The Warner Brothers Story - T0339729107Ten years since their first Proms appearance together, John Wilson and the John Wilson Orchestra present an evening of sumptuous technicoloured scores from the Golden Age of Hollywood cinema.Company Maida Vale Singers. Company John Wilson Orchestra. Conductor John Wilson.
|9 Aug 19||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L392970588
Brandenburg Concertos Project - 1 - T177691831Over two concerts in one day, Thomas Dausgaard and the Swedish Chamber Orchestra present Bach's six Brandenburg Concertos - each with its own different and distinctive orchestration - alongside six newly commissioned companion works, to create a brand-new musical cycle spanning almost three centuries, heard here for the first time in the UK.Performer Pekka Kuusisto (violin). Performer Antje Weithaas (violin). Performer Maya Beiser (cello). Performer Fiona Kelly (flute). Performer Uri Caine (piano). Performer Mahan Esfahani (harpsichord). Company Swedish Chamber Orchestra. Conductor Thomas Dausgaard.
|5 Aug 18||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L01168242866
Mussorgsky - Khovanshchina - T01102143680Shot through with folk melodies, Mussorgsky's ?national music drama' Khovanshchina weaves a richly coloured operatic tapestry in which Russia herself is the heroine. Semyon Bychkov conducts the BBC SO and an exciting cast, including Elena Maximova.Performer Ante Jerkunica (Ivan Khovansky). Performer Christopher Vantris (Andrey Khovansky). Performer Vsefolod Grivnov (Golitsin). Performer Elena Maximova (Marfa). Performer Ain Anger (Dosifey). Performer George Gagnidze (Shakiovity). Performer Jennifer Rhys-Davies (Susanna). Performer Norbert Ernst (Scribe). Performer Anush Hovhannisyan (Emma). Performer Colin Judson (Kuzka). Company Schola Cantorum of The Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School. Company Tiffin Boys' Choir. Company BBC Singers. Company Slovak Philharmonic Choir. Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Semyon Bychkov. Director Paul Curran.
|6 Aug 17||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L906726043
National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain - T563137771Film directors have reached for these works by Strauss and Holst in their attempts to explain the human condition against the infinite background of space. The depiction of astrological characters in The Planets, from the cheeky gameplay of Mercury to the shattering impact of Mars, could be made for the resonance of the Royal Albert Hall. The power of Strauss's Also sprach Zarathustra is no less cinematic.Company CBSO Youth Chorus (women's voices). Company National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. Conductor Edward Gardner.
|6 Aug 16||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L0826446638
Stravinsky, Messiaen & Ravel - T790287309Mozart's Idomeneo owes its ballet sequence to the influence of French opera, and it launches a programme featuring two Frenchmen who idolised Mozart: Ravel and Messiaen. Ravel's Piano Concerto in G adds a jazzy colouring to its Classical influences, while Oiseaux tristes and La valse contrast the doleful calls of lost forest birds with a dark, swirling portrait of the disintegration of Vienna. The world premiere of a recently rediscovered work by Messiaen - originally intended for the composer's ?clairs sur l'au-dela - brings more birdsong (that of the tui from New Zealand), while Stravinsky's urbane neo-Classical Symphony combines piquancy and elegance. Finish time approx 20:45Performer Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (piano). Company BBC Philharmonic. Conductor Nicholas Collon.
|7 Aug 15||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L01705742724
Chopin, Franck, Saint-Saens & Casella - T1137216527Casella's haunting 'Heroic Elegy', dedicated to the 'unknown soldier', continues our series of works written in the shadow of the First World War. Former BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist Benjamin Grosvenor, still only 22, returns for his fourth Proms appearance in Chopin's lyrical but virtuosic First Piano Concerto; he is also the soloist in Franck's Symphonic Variations - once a Proms favourite (performed here on 60 occasions), though it has been largely absent since the 1960s. Saint-Saens's 'Organ' Symphony continues the French theme. 'With it I have given all I could give,' the composer observed. 'What I did I could not achieve again.' Finish time approx. 21:10Conductor Gianandrea Noseda. Performer Benjamin Grosvenor. Performer David Goode (organ). Company BBC Philharmonic.
