• Fri 15 Jul 2011

    • 17:30 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus

      Listen to this programme on Radio 3 until 22 July 2011.

    • 19:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 1: First Night of the Proms
      • Judith Weir b.1954
      • Stars, Night, Music and Light
        BBC commission: world premiere (4 mins)
        • BBC Singers
        • BBC Symphony Chorus
        • BBC Symphony Orchestra
        • Jiří Bělohlávek Conductor
      • BrahmsJohannes Brahms 1833–1897
      • Academic Festival Overture
        (arranged by Malcolm Sargent) (11 mins)
        • BBC Singers
        • BBC Symphony Chorus
        • BBC Symphony Orchestra
        • Jiří Bělohlávek Conductor
      • Liszt 1811–1886
      • Piano Concerto No. 2 in A major (20 mins)
        • Benjamin Grosvenor piano
        • BBC Symphony Orchestra
        • Jiří Bělohlávek Conductor
      • BrahmsJohannes Brahms 1833–1897
      • Hungarian Dance No. 5 in F sharp minor: Allegro, WoO 1 No. 5
        (arranged by György Cziffra) (encore) (4 mins)
        • Benjamin Grosvenor piano
      • INTERVAL
      • Janáček 1854–1928
      • Glagolitic Mass (45 mins)
        • Hibla Gerzmava soprano
        • Dagmar Pecková mezzo-soprano
        • Stefan Vinke tenor
        • Jan Martiník bass
        • David Goode organ
        • BBC Singers
        • BBC Symphony Chorus
        • BBC Symphony Orchestra
        • Jiří Bělohlávek Conductor
      • BBC Singers
      • BBC Symphony Chorus
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
      • Jiří Bělohlávek Conductor
      • Benjamin Grosvenor piano
      • Hibla Gerzmava soprano
      • Dagmar Pecková mezzo-soprano
      • Stefan Vinke tenor
      • Jan Martiník bass
      • David Goode organ

      Relive the First Night of the Proms, a varied taster for the new season, building to one of Janáček’s most visceral and optimistic works, the Glagolitic Mass.

    • 21:40 Royal Albert Hall
      Proms Plus Late

      If you are not quite ready to leave when the last note of the concert has faded into silence, then our new series of relaxed and informal post-concert events in the Royal Albert Hall’s Elgar Room is for you. Featuring poetry and music from young artists, it is the perfect way for concert-goers to round off the evening. Free tickets to Proms Plus Lates in the Elgar Room are available to ticket-holders of the evening Prom from Door 6 of the Royal Albert Hall in the interval of the concert (except 5 August available 30 minutes before the concert).

  • Sat 16 Jul

    • 18:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 2: Rossini – William Tell
      • Rossini 1792–1868
      • William Tell (Guillaume Tell)
        concert performance; sung in French. (180 mins)
      • Michele Pertusi baritone (William Tell)
      • John Osborn tenor (Arnold Melchthal)
      • Matthew Rose bass (Walter Furst)
      • Frédéric Caton bass (Melchthal)
      • Elena Xanthoudakis soprano (Jemmy)
      • Nicolas Courjal bass (Gesler)
      • Carlo Bosi tenor (Rodolphe)
      • Celso Albelo tenor (Ruodi)
      • Mark Stone baritone (Leuthold)
      • Malyn Byström soprano (Mathilde)
      • Patricia Bardon mezzo-soprano (Hedwige)
      • Davide Malvestio bass (Huntsman)
      • Orchestra and Chorus of the Academy of Santa Cecilia, Rome
      • Sir Antonio Pappano Conductor

      Antonio Pappano returns with the Orchestra and Chorus of the Academy of Santa Cecilia, Rome, for a rare revival of Rossini’s magnum opus about the legendary founding fathers of Switzerland and the hero who shoots an apple from his son’s head.

  • Sun 17 Jul

    • 13:00 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Sing; Choral Sunday

      Led by Paul Spicer with members of the BBC Singers Featuring excerpts from Brian - Symphony No.1, ‘The Gothic’ (Prom 4) As part of our Choral Sundays series this is a chance for adults (aged 16+) to come and spend the afternoon singing in a free two-hour session at the Royal College of Music. Proms Plus Sing will give you the opportunity to discover little performed works and old favourites before hearing the complete works performed at the evening Prom. All voice types and skill-levels welcome, members of the BBC Singers will be there to give you a helping hand!

    • 16:00 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 3: Organ recital – Bach, Bingham, Alain & Liszt
      • Alain 1911–1940
      • Litanies (5 mins)
      • Liszt 1811–1886
      • Prelude 'Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen' (arr. Winterberger) (8 mins)
      • BachJ. S. Bach 1685–1750
      • Chorale Prelude 'Erbarm dich mein, o Herre Gott', BWV 721 (5 mins)
      • Judith Bingham b.1952
      • The Everlasting Crown
        world premiere (35 mins)
      • Alain 1911–1940
      • Prélude profane No. 2
        (encore) (3 mins)
      • Stephen Farr organ

      A major new work plus pieces from Alain, Liszt and J.S. Bach in Stephen Farr’s recital on the fabled organ of the Royal Albert Hall.

    • 19:00 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 4: Brian – Symphony No. 1, 'The Gothic'
      • Brian 1876–1972
      • Symphony No. 1 in D minor, 'The Gothic' (110 mins)
      • Susan Gritton soprano
      • Christine Rice mezzo-soprano
      • Peter Auty tenor
      • Alastair Miles bass
      • CBSO Youth Chorus
      • Eltham College Boys' Choir
      • Southend Boys' and Girls' Choirs
      • Bach Choir
      • BBC National Chorus of Wales
      • Brighton Festival Chorus
      • Côr Caerdydd
      • Huddersfield Choral Society
      • London Symphony Chorus
      • BBC Concert Orchestra
      • BBC National Orchestra of Wales
      • Martyn Brabbins Conductor

      Over a thousand performers gathered for a rare performance of Brian’s gargantuan work, ‘The Gothic’.

  • Mon 18 Jul

    • 13:00 Cadogan Hall
      Proms Chamber Music 1: Esfahani plays Bach's Goldberg Variations
      • BachJ. S. Bach 1685–1750
      • 'Goldberg' Variations (55 mins)
      • Mahan Esfahani harpsichord

      The Proms Chamber Music series begins at the top with one of the unassailable peaks of the repertoire.

    • 17:45 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Literary
    • 19:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 5: Messiaen, Dusapin & Beethoven
      • MessiaenOlivier Messiaen 1908–1992
      • Les offrandes oubliées (11 mins)
      • Pascal Dusapin b.1955
      • Morning in Long Island (Concerto No. 1 for large orchestra)
        BBC co-commission with Radio France UK premiere (33 mins)
      • INTERVAL
      • BeethovenLudwig van Beethoven 1770–1827
      • Concerto in C major for violin, cello and piano (Triple Concerto) (33 mins)
        • Frank Braley piano
        • Renaud Capuçon violin
        • Gautier Capuçon cello
      • Frank Braley piano
      • Renaud Capuçon violin
      • Gautier Capuçon cello
      • Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France
      • Myung-Whun Chung Conductor
      • Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France
      • Myung-Whun Chung Conductor

      A mainly French affair and a fabulous line-up for Beethoven’s Triple Concerto, with Frank Braley alongside the debut of brothers Renaud and Gautier Capuçon conducted by Myung-Whun Chung.

  • Tue 19 Jul

    • 17:00 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Family: Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France

      Join Matthew Rowe and musicians from the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France for an interactive introduction to tonight's music. Ideal for all the family - bring along your instrument and join in!

    • 19:00 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 6: Weber, Brahms & Stravinsky
      • WeberCarl Maria von Weber 1786–1826
      • Oberon - overture (9 mins)
        • Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France
        • Myung-Whun Chung Conductor
      • BrahmsJohannes Brahms 1833–1897
      • Double Concerto for violin and cello in A minor (32 mins)
        • Renaud Capuçon violin
        • Gautier Capuçon cello
        • Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France
        • Myung-Whun Chung Conductor
      • Halvorsen 1864–1935
      • Passacaglia in G minor on a Theme by Handel
        (encore) (4 mins)
        • Renaud Capuçon violin
        • Gautier Capuçon cello
      • INTERVAL
      • StravinskyIgor Stravinsky 1882–1971
      • The Rite of Spring (Le sacre du printemps) (33 mins)
        • Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France
        • Myung-Whun Chung Conductor
      • Bizet 1838–1875
      • Carmen, Suite No. 1
        No. 6 Les Toreadors (encore) (4 mins)
        • Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France
        • Myung-Whun Chung Conductor
      • Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France
      • Myung-Whun Chung Conductor
      • Renaud Capuçon violin
      • Gautier Capuçon cello

      Renaud and Gautier Capuçon play Brahms’s meltingly beautiful Double Concerto and Myung-Whun Chung leads the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France for Weber’s Oberon overture and Stravinsky’s famous The Rite of Spring.

