Folk songs
Folk-song-inspired works by Grainger and Vaughan Williams (15 mins)
Berio - Folk Songs (25 mins)
Trad. arr. Folkestra - Folk music from the British Isles (15 mins)
Folk music from Transylvania, the Eastern Carpathian Mountains and Moldova (15 mins)
Bartók - Romanian Dances (13 mins) interspersed with traditional folk-song settings
New arrangement (BBC commission: world premiere) (c8 mins)
Monica Bacelli mezzo-soprano
Bella Hardy singer
London Young Musicians
Martyn Brabbins (conductor)
Prom 5: Folk Day 2
Time 7.30pm - c9.30pm
Following the free afternoon concert exploring how folk music has influenced classical composers, Proms Folk Day’s evening concert focuses on artists who are continuing, reviving and reinterpreting the traditions of English folk music.
Tonight’s Prom presents a fascinating picture of the many directions folk music is taking, and includes appearances from Derbyshire-born singer Bella Hardy, guitarist Martin Simpson and the boisterous 11-piece big band Bellowhead – winners of three Radio 2 Folk Awards.
To include sets by:
Bella Hardy (singer)
Martin Simpson (singer/guitar)