|8 Aug 14||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L366420742
Wagner - Tannhauser - T01631267989Concert Performance sung in German. In their second Proms appearance together, Donald Runnicles and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra turn to Tannh?user. Robert Dean Smith sings the role of the troubadour who tires of Venus's charms and yearns for spiritual redemption. Elisabeth is the woman who loves him, Wolfram the man who loves her. Finish time: approx. 22:10 There will be two intervals of 30 minutesPerformer Robert Dean Smith (tenor - Tannhauser). Performer Heidi Melton (soprano - Elisabeth). Performer Daniela Sindram (mezzo-soprano - Venus). Performer Ain Anger (bass - Landgraf). Performer Christoph Pohl (baritone - Wolfram). Performer Thomas Blondelle (tenor - Walther). Performer Andrew Rees (tenor - Heinrich). Performer Brian Bannatyne-Scott (bass - Reinmar). Performer Ashley Holland (baritone - Biterolf). Performer Hila Fahima (soprano - Shepherd Boy). Company Chorus of the Deutsche Oper Berlin. Company BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Donald Runnicles.
|4 Aug 13||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L1250434386
National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain - T484762422Messiaen's ecstatic, Eastern-influenced celebration of love is framed by a BBC commission from one of America's rising talents and Anna Meredith's acclaimed tour de force of clapping, stamping, singing and body percussion, first performed earlier this year by NYO members and commissioned for the PRS for Music Foundation's New Music 20x12 programme as part of the Cultural Olympiad. Varese's Tuning Up is a tongue-in-cheek parody based on the familiar orchestral strains usually heard on stage only before the conductor arrives. Finish time approx. 22:05Performer Cynthia Millar (ondes martenot). Performer Joanna MacGregor (piano). Company National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. Conductor Vasily Petrenko.
|4 Aug 12||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L01013326295
Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra plays Mahler - T124110888Now Music Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Gustavo Dudamel - known by his own musicians as 'the Dude' - joins his old friends in the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra and some mightily distinguished guests to tackle a colossus of the standard repertoire. Writing for vast forces including offstage brass, two solo singers and a large choir, Mahler takes listeners on a spectacular journey through the entire gamut of emotions. Beginning at the graveside, he remembers happier, busier and (spiritually) emptier times on the way to an apocalyptic revelation of the Day of Judgement. The promise of eternal life is then renewed in some of music's most uplifting pages. There will be no interval. Finish time: approx. 21:10Performer Miah Persson (soprano). Performer Anna Larsson (mezzo soprano). Company National Youth Choir of Great Britain. Company Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Gustavo Dudamel.
|5 Aug 11||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L01453223901
National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain - T0931903335The National Youth Orchestra's annual Prom brings two of the greatest feats of brilliant 19th-century French orchestration - Paul Dukas's thrilling mix of witty narrative and symphonic momentum and the symphony that made the young Hector Berlioz's name, with its nightmarish storyline. The orchestra's summer programme also the London premiere of Julian Anderson's capricious, contrast-packed showcase for each orchestral section in turn. Finish time: approx. 21:30Conductor Semyon Bychkov. Company National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain.
|7 Aug 10||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L01291869704
BBC Philharmonic - T1287855870The BBC Philharmonic's Italian-born Chief Conductor Gianandrea Noseda pays tribute to his native land - and continues our cycle of Mendelssohn symphonies - with the sun-drenched work that the 21-year-old Mendelssohn composed while holidaying in Rome. Inspired by his own student days in Rome, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies's palindromically entitled Roma amor is a serenade to the city. Our cycle of Respighi's Roman trilogy opens with his vivid tableaux celebrating the capital's famous pines. Rossini's operatic retelling of the Cinderella story was his third stage-work for Rome's Teatro Valle. Approx. finish time: 22:00Performer Vivica Genaux (mezzo soprano). Company Brass players from the Royal Northern College of Music. Conductor Gianandrea Noseda.
