1969: The Sound of a Summer - T0702190952Woodstock, the Apollo 11 mission to the Moon, the ongoing Vietnam War, The Beatles' final album (Abbey Road) - 1969 was a pivotal year. This Prom explores the film and popular music of 1969 to recreate the soundtrack of a special summer. The BBC Concert Orchestra under Stephen Bell presents a typically wide-angled view, taking in music inspired by the era-defining Woodstock festival, excerpts from the films Battle of Britain, The Italian Job, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and Midnight Cowboy, and Here Comes the Sun from The Beatles' final album Abbey Road. As the USA's victory in the space race inspired new music to match the emerging digital era, the Moog synthesizer broke into the mainstream with the album Switched-on Bach. A concert evoking the end of the Swinging Sixties, with a cross-generational appeal that offers both a sunburst of nostalgia and iconic revivals.Company Will Gregory Moog Ensemble. Company BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor Stephen Bell.
|26 Jul 19||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L1836986963
Mahler Symphony of a Thousand - T1265586695'It is the best thing I have ever done,' said Mahler of his Eigth Symphony - for which the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and its Principal Conductor Thomas Sonderhgard tonight join forces with no fewer than five choirs. One of the grandest symphonic statements of the repertoire, concluding with a dramatic setting of the mystical closing scene from Goethe's Faust, it's mammoth scale matches the impressive space of the Royal Albert Hall. There will be no intervalPerformer Tamara Wilson (soprano). Performer Camilla Nylund (soprano). Performer Joelle Harvey (soprano). Performer Christine Rice (mezzo-soprano). Performer Claudia Huckle (contralto). Performer Simon O'Neill (tenor). Performer Quinn Kelsey (baritone). Performer Morris Robinson (bass). Company Southend Boys' Choir. Company Southend Girls' Choir. Company BBC National Chorus of Wales. Company BBC Symphony Chorus. Company London Symphony Chorus. Company BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor Thomas Sondergard.
|22 Jul 18||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L657978334
Ten Pieces Presents Sir Henry's Magnificent Musical Inspirations! - T0307847456Join rollicking ringmaster Sir Henry Wood (founder-conductor of the Proms) on an exciting adventure for all the family. Together with young performers, the Ten Pieces Children's Choir and guests, he discovers how nature, history, dreams, love, magic and lots more have inspired composers to create musical masterpieces.Performer Kathryn Lewek (soprano). Performer Jess Gillam (saxophone). Company Ten Pieces Children's Choir. Company Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor Jessica Cottis.
|23 Jul 17||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L01033769797
Wagner and Tippett - T01980686546As Europe slipped towards Fascism, Michael Tippett felt solidarity with the downtrodden. Then, in 1938,a young Polish Jew, whose parents had been deported by the Nazis, shot a German diplomat in Paris. Tippett had the central figure for his ?oratorio of contemplation', A Child of Our Time - inspired by Bach's Passions, Handel's Messiah and American spirituals. Mark Wigglesworth also explores the theme of parent-child relationships in the final scene of Wagner's opera Die Walk?re, culminating in Wotan's poignant farewell to his daughter.Performer Tamara Wilson (soprano). Performer Pamela Helen Stephen (mezzo-soprano). Performer Peter Hoare (tenor). Performer James Creswell (bass). Company BBC National Chorus of Wales. Company BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor Mark Wigglesworth.
|23 Jul 16||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L01989821183
Fiddler on the Roof - T1741966595Semi Staged. Fiddler on the Roof brims with numbers such as 'If I were a rich man', 'Sunrise, sunset' and 'Miracle of Miracles'. Hampshire's Grange Park Opera makes its Proms debut with a semi-staged performance of its new production starring Bryn Terfel as Tevye, the village milkman in pre-Revolutionary Russia trying, in vain, to bring up his five daughters within the time-honoured traditions of his Jewish forebears. Finish time: approx 22:10.Performer Bryn Terfel (Tevye). Performer Janet Fullerlove (Golde). Performer Charlotte Harwood (Tzeitel). Performer Katie Hall (Hodel). Performer Molly Lynch (Chava). Performer Rebecca Wheatley (Yente). Performer Anthony Flaum (Motel). Performer Jordan Pollard (Perchik). Performer Cameron Blakely (Lazar Wolf). Performer Houcheng Kian (Fiddler). Company Grange Park Opera. Company BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor David Charles Abell.
