The Planets - T01123501004A concert of 20th-century classics from Kirill Karabits and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra continues a weekend marking the 50th anniversary of the first manned mission to land on the Moon. Space travel has never been more richly imagined than in Holst's suite The Planets, but in order to get there you'll need to take a Short Ride in a Fast Machine, courtesy of John Adams's exhilarating, propulsive Minimalist masterpiece. The lyrical beauty of Samuel Barber's Violin Concerto, with its exquisite slow movement, offers a contrasting moment of contemplation. Dynamic Franco-Serbian violinist Nemanja Radulovic makes his Proms debut as soloist.Performer Nemanja Radulovic (violin). Company Trinity Boys Choir. Company Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Kirill Karabits.
|21 Jul 19||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L1814628319
Shostakovich's 'Leningrad' Symphony - T59889174In his final season as its Chief Conductor, Juanjo Mena leads the BBC Philharmonic in a concert contrasting darkness and light. Magnus Lindberg's Clarinet Concerto is a modern classic, a glorious collision of tradition and innovation that is at once emotionally direct and ferociously virtuosic; former BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist and BBC Young Musician winner Mark Simpson is the soloist. Darkness streaks across the second half with Shostakovich's heart-wrenching tribute to the Soviet victims of the Second World War - the powerful 'Leningrad' Symphony.Performer Mark Simpson (clarinet). Company BBC Philharmonic. Conductor Juanjo Mena.
|16 Jul 18||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L071153527
Daniel Barenboim and Staatskapelle Berlin - T1106504772Daniel Barenboim and the Staatskapelle Berlin perform Elgar's Second Symphony - a 'passionate pilgrimage of the soul'. Hear the UK premiere of Sir Harrison Birtwistle's Deep Time - a work that swaps the tick-tock of the everyday for something more alien.Company Staatskapelle Berlin. Conductor Daniel Barenboim.
|16 Jul 17||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L324309551
Munich Philharmonic Orchestra and Valery Gergiev - T01423632203Valery Gergiev and his Munich Philharmonic Orchestra open with Ravel's hypnotic Bolero and close with a suite from Richard Strauss's waltz-filled opera Der Rosenkavalier. In between, Galina Ustvolskaya's Symphony No. 3 pleads for redemption on raw brass and winds. Young Uzbek pianist Behzod Abduraimov - winner of the 2009 London International Piano Competition - is the soloist in Rachmaninov's soaring Piano Concerto No. 3.Performer Behzod Abduraimov (piano). Company Munich Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor Valery Gergiev.
|18 Jul 16||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L823623684
Beethoven Symphony No. 9 - T1027499175Beethoven's 'Choral' Symphony is a celebration of human endeavour, as is his ballet score The Creatures of Prometheus. Latvian Andris Nelsons is reunited with the CBSO, having ended his Music Directorship on a high in June. (He returns in Proms 49 and 51 with the Boston Symphony Orchestra). John Woolrich's dark, sardonic contra-bassoon concerto was written for the CBSO's own contra-bassoonist Margaret Cookhorn. Finish time: approx 21:40Performer Margaret Cookhorn (contra-bassoon). Performer Lucy Crowe (soprano). Performer Gerhild Romberger (mezzo-soprano). Performer Dmytro Popov (tenor). Performer Kostas Smoriginas (bass-baritone). Company CBSO Chorus. Company City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestras. Conductor Andris Nelsons.
|19 Jul 15||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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World Orchestra for Peace, Valery Gergiev - T66608466The World Orchestra for Peace returns with its conductor Valery Gergiev for its fourth Proms appearance and its only UK appearance this year. This classical supergroup celebrates Strauss's 150th anniversary with the colourful, fairy-tale soundscapes of his operatic masterpiece Die Frau ohne Schatten. Fantasy gives way to reality in the prescient tragedy of Mahler's Sixth Symphony, the glorious agony of its final movement foreshadowing the composer's own personal heartbreaks. Roxanna Panufnik's Three Paths to Peace, commissioned by tonight's orchestra, meshes Christian, Jewish and Islamic musical traditions to tell the story of Abraham and Isaac. Finish time approx. 22:00Company World Orchestra for Peace. Conductor Valery Gergiev.
