Pekka Kuusisto - T0560079307Violinist Pekka Kuusisto memorably set the entire Proms audience singing a Finnish folk song in 2016. Now he returns for a Prom joined by fellow Finnish folk musicians, which sprinkles rustic Finnish folk music among two pinnacles of Finnish orchestral sophistication: Sibelius's great Romantic Violin Concerto (with Kuusisto as soloist) and his Fifth Symphony - a work suffused with light and autumnal warmth. Thomas Dausgaard conducts the symphony's original, four-movement version, allowing a glimpse into the creative process of a work that Sibelius revised over a period of four years.Performer Pekka Kuusisto (violin). Performer Taito Hoffren (singer). Performer Ilona Korhonen (singer). Performer Minna-Lilsa Tammela (singer). Performer Vilma Timonen (kantele). Performer Timo Alakotila (harmonium). Company BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Thomas Dausgaard.
|3 Aug 19||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Ten Pieces Prom - T1820106471Join CBBC's Naomi Wilkinson in a thrilling musical adventure for all the family inspired by the BBC's Ten Pieces project, including Copland's foot-stomping 'Hoe-Down' from Rodeo, the dramatic 'O Fortuna' from Orff's Carmina burana, the lyrical Largo from Dvorak's 'New World' Symphony and a selection of colourful portraits from Elgar's 'Enigma' Variations. Along with the Ten Pieces Children's Choir, young performers and some very special guests, discover the characters and stories behind some spectacular orchestral pieces and watch the imaginations of a new generation of music-makers take flight. Broadcast live on Radio 3 and recorded for future broadcast on BBC Radio 2 There will be one intervalPerformer Naomi Wilkinson (presenter). Company Ten Pieces Children's Choir. Company BBC Singers. Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Rafael Payare. Director Denni Sayers.
|29 Jul 18||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Stephen Hough plays Brahms - T01346790026Stephen Hough is the soloist for Brahms's turbulent, rule-breaking First Piano Concerto. Its emotional intensity is tempered by the graceful elegance of Haydn's Symphony No. 99 and the dancing energy of David Sawer's The Greatest Happiness Principle.Performer Stephen Hough (piano). Company BBC Philharmonic. Conductor Mark Wigglesworth.
|29 Jul 17||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Berlioz - Romeo and Juliet - T299380930Sung in French. When Hector Berlioz got his first taste of Shakespeare in 1827, he not only fell for ?the wholeheaven of art' in the Bard's verse, he also fell madly in love with the actress Harriet Smithson. Shakespeare inspired a string of works from this most literary and dramatic of composers, including the ardent choral symphony Romeo and Juliet.Performer Julie Boulianne (mezzo-soprano). Performer Jean-Paul Fouchecourt (tenor). Performer Laurent Naouri (bass). Company Monteverdi Choir. Company National Youth Choir of Scotland. Company Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique. Conductor John Eliot Gardiner.
|30 Jul 16||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Schubert, Luke Bedford & Bruckner - T300385962Although composed for the church, it is in the concert hall that the dramatic scale of Bruckner's mighty Mass in F minor comes into its own. A new commission from Luke Bedford puts the Royal Albert Hall's great organ in the spotlight, while opening the concert is Schubert's ?Tragic' Symphony ? a work whose heart-on-sleeve emotions are those of a composer still in his teens. Finish time approx 21:00Performer Luba Orgonasova (soprano). Performer Jennifer Johnstin (mezzo-soprano). Performer Robert Dean Smith (tenor). Performer Derek Welton (bass-baritone). Company Orfeon Pamplones. Company BBC Philharmonic. Conductor Juanjo Mena.
|1 Aug 15||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Walton, Gurney & Sally Beamish - T0116836483Commemorating 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War, the BBC Symphony Orchestra explores English responses to conflict across three generations. Gassed while fighting in the trenches in 1917, Gurney never fully recovered. His War Elegy (1920) is a characteristically personal lament - heavy with bittersweet sadness and regret. Sally Beamish's 1994 Violin Concerto, written for tonight's soloist, Anthony Marwood, takes inspiration from Erich Maria Remarque's novel All Quiet on the Western Front. While not explicitly programmatic, the slow movement of Walton's First Symphony is among the 20th century's most poignant orchestral cries of grief - an echo, perhaps, of horrors past, and a foreshadow of horrors yet to come. Finish time approx. 21:40Performer Anthony Marwood (violin). Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Martyn Brabbins.
