We’ll once again be joined on stage by the BBC Singers’ Chief Conductor David Hill, who also conducted when we played the same piece last October in the new hall at the Barbican, Milton Court. As David Nice wrote of that performance, “this is vibrant, thrilling music for everyone, one of the few towering works of the 1980s, and it’s destined to last.”
For more information about “The Desert Music,” which draws on the poetry of William Carlos Williams, you can check out the BBC Discovering Music documentary on the piece. Come join us! Buy tickets at the BBC Proms website.