Relaxed Prom - T01553874747The BBC Philharmonic performs Russian classics by Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky in a more relaxed environment - suitable for children and adults with autism, sensory and communication impairments and learning disabilities, as well as individuals who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, blind and partially sighted. There is a relaxed attitude to movement and noise in the auditorium, plus ?chill-out' spaces outside the auditorium - you can move about, dance, sing or just listen. Produced in partnership with Royal Albert Hall Education & Outreach and Proms Learning, the Relaxed Prom features audio description and British Sign Language interpretation.Company BBC Philharmonic. Conductor Ben Gernon.
|6 Aug 19||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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A Hero's Life - T1280612462Triumphant horns and a flirtatious, vivacious solo violin set the tone for Strauss's vivid autobiographical tone-poem Ein Heldenleben - 'A Hero's Life', outwardly inspired by 'an ideal of great and manly heroism'. The orchestra is also at the forefront in Dvorak's Cello Concerto, sounding as an equal partner to the soloist - German cellist Daniel Muller-Schott, who returns to the Proms under tonight's debut conductor Otto Tausk - in an intensely personal work that marries a pervasive sense of longing with real passion. In the centenary year of British women gaining the right to vote, Ethel Smyth's evocative Act 2 Prelude from The Wreckers celebrates a key British composer who, as a suffragette, spent two months in Holloway Prison.Performer Daniel Muller-Schott (cello). Company BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor Otto Tausk.
|1 Aug 18||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts John Adams - T1983952373Moving from the glowing, multi-layered textures of John Adams to Ravel's sensuous exoticism and Stravinsky's intricate neo-Classical counterpoint, Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Philharmonia Orchestra showcase 20th- and 21st-century orchestral classics.Performer Marianne Crebassa (mezzo-soprano). Company Philharmonia Voices. Company Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen.
|2 Aug 17||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Ginastera, Britten and Schubert - T1807239509In his bittersweet Piano Concerto, Britten set out to exploit the piano's 'enormous compass, percussive qualities and suitability for figuration'. The result is a true bravura piece whose razor-sharp edge conceals a gregarious smile. Alongside the first London performance of Alberto Ginastera's very Argentine view of the symphony orchestra comes the inexorable momentum of Schubert's most invigorating symphony, his 'Great' Ninth.Performer Steven Osborne (piano). Company BBC Philharmonic. Conductor Juanjo Mena.
|2 Aug 16||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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James MacMillan & Mahler - T1869201882Mahler's mighty Symphony No. 5 is the climax of this second Prom from Donald Runnicles and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. The work's intense, contrasting moods - the bitter solemnity of the funeral march, the violence of the second movement and the tenderness of the famous Adagietto - make this one of the great orchestral showpieces. The evening opens with the world premiere of a dramatic new symphony from Scottish composer James MacMillan. Finish time approx 21:45Company BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Donald Runnicles.
|3 Aug 15||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Vaughan Williams & Mahler - T01139225185In the second of his two concerts with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Donald Runnicles conducts a programme that looks to the past - a musical meditation on history, death and loss that still speaks powerfully, 100 years after the start of the First World War. Written at the bleakest point in Mahler's life, following the death of his daughter, his wife's illness and the diagnosis of the disease that would quickly kill him, the Ninth Symphony gazes bitterly into the abyss, before bidding farewell to the world in its elegiac final movement. The ecstatic string-writing of Vaughan Williams's Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis looks back to his musical forebears, reimagining an English identity that would so soon find itself under threat. There will be no interval. Finish time approx. 20:25Company BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Donald Runnicles.
|4 Aug 14||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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British Light Music - T1614434303A celebration of British light and occasional music, including pieces written by Walton and Coates used to celebrate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II 60 years ago, and Elgar's Nursery Suite, dedicated in 1931 to the Princesses Margaret and Elizabeth and to their mother Elizabeth, then Duchess of York. Finish time: approx. 21:15Performer Noriko Ogawa (piano). Performer Kathryn Stott (piano). Company BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor Barry Wordsworth.
