19 Aug 2019

The BBC Proms concert I'm most looking forward to is...

From Upbeat, 10:33 am on 19 August 2019
RNZ Concert presenter Cynthia Morahan.

RNZ Concert presenter Cynthia Morahan. Photo: RNZ / Rebekah Parsons-King

Daybreak host Cynthia Morahan shares her pick of this week's BBC Proms concerts - from a galaxy far, far away.

The Proms concert I'm most looking forward to in week three of RNZ Concert's 2019 BBC Proms broadcasts is 'The Sound of Space: Sci-Fi Film Music' on Wednesday 21 August.

I wouldn’t have considered myself a Sci-Fi fan once, but the Star Wars obsession of a family member means I now know my Millennium Falcon from my Starship Enterprise. The theme of this concert is loosely connected to 2019 being 50 years since the first moon landing, but to me sounds like the perfect opportunity for the London Contemporary Orchestra to fill the Royal Albert Hall with some electronica.

I like what I’ve already heard from Carly Paradis’ music to the TV series The Innocents as well as the beautiful 'Adagio' from the Danny Boyle film Sunshine and I'm sure that Hans Zimmer’s rousing score to the Christopher Nolan film Interstellar will give us lift off.

2019 BBC Proms on RNZ Concert

Monday 19, August - 8.00 Music Alive

Prom 26: Mozart's Requiem

Fatma Said, soprano, Kathryn Rudge, mezzo-soprano, Sunnyboy Dladla, tenor, David Shipley, bass, BBC National Chorus of Wales, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Nathalie Stutzmann, conductor

Wednesday 21, August - 8.00 Music Alive

Prom 27: The Sound of Space: Sci-Fi Film Music

London Contemporary Orchestra, Robert Ames, conductor

Thursday 22, August - 1.00 Upbeat

Prom 17: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra – 2

Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

Friday 23, August - 8.00 Music Alive

Prom 31: Brahms, Bruckner & Strauss

Lise Davidsen, soprano, Philharmonia Orchestra, Esa‐Pekka Salonen, conductor

Saturday 24, August - 9.30 Sound Lounge

Prom 36: Late-Night Mixtape

Late-Night Mixtape Tenebrae Ensemble et al.

Saturday 24, August - 8.00 Music Alive

Prom 32: An Alpine Symphony

Joyce DiDonato, mezzo-soprano, Brass of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, The National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America, Sir Antonio Pappano, conductor


The complete RNZ Concert schedule of BBC Proms broadcasts for 2019 is here