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Prom 54 archivePart of the BBC Proms.

Archive listings for Prom 54

Work type: Concert.

Duke Ellington's Sacred Concert - T1532221972

Jazz, showbiz swagger and spirituality come together as never before in Duke Ellington's spectacular Sacred Concerts. Described by Ellington himself as Performer Monty Alexander (piano). Performer Annette Walker (tap dancer). Company BBC Singers. Performer Carleen Anderson. Company UK Vocal Assembly. Conductor Peter Edwards.
29 Aug 19Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L607529279

Ivan Fischer & Budapest Festival Orchestra (1) - T193882895

The intoxicating energy of their performances makes any appearance by Iv?n Fischer and the Budapest Festival Orchestra a highlight of the season. In the first of their two Proms together, they pair Mahler's best-loved symphony ? the vivacious Fourth, with its jingling sleighbells and child's-eye vision of heaven ? with two works exploring the unusual relationship between strings and percussion: Bart?k's dynamic Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta and Enescu's Pr?lude ? l'unisson, with its slow-build tension.Performer Anna Lucia Richter. Company Budapest Festival Orchestra. Conductor Ivan Fischer.
22 Aug 18Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L1692851718

Orchestra of La Scala, Milan, and Riccardo Chailly - T1236687878

The Filarmonica della Scala (Orchestra of La Scala, Milan), makes its Proms debut under Music Director Riccardo Chailly, with two of Respighi's Rome-inspired tone-poems. The concert opens with Brahms's joyous Violin Concerto.Performer Leonidas Kavakos (violin). Company Filarmonica della Scala. Conductor Riccardo Chailly.
25 Aug 17Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L1073548345

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - T0679762377

The story of Mozart's last months is almost as remarkable as the string of masterpieces he produced during them. Who was the cloaked figure rumoured to have commissioned Mozart to write the Requiem? We'll never know, but the deathly tread, furious fight and radiant hope of the music remain unparalleled. Ivan Fischer brings his equally exceptional Budapest Festival Orchestra to the Proms, joined by one of Europe's leading choirs for the Requiem, alongside the autumnal shades of Mozart's late Clarinet Concerto.Performer Akos Acs (clarinet). Performer Lucy Crowe (soprano). Performer Barbara Kozelj (mezzo soprano). Performer Jeremy Ovenden (tenor). Performer Neal Davies (bass). Company Collegium Vocale Gent. Company Budapest Festival Orchestra. Conductor Ivan Fischer.
26 Aug 16Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L0737220914

Britten, Raymond Yiu, Nielsen & Janacek - T349032864

Proms regular Edward Gardner continues this year's Nielsen anniversary celebrations with the Flute Concerto - a work that expresses what Nielsen perceived as the instrument's 'Arcadian' quality. This gentle, pastoral quality battles, however, with darker forces, characterfully symbolised by the bass trombone. Both Janacek's Sinfonietta and Britten's Sinfonia da Requiem are also vivid expressions of contrast - in mood, texture and colour. The five movements of the Sinfonietta are all scored for a different - and sometimes unlikely - combination of instruments, while the three episodes in Britten's elegiac Sinfonia da Requiem paint different stages of mourning, from grief, to anger and finally an uneasy acceptance. Finish time approx. 21:45Performer Andrew Watts (counter-tenor). Performer Emily Beynon (flute). Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Edward Gardner.
25 Aug 15Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L1506435707

Beethoven - Missa solemnis - T01941828508

Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, the Monteverdi Choir returns to the Proms with its founder-conductor Sir John Eliot Gardiner for one of the greatest of all choral works - Beethoven's mighty setting of the Mass. It's a work the choir has performed throughout its history, most recently in a second acclaimed recording. The unique atmosphere of a Late Night Prom is the perfect setting for this tumultuous spiritual journey, in which we acknowledge doubt and search for redemption. Finish time approx. 23:35 There will be no intervalPerformer Lucy Crowe (soprano). Performer Jennifer Johnston (mezzo-soprano). Performer Michael Spyres (tenor). Performer Matthew Rose (bass). Company Monteverdi Choir. Company Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique. Conductor John Eliot Gardiner (Sir).
26 Aug 14Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L278554319

