• Fri 5 Aug

    19:00 Royal Albert Hall
    Prom 27
    • Helen Grime b.1981
    • Two Eardley Pictures – 1: Catterline in Winter
      BBC commission: world premiere (8 mins)
      • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
      • Thomas Dausgaard conductor
    • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 1840–1893
    • Violin Concerto in D major Violin Concerto in D major Also known as: Violin Concerto in D major, Op 35 (33 mins)
      • Pekka Kuusisto violin
      • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
      • Thomas Dausgaard conductor
    • INTERVAL
    • Igor Stravinsky 1882–1971
    • Petrushka (1947 version) (35 mins)
      • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
      • Thomas Dausgaard conductor
    • Pekka Kuusisto violin
    • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
    • Thomas Dausgaard conductor

    The first part of a two-part commission by Helen Grime (see also Prom 30) opens the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra’s first Prom. It’s followed by Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto and Stravinsky’s Petrushka.

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  • Sun 7 Aug

    19:30 Royal Albert Hall
    Prom 31
    • Sergei Prokofiev 1891–1953
    • Scythian Suite Scythian Suite Also known as: Scythian Suite, Op 20 (20 mins)
      • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
      • Thomas Dausgaard conductor
    • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 1840–1893
    • Piano Concerto No 1 in B flat minor (original version, 1879) Piano Concerto No 1 in B flat minor (original version, 1879) Also known as: Piano Concerto No 1 in B flat minor, Op 23 (1879 version) (34 mins)
      • Kirill Gerstein piano
      • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
      • Thomas Dausgaard conductor
    • INTERVAL
    • Igor Stravinsky 1882–1971
    • The Rite of Spring The Rite of Spring Also known as: Le Sacre du printemps (34 mins)
      • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
      • Thomas Dausgaard conductor
    • Kirill Gerstein piano
    • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
    • Thomas Dausgaard conductor

    The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra presents an all-Russian programme, including Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring. The evening begins with Prokofiev’s Scythian Suite before Kirill Gerstein is the soloist in Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1.

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  • Fri 12 Aug

    19:30 Usher Hall, Edinburgh
    Edinburgh International Festival: Boulez, A Celebration
    • Pierre Boulez 1925–2016
    • 'Don' from Pli selon pli (17 mins)
    • INTERVAL
    • Alban Berg 1885–1935
    • Three Pieces for Orchestra (20 mins)
    • Claude Debussy 1862–1918
    • La mer La mer Also known as: La Mer (24 mins)
    • Pierre Boulez 1925–2016
    • Mémoriale
      (...explosante-fixe... Originel) (7 mins)
    • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
    • Yeree Suh soprano
    • Matthias Pintscher conductor

    Matthias Pintscher conducts works by Boulez, Berg & Debussy at the Usher Hall

  • Sat 20 Aug

    19:30 Royal Albert Hall
    Prom 46
    • Gérard Grisey 1946–1998
    • Dérives
      UK premiere (13 mins)
      • BBC Symphony Chorus
      • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
      • Ilan Volkov conductor
    • Gustav Mahler 1860–1911
    • Rückert-Lieder (20 mins)
      • Tanja Ariane Baumgartner mezzo-soprano
      • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
      • BBC Symphony Chorus
      • Ilan Volkov conductor
    • INTERVAL
    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1756–1791
    • Mass in C minor, K427 Mass in C minor, K427 Also known as: Mass in C minor, K 427 (55 mins)
      • Louise Alder soprano
      • Carolyn Sampson soprano
      • Benjamin Hulett tenor
      • Matthew Rose bass
      • BBC Symphony Chorus
      • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
      • Ilan Volkov conductor
    • Louise Alder soprano
    • Carolyn Sampson soprano
    • Tanja Ariane Baumgartner mezzo-soprano
    • Benjamin Hulett tenor
    • Matthew Rose bass
    • BBC Symphony Chorus
    • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
    • Ilan Volkov conductor

    Mahler’s Rückert-Lieder is paired with Mozart’s Mass in C minor – the ‘Great’. Soprano Carolyn Sampson and bass Matthew Rose are among the soloists. They’re joined by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Chorus and conducted by Ilan Volkov.

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  • Sun 21 Aug

    19:30 Royal Albert Hall
    Prom 48
    • Matthias Pintscher b.1971
    • Reflections on Narcissus (35 mins)
      • Alisa Weilerstein cello
      • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
      • Matthias Pintscher conductor
    • INTERVAL
    • Felix Mendelssohn 1809–1847
    • A Midsummer Night's Dream
      overture and incidental music (66 mins)
      • Katherine Broderick soprano
      • Clara Mouriz mezzo-soprano
      • Alisa Weilerstein cello
      • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
      • Finchley Childrens Music Group
      • Matthias Pintscher conductor
      • Bijan Sheibani stage director
    • Katherine Broderick soprano
    • Clara Mouriz mezzo-soprano
    • Alisa Weilerstein cello
    • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
    • Finchley Childrens Music Group
    • Matthias Pintscher conductor
    • Bijan Sheibani stage director

    Alisa Weilerstein joins the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra to perform Pintscher’s Reflections on Narcissus for cello and orchestra, before a performance of Mendelssohn’s music for A Midsummer Night’s Dream, interspersed with text by Gerard McBurney.

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  • Sun 28 Aug

    19:30 Usher Hall, Edinburgh
    Edinburgh International Festival: Gurrelieder
    • Arnold Schoenberg 1874–1951
    • Gurre-Lieder (110 mins)
    • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
    • Anja Kampe Tove
    • Karen Cargill Waldtaube
    • Simon O'Neill Waldemar
    • Anthony Dean Griffey Klaus the Fool
    • Iain Paterson Peasant
    • Thomas Quasthoff speaker
    • Edinburgh Festival Chorus
    • Donald Runnicles conductor

    Donald Runnicles conducts Schoenberg's Gurrelieder at the Edinburgh International Festival