Prom 30: BBC National Orchestra Of Wales / Jarvi, Royal Albert Hall, London

Click to follow
The Independent Culture

The Olympic flame still burned at the Late Night Prom with a decent throw for Michael Torke's Javelin from the BBC National Orchestra of Wales under the charismatic Kristjan Jarvi. Chen Yi would have smiled at Madame Mao's moves in John Adams's "The Chairman Dances", but the real wonder came with the cellist Han-Na Chang in Leonard Bernstein's Mass: Three Meditations.

Olympic gold? Jarvi's sizzling rendition of Duke Ellington's Harlem, the biggest big band ever to go cosmic with uptown jazz.

BBC Proms continue to 13 September (08454 015 040)

Comments