The Music Makers - T1918058888Sir Andrew Davis conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus and mezzo-soprano Dame Sarah Connolly in Elgar's last great choral work. The Music Makers is the musical culmination of a career, drawing together quotations from many of the composer's best-loved pieces, including the Performer Stacey Tappan (soprano). Performer Sarah Connolly (Dame - mezzo-soprano). Performer Anthony Gregory (tenor). Company BBC Symphony Chorus. Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Andrew Davis (Sir).
|29 Aug 19||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Beneath the Underdog: Charles Mingus Revisited - T1622328787A giant of jazz, Charles Mingus (1922-79) combined the classic style of Duke Ellington and Jelly Roll Morton with the radical spirit of black music of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, and has influenced artists from Joni Mitchell and Elvis Costello to Debbie Harry. Following sell-out Quincy Jones and Jamie Cullum Proms last year, Jules Buckley returns - with his Metropole Orkest - to celebrate the life and music of this legendary composer, bandleader and bass-player. The Prom features Mingus favourites including 'Better Git It in Your Soul', 'Moanin'' and 'Goodbye Pork Pie Hat', performed by a starry line-up of artists.Performer Shabaka Hutchings (saxophones). Performer Christian Scott (trumpet). Performer Kandace Springs (singer). Performer Metropole Orkest. Conductor Jules Buckey.
|24 Aug 17||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra - Emily Howard, Shostakovich and Rachmaninov - T2041886624'A composer's music should express his love affairs, his religion, the books that have influenced him, the pictures he loves.' So said Rachmaninov, whose Third Symphony does just that through irrepressible yearning and longing. It forms the culmination of this Prom in which the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and its Russian Chief Conductor perform Shostakovich's disquieting First Cello Concerto. A brand-new work by Liverpool-born composer Emily Howard opens.Performer Truls Mork (cello). Company Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor Vasily Petrenko.
|25 Aug 16||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Bartok - The Miraculous Mandarin; Shostakovich - Orango - T2094467781Shostakovich's Orango - an incomplete opera whose manuscript came to light only in 2004 - is a glossy fusion of wit and political venom. The 'Orango' of the title is half man, half ape - a symbol of the decadent West. It's a work matched for vivid colouring by Bartok's violent and sexually charged ballet-pantomime The Miraculous Mandarin. French pianist David Fray returns following his Proms debut in 2011 to play Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 24 - written at the height of the composer's fame in Vienna as a performer of his own works. Finish time approx. 21:50Performer David Fray (piano). Performer Natalia Pavlova (Susanna). Performer Natalia Yakimova (Renee). Performer Alexander Shagun (Armand Fleury). Performer Alexander Trofimov (Paul Mache). Performer Vladimir Babokin (Foreigner 1). Performer Oleg Losev (Foreigner 2). Performer Dmitry Koleushko (Zoologist). Performer Ivan Novoselov (Orango). Performer Leo Elhardt (Voice from the Crowd). Performer Denis Beganski (Master of Ceremonies). Performer Yuri Yevchuk (Veselchak). Company Philharmonia Voices. Company Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen. Director Irina Brown.
|24 Aug 15||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Brahms Night - T0603694087The second of two concerts by Ivan Fischer and the Budapest Festival Orchestra launches our series of Brahms's symphonies. While the intimate, autumnal Third was inspired by a visit to the Rhine in 1883, the noble stature of the Fourth was dismissed by the composer as ?a few entr'actes and polkas which I happened to have lying about', despite it containing one of the most richly lyrical slow movements Brahms ever wrote. Finish time approx. 21:05Company Budapest Festival Orchestra. Conductor Ivan Fischer.
|26 Aug 14||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Tchaikovsky, Wagner, Prokofiev - T0675377738Charismatic Italian soprano Anna Caterina Antonacci joins the young Canadian Yannick Nezet-Seguin, Music Director of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, for Wagner's Wesendonck-Lieder, a song-cycle thick with musical references to what would become Tristan and Isolde and written when the composer was infatuated with Mathilde Wesendonck, author of the poems and wife of Wagner's patron. Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet relates another doomed love, while Prokofiev's Fifth Symphony has a brightness and energy beyond the requirements of Soviet war-time propaganda. Finish time: 21:55Performer Anna Caterina Antonacci (soprano). Company Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor Yannick Nezet-Seguin.
|22 Aug 13||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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1612 Italian Vespers - T01421399434Robert Hollingworth and I Fagiolini bring a radical reconstruction of Giovanni Gabrieli's colossal Magnificat, commemorating the 400th anniversary of its composer's death. Lodovico Viadana, a colleague of Monteverdi's in Mantua, published his forward-looking psalms in the year of Gabrieli's death. There will be no interval. Finish time approx. 23:30Conductor Robert Hollingworth. Company I Fagiolini.
