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  • Mon 28 Jul 2014

    13:00 Cadogan Hall
    Proms Chamber Music 2: C. P. E. Bach
    • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach 1714–1788
    • Trio Sonata in A major (13 mins)
      • Rachel Podger violin
      • Katy Bircher flute, Proms debut artist
      • Bojan Cičić violin, Proms debut artist
      • Tomasz Pokrzywiński cello, Proms debut artist
    • Violin Sonata in C minor (17 mins)
      • Rachel Podger violin
    • Keyboard Sonata in E minor ('Kenner und Liebhaber' Collection No. 5), Wq 59/1 (8 mins)
      • Kristian Bezuidenhout fortepiano, Proms debut artist
    • Trio Sonata in C minor, 'Sanguineus and Melancholicus' (14 mins)
      • Rachel Podger violin
      • Katy Bircher flute, Proms debut artist
      • Bojan Cičić violin, Proms debut artist
      • Tomasz Pokrzywiński cello, Proms debut artist
    • Rachel Podger violin
    • Katy Bircher flute, Proms debut artist
    • Bojan Cičić violin, Proms debut artist
    • Tomasz Pokrzywiński cello, Proms debut artist
    • Kristian Bezuidenhout fortepiano, Proms debut artist

    Baroque violinist Rachel Podger is joined by hand-picked musical friends to explore the contrasts and contradictions of C. P. E.  Bach, who celebrates his 300th anniversary this year. The composer’s Sonata in C minor in particular offers an extraordinary musical portrait of the most musically rebellious of the younger Bachs.

  • Mon 28 Jul 2014

    17:30 Royal College of Music
    Proms Plus Family

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

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  • Mon 28 Jul 2014

    19:30 Royal Albert Hall
    Prom 15: Mozart, Ravel & Jonathan Dove
    • Jonathan Dove b.1959
    • Gaia Theory
      BBC commission: world premiere (20 mins)
      • BBC Symphony Chorus
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
      • Josep Pons Conductor, Proms debut artist
    • MozartWolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1756–1791
    • Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K488 Concerto for Piano No. 23 in A major, K 488 (27 mins)
      • Ingrid Fliter piano
      • BBC Symphony Chorus
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
      • Josep Pons Conductor, Proms debut artist
    • Chopin 1810–1849
    • Waltz in A minor (Posthumous) B. 150, kk IVb, No. 11
      (encore) (3 mins)
      • Ingrid Fliter piano
    • INTERVAL
    • RavelMaurice Ravel 1875–1937
    • Daphnis and Chloe (60 mins)
      • BBC Symphony Chorus
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
      • Josep Pons Conductor, Proms debut artist
    • BBC Symphony Chorus
    • BBC Symphony Orchestra
    • Josep Pons Conductor, Proms debut artist
    • Ingrid Fliter piano

    Turbulent mythical love meets poised Classical elegance in a concert from the BBC Symphony Orchestra that sets Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23 alongside Ravel’s sensuous ballet score Daphnis and Chloe. Launching us far beyond either Mozart’s Vienna or Ravel’s Paris, Jonathan Dove’s new orchestral work Gaia Theory explores the idea of life on our planet evolving alongside the environment.

  • Tue 29 Jul 2014

    16:45 Royal College of Music
    Proms Plus Intro

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  • Tue 29 Jul 2014

    18:30 Royal Albert Hall
    Prom 16: Oriental Promise
    • BalakirevMily Alexeyevich Balakirev 1836–1910
    • Islamey – oriental fantasy (orch. Lyapunov) (9 mins)
      • Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra
    • HolstGustav Holst 1874–1934
    • Beni Mora Beni Mora, Op 29.1 (15 mins)
      • Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra
    • Gabriel Prokofiev
    • Violin Concerto
      BBC commission: world premiere (30 mins)
      • Daniel Hope violin
    • INTERVAL
    • MozartWolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1756–1791
    • Die Entführung aus dem Serail Die Entführung aus dem Serail, K384
      – overture (6 mins)
      • Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra
    • HandelGeorge Frideric Handel 1685–1759
    • Solomon Solomon, HWV 67
      – The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (arr. Beecham) (4 mins)
      • Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra
    • RespighiOttorino Respighi 1879–1936
    • Belkis, Queen of Sheba (25 mins)
      • Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra
    • Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra
    • Daniel Hope violin
    • Sascha Goetzel Conductor, Proms debut artist
    • Sascha Goetzel Conductor, Proms debut artist

    Tonight’s visitors from Istanbul make their Proms debut, bringing the intoxicating East as filtered through Western ears. Sneak into Mozart’s harem and witness the magnificent Queen of Sheba (in views by Handel and Respighi). Balakirev and Holst offer folk colourings from further afield.

