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Prom 7: Delius, Nielsen, Hugh Wood & Ravel

Wednesday 22 July 2015 - 7:00 PM

Andrew Davis © Dario Acosta

Approximate end time: 9:05pm

Presented by:

Delius
In a Summer Garden 15'

Nielsen Clarinet Concerto 24'

interval

Hugh Wood
Epithalamium c25'
BBC commission: world premiere

Ravel
Daphnis and Chloe – Suite No. 2 16'

Mark Simpson clarinet

BBC Symphony Chorus
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sir Andrew Davis
conductor

Afternoon heat breeds musical languor in a Prom that drifts from Delius's summer garden to the classical landscapes of Ravel's lovers Daphnis and Chloe.

Former BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist Mark Simpson is the soloist in anniversary composer Nielsen's intimate, playful Clarinet Concerto.

Hugh Wood's Epithalamium is a new cantata that delights in John Donne's sensuous and jubilant verse.

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