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Prom 21 archivePart of the BBC Proms.

Archive listings for Prom 21

Work type: Concert.

Olivier Latry - T0615448363

Celebrated French organist Olivier Latry returns to the Proms for the first time in over a decade for a programme centred around transcriptions and arrangements for the 'King of Instruments'. The organist of Paris's Notre-Dame Cathedral roams through 250 years of music in a wide-ranging recital programme that stretches from Bach to Falla. There's a rhythmic charge to the recital, which includes virtuosic transcriptions of Khachaturian's frenzied Sabre Dance, Falla's hypnotic Ritual Fire Dance and Saint-Sa?ns's devilish Danse macabre, as well as Bach's dramatic Toccata and Fugue in D minor, and Bach arrangements by French organist-composers Widor and Gigout.Performer Olivier Latry (organ).
4 Aug 19Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L0522765148

An Alpine Symphony - T1249936457

A concert of sonic scope and spectacle from the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and its Principal Guest Conductor Ilan Volkov climaxes in Strauss's dramatic An Alpine Symphony, which paints a vivid picture of a day's hiking in the Bavarian mountains. The Alps also make their way into Georg Friedrich Haas's Concerto grosso in the form of four alphorns - enormous wooden horns, whose other-worldly overtones also inspired Rossini and Berlioz. The concert opens with Mozart's Notturno, an unfinished Salzburg carnival serenade, whose four separate instrumental groups will be dispersed around the Royal Albert Hall for maximum acoustic drama.Company Hornroh Modern Alphorn Quartet. Company BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Ilan Volkov.
30 Jul 18Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L1447185000

Beethoven - Symphony No. 9 - Choral - T01937240991

Freedom, hope and brotherhood are the notions that underpin both Beethoven's Ninth Symphony and Sir James MacMillan's new choral work A European Requiem ? a plea for unity in a troubled world. Xian Zhang and the BBC NOW perform this European premiere.Performer Erin Wall (soprano). Performer Sonia Prina (mezzo-soprano). Performer Iestyn Davies (counter-tenor). Performer Simon O'Neill (tenor). Performer Jacques Imbrailo (baritone). Performer Alexander Vinogradov (bass). Company CBSO Chorus. Company BBC National Chorus of Wales. Company BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor Xian Zhang.
30 Jul 17Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L1463638496

Aurora Orchestra - Wolfgang Rihm, Strauss and Mozart - T01808335423

It's difficult to imagine how Mozart could have followed his final symphony, the 'Jupiter' - a work of such scale, majesty and intensity. Tom Service and Nicholas Collon unpick Mozart's continuous stream of joy and invention, allowing us to get under the skin of this great work, which the Aurora Orchestra plays from memory. Before it, one of the world's leading oboists, Fran?ois Leleux, plays Strauss's twisting, singing Oboe Concerto - itself preceded by Wolfgang Rihm's Hunted Form, whose animal energy suggests a pursuit more physical than a search merely for musical structure.Performer Francois Leleux (oboe). Company Aurora Orchestra. Conductor Nicholas Collon. Performer Tom Service (presenter).
31 Jul 16Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L1244220608

Alina Ibragimova plays Bach - T1952496841

Russian-born Alina Ibragimova gives the second of her two Late Night recitals of solo Bach. Her natural tendency towards a historically informed style of playing these works was formed while she was a teenager at the Yehudi Menuhin School. Her teachers at the time called for more vibrato, bigger gestures. ?I wanted something more direct,' she recalls. ?Less about me.'There will be no interval. Finish time approx 23:30Performer Alina Ibragimova (violin).
1 Aug 15Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L01771359000

The John Wilson Orchestra - Kiss Me, Kate - T1962968107

The appearances of John Wilson and his orchestra have become one of the annual highlights of the Proms. Following the enormous success of the staged performance of My Fair Lady in 2012, John Wilson returns to perform Cole Porter's Tony Award-winning musical Kiss Me, Kate in its original 1948 arrangements. He is joined by a cast of leading singers in this irreverent reworking of The Taming of the Shrew - a play within a play. There will be one interval. Finish time approx. 22:30Company John Wilson Orchestra. Conductor John Wilson.
2 Aug 14Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L0571225838