  • Tue 29 Jul 2014

    22:00 Royal Albert Hall
    Prom 17: Rameau – Grands Motets
    • RameauJean-Philippe Rameau 1683–1764
    • Deus noster refugium (27 mins)
    • Quam dilecta tabernacula (21 mins)
    • In convertendo Dominus (23 mins)
    • Rachel Redmond soprano
    • Katherine Watson soprano, Proms debut artist
    • Reinoud Van Mechelen high tenor, Proms debut artist
    • Cyril Auvity tenor, Proms debut artist
    • Marc Mauillon baritone
    • Cyril Costanzo bass, Proms debut artist
    • Les Arts Florrisants
    • William Christie Conductor

    Returning for its second concert this season, Les Arts Florissants is joined by founder-conductor William Christie for a Late Night Prom that transforms the Royal Albert Hall into the gilded splendour of the Chapel Royal at Versailles, combining choir, orchestra and soloists for Rameau’s Grands Motets.

  • Wed 30 Jul 2014

    17:45 Royal College of Music
    Proms Plus Intro

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  • Wed 30 Jul 2014

    19:30 Royal Albert Hall
    Prom 18: Mahler, Ravel & Sir Harrison Birtwistle
    • Sir Harrison Birtwistle b.1934
    • Night's Black Bird (13 mins)
      • BBC Philharmonic
      • Juanjo Mena Conductor
    • RavelMaurice Ravel 1875–1937
    • Piano Concerto for the Left Hand Concerto for Piano in D major for the Left Hand (18 mins)
      • Alexandre Tharaud piano
      • BBC Philharmonic
      • Juanjo Mena Conductor
    • ScriabinAlexander Nikolayevich Scriabin 1871–1915
    • Prelude for the Left Hand
      (encore) (5 mins)
      • Alexandre Tharaud piano
    • INTERVAL
    • MahlerGustav Mahler 1860–1911
    • Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor (73 mins)
      • BBC Philharmonic
      • Juanjo Mena Conductor
    • BBC Philharmonic
    • Juanjo Mena Conductor
    • Alexandre Tharaud piano

    Mahler’s Symphony No. 5 – an orchestral showpiece of shifting moods and intense emotions – is the culmination to this concert by the BBC Philharmonic. The orchestra is joined by Pianist Alexandre Tharaud for Ravel’s virtuosic Piano Concerto for the Left Hand, and the programme opens with Sir Harrison Birtwistle’s atmospheric Night’s Black Bird.

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  • Thu 31 Jul 2014

    17:45 Royal College of Music
    Proms Plus Intro

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  • Thu 31 Jul 2014

    19:30 Royal Albert Hall
    Prom 19: R. Strauss & Elgar
    • Richard Strauss 1864–1949
    • Festival Prelude. (11 mins)
      • Inger Dam-Jensen soprano
      • Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
    • Deutsche Motette, Op. 62 (19 mins)
      • Inger Dam-Jensen soprano
      • BBC Singers
      • Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
    • Four Last Songs. (24 mins)
      • Inger Dam-Jensen soprano
      • Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
    • INTERVAL
    • ElgarEdward Elgar 1857–1934
    • Symphony No. 2 in E flat major Symphony No. 2 in E flat major, Op 63 (57 mins)
    • Inger Dam-Jensen soprano
    • Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
    • BBC Singers
    • Vasily Petrenko Conductor
    • Vasily Petrenko Conductor

    Two rarely heard masterpieces continue our 150th-anniversary celebrations of Richard Strauss: the mighty Festival Prelude and the Deutsche Motette (practically a concerto for choir). We move to more familiar musical territory with Strauss’s Four Last Songs, whose late-Romantic nostalgia is shared by Elgar’s Second Symphony.

