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Part of the BBC Proms.

Archive listings for Prom 70

Work type: Concert.

Jonny Greenwood - T1011525844

Jonny Greenwood's talents range from being lead guitarist of Radiohead to writing award-winning film scores. Here he curates a Late Night Prom culminating in the world premiere of his Horror vacui, which explores characteristics of electronically created music and transfers them into the acoustic arena. The programme includes Biber's almost Bachian Passacaglia for solo violin and Minimalist master Steve Reich's radiantly throbbing Pulse.Performer Daniel Pioro (violin). Performer Katherine Tinker (piano). Performer Jonny Greenwood (bass guitar/tanpura). Company BBC Proms Youth Ensemble. Company BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor Hugh Brunt.
10 Sep 19The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
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Tango Prom - T40249956

A celebration of the heady, sexually charged Latin American tango, from its origins in the bars of 1880s Buenos Aires, through to ?stor Piazzolla's Nuevo Tango that emerged in the 1950s. The story also embraces the Finnish tango tradition of the early 20th century - steeped in the themes of love, sorrow and nature - and comes bang up to date with some of the latest tango music. Showcasing Grammy Award-winning pianist Pablo Ziegler along with leading singers, dancers and instrumentalists from Europe, the USA and Argentina, the raw and earthy vitality of the tango is explored, from the sultry intimacy of the bandoneon to the big-band orchestral forces of the Britten Sinfonia. There will be one intervalPerformer Pablo Ziegler (piano). Performer Hector Del Curto (bandoneon). Performer Claudio Ragazzi (guitar). Performer Pedro Giraudo (double bass). Performer Franco Pinna (drums). Company Britten Sinfonia. Conductor Clark Rundell.
4 Sep 18The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
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Missy Mazzoli, Bartok and Dvorak - T1560003084

American pianist Jeremy Denk joins Karina Canellakis and the BBC SO for Bartok's ferociously brilliant Second Piano Concerto - a contrast to the pastoral beauty of Dvorak's Symphony No. 8. The concert opens with Missy Mazzoli's mesmeric Sinfonia.Performer Jeremy Denk (piano). Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Karina Canellakis.
5 Sep 17The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
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Staatskapelle Berlin and Daniel Barenboim - Mozart and Bruckner - T1704540975

Bruckner, but not as we know him. In the Sixth Symphony, gone is the composer's typical heft, his long-drawn crescendos and his archetypal brooding introduction. Instead, this symphony gallops into life, crackling with vitality. Bruckner's rich and individual Sixth Symphony is heard in the second of the Staatskapelle Berlin's two Proms after a piano concerto by Mozart that boasts similar rarity and individuality. Mozart's sparkling Piano Concerto No. 26 was performed by the composer in Frankfurt during festivities in 1790 for the coronation of Leopold II as Holy Roman Emperor; tonight Daniel Barenboim gives its first Proms performance for over 40 years. Please note that this event contains an update to the concert programme from that in BBC Proms 2016: The Official Guide.Conductor Daniel Barenboim (piano/director).
6 Sep 16The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
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Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov & Rimsky-Korsakov - T1925940214

Just over a decade since their most recent visit, the St Petersburg Philharmonic and its renowned Artistic Director and Chief Conductor, Yuri Temirkanov, return to the Proms with a homegrown programme of Russian greats. Pianist Nikolai Lugansky is the soloist in Rachmaninov's most famous work, the Second Piano Concerto, with its lyrical slow movement and brilliant, virtuosic finale. Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade dissolves the magic and colour of the tales of the Thousand and One Nights into a glittering musical tapestry that the composer himself described as 'an oriental narrative of fairy-tale wonders'. Tchaikovsky's swirling tone-poem of doomed lovers opens the programme. Finish time approx. 21:55Performer Nikolai Lugansky (piano). Company St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor Yuri Temirkanov.
7 Sep 15The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
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Sir Peter Maxwell Davies Birthday Concert - T1532443589

