Mozart, Beethoven and Strauss - T1876961688Greek coloratura soprano Danae Kontora makes her Proms debut with a sequence of Mozart and Strauss arias, while Mozart's 'Haffner' Symphony is filled with operatic ornamentation and dramatic effects. The vitality of Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 led to its being famously described by Wagner as Performer Danae Kontora (soprano). Company Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen. Conductor Constantinos Carydis.
|7 Sep 19||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L1900170579
Stravinsky, Ravel & Berio - T816366078Three 20th-century classics explore the fantastical beginnings of modern music. Semyon Bychkov leads the BBC Symphony Orchestra in a journey that contrasts the pre-war, avant-garde provocations of Stravinsky's infamous ballet The Rite of Spring with the darker post-war reflections of Ravel's La valse, also commissioned by Diaghilev for his Ballets Russes. At the centre of the programme is Berio's extraordinary Sinfonia. Dedicated to Leonard Bernstein, it is a technical tour de force for orchestra and eight solo voices that gathers together familiar fragments of classical music (including nods to both the Ravel and Stravinsky works) to create something bewilderingly brilliant and utterly, joyously original.Performer London Voices. Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Semyon Bychkov.
|31 Aug 18||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L1203502353
Stax Records: 50 Years of Soul - T01799788821Founded in 1959, Memphis-based Stax Records was synonymous with Southern Soul - a distinctive blend of funk, gospel and R & B that brought listeners across America together at a time of racial conflict and political unrest. In this Late Night Prom Jools Holland and His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra pay tribute to the pioneering label and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Stax/Volt Revue's first tour of the UK, in a concert featuring some of the label's greatest surviving artists alongside a number of British artists inspired by the likes of Otis Redding, Isaac Hayes, Rufus Thomas and the Staple Singers.Performer Wiiliam Bell (singer). Performer Eddie Floyd (singer). Performer Steve Cropper (guitar). Company Jools Holland and His Rhythm and Blues Orchestra.
|1 Sep 17||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L0244142382
Pierre Boulez, Bela Bartok and Elliott Carter - T0544140653The Ensemble Intercontemporain commemorates the late Pierre Boulez - composer, conductor, polemicist and founder of the ensemble - with a programme of pieces he conducted during more than 40 years of appearances at the Proms. His Anth?mes 2, for violin and electronics, contrasts with the exuberant vocal setting of avian poetry by E. E. Cummings, performed by the BBC Singers. Around these come Bart?k's earthy Village Scenes and Elliott Carter's Penthode - written for tonight's ensemble - a slow movement of geological power that has been compared to the steady glide of tectonic plates.Company BBC Singers. Company Ensemble intercontemporain. Conductor Baldur Bronnimann.
|2 Sep 16||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L01915635174
Alice Coote sings Handel - T485732312A programme of arias from Handel's operas, oratorios and cantatas - including Giulio Cesare, Semele, Hercules, Theodora, Messiah and Tra le fiamme - as a window on 'being both': the dilemmas and turbulent emotions experienced by both male and female characters. Few composers express emotion as directly or with greater psychological truth than Handel. British mezzo-soprano Alice Coote explores the full gamut of these emotions in a Late Night Prom featuring some of Handel's greatest arias. Taking on both male and female roles, she delves into what it means to be a man, or a woman, in Handel's world of sorceresses and knights, kings and queens. She is joined in her theatrical journey by regular collaborators and period-performance specialists Harry Bicket and The English Concert. Finish time approx. 23:30Performer Alice Coote (mezzo-soprano). Company The English Concert. Conductor Harry Bicket. Director Susannah Waters.
|3 Sep 15||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L470029459
Late Night with... Paloma Faith - T1168193117Stay on after the Berliner Philharmoniker's evening concert for a special Late Night Prom by Brit Award-nominated artist Paloma Faith, feted for her sleek vocals and retro style. This Prom sees the British singer-songwriter joined by a 42-piece jazz orchestra and the elite Urban Voices Collective for a performance that includes new arrangements of songs from her first two, double-platinum-selling albums, as well as from her most recent release, A Perfect Contradiction. A one-off performance striking an intimate mood in the Royal Albert Hall. There will be no interval. Finish time approx. 23:30Performer Paloma Faith. Company Urban Voices Collective. Company Guy Barker Orchestra. Conductor Guy Barker.
