Continuing our daily coverage of what's on at The Proms 2019, Susan Omand has a quick look at the programme for Prom 66: John Luther Adams's In the Name of the Earth and Prom 67: Sakari Oramo conducts Sibelius ...
Reminder: Watch PROM 35 Elgar's Enigma – BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra/Martyn Brabbins on BBC Four tonight.
The natural theme continues into the evening prom with Sibelius' 5th Symphony as the main work, which contains a theme of horn triplets inspired by a flight of 16 swans taking off. Before that we have a work and composer I'm not familiar with and Judith Weir's Forest and there's a UK premiere for Louis Andriessen's The Only One (not to be confused with The One and Only by Chesney Hawkes).
But it is the first work of the night that I want to share with you - again - as it's a favourite of mine and has been ever since I watched the original Disney Fantasia (where it's called A Night on Bald Mountain) and it still gives me nightmares.
Here's the full programme for this evening's Prom which you can listen to live on Radio 3 or on the iPlayer
Prom 66 - 11:00
John Luther Adams
In the Name of the Earth(50 mins)European premiere
Prom 67 - 19:30
A Night on the Bare Mountain (orch. Rimsky-Korsakov)(11 mins)Henry Wood Novelties: UK premiere, 1898
The Only One (BBC co-commission with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and NTR ZaterdagMatinee: UK premiere)
Symphony No 5 in E flat major(32 mins)(final version, 1919)
Image - Photo © Chris Christodoulou