The Rite of Spring - T0836864237Earthy, pagan dances meet the Music of the Spheres in this concert of 20th- and 21st-century orchestral works. Stravinsky's infamous ballet score The Rite of Spring pulses with rhythmic energy and urgency, while Icelandic composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir's luminous and intricately textured Metacosmos travels deep into space. At the centre of the programme is Britten's elegiac Violin Concerto, written on the cusp of the Second World War.Performer James Ehnes (violin). Company Orchestra of the Royal Academy of Music. Presented byThe Juilliard School. Conductor Edward Gardner.
|22 Jul 19||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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An American in Paris & Turangalila - T0799695488Gershwin's An American in Paris - a giddy, gloriously tuneful musical evocation of 1920s Paris - takes a stroll through the bustling City of Light, swept along by the jazz rhythms that were its throbbing pulse. The rhythmic impulse continues through Messiaen's hypnotic orchestral love song, the Turangal?la Symphony. Premiered by Leonard Bernstein in 1949, this Tristan and Isolde-inspired work is a celebration of sensual pleasure and boundless ecstasy.Performer Angela Hewitt (piano). Performer Cynthia Millar (ondes Martenot). Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Sakari Oramo.
|18 Jul 18||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Nicola Benedetti plays Shostakovich's Violin Concerto No. 1 - T0435205145Violinist Nicola Benedetti joins Thomas Sondergard and the BBC NOW for a concert charged with nationalistic fervour. Sibelius's stirring Second Symphony is paired with Shostakovich's subversive symphonic poem October and his First Violin Concerto.Performer Nicola Benedetti (violin). Company BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor Thomas Sondergard.
|18 Jul 17||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Gospel Prom - T719085223Following the success of the first ever Gospel Prom in 2013, a selection of handpicked singers from leading gospel groups come together to form an elite gospel 'superchoir' at the Royal Albert Hall. A late-night celebration featuring original material alongside traditional gospel classics and arrangements - plus a sprinkling of esteemed special guests. There will be no interval.Performer Israel J. Allen (singer). Performer Tehila Daniel (singer). Performer Dawn Thomas Wallace (singer). Performer YolanDa Brown (singer). Performer Niji Adeleye (singer). Company London Adventist Chorale. Company London Community Gospel Choir. Performer Muyiwa & Riversongz. Performer Noel Robinson. Performer Nu Image. Performer V9 Collective. Performer Volney Morgan & New-Ye. Company University Gospel Choir of the Year Mass Choir. Conductor Karen Gibson.
|19 Jul 16||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Poulenc, Stravinsky, Haydn & Mozart - T01290237004The Royal Albert Hall's great organ is showcased in a series of Proms this year, starting with Poulenc's Baroque-inspired Organ Concerto - all Gothic flourishes and grand gestures. Also gazing back to the Baroque, Stravinsky's Symphony of Psalms is a devout musical gesture, reimagining religious rituals on a symphonic scale. The second half pairs two Classical masterpieces: Haydn's cheery Te Deum and Mozart's enduringly popular 'Jupiter' Symphony. Finish time: approx. 21:15Performer James O'Donnell (organ). Company BBC National Chorus of Wales. Company BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor Thomas Sondergard.
|21 Jul 15||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Strauss - Der Rosenkavalier - T0314056541Glyndebourne marks its own 80th anniversary and Strauss's 150th with the composer's richly melodic Der Rosenkavalier - the first of a trilogy of Strauss operas at this year's Proms. Vienna has rarely sounded more beguiling, more gilded with nostalgia, than in this tragicomedy that combines romance with riotous farce. Glyndebourne's new Music Director Robin Ticciati conducts an international cast, led by British soprano Kate Royal. There will be two intervals of 20 minutes. Finish time approx. 22:40Performer Kate Royal (soprano - Marschallin). Performer Tara Erraught (mezzo-soprano - Octavian). Performer Lars Woldt (bass - Baron Ochs). Performer Teodora Gheorghiu (soprano - Sophie). Performer Michael Kraus (bairtone - Herr von Faninal). Performer Miranda Keys (soprano - Marianne). Performer Christopher Gillett (tenor - Valzacchi). Performer Helene Schneiderman (mezzo-soprano - Annina). Performer Gwynne Howell (bass - Notary). Performer Andrej Denaev (tenor - Innkeeper). Performer Scott Conner (bass - Police Inspector). Company Glyndebourne Festival Opera. Company London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor Robin Ticciati.
