Poster Derrick Skye
Derrick Skye is a composer based in Los Angeles who often integrates music practices from different cultural traditions into classical music.
Johanna Siegmann
Extra Eclectic

Two premieres at the Proms

Editor’s note: Audio for this program is no longer available due to rights restrictions.

As we continue our samplings from the 2023 BBC Proms Festival, host Steve Seel features two new pieces recorded live at the Royal Albert Hall: the world premiere of Derrick Skye's Nova Plexus, a Proms commission, and the UK premiere of Peruvian composer Jimmy Bellido's Peru Negro. The second hour has a distinct Latin flavor, with works by Gabriela Lena Frank, Santiago Canon-Valencia and Mario Armengol.

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Unknown Gates
Composer: Margaret Hermant/Neil Leiter/Gary De Cart
Orchestra/Ensemble: Echo Collective
7K! 24

Light Moving
Composer: David Lang
Soloists: Hilary Hahn - violin
DG 19103

Nova Plexus
Composer: Derrick Skye
Conductor: Ryan Bancroft
Orchestra/Ensemble: BBC National Orchestra of Wales
2023 BBC Proms Prom 21

Composer: Mason Bates
Soloists: Mimi Stillman - flute
Innova 814

The Garden of Cosmic Speculation: Soliton Waves
Composer: Michael Gandolfi
Conductor: Robert Spano
Orchestra/Ensemble: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Telarc 80696

Reflections: Euphoros
Composer: Sufjan Stevens
Soloists: Timo Andres - piano
Asthmatic Kitty 148

The Wind (El Viento)
Composer: Mario Armengol
Soloists: Isabelle Perrin - harp
Quindecim 194

Karnavalito No. 1
Composer: Gabriela Lena Frank
Soloists: Liza Stepanova - piano
Navona 6300

Perú Negro
Composer: Jimmy Bellido
Conductor: Klaus Mäkelä
Orchestra/Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra
2023 BBC Proms Prom 27

Ascenso Hacia lo Profundo
Composer: Santiago Canon-Valencia
Soloists: Santiago Canon Valencia - cello
Sono Luminus 70028

Was There a Butterfly?
Composer: Onute Narbutaite
Conductor: Juha Kangas
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra
Alba 414

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