    • 22:00 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 7: Schubert – String Quintet
      • SchubertFranz Schubert 1797–1828
      • Quintet in C major, D956 (47 mins)
      • Belcea Quartet
      • Valentin Erben cello

      The first of 2011’s Late Night Proms focuses on Schubert’s stirring String Quintet performed by the Valentin Erben and the Belcea Quartet.

  • Wed 20 Jul

    • 19:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 8: Dvořák & Smetana
      • DvořákAntonín Dvořák 1841–1904
      • Cello Concerto in B minor Cello Concerto in B minor, Op 104 (40 mins)
        • Jean-Guihen Queyras cello
        • BBC Symphony Orchestra
        • Jiří Bělohlávek Conductor
      • BachJ. S. Bach 1685–1750
      • Suite No. 2 in D minor for solo cello, BWV 1008
        No. 4 Sarabande (encore) (5 mins)
        • Jean-Guihen Queyras cello
      • INTERVAL
      • SmetanaBedřich Smetana 1824–1884
      • Má vlast (72 mins)
        • BBC Symphony Orchestra
        • Jiří Bělohlávek Conductor
      • Jean-Guihen Queyras cello
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
      • Jiří Bělohlávek Conductor

      A Czech evening as Jean-Guihen Queyras plays Dvořák’s Cello Concerto and Proms favourite Jiří Bělohlávek leads the BBC Symphony Orchestra in a surprising Proms first as the six symphonic poems of Má vlast are performed complete and in sequence.

  • Thu 21 Jul

    • 19:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 9: Sibelius, Bartók and Janáček
      • SibeliusJean Sibelius 1865–1957
      • Scènes historiques - Suite No. 2 (19 mins)
        • Hallé
        • Sir Mark Elder Conductor
      • Symphony No. 7 in C major Symphony No. 7 in C major, Op 105 (23 mins)
        • Hallé
        • Sir Mark Elder Conductor
      • INTERVAL
      • BartókBéla Bartók 1881–1945
      • Piano Concerto No. 3 (24 mins)
        • András Schiff piano
        • Hallé
        • Sir Mark Elder Conductor
      • SchubertFranz Schubert 1797–1828
      • Hungarian Melody, D817
        (encore) (4 mins)
        • András Schiff piano
      • Janáček 1854–1928
      • Sinfonietta (24 mins)
        • Hallé
        • Sir Mark Elder Conductor
      • Hallé
      • Sir Mark Elder Conductor
      • András Schiff piano

      Sir Mark Elder and the Hallé are joined by András Schiff in a mixed programme of 20th-century masters

  • Fri 22 Jul

    • 19:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 10: Debussy, Ravel & Falla
      • DebussyClaude Debussy 1862–1918
      • Images
        Gigues (7 mins)
      • RavelMaurice Ravel 1875–1937
      • Rapsodie espagnole (15 mins)
      • DebussyClaude Debussy 1862–1918
      • Images
        Rondes de printemps (9 mins)
      • INTERVAL
      • RavelMaurice Ravel 1875–1937
      • Alborada del gracioso (8 mins)
      • FallaManuel de Falla 1876–1946
      • Nights in the Gardens of Spain (24 mins)
        • Steven Osborne piano
      • DebussyClaude Debussy 1862–1918
      • Images
        Ibéria (20 mins)
      • Steven Osborne piano
      • BBC Philharmonic
      • Juanjo Mena Conductor
      • BBC Philharmonic
      • Juanjo Mena Conductor

      The BBC Philharmonic’s new Chief Conductor Designate Juanjo Mena brings us images of musical Spain – dancing days, moonlit caresses and sultry nights.

    • 21:50 Royal Albert Hall
      Proms Plus Late

      If you are not quite ready to leave when the last note of the concert has faded into silence, then our new series of relaxed and informal post-concert events in the Royal Albert Hall’s Elgar Room is for you. Featuring poetry and music from young artists, it is the perfect way for concert-goers to round off the evening. Free tickets to Proms Plus Lates in the Elgar Room are available to ticket-holders of the evening Prom from Door 6 of the Royal Albert Hall in the interval of the concert (except 5 August available 30 minutes before the concert).

  • Sat 23 Jul

    • 10:00 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Family Orchestra and Chorus

      This event is now fully subscribed.

      Also part of
    • 13:00 Kensington Gardens
      Proms Plus Family: Human Planet in the Park

      As part of our weekend celebrating Human Planet join us for this free event at Kensington Gardens. With live music from around the world, a wide variety of workshops and exotic food for the whole family to enjoy. See 'More Information' for a full listing of activities and workshop times.

      Also part of
    • 19:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 11: Human Planet Prom

      Big-screen video projections and excerpts from Nitin Sawhney’s score for the acclaimed landmark BBC One series Human Planet.

  • Sun 24 Jul

    • 11:00 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 12: Human Planet Prom

      Big-screen video projections and excerpts from Nitin Sawhney’s score for the acclaimed landmark BBC One series Human Planet.

    • 13:00 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Sing: Choral Sunday

      This event is now fully subscribed. There may still be places for similar events.

    • 19:00 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 13: Verdi – Requiem
      • VerdiGiuseppe Verdi 1813–1901
      • Requiem (86 mins)
      • Marina Poplavskaya soprano
      • Mariana Pentcheva mezzo-soprano
      • Joseph Calleja tenor
      • Ferruccio Furlanetto bass
      • BBC Symphony Chorus
      • BBC National Chorus of Wales
      • London Philharmonic Choir
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
      • Semyon Bychkov Conductor

      Verdi’s masterpiece storms the heavens with a stellar line up of soloists and massed choirs in the second of the Proms Choral Sundays. This event has no seats remaining - check for returns closer to the date or Prom on the day for £5

  • Mon 25 Jul

    • 13:00 Cadogan Hall
      Proms Chamber Music 2: Purcell, Beamish & Brahms
      • Purcell 1659–1695
      • Fantasia No. 6 in F major (3 mins)
      • Fantasia No. 7 in C minor (4 mins)
      • Sally Beamish b.1956
      • Reed Stanzas (String Quartet No. 3)
        BBC commission: world premiere (12 mins)
      • BrahmsJohannes Brahms 1833–1897
      • Clarinet Quintet in B minor (39 mins)
        • Julian Bliss clarinet
      • Julian Bliss clarinet
      • Elias Quartet New Generation Artist
      • Elias Quartet New Generation Artist

      A potent mix of old and new in which the youthful members of the Elias Quartet, current BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists, are joined by a young clarinettist Julian Bliss who is already a Proms veteran.

    • 19:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 14: Mahler – Symphony No. 9
      • MahlerGustav Mahler 1860–1911
      • Symphony No. 9 (73 mins)
      • ElgarEdward Elgar 1857–1934
      • Elegy, Op. 58
        (encore) (5 mins)
      • Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra (SWR)
      • Sir Roger Norrington Conductor

      A powerful goodbye from Mahler and the chance to say farewell to Sir Roger Norrington in his final concerts as Principal Conductor of the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra.

  • Tue 26 Jul

    • 19:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 15: Kodály, Bartók & Liszt
      • Kodály 1882–1967
      • Dances of Galánta (16 mins)
        • London Philharmonic Orchestra
        • Vladimir Jurowski Conductor
      • BartókBéla Bartók 1881–1945
      • Piano Concerto No. 1 (24 mins)
        • Jean-Efflam Bavouzet piano
        • London Philharmonic Orchestra
        • Vladimir Jurowski Conductor
      • Liszt 1811–1886
      • Harmonies poétiques et religieuses, S173
        No. 1 Invocations: Élevez-vous, voix de mon âme (encore) (3 mins)
        • Jean-Efflam Bavouzet piano
      • INTERVAL
      • A Faust Symphony (62 mins)
        • Marco Jentzsch tenor
        • London Philharmonic Choir men's voices
        • London Symphony Chorus men's voices
        • London Philharmonic Orchestra
        • Vladimir Jurowski Conductor
      • London Philharmonic Orchestra
      • Vladimir Jurowski Conductor
      • Jean-Efflam Bavouzet piano
      • Marco Jentzsch tenor
      • London Philharmonic Choir men's voices
      • London Symphony Chorus men's voices

      Vladimir Jurowski’s Hungarian-inspired Prom features Liszt’s Faust Symphony and music from his folk-inspired successors.

