Tchaikovsky, Janacek, Szymanowski and Smith - T1933540292Folk songs and folk tales run through this programme from the BBC SSO and Principal Guest Conductor Ilan Volkov. A runaway success at its premiere, Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 2 takes a different Ukrainian folk melody as the theme for each of its four movements, including the dizzyingly inventive finale, while a gruesome Czech legend provides the starting point for JanPerformer Georgia Jarman (soprano). Company BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Ilan Volkov.
|1 Sep 19||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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The Sound of an Orchestra - T1506190147What happens - on stage, in the air, in the listener's mind - when an orchestra plays together? In a tribute to Leonard Bernstein's televised presentations, which brought classical music to generations of new audiences, we pay homage to his pioneering work in this area. The first half of our journey into 'The Sound of an Orchestra' presents a vivid tapestry of words, projections and music, leading us from the primal anarchy of tuning-up to the dynamic complexity of Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring. In the second half we explore a kaleidoscope of works spanning almost 250 years - from the unsettling echo chamber of Ligeti's Apparitions, through Bernstein in Broadway mode, to Debussy's shimmering seascape La mer and Beethoven's resolute Egmont overture. A scintillating multi-sensory journey for novices and experts alike. There will be on interval.Company Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor Joshua Weilerstein. Director Gerard McBurney. Design Mike Tutaj (projection design).
|26 Aug 18||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Louis Langree - T0979744374This Proms debut performance by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra opens with Bernstein's On The Waterfront. Copland's Lincoln Portrait pays homage to one of the nation's heroes, while Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5 offers a statement of nationalism.Company Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Louis Langree.
|27 Aug 17||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L1651508813
CBeebies Prom - T02031116821Join the BBC Concert Orchestra and some of CBeebies' best-loved presenters and characters in a special musical journey. Aimed at 0- to 5-year-olds and their families, this Prom takes the audience on a journey through time and space, from dinosaur adventures with Andy to swashbuckling treasure-hunts with Gemma and stargazing with Chris. The magical world of CBeebies is brought to life by orchestral classics.Performer Ben Faulks (Mr Bloom). Performer Gemma Hunt (from Swashbuckle). Performer Chris Jarvis (from Show Me Show Me and Stargazing). Performer Steven Kynman (Robert the Robot). Company BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor Jessica Cottis.
|29 Aug 16||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Sibelius - Kullervo - T1665891920Finnish conductor Sakari Oramo pairs two of Sibelius's most engagingly descriptive works as we continue our 150th-anniversary celebrations of the composer. The folk hero Kullervo was the inspiration behind a powerful national statement for a country struggling to overthrow Russian rule. This massive musical hybrid ? - part cantata, part symphony, part suite - is a vivid work, richly melodic but looking ahead to modernism in some striking musical gestures. En saga is a fairy tale without a plot, whose contrasting movements suggest many possible stories, but never commit to just one. Finish time approx. 21:40Performer Johanna Rusanen-Kartano (soprano). Performer Waltteri Torikka (baritone). Company Polytech Choir. Company BBC Symphony Chorus (men's voices). Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Sakari Oramo.
|29 Aug 15||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Strauss - Salome - T01396661740In Richard Strauss's 150th-anniversary year the Proms presents his two great psychological dramas on consecutive nights. Donald Runnicles brings his Deutsche Oper forces to the Proms for Salome, with a cast led by star soprano Nina Stemme. There will be no interval. Sung in German. Finish time approx. 21:35Performer Burkhard Ulrich (tenor). Performer Ildiko Komlosi (mezzo-soprano). Performer Nina Stemme (soprano). Performer Samuel Youn (baritone). Performer Thomas Blondelle (tenor). Performer Ronnita Miller (mezzo-soprano). Performer Paul Kaufmann (tenor). Performer Gideon Poppe (tenor). Performer Jorg Schorner (tenor). Performer Clemens Bieber (tenor). Performer Andrew Harris (bass). Performer Noel Bouley (bass-baritone). Performer Carlton Ford (baritone). Performer Ante Jerkunica (bass). Performer Tobias Kehrer (bass). Performer Seth Carico (bass-baritone). Company Beutsche Oper Berlin. Conductor Donald Runnicles.
|30 Aug 14||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L0522514113
Light Organ Prom - T0527420208A chance to revel in the breathtaking versatility of the ?king of instruments'! The art of performing classical favourites on the organ has a long and distinguished history and in this Bank Holiday matinee Prom, Richard Hills brings together the traditions of the great theatre organist-entertainers and the Town Hall recitalists - with the accent on melody and virtuosity. There will be no intervalPerformer Richard Hills (organ).
|26 Aug 13||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Family Matinee: A Journey to Far Corners of our Musical World - T0418992316Our own Family Orchestra and Chorus and the Northern Sinfonia are joined by Montenegrin guitar star Milos Karadaglic, the gospel vocal group Blind Boys of Alabama and Radio 3's World Routes Academy protege, veena player Hari Sivanesan. Finish time approx. 17:00Performer Milos Karadaglic (guitar). Company Blind Boys of Alabama. Performer hari Sivanesana (hari Sivanesana (veena). Company Proms Family Orchestra. Company Northern Sinfonia. Conductor Stephen Bell.
|27 Aug 12||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Mendelssohn - Elijah - T898674482Mendelssohn's ever-popular Old Testament oratorio remains ripe for reassessment. We can be sure that Paul McCreesh will have re examined the work in what will be the culmination of a large-scale project like the one that led up to his revelatory 2009 Proms performance of Haydn's The Creation. Out go certain old-fashioned conventions; in come period instruments, a raft of enthusiastic choirs and a sensational line-up of soloists. There will be one interval. Finish time: approx. 21:50. Sung in EnglishPerformer Rosemary Joshua (soprano). Performer Sarah Connolly (mezzo-soprano). Performer Robert Murray (tenor). Performer Simon Keenlyside (baritone). Company Taplow Youth Choir. Company Ulster Youth Chamber Choir. Company Chetham's Chamber Choir. Company North East Youth Choir. Company Wroclaw Philharmonic Choir. Company Gabrieli Consort & Players. Conductor Paul McCreesh.
