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  • Mon 21 Jul 2014

    13:00 Cadogan Hall
    Proms Chamber Music 1: Les Arts Florissants
    • RameauJean-Philippe Rameau 1683–1764
    • Pièces de clavecin en concerts (53 mins)
    • Les Arts Florrisants
    • Paolo Zanzu harpsichord/director

    French Baroque giant Les Arts Florissants launches this season’s Proms Chamber Music concerts at Cadogan Hall with music by Jean-Philippe Rameau, who died 250 years ago. His Pièces de clavecin en concerts sees the composer at his most dramatically vivid and virtuosic, showcasing this ensemble in the first of its two concerts this season.

  • Mon 21 Jul 2014

    17:30 Royal College of Music
    Proms Plus Family

    Join Rachel Leach and professional musicians for a family-friendly introduction to tonight's Prom. Bring your instrument and join in!

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  • Mon 21 Jul 2014

    19:30 Royal Albert Hall
    Prom 5: Beethoven, Dvořák & R.Strauss
    • Richard Strauss 1864–1949
    • Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche (18 mins)
      • Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich
      • David Zinman Conductor
    • DvořákAntonín Dvořák 1841–1904
    • Concerto for Violin in A minor, Op. 53 (32 mins)
      • Julia Fischer violin
      • Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich
      • David Zinman Conductor
    • HindemithPaul Hindemith 1895–1963
    • Sonata for solo violin, Op. 11 No. 6
      Finale (encore) (4 mins)
      • Julia Fischer violin
    • INTERVAL
    • BeethovenLudwig van Beethoven 1770–1827
    • Symphony No. 6 in F major 'Pastoral' Symphony No. 6 in F major 'Pastoral', Op 68 (40 mins)
      • Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich
      • David Zinman Conductor
    • Traditional
    • Evviva i soci (arr. Florian Walser)
      (encore) (3 mins)
      • Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich
      • David Zinman Conductor
    • Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich
    • David Zinman Conductor
    • Julia Fischer violin

    Proms favourite Julia Fischer returns as soloist in Dvořák’s earthy, folk-infused violin concerto, joining Zurich’s Tonhalle Orchestra for David Zinman’s final concert as its Chief Conductor. Strauss’s playful depiction of the prankster Till Eulenspiegel continues the musical journey across Central Europe, and the evening closes among the breathtaking landscapes of Beethoven’s ‘Pastoral’ Symphony.

  • Tue 22 Jul 2014

    16:45 Royal College of Music
    Proms Plus Intro

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  • Tue 22 Jul 2014

    18:30 Royal Albert Hall
    Prom 6: Strauss – Der Rosenkavalier
    • Richard Strauss 1864–1949
    • Der Rosenkavalier (185 mins)
    • Kate Royal soprano (Marschallin)
    • Tara Erraught mezzo-soprano (Octavian )
    • Franz Hawlata bass (Baron Ochs)
    • Louise Alder soprano (Sophie), Proms debut artist
    • Michael Kraus baritone (Herr von Faninal), Proms debut artist
    • Miranda Keys soprano (Marianne)
    • Christopher Gillett tenor (Valzacchi)
    • Helene Schneiderman mezzo-soprano (Annina), Proms debut artist
    • Gwynne Howell bass (Notary)
    • Andrej Dunaev tenor (Italian Singer), Proms debut artist
    • Robert Wörle tenor (Innkeeper), Proms debut artist
    • Scott Conner bass (Police Inspector), Proms debut artist
    • Glyndebourne Festival Opera
    • London Philharmonic Orchestra
    • Robin Ticciati Conductor
    • Sarah Fahie stage director
    • Daniel Francis-Swaby singer (Mohammed, servant to the Marschallin)
    • Trevor Eliot Bowes singer (Footman to the Marschallin / Boots)
    • Niel Joubert singer (Footman to the Marschallin / Waiter)
    • Nicholas Morris singer (Footman to the Marschallin / Waiter)
    • David Shaw singer (Footman to the Marschallin / Waiter)
    • Paul Hopwood singer (Major-Domo to the Marschallin)
    • Jacquelyn Parker singer (Noble Widow)
    • Louise Kemeny singer (Noble Orphan)
    • Bethan Langford singer (Noble Orphan)
    • Lucie Špicková singer (Noble Orphan)
    • Magdalena Molendowska singer (Milliner)
    • Joshua Owen Mills singer (Animal Seller)
    • Marian De Graef singer (Hairdresser)
    • Osman Mos singer (Hairdresser's Assistant)
    • Joseph Bader singer (Leopold)
    • Alun Rhys-Jenkins singer (Major-Domo to Faninal)
    • Andrew Davies singer (Waiter)
    • Danielle Meehan singer (Maid)
    • Suzy King singer (Couturier)
    • Richard Dyball singer (Clerk/Conductor)
    • Chloe Dowell dancer
    • Caitlin Fretwell Walsh dancer
    • Graham Bass singer (Baron Ochs's Child)
    • Gabriel Crozier singer (Baron Ochs's Child)
    • Charles Davies singer (Baron Ochs's Child)
    • Harry Lees singer (Baron Ochs's Child)
    • William Stone singer (Baron Ochs's Child)
    • Ben Withnell singer (Baron Ochs's Child)

