• Fri 13 Jul 2012

    • 16:30 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus In Tune

      Sean Rafferty and Suzy Klein present a live Proms edition of BBC Radio 3’s In Tune, featuring artists from the season.

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    • 19:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 1: First Night of the Proms
      • Mark-Anthony Turnage b.1960
      • Canon Fever
        world premiere (3 mins)
        • Edward Gardner Canon Fever
      • ElgarEdward Elgar 1857–1934
      • Overture 'Cockaigne (In London Town)' (15 mins)
        • Sir Roger Norrington Cockaigne
      • DeliusFrederick Delius 1862–1934
      • Sea Drift (25 mins)
        • Bryn Terfel bass-baritone
        • Sir Mark Elder Sea Drift
      • INTERVAL
      • TippettMichael Tippett 1905–1998
      • Suite for the Birthday of Prince Charles (16 mins)
        • Martyn Brabbins Suite for the Birthday of Prince Charles
      • ElgarEdward Elgar 1857–1934
      • Coronation Ode, Op 44 (33 mins)
        • Susan Gritton soprano
        • Sarah Connolly mezzo-soprano
        • Robert Murray tenor
        • Gerald Finley bass-baritone
        • BBC Symphony Chorus
        • Edward Gardner Coronation Ode
      • Edward Gardner Canon Fever, Coronation Ode
      • Sir Roger Norrington Cockaigne
      • Bryn Terfel bass-baritone
      • Sir Mark Elder Sea Drift
      • Martyn Brabbins Suite for the Birthday of Prince Charles
      • Susan Gritton soprano
      • Sarah Connolly mezzo-soprano
      • Robert Murray tenor
      • Gerald Finley bass-baritone
      • BBC Symphony Chorus
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra

      Four conductors pass the baton in an all-English First Night featuring works by Turnage, Elgar, Delius and Tippett.

  • Sat 14 Jul

    • 13:30 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Sing

      Bring your family to join professional singers in favourite songs from My Fair Lady. Ideal for family members aged 7-plus.

    • 17:15 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Literary

      George Bernard Shaw’s play Pygmalion, the inspiration for My Fair Lady, is discussed by Shaw’s biographer Sir Michael Holroyd and Professor of Irish History, Roy Foster. Henry Higgins and Eliza Doolittle are brought to life by the actors Tim Pigott-Smith and Rachael Stirling, who recently appeared in Pygmalion on stage. Matthew Sweet presents.

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    • 19:00 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 2: Lerner & Loewe – My Fair Lady
      • LoeweFrederick Loewe 1901–1988
      • My Fair Lady
        (semi-staged) (170 mins)
      • Annalene Beechey vocalist (Eliza Doolittle)
      • Anthony Andrews actor (Professor Henry Higgins), Proms debut artist
      • James Fleet actor (Colonel Hugh Pickering)
      • Alun Armstrong actor (Alfred P. Doolittle)
      • Siân Philips actress (Mrs Higgins)
      • Julian Ovenden vocalist (Freddy Eynsford-Hill)
      • Jenny Galloway actress (Mrs Pearce)
      • John Wilson Orchestra
      • John Wilson Conductor
      • Shaun Kerrison stage director

      Reviving the original film orchestrations for the 1964 film of My Fair Lady, John Wilson returns with his hand-picked orchestra.

    • 22:00 Royal Albert Hall
      Proms Plus Late

      Informal post-Prom music and poetry from emerging young talent.

  • Sun 15 Jul

    • 17:15 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Intro

      Louise Fryer explores Debussy’s only completed opera with guests Richard Langham-Smith and Patrick McGuinness.

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    • 19:00 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 3: Debussy – Pelléas et Mélisande
      • DebussyClaude Debussy 1862–1918
      • Pelléas et Mélisande
        concert performance; sung in French (145 mins)
      • Phillip Addis baritone (Pelléas)
      • Karen Vourc'h soprano (Mélisande), Proms debut artist
      • Laurent Naouri bass-baritone (Golaud), Proms debut artist
      • Sir John Tomlinson bass (Arkel)
      • Elodie Méchain alto (Geneviève), Proms debut artist
      • Dima Bawab soprano (Yniold), Proms debut artist
      • Nahuel di Pierro bass (Doctor/Shepherd), Proms debut artist
      • Monteverdi Choir
      • Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique
      • Sir John Eliot Gardiner Conductor

      Sir John Eliot Gardiner conducts Debussy’s enigmatic masterpiece, Pelléas et Mélisande, with his period-instrument orchestra.

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  • Mon 16 Jul

    • 13:00 Cadogan Hall
      Proms Chamber Music 1: Alice Coote sings French chansons
      • GounodCharles-François Gounod 1818–1893
      • Au printemps (2 mins)
      • Saint-SaënsCamille Saint-Saëns 1835–1921
      • Aimons-nous (4 mins)
      • FauréGabriel Fauré 1845–1924
      • Poème d'un jour (6 mins)
      • Cinq mélodies 'de Venise' – En sourdine (3 mins)
      • Au bord de l'eau (2 mins)
      • Les roses d'Ispahan (3 mins)
      • Le secret (2 mins)
      • Notre amour (2 mins)
      • SatieErik Satie 1866–1925
      • Je te veux (4 mins)
      • HahnReynaldo Hahn 1874–1947
      • L'énamourée (4 mins)
      • Fumée (3 mins)
      • Dans la nuit (2 mins)
      • Chansons grises (2 mins)
      • PoulencFrancis Poulenc 1899–1963
      • Métamorphoses – C'est ainsi que tu es (2 mins)
      • Banalités – Hôtel, Voyages à Paris (2 mins)
      • Les chemins d'amour (4 mins)
      • Alice Coote mezzo-soprano
      • Julius Drake piano

      Opera star Alice Coote plays the more intimate concert arena in a recital of enchanting French song with pianist Julius Drake.

    • 17:45 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Intro

      Ara Guzelimian (Provost and Dean, Juilliard School of Music) and Jonathan Freeman-Attwood (Principal, Royal Academy of Music) discuss the long-standing series of collaborations between their distinguished conservatoires. Louise Fryer hosts.

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    • 19:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 4: Respighi, Ravel and Adams
      • RespighiOttorino Respighi 1879–1936
      • Roman Festivals (22 mins)
      • RavelMaurice Ravel 1875–1937
      • Piano Concerto in G major (22 mins)
        • Imogen Cooper piano
      • INTERVAL
      • John Adams b.1947
      • City Noir (34 mins)
      • Imogen Cooper piano
      • Juilliard Orchestra
      • Orchestra of the Royal Academy of Music
      • John Adams Conductor

      Exuberant orchestral colours guaranteed in a transatlantic partnership of music colleges, conducted by composer John Adams.

  • Tue 17 Jul

    • 17:45 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Portrait

      Kaija Saariaho discusses Laterna magica with Tom Service prior to its UK premiere and introduces performances of her chamber works Serenatas and Tocar given by musicians from the London Sinfonietta Academy Ensemble.

    • 19:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 5: Strauss, Saariaho & Sibelius
      • Richard Strauss 1864–1949
      • Also sprach Zarathustra (Also sprach Zarathustra, Op 30) (32 mins)
      • Four Last Songs. (22 mins)
        • Anne Schwanewilms soprano
      • INTERVAL
      • Kaija Saariaho b.1952
      • Laterna magica
        UK premiere (22 mins)
      • SibeliusJean Sibelius 1865–1957
      • Symphony No. 7 in C major Symphony No. 7 in C major, Op 105 (23 mins)
      • Anne Schwanewilms soprano
      • BBC Philharmonic
      • Juanjo Mena Conductor

      Lush Strauss favourites (Four Last Songs and Also sprach Zarathustra) feature alongside music by Finns Sibelius and Saariaho.

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  • Wed 18 Jul

    • 17:15 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Literary

      Conductor Jane Glover begins a four-part series in which musicians from this year’s Proms season reveal their literary passions and talk about what they are reading this summer.

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    • 19:00 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 6: Lam, Rachmaninov & Prokofiev
      • Fung Lam b.1979
      • Endless Forms
        BBC commission: world premiere (9 mins)
      • RachmaninovSergey Rachmaninov 1873–1943
      • Concerto for Piano No. 2 in C minor, Op 18 (35 mins)
        • Kirill Gerstein piano
      • Earl Wild
      • Seven Virtuoso Études – I got rhythm
        Encore (2 mins)
        • Kirill Gerstein piano
      • INTERVAL
      • ProkofievSergey Prokofiev 1891–1953
      • Symphony No. 6 in E flat minor, Op 111 (43 mins)
      • Kirill Gerstein piano
      • Sakari Oramo Conductor
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra

      Russian-born Kirill Gerstein is the soloist in one of tonight’s two Russian classics: Rachmaninov’s romantic Piano Concerto No. 2.

    • 22:15 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 7: Handel – Water Music and Music for the Royal Fireworks
      • HandelGeorge Frideric Handel 1685–1759
      • Water Music Suite No. 1 in F major, HWV 348 (26 mins)
      • Water Music Suite No. 2 in D Major, HWV 349 (10 mins)
      • Water Music Suite No. 3 in G major, HWV 350 (10 mins)
      • Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351 (17 mins)
      • Hervé Niquet Conductor, Proms debut artist
      • Le Concert Spirituel

      Handel’s resplendent Water Music suites and Music for the Royal Fireworks get an upsized French period-instrument treatment.

  • Thu 19 Jul

    • 17:45 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Intro

      Musicians from the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment introduce Handel’s oratorio Judas Maccabaeus with musical examples. Sara Mohr-Pietsch presents.

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    • 19:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 8: Handel  – Judas Maccabaeus
      • HandelGeorge Frideric Handel 1685–1759
      • Judas Maccabaeus, HWV 63 (130 mins)
      • John Mark Ainsley tenor (Judas Maccabaeus)
      • Alastair Miles bass (Simon/Eupolemus)
      • Rosemary Joshua soprano (Israelitish Woman)
      • Christine Rice mezzo-soprano (Israelitish Man)
      • Tim Mead counter-tenor (Israelitish Messenger/Israelitish Priest)
      • Choir of the Enlightenment
      • Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
      • Laurence Cummings Director

      Once more popular than his Messiah, Handel’s Judas Maccabaeus receives its first Proms performance – with period-instrument punch.

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  • Fri 20 Jul

    • 18:15 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Intro

      On the first night of Daniel Barenboim’s Beethoven/Boulez cycle, the conductor talks to Proms Director Roger Wright.

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    • 19:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 9: Beethoven Cycle – Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2
      • BeethovenLudwig van Beethoven 1770–1827
      • Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op 21 (25 mins)
      • Pierre Boulez b.1925
      • Dérive 2 (45 mins)
      • INTERVAL
      • BeethovenLudwig van Beethoven 1770–1827
      • Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op 36 (35 mins)
      • West–Eastern Divan Orchestra
      • Daniel Barenboim Conductor

      Daniel Barenboim begins his Beethoven symphony cycle at the beginning, with the First and Second; plus Boulez’s Dérive 2.

  • Sat 21 Jul

  • Sun 22 Jul

    • 14:45 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Intro

      An illustrated introduction to tonight’s performance of The Trojans with Sara Mohr-Pietsch.

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    • 16:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 11: Berlioz – The Trojans
      • BerliozHector Berlioz 1803–1869
      • Les Troyens (255 mins)
      • Bryan Hymel tenor (Aeneas)
      • Fabio Capitanucci baritone (Coroebus), Proms debut artist
      • Ashley Holland baritone (Panthus)
      • Brindley Sherratt bass (Narbal)
      • Ji-Min Park tenor (Iopas), Proms debut artist
      • Barbara Senator mezzo-soprano (Ascanius), Proms debut artist
      • Anna Caterina Antonacci soprano (Cassandra)
      • Eva Maria Westbroek soprano (Dido), Proms debut artist
      • Hanna Hipp mezzo-soprano (Anna), Proms debut artist
      • Ed Lyon tenor (Hylas)
      • Robert Lloyd bass (Priam)
      • Lukas Jakobski bass (Greek Chieftain)
      • Jihoon Kim bass (Ghost of Hector), Proms debut artist
      • Ji Hyun Kim tenor (Helenus), Proms debut artist
      • Pamela Helen Stephen mezzo-soprano (Hecuba)
      • Royal Opera Chorus
      • Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
      • Sir Antonio Pappano Conductor

      Hit and myth: Antonio Pappano conducts his Royal Opera forces in Berlioz’s celebrated operatic epic The Trojans.

