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Work type: Concert.

First Night of The Proms 2022 - T02080223986

Hope and grief, mourning and celebration, thunder and tenderness come together in Verdi's mighty Requiem. After two years of reduced-sized performances, the Royal Albert Hall once again rings with the massed voices of the BBC Symphony Chorus and Crouch End Festival Chorus, launching the 2022 Proms with this choral masterpiece, which brings all the high drama of 19th-century opera to its emotive setting of the Latin Mass for the Dead. The BBC SO and Chief Conductor Sakari Oramo are joined by a starry team of young soloists that includes BBC Cardiff Singer of the World prize-winning soprano Masabane Cecilia Rangwanasha and rising British-Italian tenor Freddie De Tommaso.Performer Masabane Cecilia Rangwanasha (soprano). Performer Jennifer Johnston (mezzo-soprano). Performer Freddie De Tommaso (tenor). Performer Kihwan Sim (bass-baritone). Company BBC Symphony Chorus. Company Crouch End Festival Chorus. Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Sakari Oramo.
15 Jul 22Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L598421089

First Night of the Proms - T0125316501

The BBC's Our Classical Century series concludes with a new work that marks the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11's mission to the Moon. Janacek's monumental Glagolitic Mass, steeped in Moravian rhythms, is heard alongside Dvor?k's fairy-tale tone-poem.Performer Asmik Grigorian (soprano). Performer Jennifer Johnston (mezzo-soprano). Performer Ladislav Elgr (tenor). Performer Eric Owens (bass-baritone). Performer Peter Holder (organ). Company BBC Singers. Company BBC Symphony Chorus. Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Karina Canellakis.
19 Jul 19Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L1910339666

First Night of the Proms - T0493763787

An all-British season launch, featuring two major figures who composed responses to the First World War. Holst's much-loved The Planets (premiered in 1918) and Vaughan Williams's choral masterpiece Toward the Unknown Region contrast with a new work by Anna Meredith and 59 Productions. Five Telegrams draws on communications sent by young soldiers in 1918 and features specially produced digital projections, creating a unique spectacle.Company National Youth Choir of Great Britain. Company BBC Symphony Chorus. Company BBC Proms Youth Ensemble. Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Sakari Oramo.
13 Jul 18Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L476570756

First Night of the Proms - T01226925588

John Adams's Harmonium is an intricate tapestry of sound, with bright vocal threads and driving brass and percussion rhythms. Marking the composer's 70th birthday this year, it features the BBC Proms Youth Choir. Award-winning pianist Igor Levit is the soloist in Beethoven's groundbreaking Third Piano Concerto, and this year's First Night opens with the world premiere of St John's Dance by rising British composer Tom Coult.Performer Igor Levit (piano). Company BBC Proms Youth Choir. Company BBC Symphony Chorus. Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Edward Gardner.
14 Jul 17Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L1705371511

First Night of the Proms - T01973088308

Tchaikovsky's ravishing 'Romeo and Juliet' overture launches our celebrations marking 400 years since the death of Shakespeare. Argentine soloist Sol Gabetta makes her Proms debut in Elgar's hauntingly lyrical Cello Concerto, the first in a series of works throwing a spotlight on the instrument. Prokofiev delivered a score of new directness and clarity for his friend Sergey Eisenstein's patriotic film Alexander Nevsky: the cantata he fashioned from it features the dramatic 'Battle on the Ice'.Performer Sol Gabetta (cello). Performer Olga Borodina (mezzo soprano). Company BBC National Chorus of Wales. Company BBC Symphony Chorus. Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Sakari Oramo.
15 Jul 16Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L1586151639

First Night of the Proms - T0436767975

Two Nordic anniversaries launch this year's BBC Proms: Denmark's Carl Nielsen and Finland's Jean Sibelius both celebrate their 150th-birthday years. Two exotic musical retellings of the story of the Babylonian king Belshazzar include the first of this summer's feast of choral works. Celebrated German pianist Lars Vogt is soloist in the first of six late great Mozart piano concertos, and British composer Gary Carpenter spearheads the 32 premieres this season - a musical taste of things to come. Finish time: approx 21:55Performer Lars Vogt (piano). Performer Christopher Maltman (bass-baritone). Company BBC Singers. Company BBC National Chorus of Wales. Company BBC Symphony Chorus. Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Sakari Oramo.
17 Jul 15Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L01118796168

First Night of the Proms - T852237501

The largest classical music festival in the world, the BBC Proms also boasts one of the mightiest venues. The Royal Albert Hall is a monument to the same Victorian pomp and splendour that swells through Edward Elgar's music. What better way to open this season than with the composer's biblical oratorio The Kingdom - the beautiful 'slow movement' of a musical triptych that started with The Apostles, but that would remain unfinished at Elgar's death. Celebrated Elgarian and Proms favourite Sir Andrew Davis, a Conductor Laureate of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, returns in his 70th-birthday year, joined by a distinguished cast of soloists. There will be no interval. Finish time approx. 21:10Performer Erin Wall (soprano - Blessed Virgin). Performer Catherine Wyn-Rogers (mezzo-soprano - Mary Magdalene). Performer Andrew Staples (tenor - St John). Performer Christopher Purves (baritone - St Peter). Company BBC National Chorus of Wales. Company BBC Symphony Chorus. Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Andrew Davis (Sir).
18 Jul 14Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L0200023764

