Enigma Variations - T44070091Elgar's 'Enigma' Variations is the inspiration for a new work commissioned from 14 living composers as a special birthday tribute to conductor Martyn Brabbins, who turns 60 today. Elgar's original set also features, as do Vaughan Williams's exquisite Serenade to Music and Brahms's 'Little Requiem', the Song of Destiny.Performer Nadine Benjamin (soprano). Performer Idunnu Munch (mezzo-soprano). Performer William Morgan (tenor). Performer David Ireland (bass-baritone). Company ENO Chorus. Company BBC Singers. Company BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Martyn Brabbins.
|13 Aug 19||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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New York: Sound of a City - T347734550Celebrating the music of a modern New York, the Heritage Orchestra and conductor Jules Buckley present their take on the sound of NYC today. With guest artists drawn from across the Big Apple, this Late Night Prom features new music from some of the city's rising stars, plus classic tracks by established acts that have changed the city's soundscape. Expect anything from pagan-gospel and disco-punk to feminist rap or DIY indie... the panoply of musical talent that continues to emanate from New York means anything could happen. There will be no intervalCompany Hercules and Love Affair. Company serpentwithfeet. Performer Sharon Van Etten. Company Heritage Orchestra. Conductor Jules Buckley.
|8 Aug 18||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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John Wilson conducts Oklahoma! - T0565170611Semi Staged. Bursting not just with tunes but emotions, Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! brought new dramatic depth to the Broadway musical. John Wilson and his orchestra bring their signature energy and swagger to this much-loved classic.Company John Wilson Orchestra. Conductor John Wilson. Director Rachel Kavanaugh.
|11 Aug 17||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Bartok, Malcolm Hayes and Dvorak - T1205231617When the London Philharmonic Society asked Dvorak for a new symphony in 1884, the composer knew he had to deliver something special. In the resulting Seventh, the doubts and frustrations Dvorak experienced as a composer are defeated by music that triumphs compellingly over its own nervous energy, bursting into radiant brightness in its final bars. Tonight, Dvorak's most fascinating symphony is heard after Malcolm Hayes's new concerto, a work inspired by the mood and atmosphere of the Outer Hebrides, and performed by former BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist Tai Murray. Bartok's colourful Dance Suite, featuring Hungarian and Arabic folk melodies, opens the concert.Performer Tai Murray (violin). Company BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor Thomas Sondergard.
|11 Aug 16||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Story of Swing - T1727799951After the success of last year's Battle of the Bands Prom, Clare Teal returns with a line-up of musicians to showcase the very best of the current UK jazz and big band scene. She's joined by Guy Barker and Winston Rollins to tell the story of the birth of swing, including tributes to ?King of Swing' Benny Goodman and the great trombonist and bandleader Tommy Dorsey. Finish time 21:45Performer Clare Teal (vocalist/presenter). Performer Jamie Davis (vocalist). Company Guy Barker Big Band. Conductor Guy Barker. Company Winston Rollins Big Band. Conductor Winston Rollins.
|11 Aug 15||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Sibelius, Walton & Sir Peter Maxwell Davies - T1707263404Commissioned by Jascha Heifetz, Walton's concerto extended the possibilities of what could be achieved on the violin, while at the same time maintaining a striking intimacy and emotional directness. Sondergard and the BBC NOW open with a suite from Sir Peter Maxwell Davies's ballet Caroline Mathilde, in which the English princess is sent to an unhappy marriage in Denmark, and continue with two great orchestral works by Sibelius. A painting of a flight of swans hung on the wall of the composer's study, and these birds inspired both the majestic 'swan theme' apotheosis of Sibelius's Fifth Symphony and the more serene and mystical tone-poem The Swan of Tuonela. Finish time approx. 21:20Performer Mary Bevan (soprano). Performer Kitty Whately (mezzo-soprano). Performer James Ehnes (violin). Company BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor Thomas Sondergard.