|31 Jul 13||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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BBC Radio 3 Wrold Routes Academy - T01334609393Now in its third year, BBC Radio 3's World Routes Academy mentoring project turns to Latin America. Born in London of Colombian descent, 2012's young apprentice is self-taught 20-year-old accordionist, singer and guitarist Jos? Hernando Arias Noguera. His mentor, the renowned Bogot?-based accordion king Egidio Cuadrado - who brings his own band - is probably best known for his collaborations with Carlos Vives, the Latin American superstar actor-turned-singer. Fusing the folk tradition of vallenato with elements of rock and pop has proved a game-changer for music now enjoyed all over the Spanish-speaking world and beyond. There will be no interval Finish time approx. 23:30Performer Jose Hernando Arias Noguera (accordion). Performer Egidio Cuadrado (accordion).
|31 Jul 12||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Elgar/Grainger & Strauss - T1992213897Tasmin Little, Sir Andrew Davis and the BBC Symphony perform contrasting impressions of Elgar and Grainger and to mark the 50th anniversary of Grainger’s death, his In a Nutshell suite receives a first outing at the Proms. Finish time: approx. 21:15Performer Tasmin Little (violin). Company BBC Singers. Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Andrew Davis (Sir).
|2 Aug 11||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Mahler's Symphony No 3 - T262243267Continuing our Mahler anniversary celebration - and bringing the first of a trio of his symphonies on two consecutive nights - Donald Runnicles conducts Mahler's massive Third Symphony, the most rousing and touching of his early efforts to encapsulate the whole world within a single work. Its visions of verdant nature and heavenly love sprang from the composer's intention to give 'the whole of nature a voice'. Finish time: approx. 20:50 no intervalConductor Donald Runnicles. Company Edinburgh Festival chorus (women's voices). Company Royal Scottish National Orchestra Junior Chorus. Company BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Performer Karen Cargill (mezzo-soprano).
|4 Aug 10||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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BBC Symphony Orchestra - T076352202Approx finish time: 21:45Performer Simon Preston (organ). Performer Jorg Schneider (tenor). Company Bach Choir. Company BBC Symphony Chorus. Company Crouch End Festival Chorus. Company Choristers of St Paul's Cathedral. Company Trinity Boys Choir. Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Susanna Malkki. Music Ben Fosket (BBC commission; world premiere - c12mins). Music Beethoven (Symphony No 4 in B-flat major - 34mins). Music Berlioz (Te Deum - 50mins).
|2 Aug 09||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra - T0567951774Approx. finish time 21:55Music Bach (arr Henry Wood - Toccata and Fugue in D minor BWV565 - 9 mins). Music Smyth (Concerto for Violin Horn and Orchestra). Music Rachmaninov (orch Henry Wood - Prelude in C sharp minor). Music Rachmaninov (Symphony No 2 in E minor). Performer Richard Watkins (horn). Performer Tasmin Little (violin). Company BBC Scottish Orchestra. Conductor Stefan Solyom.
|4 Aug 08||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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T0840369850 (PROM07)Finish time approx. 21:10Conductor Ilan Volkov. Performer Tenebrae (men's voices). Company BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Music Sibelius (Tapiola - Proms Firsts UK Premiere 1928). Music Britten (Piano Concerto - Proms Firsts World Premiere 1938). Music Varese (Ecuatorial - Proms Firsts UK Premiere 1966). Music Debussy (La mer).
|31 Jul 07||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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T1631038004 (PROM06)Sung in GermanConductor Andrew Manze. Company Choir of The English Concert). Company The English Concert. Performer Sally Matthews (soprano). Performer Paul Agnew (tenor). Performer Roderick Williams (baritone). Music Handel (arr. Mozart - Alexander's Feast).