|20 Jul 14||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Les Siecles - The Rite of Spring - T01516085175An evening of riot and revolution in dance music from the court of Louis XIV to the Ballets Russes. Francois-Xavier Roth directs Les Siecles in the first period-instrument performance at the BBC Proms of Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring, marking the work's centenary. Suites from Lully's piquant social comedy Le bourgeois gentilhomme, Rameau's Les Indes galantes, Delibes's Coppelia and Massenet's Moorish romance Le Cid provide more than two centuries of historical context for the work that scandalised and galvanised Paris at its 1913 premiere. Finish time: approx. 21:45
|14 Jul 13||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Respigni, Ravel and Adams - T1939520900Our series celebrating young orchestras and choirs in many forms begins with a collaboration between two major music colleges from either side of the Atlantic. Their suitably continent-crossing programme begins with Respighi's exuberantly cinematic survey of the festivals of Rome, the eternal city, and ends with John Adams's symphonic triptych evoking the mood of 1950s Los Angeles. Ravel's vivacious, blues-tinged concerto elegantly bridges the two worlds. Finish time: approx. 21:35Performer Imogen Cooper (piano). Company Juilliard Orchestra. Company Orchestra of the Royal Academy of Music. Conductor John Adams.
|16 Jul 12||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L1343795311
Brian - Symphony No. 1 'The Gothic' - T1991027277Over a thousand performers gather for a rare performance of Brian’s gargantuan work, ‘The Gothic’. Finish time approx: 21:00Performer Susan Gritton (soprano). Performer Christine Rice (mezzo-soprano). Performer Peter Auty (tenor). Performer Alastair Miles (bass). Company CBSO Youth Chorus. Company Eltham College Boys' Choir. Company Southend Boys' and Girls' Choirs. Company Bach Choir. Company BBC National Chorus of Wales. Company Brighton Festival Chorus. Company Cor Caerdydd. Company Huddersfield Choral Society. Company London Symphony Chorus. Company BBC Concert Orchestra. Company BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor Martyn Brabbins.
|17 Jul 11||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra - T531385680As the moody Romantic hero par excellence, Byron's Manfred appealed to artists across the board. While the brooding overture of Schumann's incidental music captures the tale's supernatural Alpine setting, Tchaikovsky's response is a fusion of tone-poem and Classical form whose full-length portrait of the protagonist stands as one of its composer's greatest achievements. Brilliant Macedonian pianist Simon Simon Trpceski, a graduate of BBC Radio 3's New Generation Artists scheme, joins the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic under its trailblazing Principal Conductor Vasily Petrenko. Finish time: approx. 21:50Conductor Vasily Petrenko. Performer Simon Trpceski (piano).
|19 Jul 10||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L0992982293
Handel: Partenope - T0740415692Concert performance, sung in Italian. For the first complete Proms performance of Handel's Partenope, the cast of the Royal Danish Opera's new production, conducted by period specialist Lars Ulrik Mortensen, is led by 1993 Cardiff Singer of the World, Inger Dam-Jensen, and star counter-tenor Andreas Scholl. There will be two intervals. Approx end time: 22:05Performer Inger Dam-Jensen (Partenope). Performer Tuva Semmingsen (Rosmira). Performer Andreas Scholl (Arsace). Performer Christophe Dumaux (Armindo). Performer Bo Kristian Jensen (Emilio). Performer Palle Knudsen (Ormonte). Company Concerto Copenhagen. Conductor Lars Ulrik Mortensen.
|19 Jul 09||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L01442081
Folk Day 1 - T0938152976Folk music from Transylvania, the Eastern Carpathian Mountains and Moldova (15 mins). From the deep-rooted influence on Vaughan Williams's music to the ongoing rise of young British folk musicians, this year's Proms Folk Day offers the chance to immerse yourself in music, dance and storytelling. With its ability to characterise a community, folk music offers a unique reflection of different cultures and traditions. Many composers across the centuries have taken inspiration from folk tunes, drawing their colourful scales and vigorous rhythms into the world of Western classical music. Finish time approx. 18:00Performer Bella Hardy (singer). Company London Young Musicians. Company Folkestra. Company Muzsikas. Company London Sinfonietta. Conductor Martyn Brabbins. Music Berio (25mins). Music Trad. (arr. Folkestra - Folk music from the British Isles). Music Bartok (13mins)). Music Kathryn Tickell (BBC commission:world premiere)).
