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  • Mon 18 Aug 2014

    13:00 Cadogan Hall
    Proms Chamber Music 5: R. Strauss & Debussy
    • Claude Debussy 1862–1918
    • Proses lyriques (25 mins)
    • Richard Strauss 1864–1949
    • Ach Lieb ich muss nun schneiden op. 21 No. 3 (2 mins)
    • Traum durch die Dämmerung op. 29 No. 1 (3 mins)
    • Das Rosenband, Op. 36 No. 1 (4 mins)
    • Geduld op. 10 No. 5 (8 mins)
    • Waldseligkeit op. 39 No. 1 (4 mins)
    • Wer lieben will, muss leiden op. 49 No. 7 (3 mins)
    • Ach was Kummer, Qual und Schmerzen op. 49 no. 8 (3 mins)
    • Four Songs, Op. 27
    • Anne Schwanewilms soprano
    • Malcolm Martineau piano

    Repertoire to include songs by R. Strauss and Debussy.

  • Mon 18 Aug 2014

    17:45 Royal College of Music
    Proms Plus Intro

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  • Mon 18 Aug 2014

    19:30 Royal Albert Hall
    Prom 43: Rachmaninov, Stravinsky & Tchaikovsky
    • Igor Stravinsky 1882–1971
    • Scherzo fantastique (12 mins)
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
      • Edward Gardner Conductor
    • Sergei Rachmaninov 1873–1943
    • The Bells (35 mins)
      • Ľuba Orgonášová soprano
      • Stuart Skelton tenor
      • Михаил Петренко bass
      • Crouch End Festival Chorus
      • BBC Symphony Chorus
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
      • Edward Gardner Conductor
    • INTERVAL
    • Igor Stravinsky 1882–1971
    • Violin Concerto in D major (22 mins)
      • Baiba Skride violin
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
      • Edward Gardner Conductor
    • Johann Sebastian Bach 1685–1750
    • Violin Partita No 2 in D minor Violin Partita No 2 in D minor Also known as: Violin Partita No 2 in D minor, BWV 1004
      Sarabande (encore) (2 mins)
      • Baiba Skride violin
    • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 1840–1893
    • Overture '1812' (16 mins)
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
      • Edward Gardner Conductor
    • BBC Symphony Orchestra
    • Edward Gardner Conductor
    • Ľuba Orgonášová soprano
    • Stuart Skelton tenor
    • Михаил Петренко bass
    • Crouch End Festival Chorus
    • BBC Symphony Chorus
    • Baiba Skride violin

    An all-Russian programme from the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Edward Gardner opens with the buzzing energy of Stravinsky’s Scherzo fantastique and end in the cannon-fire of Tchaikovsky’s ‘1812’ Overture. In between come Rachmaninov’s choral symphony The Bells and Stravinsky’s iconoclastic violin concerto, performed here by soloist Baiba Skride.

  • Tue 19 Aug 2014

    16:45 Royal College of Music
    Proms Plus Literary

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  • Tue 19 Aug 2014

    18:30 Royal Albert Hall
    Prom 44: Berlioz – Symphonie fantastique
    • Richard Strauss 1864–1949
    • Don Juan Don Juan Also known as: Don Juan, Op 20 (17 mins)
      • Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Proms debut artist
      • Andrew Davis Conductor
    • Edward Elgar 1857–1934
    • Cello Concerto in E minor Cello Concerto in E minor Also known as: Cello Concerto in E minor, Op 85 (30 mins)
      • Truls Mørk cello
      • Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Proms debut artist
    • Benjamin Britten 1913–1976
    • Cello Suite No. 2
      Declamato (encore) (3 mins)
      • Truls Mørk cello
    • INTERVAL
    • Hector Berlioz 1803–1869
    • Symphonie fantastique Symphonie fantastique Also known as: Symphonie fantastique, Op 14 (54 mins)
      • Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Proms debut artist
    • Percy Grainger 1882–1961
    • Handel in the Strand (arr. Henry Wood)
      (encore) (3 mins)
      • Andrew Davis Conductor
      • Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Proms debut artist
    • Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Proms debut artist
    • Andrew Davis Conductor
    • Truls Mørk cello

    The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra makes its Proms debut under its Chief Conductor Sir Andrew Davis. Passion and despair, love and death, all feature in a programme that roams from the dark fantasy of Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique to the soaring ecstasy of Strauss’s Don Juan, while Elgar’s Cello Concerto adds more delicate shades of melancholy and yearning.

