Andris Nelsons conducts the Boston Symphony Orchestra - T01520802816A weekend of starry international orchestras continues with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and its Music Director Andris Nelsons. They bring with them another American star, mezzo-soprano Susan Graham, as soloist in Mahler's Third Symphony. The sunniest and most joyful of all the composer's symphonies, this musical world teems with life, recreating the ?tumult' of human existence ? from bird calls to marches, dances and songs ? in its broad scope. The Boston Symphony Orchestra is joined by the CBSO Chorus and CBSO Youth Chorus. There will be no intervalPerformer Susan Graham (mezzo-soprano). Company CBSO Chorus. Company CBSO Youth Chorus. Company Boston Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Andris Nelsons.
|2 Sep 18||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Freiburg Baroque Orchestra and Pablo Heras-Casado - T1761528872Pablo Heras-Casado and the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra bring authentic colour to some of Mendelssohn's best-loved works, including the overture The Hebrides and the Fifth Symphony. Isabelle Faust is the soloist for the lyrical Violin Concerto.Performer Isabelle Faust (violin). Company Freiburg Baroque Orchestra. Conductor Pablo Heras-Casado.
|3 Sep 17||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra and Gustavo Dudamel - T1818490759The incomparable Simon Bol?var Symphony Orchestra makes a return following its second appearance at the Proms back in 2011. As part of our celebration this year of South American music and musicians, we hear the performance of Venezuelan composer Paul Desenne's Hipnosis mariposa and Heitor Villa-Lobos's orchestral tribute to J. S. Bach. This most thrusting of orchestras ends with Ravel's dizzying parody of a fin de siecle waltz, La valse. A Proms hot ticket if ever there was one.Company Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela. Conductor Gustavo Dudamel.
|4 Sep 16||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Bernstein - Stage and Screen - T01996422606John Wilson and his orchestra are an annual Proms highlight, bringing the glitz and glamour of old-time stage and screen to the Royal Albert Hall. The second of their two performances this year is all about Leonard Bernstein - America's multitalented conductor, pianist and composer. He reinvented the musical with the anger, energy and feral beauty of West Side Story, his updated take on Romeo and Juliet. A starry cast of soloists including Proms favourite Julian Ovenden and the West End's Louise Dearman join the John Wilson Orchestra and Maida Vale Singers for a tribute to the composer that includes Bernstein's biggest hits as well as a selection of rarities. Finish time approx. 19:45Performer Louise Dearman (vocalist). Performer Julian Ovenden (vocalist). Company Maida Vale Singers. Company John Wilson Orchestra. Conductor John Wilson.
|5 Sep 15||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky & Behzad Ranjbaran - T803247600Cellist and conductor Han-Na Chang makes her Proms conducting debut as Music Director of the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra - one of this year's global orchestras, also making its debut. Their concert culminates in Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5, haunted by its recurring 'Fate' theme. Vivid with contrasts and surging climaxes, the symphony is matched for drama by Rachmaninov's Second Piano Concerto, a Proms favourite whose slow movement burns with restrained passion. Behzad Ranjbaran's Seemorgh is inspired by the mythical Persian bird of its title. Finish time approx. 17:50Performer Denis Matsuev (piano). Company Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor Han-Na Chang.
|7 Sep 14||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Arvo Part, Britten, Berlioz & Saint-Saens - T1046751740Paavo Jarvi directs his Orchestre de Paris in Arvo Part's meditative Cantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten. Janine Jansen is the soloist in Britten's Violin Concerto, written during the composer's war-time years in New York. 'I feel so deeply about this piece... one experiences the incredible strength of it,' Jansen says. The Mediterranean verve of Berlioz's overture Le corsaire and the shimmering weight of full orchestra and organ in Saint-Saens's Third Symphony complete a programme of introspective reflection and extrovert display. Finish time: approx. 21:50Performer Janine Jansen (violin). Performer Thierry Escaich (organ). Company Orchestre de Paris. Conductor Paavo Jarvi.
|1 Sep 13||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra - Mendelssohn - T2053908179In the first of its two concerts this season the Leipzig Gewandhaus pays tribute to the composer-conductor who, from the mid-1830s, cemented its high reputation from the podium. At the heart of the programme, one of the most popular of all concertos is played by a dynamic young soloist. Part 2 sheds new light on Mendelssohn's creativity with an unfairly neglected concert overture he considered the ?most intimate' thing he had produced, followed by the original version of his 'Reformation' Symphony. Finish time approx. 21:30Performer Nikolaj Znaider (violin). Company Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra. Conductor Riccardo Chailly.
|1 Sep 12||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Beethoven - Missa Solemnis - T02118085019Sir Colin Davis tackles a work whose uncompromising nature makes it as great a challenge as anything in the choral repertoire, whether you regard it as a statement of the composer's belief in the spiritual potential of man or his faith in a supreme being. 'A musician must make affirmations,' says Davis. 'If a musician cannot believe in music as a universal ideal, what is he left with? We may be encircled by gloom but music gives us a chance to throw what Meredith calls "that faint thin line upon the shore". ... Beethoven is a man at war with himself but a man who is determined to win.' Finish time: approx. 20:40. There will be no intervalPerformer Carmen Giannattasio (soprano). Performer Sarah Connolly (mezzo soprano). Performer Paul Groves (tenor). Performer Matthew Ross (bass). Company London Symphony Chorus. Company London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Colin Davis (Sir).