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  • Mon 23 Jul

    • 13:00 Cadogan Hall
      Proms Chamber Music 2: Tenebrae
      • GibbonsOrlando Gibbons 1583–1625
      • First Set of Madrigals and Motets of Five Parts (1612) – selection (8 mins)
      • The Cryes of London (7 mins)
        • The Rose Consort
      • Julian Philips b.1969
      • Sorowfull Songes
        BBC commission: world premiere (10 mins)
      • Steve Martland b.1959
      • Street Songs – selection (22 mins)
        • Rob Farrer marimba
      • The Rose Consort
      • Rob Farrer marimba
      • Tenebrae
      • Nigel Short Conductor

      Choral group Tenebrae explores 400 years of music evoking the bustle of London’s streets, from Gibbons to the present day.

    • 17:45 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Intro

      Mariam Said and BBC Radio 3 New Generation Thinker Shahidha Bari on the story of the West–Eastern Divan Orchestra, with host Clemency Burton-Hill.

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    • 19:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 12: Beethoven Cycle – Symphonies Nos. 5 & 6
      • BeethovenLudwig van Beethoven 1770–1827
      • Symphony No. 6 in F major 'Pastoral' Symphony No. 6 in F major 'Pastoral', Op 68 (40 mins)
      • Pierre Boulez b.1925
      • Mémoriale ('… explosante-fixe …' Originel) (8 mins)
        • Guy Eshed flute
      • Messagesquisse (8 mins)
        • Hassan Moataz El Molla cello, Proms debut artist
      • INTERVAL
      • BeethovenLudwig van Beethoven 1770–1827
      • Symphony No. 5 in C minor (30 mins)
      • Guy Eshed flute
      • Hassan Moataz El Molla cello, Proms debut artist
      • West–Eastern Divan Orchestra
      • Daniel Barenboim Conductor

      Daniel Barenboim reaches the midpoint of his Beethoven cycle, exploring Nature and Fate in the ‘Pastoral’ and Fifth symphonies.

  • Tue 24 Jul

    • 17:15 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Literary

      Ed Stourton, presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Sunday, is joined by a panel of guests to explore the influence on contemporary Arabic literature of the social and political uprisings of the ‘Arab Spring’.

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    • 19:00 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 13: Beethoven Cycle – Symphonies Nos. 7 & 8
      • BeethovenLudwig van Beethoven 1770–1827
      • Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op 93 (25 mins)
      • Pierre Boulez b.1925
      • Anthèmes 2 (25 mins)
        • Michael Barenboim violin
        • IRCAM live electronics
      • INTERVAL
      • BeethovenLudwig van Beethoven 1770–1827
      • Symphony No. 7 in A major Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op 92 (35 mins)
      • Michael Barenboim violin
      • IRCAM live electronics
      • West–Eastern Divan Orchestra
      • Daniel Barenboim Conductor

      Two more Beethoven symphonies frame Boulez’s Anthèmes, for violin and electronics, under Daniel Barenboim’s baton.

    • 22:00 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 14: Kronos Quartet
      • Omar Souleyman b.1966
      • I'll Prevent the Hunters from Hunting You (La sidounak sayyada) (arr. Jacob Garchik)
        UK premiere (4 mins)
      • Sofia Gubaidulina b.1931
      • String Quartet No. 4 (12 mins)
      • Ben Johnston b.1926
      • String Quartet No. 4, 'Amazing Grace' (11 mins)
      • Nicole Lizée b.1973
      • The Golden Age of the Radiophonic Workshop (Fibre-Optic Flowers)
        BBC commission: world premiere (10 mins)
      • Traditional
      • Tusen tankar (A Thousand Thoughts) transcr. Ljova, arr. Kronos Quartet (5 mins)
      • Aleksandra Vrebalov b.1970
      • … hold me, neighbor, in this storm … (22 mins)
      • Clint Mansell
      • Death is the Road to Awe
        Encore (9 mins)
      • Kronos Quartet

      An eclectic late night featuring the ever crusading Kronos Quartet, with influences from the USA, Syria, the Balkans and Scandinavia.

  • Wed 25 Jul

    • 17:30 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Family

      Rachel Leach takes you on a family-friendly whistle-stop tour of the evening Prom with live musical examples. Bring your instrument and join in.

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    • 19:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 15: Smetana, Prokofiev & Dvořák
      • SmetanaBedřich Smetana 1824–1884
      • String Quartet No. 1 in E minor, 'From My Life' (orch. Szell) (28 mins)
        • BBC Symphony Orchestra
        • Jiří Bělohlávek Conductor
      • ProkofievSergey Prokofiev 1891–1953
      • Concerto for Violin No. 1 in D major, Op 19 (22 mins)
        • Vadim Gluzman violin
        • BBC Symphony Orchestra
        • Jiří Bělohlávek Conductor
      • INTERVAL
      • DvořákAntonín Dvořák 1841–1904
      • Symphony No. 7 in D minor Symphony No. 7 in D minor, Op 70 (35 mins)
        • BBC Symphony Orchestra
        • Jiří Bělohlávek Conductor
      • YsaÿeEugène Ysaÿe 1858–1931
      • Violin Sonata No. 2, ‘Jacques Thibaud’ – 1st movement, ‘Obsession’
        Encore (8 mins)
        • Vadim Gluzman violin
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
      • Jiří Bělohlávek Conductor
      • Vadim Gluzman violin

      Jirˇí Beˇlohlávek conducts works by two Czech compatriots; Vadim Gluzman is the soloist in Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 1.

  • Thu 26 Jul

    • 17:00 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Family

      Join Rachel Leach and discover the stories behind the music, learn about the composers and perform alongside musicians from the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Bring your instrument and join in.

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    • 19:00 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 16: Elgar, Wood, Ravel & Debussy
      • ElgarEdward Elgar 1857–1934
      • In the South (Alassio) (23 mins)
      • Hugh Wood b.1932
      • Concerto for Piano, Op 32 (30 mins)
        • Joanna MacGregor piano
      • INTERVAL
      • RavelMaurice Ravel 1875–1937
      • Une barque sur l'océan (8 mins)
      • DebussyClaude Debussy 1862–1918
      • La cathédrale engloutie (orch. Henry Wood) (8 mins)
      • La mer (25 mins)
      • Joanna MacGregor piano
      • BBC National Orchestra of Wales
      • Ryan Wigglesworth Conductor

      A Channel-crossing Prom featuring Elgar’s sunny In the South plus classics of the French repertoire under Ryan Wigglesworth.

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    • 22:15 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 17: Beethoven & Boulez
      • BeethovenLudwig van Beethoven 1770–1827
      • Piano Quintet in E flat major, Op 16 (25 mins)
      • Pierre Boulez b.1925
      • Le marteau sans maître (35 mins)
        • Hilary Summers mezzo-soprano
        • François-Xavier Roth Conductor
      • Hilary Summers mezzo-soprano
      • François-Xavier Roth Conductor
      • West–Eastern Divan Orchestra (members)

      François-Xavier Roth conducts Pierre Boulez's iconic Le marteau sans maître in a Late Night Prom with members of the West–Eastern Divan Orchestra.

  • Fri 27 Jul

    • 16:45 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Sing

      Join Mary King in a special sing-through of the ‘Ode to Joy’ from Beethoven’s ‘Choral’ Symphony to mark the opening of the London Olympics. No need to book – just turn up!

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    • 18:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 18: Beethoven Cycle – Symphony No. 9, 'Choral'
      • BeethovenLudwig van Beethoven 1770–1827
      • Symphony No. 9 in D minor, 'Choral' (77 mins)
      • Anna Samuil soprano
      • Waltraud Meier mezzo-soprano
      • René Pape bass
      • National Youth Choir of Great Britain
      • West–Eastern Divan Orchestra
      • Daniel Barenboim Conductor

      Daniel Barenboim’s Beethoven cycle concludes with the universal message of the Ninth, on the opening day of the London Olympics.

  • Sat 28 Jul

    • 15:00 Cadogan Hall
      Proms Saturday Matinee 2: Les 24 Violons du Roy
      • LullyJean-Baptiste Lully 1632–1687
      • Armide – suite (15 mins)
      • DesmaretsHenri Desmarets 1661–1741
      • Circé – suite (10 mins)
      • MaraisMarin Marais 1656–1728
      • Ariane et Bacchus – suite (15 mins)
      • CampraAndré Campra 1660–1744
      • Tancrède – suite (13 mins)
      • LalandeMichel-Richard de Lalande 1657–1726
      • Symphonies pour les soupez du roy – suite (12 mins)
      • Les 24 Violons du Roy
      • Sir Roger Norrington Conductor

      French music from the court of Louis XIV in a cross-Channel collaboration of music conservatoires, under Sir Roger Norrington.

    • 17:45 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Intro

      Join Stephen Johnson for an illustrated introduction to the music in tonight’s Prom.

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    • 19:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 19: Gudmundsen-Holmgreen, Shostakovich, Langgaard & Tchaikovsky
      • LanggaardRued Langgaard 1893–1952
      • Symphony No. 11, ‘Ixion’
        UK premiere (5 mins)
        • BBC Symphony Orchestra
        • Thomas Dausgaard Conductor
      • Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen b.1932
      • Incontri
        UK premiere (14 mins)
        • BBC Symphony Orchestra
        • Thomas Dausgaard Conductor
      • ShostakovichDmitry Shostakovich 1906–1975
      • Concerto for Cello No. 1 in E flat major, Op 107 (29 mins)
        • Daniel Müller-Schott cello
        • BBC Symphony Orchestra
        • Thomas Dausgaard Conductor
      • INTERVAL
      • TchaikovskyPyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 1840–1893
      • Symphony No. 6 in B minor, 'Pathétique' (45 mins)
        • BBC Symphony Orchestra
        • Thomas Dausgaard Conductor
      • BrittenBenjamin Britten 1913–1976
      • Cello Suite No. 2
        Declamato (Encore) (4 mins)
        • Daniel Müller-Schott cello
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
      • Thomas Dausgaard Conductor
      • Daniel Müller-Schott cello

      Tchaikovsky’s turbulent ‘Pathétique’ Symphony and Shostakovich’s First Cello Concerto feature, conducted by Thomas Dausgaard.

    • 22:00 Royal Albert Hall
      Proms Plus Late

      Informal post-Prom music and poetry from emerging young talent.

  • Sun 29 Jul

    • 11:00 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Family Orchestra & Chorus

      Join the Family Orchestra and Chorus in creating its own Wallace & Gromit soundtrack!

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    • 13:30 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Family Orchestra & Chorus

      Join the Family Orchestra and Chorus in creating its own Wallace & Gromit soundtrack!

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    • 15:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 20: The Wallace & Gromit Prom: Musical Marvels!
      • CoplandAaron Copland 1900–1990
      • Fanfare for the Common Man (4 mins)
      • John Adams b.1947
      • Short Ride in a Fast Machine (5 mins)
      • DebussyClaude Debussy 1862–1918
      • Clair de Lune (arr. Caplet) (5 mins)
      • ShostakovichDmitry Shostakovich 1906–1975
      • Symphony No. 4 in C minor, Op 43
        Fugue from first movement (5 mins)
      • Wallace
      • My Concerto in Ee, Lad
        BBC commission: world premiere (5 mins)
        • Tasmin Little violin
      • INTERVAL
      • Julian Nott b.1960
      • A Matter of Loaf and Death
        BBC commission: world premiere (30 mins)
      • Tasmin Little violin
      • Aurora Orchestra
      • Nicholas Collon Conductor

      Wallace & Gromit appear in a new Proms adventure, before a screening of A Matter of Loaf and Death – plus classical favourites.

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    • 18:15 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Intro

      Stephen Johnson and musicians from the Aldeburgh World Orchestra give an illustrated introduction to the music in tonight’s Prom.

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    • 20:00 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 21: Aldeburgh World Orchestra
      • BrittenBenjamin Britten 1913–1976
      • Sinfonia da Requiem (21 mins)
      • MahlerGustav Mahler 1860–1911
      • Symphony No. 10 – Adagio (22 mins)
      • INTERVAL
      • Charlotte Bray b.1982
      • At the Speed of Stillness
        BBC commission: world premiere (10 mins)
      • StravinskyIgor Stravinsky 1882–1971
      • The Rite of Spring (Le sacre du printemps) (32 mins)
      • Aldeburgh World Orchestra
      • Sir Mark Elder Conductor

      Stravinsky’s iconic The Rite of Spring is the highlight of the Aldeburgh World Orchestra’s Prom under Sir Mark Elder.