Colin Matthews, Prokofiev & Shostakovich - T0364393954

Thomas S?nderg?rd and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales return to give the UK premiere of Colin Matthews's mercurial Turning Point and Daniel Hope is the soloist in the first of two 20th-century Russian masterpieces. The flinty beauty of Prokofiev's Second Violin Concerto stands in sharp contrast to the granite heft of Shostakovich's Symphony No. 11, ?The Year 1905', written four years after the death of Joseph Stalin and studded through with revolutionary songs. Finish time: approx. 21:20Performer Daniel Hope (violin). Company BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor Thomas Sondergard.
29 Jul 13Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L1422875057

Aldeburgh World Orchestra - T01187408830

In the second of four appearances this season (see Proms 1, 36 & 37) Sir Mark Elder directs an orchestra of young musicians brought together from every continent. The programme begins with Britten's Sinfonia da Requiem, both a private memorial to his parents and a reaction to the developing menace of war. Next we sample Mahler's big-boned lyricism, an idiom Britten particularly esteemed. The world premiere of a BBC commission from a young composer to watch is followed by the iconic work whose unveiling provoked a scandal for Diaghilev and his Ballets Russes. Finish time approx. 22:05Company Aldeburgh World Orchestra. Conductor Mark Elder (Sir).
29 Jul 12Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L128263909

Strauss/Walton & Prokofiev - T034194202

Andris Nelsons and his Birmingham forces present an evening of high-octane classics. Finish time: approx. 21:55Performer Midori (violin). Performer Nadezhda Serdiuk (mezzo-soprano). Company CBSO Chorus. Company City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Andris Nelsons.
30 Jul 11Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L815193241

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - T0382777347

In the first of his three appearances this season, Sir Simon Rattle evokes two pairs of history's most symbolic lovers - contrasting Berlioz's response to Shakespeare, and Wagner's to a medieval Celtic legend (the latter featuring two of today's leading Wagner singers, Ben Heppner and Violeta Urmana). Rattle has a long-standing relationship with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, and together they offer a chance to hear two great romantic scores performed on instruments of the period. Finish time: approx. 20:30Conductor Simon Rattle (Sir). Company Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Performer Violeta Urmana (Isolde). Performer Ben Heppner (Tristan). Performer Franz-Josef Selig (King Mark). Performer Sarah Connolly (Brangane). Performer Timothy Robinson (Melot). Performer Henk Neven (Kurwenal).
1 Aug 10Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L02054684308

Evolution! - T01274174320

CBBC presenters Barney Harwood and Gemma Hunt unleash a natural selection of creatures in this child-friendly Prom inspired by the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth. Conductor Charles Hazlewood leads us from prehistoric Earth to outer space in John Williams's soundtracks to Jurassic Park and Star Wars - and uncover the bird kingdom (with Delius's On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring) and insect life (in Arvo Pärt’s If Bach had been a Beekeeper). Britten's 'Storm' interlude from his opera Peter Grimes represents the primal elements before the arrival of animals, while Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man anticipates the collective human spirit. Plus, there's a new beginning, as DJ and drum-and-bass producer Goldie (runner-up of last year’s BBC Two Maestro competition) reveals a specially written, Darwin-inspired work - his first ever for a classical orchestra. There will be one interval. Approx. end time 13:00Performer Barney Harwood (presenter). Performer Gemma Hunt (presenter). Performer David Attenborough (Sir - special guest). Company BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor Charles Hazlewood.
1 Aug 09Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L1885521707

Stockhausen Day 2 - Theatre of Voices - T0335625645

Approx finish time 23:35Music Stockhausen (70 m ins)). Company Theatre of Voices. Director Paul Hillier.
2 Aug 08Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L0216153894

Brass Day - T0183215488

Finish time approx. 21:45Company Fanfare Trumpets of the Band of the Coldstream Guards. Company Massed brass players from the RNCM. Company Salford University. Company London and South East England. Company BBC Philharmonic. Conductor Peter Weigold. Conductor Andre de Ridder. Conductor Charles Mackerras (Sir). Music Judith Bingham (Fanfare 'Ziggurat' - BBC commission: second performance). Music Schumann (Konzertstuck). Music HK Gruber (Aerial - Proms Firsts World Premeire 1999). Music Peter Wiegold (He is armoured without - BBC cpmmission: world premiere). Music Janacek (Sinfonietta). Performer David Pyatt (horn). Performer Michael Thompson (horn). Performer Martin Owen (horn). Performer Cormac O hAodain (horn). Performer Hakan Hardenberger (trumpet).
28 Jul 07Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L01424590117

