Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra - T1435721224The Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra returns to the Proms for the first time under new Music Director Andris Nelsons. At the heart of their programme is Bruckner's Symphony No. 8 - a work as vast in scope as size, a mighty orchestral monologue whose monumental finale the composer considered Performer Michael Schonheit (organ). Company Gewandhausorchester Leipzig. Conductor Andris Nelsons.
|23 Aug 19||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Elgar, Prokofiev & Venables - T0894490515Maverick Finnish violinist Pekka Kuusisto made a memorable Proms debut in 2016. Now he returns to premiere a new violin concerto written especially for him by award-winning young British composer Philip Venables. The piece grows out of a recording the composer found of himself as a teenager playing one of Bartok's Hungarian Sketches to his teacher's teacher, Rudolf Botta, a Hungarian refugee - and the journey that ensued. The concerto is framed by two works suffused with sunny optimism - Elgar's lovely Introduction and Allegro for strings and Prokofiev's Fifth Symphony, a piece that rejoices in 'the strength and beauty of the human spirit'.Performer Pekka Kuusisto (violin). Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Sakari Oramo.
|17 Aug 18||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Bach's 'Little Organ Book' past and present - T1931029712Our Reformation Day celebrations begin with an organ recital by William Whitehead and Robert Quinney that has chorale preludes from Bach's Orgelb?chlein at its heart. There are also premieres by Jonathan Dove, Cheryl-Frances Hoad and Daniel Saleeb.Performer William Whitehead (organ). Performer Robert Quinney (organ).
|20 Aug 17||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Ulster Orchestra and Rafael Payare - T689905414In the late 1880s Tchaikovsky felt momentarily freed from the catastrophes that were haunting his private life and carving a tragic path through his career. His Fifth Symphony, which was taking shape on his desk, appears to ease the composer's own suffering. Light floods its textures; hopeful melodies invade its dark corners. Venezuelan conductor Rafael Payare makes his Proms debut with his Ulster Orchestra to perform this most radiant of Tchaikovsky's symphonies, bringing with him Haydn's delightfully perky C major Cello Concerto and a brand-new work by Piers Hellawell.Performer Narek Hakhazaryan (cello). Company Ulster Orchestra. Conductor Rafael Payare.
|21 Aug 16||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Sibelius, Jon Leifs, Anders Hillborg & Beethoven - T01503052381There's no denying the potent rhythmic urgency of Beethoven's Seventh Symphony. Its giddying, propulsive movement finds contrast in the mysterious stillness of Sibelius's Tapiola, inspired by the spirit of Finland's dusky forests, its wood-sprites and magic secrets. Jon Leifs's Organ Concerto harnesses the full power and scope of the Royal Albert Hall's organ in its massive musical gestures, while Anders Hillborg's Beast Sampler promises to strip away all we know of the symphony orchestra, transforming it into a 'sound animal'. Finish time approx. 21:05Performer Stephen Farr (organ). Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Sakari Oramo.
|21 Aug 15||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Britten - War Requiem - T644391367'My subject is War, and the pity of War.' Wilfred Owen's shattering verse sits at the heart of Britten's War Requiem - that great pacifist outpouring of horror and sorrow. To mark 100 years since the start of the 1914-18 conflict, the War Requiem is performed here by the same orchestra that premiered it in 1962. The CBSO and Music Director Andris Nelsons are joined by the BBC Proms Youth Choir in its third great English choral work, following powerful performances of Tippett's A Child of Our Time (2012) and Vaughan Williams's A Sea Symphony (2013). There will be no interval. Finish time approx. 21:15Performer Susan Gritton (soprano). Performer Toby Spence (tenor). Performer Hanno Muller-Brachmann (baritone). Company BBC Proms Youth Choir. Company City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Andris Nelsons.
|21 Aug 14||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Brahms - A German Requiem - T0316695593Sacred but non-liturgical, A German Requiem is one of the most powerful works for choir and orchestra. Twenty-one years after Sir Roger Norrington directed the first British performance on period instruments, American conductor Marin Alsop, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and an 80-strong chorus explore Brahms's 1868 masterpiece in the context of his relationship with Robert Schumann and Schumann's widow, Clara. Schumann's Fourth Symphony and Brahms's Tragic Overture act as preludes to a work of great seriousness. Finish time: 21:55Performer Rachel Harnisch (soprano). Performer Henk Neven (baritone). Company Choir of the Enlightenment. Company Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Conductor Marin Alsop.