|28 Aug 11||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Czech Philharmonic Orchestra - T2072742060Famed over decades, the Czech Philharmonic returns to the Proms with a three-part celebration of music closely associated with it, including Dvorak's radiant Eighth Symphony, Martinu's equally colourful and spontaneous final symphony and a luminous musical legend by Janacek. Joining Sir John Eliot Gardiner, who makes the third of his four Proms appearances (see also Proms Saturday Matinees 1 & 2 and Prom 75), Lars Vogt offers a contrasting impression of musical nationalism in Grieg's intensely Norwegian and everfresh concerto - before returning to play more Janacek tomorrow lunchtime. Finish time: approx. 21:20Conductor John Eliot Gardiner. Performer Lars Vogt (piano). Company Czech Philharmonic Orchestra.
|29 Aug 10||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L0535236063
Netherlands Wind Ensemble - T2136129556The Netherlands Wind Ensemble, 50 this year, marks the 70th birthday of radical Dutch Minimalist Louis Andriessen and the 50th of his leading British pupil Steve Martland with performances of Andriessen's classic polemic De staat and Martland's jazz-rock 'dance fantasia' Beat the Retreat, commissioned by the BBC for its 1995 Purcell tercentenary celebrations. Another former pupil of Andriessen, Cornelis de Bondt creates an idiosyncratic death ritual in Doors Closed out of a fusion between the funeral march from Beethoven's 'Eroica' and Dido's Lament from Purcell's Dido and Aeneas. Two of tonight's works call for two or more pianos, in a nod to our Multiple Pianos celebration. There will be no interval.Company Netherlands Wind Ensemble. Conductor Lucas Vis. Conductor Bart Schneemann (2nd conductor).
|28 Aug 09||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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New York Philharmonic Orchestra - T529306384Finish time approx. 21:35Music Ravel (19 mins)). Music Bartok (20 mins)). Music Tchaikovsky (43 mins)). Company New York Philharmonic. Conductor Lorin Maazel.
|29 Aug 08||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L01122173013
An Evening with Michael Ball - T0572890318Finish time approx. 22:00Conductor Callum McLeod. Company BBC Concert Orchestra. Performer Michael Ball (singer).
|27 Aug 07||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L0715393131
|Charles Hazlewood (presenter). Company BBC Concert Orchestra. Performer Kevin Cole (piano). Music Ibert (Divertissement). Music Weill (Songs). Music Gershwin (Rhapsody in Blue). Music Dai Fujikura (Crushing Twister - BBC commission: world premiere). Music Bernstein (Fancy Free).|
|28 Aug 06||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L1602826933
Requiem - T1922808442Music Verdi. Company BBC Symphony Chorus. Company City of Birmingham. Company Symphony Chorus. Company BBC Philharmonic. Conductor Gianandrea Noseda. Performer Barbara Frittoli (soprano). Performer Daniela Barcellona (mezzo-soprano). Performer Giuseppe Filianoti (tenor). Performer Ferruccio Furlanetto (bass).
|28 Aug 05||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L1791049981
|Enescu (Romanian Rhapsody No 1 in A major). Music Bartok (Viola Concerto). Music Debussy (orch. Koechlin - Khamma). Music Lutoslawski (Concerto for Orchestra). Performer Yuri Bashmt (viola). Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste.|
|29 Aug 04||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L1913325181
Dido and Aeneas - T02032105224Music Purcell (Dido and Aeneas). Performer Sarah Connolly (Dido). Performer Christopher Purves (Aeneas). Performer Carolyn Sampson (Belinda). Performer D'Arcy Bleiker (Sorcerer). Performer Elizabeth Cragg (Second Woman). Performer Matthew Beale (Sailor). Performer Lucy Crowe (Spirit). Company Choir of the Enlightenment Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Director Richard Egarr (harpsichord).
|2 Sep 03||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L01226299853
|Sinfonia 21. Conductor Martyn Brabbins. Performer Sanford Sylvan (baritone). Music Julian Anderson (Alhambra Fantasy). Music Stravinsky (Abraham and Isaac). Music Revueltas (Homenaje a Federico Garcia Lorca). Music George Crumb (Songs Drones and Refrains of Death).|
|2 Sep 02||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L1896979812
|Prokofiev (Cinderella - suite). Music Gliere (Concerto for Coloratura Soprano arr for trumpet). Music Dvorak (Symphony No 7 in D minor). Performer Sergei Nakariakov (trumpet). Company Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy.|
|3 Sep 01||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L01487041884
|Wagner (Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde). Music Bruckner (Symphony No 7 in E major). Company Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor Claudio Abbado.|
|28 Aug 00||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L1166012171
|Stravinsky (Circus Polka). Music Judith Weir (Natural History - European premiere). Music Delius (Brigg Fair). Music Strauss (Symphonia domestica). Performer Dawn Upshaw (soprano). Company BBC Philharmonic. Conductor Mark Elder.|
|31 Aug 99||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L01016784428
|Webern (Im Sommerwind). Music Beethoven (Piano Concerto No 4 in G major). Music Prokofiev (Symphony No 5 in B flat major). Performer Alfred Brendel (piano). Conductor Manfred Honeck. Company BBC Symphony Orchestra.|
|2 Sep 98||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L02040523288