  • Mon 30 Jul

    • 13:00 Cadogan Hall
      Proms Chamber Music 3: La Tarantella
      • Various
      • La Tarantella (60 mins)
      • L'Arpeggiata
      • Christina Pluhar theorbo
      • Christina Pluhar Director

      A sequence of Baroque, traditional and improvised music inspired by the age-old myth of the power of music to heal the venomous bite of the tarantula spider; including works by Falconieri, Kapsberger, Kircher and Soler.

    • 17:45 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Literary

      Conductor David Hill continues the series in which leading musicians from this year’s Proms season introduce their literary passions and talk about what they are reading this summer.

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    • 19:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 22: Mozart, Mahler & Knussen
      • MozartWolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1756–1791
      • Don Giovanni, K 527
        Overture (6 mins)
      • Oliver Knussen b.1952
      • Symphony No. 2, Op 7 (17 mins)
        • Gillian Keith soprano
      • INTERVAL
      • MahlerGustav Mahler 1860–1911
      • Symphony No. 7 (78 mins)
      • Gillian Keith soprano
      • BBC Philharmonic
      • Gianandrea Noseda Conductor

      Cowbells and marches are among the typical evocative references in Mahler’s Seventh Symphony, conducted by Gianandrea Noseda.

  • Tue 31 Jul

    • 17:00 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Family Intro

      Members of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales explore music by four great British composers. Bring your instrument and join in!

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    • 19:00 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 23: Vaughan Williams, Ireland, Delius & Walton
      • Vaughan WilliamsRalph Vaughan Williams 1872–1958
      • Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis (16 mins)
      • IrelandJohn Ireland 1879–1962
      • These Things Shall Be (22 mins)
        • Jonathan Lemalu baritone
        • BBC Symphony Chorus
        • BBC National Chorus of Wales
      • INTERVAL
      • DeliusFrederick Delius 1862–1934
      • The Walk to the Paradise Garden (10 mins)
        • BBC Symphony Chorus
      • WaltonWilliam Walton 1902–1983
      • Belshazzar's Feast (36 mins)
        • Jonathan Lemalu bass-baritone
        • BBC Symphony Chorus
        • BBC National Chorus of Wales
      • Jonathan Lemalu baritone, bass-baritone
      • BBC Symphony Chorus
      • BBC National Chorus of Wales
      • London Brass
      • BBC National Orchestra of Wales
      • Tadaaki Otaka Conductor

      An all-British Prom including Vaughan Williams’s spacious ‘Tallis’ Fantasia and Walton’s riotous choral Belshazzar’s Feast.

    • 22:15 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 24: BBC Radio 3 World Routes Academy
      • Various
      • Vallenato music of northern Colombia (75 mins)
      • José Hernando Arias Noguera accordion
      • Egidio Cuadrado accordion

      Energetic sounds from Colombia – both traditional and modern – from two leading accordionists, joined by an enthusiastic band.

  • Wed 1 Aug

    • 17:45 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Intro

      Choral director Simon Halsey introduces the new BBC Proms Youth Choir project and discusses tonight’s programme with Ken Burton, Principal Conductor of the London Adventist Chorale. Martin Handley hosts.

      Also part of
    • 19:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 25: Ives, Barber, Zimmermann & Tippett
      • IvesCharles Ives 1874–1954
      • The Unanswered Question (6 mins)
      • BarberSamuel Barber 1910–1981
      • Adagio for strings (8 mins)
      • ZimmermannBernd Alois Zimmermann 1918–1970
      • Nobody knows de trouble I see (15 mins)
        • Håkan Hardenberger trumpet
      • INTERVAL
      • TippettMichael Tippett 1905–1998
      • A Child of Our Time (72 mins)
        • Sally Matthews soprano
        • Sarah Connolly mezzo-soprano
        • Paul Groves tenor
        • Jubilant Sykes bass-baritone
        • BBC Proms Youth Choir
      • Håkan Hardenberger trumpet
      • Sally Matthews soprano
      • Sarah Connolly mezzo-soprano
      • Paul Groves tenor
      • Jubilant Sykes bass-baritone
      • BBC Proms Youth Choir
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
      • David Robertson Conductor

      American David Robertson conducts two US classics, including Barber’s enduring Adagio, as well as Tippett’s A Child of Our Time.

      Also part of
  • Thu 2 Aug

    • 17:45 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Intro

      A musical exploration of Bach’s Mass in B minor with Matthew Rowe and musicians from The English Concert.

      Also part of
    • 19:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 26: Bach – Mass in B minor
      • BachJ. S. Bach 1685–1750
      • Mass in B minor, BWV 232 (110 mins)
      • Joélle Harvey soprano
      • Carolyn Sampson soprano
      • Iestyn Davies counter-tenor
      • Ed Lyon tenor
      • Matthew Rose bass
      • Choir of the English Concert
      • The English Concert
      • Harry Bicket Conductor

      One of the great choral classics of Western classical music, Bach’s Mass in B minor, under Baroque specialist Harry Bicket.

  • Fri 3 Aug

    • 18:00 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Literary

      Poet Jackie Kay and novelist Ali Smith discuss one of the great Scottish novels, Sunset Song by Lewis Grassic Gibbon, the first part of his Scots Quair trilogy, set in a Scottish farming community.

      Also part of
    • 19:45 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 27: Wagner & Bruckner
      • WagnerRichard Wagner 1813–1883
      • Siegfried Idyll, WWV 103 (18 mins)
      • INTERVAL
      • BrucknerAnton Bruckner 1824–1896
      • Symphony No. 8 in C minor (1890 version, ed. Nowak)
        ed. Nowak, 1955 (80 mins)
      • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
      • Donald Runnicles Conductor

      Feted interpreter of the late Romantic repertoire, Donald Runnicles conducts Wagner and Bruckner, with his BBC Scottish Symphony.Feted interpreter of the late Romantic repertoire, Donald Runnicles conducts Wagner and Bruckner, with his BBC Scottish Symphony.

      Also part of
  • Sat 4 Aug

    • 14:00 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 28: Ulster Youth Orchestra of Northern Ireland & Ulster Orchestra
      • ChabrierEmmanuel Chabrier 1841–1894
      • España (8 mins)
        • Ulster Youth Orchestra of Northern Ireland
      • MozartWolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1756–1791
      • Concerto for Flute in D major, K 314 (20 mins)
        • Sir James Galway flute
        • Ulster Orchestra
      • Elaine Agnew b.1967
      • Dark Hedges
        BBC commission: world premiere (12 mins)
        • Sir James Galway flute
        • Ulster Youth Orchestra of Northern Ireland
        • Ulster Orchestra
      • INTERVAL
      • StravinskyIgor Stravinsky 1882–1971
      • The Firebird (30 mins)
        • Sir James Galway flute
        • Ulster Youth Orchestra of Northern Ireland
        • Ulster Orchestra
      • Ulster Youth Orchestra of Northern Ireland
      • Sir James Galway flute
      • Ulster Orchestra
      • JoAnn Falletta Conductor

      JoAnn Falletta includes Chabrier’s festive España and a suite from Stravinsky’s folk-tale ballet The Firebird in her Proms debut.

    • 17:30 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Inspire

      The Aurora Orchestra, conducted by Nicholas Collon, performs the winning entries from this year’s Proms Inspire Young Composers’ Competition. (Reduced seating capacity)

    • 19:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 29: National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
      • VarèseEdgard Varèse 1883–1965
      • Tuning Up (5 mins)
      • Nico Muhly b.1981
      • Gait
        BBC Commission London premiere (20 mins)
      • INTERVAL
      • MessiaenOlivier Messiaen 1908–1992
      • Turangalîla Symphony (77 mins)
        • Cynthia Millar ondes martenot
        • Joanna MacGregor piano
      • Anna Meredith b.1978
      • HandsFree (12 mins)
      • Cynthia Millar ondes martenot
      • Joanna MacGregor piano
      • National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
      • Vasily Petrenko Conductor

      Curve-ball pieces from Varèse and Anna Meredith and Messiaen’s ecstatic Turangalîla Symphony from the National Youth Orchestra.

      Also part of
    • 22:00 Royal Albert Hall
      Proms Plus Late

      Informal post-Prom music and poetry from emerging young talent.

  • Sun 5 Aug

    • 13:00 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Family Orchestra

      Join the Proms team in this special event inspired by The Angry Planet, ending in a performance. Family members can join Proms Plus Sing or Proms Family Orchestra, which will join forces for the performance.

    • 13:00 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Sing

      Join the Proms team in this special event inspired by The Angry Planet, ending in a performance. Family members can join Proms Plus Sing or Proms Plus Family Orchestra, which will join forces for the performance.

    • 16:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 30: The Angry Planet
      • Bob Chilcott b.1955
      • The Angry Planet
        world premiere (45 mins)
      • Ben Parry b.1965
      • Flame (4 mins)
      • Laurie Ashworth soprano
      • Children’s Choirs from London Boroughs (Harrow, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea & Westminster)
      • BBC Singers
      • The Bach Choir
      • National Youth Choir of Great Britain
      • David Hill Conductor

      Bob Chilcott’s cantata The Angry Planet deploys massed choirs and schoolchildren from across London to voice an ecological theme.

    • 17:45 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Intro

      Matthew Rowe explores the music in tonight’s Prom, with live musical examples from members of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.

      Also part of
    • 19:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 31: National Youth Orchestra of Scotland & BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
      • Willie Hunter
      • Leaving Lerwick Harbour, arr. Paul Campbell
        Encore (3 mins)
        • Nicola Benedetti violin
        • Daniel Rainey violin
      • James MacMillan b.1959
      • Fanfare Upon One Note
        London premiere (4 mins)
        • National Youth Orchestra of Scotland
        • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
        • Donald Runnicles Conductor
      • BruchMax Bruch 1838–1920
      • Scottish Fantasy, Op 46 (30 mins)
        • Nicola Benedetti violin
        • National Youth Orchestra of Scotland
        • Donald Runnicles Conductor
      • INTERVAL
      • Richard Strauss 1864–1949
      • Don Juan (17 mins)
        • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
        • Donald Runnicles Conductor
      • Thea Musgrave b.1928
      • Loch Ness – a Postcard from Scotland
        BBC commission: world premiere (10 mins)
        • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
        • Donald Runnicles Conductor
      • RespighiOttorino Respighi 1879–1936
      • Pines of Rome (23 mins)
        • National Youth Orchestra of Scotland
        • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
        • Donald Runnicles Conductor
      • Nicola Benedetti violin
      • Daniel Rainey violin
      • National Youth Orchestra of Scotland
      • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
      • Donald Runnicles Conductor

      Nicola Benedetti makes the first of her three Proms appearances in a Scottish-themed Prom, performing Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy.

  • Mon 6 Aug

    • 13:00 Cadogan Hall
      Proms Chamber Music 4: Debussy & Ravel
      • DebussyClaude Debussy 1862–1918
      • Violin Sonata (13 mins)
        • Jennifer Pike violin
      • Cello Sonata (12 mins)
        • Nicolas Altstaedt cello
      • RavelMaurice Ravel 1875–1937
      • Piano Trio in A minor (27 mins)
        • Jennifer Pike violin
        • Nicolas Altstaedt cello
      • Jennifer Pike violin
      • Nicolas Altstaedt cello
      • Igor Levit piano

      Former and current BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists scheme perform spirited sonatas by Debussy and Ravel’s delectable Piano Trio.

    • 17:15 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Literary

      War reporter Kate Adie and novelist Aminatta Forna discuss Margaret Atwood’s groundbreaking novel A Handmaid’s Tale, 25 years after its publication, in which a conservative religious revolution brings about a theocratic dictatorship.

      Also part of
    • 19:00 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 32: Bernstein – Mass
      • BernsteinLeonard Bernstein 1918–1990
      • Mass (103 mins)
      • Morten Frank Larsen bass-baritone
      • Julius Foo treble
      • Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Pwll Coch, Caerdydd
      • Ysgol Gynradd Gymunedol Gymraeg, Llantrisant
      • Ysgol Gynradd Dolau, Llanharan
      • Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg, Rhydaman
      • Rock & Blues Band Matt Herskowitz piano Damien Bassman drums Mat Fieldes double bass Students from the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama
      • Aelwyd y Waun Ddyfal
      • National Youth Choir of Wales
      • Musicians from the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama
      • BBC National Chorus of Wales
      • BBC National Orchestra of Wales
      • National Youth Orchestra of Wales
      • Kristjan Järvi Conductor
      • Thomas Kiemle stage director
      • Pat Dunachie counter-tenor
      • Sebastian Field counter-tenor
      • Tom Hammond Davies counter-tenor

      Part concert piece, part theatrical spectacle, Bernstein’s Mass is an unmissable rarity, receiving it first Proms performance.

