L'Enfance Du Christ - T996756995Sir Mark Elder and the Halle continue our series marking 150 years since the death of Hector Berlioz with the composer's vividly dramatic oratorio The Childhood of Christ. Simple and often disarmingly direct, with emotions that unfold in some of the composer's most beautiful melodies (including the much-loved 'Shepherds' Farewell'), the oratorio follows the Holy Family as they flee from Bethlehem into Egypt, where they find safety and welcome. A superb line-up of soloists is led by Dame Sarah Connolly.Company Britten Sinfonia Voices. Company Genesis Sixteen. Company Halle. Conductor Sir Mark Elder.
|14 Aug 19||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Orchestra of the Academy of Santa Cecilia & Sir Antonio Pappano - T1117940096The Bernstein centenary celebrations continue in a programme that pairs his 'Jeremiah' Symphony with music by two composers he admired and championed. Appearing at the Proms for the first time in five years, Rome's Santa Cecilia Orchestra (of which Bernstein was Honorary President for almost a decade) and its Music Director Sir Antonio Pappano perform Bernstein's youthful First Symphony, charged with political anxiety and dread, alongside another symphonic debut, Mahler's dramatic First. The evening opens with Haydn's arresting musical vision of primordial chaos.Performer Elizabeth DeShong (mezzo-soprano). Company Orchestra of the Academy of Santa Cecilia Rome. Conductor Antonio Pappano (Sir).
|10 Aug 18||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L1826432475
|Alexander Gavrylyuk (piano). Company Latvian Radio Choir. Company BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Thomas Dausgaard.|
|13 Aug 17||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L787374533
BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Thomas Sondergard - T778625427Thomas Sondergard conducts his BBC National Orchestra of Wales in a Prom exploring the idea of the orchestral 'passacaglia' and some of the most delicious and subtle orchestral sonorities ever conjured. Brahms's fourth and final symphony feels like the composer's supreme orchestral achievement; its finale, a radiant passacaglia, is the summation of the composer's quest to wed discipline and emotion. After Walton's boisterous Partita comes the world premiere of the latest Proms cello concerto, a piece written by Huw Watkins and played by his brother.Performer Paul Watkins (cello). Company BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor Thomas Sondergard.
|12 Aug 16||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L1205937434
Late Night With... BBC Radio 1Xtra - T197729969Following 2013's Urban Classic Prom, BBC Radio 1Xtra joins the BBC Proms in a high-octane Late Night celebration of the thriving urban music scene, from hip hop to grime. Rappers Wretch 32, Stormzy and Krept & Konan join presenters MistaJam and Sian Anderson on stage, to set the Royal Albert Hall dancing in new remixes blending classical and urban styles, with a little help from Jules Buckley and his Metropole Orkest. Finish time approx 23:30Performer Wretch 32 (rapper). Performer Stormzy (rapper). Performer Lethal Bizzle. Performer Chip. Performer Skepta. Performer Little Simz. Performer Krept & Konan (rap duo). Performer MistaJam (presenter). Performer Sian Anderson (presenter). Performer Metropole Orkest. Conductor Jules Buckley.
|12 Aug 15||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L0823396496
Steve Reich - T0871103642The after-hours late-night atmosphere is a fitting backdrop to the pulsing rhythmic repetitions of Minimalism's founding father, Steve Reich. Relive the experimentation of It's Gonna Rain - the tape piece that first put Reich on the map back in 1965 - its hypnotic layers of spoken sound transforming a street preacher into a strange, disembodied instrument. The Desert Music twitches and throbs with life, offering a meditation on fragments of William Carlos Williams's poetry. The BBC Singers are joined by contemporary specialists the Endymion ensemble. There will be no interval. Finish time approx. 23:30Company BBC Singers. Conductor David Hill. Company Endymion (formerly Endymion Ensemble).
|13 Aug 14||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L01765126887
Urban Classic Prom - T0455421298A dynamic meeting of musical cultures as conductor Jules Buckley brings together the BBC Symphony Orchestra with leading performers from the UK's vibrant urban music scene. In Urban Classic's experimental fusion of musical styles, high-octane orchestral showpieces by Mosolov and Henze rub shoulders with rap, R&B and soul. 'It's a culture clash,' says Jules Buckley. 'We're taking artists from different worlds and messing with their music, putting it in an orchestral context and exploring it in a new way.' There will be one intervalCompany BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Jules Buckley.
