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BBC Proms

The BBC Proms travels out of London, to Hull – UK City of Culture 2017 – for a site-specific performance of music inspired by water, centring on Handel’s Water Music suites, first performed 300 years ago at a river party for George I on the Thames.

Pioneering early music expert Nicholas McGegan directs the Royal Northern Sinfonia at Stage@TheDock – Hull’s outdoor amphitheatre – in a programme featuring everything from storms and shipwrecks to calm seas and seductive sirens.

Telemann Water Music – overture 8’

Delius Summer Night on the River 5’

Handel Water Music – Suite No. 3 in G major 11’

Mendelssohn Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage12’

Rameau Naïs – overture 5’

Grace Williams Sea Sketches – High Wind; Calm Sea in Summer 10’

Handel Water Music – Suite No. 2 in D major 12’

Royal Northern Sinfonia | Nicholas McGegan conductor

Broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 (3.00pm performance)

Tickets On-Sale: Friday 23 June 2017

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