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Prom 59 archivePart of the BBC Proms.

Archive listings for Prom 59

Work type: Concert.

Benvenuto Cellini - T01355712153

Sir John Eliot Gardiner brings his five-year series of Berlioz performances to a triumphant close, and this summer's 150th-anniversary celebrations to a spectacular climax, with the composer's rarely performed opera Benvenuto Cellini, based on the life and loves of the Renaissance sculptor - culminating in the forging of a vast masterwork. With its sprawling storytelling and vastly demanding score, this is a piece built for the scope of the Royal Albert Hall. American tenor Michael Spyres sings the title-role.Performer Michael Spyres (Benvenuto Cellini). Performer Sophia Burgos (Teresa). Performer Matthew Rose (Balducci). Performer Tareq Nazmi (Pope Clement VII). Performer Krystian Adam (Francesco). Performer Ashley Riches (Bernardino). Performer Lional Lhote (Fieramosca). Performer Adele Charvet (Ascanio). Company Monteverdi Choir. Company Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique. Conductor John Eliot Gardiner (Sir).
2 Sep 19The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L01270106946

Relaxed Prom - T614343621

Programme to include music by Bernstein, Holst, Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky, plus the London premiere of a new work by Alexander Campkin. The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, in partnership with Royal Albert Hall Education & Outreach and Proms Learning, present orchestral music in an informal setting. Everyone is welcome: family members of all ages, children, young people and adults with autism, sensory and communication impairments and learning disabilities, as well as individuals who are Deaf or hearing impaired, blind or visually impaired, and those living with dementia. There is a relaxed attitude to movement and noise, plus ?chill-out' spaces outside the auditorium. The Prom features picture communication systems on large screens, audio description and British Sign Language interpretation. The orchestra is joined by its groundbreaking disabled-led ensemble, BSO Resound. There will be no interval.Performer James Redwood (presenter). Performer Donna Williams (poet). Performer Julie Doyle (signer). Company Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Company BSO Resound. Conductor Sian Edwards. Conductor James Rose.
27 Aug 18The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L01831587500

Mozart - La clemenza di Tito - T01323868332

Love and ambition collide in Mozart's politically charged opera La clemenza di Tito, among the finest of Mozart's mature works. Mezzo-soprano Alice Coote (Vitellia) leads an all-star Glyndebourne cast under Music Director Robin Ticciati.Performer Steve Davislim (Titus). Performer Alice Coote (Vitellia). Performer Joelle Harvey (Servilia). Performer Kate Lindsey (Sextus). Performer Anna Stephany (Annius). Performer Clive Bayley (Publius). Company Glyndebourne Festival Opera (ensemble). Company Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Conductor Robin Ticciati.
28 Aug 17The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L974015359

Ludwig van Beethoven - T920911149

Tonight's all-Beethoven Prom culminates in the composer's most fascinating and bold symphony, a piece shaped by irresistible rhythmic drive, whether in the inevitable tread of its slow march or the propulsive energy of its outer movements. One of the world's oldest orchestras, along with one of its closest collaborators, lights the fuse on Beethoven's Seventh and his excitable Leonore Overture No. 2, while 'pianist's pianist' Sir Andras Schiff performs the composer's most commanding piano concerto.Conductor Herbert Blomstedt. Company Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra. Performer Andras Schiff (piano).
29 Aug 16The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L1268676956

Life Story Prom - T0847561561

Excerpts from the original score by Murray Gold and footage from the recent BBC One series Distinguished naturalist and broadcaster Sir David Attenborough presents a concert inspired by his recent BBC Television series, Life Story. The soundtrack, composed by Murray Gold (who has written the music for Doctor Who since 2005), takes centre-stage, performed by the BBC Concert Orchestra. Sir David introduces sequences from the series played on big screens and is joined by members of the production team, who offer insights into the making of this stunning natural history series. Finish time approx. 17:30Performer Sir David Attenborough (presenter). Company BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor Jeremy Holland-Smith.
30 Aug 15The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L943181054

