Then & Now 8/11: From the BBC Proms

Mark O'Connor

On this date in 2003, Mark O'Connor’s Violin Concerto No. 6 called "Old Brass" had its premiere at an evening BBC Proms concert at Royal Albert Hall in London, with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields conducted by Kenneth Sillito and the composer as soloist.

We’ll take you across the pond tonight as SymphonCast features another BBC Proms Concert.  You’ll hear Nicola Benedetti play the Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1 on a concert with the Sibelius Symphony No. 2 played by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.  That’s tonight at 8:00 on Classical WSMR 89.1 & 103.9. 

(Photo: Deanna Rose)

Air Date: 
Friday, August 11, 2017 - 9:15am