Prom 49 archivePart of the BBC Proms.

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Archive listings for Prom 49

Work type: Concert. There are performances of this work in the listings (current and future) database, see Prom 49

The Lost Words Prom - T0188637216

We celebrate the rich musical landscape of nature in a Prom inspired by the bestselling book The Lost Words, which revives disappearing words that describe the natural world. With a brand-new 'spell' by the book's author Robert Macfarlane, and live paintings from Jackie Morris, who created the original artwork, the programme includes the nightingale, quail and cuckoo calls from Beethoven's 'Pastoral' Symphony the Arctic bird cries of Rautavaara's Cantus arcticus and the carefree flight of Vaughan Williams's The Lark Ascending. A unique event for all the family.Performer Stephanie Childress (violin). Performer Jason Singh (beatboxer). Performer Angie Newman (British Sign Language Interpreter). Company The Lost Words Spell Song (folk group). Company National Youth Choir of Great Britain. Company Southbank Sinfonia. Conductor Jessica Cottis. Director Serena Cross.
25 Aug 19Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L941789627

Chopin & Tchaikovsky - T1476717727

Winner of the 2015 International Chopin Competition, Seong-Jin Cho makes his Proms debut as soloist in Chopin's lyrical and much-loved Second Piano Concerto. The Polish theme that begins in the mazurkas that swirl through the concerto continues with the UK premiere of Agata Zubel's Fireworks, a celebration of freedom and of the present moment, written to mark the 100th anniversary of Polish independence. In the second half, Gianandrea Noseda and the European Union Youth Orchestra turn up the intensity with one of the great Romantic symphonies, Tchaikovsky's stirring Fifth.Performer Seong-Jin Cho (piano). Company European Union Youth Orchestra. Conductor Gianandrea Noseda.
19 Aug 18Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L01254920234

Bach's St John Passion - T75182954

Bach specialist John Butt and his award-winning Dunedin Consort make their Proms debut with a performance of Bach's St John Passion, a work of almost operatic immediacy. The soloists include Tim Mead, Sophie Bevan and Nicholas Mulroy.Performer Nicholas Mulroy (Evangelist). Performer Matthew Brook (Jesus). Performer Sophie Bevan (soprano). Performer Tim Mead (counter-tenor). Performer Andrew Tortise (tenor). Performer Konstantin Wolff (bass). Company Dunedin Consort. Director John Butt (harpsichord).
20 Aug 17Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L385196973

Quincey Jones Prom - T0852142596

Jules Buckley and his Metropole Orkest return to the Proms to celebrate the career of composer, arranger, conductor, producer and all-round musical giant Quincy Jones. Recent musical partners of Quincy's join the longest-established jazz orchestra in existence as special guests to collaborate on new arrangements of hits both old and new - and the great man himself makes an appearance.Performer Quincy Jones. Performer Richard Bona (voice/bass guitar). Performer Jacob Collier (voice/piano/synth). Performer Alfredo Rodriguez (piano). Company Metropole Orkest. Conductor Jules Buckley.
22 Aug 16Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L315534791

Mahler - Symphony No. 6 - T302488357

Two contrasting heroes share the limelight in this evening of musical drama from the Boston Symphony Orchestra and its new Chief Conductor, Andris Nelsons. Brett Dean's trumpet concerto Dramatis personae, composed for tonight's Swedish virtuoso H?kan Hardenberger, assigns all roles to the trumpet, casting him by turns as fallen superhero and accidental revolutionary. Mahler's Sixth Symphony sees the composer himself as cursed hero ? one, he explained, ?on whom fall three blows of fate, the last of which fells him as a tree is felled'. The conclusion may be a tragic one but there are also scenes of beauty and joy in a work that includes a glowing theme associated with Mahler's wife Alma. Finish time approx. 21:10Performer Hakan Hardenberger (trumpet). Company Boston Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Andris Nelsons.
22 Aug 15Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L1670283828

Russian Fairy Tales - T614096937

Sakari Oramo returns together with soprano Anu Komsi, to perform Szymanowski's atmospheric Songs of a Fairy Princess. Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade sees the orchestra turn storyteller and the curtain rises with Ravel's deftly coloured fairy-tale ballet. Finish time approx. 22:00Performer Anu Komsi (soprano). Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Sakari Oramo.
23 Aug 14Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L023207480