|22 Aug 12||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Stravinsky/Ravel & Tchaikovsky - T1944539181A great youth orchestra and a distinguished and much-loved conductor. The programme begins with Stravinsky's Symphony in Three Movements, partly inspired by newsreel footage of the Second World War. A long standing favourite of Sir Colin's, it is a work he first conducted at the Proms all of 50 years ago. The biggest piece is Tchaikovsky's Fourth Symphony, in which the composer grapples with a malign Fate and, in his coruscating finale, makes use of a well-known Russian folk song. Before the interval, Ravel's exotic, ambiguous Shéhérazade is sung by Susan Graham, a supreme interpreter of the cycle. Finish time: approx. 21:00Performer Susan Graham (mezzo-soprano). Company Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester. Conductor Colin Davis (Sir).
|24 Aug 11||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Norwegian Chamber Orchestra - T0769520144The Norwegian Chamber Orchestra visits with joint Artistic Director Isabelle van Keulen and Principal Guest Director Leif Ove Andsnes, taking charge from their respective instruments. Two contrasting works by Mozart - the sparkling 'Haffner' Symphony and the more dramatic C minor Piano Concerto - frame Scandinavian pieces new and old: Grieg's beloved string-orchestra classic and Danish Bent Sørensen's new piano concerto, La mattina, which the composer regards as containing both his 'darkest and most profound' music.Conductor Per Kristian Skalstad. Director Isabelle van Keulen (director/leader). Company Norwegian Chamber Orchestra.
|25 Aug 10||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - T14404501The host of last year's Last Night, Sir Roger Norrington returns to conduct music by all four of this year's major anniversary composers. Purcell's music to Abdelazar gave Britten the theme he used, 250 years later, in his Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra (Prom 13), and American mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato performs two Handel arias as well as Haydn's 'mad scene' for the distraught Berenice, who begs the gods to let her join her lover in death. Mendelssohn's evocative 'Scottish' symphony was conceived on the same 1829 holiday as his Hebrides overture (Prom 70). Approx finish time: 21:15. Live on BBC Radio 3 and recorded for broadcast on BBC Two on Sep 5.Performer Joyce DiDonato (mezzo-soprano). Company Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Conductor Roger Norrington (Sir).
|25 Aug 09||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - T533909217Finish time approx. 21:10Music Prokofiev (48 mins)). Music Tchaikovsky (48 mins)). Company Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor Daniele Gatti.
|25 Aug 08||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Bernard Haitink. Company Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Music Bruckner (Symphony No 8 in C minor - 1890 Nowak edition).|
|24 Aug 07||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Vladimir Jurowski. Company London Philharmonic Orchestra. Company Philharmonia Chorus. Company London Philharmonic Choir. Performer Nikolai Lugansky (piano). Performer Tatiana Monogarova (soprano). Performer Vsevolod Grivnov (tenor). Performer Sergei Leiferkus (baritone). Music Mark-Anthony Turnage (A Relic of Memory - UK premiere). Music Prokofiev (Piano Concerto No 2 in G minor). Music Rakhmaninov (The Bells).|
|23 Aug 06||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|European Union Youth Orchestra. Conductor John Eliot Gardiner (Sir). Performer Bernarda Fink (mezzo-soprano). Music Ravel (Rapsodie espagnole; Sheherazade). Music Walton (Symphony No 1 in B flat minor).|
|24 Aug 05||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Dvorak (Serenade in E major for strings). Music Schumann (Piano Concerto in A minor). Music Chopin (Piano Concerto No 2 in F minor). Music Dvorak (Slavonic Dance in E minor Op 72 No 2). Music Dvorak (Legend in G minor Op 59 No 3). Company Lausanne Chamber Orchestra. Conductor Christian Zacharias (piano).|
|25 Aug 04||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Beethoven (Symphony No 2 in D major). Music Tchaikovsky (Symphony No 4 in F minor). Company Pittsburgh (Symphony Orchestra). Conductor Mariss Jansons.|
|29 Aug 03||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Crouch End Festival Chorus. Company London Symphony Chorus (men's voices). Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Thomas Ades. Performer Susan Bickley (mezzo soprano). Performer Raimo Laukka (baritone). Music Berlioz (The Trojans - Prologue Lamento and Trojan March). Music Thomas Ades (America). Music Sibelius (Kullervo Symphony).|
|29 Aug 02||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Mendelssohn (A Midsummer Night's Dream - incidental music). Music Haydn (Cello Concerto in C major). Music Dvorak (Symphony No 9 in E minor from 'The New World'). Performer Truls Mork (cello). Company Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra. Conductor Herbert Blomstedt.|
|30 Aug 01||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Wagner (Dawn and Siegfried's Rhine Journey from Gotterdammerung). Music Wagner (orch. Motti - Wesendonck Lieder). Music Bruckner (Symphony No 3 in D minor 1889 Nowak edition). Performer Ann Murray (mezzo-soprano). Company Budapest Festival Orchestra. Conductor Ivan Fischer.|
|25 Aug 00||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Durante (Concerto No 4 in E minor). Music Vivaldi (Filae maestae Jerusalem). Music Wassenaer (Concerto No 4 in F minor). Music Pergolesi (Stabat Mater). Performer Elisabeth Scholl (soprano). Performer Andreas Scholl (counter-tenor). Company Freiburg Baroque Orchestra. Director Gottfried von der Goltz.|
|27 Aug 99||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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