  • Wed 27 Jul

    • 17:15 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Portrait: Pascal Dusapin
    • 19:00 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 16: Berlioz, Fauré, Dusapin & Stravinsky
      • BerliozHector Berlioz 1803–1869
      • Overture 'Le corsaire' (9 mins)
      • FauréGabriel Fauré 1845–1924
      • Pavane, Op 50 (7 mins)
      • Pascal Dusapin b.1955
      • String Quartet No. 6, 'Hinterland' ('Hapax' for string quartet and orchestra)
        UK premiere (23 mins)
        • Arditti Quartet
      • INTERVAL
      • StravinskyIgor Stravinsky 1882–1971
      • The Firebird (1910 suite) (L' oiseau de feu (1910 suite)) (46 mins)
      • Arditti Quartet
      • BBC National Orchestra of Wales
      • Thierry Fischer Conductor
      • BBC National Orchestra of Wales
      • Thierry Fischer Conductor

      Thierry Fischer and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales perform contrasting French favourites, joined by the Arditti Quartet for the UK premiere of a recent work by Pascal Dusapin. Following this, the main event of the evening Stravinsky’s much-loved, The Firebird.

    • 22:00 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 17: World Routes Academy

      The latest graduate of BBC Radio 3’s World Routes Academy young veena virtuoso Hari Sivanesan shares an evening with his mentor Aruna Sairam, widely regarded as the leading South Indian female vocalist of her generation.

  • Thu 28 Jul

    • 19:00 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 18: Beethoven, Dalbavie & Carter
      • BeethovenLudwig van Beethoven 1770–1827
      • Symphony No. 1 in C major Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op 21 (27 mins)
      • Marc-André Dalbavie b.1961
      • Flute Concerto
        London premiere (18 mins)
        • Emmanuel Pahud flute
      • INTERVAL
      • CarterElliott Carter 1908–2012
      • Flute Concerto
        UK premiere (13 mins)
        • Emmanuel Pahud flute
      • BeethovenLudwig van Beethoven 1770–1827
      • Symphony No. 7 in A major Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op 92 (40 mins)
      • Emmanuel Pahud flute
      • BBC National Orchestra of Wales
      • Thierry Fischer Conductor
      • BBC National Orchestra of Wales
      • Thierry Fischer Conductor

      Thierry Fischer and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales play Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1 and No.7, framed by a pair of premiere flute concertos from distinguished flautist Emmanuel Pahud.

  • Fri 29 Jul

    • 19:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 19: Honegger, Bridge, Berg, Castiglioni & Debussy
      • Honegger 1892–1955
      • Pacific 231 (7 mins)
      • Pastorale d'été (8 mins)
      • Frank Bridge 1879–1941
      • There is a Willow Grows Aslant a Brook (11 mins)
      • BergAlban Berg 1885–1935
      • Der Wein (15 mins)
        • Claire Booth soprano
      • INTERVAL
      • Castiglioni 1932–1996
      • Inverno in-ver (22 mins)
      • DebussyClaude Debussy 1862–1918
      • La mer (24 mins)
      • Claire Booth soprano
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
      • Oliver Knussen Conductor
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
      • Oliver Knussen Conductor

      A typically thought-provoking programme from the BBC Symphony Orchestra’s Artist in Association, Oliver Knussen, showcasing pieces rarely heard in the concert hall alongside established 20th-century classics.

  • Sat 30 Jul

    • 11:00 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 20: Horrible Histories – Free Family Prom

      Anyone who has split their sides laughing at CBBC’s hit television series Horrible Histories now has the chance to see and hear the cast perform some of the most popular songs from the show in our Free Family Prom. Catch up with more Horrible Histories at the Horrible Histories website

    • 14:00 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Family Orchestra and Chorus: Horrible Histories

      This event is now fully subscribed. There may still be places on similar events on this day.

    • 14:00 Royal Albert Hall
      Proms Plus Family Poetry Workshop

    • 15:00 Royal Albert Hall
      Proms Plus Family Poetry Workshop

    • 16:00 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Family Orchestra and Chorus: Horrible Histories

      This event is additional to the Family Orchestra events originally advertised.

    • 19:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 21: Strauss, Walton & Prokofiev
      • Richard Strauss 1864–1949
      • Don Juan (17 mins)
      • WaltonWilliam Walton 1902–1983
      • Violin Concerto (32 mins)
        • Midori violin
      • INTERVAL
      • ProkofievSergey Prokofiev 1891–1953
      • Alexander Nevsky - cantata (40 mins)
        • Nadezhda Serdiuk mezzo-soprano
        • CBSO Chorus
      • Richard Strauss 1864–1949
      • Salome - Dance of the Seven Veils (12 mins)
        • Nadezhda Serdiuk mezzo-soprano
        • CBSO Chorus
      • Midori violin
      • Nadezhda Serdiuk mezzo-soprano
      • CBSO Chorus
      • City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
      • Andris Nelsons Conductor
      • City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
      • Andris Nelsons Conductor

      Andris Nelsons and his Birmingham forces present an evening of high-octane classics.

    • 21:55 Royal Albert Hall
      Proms Plus Late

      If you are not quite ready to leave when the last note of the concert has faded into silence, then our new series of relaxed and informal post-concert events featuring poetry and music from young artists in the Royal Albert Hall’s Elgar Room is for you. Tonight's Proms Plus Late event includes music from the JJ Wheeler Quintet and poetry by Luke Wright. Free tickets to Proms Plus Lates in the Elgar Room are available to ticket-holders of the evening Prom from Door 6 of the Royal Albert Hall in the interval of the concert (except 5 August available 30 minutes before the concert).

  • Sun 31 Jul

    • 13:00 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Sing: Choral Sunday

      Led by Anna Flannagan with members of the BBC Singers Featuring excerpts from Rachmaninov - Spring; The Bells (Prom 22) As part of our Choral Sundays series this is a chance for adults (aged 16+) to come and spend the afternoon singing in a free two-hour session at the Royal College of Music. You may know Rachmaninov best for his piano works but come and join us to sing some of his choral music which is featured in tonight's Prom. Ideal for enthusiastic amateur singers aged 16-plus. All voice types and skill-levels welcome, members of the BBC Singers will be there to give you a helping hand!

    • 19:00 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 22: Rachmaninov
      • RachmaninovSergey Rachmaninov 1873–1943
      • Spring (17 mins)
        • Alexei Tanovitski bass
        • Chorus of the Mariinsky Theatre
      • Aleko - Women's and Men's Dances (9 mins)
        • Chorus of the Mariinsky Theatre
      • Three Russian Songs (14 mins)
        • Chorus of the Mariinsky Theatre
      • INTERVAL
      • Vocalise (7 mins)
        • Svetla Vassileva soprano
      • The Bells (38 mins)
        • Alexei Tanovitski bass
        • Svetla Vassileva soprano
        • Misha Didyk tenor
        • Chorus of the Mariinsky Theatre
      • Alexei Tanovitski bass
      • Chorus of the Mariinsky Theatre
      • Svetla Vassileva soprano
      • Misha Didyk tenor
      • BBC Philharmonic
      • Gianandrea Noseda Conductor
      • BBC Philharmonic
      • Gianandrea Noseda Conductor

      A Sunday choral portrait of Rachmaninov, that takes in familiar favourites as well as neglected masterpieces.

  • Mon 1 Aug

    • 13:00 Cadogan Hall
      Proms Chamber Music 3: Les Talens Lyriques
      • CouperinF Couperin 1668–1733
      • Les nations - La Piemontaise (19 mins)
      • LullyJean-Baptiste Lully 1632–1687
      • Les amours déguisés - 'Ah Rinaldo, e dovè sei?' (7 mins)
        • Eugénie Warnier soprano
      • RameauJean-Philippe Rameau 1683–1764
      • Pièces de clavecin en concerts
        Premier Concert (12 mins)
      • Montéclair 1667–1737
      • Cantata 'Morte di Lucretia' (14 mins)
        • Eugénie Warnier soprano
      • Eugénie Warnier soprano
      • Les Talens Lyriques
      • Christophe Rousset harpsichord
      • Christophe Rousset Director
      • Les Talens Lyriques
      • Christophe Rousset harpsichord
      • Christophe Rousset Director

      Couperin, Lully, Rameau and Montéclair expertly revived in an intimate conspectus of the French Baroque.