|25 Jul 15||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L1939297354
CBeebies Prom - T2868634Following on from the sell-out success of last year's Doctor Who Prom and 2011's Horrible Histories Prom, this year parents are invited to join their children for the first ever CBeebies Prom. Take a journey through London with some of your favourite CBeebies characters and explore the sounds of the orchestra, as well as the everyday sounds around us. This morning's adventure combines live music from the BBC Philharmonic and video action on screens around the hall. The next generation of classical music fans starts here. There will be no interval. Finish time approx. 11:50Performer Ben Faulks (Mr Bloom). Performer Gemma Hunt (from Swashbuckle). Performer Chris Jarvis (from Show Me Show Me). Performer Steven Kynman (Robert the Robot). Company BBC Philharmonic. Conductor Stephen Bell.
|26 Jul 14||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L1446415517
Stockhausen - T0202790939Last summer Graham Vick's Birmingham Opera Company transformed a disused factory in Digbeth into the fantastical world of Karlheinz Stockhausen's epic opera Mittwoch aus 'Licht' with two bactrian camels, four helicopters and a wash of yellow light. Tonight Ex Cathedra and Jeffrey Skidmore revisit the babel tower of the opera's most dazzling section, Welt-Parlament (?World Parliament'): a multilingual a cappella tour de force of extended vocal techniques. Written 30 years earlier, Gesang der J?nglinge has been hailed as Stockhausen's first electronic masterpiece, a mind-popping sonic translation of the story of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. Finish time: approx. 23:30Sound Kathinka Pasveer (sound projection). Company Ex Cathedra. Director Jeffrey Skidmore.
|19 Jul 13||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L01758496268
Berlioz - The Trojans - T1804091523A huge undertaking on a par with Wagner's Ring, The Trojans has everything, says the newly knighted Antonio Pappano: 'a war story, a love story, a guy on a mission... it's a brilliant story! It is something I really feel personally about: its electricity, its grandeur and the incredible variety of musical forms are mind-boggling!' There will be two intervals of 30 minutes each. Approx finish time: 22:00Conductor Antonio Pappano (Sir). Company Royal Opera Chorus. Company Orchestra of the Royal Opera House. Performer Bryan Hymel (Aeneas). Performer Fabio Capitanucci (Coroebus). Performer Ashley Holland (Panthus). Performer Brindley Sherratt (Narbal). Performer Ji-Min Park (Iopas Iopas). Performer Barbara Senator (Ascanius). Performer Anna Caterina Antonacci (Cassandra). Performer Eva Maria Westbroek (Dido). Performer Hanna Hipp (Anna). Performer Ed Lyon (Hylas). Performer Robert Lloyd (Priam). Performer Lukas Jakobski (Greek Chieftain). Performer Jihoon Kim (Helenus). Performer Pamela Helen Stephen (Hecuba).
|22 Jul 12||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L01086667318
Human Planet Prom - T01914764590Big-screen video projections and excerpts from Nitin Sawhney’s score for the acclaimed landmark BBC One series Human Planet. Finish time approx: 21:45
|23 Jul 11||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L345340341
Doctor Who Prom - T01870485475Karen Gillan (companion Amy Pond) and Matt Smith (the Doctor) host an intergalactic musical adventure featuring Murray Gold's music from the TV series, plus a selection of classical favourites. Finish time: approx. 13:00Conductor Ben Foster. Conductor Grant Llewellyn. Company London Philharmonic Choir. Company BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Performer Matt Smith (host). Performer Karen Gillan (host).