  • Tue 19 Aug 2014

    22:15 Royal Albert Hall
    Prom 45: Late Night with … Laura Mvula
    • Laura Mvula b.1986
    • Like the Morning Dew
    • Sing to the Moon
    • Flying Without You (4 mins)
    • She (4 mins)
    • Can't Live with the World
    • Is There Anybody Out There?
    • I Don't Know What the Wather Will Be
    • Diamonds
    • Father, Father (5 mins)
    • Esperanza Spalding b.1984
    • Cinnamon Tree
    • Laura Mvula b.1986
    • Green Garden
    • George Houston Bass
    • Nina Simone 1933–2003
    • Seeline Woman
    • Laura Mvula b.1986
    • That's Alright
    • Steve Porcaro b.1957
    • John Bettis b.1946
    • Human Nature
    • Laura Mvula b.1986
    • Make Me Lovely (5 mins)
    • Laura Mvula singer
    • ElectricVocals
    • Metropole Orchestra
    • Jules Buckley Conductor
    • Laura Mvula singer
    • ElectricVocals
    • Metropole Orchestra
    • Jules Buckley Conductor

    Brit Award- and Mercury-nominated singer-songwriter Laura Mvula returns to the BBC Proms for an intimate Late Night Prom – a cabaret-style evening of music that couches Mvula’s talents in rich orchestral textures.

  • Wed 20 Aug 2014

    11:30 Royal College of Music
    Inspire Day: Arranging

    Join composer, conductor and arranger Jules Buckley to find out more about arranging popular music. Open to young composers aged 12 to 18.

  • Wed 20 Aug 2014

    14:30 Royal College of Music
    Inspire Day: Arranging

    Join composer, conductor and arranger Jules Buckley to find out more about arranging popular music. Open to young composers aged 12 to 18.

  • Wed 20 Aug 2014

    17:00 Royal College of Music
    Proms Plus Inspire

    The Aurora Orchestra, under Nicholas Collon, performs the winning entries from this year’s BBC Proms Inspire Young Composers’ Competition.

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  • Wed 20 Aug 2014

    19:30 Royal Albert Hall
    Prom 46: Daniel Barenboim and the West–Eastern Divan Orchestra
    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1756–1791
    • The Marriage of Figaro The Marriage of Figaro Also known as: Le nozze di Figaro, K492
      – overture (5 mins)
    • Kareem Roustom
    • Ramal
      UK premiere (12 mins)
    • Ayal Adler
    • Resonating Sounds
      UK premiere (12 mins)
    • INTERVAL
    • Maurice Ravel 1875–1937
    • Rapsodie espagnole (17 mins)
    • Alborada del gracioso (7 mins)
    • Pavane pour une infante défunte (8 mins)
    • Boléro (16 mins)
    • Georges Bizet 1838–1875
    • Carmen, Suite No. 1
      Excerpts (encore)
    • West–Eastern Divan Orchestra
    • Daniel Barenboim Conductor

    The West–Eastern Divan Orchestra returns with Daniel Barenboim for a Spanish-themed evening. We open outside Seville in Mozart’s breathless Figaro overture, before drifting into dreams with Ravel’s Rapsodie espagnole. Dreams give way to dance in Ravel’s Boléro and his Pavane pour une infante défunte. Also included are two works composed for the orchestra – Kareem Roustom’s Ramal and Ayal Adler’s Resonating Sounds – both exploring the musical junctions of East and West.

  • Thu 21 Aug 2014

    17:45 Royal College of Music
    Proms Plus Literary

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  • Thu 21 Aug 2014

    19:30 Royal Albert Hall
    Prom 47: Britten – War Requiem
    • Benjamin Britten 1913–1976
    • War Requiem (95 mins)
    • Susan Gritton soprano
    • Toby Spence tenor
    • Hanno Müller-Brachmann baritone
    • BBC Proms Youth Choir
    • City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
    • Andris Nelsons Conductor

    Wilfred Owen’s shattering verse sits at the heart of Britten’s War Requiem – that great pacifist outpouring of horror and sorrow. Performed here in this First World War centenary year by the same orchestra which premiered it in 1962, in this performance the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Andris Nelsons are joined by the BBC Proms Youth Choir.