    • 19:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 23: Beethoven, Saint-Saëns & Liszt
      • BeethovenLudwig van Beethoven 1770–1827
      • Symphony No. 4 in B flat major Symphony No. 4 in B flat major, Op 60 (34 mins)
        • BBC Philharmonic
        • Gianandrea Noseda Conductor
      • Saint-SaënsCamille Saint-Saëns 1835–1921
      • Piano Concerto No. 5 in F major, 'Egyptian' Piano Concerto No. 5 in F major, Op. 103 'Egyptian' (27 mins)
        • Stephen Hough piano
        • BBC Philharmonic
        • Gianandrea Noseda Conductor
      • MassenetJules Massenet 1842–1912
      • Poëme pastoral
        No. 5 Crepuscule (arranged by Stephen Hough) (encore) (4 mins)
        • Stephen Hough piano
      • INTERVAL
      • Liszt 1811–1886
      • Dante Symphony (41 mins)
        • Julia Doyle soprano
        • CBSO Chorus women's voices
        • BBC Philharmonic
        • Gianandrea Noseda Conductor
      • BBC Philharmonic
      • Gianandrea Noseda Conductor
      • Stephen Hough piano
      • Julia Doyle soprano
      • CBSO Chorus women's voices

      Saint-Saëns’s ‘Egyptian’ concerto, Liszt’s Romantic epic and Beethoven’s dramatic Fourth Symphony.

  • Tue 2 Aug

    • 17:15 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Literary: Rudyard Kipling

      Also part of
    • 19:00 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 24: Elgar, Grainger & Strauss
      • ElgarEdward Elgar 1857–1934
      • There is sweet music (4 mins)
        • BBC Singers
      • Violin Concerto (50 mins)
        • Tasmin Little violin
        • BBC Symphony Orchestra
      • INTERVAL
      • Grainger 1882–1961
      • Irish Tune from County Derry (4 mins)
        • BBC Singers
      • Suite 'In a Nutshell' (20 mins)
        • BBC Symphony Orchestra
      • Richard Strauss 1864–1949
      • Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche (15 mins)
        • BBC Symphony Orchestra
      • BBC Singers
      • Tasmin Little violin
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
      • Sir Andrew Davis Conductor
      • Sir Andrew Davis Conductor

      Tasmin Little, Sir Andrew Davis and the BBC Symphony perform contrasting impressions of Elgar and Grainger and to mark the 50th anniversary of Grainger’s death, his In a Nutshell suite receives a first outing at the Proms.

    • 22:15 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 25: Grainger
      • Grainger 1882–1961
      • Green Bushes (9 mins)
      • Molly on the Shore (5 mins)
      • Shepherd's Hey - medley (12 mins)
        • June Tabor singer
        • Wilson Family
        • BBC Singers
        • Kathryn Tickell Band
      • Early One Morning (5 mins)
      • Shallow Brown (8 mins)
        • BBC Singers men's voices
      • Scotch Strathspey and Reel
        Interspersed with traditional and contemporary folk music, including material which formed the basis for Grainger's arrangements (9 mins)
      • June Tabor singer
      • Wilson Family
      • BBC Singers , men's voices
      • Kathryn Tickell Band
      • Northern Sinfonia
      • John Harle Conductor
      • Northern Sinfonia
      • John Harle Conductor

      Grainger is celebrated in a special Late Night sequence as star Northumbrian smallpiper Kathryn Tickell and friends take a fresh look at the prodigious activities of one of music’s great originals.

  • Wed 3 Aug

    • 19:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 26: Debussy, Dutilleux & Ravel
      • DebussyClaude Debussy 1862–1918
      • Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (8 mins)
        • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
        • Donald Runnicles Conductor
      • Henri Dutilleux b.1916
      • 'Tout un monde lointain...' (27 mins)
        • Lynn Harrell cello
        • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
        • Donald Runnicles Conductor
      • BachJ. S. Bach 1685–1750
      • Suite No. 3 in C major for solo cello, BWV 1009
        No. 5 Bourées 1 & 2 (encore) (3 mins)
        • Lynn Harrell cello
      • RavelMaurice Ravel 1875–1937
      • Boléro (15 mins)
        • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
        • Donald Runnicles Conductor
      • INTERVAL
      • Daphnis and Chloe (50 mins)
        • Edinburgh Festival Chorus
        • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
        • Donald Runnicles Conductor
      • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
      • Donald Runnicles Conductor
      • Lynn Harrell cello
      • Edinburgh Festival Chorus

      Returning to the Proms for the first time since 1988, cellist Lynn Harrell celebrates the 95th-birthday year of Henri Dutilleux with a performance of one of his best-loved works, plus Donald Runnicles BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra perform work by Debussy and Ravel’s ever popular Boléro.

  • Thu 4 Aug

    • 19:00 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 27: Robin Holloway, Strauss & Brahms
      • Robin Holloway b.1943
      • Fifth Concerto for Orchestra Fifth Concerto for Orchestra, Op. 109
        BBC commission: world premiere (25 mins)
      • Richard Strauss 1864–1949
      • Four Last Songs (Vier Letzte Lieder) (22 mins)
        • Hillevi Martinpelto soprano
      • INTERVAL
      • BrahmsJohannes Brahms 1833–1897
      • Symphony No. 2 in D major Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73 (40 mins)
      • Hillevi Martinpelto soprano
      • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
      • Donald Runnicles Conductor
      • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
      • Donald Runnicles Conductor

      Donald Runnicles and BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra open their second Prom this season with a major world premiere from Robin Holloway, plus Strauss’s Four Last Songs and after the interval, Brahms’s Second Symphony.

    • 22:00 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 28: The Tallis Scholars
      • Victoria 1548–1611
      • Dum complerentur (5 mins)
      • Lamentations for Good Friday (15 mins)
      • Officium defunctorum (Requiem) (42 mins)
      • Lobo 1555–1617
      • Versa est in luctum cithara mea
        (encore) (5 mins)
      • The Tallis Scholars
      • Peter Phillips Conductor

      A moving and evocative Late Night experience as the Tallis Scholars return to celebrate an anniversary composer - Tomás Luis de Victoria.

  • Fri 5 Aug

    • 19:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 29: Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra plays Mahler
      • MahlerGustav Mahler 1860–1911
      • Symphony No. 2 in C minor, 'Resurrection' (85 mins)
      • Miah Persson soprano
      • Anna Larsson mezzo-soprano
      • National Youth Choir of Great Britain
      • Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra
      • Gustavo Dudamel Conductor

      Music Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Gustavo Dudamel joins his old friends in the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra to tackle a colossus – Mahler’s Symphony No. 2. This event has no seats remaining - check for returns closer to the date or Prom on the day for £5

    • 21:10 Royal Albert Hall
      Proms Plus Late

      If you are not quite ready to leave when the last note of the concert has faded into silence, then our new series of relaxed and informal post-concert events in the Royal Albert Hall’s Elgar Room is for you. Featuring poetry and music from young artists, it is the perfect way for concert-goers to round off the evening. Free tickets to Proms Plus Lates in the Elgar Room are available to ticket-holders of the evening Prom from Door 6 of the Royal Albert Hall in the interval of the concert (except 5 August available 30 minutes before the concert).

  • Sat 6 Aug

    • 18:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 30: National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
      • Gabriel Prokofiev
      • Concerto for Turntables and Orchestra (21 mins)
        • DJ Switch dj (turntables)
        • National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
        • Vladimir Jurowski Conductor
      • BrittenBenjamin Britten 1913–1976
      • Piano Concerto (35 mins)
        • Benjamin Grosvenor piano
        • National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
        • Vladimir Jurowski Conductor
      • GouldMorton Gould 1913–1996
      • Boogie Woogie Etude
        (encore) (2 mins)
        • Benjamin Grosvenor piano
      • INTERVAL
      • ProkofievSergey Prokofiev 1891–1953
      • Romeo and Juliet - selection (50 mins)
        • National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
        • Vladimir Jurowski Conductor
      • DJ Switch dj (turntables)
      • National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
      • Vladimir Jurowski Conductor
      • Benjamin Grosvenor piano

      DJ Switch joins the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain to perform Gabriel Prokofiev’s Concerto for Turntables and Orchestra, while BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist Benjamin Grosvenor takes on Britten's Piano Concerto. After the interval, Prokofiev's ballet music recounts the doomed love of Verona's most romantic couple.