|17 Aug 13||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Cage Centenary Celebration - T1694164995To mark the centenary of John Cage's birth, Ilan Volkov has curated a programme that reflects the composer's iconoclastic thinking, fertile imagination and arresting humour. John Tilbury, who has for decades been associated with Cage's work tonight plays the exquisitely beautiful Concerto for Prepared Piano and Orchestra. Cassette players and plucked cactuses are just two examples of the blindingly original yet almost naively simple thinking that saw Cage - wittingly or otherwise - upturn practically every musical rule in the book. Finish time approx. 23:15Performer John Tilbury (piano/prepared piano). Performer Frank Denyer (piano). Performer Aki Takahashi (piano). Performer Christian Wolff (piano). Performer David Behrman (live electronics). Performer Takehisa Kosugi (live electronics). Performer Keith Rowe. Performer Vicki Bennett. Performer Steve Beresford. Performer Adam Bohman. Performer Jonathan Bohman. Performer John Butcher. Performer Karen Constance. Performer Angharad Davies. Performer Rhodri Davies. Performer Patrick Farmer. Performer Ram Gabay. Performer Christoph Heemann. Performer Lina Lapelyte. Performer John Lely. Performer Anton Lukoszevieze. Performer Dylan Nyoukis. Performer Mariam Rezaei. Performer Robyn Schulkowsky. Performer Dimitra Lazaridou Chatzigoga. Company BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Company Exaudi. Conductor Ilan Volkov.
|17 Aug 12||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Brahms - Symphony No 3 & Piano Concerto No 1 - T1947084690The Chamber Orchestra of Europe is celebrating its 30th anniversary with two years of Brahms under Bernard Haitink, and brings a pair of concertos and a pair of symphonies to the Proms. Haitink describes the COE as 'a group of exceptionally talented musicians. As true chamber musicians, they are used to listening to each other, without being exclusively focused on the conductor. This matches exactly the idea I have of conducting an orchestra.' After Brahms's relatively mellow Third Symphony, one of the world's best-loved pianists performs a work boiling over with youthful passions. The same musicians return with more Brahms in Prom 49. Finish time: approx. 21:00Performer Emanuel Ax (piano). Company Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Conductor Bernard Haitink.
|19 Aug 11||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra - T01723468867This late-night mixed platter of English and American Experimental traditions opens with John Cage's metallic First Construction - whose eight anvils and four car brake-drums resonate with Mosolov's The Foundry earlier this evening. Cornelius Cardew's Bun No. 1 recalls a composer known as much for his political as for his musical activism. Howard Skempton, a co-founder with Cardew of the experimental Scratch Orchestra, and Morton Feldman, whose music Cardew championed in Europe, complete the line-up. Finish time: approx. 23:20Conductor Ilan Volkov. Company BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Performer John Tilbury (piano).
|20 Aug 10||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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The English Concert - T0504057706Based on Milton and miraculously composed within a month of Messiah (Prom 68), Handel's Samson opens with Israel's former champion blinded and imprisoned but ends in triumph as he topples the temple of Dagon down upon the feasting Philistines and, through his suicide, sets his people free. In the 250th anniversary of the composer's death, the hero's heartbreaking lament over his lost sight, 'Total eclipse! No sun, no moon, all dark amidst the blaze of noon!' - gains added poignancy from the knowledge that Handel himself would soon go blind. Baroque specialist Harry Bicket makes his Proms debut conducting a starry line-up of British singers, several making their second appearance this season. Approx finish time: 22:20Performer Susan Gritton (Dalila). Performer Iestyn Davies (Micah). Performer Mark Padmore (Samson). Performer Neal Davies (Manoa). Performer Christopher Purves (Harapha). Performer Lucy Crowe (Israelite woman/Philsitine woman/Virgin). Performer Ben Johnson (Israelite man/Philistine man/Messenger). Company Choir of the English Concert. Company The New Company. Company English Concert. Conductor Harry Bicket.