|20 Jul 08||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L1646536715
|Antonio Pappano. Company Swingle Singers. Company Chorus and Orchestra of the Academy of Santa Cecilia Rome. Performer Emma Bell (soprano). Performer Joyce DiDonato (mezzo-soprano). Performer Lawrence Brownlee (tenor). Performer Ildar Abdrazakov (bass).|
|16 Jul 07||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Mark Elder. Company Halle. Performer Richard Watkins (horn). Music Debussy (La mer). Music Colin Matthews (Horn Concerto). Music Sibelius (Symphony No 1 in E minor).|
|17 Jul 06||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L619047781
Die Walkure - T1987341126Concert performance sung in German.Company Orchestra of the Royal Opera HOuse. Conductor Antonio Pappano. Performer Placido Domingo (Siegmund). Performer Waltraud Meier (Sieglinde). Performer Eric Halfvarson (Hunding). Performer Bryn Terfel (Wotan). Performer Lisa Gasteen (Brunnhilde). Performer Rosalind Plowright (Fricka). Performer Geraldine McGreevy (Gerhilde). Performer Elaine McKrill (Ortlinde). Performer Claire Powell (Waltraute). Performer Rebecca de Pont Davies (Schwertleite). Performer Irene Theorin (Helmwige). Performer Sarah Castle (Siegrune). Performer Clare Shearer (Grimgerde). Performer Elizabeth Sikora (Rossweisse).
|18 Jul 05||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Elgar (Cockaigne). Music Delius (Sea Drift). Music Holst (The Hymn of Jesus). Music Elgar (Enigma Variations). Performer Thomas Hampson (baritone). Company BBC National Chorus of Wales. Company Bach Choir. Company Choir of St Paul's Cathedral. Company BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor Richard Hickox.|
|19 Jul 04||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L554172945
|Beethoven (The Creatures of Prometheus - Overture). Music Brahms (Piano Concerto No 1 in D minor). Music Rakhmaninov (Symphony No 2 in E minor). Performer Stephen Hough (piano). Company Budapest Festival Orchestra. Conductor Ivan Fischer.|
|21 Jul 03||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L01758189202
|Orchestra Philharmonique de Radio France. Conductor Myung-Whun Chung. Performer Kyung-Wha Chung (violin). Music Berlioz (Overture - Roman Carnival). Music Bruch (Violin Concert No 1). Music Messiaen (L'ascension). Music Ravel (La valse).|
|22 Jul 02||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L01160843305
|Weber (Overture Oberon). Music Vaughan Williams (Symphony No 3 Pastoral). Music Schubert (Symphony No 9 Great C major). Performer Sibylla Rubens (soprano). Company SWR Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Roger Norrington (Sir).|
|23 Jul 01||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L01372019260
|Debussy (Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune). Company Julian Yu (Not a Stream but an Ocean - BBC commission: world premiere). Music Messiaen (Oiseaux exotiques). Music George Benjamin (Palimpsest). Music Stravinsky (The Firebird - Suite 1919). Performer Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano). Company BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor George Benjamin.|
|17 Jul 00||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L1864121781
|Handel (The Triumph of Time and Truth - excerpts). Music Haydn (Symphony No 64 in A major - Tempora mutantur). Music John Tavener (Eternity's Sunrise). Performer Patricia Rozario. Company Academy of Ancient Music Chorus. Performer Emma Kirkby (soprano). Performer Lynne Dawson (soprano). Performer Robin Blaze (counter tenor). Performer Michael George (bass). Company Academy of Ancient Music. Conductor Paul Goodwin. Music Beethoven (Symphony No 5 in C minor). Music Wagner (Overture The Mastersings). Music Prokofiev (Scythian Suite). Company London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor Kurt Masur.|
|18 Jul 99||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L2119697414
|Bernstein (On the Waterfront - symphonic suite). Music Ravel (Piano Concerto in G major). Music Gershwin (Rhapsody in Blue). Music Hindemith (Symphony in E flat). Performer Louis Lortie (piano). Conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier. Company BBC Philharmonic.|
|20 Jul 98||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L083659534