    The Glyndebourne Festival’s annual visit to the Proms continues our Strauss 150th-anniversary celebrations with a semi-staging of his sparkling comic opera Der Rosenkavalier. Conductor Robin Ticciati conjures this gilded fantasy of fin-de-siècle Vienna with the help of an international cast, led by British soprano Kate Royal in her role debut as the Marschallin.

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  • Wed 23 Jul 2014

    16:45 Royal College of Music
    Proms Plus Literary

    The award-winning poet and librettist Michael Symmons Roberts and musician, priest and broadcaster Richard Coles  discuss the literary works which inspired the composer John Tavener from George Herbert and John Donne to William Blake.

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  • Wed 23 Jul 2014

    18:30 Royal Albert Hall
    Prom 7: Shostakovich, Bartók & Tavener
    • TavenerJohn Tavener 1944–2013
    • Gnosis
      BBC commission: world premiere (12 mins)
      • Michael Cox alto-flute
      • Sarah Connolly mezzo-soprano
    • BartókBéla Bartók 1881–1945
    • Violin Concerto No. 2, Sz 112 (38 mins)
      • Isabelle Faust violin
    • INTERVAL
    • ShostakovichDmitry Shostakovich 1906–1975
    • Symphony No. 10 in E minor Symphony No. 10 in E minor, Op 93 (53 mins)
    • Michael Cox alto-flute
    • Sarah Connolly mezzo-soprano
    • Isabelle Faust violin
    • BBC Symphony Orchestra
    • Jiří Bělohlávek Conductor
    • BBC Symphony Orchestra
    • Jiří Bělohlávek Conductor

    Shostakovich’s Tenth Symphony – a violent portrait of the horrors of Stalin’s Russia – is the centrepiece of this concert from Jiří Bělohlávek and the BBC Symphony Orchestra. They are joined by German violinist Isabelle Faust for the passionate nationalism of Bartók’s Second Violin Concerto, and the concert opens with the first of two posthumous premieres this season by John Tavener.

  • Wed 23 Jul 2014

    22:15 Royal Albert Hall
    Prom 8: Pet Shop Boys
    • Neil Tennant/Chris Lowe
    • Overture to 'Performance' (arr. R. Niles) (8 mins)
    • Four Songs in A minor (orch. A. Badalamenti)
      ('Vocal', 'Love is a Catastrophe', 'Later Tonight', 'Rent') (20 mins)
      • Pet Shop Boys
      • Chrissie Hynde vocalist
    • A Man from the Future (orch. S. Helbig)
      world premiere (45 mins)
      • Pet Shop Boys
      • Juliet Stevenson narrator
      • BBC Singers
    • Pet Shop Boys
    • Chrissie Hynde vocalist
    • Juliet Stevenson narrator
    • BBC Singers
    • BBC Concert Orchestra
    • Dominic Wheeler Conductor
    • BBC Concert Orchestra
    • Dominic Wheeler Conductor

    Better known as the electro-pop duo the Pet Shop Boys, Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe make their Proms debut here as composers. The world premiere of their large-scale work A Man from the Future, inspired by code-breaker Alan Turing, sits alongside new orchestral arrangements of favourite Pet Shop Boys songs.

