• Mon 8 Sep

    13:00 Cadogan Hall
    Proms Chamber Music 8: Walton – Façade
    • ShostakovichDmitry Shostakovich 1906–1975
    • Four Waltzes (arr. L. Atovmyan) (10 mins)
    • WaltonWilliam Walton 1902–1983
    • Façade (40 mins)
    • Nash Ensemble
    • John Wilson Conductor

    This year’s focus on William Walton wouldn’t be complete without his witty, genre-bending ‘entertainment’ Façade. Shostakovich is also seen here at his most whimsical. Arranged from the composer’s earlier film scores, the Four Waltzes range from the good-humoured ‘Spring Waltz’, to the faux naïf ‘Waltz-Scherzo’ and the charmingly kitsch ‘Barrel Organ Waltz’.

  • Mon 8 Sep

    17:15 Royal College of Music
    Proms Plus Literary

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  • Mon 8 Sep

    19:00 Royal Albert Hall
    Prom 69: Cleveland Orchestra
    • BrahmsJohannes Brahms 1833–1897
    • Tragic Overture (14 mins)
    • Jörg Widmann b.1973
    • Teufel Amor
      UK premiere (30 mins)
    • INTERVAL
    • BrahmsJohannes Brahms 1833–1897
    • Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73 (40 mins)
    • Franz Welser-Möst Conductor
    • Cleveland Orchestra

    Completing this year’s cycle of Brahms symphonies, the Cleveland Orchestra returns with the composer’s Symphony No. 2 – an open-hearted score of great warmth and appeal. By contrast, Brahms’s Tragic Overture lives up to its name with turbulent intensity. The concert is completed by Jörg Widmann’s Teufel Amor, a musical account of the contradictions, tensions and resolutions of love.

  • Mon 8 Sep

    22:15 Royal Albert Hall
    Prom 70: Sir Peter Maxwell Davies Birthday Concert
    • Sir Peter Maxwell Davies b.1934
    • Concert Overture 'Ebb of Winter'
      London premiere (18 mins)
    • Strathclyde Concerto No. 4 (27 mins)
      • Dimitri Ashkenazy clarinet, Proms debut artist
    • An Orkney Wedding, with Sunrise (14 mins)
    • Dimitri Ashkenazy clarinet, Proms debut artist
    • Scottish Chamber Orchestra
    • Ben Gernon Conductor, Proms debut artist

    On Sir Peter Maxwell Davies’s 80th birthday, the Proms pays tribute in a concert of works selected by the composer himself. The concert overture Ebb of Winter captures the rugged beauty of Davies’s Orkney home. We see a different side of island life in the joyous ebullience of his Orkney Wedding, with Sunrise; the virtuosic fourth Strathclyde Concerto, for clarinet and orchestra, completes the concert.

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  • Tue 9 Sep

    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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  • Tue 9 Sep

    19:30 Royal Albert Hall
    Prom 71: Americana
    • CoplandAaron Copland 1900–1990
    • Appalachian Spring – suite (23 mins)
      • BBC Concert Orchestra
      • Keith Lockhart Conductor
    • Quiet City (10 mins)
      • BBC Concert Orchestra
      • Keith Lockhart Conductor
    • Rodeo – Four Dance Episodes (18 mins)
      • BBC Concert Orchestra
      • Keith Lockhart Conductor
    • INTERVAL
    • BrubeckDave Brubeck 1920–2012
    • Blue Rondo à la Turk (arr. C. Brubeck)
      UK premiere (5 mins)
      • BBC Concert Orchestra
      • Keith Lockhart Conductor
    • Chris Brubeck b.1952
    • Travels in Time for Three
      UK premiere (26 mins)
      • BBC Concert Orchestra
      • Keith Lockhart Conductor
      • Time for Three
    • LennonJohn Lennon 1940–1980
    • Norwegian Wood
      (encore)
      • Time for Three
    • Mumford & Sons
    • Little Lion Man (arr. Meyer/Hackman/Kendall/DePue, orch. Steven Hackman)
      (encore)
      • BBC Concert Orchestra
      • Keith Lockhart Conductor
      • Time for Three
    • BBC Concert Orchestra
    • Keith Lockhart Conductor
    • Time for Three

    It’s American Night at the Proms. We travel through history, from traditional folk songs and dances in Copland’s Appalachian Spring, through the contemplative Quiet City to Chris Brubeck’s contemporary blend of classical, jazz, blues and country music. His Travels in Time for Three is a thrill-ride concerto composed for virtuoso string trio Time for Three and orchestra.