|5 Sep 14||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L1779828044
Film Music Prom - T1971731833A parade of excerpts from great British film scores conjures up a world of stiff upper lips and suicide missions, while the late Richard Rodney Bennett's lyrical Lady Caroline Lamb suite portrays the literary adventuress who captured Byron's heart. Superheroes and space travellers dominate the second half, with music by Richard Strauss, Johann Strauss, John Williams and Jerry Goldsmith. Finish time: approx. 19:30Performer Valentina Lisitsa (piano). Performer Lawrence Power (viola). Company BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor Keith Lockhart.
|31 Aug 13||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Taylor/Barker - The Spirit of Django - T01058799807We catch up on a unique collaboration - original themes by award-winning guitarist Martin Taylor, orchestrations by virtuoso jazz trumpeter Guy Barker. Taylor considers this nostalgic through-composed suite, heard for the first time in 2010, the highlight of his musical career and looks forward to performing it again. ?Guy and I did our first gig together when we were 14 years old and have remained great friends ever since. It's wonderful for us now to be able to collaborate together on this incredible project.' There will be no interval. Finish time approx. 23:15Performer Martin Taylor (guitar). Company Britten Sinfonia. Company Guy Barker Jazz Orchestra. Company Spirit of Django. Conductor Guy Barker.
|31 Aug 12||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L2016461888
Elgar/Berkeley/Rachmaninov & Kodaly - T1470153443Elgar's colourful tour of Old London Town prefaces a concerto from Michael Berkeley, 'inspired,' he says, 'by my impressionable days as a chorister at Westminster Cathedral'. Marc-Andre Hamelin returns in Rachmaninov's dazzling Rhapsody, while the brilliant Hary Janos suite relates the unlikely exploits of a veteran hussar during the Napoleonic era. Finnish time: approx. 21:15Performer Marc-Andre Hamelin (piano). Performer David Goode (organ). Company BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor Jac van Steen.
|3 Sep 11||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L073781846
Berliner Philharmoniker - T0960026715In the first of his two Proms with the Berlin Philharmonic, Sir Simon Rattle couples Beethoven's punchy Fourth Symphony - a work packed with drama beneath its sunny surfaces - with Mahler's First, which recalls the youthful song-cycle heard in Prom 62 while tracing a characteristic Mahlerian scenario of hard-fought triumph over personal doubts and demons. Finish time: approx. 21:30 with intervalConductor Simon Rattle (Sir). Company Berliner Philharmoniker.
|3 Sep 10||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester - T0755954505Following his appearance with the Bamberg SO (Prom 18), Jonathan Nott returns with the GMJO, with a pair of astronomically related works - Ligeti's nebular Atmosphères and Strauss's visionary Also sprach Zarathustra - famously used on the soundtrack of Stanley Kubrick's 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey. (The astronomical theme continues in tonight's Late Night Prom.) Leading German baritone Matthias Goerne sings Mahler's harrowing set of meditations on infant mortality. Composed exactly a century ago and premiered at the 1912 Proms by Henry Wood, Schoenberg's Five Orchestral Pieces contain his first painterly experiments in shaping melodies from colours, not pitches. Approx finish time: 21:10. Broadcast at 19:30 on BBC Four and live on BBC Radio 3. There will be an interval.Performer Matthias Goerne (baritone). Company Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester. Conductor Jonathan Nott.
|4 Sep 09||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L01436780722
Berliner Philharmoniker - T829638365Finish time approx. 21:40Music Brahms (35 mins)). Music Shostakovich (54 mins)). Company Berliner Philharmoniker. Conductor Simon Rattle (Sir).
