WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Part of the BBC Proms.
A series of farewells as Osmo Vanska conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in a programme concluding the season's focus on Polish music and premiering Anthony Payne's orchestration of Vaughan Williams's Four Last Songs. BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists Ruby Hughes and Jennifer Johnston are the soloists, Hughes singing the three Polish texts of Henryk Gorecki's 'Symphony of Sorrowful Songs', Johnston singing Procris, Menelaus, Tired and Hands, Eyes and Heart in the Vaughan Williams. Tchaikovsky's ?Path?tique' is the penultimate instalment of this summer's cycle of his symphonies. Finish time: approx. 22:05