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Prom 75 archivePart of the BBC Proms.

Archive listings for Prom 75

Work type: Concert.

Last Night of the Proms - T2099280516

From orchestral dances and marches to songs and arias, Offenbach's light-footed musical comedy to Verdi's operatic tragedies, world premieres to traditional favourites, this year's Last Night of the Proms is a spectacular climax to the world's largest classical music festival. Charismatic American mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton, whose lustrous voice has established her as one of the most exciting performers of her generation, joins Sakari Oramo and the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus to lead the musical celebrations.Performer Jamie Barton (mezzo-soprano). Company BBC Singers. Company BBC Symphony Chorus. Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Sakari Oramo.
14 Sep 19The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L0134184593

Last Night of the Proms - T0710085534

Sir Andrew Davis, the much-loved former Chief Conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra and a veteran steersman of the Last Night, returns to direct the greatest annual party in classical music. The popular nautical theme of traditional favourites by Henry Wood and Thomas Arne is extended in Stanford's Songs of the Sea, featuring star Canadian baritone Gerald Finley. Another British choral classic, Blest Pair of Sirens - honouring the 'harmonious sisters, Voice and Verse' - joins Jerusalem in the centenary year of Hubert Parry's death. There's a dash of Broadway in the touching 'Soliloquy' from Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel, in which the wife-battering Billy finds new eloquence while vowing to change his ways, and a more mischievous streak in Milhaud's delightful suite Scaramouche. Roxanna Panufnik's new commission rounds off a series of over 40 world, UK or London premieres this season, continuing the forward-looking vision of Proms founder-conductor Henry Wood. There will be one intervalPerformer Jess Gillam (saxophone). Performer Gerald Finley (baritone). Company BBC Singers. Company BBC Symphony Chorus. Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Andrew Davis (Sir).
8 Sep 18The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L0366134395

Last Night of the Proms - T04743606

Sakari Oramo and the BBC Symphony Orchestra weave together many of this season's strands with music by John Adams, Sibelius and Malcolm Sargent. Nina Stemme leads the end-of-season festivities, joined by the BBC Singers and BBC Symphony Chorus.Performer Nina Stemme (soprano). Performer Lucy Crowe (soprano). Performer Christine Rice (mezzo-soprano). Performer Ben Johnson (tenor). Performer John Relyea (bass). Company BBC Singers. Company BBC Symphony Chorus. Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Sakari Oramo.
9 Sep 17The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L02142345715

Last Night of the Proms - T056737991

Performer Juan Diego Florez (tenor). Performer Francesca Chiejina (soprano). Performer Eve Daniell (soprano). Performer Lauren Fagan (soprano). Performer Alison Rose (soprano). Performer Claire Barnett-Jones (mezzo-soprano). Performer Marta Fontanals-Simmons (mezzo-soprano). Performer Anna Harvey (mezzo-soprano). Performer Katie Stevenson (mezzo-soprano). Performer Trystan Llyr Grifiths (tenor). Performer Oliver Johnston (tenor). Performer Joshua Owen Mills (tenor). Performer James Way (tenor). Performer Bragi Jonsson (bass). Performer Benjamin Lewis (bass). Performer James Newby (bass). Performer Bradley Travis (bass). Company BBC Proms Youth Ensemble. Company BBC Singers. Company The BBC Symphony Chorus. Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Sakari Oramo.
10 Sep 16The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L0343329000

Elgar - The Dream of Gerontius - T1034016473

Sir Simon Rattle conducts the second of two performances by the Vienna Philharmonic, completing a Proms triptych of Elgar's great oratorios, spread across recent seasons, with arguably the greatest of them all: The Dream of Gerontius. This is spiritual inquiry at its most musically intoxicating and ecstatic - a work that reaches after the same mystic transcendence as Wagner's Parsifal. The BBC Proms Youth Choir returns for its fourth festival appearance, joining soloists Toby Spence and Roderick Williams, with Czech mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kozena as the Angel. Finish time approx. 21:40Performer Magdalena Kozena (mezzo-soprano). Performer Toby Spence (tenor). Performer Roderick Williams (baritone). Company BBC Proms Youth Choir. Company Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor Simon Rattle (Sir).
11 Sep 15The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L1397788984

