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Prom 61 archivePart of the BBC Proms.

Archive listings for Prom 61

Work type: Concert.

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (II) - T01414448298

Dvorak's 'New World' Symphony, with its wistful slow movement, is the centrepiece of the second concert from the Vienna Philharmonic - a programme of Central European works that showcases the orchestra's distinctively rich sound. Andres Orozco-Estrada pairs it with the composer's colourful, folk-infused tone-poem The Noonday Witch, in which a mother's threats inadvertently summon a witch into her home. Cinematic drama is also a hallmark of Korngold's richly orchestrated and unashamedly romantic Violin Concerto, performed here by soloist Leonidas Kavakos.Performer Leonidas Kavakos (violin). Company Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor Andres Orozco-Estrada.
4 Sep 19The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L1471269577

Yannick Nezet-Seguin & Rotterdam Philharmonic - T100196026

The Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra celebrates its 100th anniversary with its first visit to the Proms in five years, under the baton of Chief Conductor Yannick N?zet-S?guin. Subtitled the 'Romantic' by the composer, Bruckner's Fourth Symphony draws deeply on the German Romantic tradition of Weber and Wagner for its colourful musical drama. Yefim Bronfman is the soloist in Liszt's Second Piano Concerto, a work originally conceived as a 'concerto symphonique', which offers a fascinating reimagining of the traditional relationship between soloist and orchestra.Performer Yefim Bronfman (piano). Company Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor Yannick Nezet-Seguin.
28 Aug 18The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L0555491779

Renee Fleming sings Strauss - T410500919

Renee Fleming joins regular collaborators Sakari Oramo and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra for music by Barber and Strauss. The orchestra also performs Nielsen's Second Symphony and Andrea Tarrodi's musical 'walking tour' Liguria.Performer Renee Fleming (soprano). Company Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor Sakari Oramo.
30 Aug 17The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L0454641631

Late Night with Kamasi Washington - T01348830369

Thrilling California-based saxophonist and composer Kamasi Washington has been described as the biggest thing to hit jazz for years. Having toured for over a decade with artists such as Herbie Hancock, Lauryn Hill and Snoop Dogg, he now brings his own band to the Proms, combining with the strings of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, along with choral backing, to perform tracks from his groundbreaking recent three-disc album The Epic.Performer Kamasi Washington (saxophone). Company City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (strings). Conductor Jules Buckley.
30 Aug 16The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L700002710

San Francisco Symphony and Michael Tilson Thomas - T01619950668

Chinese virtuoso Yuja Wang is the soloist in Bart?k's Second Piano Concerto - a work the composer intended to pose 'fewer difficulties for the orchestra' and to be 'more pleasing in its thematic material' than his First. Beethoven's emotionally charged 'Eroica' Symphony forms the second half - the groundbreaking symphony that would pave the way for the mighty Romantic works of Mahler and Bruckner. The concert opens with Charles Ives's atmospheric Decoration Day, inspired by his father's marching band. Finish time approx. 21:50Performer Yuja Wang (piano). Company San Francisco Symphony. Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas.
31 Aug 15The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L2014125407

Rachmaninov, Glinka & Zhou Long - T0943605431

Continuing the World Orchestras strand this year, the Singapore Symphony Orchestra makes its Proms debut under Music Director Lan Shui, bringing with it the European premiere of Pulitzer Prize-winning Chinese composer Zhou Long's Piano Concerto - a fusion of Western forms and Eastern memories. The concert opens with the overture to Glinka's fairy-tale opera Ruslan and Lyudmila, which weaves three melodies together with intricate skill. We end with Rachmaninov's Second Symphony, in which the composer overcame his early artistic doubts to produce an expansive work with a brilliant, vivacious scherzo and one of his very loveliest slow movements. Finish time approx. 21:50Performer Andreas Haefliger (piano). Company Singapore Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Lan Shui.
2 Sep 14The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L0759794840