    • 22:00 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 31: Nigel Kennedy plays Bach
      • BachJ. S. Bach 1685–1750
      • Partita for Solo Violin No. 3 in E major Partita No. 3 in E major for solo violin, BWV 1006
        No. 1 Preludio (4 mins)
      • Partita No. 2 in D minor for solo violin, BWV 1004 (36 mins)
      • Das Pendel (arr. Kennedy) (7 mins)
        • Rolf Bussald guitar
        • Yaron Stavi double bass
        • Krzysztof Dzeidzic percussion
      • Waller 1904–1943
      • How can you face me now? (arr. Nigel Kennedy)
        (encore) (7 mins)
        • Rolf Bussald guitar
        • Yaron Stavi double bass
        • Krzysztof Dzeidzic percussion
      • Honeysuckle Rose (arr. Nigel Kennedy)
        (encore) (7 mins)
        • Rolf Bussald guitar
        • Yaron Stavi double bass
        • Krzysztof Dzeidzic percussion
      • Viper’s Drag (arr. Nigel Kennedy)
        (encore) (5 mins)
        • Rolf Bussald guitar
        • Yaron Stavi double bass
        • Krzysztof Dzeidzic percussion
      • Rolf Bussald guitar
      • Yaron Stavi double bass
      • Krzysztof Dzeidzic percussion
      • Nigel Kennedy violin
      • Nigel Kennedy violin

      Nigel Kennedy returns to the Proms live and unplugged in solo Bach.

  • Sun 7 Aug

    • 13:00 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Sing: Choral Sunday

      Led by Anna Flannagan with members of the BBC Singers Featuring excerpts from Mahler - Das klagende Lied (Prom 32) As part of our Choral Sundays series this is a chance for adults (aged 16+) to come and spend the afternoon singing in a free two-hour session at the Royal College of Music. Enter the fairy-tale world of Mahler's Das klagende Lied by preparing your own performance alongside professional singers. Ideal for enthusiastic amateur singers aged 16-plus. All voice types and skill-levels welcome, members of the BBC Singers will be there to give you a helping hand!

    • 19:00 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 32: Brahms & Mahler
      • BrahmsJohannes Brahms 1833–1897
      • Violin Concerto in D major (40 mins)
        • Christian Tetzlaff violin
      • INTERVAL
      • MahlerGustav Mahler 1860–1911
      • Das klagende Lied (original version) (68 mins)
        • Melanie Diener soprano
        • Anna Larsson mezzo-soprano
        • Stuart Skelton tenor
        • Christopher Purves baritone
        • BBC Singers
      • Christian Tetzlaff violin
      • Melanie Diener soprano
      • Anna Larsson mezzo-soprano
      • Stuart Skelton tenor
      • Christopher Purves baritone
      • BBC Singers
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
      • Edward Gardner Conductor
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
      • Edward Gardner Conductor

      Well-loved Brahms from Christian Tetzlaff, one of the 2011 Proms featured artists, plus Mahler's Das klagende Lied.

  • Mon 8 Aug

    • 13:00 Cadogan Hall
      Proms Chamber Music 4: Katia Buniatishvili plays Liszt & Prokofiev
      • Liszt 1811–1886
      • Piano Sonata in B minor (30 mins)
      • Liebesträume, S541
        No. 3 in A flat major (5 mins)
      • ProkofievSergey Prokofiev 1891–1953
      • Piano Sonata No. 7 in B flat major (19 mins)
      • Chopin 1810–1849
      • Preludes, Op 28 - No. 4 in E minor
        (encore) (2 mins)
      • Khatia Buniatishvili piano, New Generation Artist

      The young Georgian pianist sensation explores the keyboard virtuosity of Liszt and Prokofiev.

      Also part of
    • 19:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 33: Sibelius, Grieg & Nielsen
      • SibeliusJean Sibelius 1865–1957
      • Symphony No. 6 in D minor Symphony No. 6 in D minor, Op 104 (28 mins)
        • Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
        • Sakari Oramo Conductor
      • GriegEdvard Grieg 1843–1907
      • Piano Concerto in A minor (30 mins)
        • Alice Sara Ott piano
        • Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
        • Sakari Oramo Conductor
      • Liszt 1811–1886
      • Etudes d'exécution transcendante d'après Paganini, S140
        No. 3 in A flat minor, 'La campanella' (encore) (5 mins)
        • Alice Sara Ott piano
      • INTERVAL
      • NielsenCarl Nielsen 1865–1931
      • Symphony No. 4, 'Inextinguishable' (35 mins)
        • Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
        • Sakari Oramo Conductor
      • Alfvén 1872–1960
      • Bergakungen, Op 37
        Herdsmaid's Dance (encore) (4 mins)
        • Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
        • Sakari Oramo Conductor
      • Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
      • Sakari Oramo Conductor
      • Alice Sara Ott piano

      The Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra return to the Proms to play two contrasting symphonies by Sibelius and Nielsen, while critically acclaimed young pianist, Alice Sara Ott, makes her Proms debut in one of the most popular of all piano concertos - Grieg's Piano Concerto in A minor.

  • Tue 9 Aug

    • 19:00 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 34: Bridge, Holt, Dupré & Saint-Saëns
      • Frank Bridge 1879–1941
      • Enter Spring (17 mins)
      • Blow out you bugles (5 mins)
        • Ben Johnson tenor
      • Simon Holt b.1958
      • Centauromachy
        London premiere (20 mins)
        • Robert Plane clarinet
        • Philippe Schartz flugelhorn
      • INTERVAL
      • Dupré 1886–1971
      • Cortège et litanie (6 mins)
        • Thomas Trotter organ
      • Saint-SaënsCamille Saint-Saëns 1835–1921
      • Symphony No. 3 in C minor, 'Organ' (36 mins)
        • Thomas Trotter organ
      • Ben Johnson tenor
      • Robert Plane clarinet
      • Philippe Schartz flugelhorn
      • Thomas Trotter organ
      • BBC National Orchestra of Wales
      • François-Xavier Roth Conductor
      • BBC National Orchestra of Wales
      • François-Xavier Roth Conductor

      A concert with roots on both sides of the channel takes in new music and an old favourite by Saint-Saëns guaranteed to raise the roof.

  • Wed 10 Aug

    • 19:00 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 35: Liszt, Glière & Rachmaninov
      • Liszt 1811–1886
      • Mazeppa (17 mins)
      • Glière 1875–1956
      • Concerto for Coloratura Soprano (14 mins)
        • Ailish Tynan soprano
      • INTERVAL
      • RachmaninovSergey Rachmaninov 1873–1943
      • Symphony No. 2 in E minor (62 mins)
      • Ailish Tynan soprano
      • Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
      • Kirill Karabits Conductor
      • Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
      • Kirill Karabits Conductor

      Young Ukrainian maestro Kirill Karabits and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra tackle a mixed programme with Slavic flavour.

    • 22:15 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 36: Steve Reich & Ensemble Modern
      • Steve Reich b.1936
      • Clapping Music (5 mins)
        • Steve Reich percussion
      • Electric Counterpoint (15 mins)
        • Steve Reich piano
      • Music for 18 Musicians (55 mins)
        • Synergy Vocals
        • Steve Reich percussion
      • Steve Reich percussion, piano
      • Synergy Vocals
      • Ensemble Modern
      • Ensemble Modern

      Celebrating Steve Reich’s 75th birthday year with a selection of his seminal pieces.

  • Thu 11 Aug

    • 19:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 37: Bridge, Brahms, Holst & Elgar
      • Frank Bridge 1879–1941
      • Overture 'Rebus' (9 mins)
        • BBC Philharmonic
        • Vassily Sinaisky Conductor
      • BrahmsJohannes Brahms 1833–1897
      • 'Piano Concerto No. 3' in D major (after Violin Concerto)
        (arranged by Dejan Lazić) (39 mins)
        • Dejan Lazić piano
        • BBC Philharmonic
        • Vassily Sinaisky Conductor
      • SchumannRobert Schumann 1810–1856
      • Waldszenen - Freundliche Landschaft
        (encore) (2 mins)
        • Dejan Lazić piano
      • INTERVAL
      • HolstGustav Holst 1874–1934
      • Invocation (10 mins)
        • Julian Lloyd-Webber cello
        • BBC Philharmonic
        • Vassily Sinaisky Conductor
      • BrittenBenjamin Britten 1913–1976
      • Suite for Solo Cello No. 1
        Serenata (encore) (3 mins)
        • Julian Lloyd-Webber cello
      • ElgarEdward Elgar 1857–1934
      • 'Enigma' Variations (28 mins)
        • BBC Philharmonic
        • Vassily Sinaisky Conductor
      • BBC Philharmonic
      • Vassily Sinaisky Conductor
      • Dejan Lazić piano
      • Julian Lloyd-Webber cello

      A concert of surprises and classical music’s best-loved enigma, from the BBC Philharmonic's Chief Guest Conductor, the indefatigable Vassily Sinaisky.

