In the Name of the Earth - T196076324Luther Adams is a master of large-scale musical spectacles - sonic installations that take the natural world not just as their inspiration but also as a stage. In the Name of the Earth celebrates the elements in a musical meditation on rivers, lakes, mountains and deserts. The Proms audience immersed in the sound of eight choirs - totalling more than 600 singers - placed around the auditorium. Marshalling these huge vocal forces are conductors Neville Creed, Neil Ferris, Simon Halsey and David Temple.Company BBC Symphony Chorus. Company Crouch End Festival Chorus. Company London International Gospel Choir. Company London Philharmonic Choir. Company London Symphony Chorus. Company LSO Community Choir. Company Hackney Empire Community Choir. Company Victoria Park Singers.
|8 Sep 19||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Berlin Philharmonic & Kirill Petrenko (I) - T0381673292A landmark concert sees the Berlin Philharmonic perform for the first time in London under its new Chief Conductor Designate, Kirill Petrenko. ?In this work Mahler's spirit is resurrected,' said a colleague of Franz Schmidt's Fourth Symphony, a piece whose Romantic character is charged with the grief of personal loss. Dynamic pianist Yuja Wang is the soloist in Prokofiev's Third Piano Concerto, with its explosive closing battle of wills between soloist and orchestra. The concert opens with Dukas's exotic, Impressionistic ballet score La p?ri, prefaced by the arresting curtain-raising fanfare the composer later added.Performer Yuja Wang (piano). Company Berliner Philharmoniker. Conductor Kirill Petrenko.
|1 Sep 18||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Haydn and Mahler - T01621098963For their second concert, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and Daniele Gatti pair two of the repertoire's sunniest symphonies: Mahler's song-filled Fourth and Haydn's ebullient No. 82, nicknamed 'The Bear'.Performer Chen Reiss (soprano). Company Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor Daniele Gatti.
|2 Sep 17||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Berlin Philharmonic and Sir Simon Rattle - Julian Anderson, Dvorak and Brahams - T1198891440Overlooking a lake in the Austrian resort of P?rtschach, Johannes Brahms created a symphony that captured all he saw: the beauty of the sunset; the stillness of the night; the peaceful awakening to a new day. And yet its musicians were to play, said Brahms, as if 'with a mourning ribbon around their arm'. Brahms's meeting of glowing melancholy and piercing brightness is the culmination of the Berlin Philharmonic's second Prom under Sir Simon Rattle, following Dvorak's colourful Slavonic Dances and a new work from Julian Anderson.Company Berlin Philharmonic. Conductor Simon Rattle (Sir).
|3 Sep 16||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Beethoven, Schoenberg & Shostakovich - T1777683407Mitsuko Uchida makes a welcome return to the Proms for Schoenberg's rarely heard Piano Concerto. It's a work whose 12-tone abstraction is tempered by intriguing autobiographical suggestions - 'Life was so easy', 'Suddenly hatred broke out' - scribbled on the original manuscript. Autobiography is also at the fore in Shostakovich's Eighth Symphony. Composed in 1943, at a particularly dark moment for Russia in the war, the work is a fragile statement of hope that the composer himself summarised as: 'All that is dark and oppressive will disappear; all that is beautiful will triumph.' Finish time approx. 21:45Performer Mitsuko Uchida (piano). Company London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor Vladimir Jurowski.
|4 Sep 15||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Bach - St Matthew Passion - T0432161835Sir Simon Rattle conducts Peter Sellars's innovative staging of Bach's St Matthew Passion. While the dramatic St John Passion (heard earlier this season) is all musical action and reaction, the St Matthew is altogether more contemplative - confronting suffering and torture as well as salvation and redemption in some of Bach's most moving music. A starry line-up of soloists is led by Mark Padmore's Evangelist, and includes celebrated German baritone Christian Gerhaher singing the words of Christ. There will be one interval. Finish time approx. 22:45.Performer Mark Padmore (tenor). Performer Christian Gerhaher (baritone). Performer Camilla Tilling (soprano). Performer Magdalena Kozena (mezzo-soprano). Performer Topi Lehtipuu (tenor). Performer Eric Owens (bass-baritone). Company Berlin Radio Choir. Company Berliner Philharmoniker. Conductor Simon Rattle (Sir).
|6 Sep 14||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Family Matinee: The Big Proms Bear Hunt - T705059812We're going on a bear hunt! There's fun for all the family as Michael Rosen takes his much-loved book as the starting point for a whole new set of adventures. Along the way, illustrator Tony Ross conjures up pictures live on big screens and the RLPO and children from In Harmony plunder the music of composers including Mussorgsky, Grieg and Stravinsky to find the most exciting, most dreamy and most scary tunes, all bound together with original music by Ian Stephens. And there will be lots of opportunities for the audience to join in. Finish time: approx. 17:50Performer Michael Rosen (storyteller). Performer Tony Ross (illustrator). Company In Harmony Liverpool. Company Liverpool Philharmonic Children's Choirs. Company Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor Matthew Coorey.
|1 Sep 13||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Cameron Carpenter plays Bach - T01360218036The first of two matinee appearances by the flamboyantly postmodern, genre-bending artist, equally at home on a Hammond, a Wurlitzer, a software-reliant virtual pipe organ or a monumental acoustic instrument. Cameron Carpenter made his UK solo debut at the Royal Albert Hall in 2008. His set then included an improvised sonata based on great British television themes. In his two consecutive afternoon concerts he concentrates on J. S. Bach, combining original works with transgressive transformations, not forgetting his own improvisational tribute to the master. There will be no interval. Finish time approx. 17:00Performer Cameron Carpenter (organ).