Stravinsky, Brahms & Charlotte Seither - T0682739575

German composer Charlotte Seither adapts the words of the 17th-century poet Francesco de Lemene in a new work for the BBC Singers and the BBC Symphony Orchestra, using voices and syllables as spots of 'human colour'. Josep Pons conducts this world premiere alongside the 1947 version of Stravinsky's Petrushka, the a cappella motets Ave Maria and Pater noster, and the four-minute novelty Scherzo a la russe, written in Hollywood for the bandleader Paul Whiteman. Frank Peter Zimmermann is the soloist in Brahms's much-loved Violin Concerto. Finish time: approx. 21:25Performer Frank Peter Zimmermann (violin). Company BBC Singers. Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Josep Pons.
28 Aug 13The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L01845381208

Howells & Elgar - T453048173

Following his triumphant conducting of Havergal Brian's ?The Gothic' Symphony last year, Martyn Brabbins brings another British magnum opus to the Proms. Herbert Howells wrote Hymnus Paradisi ?for the drawer' in the wake of the tragically early death of his son. Only years later was he persuaded to release a finished score to the public. After this light-filled memorial from a composer closely identified with Gloucester Cathedral, we revisit the masterpiece that, in 1908 - the year of the first London Olympics - announced a Worcester man's arrival as perhaps the greatest of British symphonists. Finish time approx. 21:10Performer Miah Persson (soprano). Performer Andrew Kennedy (tenor). Company BBC Symphony Chorus. Company London Philharmonic Choir. Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Martyn Brabbins.
29 Aug 12The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L0791935844

Fitkin & Beethoven - T33943811

Featured artist Yo-Yo Ma takes centre stage with a new work conceived especially for him by a composer who prizes clarity and a straightforward approach. After the interval, the BBC SO's Principal Guest Conductor, David Robertson, directs the traditional annual Proms performance of Beethoven's Ninth, perhaps the richest, most provocative statement in the symphonic canon. An impressive team of soloists joins the BBC Symphony Chorus to project the finale's optimistic vision of hard-won triumph over adversity. Finish time: approx 21:45Performer Yo Yo Ma (cello). Performer Christine Brewer (soprano). Performer Karen Cargill (mezzo-soprano). Performer Toby Spence (tenor). Performer Iain Paterson (bass-baritone). Company BBC Symphony Chorus. Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor David Robertson.
31 Aug 11The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L0811988918

Hansel and Gretel - T1204558672

Glyndebourne Festival Opera makes its annual Proms visit with Laurent Pelly's semi-staged production of Humperdinck's glorious confection combining a popular Brothers Grimm fairy tale with Wagnerian music-drama. Robin Ticciati, former Music Director of Glyndebourne on Tour and now Principal Conductor of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, makes his Proms debut, leading a strong cast led by Alice Coote and Lydia Teuscher, while Austrian tenor Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke uproariously plays the wicked Witch in drag. Finish time: approx. 21:25Conductor Robin Ticciati. Company Glyndebourne Chorus. Company London Philharmonic Orchestra. Performer Alice Coote (Hansel). Performer Lydia Teuscher (Gretel). Performer Irmgard Vilsmaier (Mother). Performer William Dazeley (Father). Performer Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke (Witch). Performer Tara Erraught (Sandman). Performer Ida Falk Winland (Dew Fairy).
31 Aug 10The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L334369003

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra - T0923291965

Both Sibelius and Duparc stopped composing decades before their deaths - three in the Finn's case, five in the Frenchman's. The seven symphonies Sibelius left, however, securely place him among the greatest symphonists of the 20th century. Duparc left just 13 songs, yet each is a gem of textual subtlety and melodic inspiration; lustrous-toned Czech mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kozená sings her own selection. Ravel's pastoral ballet Daphnis et Chloé - commissioned by Diaghilev in 1909, the year he met Stravinsky - was based on an ancient erotic novel; the Second Suite begins with a sunrise and ends in an orgy. Approx finish time: 21:00. Broadcast Live on BBC Radio 3. There will be an interval.Performer Magdalena Kozena (mezzo-soprano). Company Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor Mariss Jansons.
31 Aug 09The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L954275082