Worlds Routes Prom - T01398393019

Following last year's riotous celebration of Colombian music, this year BBC Radio 3's World Routes Academy turns east to the former Soviet state of Azerbaijan. Eighteen-year-old Baku-born London resident Fidan Hajiyeva performs alongside her mentor, the Azerbaijani singer Gochaq Askarov. One of the most distinguished and eloquent exponents of the ancient mugham form, Askarov has worked closely with Fidan during a recent three-week period of teaching and performance in Azerbaijan. Also featuring on the bill are the guitar-driven ?desert blues' of Tinariwen, from the Sahara Desert region of northern Mali, and the central Malian singer/ngoni (lute) player Bassekou Kouyat? with his band Ngoni Ba - two celebrated groups fusing traditional and popular styles, who have taken the world music scene by storm. There will be no interval. Finish time: approx. 23:15Performer Fidan Hajiyeva (vocalist). Performer Gochaq Askarov (vocalist). Performer Bassekou Kouyate. Performer Ngoni Ba. Performer Tinariwen.
22 Aug 13Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L667960020

Davies, Delius & Shostakovich - T1400634117

To celebrate Her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee, the Master of The Queen's Music has written a one-movement work for orchestra and additional brass sextet, promising ?a dramatic and virtuoso challenge to all concerned'. While 1934 saw the birth of Sir Peter, it was also the year in which we lost three key players in Britain's musical renaissance, Delius not least among them. His Violin Concerto has no more ardent champion than Tasmin Little. Finally, the symphony often rated Shostakovich's finest is renewed by tonight's famously high-voltage Liverpool partnership. Finish time approx. 21:50Performer Tasmin Little (violin). Conductor Vasily Petrenko. Company Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.
23 Aug 12Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L421866900

Marc-Andre Hamelin plays Liszt - T02472408

For Liszt's bicentenary year, Marc-André Hamelin plays late-night tribute, recalling the composer-pianist's own jaw-dropping keyboard technique and spanning the whole imaginative and emotional range of his musical world. There will be no interval. Finish time: approx. 23:15Performer Marc-Andre Hamelin (piano).
24 Aug 11Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L1346684451

BBC Symphony Orchestra - T0505622329

In the second of his two Proms this season David Robertson conducts two enduring works by composers who fashioned a new aesthetic out of Romantic roots. The expansive melodies and edgy pace of centenary composer Samuel Barber are at their most powerful in the Violin Concerto, played here by Israeli-American virtuoso Gil Shaham. Sibelius's Second Symphony traces a path from terse drama to great affirmation. For his new commission in his 50th-birthday year, jazz-inspired Mark-Anthony Turnage has resolved not to write 'an old man's piece'. Finish time: approx. 21:00Conductor David Robertson. Performer Gil Shaham (violin). Company BBC Symphony Orchestra.
26 Aug 10Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L1331389854

Michael Nyman Band - T01852020560

Now best known for his soundtracks to such movies as The Piano, Gattaca and Wonderland, Michael Nyman started out as a musicologist, editing scores by Handel and Purcell; as a critic he coined the term 'Minimalism'; and, as a composer he first made his name by putting the music of classical masters through the Minimalist mill to generate raunchy, rhythmically propulsive, raucously energetic new works, such as his score for Peter Greenaway's 1982 film The Draughtsman's Contract and the grief-frozen Memorial (which featured in Greenaway's later The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover) - both of which are Purcell-based. Now, to celebrate the year's two big Baroque anniversaries the Michael Nyman Band makes its Proms debut with a new work echoing the Purcell and Handel pieces heard in Prom 53. There will be no interval. Approx finish time: 23:30. Broadcast Live on BBC Radio 3.Performer Anu Komsi (soprano). Company Michael Nyman Band. Director Michael Nyman (piano).
25 Aug 09Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L02024386613