|3 Sep 08||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L255272908
|Michael Tilson Thomas. Company San Francisco Symphony. Music Mahler (Symphony No 7 in E minor).|
|2 Sep 07||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Simon Rattle (Sir). Company Berliner Philharmoniker. Performer Frank Peter Zimmermann (violin). Music Szymanowski (Violin Concerto No 1). Music Bruckner (Symphony No 7 in E major).|
|2 Sep 06||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L835408174
|Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor Mariss Jansons. Music Lutoslawski (Concerto for Orchestra). Music Brahms (Symphony No 1 in C minor).|
|2 Sep 05||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L0350832554
|Pierre Boulez (Sur Incises). Music Stravinsky (Four Russian Peasant Songs - a cappella version). Music Stravinsky (Les noces). Performer Catrin Wyn-Davies (soprano). Performer Hilary Summers (mezzo soprano). Performer Toby Spence (tenor). Performer Tigran Martirossian (bass). Company BBC Singers. Company Ensemble Intercontemporain. Conductor Pierre Boulez.|
|3 Sep 04||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L1688913878
|Donatoni (Prom). Music Britten (Phaedra). Music Stravinsky (Oedipus Rex). Performer Lorraine Hunt (Lieberson). Performer TBA Mezzo Soprano (Jocasta). Performer Robert Gambill (Oedipus). Performer Edgaras Montvidas (Shepherd). Performer Jan-Hendrik Rootering (Creon/Messenger). Performer Juha Uusitalo (Tiresias). Company BBC Singers (men's voices). Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste.|
|7 Sep 03||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L0586197452
Blue Peter Prom - Fiesta! - T788093326Flamenco Music and DanceCompany Islington Children's Music Group. Company BBC Philharmonic. Conductor Rumon Gamba. Performer Matt Baker (presenter). Performer Liz Barker (presenter). Performer Chloe Hanslip (violin). Performer Paco Pena (and friends - flamenco music and dance). Group/Band Backbeat (percussion quartet). Music Bizet (Carmen - orchestral excerpts). Music Trad. (arr Michael Neaum - A la rurru nino - Lullaby). Music Sarasate (Carmen Fantasy - excerpts). Music Falla (The Three-Cornered Hat - Final Dance). Music Damien Harron (Carnival of Rhythms - world premiere). Music Trad. (Jarabe tapatio - Mexican Hat Dance). Music Elmer Bernstein (The Magnificent Seven - Theme).
|8 Sep 02||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L0549536543
|Augusta Read Thomas (Aurora for piano and orchestra - UK premiere). Music Mahler (Symphony No 7). Company Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Daniel Barenboim (piano).|
|8 Sep 01||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L0791263967
|Wagner (Parsifal - sung in German). Company Netherlands Opera. Performer Poul Elming (Parsifal). Performer Petra Lang (Kundry). Performer Robert Lloyd (Gurnemanz). Performer Wolfgang Schone (Amfortas). Performer Gunter von Kannen (Klingsor). Performer David Wilson-Johnson (Titurel/Knight 2). Performer Toby Spence (Knight 1/Squire 3). Performer Timothy Robinson (Squire 4). Performer Susan Gritton (Flower Maiden 1). Performer Pamela Helen Stephen (Squire 1/Flower Maiden 3). Performer Catherine Wyn-Rogers (Squire 1/Voice from Above/Flower Maiden 6). Performer Maureen Brathwaite (Flower Maiden 2). Performer Lisa Milne (Flower Maiden 4). Performer Rebecca Evans (Flower Maiden 5). Company European Voices. Company Philharmonia Chorus. Company Rotterdam Philharmonic. Conductor Simon Rattle.|
|3 Sep 00||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L0217847611
|James MacMillan (Quickening - BBC commission World Premiere). Music Bruckner (Symphony No 7 in E major). Company Westminster Cathedral Choristers. Company Hilliard Ensemble. Company BBC Symphony Chorus. Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Sir Andrew Davis.|
|5 Sep 99||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L582249113
|Beethoven (arr. Sir Colin Davis and David Matthews - String Quartet in E flat major - Op 127). Music Tippett (A Child of Our Time). Performer Deborah Riedel (soprano). Performer Nora Gubisch (mezzo-soprano). Performer Jerry Hadley (tenor). Performer John Tomlinson (bass). Conductor Sir Colin Davis. Company London Symphony Chorus. Company London Symphony Orchestra.|
|6 Sep 98||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L1235630539