  • Fri 12 Aug

    • 19:00 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 38: Film Music Prom
      • HerrmannBernard Herrmann 1911–1975
      • Music from The Man Who Knew Too Much, Citizen Kane, and Psycho
        excerpts (18 mins)
      • Ennio Morricone b.1928
      • Cinema Paradiso - theme (7 mins)
      • WaltonWilliam Walton 1902–1983
      • Henry V
        Suite (arranged by Muir Mathieson) (21 mins)
        • Rory Kinnear narrator
      • INTERVAL
      • John Williams b.1932
      • Star Wars, Schindler's List and Harry Potter
        excerpts (14 mins)
        • Chloë Hanslip violin
      • Jonny Greenwood
      • Norwegian Wood - suite (arr. Robert Ziegler)
        BBC commission: world premiere (10 mins)
      • Sir Richard Rodney Bennett b.1936
      • Murder on the Orient Express
        Suite (8 mins)
      • Barry 1933–2011
      • Out of Africa - Love Theme (7 mins)
      • Various
      • Music from the James Bond films (10 mins)
      • Ennio Morricone b.1928
      • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - Main Theme
        (encore) (3 mins)
      • Rory Kinnear narrator
      • Chloë Hanslip violin
      • BBC Concert Orchestra
      • Keith Lockhart Conductor
      • BBC Concert Orchestra
      • Keith Lockhart Conductor

      Assisted by guest star Chloë Hanslip, Keith Lockhart and the BBC Concert Orchestra bring the silver-screen excitement of music associated with the cinema, from Pinewood to Hollywood, from Psycho to Star Wars, with a special tribute to the late John Barry.

    • 22:15 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 39: Spaghetti Western Orchestra

      The inventive Spaghetti Western Orchestra present their own unique take on Western soundtracks and the music of Ennio Morricone - look out for asthma inhalers, cereal packets and other unlikely instruments.

  • Sat 13 Aug

    • 15:00 Cadogan Hall
      Proms Saturday Matinee 1: Bennett, Dutilleux & Maconchy
      • Sir Richard Rodney Bennett b.1936
      • Dream Dancing (16 mins)
      • Henri Dutilleux b.1916
      • Les citations (14 mins)
      • Maconchy 1907–1994
      • Romanza (12 mins)
        • Paul Silverthorne viola
      • Sir Richard Rodney Bennett b.1936
      • Jazz Calendar (30 mins)
      • Paul Silverthorne viola
      • London Sinfonietta
      • Nicholas Collon Conductor
      • London Sinfonietta
      • Nicholas Collon Conductor

      Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, one of Britain’s most respected and versatile musicians, turned 75 this year and the first of this season’s contemporary music matinees pays tribute to his distinctive creative voice and its French connections.

    • 19:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 40: Comedy Prom

      Musician, actor, comedian and rock 'n' roll superstar Tim Minchin hosts a Proms first - the Comedy Prom. Tim is joined by Sue Perkins, Susan Bullock (soprano), Danny Driver (piano), Kit and the Widow, Beardyman, The Boy with Tape on his Face, Doc Brown, the Mongrels, the BBC Concert Orchestra, Andrew Litton (guest conductor) and Jules Buckley (music director).

    • 21:40 Royal Albert Hall
      Proms Plus Late

      If you are not quite ready to leave when the last note of the concert has faded into silence, then our new series of relaxed and informal post-concert events in the Royal Albert Hall’s Elgar Room is for you. Featuring poetry and music from young artists, it is the perfect way for concert-goers to round off the evening. Free tickets to Proms Plus Lates in the Elgar Room are available to ticket-holders of the evening Prom from Door 6 of the Royal Albert Hall in the interval of the concert (except 5 August available 30 minutes before the concert).

  • Sun 14 Aug

    • 13:00 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Sing: Choral Sunday

      Led by Anna Flannagan with members of the BBC Singers Featuring excerpts from Britten - Cantata misericordium; Spring Symphony (Prom 41)     As part of our Choral Sundays series this is a chance for adults (aged 16+) to come and spend the afternoon singing in a free two-hour session at the Royal College of Music. Come and take up the challenge of singing Britten's choral music by joining the chorus for a session exploring some of the works from tonight's Prom. Ideal for enthusiastic amateur singers aged 16-plus. All voice types and skill-levels welcome, members of the BBC Singers will be there to give you a helping hand!

    • 19:00 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 41: Joby Talbot & Britten
      • Joby Talbot b.1971
      • Chacony in G minor (after Purcell)
        BBC commission: world premiere (7 mins)
      • BrittenBenjamin Britten 1913–1976
      • Cantata misericordium (20 mins)
        • Alan Oke tenor
        • Leigh Melrose baritone
        • BBC Singers
      • Sinfonia da Requiem (20 mins)
      • INTERVAL
      • Spring Symphony (45 mins)
        • Amanda Roocroft soprano
        • Christine Rice mezzo-soprano
        • Alan Oke tenor
        • Trinity Boys Choir
        • BBC Singers
        • BBC Symphony Chorus
      • Alan Oke tenor
      • Leigh Melrose baritone
      • BBC Singers
      • Amanda Roocroft soprano
      • Christine Rice mezzo-soprano
      • Trinity Boys Choir
      • BBC Symphony Chorus
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
      • Mark Wigglesworth Conductor
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
      • Mark Wigglesworth Conductor

      A recreation of a Britten concert conducted by the composer at the Proms in 1963 with a contemporary twist provided by Joby Talbot.

  • Mon 15 Aug

    • 13:00 Cadogan Hall
      Proms Chamber Music 5: Britten & Bridge
      • BrittenBenjamin Britten 1913–1976
      • Phantasy (14 mins)
        • Nicholas Daniel oboe
      • Frank Bridge 1879–1941
      • Three Idylls - No. 2 (3 mins)
      • Piano Quintet (27 mins)
        • Tom Poster piano
      • Nicholas Daniel oboe
      • Tom Poster piano
      • Aronowitz Ensemble New Generation Artist
      • Aronowitz Ensemble New Generation Artist

      Youthful music from a neglected master and his famous pupil.

    • 19:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 42: Tchaikovsky – Swan Lake
      • TchaikovskyPyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 1840–1893
      • Swan Lake (118 mins)
      • Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre
      • Valery Gergiev Conductor

      Valery Gergiev and the Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre perform Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake.

  • Tue 16 Aug

    • 19:00 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 43: Copland, Bax, Barber, Bartók & Prokofiev
      • CoplandAaron Copland 1900–1990
      • Fanfare for the Common Man (3 mins)
      • Bax 1883–1953
      • Symphony No. 2 (39 mins)
      • INTERVAL
      • BarberSamuel Barber 1910–1981
      • Adagio for strings (8 mins)
      • BartókBéla Bartók 1881–1945
      • Piano Concerto No. 2 (28 mins)
        • Yuja Wang piano
      • INTERVAL
      • ProkofievSergey Prokofiev 1891–1953
      • Symphony No. 4 in C major (revised version,1947) (37 mins)
      • Yuja Wang piano
      • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
      • Andrew Litton Conductor
      • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
      • Andrew Litton Conductor

      Yuja Wang makes her Proms debut as Andrew Litton presents an international programme with strong American connections.

  • Wed 17 Aug

    • 19:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 44: Shostakovich, Stravinsky & Tchaikovsky
      • ShostakovichDmitry Shostakovich 1906–1975
      • The Age of Gold - suite (16 mins)
      • Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 77 (39 mins)
        • Lisa Batiashvili violin, New Generation Artist
      • Dolls' Dances - Lyric Waltz (orch. Tamas Batiashvili)
        (encore) (4 mins)
        • Lisa Batiashvili violin, New Generation Artist
      • INTERVAL
      • StravinskyIgor Stravinsky 1882–1971
      • Petrushka (1947 version) (34 mins)
      • TchaikovskyPyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 1840–1893
      • Francesca da Rimini (22 mins)
      • Lisa Batiashvili violin, New Generation Artist
      • Philharmonia Orchestra
      • Esa-Pekka Salonen Conductor
      • Philharmonia Orchestra
      • Esa-Pekka Salonen Conductor

      Esa-Pekka Salonen presents an all-Russian programme with an acclaimed young soloist.