|22 Jul 14||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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David Matthews, Rachmaninov & Nielsen - T75613294Herring gulls loop and wheel overhead as Juanjo Mena conducts the BBC Philharmonic in the world premiere of David Matthews's A Vision of the Sea, inspired by Shelley's poetry, the pull of the tide on the Kentish coast and an evocation of the sound of sunrise as recorded by scientists from Sheffield University. Nobuyuki Tsujii - a regular collaborator with the orchestra and a winner of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition - makes his Proms debut in Rachmaninov's Second Piano Concerto before Mena and his players tackle Nielsen's irrepressible ?Inextinguishable' Fourth Symphony.Performer Nobuyuki Tsujii (piano). Company BBC Philharmonic. Conductor Juanjo Mena.
|16 Jul 13||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Lam, Rachmaninov & Prokofiev - T01869166466Youthful Proms first-timer, Hong Kong-born Fung Lam, unveils his Darwin-inspired BBC commission, his first for the BBC Symphony Orchestra. After the sparkling success of Kirill Gerstein's Proms appearance last year, the pianist returns with Rachmaninov's ever popular Second Piano Concerto, the work that crowned the composer's recovery from a period of crippling depression. Prokofiev's bleak and powerful Sixth is perhaps the most personal and poignant of his symphonies, completed in the exhausted aftermath of the Second World War amid worsening pressure on the Soviet front. Finish time: approx. 21:15Performer Kirill Gerstein (piano). Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Jiri Beoohlavek.
|18 Jul 12||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Weber/Brahms & Stravinsky - T779480443Renaud and Gautier Capucon play Brahms’s meltingly beautiful Double Concerto and Myung-Whun Chung leads the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France for Weber’s Oberon overture and Stravinsky’s famous The Rite of Spring.Performer Renaud Capucon (violin). Performer Gautier Capucon (cello). Company Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France. Conductor Myung-Whun Chung.
|19 Jul 11||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Beethoven Piano Concertos - T1512280042One of today's leading Beethoven interpreters, Paul Lewis begins his cycle of all five piano concertos, partnered tonight by the orchestra and conductor with whom he recently recorded them. The First and Fourth concertos contrast Beethoven's early rhythmic drive with later introspective insight, while two overtures convey the drama of Goethe's heroic Egmont, killed for railing against political oppression, and of Prometheus's Creatures, formed with the help of fire from the gods. The BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chief Conductor Jiri Belohlavek revive the time-honoured tradition of Beethoven Nights at the Proms. Finish time: approx. 21:05Conductor Jiri Belohlavek. Company BBC Symphony Orchestra.
|21 Jul 10||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Haydn (The Seven Last Words of Our Saviour on the Cross - 62 mins). Music James MacMillan (Seven Last Words from the Cross - 44 mins). Performer Elizabeth Watts (soprano). Performer Renata Pokupic (mezzo soprano). Performer James Gilchrist (tenor). Performer Darren Jeffery (bass-baritone). Company BBC Singers. Company Manchester Camerata. Conductor Douglas Boyd.|
|20 Jul 09||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Orcestre Philharmonique de Radio France - T2045840255A double opportunity to celebrate Olivier Messiaen's instrument, the organ. Olivier Latry, who teaches at the Paris Conservatoire (as did Messiaen), presents two faces of the French organ tradition - solo Messiaen and Saint-Sa?ns's much-loved ?Organ' Symphony, a work written for London. Between the two organ works comes Messiaen's Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum, a magnificent memorial to the dead of two world wars, and a haunting exploration of instrumental colour. A leading interpreter of Messiaen's music, tonight's conductor took part in the first performance of Messiaen's posthumously completed Concert ? quatre (Prom 45), of which he is the dedicatee. Finish time approx. 21:45Performer Olivier Latry (organ 35 mins)). Conductor Myung-Whun Chung. Music Massiaen (24mins)). Music Messiaen (31mins)). Music Saint-Saens (36mins)).