|10 Aug 13||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Elgar - The Apostles - T0408400642Leading Elgar interpreter Sir Mark Elder directs a stellar cast and large-scale choral forces, reviving a major work of the British choral tradition. Elgar conceived The Apostles as a schoolboy, but the project came to fruition only in 1903 - after both The Dream of Gerontius and a visit to Bayreuth to hear Wagner's The Ring and Parsifal. Elgar explores the inner feelings of Judas Iscariot with dramatic intensity, and Christ's anguished cry from the cross becomes a wordless lament. There will be one interval. Finish time approx. 21:15Performer David Kempster (bass-baritone/St Peter). Performer Rebecca Evans (soprano/Blessed Virgin/Angel Gabriel). Performer Alice Coote (mezzo-soprano/Mary Magdalene). Performer Paul Groves (tenor/Narrator). Performer Jacques Imbrailo (baritone/Jesus). Performer Clive Bayley (bass/Judas). Company Halle Choir. Company Halle Youth Choir. Company London Philharmonic Choir. Company Halle. Conductor Mark Elder (Sir).
|10 Aug 12||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L2076414993
Bridge/Brahms/Holst & Elgar - T01662782800The BBC Philharmonic's Chief Guest Conductor (who becomes Conductor Emeritus in September) continues his exploration of less-frequented corners of the repertoire, proceeding from an invigorating British concert-opener to an uncommon yet inescapably familiar concerto. Inspired by the fact that Bach and Beethoven arranged their own violin concertos for the keyboard, Dejan Lazic has done the same for the Brahms with engagingly idiomatic results. Julian Lloyd Webber is an ardent champion of Holst's Invocation. The concert ends with Elgar's affectionate sketches of 'friends pictured within' - a firm favourite that retains its own aura of mystery. Finish time: approx. 21:50Performer Dejan Lazic (piano). Performer Julian Lloyd-Webber (cello). Company BBC Philharmonic. Conductor Vassily Sinaisky.
|11 Aug 11||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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BBC Philharmonic - T905387380The BBC Philharmonic returns with Chief Conductor Gianandrea Noseda to contrast the music of Italy and Germany. Canadian violinist James Ehnes, who has recorded all three of Bruch's violin concertos, is the soloist in the composer's most enduring contribution to the repertoire, and Sarah Tynan appears in the concluding lullaby to the Blessed Virgin Mary of Luigi Dallapiccola's ambitious Partita, the work which established the composer's international reputation. Schumann's Fourth Symphony, continuing our complete cycle in the bicentenary of the composer's birth, constitutes one of the most exhilarating works in the Romantic repertoire. Finish time: approx. 21:35Conductor Gianandrea Noseda. Company BBC Philharmonic. Performer Sarah Tynan (soprano). Performer James Ehnes (violin).
|13 Aug 10||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra - T050587445One of the most prolific, influential and instantly identifiable composers of our age, Philip Glass made an impact on the course of 20th-century music with his pioneering 'Minimalist' scores, going on to write major film scores - from Koyaanisqatsi and Kundun to The Truman Show and The Hours - and innumerable dance, theatre and operatic works. In the first Prom ever devoted exclusively to Philip Glass's music, his first major orchestral score, the 1987 Violin Concerto, is played by Gidon Kremer, who made the premiere recording, and conducted by Dennis Russell Davies, a long-term champion of Glass's music. Premiered in 2004, the 'Toltec Symphony' takes its title from the ancient pre-Columbian culture that reigned in Mesoamerica long before the coming of the Europeans, though vestiges of it still survive among the indigenous peoples of Mexico today. Approx. finish time:23:20Performer Gidon Kremer (violin). Company BBC Symphony Chorus. Conductor Dennis Russell Davies.
|12 Aug 09||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra - T1983587174Finish time approx. 21:50Music Ravel (13 mins)). Music Anders Hillborg (28 mins)). Music Berlioz (55 mins)). Performer Martin Frost (clarinet). Company Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Gustavo Dudamel.
|13 Aug 08||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L01675498215
An Evening with Nitin Sawhney and Friends - T01594411695Finish time approx. 23:15. Plus special guestsConductor Stephen Hussey. Company London Under Sound Symphony Orchestra. Performer Nitin Sawhney (piano/guitar). Performer Ian Burdge (cello). Performer Karlos Edwards (percussion). Performer Ashwin Srinivasan (flute). Performer Aref Durvesh (tabla). Performer Natacha Atlas (vocals). Performer Reena Bhardwaj (vocals). Performer Tina Gace (vocals). Performer Sharon Duncan (vocals). Performer Akram Khan (dancer/choreographer). Performer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui (dancer/choreographer).