|1 Aug 14||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Wagner - Gotterdammerung - T0889319986Concert performance; sung in German. Daniel Barenboim and the Staatskapelle Berlin conclude the Proms Ring cycle with Gotterdammerung - unleashing the final chain of betrayals that culminates in the destruction of the gods. Ian Storey is the tragic hero Siegfried, Nina Stemme the fallen valkyrie, Brunnhilde, while Mikhail Petrenko sings Hagen, born to hatred and despair. There will be two intervals of 30 minutes. Finish time: approx. 22:15Music Wagner. Performer Nina Stemme (soprano - Brunnhilde). Performer Ian Storey (tenor - Siegfried). Performer Mikhail Petrenko (bass - Hagen). Performer Gerd Grochowski (baritone - Gunther). Performer Anna Samuil (soprano - Guntrune/Third Norn). Performer Johannes Martin Kranzle (baritone - Alberich). Performer Waltraud Meier (mezzo-soprano - Saltraute/Second Norn). Performer Margarita Nekrasova (mezzo-soprano - First Norn). Performer Aga Mikolaj (soprano - Woglinde). Performer Maria Gortsevskaya (mezzo-soprano - Wellgunde). Performer anna Lapkovskaja (mezzo-soprano - Flosshilde). Company Royal Opera Chorus. Company Staatskapelle Berlin. Conductor Daniel Barenboim.
|28 Jul 13||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L141634081
The Wallace & Gromit Prom: Musical Marvels! - T228866975The world premiere of a new show, with classical favourites for all the family - including music by John Adams, Debussy and Shostakovich - plus specially filmed new Wallace & Gromit animations, featuring the dynamic duo's backstage exploits as they prepare for the first performance of Wallace's brand-new Proms commission, My Concerto in Ee, Lad. And A Matter of Loaf and Death, screened for the first time with a live orchestral soundtrack. There will be one interval. Finish time approx. 17:15Performer Tasmin Little (violin). Company Aurora Orchestra. Conductor Nicholas Collon.
|29 Jul 12||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Horrible Histories - Free Family Prom - T1421833530Anyone who has split their sides laughing at CBBC’s hit television series Horrible Histories now has the chance to see and hear the cast perform some of the most popular songs from the show in our Free Family Prom. Finish time: approx 13:00
|30 Jul 11||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Organ Recital - T0957534066Picking up on the opening weekend's complete performance of The Mastersingers of Nuremberg and a number of other Wagner works during the season, charismatic organist Wayne Marshall turns a vividly coloured spotlight on the composer. The grandeur of the two opera overtures translates fittingly to the Royal Albert Hall's mighty instrument, while the airborne Valkyries may need to hold on to their horses even more tightly than usual during this particular flight. As one of the most fluent and ingenious of keyboard improvisers, Marshall turns his attention to Tristan and Isolde - forming an upbeat to tonight's performance of the opera's second act. Finish time: approx. 17:00Performer Wayne Marshall (organ).
|1 Aug 10||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Stravinsky/Schumann - T1694157813We continue our Stravinsky ballet series with the zany Neapolitan comedy in which the composer's reworkings of rediscovered 18th-century scores (reputedly by Pergolesi) resulted in the creation of a whole new - and wholly modern - neo-Classical style. And we continue our bicentenary survey of Mendelssohn's symphonies with the one that quotes Luther's great Reformation hymn 'Ein' feste Burg ist unser Gott'. The young French-Canadian maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin (Gergiev's successor at the Rotterdam Philharmonic and now Principal Guest Conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra) makes his Proms debut, as does the prize-winning American pianist Nicholas Angelich in Schumann's popular concerto. Approx end time: 21:45Music Stravinsky (Pulcinella - 40 mins). Music Schumann (Piano Concerto in A minor - 30 mins). Music Mendelssohn (Symphony No 5 in D major 'Reformation - 28 mins). Performer Nicholas Angelich (piano). Performer Karen Cargill (mezzo-soprano). Performer Andrew Staples (tenor). Performer Brindley Sherratt (bass). Company Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Conductor Yannick Nezet-Seguin.
|31 Jul 09||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Stockhausen Day 1 - BBC Symphony Orchestra - T440939980Approx. finish time 21:10Music Stockhausen (24 mins)). Music Stockhausen (32 mins)). Music Stockhausen (15 mins)). Music Stockhausen (35 mins)). Music Stockhausen (24 mins)). Performer Marco Blaauw (trumpet). Performer Nicolas Hodges (piano). Performer Colin Currie (percussion). Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor David Robertson. Conductor Pascal Rophe. Conductor Ludovic Morlot.