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  • Wed 10 Sep

    17:45 Royal College of Music
    Proms Plus Portrait

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  • Wed 10 Sep

    19:30 Royal Albert Hall
    Prom 72: English Music
    • Vaughan WilliamsRalph Vaughan Williams 1872–1958
    • Fantasia on 'Greensleeves' (5 mins)
    • Sir Harrison Birtwistle b.1934
    • Exody (31 mins)
    • INTERVAL
    • WaltonWilliam Walton 1902–1983
    • Viola Concerto Concerto for Viola (24 mins)
      • Lise Berthaud viola, Proms debut artist, New Generation Artist
    • Vaughan WilliamsRalph Vaughan Williams 1872–1958
    • Symphony No. 4 in F minor (35 mins)
    • Lise Berthaud viola, Proms debut artist, New Generation Artist
    • BBC Symphony Orchestra
    • Andrew Litton Conductor

    An evening of 20th-century English music that looks beyond pastoral stereotypes. The nostalgic idyll of Vaughan Williams’s Fantasia on ‘Greensleeves’ is soon abandoned for the brutality of his Symphony No. 4 and Birtwistle’s Exody – a terrifying musical labyrinth. Walton’s much-loved Viola Concerto is played here by rising star and BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist Lise Berthaud.

  • Thu 11 Sep

    17:15 Royal College of Music
    Proms Plus Intro

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  • Thu 11 Sep

    19:00 Royal Albert Hall
    Prom 73: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
    • MahlerGustav Mahler 1860–1911
    • Symphony No. 3 in D minor (100 mins)
    • Gerhild Romberger mezzo-soprano
    • Leipzig Opera and Gewandhaus Choir (women's voices)
    • Leipzig Gewandhaus Children's Choir
    • Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
    • Alan Gilbert Conductor

    Mahler’s epic, unorthodox Third Symphony unfolds over six movements, painting a musical portrait with choir and orchestra of nature’s very essence. American conductor Alan Gilbert returns to conduct this masterpiece with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra.

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  • Thu 11 Sep

    22:15 Royal Albert Hall
    Prom 74: Late Night with … Rufus Wainwright
    • Rufus Wainwright b.1973
    • Poses (5 mins)
      • Johannes Debus Conductor
    • Going to a Town (4 mins)
      • Johannes Debus Conductor
    • Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk (5 mins)
      • Johannes Debus Conductor
    • Dinner at Eight (5 mins)
    • Me and Liza (3 mins)
    • Prima Donna
      Feux d'artifice; Quand j'étais jeune étudiante (12 mins)
      • Deborah Voigt soprano
    • Johannes Debus Conductor
    • Deborah Voigt soprano
    • Rufus Wainwright singer, Proms debut artist
    • Britten Sinfonia

    Joined by the instrumentalists of the Britten Sinfonia, Canadian-American, Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright performs a spectacular set, taking over the Royal Albert Hall with his own brand of ‘Baroque pop’ that references everything from opera to ragtime, Lieder and jazz.

  • Fri 12 Sep

    17:45 Royal College of Music
    Proms Plus Poetry Competition

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  • Fri 12 Sep

    19:30 Royal Albert Hall
    Prom 75: Beethoven – Symphony No. 9
    • Friedrich Cerha b.1926
    • Paraphrase on the Opening of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 (10 mins)
    • BeethovenLudwig van Beethoven 1770–1827
    • Symphony No. 9 in D minor, 'Choral' (63 mins)
      • Christina Landshamer soprano, Proms debut artist
      • Gerhild Romberger mezzo-soprano
      • Steve Davislim tenor
      • Dmitry Belosselskiy bass, Proms debut artist
      • Members of the Leipzig Opera Chorus
      • Leipzig Gewandhaus Choir
      • Leipzig Gewandhaus Children's Choir
      • London Symphony Chorus
      • Alan Gilbert Conductor
    • Christina Landshamer soprano, Proms debut artist
    • Gerhild Romberger mezzo-soprano
    • Steve Davislim tenor
    • Dmitry Belosselskiy bass, Proms debut artist
    • Members of the Leipzig Opera Chorus
    • Leipzig Gewandhaus Choir
    • Leipzig Gewandhaus Children's Choir
    • London Symphony Chorus
    • Alan Gilbert Conductor
    • Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra

    A highlight of every Proms season, this year Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 returns to its traditional slot on the penultimate night. Alan Gilbert and the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra are joined by an international cast of soloists for this audacious musical testament to faith and unity across all nations and creeds.