  • Thu 24 Jul 2014

    17:45 Royal College of Music
    Proms Plus Intro

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  • Thu 24 Jul 2014

    19:30 Royal Albert Hall
    Prom 9: Brahms & Janáček
    • BrahmsJohannes Brahms 1833–1897
    • Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor (49 mins)
      • Barry Douglas piano
    • INTERVAL
    • Janáček 1854–1928
    • Glagolitic Mass (original version, reconstructed P. Wingfield) (43 mins)
      • Mlada Khudoley soprano
      • Yulia Matochkina mezzo-soprano
      • Mikhail Vekua tenor
      • Yuri Vorobiev bass
    • Barry Douglas piano
    • Mlada Khudoley soprano
    • Yulia Matochkina mezzo-soprano
    • Mikhail Vekua tenor
    • Yuri Vorobiev bass
    • London Symphony Chorus
    • London Symphony Orchestra
    • Valery Gergiev Conductor
    • London Symphony Chorus
    • London Symphony Orchestra
    • Valery Gergiev Conductor

    One of choral music’s greatest works, Janáček’s Glagolitic Mass is a passionate, secular oratorio celebrating nationhood and peace. By contrast, conflict is to the fore in Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 1, a work that distils the drama of the composer’s relationship with Schumann and his wife Clara. Valery Gergiev conducts the London Symphony Orchestra, with soloist Barry Douglas.

  • Fri 25 Jul 2014

    17:45 Royal College of Music
    Proms Plus Portrait

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  • Fri 25 Jul 2014

    19:30 Royal Albert Hall
    Prom 10: Elgar, Walton, Moeran & David Horne
    • WaltonWilliam Walton 1902–1983
    • Variations on a Theme by Hindemith (23 mins)
      • Juanjo Mena Conductor
    • MoeranE(rnest) J(ohn) Moeran 1894–1950
    • Violin Concerto (33 mins)
      • Tasmin Little violin
      • Juanjo Mena Conductor
    • INTERVAL
    • David Horne b.1970
    • Daedalus in Flight
      London premiere (11 mins)
    • ElgarEdward Elgar 1857–1934
    • 'Enigma' Variations (29 mins)
    • Juanjo Mena Conductor
    • Tasmin Little violin
    • BBC Philharmonic
    • BBC Philharmonic

    A concert of 20th-century English music explores musical friendships. Walton’s Hindemith Variations pay homage to a beloved colleague; Elgar’s 'Enigma' Variations paint evocative portraits of family and friends. Tasmin Little joins the BBC Philharmonic for Moeran’s rarely heard Violin Concerto, and English music comes right up to date with David Horne’s Daedalus in Flight.

  • Sat 26 Jul 2014

    11:00 Royal Albert Hall
    Prom 11: CBeebies Prom
    • Barrie Bignold
    • Around Sound
      BBC commission: world premiere (3 mins)
      • Ben Faulks presenter
    • HolstGustav Holst 1874–1934
    • St Paul's Suite (4 mins)
    • WoodHenry Wood 1869–1944
    • Fantasia on British Sea-Songs (2 mins)
    • Ben Faulks presenter
    • Chris Jarvis presenter
    • Gemma Hunt presenter
    • Steven Kynman presenter
    • BBC Philharmonic
    • Stephen Bell Conductor
    • Chris Jarvis presenter
    • Gemma Hunt presenter
    • Steven Kynman presenter
    • BBC Philharmonic
    • Stephen Bell Conductor

    Following the sell-out success of 2013’s Doctor Who Prom, this year parents are invited to join their children for the first ever CBeebies Prom. Take a journey through the history of classical music with some of your favourite CBeebies characters, in an adventure that combines live music from the BBC Philharmonic and video action on screens around the Royal Albert Hall.

  • Sat 26 Jul 2014

    14:00 Royal College of Music
    Proms Plus Sing

    Join Mary King and members of the BBC Singers to sing extracts from Bach's St John Passion. Open to ages 16-plus.