Vaughan Williams Anniversary Prom - T0607941524

Finish time approx. 22:05Music Tallis (c4 mins)). Music Vaughan Williams (16 mins)). Music Vaughan Williams (44 mins)). Music Vaughan Williams (11 mins)). Music Vaughan Williams (Symphony No 9 36 mins)). Performer Sarah Tynan (soprano). Performer Elizabeth Atherton (soprano). Performer Sophie Bevan (soprano). Performer Rachel Nicholls (soprano). Performer Allison Cook (mezzo-soprano). Performer Louise Poole (mezzo-soprano). Performer Julia Riley (mezzo-soprano). Performer Catherine Hopper (mezzo-soprano). Performer Ed Lyon (tenors). Performer Joshua Ellicott (tenors). Performer Peter Wedd (tenors). Performer Nicholas Sharratt (tenors). Performer Mark Stone (bass). Performer Darren Jeffery (bass). Performer George von Bergen (bass). Performer Tim Mirfin (bass). Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Andrew Davis (Sir).
26 Aug 08Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L01601915913

T2023548462

Finish time approx. 23:25Conductor Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano). Company Mahler Chamber Orchestra. Music Haydn (Symphony No 102 in B flat major). Music Ligeti (Etudes for solo piano - selection). Music Beethoven (Piano Concerto No 2 in B flat major).
24 Aug 07Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L139198465

T0110809906

Finish time approx. 21:50Conductor Osmo Vanska. Company Minnesota Orchestra. Performer Dawn Upshaw (soprano). Music Barber (First Essay for Orchestra). Music Osvaldo Golijov (Three songs - UK premiere). Music Mahler (Symphony No 5 in C sharp minor).
24 Aug 06Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L212804897

T1517166582

Company BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor David Atherton. Performer Susan Bullock (soprano). Music Henryk Gorecki (Symphony No 3 - 'Symphony if Sorrowful Songs').
24 Aug 05Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L0911424023

T328232822

Finish time approx. 23:20Music Britten (Sinfonietta). Music Lambert (Eight Poems of Li-Po). Music Holst (Savitri). Performer Sarah Connolly (Savitri). Performer John Mark Ainsley (tenor/Satyavan). Performer Christopher Maltman (Death). Company London Voices. Company Nash Ensemble. Conductor Martyn Brabbins.
25 Aug 04Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L01418886295

T01156143404

This concert will be broadcast on BBC2Music Mendelssohn (Violin Concerto in E minor). Music Mahler (Symphony No 1 in D major). Performer Gil Shaham (violin). Company Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Mariss Jansons.
30 Aug 03Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L477290751

T1831762689

Company Los Angeles Philharmonic. Conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen. Performer Yefim Bronfman (piano). Music Debussy (Iberia). Music Bartok (Piano Concerto No 1). Performer Prokofiev (Romeo and Juliet - excerpts).
30 Aug 02Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L297289472

T24568641

Music Sibelius (Violin Concerto in D minor). Music Mahler (Symphony No 4 in G major). Performer Leonidas Kavakos (violin). Performer Ruth Ziesak (soprano). Company Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra. Conductor Herbert Blomstedt.
31 Aug 01Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L1612822592

T345617176

Music Bach (Suite No 1 in C major BWV1066). Music Handel (Overture Musette and Minuet from Alcina). Music Lotti (Del onda ai fieri moti from Teofane). Music Bach (Concerto in C minor for oboe and violin BWV 1060). Music Handel (Arias from Rodelinda and Riccardo Primo). Performer Nathalie Stutzmann (contralto). Performer John Abberger (oboe). Company Tafelmusik. Director Jeanne Lamon (violin).
25 Aug 00Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L1252355283

T01784359485

Music Schumann (Scenes from Goethe's Faust). Performer Dietrich Henschel (baritone). Performer Hillevi Martinpelto (soprano). Performer Miah Persson (soprano). Performer Catherine Denley (mezzo-soprano). Performer Steve Davislim (tenor). Performer Mark Beesley (bass). Company City of Birmingham Symphony Youth Chorus. Company Monteverdi Choir. Company Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romanitique. Conductor Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
28 Aug 99Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L01995818998

T1778267574

Music Elgar (The Apoltles). Performer Dame Felicity Lott (The Virgin/The Angel. soprano). Performer Catherine Wyn-Rogers (Mary Magdalene. mezzo-soprano). Performer Thomas Randle (John. tenor). Performer Anthony Michaels-Moore (baritone). Performer Steven Page (Peter. bass-baritone). Performer John Tomlinson (Judas. bass). Conductor Andrew Davis. Company BBC Symphony Chorus. Company BBC Symphony Orchestra.
30 Aug 98Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L2038025885

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