Beethoven - Symphony No. 9 - T0830351435

A highlight of every season in recent Proms history, Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 this year returns to its once-traditional slot on the penultimate night - a symphonic finale before the musical party that is the Last Night. Giving their second performance ?this summer, the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra and conductor Riccardo Chailly are joined by an international cast of soloists for this audacious musical testament of faith and unity across all nations and creeds. When Mahler later said that a symphony should 'embrace the whole universe', it's hard to imagine he wasn't thinking of Beethoven's mighty 'Choral' Symphony. There will be no interval. Finish time approx. 20:55.Performer Christina Landshamer (soprano). Performer Gerhild Romberger (mezzo-soprano). Performer Steve Davislim (tenor). Performer Dmitry Belosselskiy (bass). Company Members of the Leipzig Opera Chorus. Company Leipzig Gewandhaus Choir. Company Leipzig Gewandhaus Childrens Choir. Company London Symphony Chorus. Company Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra. Conductor Riccardo Chailly.
12 Sep 14The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L1011194628

Last Night of the Proms - T01282967472

The Last Night begins with a celebratory new work by Anna Clyne and includes a rare performance of Britten's 1967 overture for chorus and orchestra The Building of the House, a touch of Broadway magic and the sound of a glass ceiling being broken as Marin Alsop takes charge of her first Last Night. Nigel Kennedy and Joyce DiDonato are the star soloists in a programme that picks up sea-faring themes from Bantock and George Lloyd and includes a translatlantic flavour. Finish time: approx. 22:40Performer Joyce DiDonato (mezzo-soprano). Performer Nigel Kennedy (violin). Company BBC Symphony Chorus. Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Marin Alsop.
7 Sep 13The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L1829110251

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra - Haydn & R. Strauss - T1491187918

The doyen of European conductors presents favourite repertoire with an ensemble closely associated with the history and traditions of orchestral music. The last of Haydn's symphonies, written while he was living in London, proved an instant critical and commercial success. Not so the Strauss, part-elegy for Mahler, part-celebration of the composer himself. Mingling childhood memories of a schoolboy mountaineering expedition with a deeper vision of man's place on earth, the work was received rather sniffily in Britain until dedicated interpreters such as Bernard Haitink arrived to change all that. Finish time approx. 21:35Company Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor Bernard Haitink.
7 Sep 12The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L0861839071

Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610 - T01354775817

Four hundred years after Monteverdi published his great collection of church music, the assorted choral, vocal and orchestral splendours of what is now universally known as the Vespers of 1610 bring this season's Venetian strand to its spectacular conclusion. With performers ranged around the Arena and Gallery as well as the main stage, Sir John Eliot Gardiner and his Monteverdi Choir return to the music with which they made their Proms debut in 1968, now joined by the expert period instrumentalists of the English Baroque Soloists, and with the additional brass forces of His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts. Finish time: approx. 21:20Conductor John Eliot Gardiner (Sir). Company Monteverdi Choir. Company London Oratory Junior Choir. Company Schola Cantorum of the Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School. Company English Baroque Soloists. Company His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts.
10 Sep 10The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L0101437810

Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma - T120662970

Following its Proms debut in 2004, cellist Yo-Yo Ma's innovative and cross-cultural Silk Road Ensemble returns for a cornucopian Late Night Prom as part of its 10th-anniversary celebrations. The boundary-crossing offering explores yet more of the historical and contemporary musical links between East and West, inspired by the ancient trading route between China and Europe. Approx finish time: 23:45. Broadcast Live on BBC Radio 3. There will be no interval.
11 Sep 09The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L552763197

Beethoven's 'Choral' Symphony - T01579348488

Finish time approx. 21:50Music Wagner (13 mins)). Music Penderecki (9 mins)). Music Beethoven (6 mins)). Music Beethoven (70 mins)). Performer Emma Bell (soprano). Performer Jane Irwin (mezzo-soprano). Performer Timothy Robinson (tenor). Performer Iain Paterson (bass). Company City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus. Company BBC Philharmonic. Conductor Gianandrea Noseda.
12 Sep 08The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L0603833030

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