Prom 2 archive

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Archive listings for Prom 2

Work type: Concert.

John Wilson Conducts The Sinfonia of London - T45935859

Its Proms debut last year was hailed as 'astonishing', and praised for its ‘revelatory' music-making. Now the award-winning Sinfonia of London and its conductor, Proms favourite John Wilson, return with a concert of English music. Bookending the programme are two beloved classics: Vaughan Williams' luminous Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis takes inspiration from Tudor choral music, while Elgar immortalised friends and family in the affectionate character sketches of his ‘Enigma' Variations. The Arthurian castle of Tintagel is glimpsed from Cornish cliffs in Bax's tone-poem, while Walton's virtuosic Partita for Orchestra draws on the Mediterranean landscapes the composer knew so well. Adam Walker is soloist in the Flute Concerto that Huw Watkins wrote with his ‘amazing sound' in mind.Performer Adam Walker (flute). Company Sinfonia of London. Conductor John Wilson.
16 Jul 22Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L1396759034

Bohemian Rhapsody - T1942443815

Following his thrilling Proms debut in 2017, Czech conductor Jakub Hrusa returns with two popular masterpieces from his homeland. With its song-like slow movement and irrepressible, folk-infused finale, Dvorak's Violin Concerto is one of the best-loved in the repertoire. American virtuoso Joshua Bell joins the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra as soloist. Journey through the Czech countryside in the second half with Smetana's symphonic suite M? vlast ('My Country') - a colourful celebration of a nation's landscape, castles and warriors, with the sweeping melody of ?Vltava' at its heart. Approx end time 22:00Performer Joshua Bell. Company Bamberg Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Jakub Hrusa.
20 Jul 19Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L1736139134

French Music from The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra: Mozart, Ravel and Faure - T0173131631

Ravel'' sensuous mythological ballet Daphnis and Chloe meets the courtly beauty of Faure's Pavane in this concert by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Rising Swiss pianist Francesco Piemontesi is the soloist in Mozart's lyrical Piano Concerto No. 27.Performer Francesco Piemontesi (piano). Company BBC Symphony Chorus. Company City of London Choir. Company Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor Alain Altinoglu.
14 Jul 18Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L0774601520

Daniel Barenboim conducts Sibelius and Elgar - T0280550918

Daniel Barenboim and the mighty Staatskapelle Berlin launch this year's cycle of Elgar symphonies with the thrilling emotional extremes of the Symphony No. 1. Lisa Batiashvili joins the orchestra for Sibelius's exhilarating Violin Concerto.Performer Lisa Batiashvili (violin). Company Staatskapelle Berlin. Conductor Daniel Barneboim.
15 Jul 17Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L0852068739

Modest Mussorgsky - T01164206556

Concert Performance. Sung in RussianConductor Antonio Pappano (Sir). Company Royal Opera Chorus. Company Orchestra of the Royal Opera House. Performer Bryn Terfel (Boris Godunov). Performer Benjamin Knight (Fyodor). Performer Vlada Borovko (Xenia). Performer John Graham Hall (Shuisky). Performer Kostas Smoriginas (Schelkalav). Performer Ain Anger (Pimen). Performer David Butt Philip (Pretender Dmitry)). Performer Andrii Goniukov (Varlaam). Performer Harry Nicoll (Missail). Performer Rebecca de Pont Davies (Innkeeper). Performer Andrew Tortise (Holy Fool)).
16 Jul 16Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L01870588017

Ten Pieces Prom - T02065248764

Since the Ten Pieces film launched last October, children in schools across the UK have been working on their own creative responses to music by Beethoven, Britten, Mozart, Mussorgsky and others, with the help of BBC ensembles. Some of the results now come to the Royal Albert Hall, where they will be performed alongside extracts from the Ten Pieces that inspired them. These two Proms are a musical celebration showcasing digital art, dance and new composition, bringing the first year of the BBC's Ten Pieces project to a triumphant close. Barney Harwood and Dick and Dom join in the fun. Finish time: approx 20:30Performer Barney Harwood. Performer Dick and Dom. Performer Tim Thorpe (horn). Company Ten Pieces Children's Choir. Company BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor Thomas Sondergard.
18 Jul 15Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L02032413969

Elgar, Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky & Liszt - T01980310536

The China Philharmonic Orchestra makes its Proms debut, launching this season's global orchestras strand. East meets West in a colourful programme that draws together Elgar's Pomp and Circumstance March No. 4, Liszt's First Piano Concerto and Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition with a new trumpet concerto from Shanghai-born Qigang Chen. Britain's own queen of the trumpet, Alison Balsom, joins them as soloist. Finish time approx. 22:25Performer Haochen Zhang (piano). Performer Alison Balsom (trumpet). Company China Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor Long Yu.
19 Jul 14Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L1361487155

Doctor Who Prom - T02067899673

Doctor Who returns to the Proms to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the popular BBC series. As well as showcasing Murray Gold's music from the past eight years, the concert also journeys back to the early days of Doctor Who and the groundbreaking work of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. Featuring special guests from the series, big screens and a host of monsters ready to invade the Royal Albert Hall, this is not the year to be exterminated! There will be one interval. Finish time: 21:45Company London Philharmonic Choir. Company BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor Ben Foster.
13 Jul 13Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L0813790146

