Rachmaninov & Shostakovich - T254382129Death and darkness encounter light and new life in this Prom given by the BBC Philharmonic and its Chief Guest Conductor John Storgards. Two Russian classics brood on death and loss; Rachmaninov's atmospheric The Isle of the Dead conjures an ominous scene - a ghostly ferryman transporting the souls of the dead to rest - while Shostakovich's bitterly passionate Symphony No. 11 takes inspiration from the ?Bloody Sunday' massacre of 1905. But there's light and hope in Outi Tarkiainen's Midnight Sun Variations a celebration of rebirth in the perpetual day of an Arctic summer.Company BBC Philharmonic. Conductor John Storgards.
|4 Aug 19||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L0527786256
A London Symphony - T0643026700Following on from the Halle's Paris-inspired programme (Prom 16) comes a corresponding focus on London. Andrew Manze and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra open with Haydn's lively, assertive final symphony - composed and first performed in London during the composer's second triumphant residency. First performed in March 1914, Vaughan Williams's A London Symphony evokes the chimes of Westminster, a chilly November in Bloomsbury and the bright lights of the Strand in a city that would soon be scarred by war.Company BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Andrew Manze.
|31 Jul 18||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Monteverdi's Vespers - T01792419085Monteverdi's 1610 Vespers is a choral masterpiece of unprecedented musical scope and audacious beauty. Director Rapha?l Pichon marks the composer's 450th anniversary in a performance by dynamic French ensemble Pygmalion in its Proms debut.Performer Giuseppina Bridelli (soprano). Performer Eva Zaicik (mezzo-soprano). Performer Emiliano Gonzalez-Toro (tenor). Performer Magnus Staveland (tenor). Performer Virgile Ancely (bass). Performer Geoffroy Buffiere (bass). Performer Ensemble Pygmalion. Director Raphael Pichon.
|31 Jul 17||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Ravel, Lera Auerbach and Debussy - T1430440140A new choral-orchestral work by Russian-American composer Lera Auerbach is surrounded by Ravel's shimmering fairy-tale suite, Debussy's glinting portrait of the sea and - in this Shakespeare anniversary year - Debussy's aborted incidental music for King Lear.Performer Vadim Gluzman (violin). Company Crouch End Festival Chorus. Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Edward Gardner.
|31 Jul 16||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L1120140759
Aurora Orchestra - T1930216308The Aurora Orchestra staged a Proms first last year when it performed Mozart's Symphony No. 40 from memory. Now the dynamic young ensemble returns to continue this season's sequence of family-friendly matinees, giving Beethoven's 'Pastoral' Symphony the same direct, communicative treatment. It is paired with Australian composer Brett Dean's own homage to nature - a work, he explains, inspired by ?glorious birdsong, the threat that it faces, the loss, and the soulless noise that we're left with when they're all gone'. Former BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist Francesco Piemontesi joins the orchestra for Mozart's late 'Coronation' Concerto, and the afternoon also features the premiere of a new commission from British composer Anna Meredith - also performed from memory. Finish time approx 17:45Performer Francesco Piemontesi (piano). Company Aurora Orchestra. Conductor Nicholas Collon.
|2 Aug 15||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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War Horse Prom - T794705470A Prom inspired by the National Theatre's play based on Michael Morpurgo's novel, featuring a new suite created by Adrian Sutton from his score for the original production, as well as other music from the period with performers including the Proms Military Wives Choir and Gareth Malone. There will be no interval. Finsih time approx. 18:00Company Proms Military Wives Choir. Conductor Gareth Malone. Company Cambiata North West. Company BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor David Charles Abell.
|3 Aug 14||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L0228109743
Naturally 7 - T01796600115Who needs instruments when you have seven voices and seven bodies?The inimitable a cappella group Naturally 7 comes to the Proms fresh from performances at the O2 supporting Michael Buble. Building on the heritage of gospel with a style described as ?vocal play', the group performs its own original material as well as its inventive arrangements - including George Harrison's 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps' and Phil Collins's 'In the Air Tonight' - which incorporate scratching, drum kit, harmonica, brass, electric guitars and bass - all produced, naturally, with the human voice. Finish time: approx. 23:30
|29 Jul 13||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Mozart, Mahler & Knussen - T01055076276After almost a decade at the helm of the BBC Philharmonic, Gianandrea Noseda (now returning as the orchestra's Conductor Laureate) opens with Mozart's famous overture, by turns solemn, impetuous and edgy. Next we celebrate the 60th birthday of Oliver Knussen, one of British music's great originals, who found an individual voice while still in his teens. From dreaming sleep to a dawn awakening, the Second Symphony (1971) takes us through a landscape of iridescent colour with a vocal line that soars to stratospheric heights. Knussen's nocturnal sequence finds a counterpart in the two ?Night Music' movements of Mahler's Seventh Symphony, his own all-encompassing journey from darkness to light. Finish time approx. 21:50Performer Gillian Keith (soprano). Company BBC Philharmonic. Conductor Gianandrea Noseda.
|30 Jul 12||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Rachmaninov - T02082549707A Sunday choral portrait of Rachmaninov, that takes in familiar favourites as well as neglected masterpieces.Performer Svetla Vassileva (soprano). Performer Misha Didyk (tenor). Performer Alexei Tanovitsky (baritone). Company Chorus of the Mariinsky Theatre. Company BBC Philharmonic. Conductor Gianandrea Noseda.