|25 Jul 10||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L0898623988
|Elgar (arr. Atkins - Organ Sonata No 2 - 15 mins). Music Peter Dickinson (Blue Rose Variations - 15 mins). Music Elgar (Organ Sonata No 1 in G major - 25 mins). Performer David Titterington (organ).|
|25 Jul 09||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L1265104688
BBC National Orchestra of Wales - T135867645Approx end time 21:25Music Debussy (25mins)). Music Simon Holt (21mins)). Music Musorgsky (30 mins)). Company Cantamus Girls' Choir. Conductor Thierry Fischer.
|25 Jul 08||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L2028313196
|Thierry Fischer. Performer Steven Isserlis. Performer William Dutton (treble). Performer Russell Braun (baritone). Company National Youth Choir of Wales. Company BBC National Chorus of Wales. Company BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Music Debussy (Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune). Music Saint-Saens (Cello Concerto No 1 in A minor). Music Faure (Cantique de Jean Racine/Requiem).|
|21 Jul 07||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L0145328864
|Richard Hickox. Company BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Performer Paul Lewis (piano). Performer Till Fellner (piano). Music Janacek (ed. Mackerras - The Cunning Little Vixen - suite). Music Mozart (Concerto in E flat major for two pieces K365). Music Dvorak (Symphony No 7 in D minor).|
|22 Jul 06||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L0796699874
|Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir. Company Chester Festival Chorus. Company Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor Gerard Schwarz. Music Mendelssohn (Overture 'The Hebrides - Fingal's Cave). Music Bruch (Violin Concerto No 1 in G minor). Music Vaughan Williams (A Sea Symphony). Performer Leila Josefowicz (violin). Performer Janice Watson (soprano). Performer Dwayne Croft (baritone).|
|23 Jul 05||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L2075850609
|Bernstein (Chichester Psalms). Music Ives (Symphony No 4). Music Stravinsky (Petrushka 1947 version). Performer David Stark (treble). Company City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus. Company City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Sakari Oramo.|
|24 Jul 04||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L01769329353
Blue Peter Prom - Magical Journeys: A Colourful Programme for all the Family - T02070872888Music John Williams (Harry Potter: The Chamber of Secrets). Music Holst (Mars from the Planets). Music Elgar (Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1). Performer Konnie Huq (presenter). Performer Simon Thomas (presenter). Performer Julian Bliss (clarinet). Company New London Children's Choir. Company BBC Philharmonic. Conductor Jason Lai. Conductor Gianandrea Noseda.
|26 Jul 03||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L0498721981
|BBC National Chorus of Wales. Company London Symphony Chorus. Company BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor Richard Hickox. Performer Susan Chilcott (soprano). Performer Catherine Wyn-Rogers (mezzo-soprano). Performer Jorma Silvasti (tenor). Performer John Tomlinson (bass). Music Walton (arr Palmer - Christopher Columbus Suite). Music Dvorak (Stabat mater).|
|27 Jul 02||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L75850312
|Debussy (Printemps - original version). Music Finzi (Cello Concerto). Music Britten (Spring Symphony). Performer Raphael Wallfisch (cello). Performer Lillian Watson (soprano). Performer Pamela Helen Stephen (mezzo soprano). Performer Philip Langridge (tenor). Company BBC Singers. Company Southend Boys' Choir. Company Boys of Colorado Children's Chorale. Company London Symphony Chorus. Company BBC National Chorus of Wales. Company BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor Richard Hickox.|
|28 Jul 01||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L1102900251
|Magnus Lindberg (Fresco - UK premiere). Music Elgar (Sea Pictures). Music Holst (The Planets). Music Colin Matthews (Pluto - London premiere). Performer Louise Winter (mezzo soprano). Company City of Birmingham Symphony Youth Chorus. Company City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Sakari Oramo.|
|22 Jul 00||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L90807391
|Islington Music Centre Children's Choir. Company BBC Philharmonic. Conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier.|
|24 Jul 99||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L1196355101