  • Sat 13 Sep

    15:00 Hyde Park
    Proms in the Park – Hyde Park

    Hosted by Sir Terry Wogan join the Last Night of the Proms celebrations in Hyde Park with a host of musical stars including Rufus Wainwright, soprano Pumeza Matshikiza, the BBC Concert Orchestra and special guests Earth, Wind & Fire.

  • Sat 13 Sep

    17:00 Royal College of Music
    Proms Plus Sing

    Get ready for the Last Night of the Proms singalong with Mary King and members of the BBC Singers. Suitable for ages 7-plus.

  • Sat 13 Sep

    19:30 Royal Albert Hall
    Proms 76: Last Night of the Proms
    • Gavin Higgins b.1983
    • Velocity
      BBC commission: world premiere (3 mins)
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
    • ArnoldMalcolm Arnold 1921–2006
    • Overture 'Peterloo', Op. 97
      new choral version with lyrics by Sir Tim Rice: world premiere (9 mins)
      • BBC Singers
      • BBC Symphony Chorus
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
    • WaltonWilliam Walton 1902–1983
    • Façade
      – Popular Song (3 mins)
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
    • ChaussonErnest Chausson 1855–1899
    • Poème, Op. 25 (16 mins)
      • Janine Jansen violin
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
    • TavenerJohn Tavener 1944–2013
    • Song for Athene (7 mins)
      • BBC Singers
    • Richard Strauss 1864–1949
    • Taillefer (18 mins)
      • Elizabeth Watts soprano
      • John Daszak tenor
      • Roderick Williams baritone
      • BBC Singers
      • BBC Symphony Chorus
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
    • INTERVAL
    • KhachaturianAram Khachaturian 1903–1978
    • Gayane
      – Sabre Dance (3 mins)
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
    • RavelMaurice Ravel 1875–1937
    • Tzigane (9 mins)
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
    • Kern 1885–1945
    • Show Boat
      – 'Ol' Man River' (arr. R. Williams) (2 mins)
      • Roderick Williams baritone
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
    • Traditional
    • Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho (arr. R. Williams) (3 mins)
      • Roderick Williams baritone
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
    • Richard M. & Robert B. Sherman
    • Mary Poppins
      – medley (8 mins)
      • Ruthie Henshall vocalist
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
    • AnsellJohn Ansell 1864–1948
    • Plymouth Hoe (8 mins)
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
    • ArneThomas Arne 1710–1778
    • Rule, Britannia! (arr. Sargent) (7 mins)
      • Roderick Williams baritone
      • BBC Singers
      • BBC Symphony Chorus
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
    • ElgarEdward Elgar 1857–1934
    • Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D major ('Land of Hope and Glory') (6 mins)
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
    • ParryHubert Parry 1848–1918
    • Jerusalem (orch. Elgar) (4 mins)
      • BBC Singers
      • BBC Symphony Chorus
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
    • BBC Symphony Orchestra
    • BBC Singers
    • BBC Symphony Chorus
    • Janine Jansen violin
    • Elizabeth Watts soprano
    • John Daszak tenor
    • Roderick Williams baritone
    • Ruthie Henshall vocalist
    • Sakari Oramo Conductor

    Sakari Oramo directs his first Last Night of the Proms, joined by powerhouse Dutch violinist Janine Jansen. Richard Strauss' anniversary is marked with the first Proms performance of the composer’s extraordinary cantata Taillefer. Ansell’s romp of a nautical overture, Plymouth Hoe, and Ravel’s gypsy-dance Tzigane add colourful contributions to this musical celebration that culminates, as always, with a mass singalong.

  • Sat 13 Sep

    19:30 Belfast Proms in the Park
    Proms in the Park - Belfast

    BBC Proms in the Park 2014 will take place at the Titanic Slipways in Belfast. This free concert will include all of the traditional elements of Last Night festivities in a stunning outdoor setting - music, entertainment and spectacle on a grand scale.

  • Sat 13 Sep

    19:30 Glasgow Green
    Proms in the Park - Glasgow Green

    Katharine Jenkins will headline this year's BBC Proms in the Park concert in Glasgow as this fantastic event returns to Glasgow Green for another spectacular evening of music and song.

  • Sat 13 Sep

    19:45 Singleton Park
    Proms in the Park - Swansea

    BBC’s Proms in the Park returns to Swansea as part of the BBC’s wider Last Night of the Proms celebrations.

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