Elgar, Mendelssohn & Mussorgsky - T01911232965Morison makes her Proms debut in Elgar's sumptuous Sea Pictures, a vivid musical portrait of the sea in its many moods. Also hanging in this musical gallery are Mussorgsky's colourful Pictures at an Exhibition, Mendelssohn's much-loved overture The Hebrides and the world premiere of Errollyn Wallen's homage to artist Howard Hodgkin, This Frame Is Part of the Painting.Performer Catriona Morison (mezzo-soprano). Company BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor Elim Chan.
|15 Aug 19||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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West Side Story - T0315199213Concert Performance. West Side Story bursts with violent, sensual rhythms and big-hearted melodies. The music ranges from the touching innocence of 'I feel pretty' and 'Tonight' to the tension-fuelled 'Dance at the Gym' in conveying the trials of the ill-fated lovers, Tony and Maria, as they attempt to resolve the deep-rooted animosity between two warring communities on Manhattan's Upper West Side. This rare performance of the theatre score (authorised concert version) features a top-flight cast, joined by an ensemble of students from leading London theatre schools.Performer Ross Lekites (Tony). Presented byStudents from ArtsE. Presented byStudents from Mountview. Company John Wilson Orchestra. Conductor John Wilson. Music Leonard Bernstein.
|11 Aug 18||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L0633199974
Debussy, Ravel and Mark-Anthony Turnage - T01333443482In a Prom of wide-ranging emotions Debussy's Pr?lude ? l'apr?s-midi d'un faune, gives way to Ravel's jazzy Piano Concerto. Mark-Anthony Turnage's Hibiki is a sequence of threnodies offering solace after loss. Kazushi Ono conducts the BBC SO.Performer Inon Barnatan (piano). Performer Sally Matthews (soprano). Performer Mihoko Fujimura (mezzo soprano). Company Finchley Childrens Music Group. Company New London Children's Choir. Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Kazushi Ono.
|14 Aug 17||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L828518937
Haydn, Charlotte Bray and Mahler - T0594231364The latest in the series of Proms cello concertos is a powerful new work from Charlotte Bray, an expression of ?moral outrage' at the destruction of the ancient city of Palmyra, Syria, last summer, after which 'everything changed' in the composer's compositional outlook. Similarly, something changed in Mahler when he came to write his Fifth Symphony. Not only had he survived a haemorrhage that had nearly killed him, but he had also met and fallen in love with Alma Schindler, for whom the Fifth Symphony's ardent Adagietto is a love song. Before that, Haydn's Symphony No. 34 makes its first appearance at the Proms.Performer Guy Johnston (cello). Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Sakari Oramo.
|14 Aug 16||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L0208562553
Mozart - The Abduction from the Seraglio - T1720074947Semi-staged: sung and spoken in German. Energy and good humour meet musical exoticism in Mozart's earliest operatic success - the storybook fantasy The Abduction from the Seraglio. It's a work born of the 18th-century fascination with the Orient and there's no resisting the jangling pulse of percussion that is the opera's heartbeat. Glyndebourne Festival Opera returns for its annual visit to the Proms under Music Director Robin Ticciati, with an international cast led by British soprano Sally Matthews and Lithuanian tenor Edgaras Montvidas. Finish time approx. 22:25Performer Edgaras Montvidas (Belmonte). Performer Sally Matthews (Konstanze). Performer Mari Eriksmoen (Blonde). Performer Brenden Patrick Gunnell (Pedrillo). Performer Tobias Kehrer (Osmin - proms debut artist). Performer Franck Saurel (Pasha Selim). Company Glyndebourne Festival Opera. Company Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Conductor Robin Ticciati.
|14 Aug 15||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L792361226
R. Strauss, Rameau, Mozart and Bernard Rands - T248236112Rameau's opera Les Indes galantes and Strauss's tone-poem Ein Heldenleben were both flops at their premieres, yet they soon won over a public suspicious of the new. The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra tackles both works, taking us from 18th-century France to fin-de-si?cle Germany - with a quick stop-off in Chelsea, where the 8-year-old Mozart composed his First Symphony. Former BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist Jonathan Biss gives the UK premiere of Bernard Rands's colourful new Piano Concerto, written for Biss himself. Finish time approx. 22:00Performer Jonathan Biss (piano). Company BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Markus Stenz.
