The Magic Flute - T1907925680Glyndebourne's new production of The Magic Flute comes to the Proms in a special semi-staging. Mozart's final opera is a beguiling mix of enchantment and Enlightenment politics. A score overflowing with melody and invention and a fairy-tale cast of characters together create one of the composer's best-loved comedies. Antonello Manacorda conducts an exciting young cast including Sofia Fomina, BjCompany Glyndebourne. Company Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Conductor Ryan Wigglesworth. Performer David Portillo (Tamino). Performer Sofia Fomina (Pamina). Performer Bjorn Burger (Papageno). Performer Alison Rose (Papagena). Performer Brindley Sherratt (Sarastro). Performer Caroline Wettergreen (Queen of the Night). Performer JOrg Schneider (Monostatos). Performer Esther Dierkes (First Lady). Performer Marta Fontanais-Simmons (Second Lady). Performer Katharina Magiera (Third Lady). Performer Michael Kraus (Speaker). Performer Martin Snell (First Priest/Second Man in Armour). Performer Thomas Atkins (Second Priest/First Man in Armour).
|27 Aug 19||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Strauss, Wagner & Per Norgard - T493260108Premiered in 1976, Per Norgard's Third Symphony is one of the great contemporary symphonies - a Danish classic that has never before been performed in the UK. Suffused with glowing microtones and thick, textural beauty, the eclectic score draws on everything from plainchant to Latin-American rhythms to spin its extraordinary narrative. Thomas Dausgaard and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra preface it with two works of equal sonic breadth: Wagner's exquisite musical meditation, the Prelude to Act 1 of Parsifal, and the autumnal warmth of Strauss's Four Last Songs, sung by Swedish soprano Malin Bystrom.Performer Malin Bystrom (soprano). Company London Voices. Company The National Youth Chamber Choir. Company BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Thomas Dausgaard.
|20 Aug 18||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Sibelius, Saint-Saens and Elgar-Payne - T1745475137This year's Elgar cycle concludes with the originally unfinished Third Symphony. The concert also features the vivid, descriptive miniatures of Sibelius's Sc?nes historiques and Saint-Sa?ns's brilliantly youthful Second Piano Concerto.Performer Javier Perianes (piano). Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Sakari Oramo.
|22 Aug 17||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra and Marin Alsop - T0732104394This year's Proms focus on Latin America in the year the Olympic Games go to Rio de Janeiro heats up with a visit from the Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra under its charismatic conductor Marin Alsop. Their concert is bookended by infectious, furious dances from Marlos Nobre and Rachmaninov. In between comes music from the doyen of South American composers, Heitor Villa-Lobos, and a performance of Grieg's Piano Concerto for which the orchestra is joined by Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Montero.Performer Gabriela Montero (piano). Company Sao Paulo State Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Marin Alsop.
|24 Aug 16||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Boston Symphony Orchestra and Andris Nelsons - T1474924540Returning for a second appearance this summer, Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony Orchestra bring a piece of America with them in Barber's Essay No. 2 - a symphony in miniature, moving from lyrical loveliness through contrapuntal conflict to end with a radiant chorale. They pair it with Haydn's Symphony No. 90, where ebullient mischief and dignity vie for supremacy in sunny C major. Joy gives way to high drama, however, in Shostakovich's Symphony No. 10 - a vivid portrait of Stalinist Russia. Finish time approx. 17:05Company Boston Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Andris Nelsons.
|23 Aug 15||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Free Prom - Dvorak, Grieg, Bax & Bill Whelan - T01427756338This year's Free Prom is a Bank Holiday matinee bursting with dance rhythms and colour - the perfect chance to experience the Proms for the first time. A trio of Dvorak's colourful, folk-inspired Slavonic Dances opens the concert and Grieg's Piano Concerto, with its lively dance-themed finale and Norwegian folk echoes, continues the mood; the soloist is BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist Zhang Zuo, making her Proms debut. The concert ends in the Ulster Orchestra's Irish musical heartland with Bax's tone-poem Roscatha and Bill Whelan's new Riverdance suite - adapted from his music for the ever-popular stage show. Finish time approx. 17:15Performer Zhang Zuo (piano). Company Ulster Orchestra. Conductor Jac van Steen.