Berlioz, Mendelssohn, Bach & Beethoven - T02008875740

Stephen Hough makes his second festival appearance this summer playing Mendelssohn's Piano Concerto No. 1, sight-read by Liszt in the Erard piano showroom in Paris in 1831 to Mendelssohn's amazement. Under its Principal Conductor Robin Ticciati, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra performs another work of the same year, Berlioz's King Lear overture, and Beethoven's ?Eroica' Symphony, described by Berlioz as ?a funeral oration for a great hero'. George Benjamin pays tribute to Bach in orchestrating excerpts from The Art of Fugue.Performer Stephen Hough (piano). Company Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Conductor Robin Ticciati.
19 Aug 13Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L258495119

Gilbert & Sullivan - The Yeoman of the Guard - T0441070496

Recent Proms seasons have seen a liberal sprinkling of complete Gilbert and Sullivan operettas, under such distinguished conductors as Jane Glover and the late Charles Mackerras. With its historic London setting, the grandest, most emotionally engaging of the Savoy operas is a must for 2012. There will be one interval. Semi-staged. Finish time approx. 21:30Performer Leigh Melrose (baritone/Lt Sir Richard Cholmondeley). Performer Andrew Kennedy (tenor/Colonel Fairfax). Performer Lisa Milne (soprano/Elsie Maynard). Performer Victoria Simmonds (mezzo-soprano/Phoebe Meryll). Performer Felicity Palmer (mezzo-soprano/Dame Carruthers). Performer Mary Bevan (soprano/Kate). Performer Mark Richardson (bass-baritone/Sergeant Meryll). Performer Tom Randle (tenor/Leonard Meryll). Performer Mark Stone (baritone/Jack Point). Performer Toby Stafford-Allen (baritone/Wilfred Shadbolt). Company BBC Singers. Company BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor Jane Glover. Director Martin Duncan.
19 Aug 12Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L0805584837

Brahms - Piano Concert No 2 & Symphony No 4 - T510472476

The Chamber Orchestra of Europe's second pairing of Brahms masterworks opens with a work long central to Emanuel Ax's repertoire which he has recorded with tonight's conductor. Brahms's Second Piano Concerto is even bigger in scale than the First and just as technically demanding. After the interval, the composer's astonishing final symphony, where the balance between expressiveness and iron structural control is most perfectly maintained. It ends with an imposing set of variations, Brahms's late-Romantic take on the Baroque-style passacaglia, which uses material borrowed from J. S. Bach. Finish time: approx. 21:40Performer Emanuel Ax (piano). Company Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Conductor Bernard Haitink.
20 Aug 11Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L0792917657

A Celebration of Rodgers and Hammerstein - T2039318610

Following our Sondheim celebration in Prom 19, Broadway lights up the Royal Albert Hall again to honour the greatest creative partnership of American musical theatre. Its 50 years since the death of Oscar Hammerstein II, the lyricist whose partnership with Richard Rodgers resulted in a series of inimitable hit musicals. Returning with his orchestra of hand-picked players, following their extraordinary success at the Proms last year, John Wilson conducts excerpts from the movie orchestrations of Carousel, Flower Drum Song, Oklahoma!, The King and I and The Sound of Music. Finish time: approx. 17:30. No intervalConductor John Wilson. Company Maida Vale Singers. Company John Wilson Orchestra. Performer Kim Criswell (vocalist). Performer Anna Jane Casey (soprano). Performer Julian Ovenden (baritone). Performer Rod Gilfry (baritone).
22 Aug 10Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L0579140299