  • Tue 7 Aug

    • 17:45 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Intro

      James MacMillan and Andrew Carwood, Director of Music at St Paul’s Cathedral, consider the role of religion in music, with presenter Louise Fryer.

      Also part of
    • 19:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 33: Wagner, Bruckner & MacMillan
      • WagnerRichard Wagner 1813–1883
      • Tristan and Isolde – Prelude (Act 1) (9 mins)
      • James MacMillan b.1959
      • Credo
        BBC co-commission world premiere (25 mins)
        • Manchester Chamber Choir Proms debut
        • Northern Sinfonia Chorus Proms debut
        • Rushley Singers Proms debut
      • INTERVAL
      • BrucknerAnton Bruckner 1824–1896
      • Symphony No. 6 in A major (55 mins)
      • Manchester Chamber Choir Proms debut
      • Northern Sinfonia Chorus Proms debut
      • Rushley Singers Proms debut
      • BBC Philharmonic
      • Juanjo Mena Conductor

      Bruckner (Sixth Symphony) and James MacMillan (Credo), associated with religious expression, are joined by Wagner’s hymn to love.

  • Wed 8 Aug

    • 17:45 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Literary

      Conductor Edward Gardner continues the series of literary passions and talks about what he’s reading this summer.

      Also part of
    • 19:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 34: Schubert, Dubugnon & R. Strauss
      • SchubertFranz Schubert 1797–1828
      • Symphony No. 8 in B minor, 'Unfinished', D 759 (25 mins)
        • BBC Symphony Orchestra
        • Semyon Bychkov Conductor
      • Richard Dubugnon b.1968
      • Battlefield Concerto
        UK premiere (27 mins)
        • Katia and Marielle Labèque piano
      • INTERVAL
      • Richard Strauss 1864–1949
      • Ein Heldenleben, Op 40 (45 mins)
        • BBC Symphony Orchestra
        • Semyon Bychkov Conductor
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
      • Semyon Bychkov Conductor
      • Katia and Marielle Labèque piano

      Katia & Marielle Labèque perform in a new concerto; Semyon Bychkov also conducts Schubert’s ‘Unfinished’ and a Strauss tone-poem.

      Also part of
  • Thu 9 Aug

    • 16:45 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Portrait

      Per Nørgård discusses his Seventh Symphony with Andrew McGregor prior to its UK premiere and introduces performances of his chamber works, Dancers Around Jupiter and String Quartet No. 6, ‘Tintinnabulary’, given by musicians from the Royal Northern College of Music. Due to illness, we regret to announce that Per Nørgård has had to withdraw from this event. We are grateful to Ivan Hewett for taking his place.

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    • 18:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 35: Sibelius, Delius, Grieg & Nørgård
      • SibeliusJean Sibelius 1865–1957
      • Symphony No. 6 in D minor Symphony No. 6 in D minor, Op 104 (29 mins)
      • DeliusFrederick Delius 1862–1934
      • Cynara (10 mins)
        • Roderick Williams baritone
        • John Storgårds Conductor
      • GriegEdvard Grieg 1843–1907
      • Piano Concerto in A minor (29 mins)
        • Steven Osborne piano
        • John Storgårds Conductor
      • INTERVAL
      • Per Nørgård b.1932
      • Symphony No. 7
        UK premiere (27 mins)
        • John Storgårds Conductor
      • SibeliusJean Sibelius 1865–1957
      • Symphony No. 3 in C major, Op 52 (30 mins)
        • John Storgårds Conductor
      • SchumannRobert Schumann 1810–1856
      • Widmung, arr. S. Osborne
        Encore (3 mins)
        • John Storgårds Conductor
      • Roderick Williams baritone
      • John Storgårds Conductor
      • Steven Osborne piano
      • BBC Philharmonic

      Finnish John Storgårds leads a Scandinavian-themed Prom including Sibelius’s Symphonies Nos. 3 & 6 and Grieg’s Piano Concerto.

      Also part of
    • 22:15 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 36: Glamorous Night: A Celebration of Ivor Novello
      • NovelloIvor Novello 1893–1951
      • A Celebration of Ivor Novello (75 mins)
      • Keep The Home Fires Burning (3 mins)
      • Glamorous Night
        overture (6 mins)
      • Fold Your Wings (4 mins)
      • Crest Of The Wave
        Why Isn't It You (3 mins)
      • The Dancing Years
        I Can Give You The Starlight (3 mins)
      • My Life Belongs To You (4 mins)
      • King's Rhapsody
        Muranian Rhapsody (2 mins)
      • The Dancing Years
        My Dearest Dear (4 mins)
      • King's Rhapsody
        Someday My Heart Will Awake (3 mins)
      • The Violin Began To Play (4 mins)
      • Glamorous Night
        Shine Through My Dreams (4 mins)
      • Pray For Me (3 mins)
      • Crest Of The Wave
        Love Made The Song (3 mins)
      • We'll Gather Lilacs (4 mins)
      • Hallé
      • Sir Mark Elder Conductor
      • Toby Spence tenor
      • Simon Callow narrator
      • Sophie Bevan soprano

      Sir Mark Elder honours Ivor Novello – the tunesmith and matinee idol who dominated London’s stage musicals in the 1930s and 1940s.

  • Fri 10 Aug

    • 17:00 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Intro

      Join Matthew Rowe and musicians from the BBC Singers for a musical introduction to Elgar’s oratorio The Apostles.

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    • 18:45 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 37: Elgar – The Apostles
      • ElgarEdward Elgar 1857–1934
      • The Apostles, Op 49 (120 mins)
      • Rebecca Evans soprano (Blessed Virgin/Angel Gabriel)
      • Alice Coote mezzo-soprano (Mary Magdalene)
      • Paul Groves tenor (St John/Narrator)
      • Jacques Imbrailo baritone (Jesus)
      • David Kempster bass-baritone (St Peter)
      • Clive Bayley bass (Judas)
      • Hallé Choir
      • Hallé Youth Choir
      • London Philharmonic Choir
      • Hallé
      • Sir Mark Elder Conductor
      • Thomas Cameron tenor (Apostle)
      • Thomas Kelly tenor (Apostle)
      • Timothy Langston tenor (Apostle)
      • Thomas Morss tenor (Apostle)
      • Adam Player tenor (Apostle)
      • Stefan Berkieta bass (Apostle)
      • Matthew Kellett bass (Apostle)
      • Graham McCusker bass (Apostle)
      • Daniel Shelvey bass (Apostle)

      Rebecca Evans and Alice Coote appear in Elgar’s oratorio The Apostles with the Hallé under leading Elgarian Sir Mark Elder.

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    • 22:15 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 38: National Youth Jazz Orchestra
      • EllingtonDuke Ellington 1899–1974
      • Rockin' in Rhythm (6 mins)
      • Nikki Iles b.1963
      • Hush (8 mins)
      • Kenny Wheeler b.1930
      • Sweet Time Suite – Know Where You Are (6 mins)
      • MonkThelonious Monk 1917–1982
      • 'Round midnight (arr. M. Armstrong) (5 mins)
      • RichardsonJerome Richardson 1920–2000
      • Groove Merchant (7 mins)
      • Chris Whiter b.1987
      • The Change (8 mins)
      • Tom Stone b.1987
      • Return Flight (7 mins)
      • EllingtonDuke Ellington 1899–1974
      • Caravan (arr. Callum Au) (8 mins)
      • The Queen’s Suite – Sunset and the Mockingbird (4 mins)
      • Tim Garland b.1966
      • Agro Alegría (8 mins)
        • Tim Garland saxophone
        • Mark Mondesir drums
      • Tim Garland saxophone
      • Mark Mondesir drums
      • National Youth Jazz Orchestra
      • Mark Armstrong Conductor

      A wide-ranging set, taking in tributes to Thelonious Monk and HM The Queen plus a new, flamenco-inspired piece from Tim Garland.

  • Sat 11 Aug

    • 14:00 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Sing

      Sing extracts from Berlioz’s extraordinary Requiem with Mary King. Ideal for enthusiastic amateurs aged 16-plus.

      Also part of
    • 15:00 Cadogan Hall
      Proms Saturday Matinee 3: Britten Sinfonia
      • Michael Finnissy b.1946
      • Piano Concerto No. 2
        UK premiere (13 mins)
        • Nicolas Hodges piano
      • Brian Ferneyhough b.1943
      • Prometheus (23 mins)
      • Sir Harrison Birtwistle b.1934
      • Gigue Machine
        UK premiere (12 mins)
        • Nicolas Hodges piano
      • Brian Elias b.1948
      • Electra Mourns
        world premiere (17 mins)
        • Susan Bickley mezzo-soprano
        • Nicholas Daniel cor anglais
      • Nicolas Hodges piano
      • Susan Bickley mezzo-soprano
      • Nicholas Daniel cor anglais
      • Britten Sinfonia
      • Clark Rundell Conductor

      Four British works from the past 45 years – by Birtwistle, Elias, Ferneyhough and Finnissy – performed by the Britten Sinfonia.

    • 17:45 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Intro

      Rachael Leach and musicians from the BBC National Orchestra of Wales give a musical insight into Berlioz’s Requiem.

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    • 19:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 39: Berlioz – Requiem
      • BerliozHector Berlioz 1803–1869
      • Requiem (Grande messe des morts) (83 mins)
      • Thierry Fischer Conductor
      • Toby Spence tenor
      • BBC National Chorus of Wales
      • Huddersfield Choral Society
      • London Symphony Chorus
      • BBC National Orchestra of Wales

      Berlioz’s grand Requiem makes full use of the Royal Albert Hall’s cavernous space, featuring massed choirs and tenor Toby Spence.

      Also part of
    • 22:00 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Late

      Informal post-Prom music and poetry from emerging young talent.

  • Sun 12 Aug

    • 11:00 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Family Orchestra & Chorus

      Join the first Proms Family Wind Band, creating and performing a new piece!

      Also part of
    • 15:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 40: National Youth Wind Orchestra of Great Britain & National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain
      • Vaughan WilliamsRalph Vaughan Williams 1872–1958
      • Flourish (3 mins)
        • National Youth Wind Orchestra
        • James Gourlay Conductor
      • HolstGustav Holst 1874–1934
      • Suite No. 2 in F (11 mins)
        • National Youth Wind Orchestra
        • James Gourlay Conductor
      • Gavin Higgins b.1983
      • Der Aufstand
        BBC commission: world premiere (10 mins)
        • National Youth Wind Orchestra
        • James Gourlay Conductor
      • Martin Ellerby b.1957
      • Paris Sketches (14 mins)
        • National Youth Wind Orchestra
        • James Gourlay Conductor
      • WaltonWilliam Walton 1902–1983
      • Crown Imperial (8 mins)
        • National Youth Wind Orchestra
        • James Gourlay Conductor
      • INTERVAL
      • LucasLeighton Lucas 1903–1982
      • Chorale and Variations (7 mins)
        • National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain
        • Bramwell Tovey Conductor
      • John Pickard b.1963
      • Wildfire (12 mins)
        • National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain
        • Bramwell Tovey Conductor
      • Gavin Bryars b.1943
      • After the Underworlds
        BBC commission: world premiere (6 mins)
        • National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain
        • Bramwell Tovey Conductor
      • George Benjamin b.1960
      • Altitude (8 mins)
        • National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain
        • Bramwell Tovey Conductor
      • Derek Bourgeois b.1941
      • Blitz, Op 65 (12 mins)
        • National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain
      • National Youth Wind Orchestra
      • James Gourlay Conductor
      • National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain
      • Bramwell Tovey Conductor

      Two national youth orchestras – the Wind Orchestra and Brass Band – in an all-English programme including Holst and Walton.

    • 18:15 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Intro

      A musical introduction to Schoenberg’s epic cantata with Andrew McGregor and musicians from the BBC Symphony Orchestra and BBC Singers.