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  • Sat 26 Jul 2014

    18:15 Royal College of Music
    Proms Plus Intro

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  • Sat 26 Jul 2014

    20:00 Royal Albert Hall
    Prom 12: Bach – St John Passion
    • BachJ. S. Bach 1685–1750
    • St John Passion St John Passion, BWV 245 (120 mins)
    • James Gilchrist tenor (Evangelist)
    • Neal Davies bass-baritone (Christus)
    • Lucy Crowe soprano
    • Clint van der Linde counter-tenor, Proms debut artist
    • Joshua Ellicott tenor
    • Hanno Müller-Brachmann bass-baritone
    • Zürcher Sing-Akademie
    • Zurich Chamber Orchestra
    • Sir Roger Norrington Conductor
    • Rachel Ambrose Evans soprano (Ancilla)
    • Vernon Kirk tenor (Servus)
    • Nicholas Mogg bass (Peter)
    • Jonathan Sells bass (Pilate)

    Few classical works have the urgency and dramatic immediacy of Bach’s St John Passion. Here it is vividly realised by a cast led by tenor James Gilchrist. The finest Evangelist of his generation, Gilchrist sings the role at the Proms for the first time, under conductor Sir Roger Norrington, 80 this year.

  • Sat 26 Jul 2014

    22:15 Royal Albert Hall
    Proms Plus Late

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  • Sun 27 Jul 2014

    11:00 Royal Albert Hall
    Prom 13: CBeebies Prom
    • Barrie Bignold
    • Around Sound (3 mins)
      • Chris Jarvis presenter
      • Gemma Hunt presenter
      • Ben Faulks presenter
    • HolstGustav Holst 1874–1934
    • St Paul's Suite (4 mins)
      • Chris Jarvis presenter
      • Gemma Hunt presenter
    • WoodHenry Wood 1869–1944
    • Fantasia on British Sea-Songs (2 mins)
    • Chris Jarvis presenter
    • Gemma Hunt presenter
    • Ben Faulks presenter
    • BBC Philharmonic
    • Stephen Bell Conductor
    • Steven Kynman presenter
    • BBC Philharmonic
    • Stephen Bell Conductor
    • Steven Kynman presenter

    Following the sell-out success of 2013’s Doctor Who Prom, this year parents are invited to join their children for the first ever CBeebies Prom. Take a journey through the history of classical music with some of your favourite CBeebies characters, in an adventure that combines live music from the BBC Philharmonic and video action on screens around the Royal Albert Hall.

  • Sun 27 Jul 2014

    17:45 Royal College of Music
    Proms Plus Intro

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  • Sun 27 Jul 2014

    19:30 Royal Albert Hall
    Prom 14: Duruflé, Ravel and Simon Holt
    • RavelMaurice Ravel 1875–1937
    • Valses nobles et sentimentales (orchestral version) (17 mins)
    • Simon Holt b.1958
    • Morpheus Wakes
      BBC commission: world premiere (15 mins)
      • Emmanuel Pahud flute
    • RavelMaurice Ravel 1875–1937
    • La valse (13 mins)
    • INTERVAL
    • DurufléMaurice Duruflé 1902–1986
    • Requiem, Op 9 (42 mins)
      • Gerald Finley baritone
      • Ruby Hughes soprano
    • Emmanuel Pahud flute
    • Gerald Finley baritone
    • Ruby Hughes soprano
    • BBC National Chorus of Wales
    • National Youth Choir of Wales
    • BBC National Orchestra of Wales
    • Thierry Fischer Conductor
    • BBC National Chorus of Wales
    • National Youth Choir of Wales
    • BBC National Orchestra of Wales
    • Thierry Fischer Conductor

    The lilt of the waltz pulses through the first half of this programme – first in Ravel’s modernist reimagining in Valses nobles et sentimentales, and then in his witty La valse. French music takes a sacred turn after the interval with Duruflé’s Requiem, and elsewhere Swiss flute virtuoso Emmanuel Pahud premieres Simon Holt’s concerto Morpheus Wakes.