|21 Jul 08||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Davitt Moroney. Conductor Peter Philips. Company BBC Singers. Company The Tallis Scholars. Company His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts. Music Striggio (Ecce beatam lucem). Music Lassus (Motet and Magnificat 'Aurora lucis rutilat'). Music Tallis (Spem in alium). Music Striggio (Mass 'Ecco si beato giorno' in 40 and 60 parts - First Performance in Modern Times).|
|17 Jul 07||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Mozart - Cosi fan tutte - T72959692Finish time approx. 22:25. Semi-staged; sung in Italian.Conductor Ivan Fischer. Company Glyndebourne Festival Opera. Company Glyndebourne Chorus. Company Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Performer Miah Persson (Fiordiligi). Performer Anke Vondung (Dorabella). Performer Topi Lehtipuu (Ferrando). Performer Luca Pisaroni (Guglielmo). Performer Nicolas Rivenq (Don Alfonso). Performer Ainhoa Garmendia (Despina).
|18 Jul 06||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L0233753641
|BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Osmo Vanska. Performer Stephen Hough (piano). Music Thea Musgrave (Turbulent Landscapes - London premiere). Music Rakhmaninov (Piano Concerto No 1 in F sharp minor). Music Nielsen (Symphony No 4 - The Inextinguishable).|
|20 Jul 05||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Zhou Long (The Immortal - BBC World Servicde commission: world premiere). Music Liszt (Piano Concerto No 2 in A major). Music R.Strauss (An Alpine Symphony). Performer Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano). Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Leonard Slatkin.|
|20 Jul 04||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L0538297565
|Corelli (Concerto grosso in D major Op 6 No 4). Music Handel (Motet Silete venti). Music Corelli (Concerto grosso in G minor Op 6 No 8 - Christmas Concerto). Music Handel (Dixit Dominus). Performer Sarah Fox (soprano). Performer Julia Gooding (soprano). Performer Sarah Connolly (mezzo soprano). Performer Mark Le Brocq (tenor). Performer Matthew Hargreaves (bass). Company Choir of The English Concert. Company Chorus of the Academy of Ancient Music. Company The English Concert. Company The Academy of Ancient Music. Company Musicians from the Royal Academy of Music. Director Andrew Manze (violin).|
|22 Jul 03||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L846176792
|Monteverdi Choir. Company Monteverdi Orchestra. Conductor John Eliot Gardiner (Sir). Performer Katharine Fuge (soprano). Performer Gillian Keith (soprano). Performer Daniel Taylor (alto). Performer William Towers (alto). Performer Richard Wyn-Roberts (alto). Performer Andrew Busher (tenor). Performer Andrew Mackenzie-Wicks (tenor). Performer Michael Bundy (bass). Performer Daniel Jordan (bass). Music Handel (Israel in Egypt).|
|23 Jul 02||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Mahler (arr. Britten - What the Wild Flowers Tell Me). Music Christopher Rouse (Seeing - European premiere). Music Mahler (Symphony No 5). Performer Emanuel Ax (piano). Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Leonard Slatkin.|
|25 Jul 01||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Gary Carpenter (Prologue interludes and finale). Music Peter McGarr (Cloudspell Seasons). Music Alec Roth (Earth and Sky - text by [Vikram Seth]). Music Nitin Sawhney (Urban Prophecies). Music Copland (El salon Mexio). Music Ravel (Piano Concerto in G major). Music Bernstein (Symphonic Dances from West Side Story). Music Joanna MacGregor (piano). Company BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor Andrea Quinn. Performer Joanna MacGregor (piano). Company Ensemble Bash. Conductor Gary Carpenter. Company New Century Strings Bolton. Conductor Paul Paton. Company Finchley Children's Music Group. Director Nicholas Wilks (music). Company Junior Guildhall Ensemble. Conductor Cameron Sinclair.|
|18 Jul 00||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L0517383407
|Ann Murray (mezzo-soprano). Company City of Birmingham Symphony chorus. Company BBC Philharmonic. Conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier. Music Lili Boulanger (Psalm 24 and Psalm 130 Du fond de l'abime). Music Debussy (La mer). Music Sibelius (Symphony No 2 in D major).|
|20 Jul 99||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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