  • Fri 1 Aug 2014

    17:45 Royal College of Music
    Proms Plus Portrait

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  • Fri 1 Aug 2014

    19:30 Royal Albert Hall
    Prom 20: Walton, Gurney & Sally Beamish
    • GurneyIvor Gurney 1890–1937
    • War Elegy (11 mins)
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
      • Martyn Brabbins Conductor
    • Sally Beamish b.1956
    • The Singing
      London premiere (22 mins)
      • James Crabb accordion
    • INTERVAL
    • WaltonWilliam Walton 1902–1983
    • Symphony No. 1 in B flat minor (47 mins)
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
      • Martyn Brabbins Conductor
    • BBC Symphony Orchestra
    • Martyn Brabbins Conductor
    • James Crabb accordion

    Continuing our commemoration of the centenary since the outbreak of the First World War, the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Martyn Brabbins explore English responses to conflict in Ivor Gurney’s War Requiem and Walton’s poignant First Symphony. Plus Sally Beamish’s accordion concerto.

  • Sat 2 Aug 2014

    14:00 Royal College of Music
    Proms Plus Sing

    Join Anna Flannagan and the ladies of the BBC Singers to sing extracts from Cole Porter's Kiss Me, Kate and pick up some musical theatre performance tips along the way. Open to ages 7-plus.

  • Sat 2 Aug 2014

    15:00 Cadogan Hall
    Proms Saturday Matinee 1: Armonia Atenea – Greek Myths
    • HandelGeorge Frideric Handel 1685–1759
    • Alessandro Alessandro, HWV 21
      – overture (6 mins)
      • Myrsini Margariti soprano, Proms debut artist
      • Irini Karaianni mezzo-soprano, Proms debut artist
    • Johann Adolf Hasse
    • Artemisia
      – overture (5 mins)
      • Irini Karaianni mezzo-soprano, Proms debut artist
    • PaisielloGiovanni Paisiello 1740–1816
    • Olimpiade
      – 'E mi lasci così?' ... 'Ne' giorni tuoi felici' (5 mins)
      • Irini Karaianni mezzo-soprano, Proms debut artist
    • LullyJean-Baptiste Lully 1632–1687
    • Phaeton
      – suite (10 mins)
      • Irini Karaianni mezzo-soprano, Proms debut artist
    • VivaldiAntonio Vivaldi 1678–1741
    • Giustino, RV 717
      – 'Vedrò con mio diletto' (9 mins)
      • Irini Karaianni mezzo-soprano, Proms debut artist
    • GluckChristoph Willibald Gluck 1714–1787
    • Orfeo ed Euridice
      – Dance of the Blessed Spirits; Dance of the Furies (10 mins)
      • Irini Karaianni mezzo-soprano, Proms debut artist
    • Iphigénie en Aulide
      – 'Ma fille, Jupiter' (4 mins)
      • Irini Karaianni mezzo-soprano, Proms debut artist
    • PaisielloGiovanni Paisiello 1740–1816
    • Olimpiade
      – 'Scogli, oh Dio! le sue catene' (7 mins)
    • Myrsini Margariti soprano, Proms debut artist
    • Irini Karaianni mezzo-soprano, Proms debut artist
    • Armonia Atenea
    • George Petrou Conductor
    • Armonia Atenea
    • George Petrou Conductor

    The first Greek orchestra ever to appear at the Proms, Armonia Atenea, and Artistic Director George Petrou, presents a programme with an appropriately classical flavour. Greek myths form the thread through a Baroque labyrinth of arias and overtures from French, German and Italian operas, including Gluck’s Orphée, Handel’s Arianna in Creta and Lully’s Phaeton.

  • Sat 2 Aug 2014

    17:45 Royal College of Music
    Proms Plus Literary

    Actress Alexandra Gilbreath and actress and director Janet Suzman discuss their approach to Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew and how 21st-century audiences react to its sexual politics.

