• Fri 18 Jul 2014

    16:30 Royal College of Music
    Proms Plus In Tune

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  • Fri 18 Jul 2014

    19:30 Royal Albert Hall
    Prom 1: First Night of the Proms
    • ElgarEdward Elgar 1857–1934
    • The Kingdom, Op. 51 (90 mins)
    • Erin Wall soprano (Blessed Virgin)
    • Catherine Wyn-Rogers mezzo-soprano (Mary Magdalene)
    • Andrew Staples tenor (St John)
    • Christopher Purves baritone (St Peter)
    • BBC National Chorus of Wales
    • BBC Symphony Chorus
    • BBC Symphony Orchestra
    • Sir Andrew Davis Conductor

    The festival opens with Elgar’s biblical oratorio The Kingdom – the beautiful ‘slow movement’ of a planned musical triptych. Celebrated Elgarian Sir Andrew Davis conducts the massed forces of the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus and the BBC National Chorus of Wales. They are joined by a distinguished cast of soloists including Proms regulars Christopher Purves and Catherine Wyn-Rogers.

  • Sat 19 Jul 2014

    14:00 Royal College of Music
    Proms Plus Sing

    Join Mary King and members of the BBC Singers to sing extracts from Janáček's Glagolitic Mass. Open to ages 16-plus.

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  • Sat 19 Jul 2014

    17:45 Royal College of Music
    Proms Plus Literary

    'What is Chinese culture today?' Novelist Xiaolu Guo in discussion with Rana Mitter.

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  • Sat 19 Jul 2014

    19:30 Royal Albert Hall
    Prom 2: Elgar, Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky & Liszt
    • ElgarEdward Elgar 1857–1934
    • Pomp and Circumstance March No. 4 in G major Military March, 'Pomp and Circumstance' in G major, Op 39.4 (6 mins)
      • China Philharmonic Orchestra
      • Long Yu Conductor, Proms debut artist
    • TchaikovskyPyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 1840–1893
    • Fantasy-Overture 'Romeo and Juliet' (20 mins)
      • China Philharmonic Orchestra
      • Long Yu Conductor, Proms debut artist
    • Liszt 1811–1886
    • Concerto for Piano No. 1 in E flat major (19 mins)
      • Haochen Zhang piano, Proms debut artist
      • China Philharmonic Orchestra
    • La campanella
      Encore (5 mins)
      • Haochen Zhang piano, Proms debut artist
    • INTERVAL
    • Qigang Chen
    • Joie éternelle
      UK premiere (25 mins)
      • Alison Balsom trumpet
      • China Philharmonic Orchestra
    • Mussorgsky 1839–1881
    • Pictures at an Exhibition (orch. Maurice Ravel) (35 mins)
      • China Philharmonic Orchestra
    • Liu Tianhua
    • Wonderful Night
      Encore (5 mins)
      • China Philharmonic Orchestra
    • China Philharmonic Orchestra
    • Long Yu Conductor, Proms debut artist
    • Haochen Zhang piano, Proms debut artist
    • Alison Balsom trumpet

    East meets West as the China Philharmonic Orchestra launches our series of global orchestras making their debuts at the 2014 Proms.

  • Sat 19 Jul 2014

    22:25 Royal Albert Hall
    Proms Plus Late

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  • Sun 20 Jul 2014

    10:30 Royal Albert Hall
    Prom 3: BBC Sport Prom
    • MozartWolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1756–1791
    • A Musical Joke – Presto (5 mins)
    • OrffCarl Orff 1895–1982
    • Carmina Burana (5 mins)
      • Crouch End Festival Chorus
    • ProkofievSergey Prokofiev 1891–1953
    • Romeo and Juliet – Dance of the Knights (6 mins)
    • Josef Strauss 1827–1870
    • Sport Polka (2 mins)
    • John Williams
    • Summon the Heroes (6 mins)
    • Sam Fonteyn
    • Ski Sunday, arr. Alasdair Malloy
      Encore (4 mins)
    • Crouch End Festival Chorus
    • BBC Concert Orchestra
    • Rebecca Miller Conductor
    • BBC Concert Orchestra
    • Rebecca Miller Conductor

    Sandwiched between the World Cup, Commonwealth Games and Wimbledon is the first ever BBC Sport Prom. Hosted by Gabby Logan, this special event combines classical favourites, TV themes and sports personalities, with the BBC Concert Orchestra on hand to capture the sporting thrills and spills.

  • Sun 20 Jul 2014

    14:00 Royal Albert Hall
    Proms Plus Family Orchestra & Chorus

    Whether you play an instrument or sing, whether you’re a complete novice or an aspiring virtuoso, you're all invited to join our fantastic team of professional musicians to create music inspired by the BBC Sport Prom.

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  • Sun 20 Jul 2014

    17:45 Royal College of Music
    Proms Plus Literary

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  • Sun 20 Jul 2014

    19:30 Royal Albert Hall
    Prom 4: World Orchestra for Peace, Valery Gergiev
    • Roxanna Panufnik
    • Three Paths to Peace
      European premiere (12 mins)
    • Richard Strauss 1864–1949
    • Die Frau ohne Schatten, Op. 65
      – symphonic fantasia (20 mins)
    • INTERVAL
    • MahlerGustav Mahler 1860–1911
    • Symphony No. 6 in A minor (77 mins)
    • World Orchestra for Peace
    • Valery Gergiev Conductor

    In its only UK concert this year, classical supergroup the World Orchestra for Peace returns to the Proms with its conductor Valery Gergiev. Fantasy confronts reality in a programme that moves from the fairy-tale magic evoked in Strauss’s Die Frau ohne Schatten to the human tragedy of Mahler’s Sixth Symphony. Roxanna Panufnik’s Three Paths to Peace celebrates the common ground shared by Christianity, Judaism and Islam.

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