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Prom 8 archivePart of the BBC Proms.

Archive listings for Prom 8

Work type: Concert.

Invitation to the Dance - T01483272526

Dance - whether in the exotic pulse of Bart?k's Dance Suite, the insistent Russian folk rhythms of Stravinsky's The Firebird or the languorous ballet of Debussy's faun - runs right through tonight's Prom. Peter E?tv?s conducts his new violin concerto Alhambra - performed here by the work's original soloist, award-winning German violinist Isabelle Faust.Performer Isabelle Faust (violin). Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Peter Eotvos.
24 Jul 19The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L1553334549

Youthful Beginnings - T1210431130

The BBC National Orchestra of Wales and its Principal Conductor Thomas Sondergard explore the music of two 20th-century female composers whose early deaths cut their careers tragically short: Prix de Rome winner Lili Boulanger and Wales's Morfydd Owen, whose Nocturne showcases a sensuous and utterly original musical voice. Bertrand Chamayou makes his Proms debut in Mendelssohn's First Piano Concerto - composed when Mendelssohn was just 22 - while Schumann's jubilant Fourth Symphony is also the work of a composer exploring new musical maturity.Performer Bertrand Chamayou (piano). Company BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor Thomas Sondergard.
20 Jul 18The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L1024975261

Celebrating John Williams - T0564115127

Winner of five Academy Awards, 22 Grammy Awards and seven BAFTAs, John Williams is among the greatest of film composers. His scores for Star Wars, Schindler's List, Harry Potter, E. T. The Extra-Terrestrial, Jurassic Park and the Indiana Jones films have made him a household name. The BBC Proms celebrates his extraordinary achievements in a concert to mark Williams's 85th birthday. Keith Lockhart - a long-time colleague of Williams at the Boston Pops Orchestra - conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra in an evening featuring excerpts from the composer's best-loved scores, as well as some lesser-known gems.Company BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor Keith Lockhart.
20 Jul 17The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L1727611752

Strictly Prom - T0495770103

Katie Derham dons her dance shoes and ball gown once more, joined by some of your favourite professionals from Strictly Come Dancing, who will whisk us from Vienna to Latin America and back in the company of the BBC Concert Orchestra and English National Ballet Music Director Gavin Sutherland. If you've ever wanted to know the difference between an English and Viennese waltz, or how classical composers have approached the Charleston and the tango, this is the Prom for you.Performer Katie Derham (presenter/dancer). Performer Joanne Clifton (dancer). Performer Karen Clifton (dancer). Performer Kevin Clifton (dancer). Performer Giovanni Pernice (dancer). Performer Aljaz Skorjanec (dancer). Company BBC Concert Orchester. Conductor Gavin Sutherland.
21 Jul 16The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L060798168

Late Night with BBC Asian Network - T01399816914

Indian singers Benny Dayal and Palak Muchhal, together with British Asian DJ, songwriter and producer Naughty Boy, headline a Prom in association with BBC Asian Network and as part of the 50th anniversary this year of Asian Programmes on the BBC. The event launches a new series of Proms curated in collaboration with six BBC national radio stations - including 6 Music, Radio 1 and Radio 2 - and BBC Music. Bobby Friction presents the very best of South Asian music, from Bollywood to contemporary sounds. Finish time: approx. 23:30Performer Benny Dayal (vocalist). Performer Palak Muchhal (vocalist). Performer Naughty Boy (live producer). Performer Bobby Friction (presenter). Company BBC Philharmonic. Conductor Richard Davis.
22 Jul 15The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L02050272511

Pet Shop Boys - T1383507493

The legendary Pet Shop Boys make their Proms debut in this Late Night Prom, joining the BBC Singers and BBC Concert Orchestra for the world premiere of A Man from the Future, a new piece for electronics, orchestra, choir and narrator. The piece is inspired by the life and work of Alan Turing, who helped break the German Enigma code during the Second World War and formulated the concept of the digital computer, but was prosecuted in 1952 for his homosexuality, receiving a posthumous pardon last year. It comes as a timely homage, 60 years after Turing's death. The concert also includes new orchestral arrangements by renowned film composer Angelo Badalamenti of five Pet Shop Boys songs chosen by Tennant and Lowe, as well as the exuberant overture to their 1991 tour, Performance, heard live in concert for the first time. There will be no interval. Finish time approx. 23:40Group/Band Pet Shop Boys. Company BBC Singers. Company BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor Dominic Wheeler.
23 Jul 14The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L0269248204