|1 Sep 12||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Organ Recital - Thierry Escaich - T01405035434The second of this year's organ recitals is given by the mercurial organist of St-Etienne-du-Mont in Paris, a composer and improviser of renown who is new to the Royal Albert Hall and its mighty instrument. His programme contrasts chorales by Bach, Reger and Franck, recalls the spirit of Bach in his own Evocation III, and concludes with an extended improvisation in homage to Liszt. Finish time: approx. 17:00. There will be no interval
|4 Sep 11||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Berliner Philharmoniker - T605470237In the first half of their second Prom, Sir Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic pair late works by two of Germany's greatest late-Romantics - 'Richard the First' and 'Richard the Third', as the conductor Hans von Bülow rather wickedly called them (quipping that, after Wagner, there could be no 'Richard the Second'). After the interval come the sensational sonic adventures by the three great musical pioneers of early-20th-century Vienna. Celebrated Finnish soprano Karita Mattila returns to the Proms as soloist in Strauss's opulently nostalgic reflections on life's last days. Finish time: approx. 21:40Conductor Simon Rattle (Sir). Performer Karita Mattila (soprano). Company Berliner Philharmoniker.
|4 Sep 10||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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George Crumb - T0559667142We celebrate the 80th birthday of George Crumb, a great American original whose hauntingly beautiful scores draw on many disparate traditions, often exploring novel performance techniques and involving symbolic or theatrical elements. Marking the 40th anniversary of the first manned mission to the Moon, Night of the Four Moons was actually composed during the Apollo 11 flight and ends - in a homage to Haydn's 'Farewell' Symphony - with the performers representing the 'Music of Mankind' leaving the stage to a lone cellist, portraying the 'Music of the Spheres'. Like Ancient Voices of Children, it sets verses by Federico García Lorca. In Vox balaenae, a flautist singing into the instrument imitates the cry of a humpback whale, while all three performers wear masks to efface their human presence. Approx finish time: 23:30. Broadcast Live on BBC Radio 3.Performer Claire Booth (soprano). Performer Hilary Summers (mezzo-soprano). Group/Band Nash Ensemble. Conductor Diego Masson.
|4 Sep 09||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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BBC National Orchestra of Wales - T1534119064Finish time approx. 21:10Music Grace Williams (19 mins)). Music Elgar (23 mins)). Music Tchaikovsky (49 mins)). Performer Christine Rice (mezzo-soprano). Company BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor Tadaaki Otaka.
|4 Sep 08||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Daniel Barenboim. Company Vienna Philharmonic. Music Schubert (Symphony No 5 in B flat major). Music Bruckner (Symphony No 4 in E flat major 'Romantic').|
|3 Sep 07||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Christoph Eschenbach. Company BBC Symphony Chorus. Company Philadelphia Orchestra. Performer Marisol Montalvo (soprano). Performer Yvonne Naef (mezzo soprano). Performer Nikolai Schukoff (tenor). Performer Franz-Josef Selig (bass).|
|3 Sep 06||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Juilliard Orchestra. Company Orchestra of the Royal Academy of Music. Conductor Colin Davis (Sir). Music Copland (Fanfare for the Common Man). Music Vaughan Williams (Symphony No 6 in E minor). Music Berlioz (Symphonie fantastique).|
|3 Sep 05||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Haydn (Symphony No 86 in D major). Music Bartok (Dance Suite). Music Dvorak (Symphony No 86 in D major). Music Bartok (Dance Suite). Music Dvorak (Symphony No 7 in D minor). Company Dresden Staatskapelle. Conductor Bernard Haitink.|
|4 Sep 04||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L0712476699
|Prokofiev (Piano Concerto No 1 in D flat major). Music Shostakovich (Symphony No 7 in C major - Leningrad). Performer Nikolai Lugansky (piano). Company Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Conductor Alexander Lazarev.|
|8 Sep 03||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Samson - T805274877Music Handel. Company The Sixteen. Company Symphony of Harmony and Invention. Conductor Harry Christophers. Performer Lisa Milne (Dalila). Performer Catherine Wyn-Rogers (Micha). Performer Thomas Randle (Samson). Performer Michael George (Manoah). Performer John Tomlinson (Harapha).
|8 Sep 02||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Beethoven (Triple Concerto). Music Beethoven (Symphony No 9 in D minor 'Choral'). Performer Amanda Roocroft (soprano). Performer Alban Gerhardt (cello). Performer Steven Osborne (piano). Performer Amanda Roocroft (soprano). Performer Catherine Wyn-Rogers (mezzo soprano). Performer Kurt Streit (tenor). Performer Peter Rose (bass). Company London Philharmonic Choir. Company BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Osmo Vanska.|
|9 Sep 01||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Skryabin (Reverie). Music Grieg (Piano Concerto in A minor). Music Prokofiev (Symphony No 5 in B flat major). Performer Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano). Company Rotterdam Philharmonic. Conductor Valery Gergiev.|
|4 Sep 00||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Ravel (Alborada del gracioso - Mother Goose - La valse). Music Beethoven (Symphony No 6 in F major Pastoral). Company Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor Sir Simon Rattle.|
|6 Sep 99||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L72324719