|1 Aug 06||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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T389781833 (PROM05)Company BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Ilan Volkov. Performer Nelson Freire (piano). Music Sibelius (Symphony No 3 in C major). Music Hans Abrahamsen (Four Pieces for Orchestra - UK premiere). Music Brahms (Piano Concerto No 2 in B flat major).
|1 Aug 05||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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T2132283599 (PROM04)Finish time approx. 21:40Music Shostakovich (Overture on Russian and Kirghiz Folk Themes). Music Cage (The Seasons). Music Tan Dun (Out of Peking Opera). Music Esa-Pekka Salonen (Laughing Unlearnt for solo violin - London premiere). Music Tan Dun (Concerto for water percussion and orchestra - new version). Performer Evelyn Glennie Ipercussion). Performer Cho-Liang Lin (violin). Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Tan Dun.
|2 Aug 04||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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T01405518848 (PROM03)Music R.Strauss (Die Liebe der Danae - Symphonic Fragment; An den Baum Daphne). Music R.Strauss (Der Rosenkavalier - excerpts). Performer Anne Evans (Dame - Marschallin). Performer Susan Gritton (Sophie). Performer Katarina Karneus (Octavian). Company Choristers of King's College Cambridge. Company BBC Singers. Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Stephen Cleobury (An den Baum Daphne). Conductor Charles Mackerras (Sir).
|5 Aug 03||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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T1259000192 (PROM02)Company Orchestra of St John's. Conductor John Lubbock. Music Gimenez (La boda de Luis Alonso - Intermedio). Music Rodrigo (arr Davis and Evans - Concierto de Aranjuez Adagio). Music John Harle (The Little Death Machine - world premier). Music Falla (arr Davis and Evans - El Amor brujo - Will-o-the-Wisp). Music Falla (El Amor brujo).
|6 Aug 02||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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T144196147 (PROM01)Music Handel (Acis and Galatea). Performer Rosemary Joshua (Galatea). Performer Toby Spence (Acis). Performer James Gilchrist (Damon). Performer John Tomlinson (Polyphemus). Company Chorus of the Academy of Ancient Music. Company Academy of Ancient Music. Conductor Paul Goodwin.
|6 Aug 01||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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T238118474 (PROM00)18:00 Pre-Prom Talk [Jonathan Harvey]Music Bach (Prelude and Fugue in C minor BWV546). Music Jonathan Harvey (Mothers Shall Not Cry - BBC commission: world premiere). Music Brahms (Concerto in A minor for violin and cello). Music Bach (orch. [Schoenberg] Prelude and Fugue in E flat major St Anne). Performer Martin Neary (organ). Performer Susannah Glanville (soprano). Performer Robert Brubaker (tenor). Performer Joshua Bell (violin). Performer Steven Isserlis (cello). Company New London Chamber Choir. Company BBC Singers (women's voices). Sound Ian Dearden. Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Jac van Steen.
|2 Aug 00||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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T0719257741 (24PROM99)Pre-Prom Talk at 17:45 - Jan Latham-Koenig. Sung in FrenchMusic Poulenc (Dialogues of the Carmelites - semi staged). Company Opera National du Rhin. Performer Patricia Petibon (soprano-Constance). Performer Hedwig Fassbender (contralto-Mere Marie). Performer Nadine Denize (contralto-Madame de Croisy). Performer Valerie Millot (soprano-madame Lidonine/the Prioress). Performer Laurence Dale (tenor-Chevalier de la Force). Performer Didier Henry (baritone-Marquis de la Force). Director Marthe Keller. Company Chorus of the Opera National du Rhin. Company Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor Jan Latham-Koenig.
|4 Aug 99||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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T0368705130 (98)Music Rossini (Overture 'The Italian Girl in Algiers'). Music Chopin (Piano Concerto No 1 in E minor). Music John Casken (Maharal Dreaming; London premiere). Music Mozart (Symphony No 40 in G minor). Performer Jean-Bernard Pommier (piano). Conductor Jean-Bernard Pommier. Company Norther Sinfonia.
|5 Aug 98||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|5 Aug 98||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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