|25 Aug 14||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Tippet, Britten & Sibelius - T049451396Venetian polychoral motets, Northumbrian bagpipe melodies and the blues can be heard in Tippett's most popular orchestral work, completed, like Britten's flamboyant sequence of Rimbaud settings, in 1939 and performed tonight by the London Symphony Orchestra. Fanfare No. 5, from Tippett's vast, humanist oratorio of 1980?82, The Mask of Time, opens a concert that ends in the forests of Finland with Sibelius's atmospheric Second Symphony. Finish time: approx. 21:45Performer Ian Bostridge (tenor). Company London Symphony Orchestra.
|20 Aug 13||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Glinka, Howard & Shostakovich - T1208893756Tonight's curtain-raiser is a scintillating overture which kick-started a new era in Russian music. In Calculus of the Nervous System, which has already taken Vienna by storm, Emily Howard draws upon her interest in the inner world of Ada Lovelace, pioneering mathematician daughter of Lord Byron, considered a prophet of the computer age. Shostakovich completed his titanic Seventh Symphony as German armies advanced deep into the motherland. More recently it has also been seen as one of his exercises in tactful subversion, depicting a Leningrad whose intellectual life Stalin had already shattered. Finish time approx. 21:45Company City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Andris Nelsons.
|21 Aug 12||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Wagner/Liszt/Kevin Volans & Brahms - T14862571First the familiar strains of Wagner's rousing overture. Next a real rarity: Liszt's La notte is an extended version of a piano piece from the Années de pèlerinage to which the composer added a middle section recalling his Hungarian roots. A late work that he wanted played at his own funeral, it is new to the Proms. So too is Kevin Volans's concerto, hot off the press and written for tonight's soloist. Expect the unexpected from a creative figure born in South Africa but now resident in Ireland whose output resists compartmentalisation. The long shadow of Ludwig van Beethoven inhibited Brahms's early attempts at symphonic writing but he surpassed all expectations with the magnificence of his First Symphony.Performer Barry Douglas (piano). Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Jiri Belohlavek.
|22 Aug 11||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Swedish Chamber Orchestra Orebro - T1098239494Eight years before he began his First Symphony in 1841, Schumann began an earlier one. Thomas Dausgaard - who has recorded a complete Schumann cycle with his agile Swedish Chamber Orchestra - opens with its sprightly first movement and ends our Schumann bicentenary symphony cycle with the biggest and most stirring of the set. Swedish soprano Nina Stemme sings Berlioz's tender songs of love sought, found and lost, and her compatriot Albert Schnelzer pays tribute both to Haydn's playful character and to film director Tim Burton, born in the Californian city of Burbank. Finish time: approx. 21:40 with intervalConductor Thomas Dausgaard. Performer Nina Stemme (soprano). Company Swedish Chamber Orchestra Orebro.
|23 Aug 10||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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BBC Symphony Orchestra - T1277359507Osmo Vänskä makes a welcome return to the Proms to conduct the first Haydn symphony in this season's bicentenary celebration of the 'father' of the form: with its tick-tocking slow movement, the 'Clock' was one of the 12 'London' Symphonies that the Austrian composer wrote for his two extended visits to the capital in the early 1790s. Szymanowski's tenderly devotional Stabat mater was partly inspired by the tragic death of a teenage niece. Co-star of the 2007 Last Night, Joshua Bell returns to play Brahms's Hungarian-accented Violin Concerto (returning again to make chamber music in Monday's PCM 6). Approx finish time: 20:45. Broadcast Live on BBC Radio 3.Performer Helena Juntunen (soprano). Performer Monica Groop (mezzo-soprano). Performer Scott Hendricks (baritone). Performer Joshua Bell (violin). Company BBC Symphony Chorus. Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Osmo Vanska.