|31 Jul 11||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L1117144452
BBC Symphony Orchestra - T529764492Echoing the waltzes of last month's Viennese Night (Prom 12), tonight's Prom ends with a trio of Ravel pieces in which an evocative waterscape is framed by contrasting evocations of the waltz - one celebrating Vienna's heyday, the other casting a wry backwards glance over its decline. Two contrasting piano concertos - a first by George Benjamin (50 this year) and Mozart's last - display the wide-ranging talents of pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard, a friend and colleague of Benjamin since they met as students of Olivier Messiaen in Paris. Given its UK premiere at last year's Aldeburgh Festival, where Aimard is Artistic Director, Duet is a search for sounds that orchestra and piano can share. Finish time: approx. 21:35Conductor Jonathan Nott. Performer Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano). Company BBC Symphony Orchestra.
|2 Aug 10||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Classic MGM Film Musicals - T772455836John Wilson and his hand-picked Orchestra celebrate 75 years of MGM musicals with songs from unforgettable movie classics, including The Wizard of Oz, Meet Me in St Louis, The Harvey Girls, Brigadoon, High Society, The Band Wagon and Singin' in the Rain. Amazingly, although all the original orchestral parts were lost when the studio destroyed its music library to make way for a car park, Wilson has succeeded in reconstructing the scores by painstakingly transcribing each soundtrack by ear. He is joined by starry singers from the classical and musical theatre worlds, as well as by the elite Maida Vale Singers. There will be one interval. Approx. end time: 21:30Performer Kim Criswell (vocalist). Performer Sarah Fox (soprano). Performer Thomas Allen (baritone). Performer Curtis Stigers (vocalist). Company Maida Vale Singers. Company John Wilson Orchestra. Conductor John Wilson.
|1 Aug 09||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Wayne Marshall - T0505806323Approx. finish time 17:15Music Jeanne Demessieux (8 mins)). Music Messiaen (10 mins)). Music marcel Dupre (17mins)). Music Naji Hakim (9 mins)). Music Messiaen (9 mins)).
|3 Aug 08||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L1243708860
|Marc Minkowski. Performer Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo-soprano). Company Les Musiciens du Louvre-Grenoble). Music Faure (Shylock). Music Berlioz (Lus nuits d'ete). Music Bizet (L'Arlesienne - incidental music).|
|29 Jul 07||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Gianandrea Noseda. Company BBC Singers. Company BBC Philharmonic. Performer Lucy Crowe (soprano). Performer Alexandra Sherman (mezzo-soprano). Performer James Edwards (tenor). Performer Matthew Rose (bass). Music Haydn (Mass in B flat major - Heiligmesse). Music Schubert (Symphony No 9 in C major - Great).|
|30 Jul 06||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L01801811492
Blazin' Fiddles - T1800477671Company Roby Lakatos Ensemble.
|30 Jul 05||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Britten (Voluntary on Tallis's Lamentations - world premiere). Music Britten (War Requiem). Performer Susan B. Anthony (soprano). Performer Ian Bostridge (tenor). Performer Simon Keenlyside (baritone). Performer Timothy Bond (organ). Company Finchley Children's Music Group. Company London Symphony Chorus. Company London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Colin Davis (Sir).|
|1 Aug 04||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L822089740
|Ravel (Le tombeau de Couperin). Music Mozart (Piano Concerto No 9 in E flat major K271 - Jeunehomme). Music Mendelssohn (Symphony No 3 in A minor - Scottish). Performer Leif Ove Andsnes (piano). Company Mahler Chamber Orchestra. Conductor Alan Gilbert.|
|3 Aug 03||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L477058313
|BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Andrew Davis (Sir). Performer Evgeny Kissin (piano). Music Elgar (Froissart). Music Anthony Payne (Visions and Journeys - BBC commision: world premiere). Music Brahms (Piano Concerto No 2 in B flat major).|
|5 Aug 02||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L497806473
|Tchaikovsky (Symphony No 4 in F minor). Music Elgar (Symphony No 1 in A flat major). Company European Union Youth Orchestra. Conductor Colin Davis (Sir).|
|5 Aug 01||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L1971976224
|Bach (reconstr. [Koopman] - St Mark Passion). Performer Christoph Pregardien (Evangelist). Performer Peter Kooy (Christus). Performer Johannette Zomer (soprano). Performer Bernhard Landauer (alto). Performer Jorg Durmuller (tenor). Performer Klaus Mertens (bass). Company Amsterdam Baroque Choir. Company Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra. Conductor Ton Koopman.|
|31 Jul 00||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L01921489679
|Sibelius (Pohjola's Daughter). Music James MacMillan (Cello Concerto). Music Nielsen (Symphony No 6 Sinfonia semplice). Performer Raphael Wallfisch (cello). Company BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Osmo Vanska.|
|2 Aug 99||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L01515274213
|Arvo Part (Cantus in memory of Benjamin Britten). Music Vaughn Williams (Symphony No 5 in D major). Music Tan Dun (Symphony 1997. Heaven Earth Mankind; European premiere). Performer Yo-Yo Ma (cello). Conductor Jerzy Maksymiuk. Conductor Tan Dun. Company New London Children's Choir. Company Chinese Imperial Bell Ensemble. Company BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.|
|3 Aug 98||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L01021402883