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Prom 30 archivePart of the BBC Proms.

Archive listings for Prom 30

Work type: Concert.

The Warner Brothers Story (Repeat) - T01088525815

Ten 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 19The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L963059496

Brandenburg Concertos Project - 2 - T1851701306

The Second, Fourth and Sixth of Bach's Brandenburg Concertos appear alongside present-day responses by Steven Mackey, Olga Neuwirth and Brett Dean. The soloists include star Swedish trumpeter H?kan Hardenberger, German violinist Antje Weithaas and violist Brett Dean himself.Performer Antje Weithaas (violin). Performer Brett Dean (viola). Performer Tabea Zimmermann (viola). Performer Claire Chase (flute). Performer Fiona Kelly (flute). Performer Marten Larsson (oboe). Performer Hakan Hardenberger (trumpet). Company Swedish Chamber Orchestra. Conductor Thomas Dausgaard.
5 Aug 18The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L505843133

Walton - Belshazzar's Feast - T755010138

Gods, demons and mortals do battle in a concert full of musical legends and fairy tales. Hear Prokofiev's revolution-inspired cantata Seven, They Are Seven for the first time at the Proms, alongside Walton's choral spectacular Belshazzar's Feast.Performer David Butt Philip (tenor). Performer James Rutherford (baritone). Company National Youth Choir of Great Britain. Company Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Kirill Karabits.
7 Aug 17The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L0901768099

National Youth Orchestra of Scotland - T01519936002

The National Youth Orchestra of Scotland frames the turbulent and virtuosic Second Piano Concerto by Tchaikovsky with the final part of Helen Grime's new two-part work for orchestra (see also Prom 27) and the second of this weekend's trio of Stravinsky ballet scores. With The Firebird of 1910, Stravinsky was immediately recognised as the most important musical voice of the new century. His relentless rhythmic drive and hypnotising orchestral colours are heard to full advantage in a performance of the complete ballet under the charismatic Ilan Volkov.Performer Pavel Kolesnikov (piano). Conductor Ilan Volkov.
7 Aug 16The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L691783953

The John Wilson Orchestra performs Frank Sinatra - T561339976

'The Voice' - Ol' Blue Eyes' - 'The Sultan of Swoon': the mythology surrounding Frank Sinatra is overwhelming. A gifted entertainer, screen actor and ubiquitous personality, his real legacy as a pioneer of popular song can sometimes get lost in the clamour. This Late Night Prom celebrates the centenary of this musical legend in a concert that brings together some of the great voices of our own time, led by the multitalented Seth MacFarlane. Join John Wilson and his orchestra for an after-hours sequence of big tunes and even bigger performances. Finish time approx 23:30Performer Seth MacFarlane (vocalist). Company John Wilson Orchestra. Conductor John Wilson.
7 Aug 15The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L0463572285

Battle of the Bands - T2085011314

Leading jazz singer Clare Teal presents a Late Night Prom with a difference as we are transported back to the swing era of the 1930s and 1940s with two of the greatest bands of the day, led at the time by Count Basie and Duke Ellington. With selections including Jumpin' at the Woodside and It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing), and culminating in a bespoke 'Battle Royal', the roof will surely be raised as these giants of jazz do battle for the approval of the audience. There will be no interval. Finish time approx. 23:30Performer Clare Teal (singer/presenter). Company Count Pearson Proms Band. Conductor James Pearson. Company Duke Windsor Proms Band. Conductor Grant Windsor.
8 Aug 14The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L1153805525

Borodin, Prokofiev, Edward Cowie & Tchaikovsky - T1622427309

Borodin's overture to Prince Igor opens a programme celebrating the 70th birthday of composer Edward Cowie and the close musical relationship between the BBC Philharmonic, conductor Gianandrea Noseda and pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet. Bavouzet plays Prokofiev's brilliant Second Piano Concerto, its orchestral score destroyed in the Russian Revolution and revised by the composer in Paris in 1923. The fragile beauty of the Great Barrier Reef is the subject of Cowie's Earth Music I, while the ?Little Russian' continues the season's Tchaikovsky symphony cycle. Finish time: approx. 21:55Performer Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (piano). Company BBC Philharmonic. Conductor Gianandrea Noseda.
5 Aug 13The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L1433098460