Lerner & Lowe - My Fair Lady - T0927441481

Semi staged. John Wilson and his hand-picked orchestra return, with an all-star cast, for their first ever recreation of a complete musical. A Broadway classic, Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady is also the archetypal London show, its roots in George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion. Tonight's realisation revives Andr? Previn's Oscar-winning orchestrations for the 1964 film. Finish time approx. 22:30Performer Anthony Andrews (Henry Higgins). Performer Annalene Beechey (Eliza Doolittle). Company John Wilson Orchestra. Conductor John Wilson. Director Shjaun Kerrison.
14 Jul 12Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L1023192142

Rossini - William Tell - T01942606837

Concert performance sung in French. Antonio Pappano returns with the Orchestra and Chorus of the Academy of Santa Cecilia, Rome, for a rare revival of Rossini’s magnum opus about the legendary founding fathers of Switzerland and the hero who shoots an apple from his son’s head. Finish time approx: 22:55Performer Michele Pertusi (baritone - William Tell). Performer John Osborn (tenor - Arnold Melchthal). Performer Matthew Rose (bass - Walter Furst). Performer Frederic Caton (bass - Melchthal). Performer Elena Xanthoudakis (soprano - Jemmy). Performer Nicolas Courjal (bass - Gesler). Performer Carlo Bosi (tenor - Rodolphe). Performer Celso Albelo (tenor - Ruodi). Performer mark Stone (baritone - Leuthold). Performer Malyn Bystrom (soprano - Mathilde). Performer Patricia Bardon (mezzo-soprano - Hedwige). Performer Davide Malvestio (bass - Huntsman). Company Orchestra and Chorus of the Academy of Santa Cecilia Rome. Conductor Antonio Pappano.
16 Jul 11Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L081404814

Wagner - The Mastersingers of Nuremberg - T872443059

Wagner's story of the young outsider Walther who wins Nuremberg's time-honoured song contest - and the bride of his dreams - brings Bryn Terfel to the role of the forward-looking cobbler-poet Hans Sachs for the first time. Finish time: approx. 22:15Conductor Lothar Koenigs. Company Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera. Performer Bryn Terfel (Hans Sachs). Performer Raymond Very (Walther von Stolzing). Performer Amanda Roocroft (Eva). Performer Christopher Purves (Beckmesser). Performer Andrew Tortise (David). Performer Anna Burford (Magdalene). Performer David Soar (Nightwatchman). Performer Brindley Sherratt (Pogner). Performer Simon Thorpe (Kothner). Performer David Stout (Nachtigall). Performer Paul Hodges (Schwartz). Performer Rhys Meirion (Zorn). Performer Andrew Rees (Eisslinger). Performer Stephen Rooke (Moser). Performer Arwel Huw Morgan (Foltz). Performer Geraint Dodd (Vogelgesang). Performer Own Webb (Ortel).
17 Jul 10Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L732688570

Haydn: The Creation - T0809002902

Sung in English with revised text by Paul McCreesh. Run time: approx. 109 minutes. End time approx. 21:00. What more natural selection with which to launch our 'Creation'-themed first Saturday, and to mark the joint anniversaries of Haydn and Darwin (the latter born in 1809, the year of the former's death). Paul McCreesh conducts massed Gabrieli forces in a recreation of the giant versions that Haydn himself directed in the last decade of his life. There will be no interval.Performer Rosemary Joshua Gabriel. Performer Sarah Tynan Eve. Performer Mark Padmore Uriel. Performer Neal Davies Raphael. Performer Peter Harvey Adam. Company Chetham's Chamber Choir. Company Gabrieli Consort and Players. Conductor Paul McCreesh.
18 Jul 09Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L1682947245


Maverick violinist Nigel Kennedy returns to the Proms - after an absence of 21 years ? for Elgar's Violin Concerto, the work that first put him on the musical map following his now-classic recording of it under tonight's conductor. With Vernon Handley in charge, this programme of British music is in good hands: few other conductors bring such a wealth of experience to the music of Bax -The Garden of Fand mines deep seams of late-Romanticism. And another Kennedy - Andrew (no relation, who appeared at the Proms as recently as last year's Last Night) - brings us Gerald Finzi's touching setting of Wordsworth, a study of the loss of childhood innocence. Finish time approx. 21:00Performer Andrew Kennedy (tenor). Performer Nigel Kennedy (violin). Company BBC Symphony Chorus. Company BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor Vernon Handley. Music Bax (The Garden of Fand - 17 mins). Music Finzi (Intimations of Immortality - 43mins). Music Elgar (Violin Concderto - 52 mins).
19 Jul 08Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L0450769863

Music from Great British Films - T0968956198

Finish time approx. 21:45Conductor John Wilson. Company BBC Concert Orchestra. Performer Philip Achille (harmonica). Music Adler. Music Arnold. Music Coates. Music Stephen Warbeck. Music John Williams.
14 Jul 07Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L1150958301