|4 Sep 11||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Last Night of the Proms 1910 - T0324129576To open our day long tribute to Proms founder-conductor Henry Wood, we present his own Last Night programme from a century ago - so producing the first Proms season ever to feature two Last Nights. While this parade of short popular classics truly recalls Promenade concerts of another age, we also continue Wood's commitment to new works - what Wood called his 'novelties'. So one short cello piece from the original 1910 programme is this afternoon replaced by a brand-new work, based on a movement from the unfinished Cello Concerto by Vaughan Williams. Finish time: approx. 18:00Conductor Paul Daniel. Performer Jennifer Larmore (mezzo-soprano). Performer Sergei Leiferkus (baritone). Performer Steven Isserlis (cello). Company BBC Concert Orchestra.
|5 Sep 10||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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BBC National Orchestra of Wales - T1612000153Inspired by a comic strip about a frisky young lady-fox, Janácek's forest opera The Cunning Little Vixen is a heart-warming humanist hymn to nature's eternal cycle of life and death. Marking John McCabe's 70th birthday, the programme includes his Horn Concerto, which combines urban jazz with the sounds of the equatorial rainforests. The major musical memento of Dvorák's directorship of the National Conservatory of Music in New York, his Ninth Symphony was partly inspired by the scene of Minnehaha's forest funeral in Longfellow's Hiawatha but also exudes nostalgia for his - and the Vixen's - native Bohemian woods and fields. Approx finish time: 21:05. Broadcast Live on BBC Radio 3. There will be an interval.Performer David Pyatt (horn). Company BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor Jac van Steen.
|5 Sep 09||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Quartet for the End of Time - T1665765263Finish time approx. 23:00Music Messiaen (50 mins)). Performer Martin Frost (clarinet). Performer Anthony Marwood (violin). Performer Matthew Barley (cello). Performer Thomas Larcher (piano).
|4 Sep 08||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|David Hill. Performer John Scott (organ). Company BBC Singers. Music Britten (Hymn to St Cecilia). Music Buxtehude (Praeludium in A minor BuxWV 153/BuxWV 199; Puer natus in Bethlehem/BuxWV217: Passacaglia in D minor/BuxWV 161; Canzonetta in G major/BuxWV 171; Vater unser im/Himmerlreich/BuxWV 219; Praeludium in G minor/BuxWV 149). Music D.Scarlatti (Stabat mater).|
|3 Sep 07||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Christoph Eschenbach. Company Philadelphia Orchestra. Music Beethoven (Symphony No 5 in C minor). Music Tchaikovsky (Symphony No 5 in E minor).|
|4 Sep 06||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor Rumon Gamba. Performer Howard Shelley (piano). Music Britten (Peter Grimes - Four Sea Interludes). Music Rawsthorne (Piano Concerto No 2). Music Tchaikovsky (Symphony No 4 in F minor).|
|4 Sep 05||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Schoenberg (Variations for Orchestra Op 31). Music Beethoven (Symphony No 9 in D minor - 'Choral'). Performer Christiane Oelze (soprano). Performer Birgit Remmert (mezzo-soprano). Performer Jonas Kaufmann (tenor). Performer John Relyea (bass). Company City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus. Company Berliner Philharmoniker. Conductor Simon Rattle (Sir).|
|5 Sep 04||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Xenakis (Nuits). Music Idmen (A&B - UK premiere). Music Cage (Third Construction). Music James Wood (Tongues of Fire - world premiere). Company New London Chamber Choir. Company Amadinda Percussion Ensemble. Conductor James Wood.|
|8 Sep 03||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor Christoph von Dohnanyi. Performer Emanuel Ax (piano). Music Strauss (Till Eulenspiegel). Music Beethoven (Piano Concerto No 4 in G major). Music Dvorak (Symphony No 8 in G major).|
|9 Sep 02||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Schoenberg (A Survivor from Warsaw). Music Alexander Goehr (...second musical offering GFH 2001 - BBC commission: world premiere). Music Vaughan Williams (A Sea Symphony). Performer Joan Rodgers (soprano). Performer Simon Keenlyside (baritone). Company Trinity College of Music Chamber Choir. Company BBC Symphony Chorus. Company Philharmonia Chorus. Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Leonard Slatkin.|
|10 Sep 01||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Elgar (Introduction and Allegro for Strings). Music Copland (Old American Songs - selection). Music Shostakovich (Symphony No 10 in E minor). Performer Thomas Hampson (baritone). Company Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Andrew Litton.|
|5 Sep 00||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Gyorgy Kurtag (Grabstein fur Stephan). Music Mahler (Symphony No 2 in minor Resurrection). Performer Juliane Banse (soprano). Performer Birgit Remmert (mezzo-soprano). Company City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus. Company Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor Sir Simon Rattle.|
|7 Sep 99||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Janacek (The Cunning Little Vixen - Taras Bulba). Music Mahler (Symphony No 1 in D major). Conductor Sir Charles Mackerras. Company Czech Philharmonic Orchestra.|
|7 Sep 98||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L0636735169