Wednesday 1 August at 7.30 p.m.
Royal Albert Hall
Ives: The Unanswered Question (6 mins)
Barber: Adagio for strings (8 mins)
Zimmermann: Nobody knows de trouble I see (15 mins)
Tippett: A Child of Our Time (72 mins)
Håkan Hardenberger trumpet
Measha Brueggergosman soprano
Sarah Connolly mezzo-soprano
Paul Groves tenor
Jubilant Sykes bass-baritone
BBC Proms Youth Choir
BBC Symphony Orchestra
David Robertson conductor
The BBC SO performs Ives, Barber and Zimmerman's jazz-influenced trumpet concerto with Hakan Hardenberger.
And the BBC Proms Youth Choir debuts in Tippett's great oratorio A Child of Our Time. David Robertson conducts.
Principal Guest Conductor, David Robertson, conducts two iconic American pieces before turning to works in which the emotive force of the African American spiritual is harnessed by composers of the old world.
In Child of our time, Tippett drew on five spirituals to reaffirm the indispensable human values of compassion and brotherhood. Star trumpeter Hakan Hardenberger returns and an impressive array of international singing talent features alongside tonight's newly formed youthful chorus.