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Jane Jones explores music associated with this year's Bristol Proms and the West Country.
Following its highly successful inauguration last year, the star-studded Bristol Proms has returned to the Bristol Old Vic.
Jane Jones will be playing some highlights from this year's festival on Friday, but tonight, she celebrates music and musicians connected to the Festival and the West Country.
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The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra kicked off a great week of music in Bristol at Colston Hall on Saturday night and they kick off tonight's Concert too, playing Walton's Orb & Sceptre. We then hear some music from Haydn, who once visited the home of the famous Bath violinist Thomas Shaw and described Mrs Shaw as 'the most beautiful woman I ever saw'. The piano maestro Muzio Clementi worked in Dorset for several years; we'll be hearing some of his music played by the mighty Vladimir Horowitz.
The South African singer Pumeza (pictured) will be performing at the Bristol Proms later this week - we hear her tonight singing a traditional song and the concert ends with Mendelssohn's second symphony, a work that was conducted by Sir Charles Hallé at the inaugural Bristol Musical Festival in 1873.
William Walton: Orb & Sceptre
Andrew Litton conducts the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Joseph Haydn: Violin Concerto in A major Hob.VIIa:3
Giuliano Carmignola directs the Orchestra of the Champs-Elysees
Muzio Clementi: Piano Sonata in A major Opus 50 No.1
Traditional: Thula Baba
Soprano: Pumeza Matshikiza
Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony No.2 in B-flat major Opus 52 ‘Hymn of Praise’
Soloists: Judith Howarth, Jennifer Larmore, Christoph Pregardien
Andrew Litton conducts the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir, KorVest and the Danish National Vocal Ensemble