  • Thu 18 Aug

    • 19:00 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 45: Thomas Larcher & Bruckner
      • Thomas Larcher b.1963
      • Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra
        BBC commission: world premiere (25 mins)
        • Viktoria Mullova violin
        • Matthew Barley cello
      • INTERVAL
      • BrucknerAnton Bruckner 1824–1896
      • Symphony No. 5 in B flat major
        (edited by Leopold Nowak) (75 mins)
      • Viktoria Mullova violin
      • Matthew Barley cello
      • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
      • Ilan Volkov Conductor
      • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
      • Ilan Volkov Conductor

      New music that brings together friends and partners followed by a 19th-century cathedral in sound.

    • 22:15 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 46: Viktoria Mullova & Matthew Barley
      • Bratsch
      • Bi Lovengo (arr. Barley) (3 mins)
      • Lewis-Bratsch
      • Django (arr. Barley) (6 mins)
      • Kodály 1882–1967
      • Duo, Op. 7 (26 mins)
      • ZawinulJoe Zawinul 1932–2007
      • Pursuit of the Woman with the Feathered Hat (arr. Barley) (6 mins)
      • Matthew Barley
      • Yura (4 mins)
      • ZawinulJoe Zawinul 1932–2007
      • The Peasant (arr. Barley) (10 mins)
      • DuOud
      • For Nedim (For Nadia) (arr. Barley) (6 mins)
        • Julian Joseph piano
        • Paul Clarvis percussion
        • Sam Walton percussion
      • Florian Hermann
      • Ochychorny (arr. Matthew Barley)
        (encore) (5 mins)
        • Julian Joseph piano
        • Paul Clarvis percussion
        • Sam Walton percussion
      • Julian Joseph piano
      • Paul Clarvis percussion
      • Sam Walton percussion
      • Viktoria Mullova violin
      • Matthew Barley cello
      • Viktoria Mullova violin
      • Matthew Barley cello

      Join Viktoria Mullova, Matthew Barley and friends in a colourful Late Night entertainment of contrasted styles that marries Hungarian folk music and jazz influences.

  • Fri 19 Aug

    • 19:00 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 47: Brahms – Symphony No. 3 & Piano Concerto No. 1
      • BrahmsJohannes Brahms 1833–1897
      • Symphony No. 3 in F major (38 mins)
        • Chamber Orchestra of Europe
        • Bernard Haitink Conductor
      • INTERVAL
      • Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor (45 mins)
        • Emanuel Ax piano
        • Chamber Orchestra of Europe
        • Bernard Haitink Conductor
      • SchumannRobert Schumann 1810–1856
      • Fantasiestücke, Op 12
        No. 1 Des Abends (encore) (4 mins)
        • Emanuel Ax piano
      • Chamber Orchestra of Europe
      • Bernard Haitink Conductor
      • Emanuel Ax piano

      The Chamber Orchestra of Europe is celebrating its 30th anniversary with two years of Brahms under Bernard Haitink, and brings a pair of concertos and a pair of symphonies to the Proms. This event has no seats remaining - check for returns closer to the date or Prom on the day for £5.

    • 22:00 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 48: Brahms & Schumann
      • BrahmsJohannes Brahms 1833–1897
      • Three Intermezzos, Op. 117
        Nos. 1 & 2 (7 mins)
        • Angela Hewitt piano
      • SchumannRobert Schumann 1810–1856
      • Introduction and Concert Allegro, Op. 134 (13 mins)
        • Angela Hewitt piano
        • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
        • Andrew Manze Conductor
      • BrahmsJohannes Brahms 1833–1897
      • Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor
        (arranged by Arnold Schoenberg) (42 mins)
        • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
        • Andrew Manze Conductor
      • Angela Hewitt piano
      • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
      • Andrew Manze Conductor

      Angela Hewitt picks up the Brahms thread and launches this Late Night Prom that takes in an unjustly neglected score by Brahms’s mentor, Robert Schumann, before observing the composer through the prism of an admirer, Arnold Schoenberg.

  • Sat 20 Aug

    • 15:00 Cadogan Hall
      Proms Saturday Matinee 2: Maxwell Davies, Aperghis & Sir Harrison Birtwistle
      • Sir Peter Maxwell Davies b.1934
      • Il rozzo martello (12 mins)
      • Georges Aperghis b.1945
      • Champ-Contrechamp
        BBC commission: world premiere (15 mins)
        • Nicolas Hodges piano
        • London Sinfonietta
      • Sir Harrison Birtwistle b.1934
      • Angel Fighter
        UK premiere (35 mins)
        • Andrew Watts counter-tenor
        • Jeffrey Lloyd-Roberts tenor
        • London Sinfonietta
      • Nicolas Hodges piano
      • London Sinfonietta
      • Andrew Watts counter-tenor
      • Jeffrey Lloyd-Roberts tenor
      • BBC Singers
      • David Atherton Conductor
      • BBC Singers
      • David Atherton Conductor

      Contrasted scores from modern masters, a BBC commission and a new direction for sacred music.

    • 19:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 49: Brahms – Piano Concerto No. 2 & Symphony No. 4
      • BrahmsJohannes Brahms 1833–1897
      • Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major (50 mins)
        • Emanuel Ax piano
      • INTERVAL
      • Symphony No. 4 in E minor (42 mins)
      • Emanuel Ax piano
      • Chamber Orchestra of Europe
      • Bernard Haitink Conductor
      • Chamber Orchestra of Europe
      • Bernard Haitink Conductor

      More of Brahms at his greatest from an authoritative team.

    • 21:40 Royal Albert Hall
      Proms Plus Late

      If you are not quite ready to leave when the last note of the concert has faded into silence, then our new series of relaxed and informal post-concert events in the Royal Albert Hall’s Elgar Room is for you. Featuring poetry and music from young artists, it is the perfect way for concert-goers to round off the evening. Free tickets to Proms Plus Lates in the Elgar Room are available to ticket-holders of the evening Prom from Door 6 of the Royal Albert Hall in the interval of the concert (except 5 August available 30 minutes before the concert).

  • Sun 21 Aug

    • 13:00 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Sing: Choral Sunday

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    • 19:00 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 50: Britten, Colin Matthews & Mozart
      • BrittenBenjamin Britten 1913–1976
      • Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op 10 (25 mins)
      • Colin Matthews b.1946
      • No Man’s Land
        world premiere (25 mins)
        • Ian Bostridge tenor
        • Roderick Williams baritone
      • INTERVAL
      • MozartWolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1756–1791
      • Requiem in D minor (compl. Süssmayr) (55 mins)
        • Emma Bell soprano, New Generation Artist
        • Ian Bostridge tenor
        • James Rutherford bass, New Generation Artist
        • Polyphony
        • Renata Pokupić mezzo-soprano
      • Ian Bostridge tenor
      • Roderick Williams baritone
      • Emma Bell soprano, New Generation Artist
      • James Rutherford bass, New Generation Artist
      • Polyphony
      • Renata Pokupić mezzo-soprano
      • City of London Sinfonia
      • Stephen Layton Conductor
      • City of London Sinfonia
      • Stephen Layton Conductor

      Music championed by or written in memory of the late Richard Hickox, a versatile and much-missed musician.

  • Mon 22 Aug

    • 13:00 Cadogan Hall
      Proms Chamber Music 6: Emmanuel Pahud & Eric Le Sage
      • Martinů 1890–1959
      • Flute Sonata (18 mins)
      • Henri Dutilleux b.1916
      • Sonatine (9 mins)
      • ProkofievSergey Prokofiev 1891–1953
      • Flute Sonata (24 mins)
      • Emmanuel Pahud flute
      • Eric Le Sage piano

      A stellar recital from renowned soloists who are also dedicated chamber music specialists.

    • 17:45 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Portrait: Kevin Volans
      • Kevin Volans b.1949
      • Piano Concerto No. 3
    • 19:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 51: Wagner, Liszt, Kevin Volans & Brahms
      • Liszt 1811–1886
      • La notte (12 mins)
      • Kevin Volans b.1949
      • Piano Concerto No. 3
        BBC commission world premiere (22 mins)
        • Barry Douglas piano
      • INTERVAL
      • BrahmsJohannes Brahms 1833–1897
      • Symphony No. 1 in C minor (45 mins)
      • Barry Douglas piano
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
      • Thomas Dausgaard Conductor
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
      • Thomas Dausgaard Conductor

      More Brahms and Liszt from Thomas Dausgaard and the BBC Symphony Orchestra, plus a new concerto hot off the press and written for tonight’s soloist, pianist Barry Douglas.