    • 20:00 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 41: Schoenberg – Gurrelieder
      • SchoenbergArnold Schoenberg 1874–1951
      • Gurrelieder (99 mins)
      • Angela Denoke soprano
      • Simon O'Neill tenor (Waldemar)
      • Katarina Karnéus mezzo-soprano (Wood-Dove)
      • Jeffrey Lloyd-Roberts tenor (Klaus the Fool)
      • Neal Davies bass-baritone (Peasant)
      • Wolfgang Schöne speaker
      • BBC Singers
      • BBC Symphony Chorus
      • Crouch End Festival Chorus
      • New London Chamber Choir
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
      • Jukka-Pekka Saraste Conductor

      Schoenberg’s epic Gurrelieder – a medieval love-tragedy couched in rich post-Romanticism – is conducted by Jiří Bělohlávek.

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  • Mon 13 Aug

    • 13:00 Cadogan Hall
      Proms Chamber Music 5: Nicola Benedetti
      • BachJ. S. Bach 1685–1750
      • Partita No. 2 in D minor for solo violin, BWV 1004 – Chaconne (13 mins)
      • KorngoldErich Wolfgang Korngold 1897–1957
      • Die tote Stadt – Marietta’s Song; Pierrot’s Dance Song (arr. Korngold) (11 mins)
        • Alexei Grynyuk piano
      • BrahmsJohannes Brahms 1833–1897
      • Piano Trio No. 3 in C minor (30 mins)
        • Alexei Grynyuk piano
        • Leonard Elschenbroich cello
      • SchumannRobert Schumann 1810–1856
      • Piano Trio No. 3 in G minor, Op. 110 – 2nd movement
        Encore (6 mins)
        • Alexei Grynyuk piano
        • Leonard Elschenbroich cello
      • Alexei Grynyuk piano
      • Leonard Elschenbroich cello
      • Nicola Benedetti violin

      Nicola Benedetti and friends in lunchtime solo and chamber music by Bach, Korngold and Brahms.

    • 17:45 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Portrait

      Olga Neuwirth discusses Remnants of Songs … an Amphigory with Andrew McGregor prior to its UK premiere and introduces performances of her chamber works, … ad auras … in memoriam H. and Marsyas II, given by musicians from the Royal Academy of Music.

    • 19:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 42: Prokofiev, Neuwirth & Bartók
      • ProkofievSergey Prokofiev 1891–1953
      • Romeo and Juliet – Suite No. 1, Op 64a (30 mins)
      • Olga Neuwirth b.1968
      • Remnants of Songs ... an Amphigory
        UK premiere (20 mins)
        • Lawrence Power viola
      • INTERVAL
      • BartókBéla Bartók 1881–1945
      • Concerto for Orchestra, Sz 116 (37 mins)
      • Lawrence Power viola
      • Philharmonia Orchestra
      • Susanna Mälkki Conductor

      Two 20th-century classics, Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra and Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet (suite), conducted by Susanna Mälkki.

  • Tue 14 Aug

    • 17:00 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Family

      Join Rachel Leach and play alongside musicians from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra to discover the history behind the evening’s concert.

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    • 19:00 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 43: Delius, Saint-Saëns & Tchaikovsky
      • DeliusFrederick Delius 1862–1934
      • Paris (The Song of a Great City) (22 mins)
        • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
        • Charles Dutoit Conductor
      • Saint-SaënsCamille Saint-Saëns 1835–1921
      • Concerto for Piano No. 2 in G minor, Op 22 (21 mins)
        • Benjamin Grosvenor piano
        • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
        • Charles Dutoit Conductor
      • The Carnival of the Animals – The Swan, transcr. L. Godowsky
        Encore (3 mins)
        • Benjamin Grosvenor piano
      • INTERVAL
      • TchaikovskyPyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 1840–1893
      • Symphony No. 5 in E minor (45 mins)
        • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
        • Charles Dutoit Conductor
      • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
      • Charles Dutoit Conductor
      • Benjamin Grosvenor piano

      Charles Dutoit conducts Saint-Saëns’s bristling Piano Concerto No. 2, Delius’s view of nocturnal Paris and Tchaikovsky’s Fateful Fifth.

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    • 22:15 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 44: London Sinfonietta
      • LigetiGyörgy Ligeti 1923–2006
      • Poème symphonique (8 mins)
      • BerioLuciano Berio 1925–2003
      • Sequenza V (8 mins)
        • Byron Fulcher trombone
      • XenakisIannis Xenakis 1922–2001
      • Phlegra (12 mins)
        • André Ridder Conductor
      • Jonathan Harvey b.1939
      • Mortuos plango, vivos voco (9 mins)
        • Sound Intermedia
      • Louis Andriessen b.1939
      • De snelheid (18 mins)
        • London Sinfonietta Academy Ensemble
        • André Ridder Conductor
      • CageJohn Cage 1912–1992
      • 4' 33 (5 mins)
        • London Sinfonietta Academy Ensemble
        • André Ridder Conductor
      • Byron Fulcher trombone
      • André Ridder Conductor
      • Sound Intermedia
      • London Sinfonietta Academy Ensemble
      • London Sinfonietta

      Late-night modern classics: Ligeti’s Poème symphonique for 100 metronomes, plus Andriessen, Berio, Cage, Harvey and Xenakis.

      Also part of
  • Wed 15 Aug

    • 17:45 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Intro

      Tonight’s conductor Marin Alsop and Cathy Graham, Head of Music at the British Council, discuss the São Paulo Orchestra and Brazilian musical life with Petroc Trelawny.

    • 19:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 45: São Paulo Symphony Orchestra
      • DvořákAntonín Dvořák 1841–1904
      • Symphony No. 9 in E minor, 'From the New World', Op 95 (45 mins)
      • INTERVAL
      • CoplandAaron Copland 1900–1990
      • Fanfare for the Common Man (4 mins)
      • Joan Tower b.1938
      • Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman (3 mins)
      • Villa-LobosHeitor Villa-Lobos 1887–1959
      • Momoprécoce (28 mins)
        • Nelson Freire piano
      • GinasteraAlberto Ginastera 1916–1983
      • Estancia, Op 8a – suite (12 mins)
      • Edu Lobo
      • Pé de Vento from Suíte Popular Brasileira, orch. Nelson Ayres
        Encore (3 mins)
      • Nelson Freire piano
      • São Paulo Symphony Orchestra
      • Marin Alsop Conductor

      Dvořák’s popular ‘New World’ Symphony, written in the USA, plus old- and new-world works by Copland, Ginastera and others.

  • Thu 16 Aug

    • 17:45 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Literary

      Composer Anthony Payne introduces an anthology of readings about Vaughan Williams, including letters, private papers and reviews.

      Also part of
    • 19:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 46: Vaughan Williams – Symphonies Nos. 4, 5 & 6
      • Vaughan WilliamsRalph Vaughan Williams 1872–1958
      • Symphony No. 4 in F minor (30 mins)
      • Symphony No. 5 in D major (39 mins)
      • INTERVAL
      • Symphony No. 6 in E minor (31 mins)
      • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
      • Andrew Manze Conductor

      A triple helping of differently powerful symphonies by Vaughan Williams – Andrew Manze conducts the Fourth, Fifth and Sixth.

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  • Fri 17 Aug

    • 17:00 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Intro

      A whistlestop introduction to the world of John Cage, with experimental composer Alvin Curran and writer and broadcaster Ivan Hewett. Presented by Martin Handley.

      Also part of
    • 18:00 Various locations
      Cage Music Walk
      • Alwynne Pritchard b.1968
      • Glorvina (4 mins)
      • Sound Intermedia
      • Scraffiti (4 mins)
      • Dai Fujikura b.1977
      • I Dreamed On Singing Flowers (4 mins)
      • John Woolrich b.1954
      • The Devil In The Clock (4 mins)
      • David Sawer b.1961
      • Cagemobile (4 mins)
      • Tansy Davies b.1973
      • encaged (Pegasus) (4 mins)
      • Claudia Molitor b.1974
      • Promming (with Listening Stick) (4 mins)
      • Alvin Curran b.1938
      • DJ Albert Spins Cage and Cardew (4 mins)
      • Joe Cutler b.1968
      • The Greatest Hits of Prince Consort Road (4 mins)
      • Judith Weir b.1954
      • What's In The Lake (4 mins)
      • Rolf Wallin Composer

      Don your headphones and take part in a curated Music Walk that will lead you to hidden locations and surprising live performance. Places for the Music Walk are free, subject to availability and available from 1 July by visiting the Music walk website. There will also be the opportunity to contribute your own sounds to an evolving Music Walk track.

      Also part of
    • 19:45 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 47: Cage Centenary Celebration
      • CageJohn Cage 1912–1992
      • 1O1 (12 mins)
        • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
      • Improvisation III (12 mins)
        • Vicki Bennett
        • Steve Beresford
        • Adam Bohman
        • Jonathan Bohman
        • John Butcher
        • Karen Constance
        • Christoph Heemann
        • Dylan Nyoukis
      • Christian Marclay b.1955
      • Baggage (5 mins)
        • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
      • CageJohn Cage 1912–1992
      • Cartridge Music and Atlas Eclipticalis with Winter Music (30 mins)
        • John Tilbury piano
        • Frank Denyer piano
        • Aki Takahashi piano
        • Christian Wolff piano, Proms debut artist
        • David Behrman live electronics
        • Takehisa Kosugi live electronics
        • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
        • Ilan Volkov Conductor
      • INTERVAL
      • Concerto for Prepared Piano and Orchestra (20 mins)
        • John Tilbury prepared piano
        • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
        • Ilan Volkov Conductor
      • Four2 (7 mins)
        • Exaudi
      • But what about the noise of crumpling paper ... (15 mins)
        • John Tilbury piano
        • Frank Denyer piano
        • Aki Takahashi piano
        • Christian Wolff piano, Proms debut artist
        • David Behrman
        • Takehisa Kosugi
        • Keith Rowe
        • Vicki Bennett
        • Steve Beresford
        • Karen Constance
        • Angharad Davies
        • Rhodri Davies
        • Patrick Farmer
        • Ram Gabay
        • Christoph Heemann
        • Lina Lapelyte
        • John Lely
        • Anton Lukoszevieze
        • Dylan Nyoukis
        • Mariam Rezaei
        • Robyn Schulkowsky
        • Dimitra Lazaridou Chatzigoga
        • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
        • Exaudi
        • Ilan Volkov Conductor
      • Experiences II (3 mins)
        • John Tilbury piano
        • Frank Denyer piano
        • Aki Takahashi piano
        • Christian Wolff piano, Proms debut artist
        • David Behrman
        • Takehisa Kosugi
        • Keith Rowe
        • Vicki Bennett
        • Steve Beresford
        • Karen Constance
        • Angharad Davies
        • Rhodri Davies
        • Patrick Farmer
        • Ram Gabay
        • Christoph Heemann
        • Lina Lapelyte
        • John Lely
        • Anton Lukoszevieze
        • Dylan Nyoukis
        • Mariam Rezaei
        • Robyn Schulkowsky
        • Dimitra Lazaridou Chatzigoga
        • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
        • Exaudi
        • Ilan Volkov Conductor
      • ear for EAR (Antiphonies) (2 mins)
        • Joan La Barbara vocalist
        • Exaudi
      • David Behrman, Takehisa Kosugi, Keith Rowe & Christian Wolff
      • Quartet (25 mins)
        • Christian Wolff Proms debut artist
        • David Behrman
        • Takehisa Kosugi
        • Keith Rowe
      • CageJohn Cage 1912–1992
      • Branches (20 mins)
        • Christian Wolff Proms debut artist
        • David Behrman
        • Takehisa Kosugi
        • Keith Rowe
      • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
      • Vicki Bennett
      • Steve Beresford
      • Adam Bohman
      • Jonathan Bohman
      • John Butcher
      • Karen Constance
      • Christoph Heemann
      • Dylan Nyoukis
      • John Tilbury piano, prepared piano
      • Frank Denyer piano
      • Aki Takahashi piano
      • Christian Wolff piano, Proms debut artist
      • David Behrman live electronics
      • Takehisa Kosugi live electronics
      • Ilan Volkov Conductor
      • Exaudi
      • Keith Rowe
      • Angharad Davies
      • Rhodri Davies
      • Patrick Farmer
      • Ram Gabay
      • Lina Lapelyte
      • John Lely
      • Anton Lukoszevieze
      • Mariam Rezaei
      • Robyn Schulkowsky
      • Dimitra Lazaridou Chatzigoga
      • Joan La Barbara vocalist

      A Prom marking the centenary of John Cage – music’s most irreverent experimenter: expect cassette players and plucked cactuses.

