Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee - T0837040137The Proms celebrates the 200th anniversary of Queen Victoria's birth with a glimpse into the monarch's musical life. The programme features music by her favourite composer, Mendelssohn, including his lively ?Scottish' Symphony and First Piano Concerto, which will be performed by Stephen Hough on Victoria's own piano, loaned by HM The Queen from the Royal Collection. The concert also includes a suite from Arthur Sullivan's ballet Victoria and Merrie England, composed to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, as well as songs by Prince Albert.Performer Alessandro Fisher (tenor). Performer Stephen Hough (piano). Company Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Conductor Adam Fischer.
|16 Aug 19||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Joshua Bell & the Academy of St Martin in the Fields - T01626767290The Academy of St Martin in the Fields returns to the Proms with director and soloist Joshua Bell in a wide-ranging programme, rich in melody and narrative. Saint Saens's Third Violin Concerto is the Romantic display concerto par excellence but shares its light-footed musical grace with Beethoven's Fourth Symphony and Mendelssohn's overture. Bridge's Lament is an elegy for those who died following the torpedoing of the RMS Lusitania.Company Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Director Joshua Bell (violin).
|12 Aug 18||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Brahms, Berg, Larcher and Schumann - T02060026443Robin Ticciati and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra perform Schumann's Third Symphony - the climax of a Prom also including Brahms's Tragic Overture and Thomas Larcher's Nocturne - Insomnia. Christian Tetzlaff is the soloist in Berg's Violin Concerto.Performer Christian Tetzlaff (violin). Company Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Conductor Robin Ticciati.
|15 Aug 17||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Britten Sinfonia and Thomas Ades - T1795093750Thomas Ades's Lieux retrouves was inspired by the cello's 'haunting sense of time and place'. Here, Steven Isserlis performs it in its new cello-and-orchestra guise. Francisco Coll's piquant Iberian miniatures contrast with 'Classical' symphonies by Prokofiev and Beethoven.Performer Augustin Hadelich (violin). Performer Steven Isserlis (cello). Company Britten Sinfonia. Conductor Thomas Ades.
|15 Aug 16||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Sibelius - Symphonies Nos. 1&2 - T0531352837Celebrations for Sibelius's 150th anniversary continue with a complete symphony cycle, launched by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and its new Chief Conductor Designate, Thomas Dausgaard. The First Symphony is prefaced by the nationalistic tone-poem Finlandia, its singing central melody composed with an ear to mass appeal as well as to political protest. The First Symphony is no apprentice work; although drawing on the legacy of Tchaikovsky and Brahms, Sibelius created something distinctively and evocatively Nordic. Still more sophisticated is the Second, often heard as a musical shout of grief and rage at Russian oppression. Finish time approx. 21:35Company BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Thomas Dausgaard.
|15 Aug 15||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Bernard Haitink and the London Symphony Orchestra - T0495710553The London Symphony Orchestra returns to the Proms, joined by noted Mahlerian Bernard Haitink, for the composer's Fourth Symphony. Opening with one of Mahler's most charming melodies, lit by sleigh-bells, it closes with a song offering a child's-eye view of heaven, delivered here by soprano Camilla Tilling. Famously described as a 'pearl of great price', Schubert's Fifth Symphony presents Classical perfection on a miniature scale. This compact symphony glows with melody and is as light on its feet as anything the composer ever wrote. Finish time approx. 20:30Performer Camilla Tilling (soprano). Company London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Bernard Haitink.
|16 Aug 14||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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6 Music Prom - T1794834834They may come from different ends of the radio dial but, for one night only, BBC Radio 6 Music's Steve Lamacq and Radio 3's Tom Service combine their passions for music to produce the first ever collaboration between these two diverse and distinctive radio stations. As well as featuring double Mercury Prize-nominated Laura Marling, 6 Music's own Cerys Matthews and original punk rock purveyors The Stranglers, the line-up includes the London Sinfonietta, playing works by Var?se, Berio, John Adams and Anna Meredith. There will be no interval. Finish time: approx. 23:30Performer Steve Lamacq (presenter). Performer Tom Service (presenter). Performer Laura Marling (singer). Performer Cerys Matthews (singer). Performer Anna Stephany (mezzo-soprano). Group/Band The Stranglers. Company London Sinfonietta.
|12 Aug 13||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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National Youth Wind Orchestra of Great Britain & National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain - T1207099650With youth featuring as a major strand at the Proms this summer, two ensembles share the bill, each one introducing a brand-new work. A suitably patriotic edge is provided by Walton's Crown Imperial and Derek Bourgeois's virtuosic Blitz. Finish time approx. 17:40Company National Youth Wind Orchestra. Conductor James Gourlay. Company National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain. Conductor Bramwell Tovey.