First Night of the Proms - T298384272

The 2013 Proms begins with a surge of natural energy in sea-inspired works by Britten and Vaughan Williams (the latter combining the 300-strong Proms Youth Choir and the BBC Symphony Chorus). A world premiere from Julian Anderson and two sets of Paganini variations by Rachmaninov and featured composer Lutoslawski add pianistic stardust. Finish time approx: 22:20Performer Sally Matthews (soprano). Performer Roderick Williams (baritone). Performer Stephen Hough (piano). Company BBC Proms Youth Choir. Company BBC Symphony Chorus. Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Sakari Oramo.
12 Jul 13Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L0849290709

First Night of the Proms - T01921490949

Four conductors pass the baton in an all-English First Night featuring works by Turnage, Elgar, Delius and Tippett. Finishing time approx. 21:40Performer Susan Gritton (soprano). Performer Sarah Connolly (mezzo-soprano). Performer Robert Murray (tenor). Performer Gerald Finley (bass-baritone). Performer Bryn Terfel (bass-baritone). Company BBC Symphony Chorus. Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Edward Gardner (Canon Fever/Coronation Ode). Conductor Roger Norrington (Sir - Cockaigne). Conductor Mark Elder (Sir - Sea Drift). Conductor Martyn Brabbins (Suite for the Birthday of Prince Charles).
13 Jul 12Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L0822098398

First Night of the Proms - T2138838287

Join us for the First Night of the Proms, a varied taster for the new season, building to one of Janacek’s most visceral and optimistic works, the Glagolitic Mass. Finish time approx: 21:40Performer Benjamin Grosvenor (piano). Performer Hibla Gerzmava (soprano). Performer Dagmar peckova (mezzo soprano). Performer Stefan Vinke (tenor). Performer Jan Martinik (bass). Performer David Goode (organ). Company BBC Singers. Company BBC Symphony Chorus. Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Jiri Belohlavek.
15 Jul 11Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L1764716550

The First Night of the Proms - T01234967753

Launching our 150th-anniversary celebrations of Mahler's birth, his 'Symphony of a Thousand' begins a weekend-long flourish of three towering works combining voices and orchestra. Setting a hymn to the divine creative spark alongside an exaltation of the feminine spirit from Goethe's Faust, Mahler created a work of unprecedented scale and impact. The BBC SO gave its UK premiere 80 years ago under Proms founder-conductor Henry Wood. Tonight's massed choirs lavish on it the force of over 400 adult and children's voices. Finish time: approx. 21:30Performer Mardi Byers (soprano). Performer Twyla Robinson (soprano). Performer Malin Christensson (soprano). Performer Stephanie Blythe (mezzo-soprano). Performer Kelly O'Connor (mezzo-soprano). Performer Nikolai Schukoff (tenor). Performer Hanno Muller-Brachmann (baritone). Performer Tomasz Konieczny (bass). Company Choristers of St Paul's Cathedral. Company Choristers of Westminster Abbey. Company Choristers of Westminster Cathedral. Company BBC Symphony Chorus. Company Crouch End Festival Chorus. Company Sydney Philharmonica Choirs. Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Jiri Belohlavek.
16 Jul 10Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L1123235790

First Night of the Proms - T01794100098

An exciting mix to open the 2009 Proms. We launch our celebrations of Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky, Multiple Pianos and more. Two starry former BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists mark the scheme's 10th anniversary, and all of tonight's soloists return later in the season. Approx. end time: 22:20Performer Ailish Tynan (soprano). Performer Alice Coote (mezzo soprano). Performer Stephen Hough (piano). Performer Katia Labeque (piano). Performer Marielle Labeque (piano). Company BBC Symphony Chorus. Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Jiri Belohlavek. Music Stravinsky (Fireworks - 4 minutes). Music Chabrier (Ode a la musique - 9 minutes). Music Tchaikovsky (Piano Concerto No 3 in E flat major - 16 minutes). Music Polenc (Concerto for two pianos - 20 minutes). Music Elgar (Alassio) - 22 minutes). Music Brahams (Alto Rhapsody - 13 minutes). Music Bruckner (Psalm 150 - 9 minutes).
17 Jul 09Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L0801683055

T0176585261

The opening Prom launches our centenary celebrations of Elliott Carter and Olivier Messiaen, and features three soloists who will make return visits during the season. Finish time approx. 22:25Performer Karita Mattila (soprano). Performer Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano). Performer Nicholas Daniel (oboe). Performer Wayne Marshall (organ). Company Royal College of Music Brass. Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Jiri Belohlavek. Music Richard Strauss (12 mins)). Music Mozart (20 mins)). Music R Strauss (22 mins)).
18 Jul 08Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L1983201882