Strauss - Elektra - T01070675141

Strauss's brutal and ferociously powerful retelling of the Greek revenge myth is brought to life by Semyon Bychkov, a long-time champion of his music. The international cast is led by American soprano Christine Goerke, who recently dazzled in the title-role at the Royal Opera House, with Danish baritone Johan Reuter as her beloved brother Orestes. There will be no interval. Sung in German. Finish time approx. 21:25Performer Christine Goerke (soprano - Electra). Performer Gun-Brit Barkmin (soprano - Chrysothemis). Performer Felicity Palmer (Dame - mezzo-soprano - Clytemnestra). Performer Robert Kunzli (tenor - Aegisthus). Performer Johan Reuter (baritone - Orestes). Performer Katarina Bradic (mezzo-soprano - 1st Maid). Performer Zoryana Kushpler (mezzo-soprano - 2nd Maid). Performer Hanna Hipp (mezzo-soprano - 3rd Maid). Performer Marie-Eve Munger (soprano - 4th Maid). Performer Irisi Kupke (soprano - 5th Maid). Performer Miranda Keys (soprano - Overseer). Performer Ivan Tursic (tenor - Young Servant). Performer Jongmin Park (bass - Orestes' Tutor). Company BBC Singers. Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Semyon Bychkov.
31 Aug 14The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L0212064670

Hollywood Rhapsody Prom - T1035887911

John Wilson and his orchestra return to the Proms in a celebration of the Hollywood film scores that Wilson describes as 'literally unsung' and a medley of theme songs (featuring distinguished vocalists) from otherwise non-musical movies. Connecticut-born child prodigy Alfred Newman's 'Street Scene', from How to Marry a Millionaire, contrasts with the music of Jewish emigres Erich Korngold, Max Steiner and Franz Waxman, with suites from Korngold's swashbuckling score for Robin Hood, Steiner's nostalgic music for Casablanca and Waxman's brooding score for A Place in the Sun - all of them Academy Award-winners - making for a red-carpet event at the Royal Albert Hall. There will be one interval. Finish time: approx. 21:45Company John Wilson Orchestra. Conductor John Wilson.
26 Aug 13The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L1536518014

The Broadway Sound - T0163751381

fter last year's celebration of the Hollywood screen musical, John Wilson and his high-octane orchestra - whose technicoloured performances, according to one critic, offer ?the auditory equivalent of a steam-clean' - present a tribute to the composers and arrangers responsible for creating the Broadway Sound - among them such legendary tunesmiths as Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Vincent Youmans, Richard Rodgers and Frank Loesser. With a cast of leading soloists, the concert includes excerpts from Show Boat, No, No, Nanette, On Your Toes, Kiss Me, Kate and Annie Get Your Gun. There will be one interval. Finish time approx. 22:00Company Maida Vale Singers. Company John Wilson Orchestra. Conductor John Wilson.
27 Aug 12The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L01534085358

Hooray for Hollywood - T0566612239

A celebration of the Golden Age of Hollywood film musicals. Maida Vale Singers, John Wilson Orchestra and John Wilson (conductor). The appearances of John Wilson and his hand-picked, high-octane orchestra have been among the most sensational Proms events of recent years. Joined by a formidable line-up of today's vocal stars, they give what one critic has described as 'the auditory equivalent of a steam-clean' to another cache of show-stoppers. 'Hooray for Hollywood' takes us from the dawn of the talkies and the birth of the movie musical through to the 1960s. An extended sequence pays special tribute to the RKO films of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, who was born 100 years ago. There will be one interval. Finish time: approx. 21:35Company Maida Vale Singers. Company John Wilson Orchestra. Conductor John Wilson.
29 Aug 11The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L0937808

Children's Prom - T1010791091

Boasting players aged as young as 10, the combined talents of the National Children's and National Youth Chamber Orchestras join the dynamic young professionals of the Aurora Orchestra to open our Bank Holiday Monday celebrations with a dazzling display of popular orchestral showpieces designed to introduce younger ears to the full splendours of the classical symphony orchestra (with a few surprises along the way!). Finish time: approx. 12:30 with intervalConductor Nicholas Collon. Company Members of the National Children's Chamber Orchestra. Company Members of the National Youth Chamber Orchestra. Company Aurora Orchestra.
30 Aug 10The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L1499516602

Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich - T0396099375

We welcome back US soprano Dawn Upshaw - who memorably made a chart-topping recording of Górecki's Symphony of Sorrowful Songs with tonight's conductor, David Zinman, in the early 1990s - to sing Osvaldo Golijov's acclaimed new work: an intense exploration of loss and consolation, in which the Argentine-born composer draws upon a ravishing range of colours to enhance the poetic imagery of four Schubert songs. Tonight's opener represents the more public face of Schubert, with the overture published as part of his incidental music to Helmina von Chézy's play Rosamunde. Dawn Upshaw returns after the interval to provide the angel's-eye view of Heaven at the end of Mahler's Fourth Symphony. Approx finish time: 21:00. Broadcast Live on BBC Two and BBC Radio 3. There will be an interval.Performer Dawn Upshaw (soprano). Company Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich. Conductor David Zinman.
29 Aug 09The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L1125963280

Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra - T063711129

Finish time approx. 22:05Music Magnus Lindberg (29 mins)). Music Rachmaninov (43 mins)). Music Sibelius (38 mins)). Performer Nikolai Lugansky (piano). Company Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste.
30 Aug 08The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L0338038850


Finish time approx. 21:55Conductor Valery Gergiev. Performer Alexander Toradze (piano). Company London Symphony Orchestra. Music Tchaikovsky (Fantasy Overture 'Romeo and Juliet'). Music Prokofiev (Piano Concerto No 2 in G minor - Proms Firsts UK Premiere 1955). Music Tchaikovksy (Fantasy Overture - 'Hamlet'). Music Prokofiev (Symphony No 7 in C minor - Proms Firsts London Premiere 1955).
28 Aug 07The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L362972336

Mozart - T1962385425

Conductor Ivor Bolton. Company Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra. Performer Veronique Gens (soprano). Performer Lars Vogt (piano). Music Mozart (Symphony No 34 in C major K338; Piano Concerto No 24 in C minor K491; La finta giardiniera-Vorrei punirti indegno; Concert aria Ch'io mi scordi di te; Symphony No 38 in D major K504 - Prague).
28 Aug 06The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L0769672624


Company Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich. Conductor David Zinman. Performer Amanuel Ax (piano). Music Wagner (The Flying Dutchman - overture). Music Beethoven (Piano Concerto No 3 in C minor). Music R.Strauss (Also sprach Zarathustra).
29 Aug 05The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L1319095608


Finish time approx. 17:35Music Brahms (Piano Concerto No 1 in D minor). Music Carl Vine (Celebrare celeberrime - UK premiere). Music Shostakovich (Symphony No 1 in F minor). Performer Helene Grimaud (piano). Company Australian Youth Orchestra. Conductor Lawrence Foster.
30 Aug 04The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L900026552


Music Esa-Pekka Salonen (Insomnia - UK premiere). Music Beethoven (Piano Concerto No 5 in E flat major - Emperor). Music Brahms (Symphony No 2 in D major). Performer Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano). Company NDR Symphony Orchestra Hamburg. Conductor Christoph Eschenbach.
3 Sep 03The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L01888389146


Company Munich Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor James Levine. Performer Alfred Brendel (piano). Music Hindemith (Symphonic Metamorphoses on Themes of Weber). Music Mozart (Piano Concerto No 20 in D minor K466). Music Varese (Ameriques). Music Ravel (Daphnis and Chloe - Suite No 2).
3 Sep 02The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L109436619


Music Schoenberg (Verklarte Nacht; Pierrot lunaire). Performer Claron McFadden (sprechstimme). Company Nash Ensemble. Conductor Pierre-Andre Valade.
3 Sep 01The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L01198904053


Music Strauss (Don Quixote). Music Beethoven (Symphony No 7 in A major). Performer Natalia Gutman (cello). Performer Wolfram Christ (viola). Company Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor Claudio Abbado.
29 Aug 00The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L01079756751


Music Meredith Monk (Panda Chants I and II - UK premiere). Music David Lang (The Most Dangerous Room - UK premiere). Music Julia Wolfe (Believing - UK premiere). Music Steve Martland (Horses of Instruction). Music Glenn Branca (Movement Within - UK premiere). Music Brian Eno. Music Robert Wyatt. Music Rhett Davies (Music for Airports 1:1). Company Bang on a Can All-Stars.
31 Aug 99The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L1214052893


Music Eisler (Little Symphony. Bilder aus der Kriegsfibel. Suite No 2 'Niemandsland). Performer Ute Lemper (singer). Company BBC Singers. Company Matrix Ensemble.
2 Sep 98The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L01373923060

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