On Sir Peter Maxwell Davies's 80th birthday the Proms pays tribute to this leading figure in contemporary British music with a late-night programme of works selected by the composer. The concert overture Ebb of Winter, commissioned by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra as part of its 40th-anniversary celebrations, captures the rugged, rough-hewn beauty of Davies's Orkney home. We see a different side of island life in the joyous ebullience of the much-loved An Orkney Wedding, with Sunrise. The fourth Strathclyde Concerto, for clarinet and orchestra, completes the concert - a thrilling tour de force, demanding equal virtuosity from soloist and ensemble. There will be no interval. Finish time approx. 23:30Performer Dimitri Ashkenazy. Company Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Conductor Ben Gernon.
8 Sep 14The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
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Britten & Lloyd - T01052816480

David Hill conducts the an early and a late work respectively by two centenary composers. Britten's A Boy was Born was written when the composer was just 19 years old and first broadcast on the day of Edward Elgar's death. It is shot through with what John Bridcut described in his book, Britten's Children, as 'an apparently childlike simplicity'. George Lloyd's Requiem, written in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales, receives its London premiere. There will be no interval. Frinish time: approx. 23:30Performer Iestyn Davies (counter-tenor). Performer Greg Morris (organ). Company Temple Church Choir. Company BBC Singers. Conductor David Hill.
3 Sep 13The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
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Desert Island Discs 70th-Anniversary Prom - T216209351

In a celebration of the 70th anniversary of BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs, Kirsty Young interviews guests from the series and introduces the most popular music choices, including Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor (BWV 565), Coates's ?The Dam Busters' March and The Sleepy Lagoon; and excerpts from Beethoven's ?Emperor' Concerto, Coleridge-Taylor's The Death of Minnehaha, Elgar's Cello Concerto, Handel's Messiah, Puccini's Madam Butterfly and Tosca, plus arrangements of favourite Beatles songs. Finish time approx. 21:40Performer Kirsty Young (presenter). Performer Ailish Tynan (soprano). Performer Nicolas Altstaedt (cello). Performer Peter Donohoe (piano). Performer Wayne Marshall (organ). Performer Williard White (Sir - bass-baritone). Company Huddersfield Choral Society. Company BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor Keith Lockhart.
3 Sep 12The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
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Bridge/Sir Harrison Birtwistle & Holst - T2137580729

Frank Bridge is at his most romantic and Lisztian in the Keats-inspired Isabella, given its world premiere at the Proms by founder-conductor Henry Wood. Sir Harrison Birtwistle's concerto, his first for a string instrument, was commissioned by the Boston Symphony Orchestra for Christian Tetzlaff and unveiled by him in March to rave reviews. The composer himself studied the clarinet, although he says, 'I had some violin lessons at school, so I have a memory of the physical feel of the instrument, in a sense. It's rather like remembering how to bowl a leg break in cricket, even if I couldn't do it now.' Holst's planetary survey displays astonishing verve in its orchestration and in the radicalism of much of its content for its time. Finish time: approx. 21:10Performer Christian Tetzlaff (violin). Company Holst Singers. Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor David Robertson.
7 Sep 11The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
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Ensemble Matheus - T561181628

French counter-tenor Philippe Jaroussky and Canadian contralto Marie-Nicole Lemieux sing arias and duets by two great masters of 18th-century opera seria, including a rare extract from one of the works that Handel's London rival Porpora wrote to show off his star pupil, the legendary castrato Farinelli. Finish time: approx. 23:30Director Jean-Christophe Spinosi (violin). Performer Marie-Nicole Lemieux (contralto). Performer Philippe Jaroussky (counter-tenor). Performer Laurence Paugam (violin). Performer Alexis Kossenko (recorder). Performer Jean-Marc Goujon (flute).
6 Sep 10The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - T0496846392

Long a resident of the Orkney Islands, the Master of The Queen's Music, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, celebrates his 75th birthday today by conducting Mendelssohn's sea-sprayed Hebridean overture and the UK premiere of his own new violin concerto, inspired by traditional Orkney folk and fiddle music. It was written for tonight's soloist, Daniel Hope, and commissioned by Mendelssohn's old orchestra, the Leipzig Gewandhaus, with which they give the work's premiere in August. Proms debutant Garry Walker, the RPO's Permanent Guest Conductor, completes the concert with Sibelius's surging 'swan hymn' symphony. Approx finish time: 20:45. Broadcast Live on BBC Radio 3. There will be an interval.
8 Sep 09The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
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Messiaen's Saint Francis of Assisi - T379012988