  • Fri 22 Aug 2014

    17:45 Royal College of Music
    Proms Plus Literary

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  • Fri 22 Aug 2014

    19:30 Royal Albert Hall
    Prom 48: Classical Tectonics
    • Haukur Tómasson b.1960
    • Magma
      UK premiere (16 mins)
      • Iceland Symphony Orchestra
      • Ilan Volkov Conductor
    • Robert Schumann 1810–1856
    • Piano Concerto in A minor (31 mins)
      • Jonathan Biss piano
      • Iceland Symphony Orchestra
      • Ilan Volkov Conductor
    • Kinderszenen, Op 15
      Der Dichter Spricht (encore)
      • Jonathan Biss piano
    • INTERVAL
    • Jón Leifs 1899–1968
    • Geysir (10 mins)
      • Iceland Symphony Orchestra
      • Ilan Volkov Conductor
    • Ludwig van Beethoven 1770–1827
    • Symphony No 5 in C minor Symphony No 5 in C minor Also known as: Symphony No 5 in C minor, Op 67 (33 mins)
      • Iceland Symphony Orchestra
      • Ilan Volkov Conductor
    • Jón Leifs 1899–1968
    • Consolation
      (encore)
      • Ilan Volkov Conductor
      • Iceland Symphony Orchestra
    • Sigvaldi Kaldalóns 1881–1946
    • Sprengisandur
      (encore)
      • Ilan Volkov Conductor
      • Iceland Symphony Orchestra
    • Iceland Symphony Orchestra
    • Ilan Volkov Conductor
    • Jonathan Biss piano

    The Iceland Symphony Orchestra makes its Proms debut with works by two homegrown composers, both inspired by Iceland’s geology. The slow-growing, primal force of Leifs’s Geysir is balanced by the shifting tectonics of Tómasson’s Magma. Jonathan Biss joins the orchestra for Schumann’s Piano Concerto, and the concert closes with Beethoven’s dramatic Fifth Symphony.

  • Sat 23 Aug 2014

    14:00 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 some of the highlights of the season. Open to ages 7-plus.

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  • Sat 23 Aug 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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  • Sat 23 Aug 2014

    19:30 Royal Albert Hall
    Prom 49: Russian Fairy Tales
    • Maurice Ravel 1875–1937
    • Mother Goose (ballet) Mother Goose (ballet) Also known as: Ma mère l'oye (ballet) (29 mins)
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
    • Jukka Tiensuu b.1948
    • Voice verser
      UK premiere (17 mins)
    • INTERVAL
    • Karol Szymanowski 1882–1937
    • Songs of a Fairy Princess
      with three additional songs orchestrated by Sakari Oramo UK premiere (20 mins)
      • Anu Komsi soprano
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
    • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov 1844–1908
    • Scheherazade Scheherazade Also known as: Scheherazade, Op 35 (42 mins)
    • BBC Symphony Orchestra
    • Anu Komsi soprano
    • Sakari Oramo Conductor
    • Sakari Oramo Conductor

    Ice-maidens, pirates and princesses form the cast of this fairy-tale concert. The BBC Symphony Orchestra is joined by soprano Anu Komsi to perform Szymanowski’s atmospheric Songs of a Fairy Princess. Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade sees the orchestra turn storyteller.

  • Sat 23 Aug 2014

    22:00 Royal Albert Hall
    Proms Plus Late

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  • Sun 24 Aug 2014

    17:45 Royal College of Music
    Proms Plus Intro

  • Sun 24 Aug 2014

    19:30 Royal Albert Hall
    Prom 50: Dvořák, Beethoven & Janáček
    • Leos Janacek 1854–1928
    • From the House of the Dead
      – overture (7 mins)
      • Česká filharmonie
      • Jiří Bělohlávek Conductor
    • Antonin Dvorak 1841–1904
    • Cello Concerto in B minor Cello Concerto in B minor Also known as: Cello Concerto in B minor, Op 104 (39 mins)
      • Alisa Weilerstein cello
      • Česká filharmonie
      • Jiří Bělohlávek Conductor
    • Johann Sebastian Bach 1685–1750
    • Suite No. 3 in C major for solo cello, BWV 1009
      Sarabande (encore)
      • Alisa Weilerstein cello
    • INTERVAL
    • Ludwig van Beethoven 1770–1827
    • Symphony No 7 in A major (42 mins)
      • Česká filharmonie
      • Jiří Bělohlávek Conductor
    • Bedrich Smetana 1824–1884
    • The Bartered Bride
      Skocná (encore)
      • Jiří Bělohlávek Conductor
      • Česká filharmonie
    • Oskar Nedbal 1841–1930
    • Valse triste
      (encore)
      • Jiří Bělohlávek Conductor
      • Česká filharmonie
    • Česká filharmonie
    • Jiří Bělohlávek Conductor
    • Alisa Weilerstein cello

    Cellist Alisa Weilerstein returns to the Proms with one of the great Romantic concertos – Dvořák’s Cello Concerto. Jiří Bělohlávek leads the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra in Beethoven’s ‘apotheosis of the dance’, the Seventh Symphony; and the evening opens with a Czech flavour, in the overture to Janáček’s final opera, From the House of the Dead.