  • Tue 23 Aug

    • 19:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 52: Prokofiev & Dutilleux
      • ProkofievSergey Prokofiev 1891–1953
      • Symphony No. 1 in D major, 'Classical' (15 mins)
      • Henri Dutilleux b.1916
      • L'arbre des songes (25 mins)
        • Leonidas Kavakos violin
      • INTERVAL
      • Slava’s Fanfare (4 mins)
      • ProkofievSergey Prokofiev 1891–1953
      • Symphony No. 5 in B flat major (43 mins)
      • Leonidas Kavakos violin
      • London Symphony Orchestra
      • Valery Gergiev Conductor
      • London Symphony Orchestra
      • Valery Gergiev Conductor

      A welcome return for Leonidas Kavakos with one of Dutilleux’s most luminous scores and a brace of popular Prokofiev from his leading interpreter.

  • Wed 24 Aug

    • 19:00 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 53: Stravinsky, Ravel & Tchaikovsky
      • StravinskyIgor Stravinsky 1882–1971
      • Symphony in Three Movements (20 mins)
      • RavelMaurice Ravel 1875–1937
      • Shéhérazade (17 mins)
        • Susan Graham mezzo-soprano
      • INTERVAL
      • TchaikovskyPyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 1840–1893
      • Symphony No. 4 in F minor (42 mins)
      • Susan Graham mezzo-soprano
      • Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester
      • Sir Colin Davis Conductor
      • Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester
      • Sir Colin Davis Conductor

      A great youth orchestra and a distinguished and much-loved conductor return.

    • 22:00 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 54: Marc-André Hamelin plays Liszt
      • Liszt 1811–1886
      • Legend No. 2, 'St Francis of Paola Walking on the Water' (9 mins)
      • Fantasia and Fugue on B-A-C-H (12 mins)
      • Bénédiction de Dieu dans la solitude (18 mins)
      • Venezia e Napoli (18 mins)
      • 2 Études de concert
        No. 1 Waldesrauschen (encore) (4 mins)
      • Sabaneyev
      • Prelude, Op 10 No. 5
        (encore) (3 mins)
      • Marc-André Hamelin piano

      For Liszt’s bicentenary year, pianistic titan Marc-Andre Hamelin plays a late-night tribute.

  • Thu 25 Aug

    • 19:00 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 55: Handel – Rinaldo
      • HandelGeorge Frideric Handel 1685–1759
      • Rinaldo
        (semi-staged; sung in Italian) (140 mins)
      • Sonia Prina contralto (Rinaldo)
      • Varduhi Abrahamyan mezzo-soprano (Goffredo)
      • Tim Mead counter-tenor (Eustazio)
      • Anett Fritsch soprano (Almirena)
      • Brenda Rae soprano (Armida)
      • Luca Pisaroni bass-baritone (Argante)
      • William Towers counter-tenor (A Christian Magician)
      • Glyndebourne Festival Opera
      • Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
      • Ottavio Dantone Conductor

      Glyndebourne Festival Opera makes its annual Proms visit with Rinaldo, the latest in the company’s distinguished line of Handel stagings.

  • Fri 26 Aug

    • 17:45 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Literary: Prince Albert

      The death of Prince Albert 150 years ago inspired the creation of the home of the Proms, the Royal Albert Hall. Historians Kate Williams and Dan Cruickshank join Matthew Sweet to reassess the Prince Consort and his legacy “the Albertopolis”.

      Also part of
    • 19:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 56: Strauss & Mahler
      • Richard Strauss 1864–1949
      • Burleske (20 mins)
        • Kirill Gerstein piano
      • INTERVAL
      • MahlerGustav Mahler 1860–1911
      • Symphony No. 6 in A minor (85 mins)
      • Kirill Gerstein piano
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
      • Semyon Bychkov Conductor
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
      • Semyon Bychkov Conductor

      Youthful high jinks and a tragic masterpiece of infinite scope.

  • Sat 27 Aug

    • 15:00 Cadogan Hall
      Proms Saturday Matinee 3: Hildegard, Britten, Sir Harrison Birtwistle & Stevie Wishart
      • Hildegard of Bingen 1098–1179
      • Symphonia armonie celestium revelationum - selection (10 mins)
        • Sinfonye
      • BrittenBenjamin Britten 1913–1976
      • Sacred and Profane (14 mins)
        • BBC Singers
        • Robert Hollingworth Conductor
      • Sir Harrison Birtwistle b.1934
      • Narration: A Description of the Passing of a Year (10 mins)
        • BBC Singers
        • Robert Hollingworth Conductor
      • Stevie Wishart
      • Out of This World
        BBC commission: world premiere (25 mins)
        • BBC Singers
        • Stevie Wishart Conductor
      • Sinfonye
      • BBC Singers
      • Robert Hollingworth Conductor
      • Stevie Wishart Conductor

      An innovative programme inspired by a remarkable figure ahead of her time.

    • 19:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 57: Anders Hillborg, Mozart & Beethoven
      • Anders Hillborg
      • Cold Heat
        UK premiere (13 mins)
      • MozartWolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1756–1791
      • Piano Concerto No. 27 in B flat major, K595 (31 mins)
        • Maria João Pires piano
      • INTERVAL
      • BeethovenLudwig van Beethoven 1770–1827
      • Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, 'Eroica' Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, 'Eroica', Op 55 (50 mins)
      • Maria João Pires piano
      • Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich
      • David Zinman Conductor
      • Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich
      • David Zinman Conductor

      Distinguished international guests present top-flight Viennese classics and a post-minimalist maverick from Sweden.

    • 21:50 Royal Albert Hall
      Proms Plus Late

      If you are not quite ready to leave when the last note of the concert has faded into silence, then our new series of relaxed and informal post-concert events in the Royal Albert Hall’s Elgar Room is for you. Featuring poetry and music from young artists, it is the perfect way for concert-goers to round off the evening. Presented by Petroc Trelawney with music from Suzanne Houston, Kristan Harvey, Matt Robinson and poetry from Paul Batchelor. Free tickets to Proms Plus Lates in the Elgar Room are available to ticket-holders of the evening Prom from Door 6 of the Royal Albert Hall in the interval of the concert (except 5 August available 30 minutes before the concert).

  • Sun 28 Aug

    • 14:00 Royal Albert Hall
      Proms Plus Sing: Choral Sunday

      Led by Mary King with members of the BBC Singers Featuring excerpts from Mendelssohn- Elijah (Prom 58) As part of our Choral Sundays series this is a chance for adults (aged 16+) to come and spend the afternoon singing in a free two-hour session at the Royal Albert Hall. Come and join professional singers to create a performance of parts of Mendelssohn's Elijah in only two hours. Ideal for enthusiastic amateur singers aged 16-plus. All voice types and skill-levels welcome, members of the BBC Singers will be there to give you a helping hand!  Please note this event is now fully subscribed.

    • 19:00 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 58: Mendelssohn – Elijah
      • MendelssohnFelix Mendelssohn 1809–1847
      • Elijah
        (sung in English) (128 mins)
      • Rosemary Joshua soprano
      • Sarah Connolly mezzo-soprano
      • Jonty Ward treble
      • Robert Murray tenor
      • Simon Keenlyside baritone
      • Taplow Youth Choir
      • Ulster Youth Chamber Choir
      • Chetham's Chamber Choir
      • North East Youth Chorale
      • Wrocław Philharmonic Choir
      • Gabrieli Consort & Players
      • Paul McCreesh Conductor
      • Susan Gilmour Bailey soprano
      • Emily Rowley Jones soprano
      • Lucy Ballard alto
      • Ruth Gibbins alto
      • Samuel Boden tenor
      • Richard Rowntree tenor
      • Robert Davies bass
      • William Gaunt bass

      Paul McCreesh directs a raft of enthusiastic choirs and a sensational line-up of soloists in Mendelssohn’s magnum opus.

  • Mon 29 Aug

    • 13:00 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Family Orchestra and Chorus: Hollywood

      This event is now fully subscribed.

    • 13:00 Cadogan Hall
      Proms Chamber Music 7: Yo-Yo Ma & Kathryn Stott
      • Graham Fitkin b.1963