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  • Sat 2 Aug 2014

    19:30 Royal Albert Hall
    Prom 21: The John Wilson Orchestra – Kiss Me, Kate
    • PorterCole Porter 1891–1964
    • Kiss Me, Kate (165 mins)
    • Ben Davis singer (Fred Graham / Petruchio), Proms debut artist
    • Alexandra Silber singer (Lilli Vanessi / Katherine), Proms debut artist
    • Tony Yazbeck singer (Bill Calhoun / Lucentio), Proms debut artist
    • Louise Dearman singer (Lois Lane / Bianca)
    • John Wilson Orchestra
    • John Wilson Conductor

    Following the enormous success of their staged performance of My Fair Lady in 2012, John Wilson and his orchestra return to perform Kiss Me, Kate – Cole Porter’s Tony Award- reworking of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew.

  • Sat 2 Aug 2014

    22:30 Royal Albert Hall
    Proms Plus Late

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  • Sun 3 Aug 2014

    11:00 Royal College of Music
    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 this afternoon's War Horse Prom. Open to ages 7-plus.

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  • Sun 3 Aug 2014

    14:45 Royal College of Music
    Proms Plus Intro

  • Sun 3 Aug 2014

    16:30 Royal Albert Hall
    Prom 22: War Horse Prom
    • Frank Bridge 1879–1941
    • Summer (11 mins)
    • ElgarEdward Elgar 1857–1934
    • Two Partsongs, Op.26
      – The Snow (5 mins)
      • Proms Military Wives Choir
      • Gareth Malone Conductor
    • HolstGustav Holst 1874–1934
    • Ave Maria (7 mins)
      • Proms Military Wives Choir
      • Gareth Malone Conductor
    • Home they brought her warrior dead (7 mins)
      • Proms Military Wives Choir
      • Gareth Malone Conductor
    • RavelMaurice Ravel 1875–1937
    • Le tombeau de Couperin
      – excerpts (10 mins)
    • Adrian Sutton
    • War Horse Suite (25 mins)
      • Life-Size War Horse Puppets by the Handspring Puppet Company Life-size War Horse Puppets, Proms debut artist
    • Proms Military Wives Choir
    • Gareth Malone Conductor
    • Life-Size War Horse Puppets by the Handspring Puppet Company Life-size War Horse Puppets, Proms debut artist
    • Cambiata North West
    • BBC Concert Orchestra
    • David Charles Abell Conductor
    • Cambiata North West
    • BBC Concert Orchestra
    • David Charles Abell Conductor

    The Proms continues to commemorate the anniversary of the outbreak of First World War, collaborating for the first time with the National Theatre for a concert inspired by Michael Morpurgo’s award-winning play War Horse. Lifesize War Horse puppets join the BBC Concert Orchestra, Gareth Malone and the Military Wives on stage for a performance that explores the music and stories of the Great War.

  • Sun 3 Aug 2014

    18:15 Royal College of Music
    Proms Plus Intro

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  • Sun 3 Aug 2014

    20:00 Royal Albert Hall
    Prom 23: Mozart – Requiem
    • John McLeod b.1934
    • The Sun Dances
      London premiere (13 mins)
    • BeethovenLudwig van Beethoven 1770–1827
    • Symphony No. 4 in B flat major Symphony No. 4 in B flat major, Op 60 (35 mins)
    • INTERVAL
    • MozartWolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1756–1791
    • Requiem in D minor (compl. Robert D. Levin) (50 mins)
      • Carolyn Sampson soprano
      • Christine Rice mezzo-soprano
      • Jeremy Ovenden tenor
      • Neal Davies bass
      • National Youth Choir of Scotland
    • Carolyn Sampson soprano
    • Christine Rice mezzo-soprano
    • Jeremy Ovenden tenor
    • Neal Davies bass
    • National Youth Choir of Scotland
    • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
    • Donald Runnicles Conductor
    • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
    • Donald Runnicles Conductor

    Donald Runnicles and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra are joined by the National Youth Choir of Scotland for a performance of Mozart’s ever-popular Requiem – the composer’s powerful and prescient anticipation of his own death. The concert also features Beethoven’s elegant Fourth Symphony and the London premiere of John McLeod’s The Sun Dances, inspired by a Scottish folk legend.