|20 Aug 09||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Dvorak and Janacek - T01881860252Finish time approx. 22:00Music Dvorak (37 mins)). Music Janacek (78 mins)). Performer Stefan Margita (Zivny). Performer Amanda Roocroft (Mila). Performer Rosalind Plowright (Mila's Mother). Performer Ales Briscein (Dr Suda). Performer Ailish Tynan (Miss Stuhla). Performer Martina Bauerova (Miss pacovska/Fanca). Performer George Longworth (Doubek - as a child). Company BBC Singers. Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Jiri Belohlavek.
|21 Aug 08||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Benjamin Yusupov. Performer Maxim Vengerov (viola/electric violin/tango dancer). Performer Christiane Palha (tango dancer). Music Piazzolla (Tangazo). Music Benjamin Yusupov (Viola Tango Rock Concerto - UK Premiere).|
|18 Aug 07||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Valery Gergiev. Company London Symphony Orchestra. Performer Yuri Bashmet (viola). Music Shostakovich (The Golden Age - excerpts). Music Schnittke (Viola Concerto). Music Tchaikovsky (Symphony No 6 in B minor - Pathetique).|
|18 Aug 06||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Colin Davis (Sir). Music Tippett (Symphony No 4). Music Beethoven (Symphony No 3 in E flat major - Eroica).|
|19 Aug 05||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Handel (Coronation anthem - 'My Heart is Inditing'). Music Arne (Artaxerxes - three arias). Music Bach (Concerto in D minor for two violins BWV 1060). Music Rebel (Les elemens - Le cahos). Music Vivaldi (Gloria in D major RV 589). Performer Emma Bell (soprano). Performer Ailish Tynan (soprano). Performer Catherine Wyn-Rogers (mezzo-soprano). Performer Rachel Podger (violin). Company The English Concert. Company Choir of The English Concert. Conductor Andrew Manze (violin).|
|21 Aug 04||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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The Trojans: Part 1 - The Capture of Troy - T1825195482Sung in FrenchPerformer Petra Lang (Cassandra). Performer Ben Heppner (Aeneas). Performer TBA Baritone (Corebus). Performer Tigran Martirossian (Panthus). Performer Clive Bayley (Priam). Performer Pamela Helen Stephen (Ascanius). Performer Jonathan Lemalu (Ghost of Hector). Performer Anna Burford (Hecuba). Performer Mark Stone (A Greek Captain). Performer Leigh Melrose (A Trojan Soldier). Performer Bulent Bezduz (Helenus). Company London Symphony Chorus. Company London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Colin Davis (Sir).
|25 Aug 03||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Sofia Gubaidulina - St John Passion/St John Easter - T748754436Sofia Gubaidulina - Passion adn Resurrection of Jesus Christ according to St John - UK premiereCompany St Petersburg Chamber Choir. Company Chorus and Orchestra of the Kirov Opera. Conductor Valery Gergiev. Performer Natalia Korneva (soprano). Performer Viktor Lutsiuk (tenor). Performer Fedor Mozhaev (baritone). Performer Gennady Bezzubenkov (bass).
|25 Aug 02||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Debussy (Prelude a L'apres-midi d'un faune). Music Martinu (Symphony No 6 'Fantaisies symphoniques'). Music Brahms (Symphony No 2 in D major). Company Boston Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Bernard Haitink.|
|25 Aug 01||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Strauss (Don Juan). Music Mahler (orch. [Berio] Early Songs - selection). Music Tchaikovsky (Symphony No 5 in E minor). Performer Matthias Goerne (baritone). Company European Union Youth Orchestra. Conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy.|
|19 Aug 00||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Weber (Overture Der Freischutz). Music Beethoven (Piano Concerto No 4 in G major). Music Nielsen (Symphony No 5). Performer Maria0Joae Pires (piano). Company Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Myung-Whun Chung.|
|22 Aug 99||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L1771385696
|22 Aug 99||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L1898976292
|Tchaikovsky (Romeo and Juliet). Music Prokofiev (Violin Concerto No 2 in G minor). Music Stravinsky (Petrushka - 1947). Performer Sasha Rozhdestvensky (violin). Conductor Gennady Rozhdestvensky. Company St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra.|
|24 Aug 98||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L525588640