|15 Aug 14||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L1608356331
Holst, Nishat Khan & Vaughan Williams - T01366535761Two visions of India and a portrait of London. Gustav Holst's fascination with Sanksrit literature found early expression in the 1903 tone-poem Indra, composed before the first set of his Hymns from the Rig Veda (see PCM 5). David Atherton conducts the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in this and the world premiere of Nishat Khan's Sitar Concerto No. 1, with the composer as soloist. First performed in 1914, Vaughan Williams's A London Symphony evokes the chimes of Westminster, a chill November in Bloomsbury and the bright lights of the Strand in a city that would soon be scarred by war. Finish time: approx. 21:15Performer Nishat Khan (sitar). Company BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor David Atherton.
|12 Aug 13||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Berlioz - Requiem - T52665695The cavernous Royal Albert Hall is a natural setting for Berlioz's monumental Requiem. Although the work's choral and instrumental requirements are massive, perhaps most revolutionary is its exploitation of the performance space as an element of composition. Thierry Fischer directs his final concert as Principal Conductor of BBC National Orchestra of Wales. There will be no interval. Finish time approx. 21:05Performer Toby Spence (tenor). Company BBC National Chorus of Wales. Company Huddersfield Choral Society. Company London Symphony Chorus. Company BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor Thierry Fischer.
|11 Aug 12||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Spaghetti Western Orchestra - T01483523510The five inventive multitaskers of the Spaghetti Western Orchestra have their own way of presenting film music in concert. Fascinated by the scores of Ennio Morricone, they have devised an unclassifiable entertainment in which his epic soundtracks for film maker Sergio Leone are recreated with extraordinary virtuosity on instruments both conventional and rather less so. We really embraced the absurdity of a bunch of Aussie guys trying to do what Morricone did with a cast of hundreds and so we went about listening to the music and exploring the idea that every sound is equal and giving equal importance to all sounds.' Expect a loose narrative, new uses for the asthma inhaler and the cornflake packet, and a rich harvest of post-modern laughs. There will be no interval Finish time: approx. 23:30
|12 Aug 11||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Bach Orchestral Transcriptions - T058424391The grand finale to Bach Day features arrangements for orchestra made across almost a century. They range from the subtly coloured ballet score that William Walton drew from several of Bach's cantatas to the thunderous reinventions of organ works that begin and end the concert. Also appearing are Grainger's 'ramble' on 'Sheep may safely graze', Malcolm Sargent's recasting of 'Air on the G String', Granville Bantock's treatment of the popular chorale 'Sleepers, awake!' - and two special commissions from young composers who offer their new reimaginings based on movements from Bach's sonatas for solo violin and for viola da gamba. Having opened with the pure, pared-down period-performance approach stemming from the research of recent decades, Bach Day tonight lets its hair down in a glorious, if slightly unfashionable, celebration. Finsih time: approx. 21:30Conductor Andrew Litton. Company Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
|14 Aug 10||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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BBC Symphony Orchestra - T01871277811A decade in the making, Birtwistle's 'lyric tragedy' was the culmination of a long-standing obsession with the Orpheus myth. To mark the composer's 75th birthday, the BBC SO presents its central act - in which Orpheus journeys to the Underworld through a series of 17 arches - contrasting its dazzling complexity with the classical poise of Stravinsky's ballet Apollo. The opener by Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood won the Radio 3 Listeners' Award at the 2006 British Composer Awards. Approx. finish time: 21:55Company BBC Singers. Conductor Martyn Brabbins. Conductor Ryan Wigglesworth (2nd conductor). Sound Ian Dearden (sound projection). Performer Alan Oke (Orpheus - the man). Performer Christine Rice (Euridice - the woman). Performer Anna Stephan (Euridice - the myth/Persephone). Performer Claron McFadden (Hecate).
|14 Aug 09||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Members of West-Eastern Divan Orchestra - T0959846320Finish time approx. 23:30Music Pierre Boulez (6 mins)). Music Stravinsky (60 mins)). Performer Patrice Chereau (narrator). Company Members of West-Eastern Divan Orchestra. Conductor Daniel Barenboim.