|23 Aug 09||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Bach Day - St John Passion - T01041521528Finish time approx. 21:10Performer Mark Padmore (Evangelist). Performer Peter Harvey (Christus). Performer Katharine Fuge (soprano). Performer Robin Blaze (counter-tenor). Performer Nicholas Mulroy (tenor). Performer Jeremy Budd (tenor). Performer Matthew Brook (bass). Company Monteverdi Choir. Company English Baroque Soloists. Conductor John Eliot Gardiner (Sir).
|24 Aug 08||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Claudio Abbado. Performer Anna Larsson (mezzo-soprano). Company Trinity Boys' Choir. Company London Symphony Chorus - women's voices). Music Lucerne Festival Orchestra.|
|22 Aug 07||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Philippe Jordan. Company Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester. Performer Susan Graham (mezzo-soprano). Music R.Strauss (Don Juan). Music Chausson (Poeme de l'amour et de la mer). Music Shostakovich (Symphony No 6 in B minor).|
|22 Aug 06||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Bernard Haitink. Performer Helene Grimaud (piano). Music Ravel (Alborada del gracioso; Piano Concerto in G major). Music Shostakovich (Symphony No 8 in C minor).|
|22 Aug 05||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Kraus (Symphony in C major VB 138). Music Folke Rabe (Sardine Sarcophagus). Music HK Gruber (Three MOB Pieces). Music Beethoven (Symphony No 4 in B flat major). Performer Hakan Hardenberger (trumpet). Company Swedish Chamber Orchestra. Conductor Thomas Dausgaard.|
|23 Aug 04||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Britten (Young Apollo). Music Thea Musgrave (Helios - Concerto for oboe and orchestra). Music John Woolrich (Double Mercury - BBC/Britten Sinfonia co-commission: world premiere). Music Stravinsky (Orpheus). Performer Paul Lewis (piano). Performer Nicholas Daniel (oboe). Company Britten Sinfonia. Conductor Nicholas Cleobury.|
|27 Aug 03||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Birmingham Contemporary Music Group. Conductor Alexander Briger. Performer Jean Rigby (mezzo soprano). Performer Yvette Bonner (soprano). Performer Timothy Robinson (tenor). Performer Jonathan Lemalu (bass baritone). Music Osvaldo Golijov (Last Round). Music Simon Holt (Canciones). Music Falla (Master Peter's Puppet Show - sung in Spanish).|
|27 Aug 02||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Schoenberg (Accompaniment to a Film Scene). Music Pierre Boulez (Le visage nupital). Music Bartok (Duke Bluebeard's Castle). Performer Francoise Pollet (soprano). Performer Katharina Kammerloher (mezzo soprano). Performer Michelle DeYoung (mezzo soprano). Performer Laszlo Polgar (bass). Company BBC Singers (women's voices). Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Pierre Boulez.|
|29 Aug 01||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Bach (St John Passion - sung in German). Performer Paul Agnew (Evangelist). Performer Sanford Sylvan (Christus). Performer Ruth Ziesak (soprano). Performer Michael Chance (counter-tenor). Performer Toby Spence (tenor). Performer Gerald Finley (bass-baritone). Company Choir of Clare College Cambridge. Company St James's Baroque Players. Conductor Ivor Bolton.|
|23 Aug 00||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Brumel (Missa Et ecce terra moyus). Music Louise Andressen (Trilogy of the Last Day - UK premiere). Company BBC Singers. Company His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts. Conductor Bo Holten. Company London Sinfonietta Voices. Company New London Children's Choir. Company London Sinfonietta. Conductor Oliver Knussen.|
|26 Aug 99||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Mozart (Concerto in C major for flute and harp - K299). Music Bruckner (Symphony No 5 in B flat major). Performer Emmanuel Pahud (flute). Performer Marie-Pierre Langlamet (harp). Conductor Claudio Abbado. Company Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.|
|27 Aug 98||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L933894328