The Angry Planet - T1016171205

As the culmination of a major youth singing programme, one of England's great choral institutions is joined by the BBC Singers, the National Youth Choir of Great Britain and children from London schools, to perform a specially commissioned work. The Angry Planet is the latest collaboration between prize-winning poet Charles Bennett and composer-conductor Bob Chilcott and expresses, the composer says, ?a deep love for an environment both celebrated and mourned'. Following the success of the signed Proms in the past two years, Dr Paul Whittaker, Artistic Director of Music and the Deaf, returns to guide you through The Angry Planet (Prom 30) on Sunday 5 August. Tickets cost ?12; disabled concert-goers (plus one companion) receive a 50% discount. Please book your tickets online in the usual way. If you require good visibility of the signer, please choose the ?Stalls Signer Area' online when selecting your tickets on the Royal Albert Hall website, or call the Access Information Line on 020 7070 4410 and request this area. There will be no interval. Finish time approx. 17:30Performer Ruby Hughes (soprano). Company Children's Choir from London Boroughs (Harrow/Royal Boroughh of Kensington and Chelsea & Westminster). Company BBC Singers. Company The Bach Choir. Company National Youth Choir of Great Britain. Conductor David Hill.
5 Aug 12The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L1401197652

National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain - T1903042655

The music of Sergey Prokofiev looms large in this fascinating collaboration between Vladimir Jurowski and the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. First, an esoteric offering from the master's London-based grandson, a crossover artist in the best sense, determined to find new audiences and to reconfigure the classical tradition by way of Minimalist grooves, dancefloor beats, club nights and remixes. The influence of the senior Prokofiev is plain in the sizzling keyboard writing of Britten's early Piano Concerto, which gives BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist Benjamin Grosvenor another chance to shine, following his First Night Proms debut. In the second half, Prokofiev's ballet music recounts the doomed love of Verona's most romantic couple. Finish time: approx. 21:05Performer Benjamin Grosvenor (piano). Performer DJ Switch (dj turntables). Company National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. Conductor Vladimir Jurowski.
6 Aug 11The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L0511735146

BBC Symphony Chorus - T152130750

The BBC Symphony Chorus - one of Europe's leading large choirs - takes the spotlight in this afternoon Prom, under its Director of 21 years, Stephen Jackson. While Daniel-Lesur's The Song of Songs sets biblical eroticism in the sensuous French tradition, Stephen Montague in his new commission is inspired partly by the rhythmic play of linguistic utterance for its own sake. In two hushed, hypnotic brass pieces, Takemitsu, like his 'great mentor' Debussy, makes his visions unfold with dream-like spontaneity. By contrast, Poulenc's wartime cantata from occupied France - one of the great challenges of the choral repertoire - moves from despair to hope in a hymn to freedom. Finish time: approx. 17:30 no intervalConductor Stephen Jackson. Conductor Andrew Crowley. Performer BBC Symphony Chorus. Company Soloist from Trinity College of Music and Chamber Choir. Company London Brass. Company O Duo.
8 Aug 10The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L01714772881

BBC Symphony Orchestra - T1183754541

Oliver Knussen, the BBC SO's new Artist-in- Association, introduces his latest piece, due to be premiered by The Cleveland Orchestra in May. He also gives the first Proms performance of Helen Grime's dramatic evocation of the electric atmosphere before a storm. Stravinsky's 1936 ballet Jeu de cartes is a musical poker game in three 'deals', ending with the Joker trounced by a royal flush. In the second part of his Roman trilogy, Respighi takes us on a dawn-todusk tour of the city's most famous fountains; while, in orchestrating Balakirev's 'oriental fantasy', Casella propelled an already virtuosic keyboard piece into even more exotic extremes. Approx finish time: 21:35Conductor Oliver Knussen.
7 Aug 09The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L1651201372

BBC National Orchestra of Wales - T413618897

Approx finish time 23:20Music Michael Torke (8 mins)). Music John Adams (13 mins)). Music Bernstein (17 mins)). Music Ellington (Harlem 16 mins)). Performer Han-Na Chang (cello). Company BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor Krisjan Jarvi.
8 Aug 08The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L01454198613

