Today at the Proms - Prom 1


The Proms 2018 Season gets underway tonight and to kick off our daily coverage of what's on, Susan Omand has a quick look at the programme for Prom 1: First Night of the Proms...

Reminder - Watch Prom 1: First Night of the Proms 2018 on BBC Two, 20:30

And we're off! After last night's spectacular Five Telegrams: Sender as a Curtain Raiser, we get to hear the whole of Anna Meredith's Five Telegrams in the world premiere which should be exciting. Other than that we have some Vaughan Williams, which is a piece I'm not familiar with so that should be good and The Planets is always worth listening to, with Holst's musical representation of the seven planets that could be seen from Earth at the time. Given the fact that it's Friday the 13th and there's a certain visitor currently gracing these shores, have a listen to Mars, Bringer of War from the 2015 Proms...



Here's the full programme for this evening's Prom which you can listen to live from 20:15 on Radio 3 or on the iPlayer 

Ralph Vaughan Williams
Toward the Unknown Region(13 mins)

Gustav Holst
The Planets(52 mins)

INTERVAL

Anna Meredith 59 Productions
Five Telegrams(22 mins)BBC co-commission with 14–18 NOW and Edinburgh International Festival: world premiere

Image - Photo © Chris Christodoulou