Britten, Lutoslawski & Thomas Ades - T393340184

Britten's Sinfonia da Requiem opens a programme of testimony and remembrance. Paul Watkins is the soloist in Lutoslawski's bleak and beautiful Cello Concerto, composed for and dedicated to Mstislav Rostropovich in a period of violent protest and political repression in Poland. Thomas Ades conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra and soloists Christianne Stotijn and Simon Keenlyside in the world premiere of his Totentanz, a commission in memory of Lutoslawski, which sets an anonymous 15th-century text that accompanied a frieze destroyed when Lubeck's Marienkirche was bombed in the Second World War. Finish time: approx. 21:55Performer Paul Watkins (Paul Watkins (cello). Performer Christianne Stitijn (mezzo soprano). Performer Simon Keenlyside (baritone). Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Thomas Ades.
17 Jul 13The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L0446716205

Handel - Judas Maccabaeus - T01553690456

Composed in the wake of the last pitched battle fought on British soil - the putting-down at Culloden of the 1745 Jacobite rebellion - Handel's oratorio recounts a tale of military prowess on the part of the Israelites of biblical times, with whom Protestant England was keen to identify. Under the direction of Laurence Cummings - Music Director of the Handel festivals in London and Gottingen - the distinguished line-up of soloists is headed by John Mark Ainsley, a stylish and much-admired Handelian, here tackling a role long considered the pinnacle of the tenor repertoire. There will be one interval. Finish time: approx. 22:20Performer John Mark Ainsley (Judas Maccabaeus). Performer Christopher Purves (Simon/Eupolemus). Performer Rosemary Joshua (Israelitish Woman). Performer Christine Rice (Israelitish Man). Performer Tim Mead (Israelitish Messenger/Israelitish Priest). Company Choir of the Enlightenment. Company Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Director Laurence Cummings.
19 Jul 12The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L0145929565

Dvorak & Smetana - T747984957

A Czech evening as Jean-Guihen Queyras plays Dvorak’s Cello Concerto and Proms favourite Jiri Belohlavek leads the BBC Symphony Orchestra in a surprising Proms first as the six symphonic poems of Má vlast are performed complete and in sequence. Finish time approx: 22:00Performer Jean-Guihen Queyras (cello). Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Jiri Belohlavek.
20 Jul 11The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L01317619028

BBC National Orchestra of Wales - T383263412

Wartime music dominates the season's first visit by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, tonight under its Principal Conductor since 2006, Thierry Fischer. Britten's early orchestral masterpiece, inspired by three sections of the Christian Mass for the dead, was a product of his years in the USA but reflects the mood of Europe in 1941. Shostakovich completed his graphic Seventh Symphony the same year, as Leningrad - the city of his birth - lay under German siege. By contrast, Prokofiev's witty and exuberant student Piano Concerto displays the optimism of a young composer (and a formidable pianist) at the beginning of his career. Finish time: approx. 22:00Conductor Thierry Fischer. Company BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Performer Alexander Toradze (piano).
22 Jul 10The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L1551407199

T01498776744

We celebrate the 800th anniversary of the University of Cambridge with a concert of music given by a convocation of the university's college choirs and two soloists and a conductor who are among its graduates. Approx. end time: 22:30Music Vaughan Williams (The Wasps - Overture - 9 mins). Music Ryan Wigglesworth (The Genesis of Secrecy - 10 mins - BBC commission: world premiere). Music Vaughan Williams (Five Mystical Songs - 18 mins). Music Stanford (Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in A major - 12 mins). Music Jonathan Harvey (Come Holy Ghost - 7 mins). Music Judith Weir (Ascending into Heaven - 8 mins). Music Saint-Saens (Symphony No 3 - Organ - 36 mins). Performer Simon Keenlyside (baritone). Performer Thomas Trotter (organ). Company Choirs of King's and St John's Colleges. Company Choirs of Clare / Gonville and Caius and Trinity Colleges. Company Choirs from combined Cambridge Colleges. Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Andrew Davis (Sir). Conductor Stephen Cleobury. Conductor Andrew Nethsingha.
22 Jul 09The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L345292307