|12 Aug 14||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Mahler - 'Resurrection' Symphony - T378223496In their second Proms appearance this summer, Mariss Jansons and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra are joined by the Bavarian Radio Symphony Choir for Mahler's transcendent 'Resurrection' Symphony. Soprano Genia Kuhmeier and mezzo-soprano Anna Larsson are the soloists in a work that begins with a depiction of a funeral procession and opens out into a vision of life after death. With allusions to Beethoven's Ninth Symphony and klezmer melodies, its off-stage brass and percussion, and a grand choral climax, the symphony stands alone and unmissable. There will be no intervalPerformer Genia Kuhmeier (mezzo-soprano). Performer Anna Larsson (soprano). Company Bavarian Radio Symphony Chorus. Company Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Mariss Jansons.
|9 Aug 13||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Sibelius, Delius, Grieg & Norgard - T0707477255In his first Prom as Principal Guest Conductor of the BBC Philharmonic, John Storgards bookends his programme with two Sibelius symphonies. Delius's decadent Cynara serves as a vocal upbeat to Grieg's evergreen piano concerto. The remaining element is new to these shores, an exciting and dynamic work from the prolific, unpredictable doyen of Nordic symphonists. Finish time approx. 21:20Performer Steven Osborne (piano). Performer Roderick Williams (baritone). Company BBC Philharmonic. Conductor John Storgards (Proms debut artist).
|9 Aug 12||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Liszt/Gliere & Rachmaninov - T0870831930Liszt's symphonic poem (he invented the genre) is based on Victor Hugo's poem about the legendary Mazeppa, a nobleman caught in flagrante who is tied to a wild horse which is then driven into the night. Continuing this season's exploration of non-standard concertos, Ailish Tynan tackles a Glière rarity unheard at the Proms since the 1980s. By contrast, Rachmaninov's gloriously lyrical Second Symphony has become a firm favourite in recent years. A sense of symphonic unity is provided by its network of thematic cross-references, which also give rise to some of the composer's best tunes. The Adagio is especially famous for its lovely, long-breathed clarinet melody over softly murmuring violins. Finish time: approx. 21:10Performer Ailish Tynan (soprano). Company Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Kirill Karabits.
|10 Aug 11||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Danish National Symphony Orchestra - T01808125782Thomas Dausgaard conducts his Danish forces in Tchaikovsky's ever-captivating Violin Concerto and Sibelius's Fifth Symphony, overwhelming in its nobly expansive final-movement 'Swan Hymn' climax. Three short choral pieces by György Ligeti - including Lux aeterna, heard in Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey - take us to ethereal heights, while Ligeti himself recognised the mesmeric, free-floating character of Rued Langgaard's 1918 Music of the Spheres as prefiguring his own style. Finish time: approx. 22:05Conductor Thomas Dausgaard. Company Danish National Vocal Ensemble. Company Danish National Concert Choir. Company Danish National Symphony Orchestra. Performer Inger Dam-Jensen (soprano). Performer Henning Kraggerud (violin).
|11 Aug 10||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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BBC Concert Orchestra - Patience - T01120493933Semi Staged. Following his earlier appearance this season conducting the music of Delius, Elgar and Holst (Prom 12), Sir Charles Mackerras returns as one of our greatest living exponents of G&S and, in the wake of conducting HMS Pinafore in 2005, he now presides over a specially created semi-staging of the 1881 operetta in which Gilbert took a swipe at the then fashionable Aesthetic movement and its artistic figurehead, Oscar Wilde. Approx. finish time: 22:10Music Sullivan. Company Chorus of English National Opera. Conductor Charles Mackeerras (Sir). Director Martin Duncan. Choreographer Steve Elias (assistant director). Conductor Alex Briger (assistant). Performer Rebecca Bottone (Patience). Performer Felicity Palmer (Lady Jane). Performer Pamela Helen Stephen (Lady Angela). Performer Elena Xanthoudakis (Lady Ella). Performer Sophie Louise Dann (Lady Saphir). Performer Simon Butteriss (Reginald Bunthorne). Performer Toby Stafford-Allen (Archibald Grosvenor). Performer Donald Maxwell (Colonel Calverley). Performer Graeme Danby (Major Murgatroyd). Performer Bonaventura Bottone (Lt Duke of Dunstable).
|11 Aug 09||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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BBC Philharmonic - T01491409492Finish time approx. 21:15Music Elgar (22 mins)). Music Vaughan Williams (26 mins)). Music Rimsky-Korsakov (45 mins)). Performer Ashley Wass (piano). Company BBC Philharmonic. Conductor Vassily Sinaisky.