The Voice II - T293339281

Finish time approx. 21:40. Plus - We Turned on the Light - BBC commission: second realisationConductor David Robertson. Company The Shout. Director Orlando Gough. Company BBC Symphony Chorus. Company Huddersfield Choral Society. Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Performer Christine Brewer (soprano). Performer Elena Manistina (mezzo-soprano). Music Wagner (The Mastersingers of Nuremberg - Act I Prelude). Music Michael Henry (Stand). Music Barber (Knoxville Summer of 1915). Music Prokofiev (cantata).
29 Jul 06Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L01208062768


Invisible Lines - new work created by Between the Notes, musicians from the BBC SO and young musicians from Berkshire, Cheltenham, Gateshead and Southampton. Musicians from: Berkshire Young Musicians, Trust Ensemble, Cheltenham Music Festival, Youth Ensemble, Southampton Youth Orchestra,The Sage Gateshead, Weekend School.Company Between the Notes. Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Martyn Brabbins. Performer Viktoria Mullova (violin). Music Bernstein (Candide - overture). Music Fraser Trainer (for the living - Violin Concerto - BBC commission: world premiere). Music Britten (The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra). Music Respigni (The Pines of Rome).
30 Jul 05Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L791579435

Out here to Swing - T148606510

This concert will be broadcast on BBC1 and BBC4. Finish time approx. 23:45Company Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. Performer Wynton Marsalis (trumpet/director).
31 Jul 04Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L2031503361

The Late 'Late Junction' Prom - T0273983965

Company Jazz Jamaica All Stars. Performer Kocani Orkestar. Performer Kimmo Poohjonen (accordion). Performer Arto Tuncboyacian (percussion). Performer Manecas Costa (guitar). Performer Ellika (voice/fiddle/kora). Performer Solo (voice/fiddle/kora).
2 Aug 03Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L1629246954

St Matthew Passion - T2064253347

Sung in GermanMusic Bach. Company Choristers of Southwark Cathedral. Company Choir of the English Concert. Company New London Chamber Choir. Company English Concert. Conductor Trevor Pinnock. Performer John Mark Ainsley (Evangelist). Performer Michael Volle (Christus). Performer Carolyn Sampson (soprano). Performer Susan Gritton (soprano). Performer Diana Moore (mezzo soprano). Performer Robin Blaze (counter tenor). Performer Werner Gura (tenor). Performer Stephan Loges (baritone). Performer Brindley Sherratt (bass).
4 Aug 02Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L130047850

The 'Nation's Favourite' Prom - T01668463326

Music Bruch (Violin Concerto No 1 in G minor). Music Tchaikovsky (Letter Scene from 'Eugene Onegin'). Music Elgar (Enigma Variations). Performer Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg (violin). Performer Elena Prokina (soprano). Company Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Conductor Paul Daniel.
5 Aug 01Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L01823209659


17:30 Prom Lecture Whose Shostakovich? [Gerard McBurney] considers the Russian composer's reputation on the 25th anniversary of his death.Music Mahler (Symphony No 10 - Adagio). Music Schoenberg (Song of the Wood Dove from Gurrelieder). Music Ravel (Sheherazade). Music Bartok (The Miraculous Mandarin). Performer Petra Lang (mezzo soprano). Company Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester. Conductor Pierre Boulez.
30 Jul 00Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L1183743435


Pre-Prom Talk 18:00 - Peter EvansMusic Elgar (The Kingdom). Performer Hillevi Martinpelto (soprano-The Virgin). Performer Catherine Wyn-Rogers (mezzo-soprano-Mary Magdalene). Performer Timothy Robinson (tenor-St John). Performer Anthony Michaels-Moore (baritone-St Peter). Company BBC Symphony Chorus. Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Sir Andrew Davis.
1 Aug 99Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L70193472


Music Sibelius (The Oceanides). Music Thea Musgrave (Songs for a Winter's Evening; London premiere). Music Edgar (The Wand of Youth-Suite No 2). Music Beethoven (Symphony No 7 in A major). Performer Lisa Milne (soprano). Conductor Osmo Vanska. Company BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.
2 Aug 98Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L878510655

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