Eric Whitacre will conduct a BBC Proms concert on Sunday 9 August with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London’s Royal Albert Hall. This offers the opportunity to hear the European premiere of Eric’s new piece “Deep Field” based on the Hubble Deep Field images and to take part in the performance with a mobile app.
He’ll be joined by Martin James Bartlett on piano for a performance of George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, Leonard Elschenbroich on cello to perform The River Cam and the choral line-up will be made up of the BBC Singers and the BBC Symphony Chorus.
Tickets on go sale on the BBC Proms site on 23 April.
Jonathan Newman – Blow It Up, Start Again
Eric Whitacre – The River Cam
Eric Whitacre – Cloudburst
George Gershwin – Rhapsody in Blue (orch. Grofé)
Aaron Copland – Quiet City
Eric Whitacre – Equus
Eric Whitacre – Deep Field
BBC co-commission: European premiere