Verdi's Requiem - T1528082889

Finish time approx. 21:35Performer Violeta Urmana (soprano). Performer Olga Borodina (mezzo-soprano). Performer Joseph Calleja (tenor). Performer Ildebrando d'Arcangelo (bass). Company BBC Symphony Chorus. Company Crouch End Festival. Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Jiri Belohlavek.
31 Aug 08The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L1855266280


Finish time approx. 23:25Conductor Oliver Knussen. Performer Claire Booth (soprano). Company Birmingham Contemporary Music Group. Music Oliver Knussen (Ophelia Dances). Music Webern (Five Pieces for Orchestra Op 10). Music Oliver Knussen (Requiem - Songs for Sue). Music Julie Anderson (Book of Hours).
29 Aug 07The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L01780597686


Finish time approx. 21:45Conductor Andrew Davis (Sir). Performer Lang Lang (piano). Music Ives (Symphony No 2). Music Chopin (Piano Concerto No 1 in E minor). Music R. Strauss (Till Eulenspiegel).
30 Aug 06The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L1027478762


Company BBC Singers. Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Performer Nicolas Hodges (piano). Performer Cynthia Millar (ondes martenot). Music Stravinsky (Symphonies of Wind Instruments 1920 version). Music Pierre Boulez (cummings ist der Dichter). Music Stravinsky (The Dove Descending; Pater noster; Ave Maria; Credo). Music Messiaen (Trois petites liturgies de la Presence Divine).
30 Aug 05The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L1704813714


Finish time approx. 21:15Music Monteverdi (Vespers of 1610). Performer Carolyn Sampson (soprano). Performer Rebecca Outram (soprano). Performer Charles Humphries (counter-tenor). Performer Charles Daniels (tenor). Performer James Gilchrist (tenor). Performer Daniel Auchincloss (tenor). Performer Nicholas Mulroy (tenor). Performer Matthew Vine (tenor). Performer Robert Evans (bass). Performer Robert Macdonald (bass). Company Choir of The King's Consort. Company The King's Consort. Director Robert King.
31 Aug 04The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L2106231826


Music Ravel (Mother Goose - ballet). Music Lennox Berkeley (Magnificat Op 71). Music Franck (Symphony in D minor). Company St Paul's Cathedral Choir. Company Westminster Abbey Choir. Company Westminster Cathedral Choir. Company BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor Richard Hickox.
5 Sep 03The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L700831952


Company BBC Singers. Company City of London Sinfonia. Conductor Stephen Cleobury. Performer Louise Winte (mezzo soprano). Performer Roderick Williams (baritone). Music Walton (The Twelve). Music Simon Bainbridge (Chant - London premiere). Music Durufle (Requiem).
4 Sep 02The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L50145037


Music Mozart (Symphony No 32 in G major K318; Piano Concerto No 25 in C major K503). Music Stravinsky (Concerto in D for strings). Music Schubert (Symphony No 4 in C minor 'Tragic'). Performer Alfred Brendel (piano). Company Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Conductor Charles Mackerras (Sir).
5 Sep 01The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L1805460301


Music Copland (Symphonic Ode). Music Shostakovich (Symphony No 11 in G minor-The Year 1905). Company San Francisco Symphony. Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas.
31 Aug 00The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L121492813


Music Strauss (Till Eulenspiegell - Leb wohl du Tag and Closing Scene from Daphne). Music Johann Strauss II (Voices of Spring - waltz). Music Josef Strauss (Dragonfly Polka). Music Johann Strauss II (Perpetuum mobile - Wine Women and Song-waltz - Mein Herr was dachten Sie from Die Fledermaus - Auf de Jagd-polka - Peasants Polka). Music Johann Strauss I (Homage to Queen Victoria - waltz). Performer Inger Dam-Jensen (soprano). Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Manfred Honeck.
2 Sep 99The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L01402327264


Music Strauss (Till Eulenspiegel). Music Berg (Three Pieces for Orchestra Op 6). Music Tchaikovsky (Symphony No 6 in B minor 'Pathetique). Conductor Daniel Barenboim. Company Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
4 Sep 98The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L781288729

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