|12 Aug 12||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Comedy Prom - T0437140247Musician, actor, comedian and rock 'n' roll superstar Tim Minchin hosts a Proms first - the Comedy Prom. Joined by guests including BBC Two Maestro winner Sue Perkins, musical cabaret duo Kit and The Widow, soprano Susan Bullock and rising star British pianist Danny Driver (making his Proms debut), Tim will weave his way through a spectacular evening of comedy, musical fun and surprises. Highlights will include Franz Reizenstein's Concerto popolare, a whistlestop tour through competing favourite piano concertos, in a programme which offers a fresh, accessible and funny take on the Proms, accompanied on a grand scale by the ever-versatile BBC Concert Orchestra. Finish time: approx. 21:40Performer Tim Michin. Performer Sue Perkins. Performer Kit and the Widow. Performer Susan Bullock (soprano). Performer Danny Driver (piano). Company BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor Jules Buckley.
|13 Aug 11||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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London Philharmonic Orchestra - T718722852Vladimir Jurowski and the LPO perform a dynamic, all-Russian programme. Julia Fischer returns to play Shostakovich's long-suppressed Violin Concerto, following her triumphant debut here two years ago – and she returns again even more swiftly, to appear in tomorrow's Proms Chamber Music recital. Prokofiev's impassioned, sometimes spine-chilling Third Symphony originated in music from his opera The Fiery Angel. Musorgsky's feast of ghosts and ghouls appears in Rimsky-Korsakov's spectacular rearrangement, and we continue our Scriabin focus with the composer's fleeting dream-like rhapsody. Finish time: approx. 20:40Conductor Vladimir Jurowski. Company London Philharmonic Orchestra. Performer Julia Fischer (violin).
|15 Aug 10||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra - T1990966408In his last Proms appearance as the BBC Scottish SO's Chief Conductor, Ilan Volkov conducts the annual Proms performance of Beethoven's ever-inspiring hymn to universal brotherhood. We continue our survey of the complete Stravinsky ballets with his austerely beautiful, almost abstract, ritualisation of the music-driven Orpheus myth that has obsessed European composers from before Monteverdi to Birtwistle (Prom 39) and beyond. Approx finish time 21:40Company City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus. Conductor Ilan Volkov.
|15 Aug 09||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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BBC Symphony Orchestra - T457748135Finish time approx. 21:30Music Janacek (23 mins)). Music Janacek (17 mins)). Music Janacek (41 mins)). Performer Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (piano). Performer Jeanne-Michele Charbonnet (soprano). Performer Anna Stephany (mezzo-soprano). Performer Simon O'Neill (tenor). Performer Peter Fried (bass). Performer Simon Preston (organ). Company BBC Symphony Chorus. Company London Symphony Chorus. Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Pierre Boulez.
|15 Aug 08||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Mozart - T0295175315Finish time approx. 18:15Conductor Maxim Vengerov (violin). Company UBS Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra. Performer Lawrence Power (viola). Music Mozart (Violin Concderto No 1 in B flat major K207; Sinfonia concertante in E flat major K364; Violin Concerto No 4 in D major K218; Symphony No 29 in A major K201).
|13 Aug 06||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Africa 05 - T2064792144Performer Baaba Maal. Performer Daande Lenol.
|13 Aug 05||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Music of the Silk Road - T02044056112Finish time approx. 18:15Music Zhao Jiping (Moon Over Guan Mountain). Music Sandeep Das (Tarang). Music Blue as the Turquoise Night of Neyshabur. Performer Yo-Yo Ma (cello). Company Silk Road Ensemble.
|15 Aug 04||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Nielsen (Overture - Helios). Music Kalevi Aho (Symphony No 9 - London premiere). Music Sibelius (The Oceanides - Yale version UK premiere; Symphony No 3 in C major). Performer Christian Lindberg (trombone). Company Lahti Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Osmo Vanska.|
|18 Aug 03||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Australian Chamber Orchestra. Director Richard Tognetti. Performer John Williams (guitar). Performer Olli Mustonen (piano). Performer Alison Balsom (trumpet). Music Janacek (arr Tognetti - String Quartet No 1 The Kreutzer Sonata). Music Peter Sculthorpe (Nourlangie). Music Walton (Sonata for Strings arr from String Quartet in A minor). Music Shostakovich (Concerto in C minor for piano trumpet and strings).|
|19 Aug 02||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Mahler (Todtenfeier). Music Schoenberg (Violin Concerto Op 36). Music Schoenberg (Notturno for violin and strings - UK premiere). Music Brahms (Symphony No 4 in E minor). Performer Ernst Kovacic (violin). Company BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor Joseph Swensen.|
|20 Aug 01||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Ravel (Mother Goose). Music Weill (Concerto for Violin and Wind Instruments). Music Stravinsky (Petrushka 1947). Performer Isabelle van Keulen (violin). Company BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Osmo Vanska.|
|14 Aug 00||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Beethoven (Overture Egmont). Music Ives. Music David G Porter (Emerson Concerto - UK premiere). Music Schubert (Symphony No 9 Great C major). Performer Alan Feinberg (piano). Company Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor Christoph von Dohnanyi.|
|17 Aug 99||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Messiaen (L'Ascension). Music George Benjamin (Sometime Voices; London premiere). Music Robin Holloway (Hymn to the Senses; London premiere). Music Skryabin (The poem of Ecstasy). Performer David Wilson-Johnson. Conductor Oliver Knussen. Conductor Stephen Cleobury. Company BBC Singers. Company BBC Symphony Orchestra.|
|18 Aug 98||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|13 Aug 07||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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