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  • Sat 18 Aug

    • 15:00 Cadogan Hall
      Proms Saturday Matinee 4: Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
      • Alexander Goehr b.1932
      • … a musical offering (J.S.B. 1985) …, Op 46 (15 mins)
      • Oliver Knussen b.1952
      • Ophelia Dances, Book 1, Op 13 (7 mins)
      • Ophelia's Last Dance, Op 32 (10 mins)
        • Huw Watkins piano
      • Simon Bainbridge b.1952
      • The Garden of Earthly Delights
        BBC commission: world premiere (35 mins)
        • Lucy Schaufer mezzo-soprano
        • Andrew Watts counter-tenor
        • Samuel West narrator
        • London Sinfonietta Voices
      • Huw Watkins piano
      • Lucy Schaufer mezzo-soprano
      • Andrew Watts counter-tenor
      • Samuel West narrator
      • London Sinfonietta Voices
      • Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
      • Nicholas Collon Conductor

      Having led the Wallace & Gromit Prom, Nicholas Collon returns for works by anniversary composers Bainbridge, Goehr and Knussen.

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    • 17:45 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Literary

      Christine Rice concludes the series of events in which musicians from this year’s Proms season introduce readings from their favourite works of fiction and poetry.

    • 19:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 48: Weber, Mahler & Tchaikovsky
      • WeberCarl Maria von Weber 1786–1826
      • Der Freischütz – overture (10 mins)
      • MahlerGustav Mahler 1860–1911
      • Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (17 mins)
        • Alice Coote mezzo-soprano
      • INTERVAL
      • TchaikovskyPyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 1840–1893
      • Manfred (57 mins)
      • Alice Coote mezzo-soprano
      • London Philharmonic Orchestra
      • Vladimir Jurowski Conductor

      Russian Vladimir Jurowski conducts Tchaikovsky’s Byron-inspired Manfred; Alice Coote is the soloist in Mahler’s wayfaring songs.

    • 22:00 Royal Albert Hall
      Proms Plus Late

      Informal post-Prom music and poetry from emerging young talent.

  • Sun 19 Aug

    • 13:00 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Sing

      Sing parts of Gilbert and Sullivan’s classic The Yeomen of the Guard with Mary King. Ideal for enthusiastic amateurs aged 16-plus.

    • 17:45 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Intro

      Musicians from the BBC Concert Orchestra and the BBC Singers present a musical exploration of tonight’s operetta with Sara Mohr-Pietsch.

    • 19:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 49: Gilbert & Sullivan – The Yeomen of the Guard
      • SullivanArthur Sullivan 1842–1900
      • The Yeomen of the Guard
        semi-staged (133 mins)
      • Leigh Melrose baritone (Lt Sir Richard Cholmondeley)
      • Andrew Kennedy tenor (Colonel Fairfax)
      • Lisa Milne soprano (Elsie Maynard)
      • Victoria Simmonds mezzo-soprano (Phoebe Meryll)
      • Dame Felicity Palmer mezzo-soprano (Dame Carruthers)
      • Mary Bevan soprano (Kate)
      • Mark Richardson bass-baritone (Sergeant Meryll)
      • Tom Randle tenor (Leonard Meryll)
      • Mark Stone baritone (Jack Point)
      • Toby Stafford-Allen baritone (Wilfred Shadbolt)
      • BBC Singers
      • BBC Concert Orchestra
      • Jane Glover Conductor
      • Martin Duncan stage director
      • Steve Elias assistant director/choreographer

      Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Yeomen of the Guard, one of the duo’s grandest Savoy operas, celebrates London in this Olympic year.

  • Mon 20 Aug

    • 13:00 Cadogan Hall
      Proms Chamber Music 6: Escher Quartet
      • Hugh Wood b.1932
      • String Quartet No. 4 (24 mins)
      • DebussyClaude Debussy 1862–1918
      • String Quartet in G minor, Op 10 (25 mins)
      • Escher Quartet

      Current BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists the Escher Quartet perform Debussy (in his 150th anniversary year) and Hugh Wood.

    • 17:30 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Family

      Journey through the music of this evening’s Prom in a family-friendly introduction with Fraser Trainer. Bring along your instrument and join in.

      Also part of
    • 19:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 50: Beethoven, Mozart, Delius & Nielsen
      • BeethovenLudwig van Beethoven 1770–1827
      • Egmont, Op 84
        Overture (9 mins)
      • MozartWolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1756–1791
      • Concerto for Clarinet in A major, K 622 (28 mins)
        • Michael Collins basset clarinet
      • FinziGerald Finzi 1901–1956
      • Five Bagatelles, Op. 23a – Romance (No. 2)
        Encore (3 mins)
        • Michael Collins basset clarinet
      • DeliusFrederick Delius 1862–1934
      • Eventyr (Once Upon a Time) (16 mins)
      • NielsenCarl Nielsen 1865–1931
      • Symphony No. 5 Symphony No. 5, FS97, Op 50 (34 mins)
      • Michael Collins basset clarinet
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
      • Osmo Vänskä Conductor

      A great Danish symphony (Nielsen’s Fifth) and a Norwegian-inspired work by Delius, plus Beethoven and Mozart, under Osmo Vänskä.

  • Tue 21 Aug

    • 17:45 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Literary

      Novelist Pat Barker and Revd Giles Fraser discuss what British writers can learn from the Russian classics, with readings from their personal favourites.

      Also part of
    • 19:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 51: Glinka, Howard & Shostakovich
      • GlinkaMikhail Ivanovich Glinka 1804–1857
      • Ruslan and Lyudmila
        Overture (5 mins)
      • Emily Howard b.1979
      • Calculus of the Nervous System
        UK premiere (15 mins)
      • INTERVAL
      • ShostakovichDmitry Shostakovich 1906–1975
      • Symphony No. 7 in C major, 'Leningrad', Op 60 (75 mins)
      • City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
      • Andris Nelsons Conductor

      Andris Nelsons and the CBSO on firm ground with a Glinka overture and Shostakovich’s dramatic ‘Leningrad’ Symphony.

  • Wed 22 Aug

    • 17:00 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Family

      Join Rachel Leach, musicians from the LSO and Director of the Royal Ballet Monica Mason for an interactive introduction to the music of Cinderella. Ideal for all the family. Bring your instrument and join in.

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    • 19:00 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 52: Prokofiev – Cinderella
      • ProkofievSergey Prokofiev 1891–1953
      • Cinderella, Op 87 (105 mins)
      • London Symphony Orchestra
      • Valery Gergiev Conductor

      Few conductors are as steeped in the Russian ballet repertoire as Valery Gergiev – he conducts the LSO in Prokofiev’s Cinderella.

    • 22:15 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 53: 1612 Italian Vespers
      • ViadanaLodovico Viadana 1560–1627
      • Salmi a quattro chori (1612) – Deus in adiutorium; Dixit Dominus (7 mins)
      • BassanoGiovanni Bassano 1560–1617
      • Divisions on Palestrina's 'Introduxit me rex' (4 mins)
      • ViadanaLodovico Viadana 1560–1627
      • Salmi a quattro chori (1612) – Laetatus sum (7 mins)
      • O dulcissima Maria (2 mins)
      • Salmi a quattro chori (1612) – Lauda, Ierusalem (5 mins)
      • GrandiAlessandro Grandi 1586–1630
      • Plorabo die ac nocte a 4 (7 mins)
      • GabrieliGiovanni Gabrieli 1554–1612
      • Magnificat a 20/28 con il 'sicut locutus' (reconstr. H. Keyte) (9 mins)
      • MonteverdiClaudio Monteverdi 1567–1643
      • Salve Regina (4 mins)
      • GabrieliGiovanni Gabrieli 1554–1612
      • In ecclesiis (reconstr. H. Keyte) (7 mins)
      • Robert Hollingworth Conductor
      • I Fagiolini

      Celebrated vocal group I Fagiolini marks the 400th anniversary of Gabrieli’s death with a reconstruction of his grand Magnificat.

      Also part of
  • Thu 23 Aug

    • 17:45 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Literary

      Glenda Jackson MP and film critic Mark Kermode celebrate the work of the late Ken Russell, the film director of groundbreaking and controversial films about Delius, Tchaikovsky, Elgar, Liszt, Mahler and Strauss.

    • 19:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 54: Davies, Delius & Shostakovich
      • Sir Peter Maxwell Davies b.1934
      • Symphony No.9
        London premiere (25 mins)
      • DeliusFrederick Delius 1862–1934
      • Violin Concerto (25 mins)
        • Tasmin Little violin
      • INTERVAL
      • ShostakovichDmitry Shostakovich 1906–1975
      • Symphony No. 10 in E minor Symphony No. 10 in E minor, Op 93 (45 mins)
      • Tasmin Little violin
      • Vasily Petrenko Conductor
      • Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

      Tasmin Little has long been a passionate ambassador for Delius’s Violin Concerto; plus a new symphony by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies.

  • Fri 24 Aug

    • 17:15 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Intro

      Musicians from ENO provide an illustrated guide to Britten’s first operatic masterpiece. Andrew McGregor presents.

    • 19:00 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 55: Britten – Peter Grimes
      • BrittenBenjamin Britten 1913–1976
      • Peter Grimes, Op 33
        concert performance (150 mins)
      • Stuart Skelton tenor (Peter Grimes)
      • Amanda Roocroft soprano (Ellen Orford)
      • Iain Paterson bass-baritone (Captain Balstrode)
      • Rebecca de Pont Davies mezzo-soprano (Auntie)
      • Matthew Best baritone (Swallow)
      • Leigh Melrose baritone (Ned Keene)
      • Michael Colvin tenor (Bob Boles)
      • Dame Felicity Palmer mezzo-soprano (Mrs Sedley)
      • Gillian Ramm soprano (First Niece)
      • Mairéad Buicke soprano (Second Niece)
      • Darren Jeffery bass-baritone (Hobson)
      • Stuart Kale tenor (Rev Horace Adams)
      • ENO Chorus and Orchestra
      • Edward Gardner Conductor

      Britten’s Peter Grimes, based in a Suffolk fishing village, transformed British opera. Edward Gardner conducts his ENO forces.

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  • Sat 25 Aug

    • 17:45 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Portrait

      Helen Grime discusses Night Songs ahead of its world premiere tonight and introduces performances of her chamber pieces 10 Miniatures for solo piano, To see the summer sky and Shadowplay by students from the Royal College of Music. Tom Service presents.

    • 19:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 56: Goehr, Knussen, Grime & Debussy
      • Alexander Goehr b.1932
      • Metamorphosis/Dance, Op 36 (19 mins)
        • Oliver Knussen Conductor
      • Oliver Knussen b.1952
      • Symphony No. 3, Op 18 (15 mins)
        • Oliver Knussen
      • INTERVAL
      • Helen Grime b.1981
      • Night Songs
        BBC commission: world premiere (5 mins)
        • Oliver Knussen Conductor
      • DebussyClaude Debussy 1862–1918
      • The Martyrdom of St Sebastian
        complete incidental music, without narration (52 mins)
        • Claire Booth soprano
        • Polly May mezzo-soprano
        • Clare McCaldin mezzo-soprano
        • New London Chamber Choir
        • BBC National Chorus of Wales
        • Oliver Knussen Conductor
      • Oliver Knussen Conductor
      • Claire Booth soprano
      • Polly May mezzo-soprano
      • Clare McCaldin mezzo-soprano
      • New London Chamber Choir
      • BBC National Chorus of Wales
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra

      Debussy’s music for the play The Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian is the culmination of a Prom including Knussen’s Third Symphony.

    • 22:00 Royal Albert Hall
      Proms Plus Late

      Informal post-Prom music and poetry from emerging young talent.

  • Sun 26 Aug

    • 17:45 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Intro

      Musicians from the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester are joined by Andrew McGregor to give some musical insights into tonight’s programme.

      Also part of
    • 19:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 57: Wagner, Berg, R. Strauss & Ravel
      • WagnerRichard Wagner 1813–1883
      • Parsifal
        Prelude (Act 3) and Good Friday Music (20 mins)
        • Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester
      • BergAlban Berg 1885–1935
      • Violin Concerto (25 mins)
        • Frank Peter Zimmermann violin
        • Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester
      • BachJ. S. Bach 1685–1750
      • Sonata for Solo Violin No. 2 in A minor, BWV 1003
        Andante (Mvt 3) Encore (3 mins)
        • Frank Peter Zimmermann violin
      • INTERVAL
      • Richard Strauss 1864–1949
      • Der Rosenkavalier – suite (22 mins)
        • Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester
      • RavelMaurice Ravel 1875–1937
      • La valse (12 mins)
        • Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester
      • WagnerRichard Wagner 1813–1883
      • The Mastersingers of Nuremberg – overture
        Encore (5 mins)
        • Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester
      • Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester
      • Frank Peter Zimmermann violin
      • Daniele Gatti Conductor

      Wagner’s 'Prelude' and 'Good Friday Music' from Parsifal and Berg’s Violin Concerto preface waltz-inspired works by Strauss and Ravel.