T01463601983

Finish time approx. 21:50Conductor Jiri Belohlavek. Company Philharmonia Chorus. Company BBC Symphony Chorus. Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Performer Paul Watkins (cello). Performer Maria Haan (soprano). Performer Patricia Bardon (mezzo-soprano). Performer Paul Groves (tenor). Performer Rene Pape (bass). Music Walton (Overture Portsmouth Point). Music Elgar (Cello Cocerto in E minor). Music Beethoven (Symphony No 9 in D minor - Choral).
13 Jul 07Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L1504165824

T02012212377

Finish time approx. 21:50. Broadcast on BBC TwoConductor Jiri Belohlavek. Performer Barbara Frittoli (soprano). Performer John Tomlinson (Sir - bass). Company BBC Symphony Chorus. Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Music Mozart (The Marriage of Figaro - OverturE: Porgi amor). Music Mozart (Idomeneo - Oh smania! oh furie!.... D'Oreste d'Aiace). Music Smetana (Ma Vlast - Vltava). Music Dvorak (Te Deum). Music Shostakovich (Symphony No 5 in D minor).
14 Jul 06Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L01420888386

T01450536646

Company BBC Symphony Chorus. Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Roger Norrington (Sir). Music Berlioz (Overture - The Corsair). Music Mendelssohn (Violin Concerto in E minor). Music Elgar (Overture - Cockaigne). Music Tippett (A Child of Our Time). Performer Janine Jansen (violin). Performer Indra Thomas (soprano). Performer Christine Rice (mezzo soprano). Performer Ian Bostridge (tenor). Performer Willard White (Sir - bass).
15 Jul 05Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L1306159805

T2004264056

This concert will be broadcast on BBC2. Finish time approx. 21:45Music Bach (Toccata and Fugue in D minor). Music Elgar (The Music Makers). Music Holst (The Planets). Company BBC Symphony Chorus. Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Leonard Slatkin. Performer Lorraine Hunt Lieberson (mezzo-soprano). Performer Martin Neary (organ).
16 Jul 04Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L3628979

T0382102680

This concert will be broadcast on BBC 2Music Shostakovich (Festive Overture). Music Tchaikovsky (Piano Concerto No 1 in B flat minor). Performer Lang Lang (piano). Performer Irina Tchistyakova (mezzo soprano). Performer James Rutherford (baritone). Company BBC Symphony Chorus. Company BBC National Chorus of Wales. Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Leonard Slatkin.
18 Jul 03Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L571265123

T2052376607

Company Choral Arts Society of Washington. Company BBC Symphony Chorus. Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Leonard Slatkin. Music Chabrier (Espana). Performer Robert Sierra (Fandangos - UK premiere). Music Lalo (Symphonie espagnole). Music Walton (Belshazzar's Feast).
19 Jul 02Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L519792982

T762282860

Music Colin Matthews (Fanfare - BBC commission: world premiere). Music Britten (orch. [Colin Matthews] Overture 'Paul Bunyan'). Music Vaughan Williams (Serenade to Music). Music Elgar (Cello Concerto in E minor). Music John Adams (Harmonium). Performer Orla Boylan (soprano). Performer Sarah Fox (soprano). Performer Gweneth-Ann Jeffers (soprano). Performer Sally Matthews (soprano). Performer Sally Bruce-Payne (mezzo soprano). Performer Anna Burford (mezzo soprano). Performer Sarah Connolly (mezzo soprano). Performer Emma Curtis (mezzo soprano). Performer Alfred Boe (tenor). Performer Wynne Evans (tenor). Performer Gwyn Hughes Jones (tenor). Performer Rhys Meirion (tenor). Performer Leigh Melrose (baritone). Performer Hakan Vramsmo (baritone). Performer Jonathan Lemalu (bass). Performer James Rutherford (bass). Performer Guy Johnston (cello). Company BBC Symphony Chorus. Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Leonard Slatkin.
20 Jul 01Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L01623595273

T01269997192

Music Copland (Fanfare for the Common Man). Music Bach (orch. [Stokowski] Toccata and Fuge in D minor). Music Rakhmaninov (Piano Concerto No 2 in C minor). Music Janacek (Glagolitic Mass). Performer Evgeny Kissin (piano). Performer Christine Brewer (soprano). Performer Louise Winter (mezzo soprano). Performer David Kuebler (tenor). Performer Nicolai Putilin (bass). Performer Simon Preston (organ). Company BBC Singers. Company BBC Symphony Chorus. Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Andrew Davis.
14 Jul 00Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L0464244557

T1485924216

Tippet: The Mask of TimePerformer Claron McFadden (soprano). Performer Felicity Palmer (mezzo-soprano). Performer robert Tear (tenor). Performer Steven page (bass). Company BBC Singers. Company BBC Symphony Chorus. Conductor Sir Andrew Davis.
16 Jul 99Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L1857474134

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