|2 Aug 08||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Brass Day - T0507968475Finish time approx. 17:30. Plus Traditional Uzbek MusicCompany His Majestys Sugbutts and Cornetts Grimethorpe Colliery Band. Conductor Allan Withington. Company Black Dyke Band. Conductor Nicholas Childs. Company Musicians from Uzbekistan. Company Musicians from the Royal Northern College of Music. Company Members of the BBC Philharmonic. Conductor Hakan Hardenberger. Music Judith Bingham (Fanfare 'Ziggurat' - BBC commission: world premiere). Music Monteverdi (Orfeo - Toccata). Music G.Gabrieli (Sonata pian'e forte). Music Vaughan Williams (Overture 'Henry V'). Music Hans Werner Henze (Ragtimes and Habaneras - Proms Firsts World Premiere 1975). Music Heaton (Toccata: Oh The Blessed Lord). Music Philip Wilby (..Dove Descending). Music Elgar (Severn Suite). Music Musorgsky (arr. Elgar Howarth - Pictures at an Exhibition).
|28 Jul 07||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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The Voice I - T01234004398Finish time approx. 16:40. Plus We Turned on the Light - BBC commission: first realisation.Conductor Martyn Brabbins. Company The Shout. Director Orlando Gough. Company National Youth Choir of Scotland. Company National Youth Choir of Great Britain. Company Rodulfus Choir. Company BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Performer Susan Gritton (soprano). Performer Manickam Yogeswaran (singer). Music Orlando Gough (Open - world premiere). Music Gershwin (An American in Paris). Music Hovhaness (A cappella choral works). Music Thea Musgrave (A cappella choral works). Music Steven Sametz (A cappella choral works). Music Poulenc (Gloria). Music Bernstein (Chichester Psalms).
|29 Jul 06||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Northern Sinfonia. Conductor Thomas Zehetmair (violin). Performer Jennifer Pike (violin). Performer Viktoria Mullova (violin). Performer Bradley Creswick (violin). Performer Kyra Humphreys (violin). Performer Peter Campbell-Kelly (violin). Music Bach (Partita No 3 in E major - excerpts). Music Hartmann (Sonata No 2 for solo violin - excerpts). Music Bartok (Duos for two violins - selection). Music Vivaldi (Concerto in B minor for four violins Op 3 No 10 RV 580). Music Grieg (Holberg Suite). Music Britten (Simple Symphony).|
|30 Jul 05||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Shostakovich (Violin Concerto No 1 in A minor). Music Tchaikovsky (Symphony No 6 in B minor - Pathetique). Performer Gidon Kremer (violin). Company Bavarian Radio Symphonyh Orchestra. Conductor Mariss Jansons.|
|31 Jul 04||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L0902190590
|HK Gruber (Dancing in the Dark - UK premiere). Music Prokofiev (Piano Concerto No 3 in C major). Music Tchaikovsky (Symphony No 5 in E minor). Performer Nelson Goerner (piano). Company BBC Philharmonic. Conductor HK Gruber (Dancing in the Dark). Conductor Vassily Sinaisky.|
|2 Aug 03||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L1507870119
Late-night Flamenco - T0367159844Company Jose Merce and Company.
|3 Aug 02||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|John Tavener (Sir - Song of the Cosmos - world premiere). Music Holst (The Planets). Performer Patricia Rozario (soprano). Performer Michael George (bass). Company Bach Choir. Company Waynflete Singers. Company BBC Philharmonic. Conductor David Hill. Conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier.|
|4 Aug 01||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L0146596426
|Robin Holloway (Symphony - BBC commission: world premiere). Music Wagner (Die Walkure - Act 3). Performer James Morris (Wotan). Performer Christine Brewer (Brunnhilde). Performer Janice Watson (Sieglinde). Performer Anja Harteros (Gerhilde). Performer Rosalind Sutherland (Ortlinde). Performer Anne Wilkens (Waltraute). Performer Rebecca de Pont Davies (Schwertleite). Performer Susan Stacey (Helmwige). Performer Sarah Castle (Siegrune). Performer Elizabeth Laurence (Grimgerde). Performer Alice Coote (Rossweisse). Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Donald Runnicles.|
|29 Jul 00||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L01042560619
|BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor Carl Davis.|
|31 Jul 99||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L0890904168