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  • Mon 27 Aug

    • 13:00 Cadogan Hall
      Proms Chamber Music 7: Debussy & Schoenberg
      • DebussyClaude Debussy 1862–1918
      • Sonata for flute, viola and harp (16 mins)
      • SchoenbergArnold Schoenberg 1874–1951
      • Pierrot lunaire, Op 21 (33 mins)
        • Christine Schäfer Sprechstimme
      • Christine Schäfer Sprechstimme
      • Martyn Brabbins Conductor
      • Nash Ensemble

      Christine Schäfer is the half-speaking half-singing soloist in Schoenberg’s Pierrot lunaire; plus a Debussy chamber sonata.

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    • 15:00 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 58: Family Matinee: A Journey to Far Corners of our Musical World
      • DvořákAntonín Dvořák 1841–1904
      • Slavonic Dance in C major, Op. 46 No. 1 (4 mins)
        • Northern Sinfonia
        • Stephen Bell Conductor
      • DeliusFrederick Delius 1862–1934
      • On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring (6 mins)
        • Northern Sinfonia
        • Stephen Bell Conductor
      • Hari Vrndavn Sivanesan
      • Postcard from India and Sri Lanka (8 mins)
        • Hari Vrndavn Sivanesan veena
      • FallaManuel de Falla 1876–1946
      • El amor brujo
        Ritual Fire Dances (4 mins)
        • Northern Sinfonia
        • Stephen Bell Conductor
      • RodrigoJoaquín Rodrigo 1901–1999
      • Concierto de Aranjuez
        2nd movement (12 mins)
        • Miloš Karadaglić guitar
        • Northern Sinfonia
        • Stephen Bell Conductor
      • Bizet 1838–1875
      • L' Arlésienne, Suite No. 2
        Farandole (3 mins)
        • Northern Sinfonia
        • Stephen Bell Conductor
      • INTERVAL
      • Proms Family Orchestra
      • Wish You Were Here (10 mins)
        • Proms Family Orchestra
        • Lincoln Abbotts Director
      • Blind Boys of Alabama
      • People get ready, arr. Jason Yarde (3 mins)
        • Blind Boys of Alabama
      • Take the High Road, arr. Jason Yarde (3 mins)
        • Blind Boys of Alabama
      • Amazing Grace, arr. Jason Yarde (3 mins)
        • Blind Boys of Alabama
      • Down By the Riverside, arr. Jason Yarde (3 mins)
        • Blind Boys of Alabama
      • Northern Sinfonia
      • Stephen Bell Conductor
      • Hari Vrndavn Sivanesan veena
      • Miloš Karadaglić guitar
      • Proms Family Orchestra
      • Lincoln Abbotts Director
      • Blind Boys of Alabama

      A family-friendly global musical journey, with popular classics from Delius, Falla and others, plus Miloš Karadaglić, Blind Boys of Alabama and Hari Vrndavn Sivanesan.

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    • 15:00 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Family Matinee

      We're looking for musical families to come and perform at the BBC Proms as part of the Proms Family Orchestra and Chorus!

    • 18:15 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Literary

      Clive James, poet, essayist and lyricist, Tell Me on a Sunday lyricist Don Black and singer-songwriter Barb Jungr discuss the great musical wordsmiths and reveal their personal favourites, as well as the great lyrics that work even though they really shouldn’t. Matthew Sweet presents.

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    • 20:00 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 59: The Broadway Sound
      • GershwinGeorge Gershwin 1898–1937
      • Funny Face (6 mins)
        • John Wilson Orchestra
        • John Wilson Conductor
      • PorterCole Porter 1891–1964
      • Kiss Me, Kate
        Another Op’nin’, Another Show, arr. Don Walker (6 mins)
        • John Wilson Orchestra
        • John Wilson Conductor
        • Anna-Jane Casey vocalist
        • Maida Vale Singers
      • Kern 1885–1945
      • Show Boat
        Make Believe; Ol’ Man River, arr. Robert Russell Bennett (14 mins)
        • John Wilson Orchestra
        • John Wilson Conductor
        • Sierra Boggess soprano
        • Rodney Earl Clarke bass-baritone
        • Julian Ovenden tenor
        • Maida Vale Singers (men's voices)
      • RodgersRichard Rodgers 1902–1979
      • On Your Toes
        Slaughter on Tenth Avenue, arr. Don Walker (9 mins)
        • John Wilson Orchestra
        • John Wilson Conductor
      • Meredith Wilson
      • The Music Man
        Ya Got Trouble, arr. Don Walker (4 mins)
        • John Wilson Orchestra
        • John Wilson Conductor
        • Seth MacFarlane baritone
        • Maida Vale Singers
      • RodgersRichard Rodgers 1902–1979
      • The Boys from Syracuse
        Falling in Love with Love, arr. Hans Spialek (3 mins)
        • John Wilson Orchestra
        • John Wilson Conductor
        • Sierra Boggess soprano
        • Maida Vale Singers (women's voices)
      • South Pacific
        Younger than Springtime, arr. Robert Russell Bennett (3 mins)
        • John Wilson Orchestra
        • John Wilson Conductor
        • Julian Ovenden tenor
      • Richard Adler
      • The Pajama Game – Seven and a Half Cents (6 mins)
        • Seth MacFarlane baritone
        • Anna-Jane Casey vocalist
        • John Wilson Orchestra
        • John Wilson Conductor
      • INTERVAL
      • LoeweFrederick Loewe 1901–1988
      • Camelot
        The Lusty Month of May, arr. Robert Russell Bennett and Philip J. Lang (4 mins)
        • John Wilson Orchestra
        • John Wilson Conductor
        • Sierra Boggess soprano
        • Maida Vale Singers
      • LoesserFrank Loesser 1910–1969
      • Guys and Dolls
        Sue Me (3 mins)
        • John Wilson Orchestra
        • John Wilson Conductor
        • Anna-Jane Casey vocalist
        • Seth MacFarlane baritone
      • The Most Happy Fella
        Joey, Joey, Joey, arr. Don Walker (4 mins)
        • John Wilson Orchestra
        • John Wilson Conductor
        • Seth MacFarlane baritone
      • BernsteinLeonard Bernstein 1918–1990
      • On The Town
        Ballet (Imaginary Coney Island), arr. Hershy Kay (6 mins)
        • John Wilson Orchestra
        • John Wilson Conductor
      • GershwinGeorge Gershwin 1898–1937
      • Porgy and Bess
        Bess, You Is My Woman Now (6 mins)
        • Rodney Earl Clarke bass-baritone
        • Elizabeth Llewellyn soprano
      • Jerry Bock
      • Fiorello!
        Little Tin Box, arr. Irwin Kostal (4 mins)
        • Maida Vale Singers
      • RodgersRichard Rodgers 1902–1979
      • Allegro
        Come Home, arr. Robert Russell Bennett (4 mins)
        • Elizabeth Llewellyn soprano
      • BernsteinLeonard Bernstein 1918–1990
      • West Side Story
        Balcony Scene, arr. Sid Ramin and Irwin Kostal (7 mins)
        • Sierra Boggess soprano
        • Julian Ovenden tenor
      • StyneJule Styne 1905–1994
      • Funny Girl
        Don't Rain on My Parade (3 mins)
        • Anna-Jane Casey vocalist
      • Jerry Herman b.1933
      • Mame
        Mame, arr. Philip J. Lang (6 mins)
        • Anna-Jane Casey vocalist
      • Mack & Mabel
        Tap Your Troubles Away (Encore) (6 mins)
        • Anna-Jane Casey vocalist
      • John Wilson Orchestra
      • John Wilson Conductor
      • Anna-Jane Casey vocalist
      • Maida Vale Singers
      • Sierra Boggess soprano
      • Rodney Earl Clarke bass-baritone
      • Julian Ovenden tenor
      • Maida Vale Singers (men's voices)
      • Seth MacFarlane baritone
      • Maida Vale Singers (women's voices)
      • Elizabeth Llewellyn soprano

      John Wilson and his orchestra pay tribute to the composers who created the ‘Broadway sound’ – with excerpts from favorite shows.

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  • Tue 28 Aug

    • 13:00 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Sing

      A great way to explore opera for the first time with the Glyndebourne Opera Land team. Suitable for 12- to 18-year-olds.

    • 16:45 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Intro

      Join Rachel Leach and musicians from the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment for a musical introduction to Mozart’s comic opera.

    • 18:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 60: Mozart – The Marriage of Figaro
      • MozartWolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1756–1791
      • The Marriage of Figaro, K492 (Le nozze di Figaro, K492)
        semi-staged; sung in Italian (190 mins)
      • Ellie Laugharne mezzo-soprano (First Bridesmaid)
      • Vito Priante bass (Figaro)
      • Lydia Teuscher soprano (Susanna)
      • Sally Matthews soprano (Countess Almaviva)
      • Audun Iversen baritone (Count Almaviva)
      • Andrew Shore baritone (Bartolo)
      • Ann Murray mezzo-soprano (Marcellina)
      • Isabel Leonard mezzo-soprano (Cherubino)
      • Alan Oke tenor (Don Basilio)
      • Nicholas Folwell baritone (Antonio)
      • Colin Judson tenor (Don Curzio)
      • Sarah Shafer soprano (Barbarina)
      • Katie Bray mezzo-soprano (Second Bridesmaid)
      • Glyndebourne Festival Opera
      • Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
      • Robin Ticciati Conductor
      • Michael Grandage Director

      Mozart’s comic opera in which the Count receives his comeuppance, with Glyndebourne forces under rising star Robin Ticciati.

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  • Wed 29 Aug

    • 17:15 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Literary

      Award-winning film-maker John Bridcut introduces a selection of fascinating and unexpected readings about Edward Elgar, including letters, diaries and reviews.

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    • 19:00 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 61: Howells & Elgar
      • HowellsHerbert Howells 1892–1983
      • Hymnus Paradisi (44 mins)
        • Miah Persson soprano
        • Andrew Kennedy tenor
        • BBC Symphony Chorus
        • London Philharmonic Choir
      • INTERVAL
      • ElgarEdward Elgar 1857–1934
      • Symphony No. 1 in A flat major, Op 55 (53 mins)
      • Miah Persson soprano
      • Andrew Kennedy tenor
      • BBC Symphony Chorus
      • London Philharmonic Choir
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
      • Martyn Brabbins Conductor

      Elgar’s First was a turning point in the British symphony. Martyn Brabbins conducts it, as well as Howells’s Hymnus Paradisi.

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    • 22:15 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 62: Eric Whitacre
      • BernsteinLeonard Bernstein 1918–1990
      • Warm-Up (2 mins)
      • Eric Whitacre b.1970
      • Alleluia (9 mins)
      • Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine (9 mins)
      • BachJ. S. Bach 1685–1750
      • Bach Again (arr. E. London) (5 mins)
      • Eric Whitacre b.1970
      • Higher, Faster, Stronger
        BBC commission: world premiere (8 mins)
        • Christopher Glynn piano
        • ensemblebash
      • Imogen Heap b.1977
      • The Listening Chair (arr. E. Whitacre)
        world premiere (5 mins)
        • Imogen Heap vocals
      • Traditional
      • Three Spirituals (arr. M. Hogan) (9 mins)
        • Hila Plitmann soprano
      • Eric Whitacre b.1970
      • Cloudburst (9 mins)
      • Sleep (5 mins)
      • Christopher Glynn piano
      • ensemblebash
      • Imogen Heap vocals
      • Hila Plitmann soprano
      • BBC Singers
      • Eric Whitacre Singers
      • Eric Whitacre Conductor

      Popular American choral composer Eric Whitacre makes his Proms debut, as does songwriter Imogen Heap: both bring new works.

  • Thu 30 Aug

    • 17:45 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Intro

      A musical introduction to tonight’s programme with members of the Berliner Philharmoniker and Rachel Leach.

