A concert of 20th-century classics led by Kirill Karabits which continues a weekend marking the 50th anniversary of the first manned mission to land on the Moon. We are also joined by Nemanja Radulović, who makes his Proms debut as soloist.

Space travel has never been more richly imagined than in Holst’s suite The Planets, but in order to get there you’ll need to take a Short Ride in a Fast Machine, courtesy of John Adams’ exhilarating, propulsive Minimalist masterpiece. The lyrical beauty of Samuel Barber’s Violin Concerto, with its exquisite slow movement, offers a contrasting moment of contemplation.

Works and composers

Adams Short Ride in a Fast Machine
Barber Violin Concerto
Holst The Planets