Finish time approx. 22:00Music Messiaen (240 mins)). Company The Nederlands Opera. Performer Rod Gilfry (St Francis). Performer Heidi Grant Murphy (Angel). Performer Hubert Delamboye (Leper). Performer Henk Neven (Brother Leo). Performer Charles Workman (Brother Masseo). Performer Donald Kaasch (Brother Elias). Performer Armand Arapian (Brother Bernard). Performer Jan Willem Balijet (Brother Sylvester). Performer Andre Morsch (Brother Rufus). Company Chorus of The Netherlands Opera. Company The Hague Philharmonic. Conductor Ingo Metzmacher.
7 Sep 08The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
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Berlioz - T1622795036

Finish time approx. 21:40Conductor James Levine. Performer Yvonne Naef (mezzo-soprano). Performer Marcello Giordani (tenor). Performer Jose Van Dam (bass-baritone). Performer Patrick Carfizzi (bass). Company Finchley Children's Music Group. Company Tanglewood Festival Chorus. Company Boston Symphony Orchestra.
6 Sep 07The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
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Mahler - T2144789854

Finish time approx. 21:05. Broadcast live on BBC FourConductor Bernard Haitink. Company BBC Symphony Chorus. Company London Symphony Chorus. Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Performer Susan Gritton (soprano). Performer Christianne Stotijn (mezzo-soprano). Music Mahler (Symphony No 2 in C minor - Resurrection).
6 Sep 06The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
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Company Nash Ensemble. Conductor Martyn Brabbins. Company BBC Singers. Conductor Stephen Cleobury. Performer Mark Padmore (tenor). Performer David Wilson-Johnson (bass-baritone). Music Tippett (Dance Clarion Air). Music David Horne (Splintered Instruments). Music Tippett (Four Songs from the British Isles; Over the Sea to Skye - London premiere). Music Elliott Carter (Mosaic). Music Tippett (arr. Meirion Bowen - The Tempest suite).
6 Sep 05The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
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This concert will be broadcast on BBC2. Finish time approx. 21:05Music Dvorak (Scherzo capriccioso). Music Dvorak (Violin Concerto in A minor). Music Dvorak (Symphony No 9 in E minor - From the New World). Performer Sarah Chang (violin). Company Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor Charles Mackerras (Sir).
8 Sep 04The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
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Music Bach (Cantata No 170 Vergnugte Ruh beliebte Seelenlust). Music Rameau (Dances from Les Indes galantes - Platee - Dardanus and Les Boreades). Music Handel (Ariodante - Scherza infida; Dopo notte). Performer Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo soprano). Company Les Musiciens du Louvre - Grenoble. Conductor Marc Minkowski.
10 Sep 03The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
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Company City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Sakari Oramo. Performer Elisabeth Batiashvili (violin). Music Julan Anderson (Imagin'd Corners - London premiere). Music Prokofiev (Violin Concerto No 1). Music Nielsen (Symphony No 5).
11 Sep 02The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
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Music Berlioz (Overture 'Benvenuto Cellini'). Music Schumann (Symphony No 2 in C major). Music Stravinsky (The Rite of Spring). Company Orchestre de Paris. Conductor Christoph Eschenbach.
12 Sep 01The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
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18:00 - Pre-Prom Talk [HK Gruber] introduces tonight's operaMusic Weill (The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny - sung in German with English narration). Performer Gabriel Sade (Jimmy). Performer Frederick Burchinal (Trinity Moses). Performer Reinhild Runkel (Begbick). Performer Marie McLaughlin (Jenny). Performer Robert Woerle (Fatty). Performer Kenneth Riegel (Jakob Schmidt/Tobby Higgins). Performer Kay Stiefermann (Bill). Performer Markus Marquardt (Joe). Company BBC Singers. Company BBC Philharmonic. Conductor HK Gruber.
7 Sep 00The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
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Music Chopin (Piano Concerto No 1 in E minor). Music Bruckner (Symphony No 8 in C minor). Performer Evgeny Kissin (piano). Company Bavarian State Orchestra. Conductor Zubin Mehta.
9 Sep 99The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
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Music Glinka (Overture 'Ruslan and Lyudmila'). Music Rakhmaninov (Piano Concerto No 3 in D minor). Music Schmidt (Symphony No 4). Performer Arkady Volodos (piano). Conductor Yakov Kreizberg. Company Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.
9 Sep 98The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L1108739163

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