The Tallis Scholars - T065832927

The Tallis Scholars and conductor Peter Phillips have established themselves as one of the UK’s finest interpreters of Renaissance polyphonic music. In this Late Night Prom they explore two 15th-century Masses based on the chanson ‘Malheur me bat’ (Misfortune has struck me), attributed to Jean de Ockeghem. The Flemish Jacob Obrecht the 550th anniversary of whose birth we celebrate this year - was highly regarded in his day, eclipsed only by Josquin des Prez. Josquin’s ‘Malheur me bat’ setting captures something of the sorrow of Josquin’s patron Cardinal Ascanio Sforza, who had been exiled from Milan, taking Josquin with him. The programme also includes a performance of the original, three-part ‘Malheur me bat’ song, with specially commissioned words. Finish time approx. 23:30Conductor Peter Phillips. Music Obrecht (40mins)). Music Josquin Des Prez (40mins)).
22 Jul 08The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L2098171040

T1535396680

Finish time approx. 22:00Conductor Vassily Sinaisky. Company BBC Philharmonic. Performer Nelson Goerner (piano). Music Arvo Part (Cantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten - Proms Firsts UK Premiere 1979). Music Rakhmaninov (Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini). Music Gliere (Symphony No 3 'Ilya Murometz).
19 Jul 07The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L643969987

T580553606

Finish time approx. 21:40Music Gianandrea Noseda. Company BBC Philharmonic. Performer Ildar Abdrazakov (bass). Music Prokofiev (War and Peace - Overture). Music Shostakovich (Suite on Verses by Michelangelo Buonarroti). Music Prokofiev (Romeo and Juliet - excerpts).
20 Jul 06The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L1083386297

T0745037191

Company BBC Singers. Company BBC Philharmonic. Conductor Gianandrea Noseda. Conductor James MacMillan. Music Stravinsky (The Nightingale - concert performance sung in Russian). Music James MacMillan (A Scotch Bestiary - BBC co-commission with Los Angeles Philharmonic London premiere). Music Ravel (La valse). Performer Wayne Marshall (organ). Performer Olga Trifonova (Nightingale). Performer Ailish Tynan (Cook). Performer Avgeny Akimov (Fiserman). Performer Sergei Leiferkus (Emperor). Performer Darren Jeffery (Chamberlain). Performer Daniel Borowski (Bonze). Performer Irina Tchistyakova (Death).
21 Jul 05The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L1195863896

T02132519166

This concert will be broadcast on BBC4. Finish time approx. 21:50Performer John Casken (Symphony 'Broken Consort' - BBC commission: world premiere). Music Ravel (Piano Concerto in G major). Music Stravinsky (The Firebird). Performer Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano). Company BBC Philharmonic. Conductor Gianandrea Noseda.
22 Jul 04The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L01326879579

T1751276043

Zoe Waites and Brian Protheroe appear subject to availability.Music Mendelssohn (Antigone - incidental music to the tragedy of Sophocles - performed in English). Performer Zoe Waites (Antigone). Performer Brian Protheroe (Creon). Performer Stephan Loges (baritone). Performer Roderick Williams (baritone). Director Eugenia Arsenis. Company BBC Singers (men's voices). Company City of London Sinfonia. Conductor Richard Hickox.
23 Jul 03The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L0476216718

T5892976

Company Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Paul Daniel. Performer Paul Lewis (piano). Music Hans Werner Henze (Fandango 1995 version). Music Beethoven (Piano Concerto No 3 in C minor). Music Vaughan Williams (Symphony No 4 in F minor).
25 Jul 02The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L0462400117

T01290892087

Music Rimsky-Korsakov (Russian Easter Festival Overture). Music James MacMillan (Birds of Rhiannon - BBC commission: world premiere). Music Strauss (Ein Heldenleben). Company The Sixteen. Company BBC Philharmonic. Conductor James MacMillan. Conductor Vassily Sinaisky.
26 Jul 01The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L0910015256

T1806820330

Music Brahms (Violin Concerto in D major). Music Shostakovich (Symphony No 4 in C minor). Performer Vikoria Mullova (violin). Company BBC Philharmonic. Conductor Vassily Sinaisky.
20 Jul 00The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L07215571

T1005677106

Pre-Prom Talk at 18:00 - Sir Peter Maxwell DaviesMusic Sir Peter Maxwell Davies (Spinning Jenny - BBC commission world premiere). Music Elgar (Cello Concerto in E minor). Music Prokofiev (Romeo and Juliet excerpts). Performer Ralph Kirshbaum (cello). Company BBC Philharmonic. Conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier. Conductor Sir Peter Maxwell Davies.
21 Jul 99The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L01698709942

T02024916661

Music Beethoven (Symphony No 4 in B flat major). Music Brahms (Symphony No 4 in E minor). Conductor Bernard Haitink. Company Dresden Staatskapelle.
23 Jul 98The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L01860648261

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