West-Eastern Divan Orchestra - T985981952

Bicentenary composer Felix Mendelssohn was only 16 when he wrote his masterly Octet: sprinkled with the same fairy dust as his music for A Midsummer's Night Dream (Prom 72), the airy, scampering Scherzo is said to have been inspired by lines from Goethe, the great German poet whom he had met in Weimar at the age of 12 and whose Persian-inspired collection, West–Eastern Divan, gave tonight's orchestra its name. The 2009 recipient of the Moses Mendelssohn Medal - named after the composer's philosopher grandfather and awarded to campaigners for peace and tolerance - Daniel Barenboim conducts Berg's musical monument to friendship with an ensemble including his violinist son Michael and his pianist protégé Karim Said (a relative of the orchestra's co-founder, the late Edward Said). Approx finish time: 23:30. Live on BBC Radio 3.Performer Michael Barenboim (violin). Performer Karim Said (piano). Company Members of West-Eastern Divan Orchestra. Conductor Daniel Barenboim.
21 Aug 09Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L581737051

National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain - T0988036258

Finish time approx. 20:45Music Varese (24 mins)). Music Rachmaninov (26 mins)). Music Copland (43 mins)). Performer Boris Berezovsky (piano). Company National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. Conductor Antonio Pappano.
23 Aug 08Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L023707663


Finish time approx. 21:25Conductor Christoph von Dohananyi. Performer Charlotte Hellekant (Judith). Performer Falk Struckmann (Duke Bluebeard). Company Philharmonia Orchestra. Music Thomas Ades (Powder Her Face - Suite - London Premiere). Music Bartok (Duke Bluebeard's Castle).
20 Aug 07Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L01417058031


Concert Performance sung in Russian. Finish time approx. 21:55Conductor Valery Gergiev. Company Soloists Chorus and Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre (Kirov Opera). Music Shostakovich (Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District).
20 Aug 06Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L136617118


Company Finchley Children's Music Group. Company London Philharmonic Choir. Company London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor Kurt Masur. Performer Christine Goerke (soprano). Performer Carolin Masur (mezzo-soprano). Performer Thomas Studebaker (tenor). Performer Hanno Muller-Brachmann (bass-baritone). Music Sofia Gubaidulina (The Light of the End - UK premiere). Music Beethoven (Symphony No 9 in D minor - Choral).
20 Aug 05Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L797709766


Finish time approx. 20:30Music Ravel (orch Grainger - Miroirs - La vallee des cloches). Music McPhee (Tabuh-tabuhan). Music Ives (arr. John Adams - Songs of Ragtime and Reminiscence - UK premiere). Music John Adams (Doctor Atomic - Easter Eve 1945 - UK premeire). Music John Adams (The Dharma at Big Sur - UK premiere). Performer Audra McDonald (soprano). Performer Tracy Silverman (electric violin). Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor John Adams.
22 Aug 04Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L766084422


Music Mahler (Symphony No 6 in A minor). Company European Union Youth Orchestra. Conductor Bernard Haitink.
26 Aug 03Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L1798856996


Company Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Conductor Andras Schiff (piano). Music Bach (Suite No 3 in D major BWV 1068). Music Beethoven (Piano Concerto No 2 in B flat major). Music Janacek (Capriccio). Music Haydn (Symphony No 88 in G major).
26 Aug 02Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L01574755311


Music Takemitsu (Ceremonial). Music Prokofiev (Piano Concerto No 3 in C major). Music Shostakovich (Symphony No 5 in D minor). Performer Mayumi Miyata (sho). Performer Martha Argerich (piano). Company NHK Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Charles Dutoit.
27 Aug 01Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L0492176303


18:00 Pre-Prom Talk [Leonard Slatkin] on [Copland]Music Bach (orch. [Respighi] Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor). Music Prokofiev (Violin Concerto No 1 in D major). Music Copland (Symphony No 3). Performer Frank Peter Zimmermann (violin). Company Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor Leonard Slatkin.
21 Aug 00Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L01111456539


Music Shostakovich (Symphony No 6 in B minor). Music Berlioz (Symphonie fantastique). Company Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Mariss Jansons.
24 Aug 99Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L0954177957


Music Martinu (The Frescoes of Piero della Francesca). Music Mendelssohn (Violin Concerto in E minor). Music Goldschmidt (Deux Nocturnes; world premiere). Music Debussy (Le Mer). Performer Frank Peter Zimmermann (violin). Performer Rosemary Hardy (soprano). Conductor Jiri Belohlavek. Company BBC Symphony Orchestra.
26 Aug 98Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L0563922034

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