T1985842836

Finish time approx. 17:30Conductor Stephen Jackson. Performer Iain Farringdon (organ). Company BBC Symphony Chorus. Music Elgar (Four Choral Songs Op 53). Music Brahms (Four Songs Op 17). Music Reubke (Organ Sonata in C minor o nPsalm 94 - finale). Music Richard Rodney Bennett (Sir - Four Poems of Thomas Campion - BBC commission: world premiere). Music Elgar (Organ Sonata in G major - finale). Music Grieg (Four Psalms Op 74 Nos 1&2 - sung in Norwegian). Music Elgar (Give unto the Lord).
5 Aug 07The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L1211629503

T1717775538

Finish time approx. 21:00. Broadcast on BBC TwoConductor Colin Davis (Sir). Company National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. Music Stravinsky (Symphony in Three Movements). Music Janacek (Taras Bulba). Music Sibelius (Pohjola's Daughter; Symphony No 7 in C major).
5 Aug 06The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L278091541

T454761630

Company Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Neeme Jarvi. Performer Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo soprano). Music Tchaikovsky (Francesca da Rimini). Music Mahler (Ruckert-Lieder). Music Tubin (Toccata). Music Sibelius (Symphony No 5 in E flat major).
5 Aug 05The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L1605502513

T0923619451

Finish time approx. 23:20Music Anon (13th century - Vetus abit littera). Music Machaut (messe de Nostre Dame). Music Harrison Birtwistle (Sir - Theseus Game). Company Hilliard Ensemble. Company London Sinfonietta. Conductor Martyn Brabbins. Conductor Pierre-Andre Valade.
6 Aug 04The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L1785201684

T2021430878

Music Poulenc (La voix humaine - sung in French). Music Stravinsky (Persephone - performed in French). Performer Felicity Lott (Dame - soprano). Performer Paul Groves (tenor). Company Trinity Boys' Choir. Company Cantate Youth Choir. Company BBC Symphony Chorus. Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Andrew Davis (Sir).
10 Aug 03The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L525942513

T592428909

Company City of Birmingham Symphony Youth Chorus. Company Toronto Children's Chorus. Company Sydney Philharmonia Choirs. Company London Symphony Chorus. Company City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus. Company National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. Conductor Simon Rattle (Sir). Performer Christine Brewer (soprano). Performer Soile Isokoski (soprano). Performer Rosemary Joshua (soprano). Performer Birgit Remmert (mezzo soprano). Performer Jane Henschel (mezzo soprano). Performer Jon Villars (tenor). Performer Peter Mattei (baritone). Performer John Relyea (bass). Music Mahler (Symphony No 8 in E flat major Symphony of a Thousand).
11 Aug 02The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L015012708

T1576470665

Music Ives (Three Places in New England). Music Pierre Boulez (Notations I-IV and VII - UK premiere of Notation VII). Music Tobias Picker (Cello Concerto - BBC commission: world premiere). Music Janacek (Sinfonietta). Performer Paul Watkins (cello). Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor David Robertson.
12 Aug 01The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L1830799272

T0877050738

Music Elgar (The Dream of Gerontius). Performer Catherine Wyn-Rogers (mezzo-soprano). Performer Glenn Winslade (tenor). Performer Alastair Miles (bass). Company BBC Symphony Chorus. Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Andrew Davis.
6 Aug 00The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L1235497953

T0508613017

Music Poulenc (Les biches - suite). Music Bizet (Me voila seule dans la nuit from The Pearl Fishers). Music Thomas (Ophelia's Mad Scene from Hamlet). Music Poulenc (Concerto for Two Pianos). Music Roussel (Symphony No 3 in G minor). Performer Annick Massis (soprano). Performer Pascal Roge (piano). Performer Jean-Philippe Collard (piano). Company BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor Barry Wordsworth.
9 Aug 99The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L02047325241

T0866809318

Music Dukas (The Sorcerer's Apprentice). Music Sofia Gubaidulina (And: the feasting at its height..UK premiere). Company BBC National Orchestra of Wales.
10 Aug 98The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L01213333440
10 Aug 98The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L872168708

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