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    • 19:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 63: Berliner Philharmoniker and Sir Simon Rattle
      • LigetiGyörgy Ligeti 1923–2006
      • Atmosphères (8 mins)
      • WagnerRichard Wagner 1813–1883
      • Lohengrin
        Prelude Act I (7 mins)
      • SibeliusJean Sibelius 1865–1957
      • Symphony No. 4 in A minor, Op 63 (33 mins)
      • INTERVAL
      • DebussyClaude Debussy 1862–1918
      • Jeux (18 mins)
      • RavelMaurice Ravel 1875–1937
      • Daphnis et Chloe – Suite No. 2 (17 mins)
      • Berliner Philharmoniker
      • Sir Simon Rattle Conductor

      The first of two concerts by the Berliner Philharmoniker under Sir Simon Rattle; includes works by Wagner, Debussy and Ravel.

  • Fri 31 Aug

    • 17:15 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Intro

      Journalist Shirley Apthorp and Mark Pemberton, Director of the Association of British Orchestras, discuss the future of orchestras ahead of tonight’s performance by one of the world’s greatest.

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    • 19:00 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 64: Berliner Philharmoniker – Brahms & Lutosławski
      • BrahmsJohannes Brahms 1833–1897
      • Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major (50 mins)
        • Yefim Bronfman piano
      • INTERVAL
      • LutosławskiWitold Lutosławski 1913–1994
      • Symphony No. 3 (35 mins)
      • Yefim Bronfman piano
      • Berliner Philharmoniker
      • Sir Simon Rattle Conductor

      Sir Simon Rattle returns with his Berlin super-orchestra, for Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 2 and Lutosławski’s Third Symphony.

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    • 22:15 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 65: Taylor/Barker – The Spirit of Django
      • Martin Taylor/Guy Barker
      • The Spirit of Django – orchestral suite
        London premiere (54 mins)
      • Martin Taylor guitar
      • Britten Sinfonia
      • Guy Barker Jazz Orchestra
      • Spirit of Django
      • Guy Barker Conductor

      A tribute to Belgian Gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt in a collaboration between guitarist Martin Taylor and trumpeter/composer Guy Barker.

  • Sat 1 Sep

    • 16:00 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 66: Cameron Carpenter plays Bach
      • BachJ. S. Bach 1685–1750
      • Toccata and Fugue in F major, BWV 540 (8 mins)
      • Partita No. 3 in E major for solo violin, BWV 1006 – excerpt (arr. C. Carpenter) (8 mins)
      • Prelude and Fugue in A major, BWV 536 (6 mins)
      • Chorale Prelude 'Nun freut euch, lieben Christen', BWV 734 (arr. Busoni/C. Carpenter) (3 mins)
      • Cameron Carpenter b.1981
      • Improvisation on B–A–C–H (12 mins)
      • BachJ. S. Bach 1685–1750
      • 'Evolutionary' Toccata in D minor, BWV 565 (after Henry Wood and Busoni, arr. C. Carpenter) (11 mins)
      • Cameron Carpenter organ

      The first of two Bach recitals by charismatic American organ virtuoso Cameron Carpenter.

    • 17:45 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Literary

      John Deathridge explores the personal writing of Mendelssohn, including letters, diaries, autobiography and reviews.

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    • 19:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 67: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra – Mendelssohn
      • MendelssohnFelix Mendelssohn 1809–1847
      • Overture 'Ruy Blas', Op 95 (8 mins)
      • Violin Concerto in E minor (27 mins)
        • Nikolaj Znaider violin
      • INTERVAL
      • Overture 'The Fair Melusine', Op 32 (10 mins)
      • Symphony No. 5 in D major, 'Reformation' (27 mins)
      • A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op 61
        Wedding March (Encore) (5 mins)
      • Nikolaj Znaider violin
      • Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
      • Riccardo Chailly Conductor

      In 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.

    • 22:00 Royal Albert Hall
      Proms Plus Late

      Informal post-Prom music and poetry from emerging young talent.

  • Sun 2 Sep

    • 13:00 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Sing

      A rare opportunity to sing extracts from Adams’s Nixon in China, with Mary King, before Wednesday’s performance of the opera. Suitable for enthusiastic amateurs aged 16-plus.

    • 16:00 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 68: Cameron Carpenter plays Bach
      • Cameron Carpenter b.1981
      • Improvisation on the Bourée from Cello Suite No. 3 in C major, BWV 1009 (8 mins)
      • BachJ. S. Bach 1685–1750
      • Fantasia and Fugue in G minor, 'The Great', BWV 542 (8 mins)
      • The Well-Tempered Clavier Book I – Prelude and Fugue No. 15 in G major, BWV 860 (5 mins)
      • J. S. Bach and Mahler
      • Syncretic Prelude and Fugue in D major (arr. C. Carpenter) (30 mins)
      • Cameron Carpenter organ

      Flamboyant organist Cameron Carpenter’s second concert this weekend playing J. S. Bach, both unalloyed and as the basis for improvisation.

    • 17:45 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Intro

      A musical introduction to Mahler’s Sixth Symphony with members of the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Stephen Johnson.

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    • 19:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 69: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra – Messiaen & Mahler
      • MessiaenOlivier Messiaen 1908–1992
      • Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum (31 mins)
      • INTERVAL
      • MahlerGustav Mahler 1860–1911
      • Symphony No. 6 in A minor (85 mins)
      • Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
      • Riccardo Chailly Conductor

      Mahler's Sixth Symphony - music of exceptional range and power, whose fateful hammer-blows seem to portend the crises in Mahler’s own life and the wider world.

  • Mon 3 Sep

    • 13:00 Cadogan Hall
      Proms Chamber Music 8: Pierre-Laurent Aimard plays Debussy
      • DebussyClaude Debussy 1862–1918
      • Les soirs illuminés par l’ardeur du charbon (3 mins)
      • Élégie (2 mins)
      • Masques (5 mins)
      • Préludes – Book 2 (38 mins)
      • Pierre-Laurent Aimard piano

      French pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard continues the Proms’ Debussy-anniversary celebration with Book 2 of the dreamlike Préludes, plus rarer works.

    • 17:45 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Literary

      Mariella Frostrup is joined by Sir Tim Rice to explore the regular favourites of guests’ book choices on Desert Island Discs.

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    • 19:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 70: Desert Island Discs 70th-Anniversary Prom
      • CoatesEric Coates 1886–1957
      • By the Sleepy Lagoon (4 mins)
        • BBC Concert Orchestra
        • Keith Lockhart Conductor
      • ProkofievSergey Prokofiev 1891–1953
      • Romeo and Juliet – Dance of the Knights (5 mins)
        • BBC Concert Orchestra
        • Keith Lockhart Conductor
      • BachJ. S. Bach 1685–1750
      • Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 (9 mins)
        • Wayne Marshall organ
      • ElgarEdward Elgar 1857–1934
      • Cello Concerto in E minor, Op 85
        1st movement (8 mins)
        • Nicolas Altstaedt cello
        • BBC Concert Orchestra
        • Keith Lockhart Conductor
      • Coleridge-TaylorSamuel Coleridge-Taylor 1875–1912
      • Scenes from 'The Song of Hiawatha' – Death of Minnehaha (excerpt) (6 mins)
        • Willard White bass-baritone
        • BBC Concert Orchestra
        • Keith Lockhart Conductor
      • HandelGeorge Frideric Handel 1685–1759
      • Messiah, HWV 56
        two choruses (7 mins)
        • Huddersfield Choral Society
        • BBC Concert Orchestra
        • Keith Lockhart Conductor
      • INTERVAL
      • Rhet Stoller
      • Match of the Day – theme (3 mins)
        • BBC Concert Orchestra
        • Keith Lockhart Conductor
      • BeethovenLudwig van Beethoven 1770–1827
      • Concerto for Piano No. 5 in E flat major 'Emperor', Op 73
        1st movement (20 mins)
        • Peter Donohoe piano
        • BBC Concert Orchestra
        • Keith Lockhart Conductor
      • PucciniGiacomo Puccini 1858–1924
      • Tosca
        Two opera arias (7 mins)
        • Ailish Tynan soprano
        • BBC Concert Orchestra
        • Keith Lockhart Conductor
      • CoatesEric Coates 1886–1957
      • March 'The Dambusters' (4 mins)
        • BBC Concert Orchestra
        • Keith Lockhart Conductor
      • BBC Concert Orchestra
      • Keith Lockhart Conductor
      • Wayne Marshall organ
      • Nicolas Altstaedt cello
      • Willard White bass-baritone
      • Huddersfield Choral Society
      • Peter Donohoe piano
      • Ailish Tynan soprano

      Marking 70 years of Desert Island Discs, Kirsty Young introduces former castaways from the programme and their musical choices.

  • Tue 4 Sep

    • 17:45 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Intro

      Musicians from the St Louis Symphony and Tom Service introduce tonight’s programme.

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    • 19:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 71: St Louis Symphony
      • BrahmsJohannes Brahms 1833–1897
      • Tragic Overture (14 mins)
      • BeethovenLudwig van Beethoven 1770–1827
      • Concerto for Violin in D major, Op 61 (40 mins)
      • INTERVAL
      • SchoenbergArnold Schoenberg 1874–1951
      • Five Orchestral Pieces, Op. 16 (16 mins)
      • GershwinGeorge Gershwin 1898–1937
      • An American in Paris (18 mins)
      • BachJ. S. Bach 1685–1750
      • Partita for Solo Violin No. 3 in E major Partita for Solo Violin No. 3 in E major, BWV 1006
        Encore (3 mins)
      • BernsteinLeonard Bernstein 1918–1990
      • Candide – overture Candide - overture
        Encore (4 mins)
      • Christian Tetzlaff violin
      • St Louis Symphony
      • David Robertson Conductor

      The St Louis Symphony makes its Proms debut, featuring Beethoven’s Violin Concerto and Gershwin’s jazzy An American in Paris.

  • Wed 5 Sep

    • 17:15 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Intro

      Writer and broadcaster Rana Mitter, in conversation with journalist Shuyun Sun, discusses the political context of John Adams’s first opera, Nixon in China. Hosted by Louise Fryer.

    • 19:00 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 72: John Adams – Nixon in China
      • John Adams b.1947
      • Nixon in China
        semi-staged (180 mins)
      • Kathleen Kim soprano (Madame Mao)
      • Alan Oke tenor (Chairman Mao)
      • Gerald Finley bass-baritone (Chou En-Lai)
      • Robert Orth baritone (President Nixon)
      • Jessica Rivera soprano (Pat Nixon)
      • James Rutherford bass-baritone (Kissinger), New Generation Artist
      • Stephanie Marshall mezzo-soprano (Secretary)
      • Louise Poole mezzo-soprano (Secretary)
      • Susan Platts mezzo-soprano (Secretary)
      • BBC Singers
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
      • John Adams Conductor
      • Paul Curran stage director

      John Adams conducts his own Nixon in China, based on the US premier’s 1972 Beijing visit, and creating the ‘docu-opera’ genre.

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  • Thu 6 Sep

    • 17:15 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Intro

      Join Proms Director Roger Wright and Chris Cotton, Chief Executive of the Royal Albert Hall, as they look back over the 2012 season with Petroc Trelawny. Questions can be submitted in advance to proms@bbc.co.uk.

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    • 19:00 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 73: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra – Beethoven & Bruckner
      • BeethovenLudwig van Beethoven 1770–1827
      • Concerto for Piano No. 4 in G major, Op 58 (35 mins)
        • Murray Perahia piano
      • INTERVAL
      • BrucknerAnton Bruckner 1824–1896
      • Symphony No. 9 in D minor (65 mins)
      • Murray Perahia piano
      • Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
      • Bernard Haitink Conductor

      Bernard Haitink conducts the Vienna Philharmonic in Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 (with Murray Perahia) and Bruckner’s Ninth.

    • 22:15 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 74: Staff Benda Bilili & Baloji

      Congolese street musicians Staff Benda Bilili and Congolese-Belgo rapper Baloji bring their own pieces of Africa to the Proms.

  • Fri 7 Sep

    • 17:45 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Literary

      Award-winning poet Wendy Cope and Ian McMillan introduce the winning entries in this year’s Proms Poetry competition. Juliet Stevenson reads the winning poems.

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    • 19:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 75: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra – Haydn & R. Strauss
      • HaydnJoseph Haydn 1732–1809
      • Symphony No. 104 in D major, 'London' (30 mins)
      • INTERVAL
      • Richard Strauss 1864–1949
      • An Alpine Symphony. (Eine Alpensinfonie, Op 64) (50 mins)
      • Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
      • Bernard Haitink Conductor

      Bernard Haitink pairs Haydn’s ‘London’ Symphony with Strauss’s An Alpine Symphony in his second Prom with the Vienna Philharmonic.

      Also part of
  • Sat 8 Sep