|6 Aug 09||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L1427041809
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - T624490869Approx. finish time 21:05Music Chen Yi (12 mins)). Music Rachmaninov (24 mins)). Music Vaughan Williams (12 mins)). Music vVaughan Williams (35 mins)). Performer Olga Kern (piano). Company Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor Leonard Slatkin.
|8 Aug 08||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L663362500
|Mark Elder. Performer Alexander Kobrin (piano). Company National Youth Orchestra of Britain. Music Aaron Jay Kernis (New Era Dance - UK premiere). Music Prokofiev (Piano Concerto No 1 in D flat major). Music Shostakovich (Symphony No 7 in C major 'Leningrad - Proms Firsts UK Premiere 1942).|
|4 Aug 07||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L01883165176
Cheikha Rimitti and Radio Tarifa - T507100239Finish time approx. 23:45
|4 Aug 06||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L974224454
|Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin. Performer Maria Christina Kiehr (soprano). Performer Daniel Taylor (counter-tenor). Music Telemann (Suite in C major - 'Hamburger Ebb' und Flut'). Music Handel (Duets). Music Bach (Suite No 4 in D major BWV 1069).|
|4 Aug 05||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L01927061134
|Takemitsu (Twill by Twilight). Music Dvorak (Cello Concerto in B minor). Music Ravel (Sheherazade - trois poemes). Music Respighi (The Pines of Rome). Performer Katarina Karneus (mezzo-soprano). Performer Truis Mork (cello). Company BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor Tadaaki Otaka.|
|6 Aug 04||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L1900148457
|Messiaen (Les offrandes oubliees). Music Berlioz (Harold in Italy). Music Prokofiev (Symphony No 5 in B flat major). Performer Lawrence Power (viola). Company National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. Conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier.|
|9 Aug 03||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L0977699022
|English Chamber Orchestra. Conductor Ralf Gothoni (piano). Performer Thomas Allen (Sir - baritone). Music Rossini (The Barber of Seville - Overture; Largo al factotum). Music Mozart (The Marriage of Figaro - Se vuol ballare; Don Giovanni - Deh vieni alla finestra). Music Haydn (Piano Concerto in D major; Hob XVIII:11). Music Arriaga (Los esclavos felices - Overture). Music Ravel (Don Quichotte a Dulcinee). Music Mozart (Symphony No 39 in E flat major).|
|10 Aug 02||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L140664913
|Messiaen (Sortie: Le vent de l'Esprit - Muesse de la Pentecote; Majeste du Christ demandant sa gloire a son pere - L'Ascension; Les mages Dieu parmi nous; La nativite du Seigneur). Music Messiaen (Turangalila Symphony). Performer Wayne Marshall (organ). Performer Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano). Performer Cynthia Millar (ondes martenot). Company National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. Conductor Andrew Davis (Sir).|
|11 Aug 01||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L01884005459
|Judith Weir (woman.life.song - UK premiere). Performer Jessye Norman (soprano). Performer Ken Noda (piano). Company London Sinfonietta. Conductor David Robertson.|
|6 Aug 00||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L01914491077
|Bach (Motet Singet dem Herrn). Music Haydn (Symphony No 49 in F minor - La passione - Non nobis Domine - Insanae et vanae curae). Music Mozart (Requiem). Performer Donna Brown (soprano). Performer Catherine Denley (mezzo-soprano). Performer Mark Le Grocq (tenor). Performer Phillip Ens (bass). Company Choir of The English Concert. Company The English Concert. Conductor Trevor Pinnock.|
|8 Aug 99||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L723141332
|Berlioz (Funeral March for the Final Score of Hamlet). Music Liszt (Piano Concerto No 1 in E flat major). Music Britten (Sinfonia da Requiem). Music Prokofiev (Cantata for the Twentieth Anniversary of the October Revolution). Performer Paul Lewis (piano). Conductor Mark Elder. Company Philharmonia Chorus. Company BBC Symphony Chorus. Company BBC Symphony Orchestra.|
|9 Aug 98||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L01042625847
|9 Aug 98||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L2011152712