Mozart the Dramatist - T0316571677

Idomeneo - ballet music. Mitridate - Se viver non degg'io. Zaide - Nur mutig mein Herze. Lucio Silla - Fra i pensier. The Abduction from the Seraglio - Act 2 Finale. La clemenza di Tito - Overture. Don Giovanni - Dalla sua pace. The Marriage of Figaro - scene from Act 2. The Magic Flute - Ach, ich fuhl's. Don Giovanni - Act 2 Finale. Finish time approx. 21:45. Recorded for broadcast on BBC one.Conductor Roger Norrington (Sir). Company BBC Singers (men's voices). Company Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Performer Anna Leese (soprano). Performer Rebecca Nash (soprano). Performer Ailish Tynan (soprano). Performer Ian Bostridge (tenor). Performer Benjamin Hulett (tenor). Performer Simon Keenlyside (baritone). Performer Kyle Ketelsen (bass-baritone). Performer Brindley Sherratt (bass).
15 Jul 06Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L524877482

HMS Pinafore - T1353626764

Music Sullivan (The Yeoman of the Guard - overture). Music Sullivan (arr. Mackerras - Pineapple Poll - suite). Music Sullivan. Lyrics Gilbert (HMS Pinafore - with narration). Company Maida Vale Singers. Company BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor Charles Mackerras (Sir). Performer Richard Suart (Sir Joseph Porter). Performer Neal Davies (Captain Corcoran). Performer Timothy Robinson (Ralph Rackstraw). Performer Sally Matthews (Josephine). Performer Felicity Palmer (Little Buttercup). Performer Peter Sidhom (Dick Deadeye). Performer Owen Gilhooly (Bill Bobstay). Performer Stephen Richardson (Bob Becket).
16 Jul 05Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L01664569193

The Nation's Favourite Prom - T547015684

This concert will be broadcast on BBC 1. Finish time approx. 21:20Music Overture (audience choice). Music Delius (A Viaage Romeo and Juliet - The Walk to the Paradise Garden). Music Mozart (The Marriage of Figaro - 'Non piu andrai'). Music Mozart (Don Giovanni - 'Madamina il catalogo e questo). Music Rachmaninov (Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini). Music Overture (audience choice). Music Boito (Mefistofele - 'Son lo spirito che nega). Music Gounod (Faust - 'Vous qui faites I'endormie'; Le veau d'or'). Music Tchaikovsky (Overture 1812). Performer Jonathan Lemalu (bass-baritone). Performer Louis Lortie (piano). Company Halle Orchestra. Conductor Mark Elder.
17 Jul 04Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L2032961775


This concert will be broadcast on BBC 1Music Berlioz (The Damnation of Faust; Hungarian March; Arias and duets chosen by you). Music Prokofiev (Peter and the Wolf). Music Walton (Facade - excerpts). Music Vaughan Williams (The Lark Ascending). Music Britten (Folk Song arrangements). Music Khachaturian (Spartacus - Suite No 2). Performer Rosemary Joshua (soprano). Performer John Mark Ainsley (tenor). Performer Janine Jansen (violin). Performer David Attenborough (Sir - narrator). Company BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor Barry Wordsworth.
19 Jul 03Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L293423062


Company Choir of the Enlightenment. Company Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Conductor Charles Mackerras (Sir). Performer Christiane Oelze (soprano). Performer Paul Groves (tenor). Performer John Relyea (bass). Music Haydn (The Creation - sung in German).
20 Jul 02Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L01427470491


Music Handel (L'Allegro il Penseroso ed il Moderato). Performer Tristan Hambleton (treble). Performer Sophie Daneman (soprano). Performer Anna-Maria Panzarella (soprano). Performer Paul Agnew (tenor). Performer Anton Scharinger (bass). Company Les Arts Florissants. Conductor William Christie.
21 Jul 01Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L1211647866


Pre-Prom Talk [Nichlas Kenyon] and Sir [John Eliot Gardiner]Music Bach (Suite No 4 in D major BWV 1069; Cantata No 24 Ein ungefarbt Gemute; Brandenburg Concerto No 1 in F major). Music Bach (Cantata No 185 Barmherziges Herze der ewigen Liebe; Magnificat in D major). Performer Miah Persson (soprano). Performer Magdalena Kozena (mezzo soprano). Performer Claudia Schubert (contralto). Performer Paul Agnew (tenor). Performer Nicolas Teste (bass). Company Monteverdi Choir. Company English Baroque Soloists. Conductor John Eliot Gardiner.
15 Jul 00Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L1026290201


Pre Prom Talk at 18:30 - Nicholas Kenyon: the 1999 PromsMusic Haydn (Sumphony No 87 in A major - Scena di Berenice). Music Mozart (Parto parto from La clemenza di Tito). Music Haydn (Al tuo seno fortunato from Orfeo ed Euridice - Symphony No 86 in D major). Performer Cecilia Bartoli (mezzo soprano). Company Concentus Musicus Vienna. Conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
17 Jul 99Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L1458797260

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