|12 Aug 08||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L995654199
From Bards to Blues - T986580527Finish time approx. 22:00Musical Director John Dankworth. Performer Cleo Laine (singer). Performer Soweto Kinch (saxophone). Performer Tommy Smith (saxophone). Performer Guy Barker (trumpet). Group/Band John Dankworth Quintet. Company BBC Big Band. Company BBC Concert Orchestra. Music John Dankworth (Shakespeare and all that Jazz - excerpts). Music Ellington (Such Sweet Thunder). Music John Dankworth (The Million Dollar Collection - excerpts/The Blues Ain't - lyrics by Miles Kington - world premiere). Music Strayhorn (Take the A Train - new arrangement by John Dankworth).
|8 Aug 07||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Ilan Volkov. Company BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Performer Stephen Kovacevich (piano). Music Jonathan Harvey (...towards a pure land - London premiere). Music Mozart (Piano Concerto No 25 in C major K503). Music Schumann (Symphony No 3 in E flat major - Rhenish).|
|9 Aug 06||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L1305106914
|London Chorus. Company BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor Barry Wordsworth. Performer Philippe Graffin (violin). Performer Mark Stone (baritone). Music Lambert (Merchant Seamen - suite). Music Coleridge-Taylor (Violin Concerto). Music Stanford (Songs of the Sea). Music Elgar (Enigma Variations).|
|9 Aug 05||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Biber (Missa bruxellensis). Music Muffat (Armonico tributo - Sonata V in G major). Music Bach (Magnificat in D major BWV 243). Performer Emma Kirkby (soprano). Performer Joanne Lunn (soprano). Performer Michael Chance (counter-tenor). Performer Matthew White (counter-tenor). Performer James Gilchrist (tenor). Performer Michael George (bass). Company Academy of Ancient Music Chorus. Company Academy of Ancient Music. Conductor Paul Goodwin.|
|10 Aug 04||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L0766533344
|Chopin (arr. Stravinsky - Nocturne in A flat major Op 32 No 2 - UK premiere; Waltz in E flat major Op 18 - Grande valse brillante). Music Oliver Knussen (Violin Concerto - London premiere). Music Elliott Carter (Boston Concerto - European premiere). Music Stravinsky (Agon). Performer Pinchas Zukerman (violin). Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Oliver Knussen.|
|14 Aug 03||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L894521696
|BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor Joseph Swensen. Music Nielsen (Saul and David - Preludes to Acts 2 and 4). Music Schumann (Piano Concerto in A minor). Music Sibelius (The Swan of Tuonela; Symphony No 1 in E minor).|
|15 Aug 02||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L401223379
|Beethoven (Fidelio - sung in German; semi-staged). Company Glyndebourne Festival Opera. Performer Charlotte Margiono (Leonore). Performer Florestan (Kim Begley). Performer Lisa Milne (Marzellina). Performer Timothy Robinson (Jacquino). Performer Steven Page (Don Pizarro). Performer Alan Opie (Don Fernando). Performer Reinhard Hagen (Rocco). Company Glyndebourne Chorus. Company Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Conductor Simon Rattle (Sir).|
|16 Aug 01||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L01061800685
|Tchaikovsky (Fantasy Overture - Romeo and Juliet). Music Shostakovich (Cello Concerto No 1 in E flat major). Music Prokofiev (Symphony No 2 in D minor). Performer Alban Gerhardt (cello). Company Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Conductor Alexander Lazarev.|
|10 Aug 00||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L0299525201
|Bridge (The Sea). Music Sibelius (Violin Concerto in D minor). Music Nielsen (Symphony No 4 The Inextinguishable). Performer Sarah Chang (violin). Company City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Sakari Oramo.|
|13 Aug 99||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L01349862367
|Sir Harrison Birtwistle (The Triumph of Time). Music Beethoven (Symphony No 9 in D minor 'Choral'). Performer Rosa Mannion (soprano). Performer Jadwiga Rappe (mezzo-soprano). Performer Philip Langridge (tenor). Performer Willard White (bass). Director Sir Simon Rattle. Company City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus. Company City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.|
|14 Aug 98||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L01121180253
|14 Aug 98||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L0336018421