|14 Aug 08||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L264778219
Wagner - Gotterdammerung - T524055651Finish time approx. 22:20. Concert performance: sung in GermanConductor Donald Runnicles. Performer Christine Brewer (Brunnhide). Performer Stig Andersen (Siegfried). Performer John Tomlinson (Sir - Hagen). Performer Gweneth-Ann Jeffers (Gutrune). Performer Karen Cargill (Waltraute). Performer Andrea Baker (First Nom). Performer Natascha Petrinsky (Second Nom). Performer Miranda Keys (Third Nom). Performer Katherine Broderick (Waglinde). Performer Anna Stephany Wellgunde). Performer Liora Grodnikaite (Flasshilde). Company BBC Singers. Company BBC Symphony Chorus. Company BBC Orchestra.
|12 Aug 07||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Vladimir Ashkenazy. Company European Union Youth Orchestra. Performer Janine Jansen (violin). Music Schnittke (K)ein Sommernachstraum). Music Mozart (Violin Concerto No 5 in A major K219 - Turkish). Music Shostakovich (Symphony No 4 in C minor).|
|12 Aug 06||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L0283452335
|Methodist College Belfast Girls' Choir. Company Ulster Orchestra. Conductor Thierry Fischer. Performer Mary Nelson (soprano). Performer Victoria Simmonds (mezzo-soprano). Music Mendelssohn (A Midsummer Night's Dream - incidental music - sung in English). Music Beethoven (Symphony No 5 in C minor).|
|13 Aug 05||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L01712274940
|Berlioz (Overture 'Le corsaire'). Music Saint-Saens (Symphony No 3 in C minor - 'Organ'). Music Johann Strauss I (Radetzky March). Music Johann Strauss II (Voices of Spring - waltz). Music Johann Strauss I (Frederica - polka). Music Johann Strauss I (Cachucha-Galop). Music Johann Strauss II (The Beautiful Blue Danube - waltz). Performer Yvonne Kenny (soprano). Performer Gillian Weir (Dame - organ). Company BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor Barry Wordsworth.|
|14 Aug 04||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L1226964356
Benvenuto Cellini - T01890777710There will be two intervals.Music Berlioz (Benvenuto Cellini - sung in French). Performer Bruce Ford (Benvenuto Cellini). Performer Laura Claycomb (Teresa). Performer Monica Groop (Ascanio). Performer Christopher Maltman (Fieramosca). Performer Franz Hawlata (Giacomo Balducci). Performer Ralf Lukas (Pope Clement VII). Performer Johannes Chum (Francesco). Performer Reinhard Mayr (Bernardino). Company Choir of MDR Leipzig. Company SWR Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Roger Norrington ISir).
|17 Aug 03||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L1509031797
|BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Leonard Slatkin. Performer Leonidas Kavakos (violin). Music Rodion Shchedrin (Carmen Suite - excerpts). Music Ravel (Tzigane). Music Sarasate (Zigeunerweisen). Music Prokofiev (Symphony No 5 in B flat major).|
|18 Aug 02||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L01484087353
|Dvorak (Cello Concerto in B minor). Music George Benjamin (Sudden Time). Music Sibelius (Symphony No 5 in E flat major). Performer Heinrich Schiff (cello). Company City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Sakari Oramo.|
|19 Aug 01||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L0621145593
|Mozart (Mozart (Symphony No 4 in D major K19). Music Beethoven (Violin Concerto in D major). Music Rakhmaninov (Symphony No 2 in E minor). Performer Elisabeth Batiashvili (violin). Company BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Osmo Vanska.|
|13 Aug 00||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L59581933
|Suk (Scherzo fantastique). Music Brahms (Violin Concerto in D major). Music Dvorak (Symphony No 9 in E minor - For the New World). Performer Pamela Frank (violin). Company Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor Petr Altrichter.|
|16 Aug 99||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L2042113286
|Handel (The King shall Rejoice). Music Bach (Violin Concerto in E major). Music Handel (Water Music - suite). Music Handel (Zadok the Priest). Music Vivaldi (Motel 'Nulla in mundo pax sincera'. Concerto in F major. RV571). Music Handel (Sing unto God). Performer Andrew Manze (violin). Performer Emma Kirkby (soprano). Performer Charles Daniels (tenor). Performer Mark Padmore (tenor). Performer Matthew Hargreaves (baritone). Conductor Christopher Hogwood. Company Choir of New College Oxford. Company The Academy of Ancient Music.|
|17 Aug 98||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L2049810812