|10 Aug 07||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L01103221616
|Synergy Vocals. Performer Colin Currie. Performer Richard Benjafield. Performer Sam Walton. Performer Joby Burgess. Performer Antoine Bedewi. Performer Adrian Spillett. Performer Dave Jackson. Performer Owen Gunnell. Performer Andrew Cottee (percussion). Performer Rowland Sutherland (piccolo). Music Steve Reich (Clapping Music/Nagoya Marimbas/Music for Mallet Instruments Voices and Organ/Drumming).|
|10 Aug 06||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L01350846228
|BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Ingo Metzmacher. Performer Gianluca Cascioli (piano). Music Brahms (Tragic Overture). Music Beethoven (Piano Concerto No 4 in G major). Music Wagner (Lohengrin - Prelude to Act I). Music Hartmann (Symphony No 6).|
|11 Aug 05||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L768456122
|Lutoslawski (Mi-parti). Music Szymanowski (Violin Concerto No 2 in D major). Music Sibelius (Symphony No 2 in D major). Performer Leonidas Kavakos (violin). Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Osmo Vanska.|
|12 Aug 04||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L902491450
|Mozart (Symphony No 40 in G minor). Music Brahms (A German Requiem). Performer Miah Persson (soprano). Performer Peter Mattei (baritone). Company Swedish Radio Choir. Company Eric Ericson Chamber Choir. Company Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Manfred Honeck.|
|15 Aug 03||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L01423557766
|Maida Vale Singers. Company BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor David Charles Abell. Performer Maureen Lipman (Aunt Ellen). Performer Lisa Vroman (Laurey). Performer Klea Blackhurst (Ado Annie). Performer Tim Flavin (Will). Performer Brent Barrett (Curley). Music Rogers (orch. Spialek - Babes in Arms Overture). Music Rodgers (orch. R.R. Bennett - Victory at Sea Suite). Music Rogers. Lyrics Hammerstein (Oklahoma - concert version).|
|17 Aug 02||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L01599022379
|Smetana (Vitava from Ma vlast). Music Dvorak (Slavonic Dances - selection). Music Rodrigo (Concierto Pastoral). Music Rodrigo (Concierto de Aranjuez). Music Johann Strauss II (Voices of Spring - waltz; Express - polka; By the Beautiful Blue Danube - waltz). Performer Patrick Gallois (flute). Performer Manuel Barrueco (guitar). Company BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor Barry Wordsworth.|
|18 Aug 01||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L01260990699
|Bernstein (Overture Candide). Music Holst (Beni Mora). Company National Children's Orchestra. Conductor Hilary Davan Wetton. Music Michael Ball (Omaggio). Company National Children's Wind Ensemble. Conductor Philip Scott. Music Respigni (The Birds). Music Weelkes. Music Victoria. Music Chilcott (choral works). Music Britten (Psalm 150). Company National Children's Chamber Orchestra. Conductor Christopher Hirons. Company National Children's Choir. Conductor Lissa Gray.|
|12 Aug 00||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L0400925525
|Schutz. Music Richard Allain. Music Rakhmaninov. Music Victor Paranjoti. Music African Trad. Company National Youth Choir. Director Michael Brewer. Music Howells. Music Martin Ellerby. Music Mussorgsky. Company National Youth Brass Band. Conductor Roy Newsome. Music Philip Spark (Four Dance Movements). Company National Youth Wind Orchestra. Conductor Andreas Hanson. Music Strauss. Company National Youth Orchestra. Conductor Paul Daniel.|
|12 Aug 00||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L971431633
|Brahms (Violin Sonata No 2 in A major). Music Prokofiev (Violin Sonata No 1 in F minor). Music Ravel (Tzigane). Music Sarasate (Caprice basque). Music Rakhmaninov (arr Vengerov - Vocalise). Music Waxman (Carmen Fantasy). Performer Maxim Vengerov (violin). Performer Igor Uryash (piano).|
|15 Aug 99||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L01364227620
|Orff (Carmina Burana). Performer Judith Howarth (soprano). Performer John Graham-Hall (tenor). Performer Rodney Gilfry (baritone). Conductor Terry Edwards.|
|15 Aug 98||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L0816494027