• Fri 12 Jul 2013

    • 16:30 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus In Tune

      Suzy Klein presents a live Proms edition of BBC Radio 3’s In Tune, featuring artists from the season.

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    • 19:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 1: First Night of the Proms
      • Julian Anderson b.1967
      • Harmony
        BBC commission: world premiere (4 mins)
      • BrittenBenjamin Britten 1913–1976
      • Four Sea Interludes from 'Peter Grimes' (Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes, Op 33a) (17 mins)
      • RachmaninovSergey Rachmaninov 1873–1943
      • Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (23 mins)
        • Stephen Hough piano
      • LutosławskiWitold Lutosławski 1913–1994
      • Variations on a Theme by Paganini (Variations on a Theme of Paganini) (8 mins)
        • Stephen Hough piano
      • INTERVAL
      • Vaughan WilliamsRalph Vaughan Williams 1872–1958
      • A Sea Symphony (66 mins)
        • Sally Matthews soprano
        • Roderick Williams baritone
        • BBC Proms Youth Choir
        • BBC Symphony Chorus
      • Stephen Hough piano
      • Sally Matthews soprano
      • Roderick Williams baritone
      • BBC Proms Youth Choir
      • BBC Symphony Chorus
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
      • Sakari Oramo Conductor
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
      • Sakari Oramo Conductor

      The festival opens with a choir of 450 and two great portraits of the sea: Sakari Oramo conducts Vaughan Williams’s A Sea Symphony and Britten’s Four Sea Interludes as well as the world premiere of Julian Anderson’s Harmony. Pianist Stephen Hough plays Paganini variations by Rachmaninov and by featured composer Lutosławski.

  • Sat 13 Jul

    • 11:30 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Storytime

      Hannah Conway presents stories and music based on Oliver Jeffers’s Lost and Found.

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    • 14:00 Royal College of Music
      Inspire Day - Electronic Composition

      This workshop is for 12-18 year olds who are interested in writing electronic music and will be led by The New Radiophonic Workshop.

    • 17:45 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Intro

      Doctor Who enthusiast Matthew Sweet looks back over 50 years of the BBC series.

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    • 19:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 2: Doctor Who Prom
      • Murray Gold b.1969
      • The Mad Man with a Box (3 mins)
        • Ben Foster Conductor
      • I Am The Doctor (5 mins)
        • Ben Foster Conductor
      • Bizet 1838–1875
      • Carmen – Suite No. 2
        – Habanera (2 mins)
        • Ben Foster Conductor
      • Murray Gold b.1969
      • The Companions (7 mins)
        • Ben Foster Conductor
      • Cyber Shard (5 mins)
        • Ben Foster Conductor
      • BachJ. S. Bach 1685–1750
      • Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 (orch. Leopold Stokowski)
        – excerpt (4 mins)
      • Murray Gold b.1969
      • The Final Chapter of Amelia Pond (7 mins)
      • The Rings of Akhaten (6 mins)
        • Kerry Ingram singer
      • INTERVAL
      • All the Strange, Strange Creatures (4 mins)
      • The Impossible Girl (4 mins)
      • DebussyClaude Debussy 1862–1918
      • La fille aux cheveux de lin (orch. Ben Foster) (3 mins)
      • Murray Gold b.1969
      • First There Were Daleks (5 mins)
      • The Name of The Doctor (8 mins)
      • Song for Fifty (11 mins)
        • Elin Manahan Thomas soprano
        • Allan Clayton tenor
        • London Philharmonic Choir
      • Ben Foster Conductor
      • Kerry Ingram singer
      • Elin Manahan Thomas soprano
      • Allan Clayton tenor
      • London Philharmonic Choir
      • BBC National Orchestra of Wales
      • BBC National Orchestra of Wales

      In its 50th-anniversary year, Doctor Who returns to the Proms with a spectacular concert featuring Murray Gold’s music for the series, plus pieces by Bach, Bizet and Debussy, and a special performance of one of the most iconic theme tunes in television history. Performed by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales conducted by Ben Foster, the Prom includes a host of alien friends and foes plus a very special appearance by Matt Smith.

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  • Sun 14 Jul

    • 10:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 3: Doctor Who Prom
      • Murray Gold b.1969
      • Music from the Doctor Who series (120 mins)
      • INTERVAL
      • London Philharmonic Choir
      • BBC National Orchestra of Wales
      • Ben Foster Conductor

      In its 50th-anniversary year, Doctor Who returns to the Proms with a spectacular concert featuring Murray Gold’s music for the series, plus pieces by Bach, Bizet and Debussy, and a special performance of one of the most iconic theme tunes in television history. Performed by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales conducted by Ben Foster, the Prom includes a host of alien friends and foes plus a very special appearance by Matt Smith.

    • 14:00 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Family Orchestra & Chorus

      Join the Proms Family Orchestra and Chorus in creating its own Doctor Who soundtrack.

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    • 17:45 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Intro

      A discussion on the history of French ballet from Lully to Stravinsky and an examination of The Rite of Spring, 100 years after its premiere, with Jane Pritchard, Dance Historian at the Victoria & Albert Museum.

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    • 19:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 4: Les Siècles – The Rite of Spring
      • LullyJean-Baptiste Lully 1632–1687
      • Le bourgeois gentilhomme
        – overture and dances (11 mins)
      • RameauJean-Philippe Rameau 1683–1764
      • Les Indes galantes
        – dances (16 mins)
      • DélibesLéo Délibes 1836–1891
      • Coppélia
        – excerpts (15 mins)
      • MassenetJules Massenet 1842–1912
      • Le Cid
        – ballet music (excerpts) (13 mins)
      • INTERVAL
      • StravinskyIgor Stravinsky 1882–1971
      • The Rite of Spring (Le sacre du printemps) (35 mins)
      • Les Siècles Proms debut artist
      • François-Xavier Roth Conductor

      François-Xavier Roth and Les Siècles trace the history of French dance music – on period instruments – from the Court of the Sun King at Versailles to the riotous 1913 Paris premiere of Stravinsky’s ballet The Rite of Spring.

  • Mon 15 Jul

    • 13:00 Cadogan Hall
      Proms Chamber Music 1: Ravel, Mozart & Lutosławski
      • RavelMaurice Ravel 1875–1937
      • Violin Sonata (Sonata for Violin and Piano) (17 mins)
      • MozartWolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1756–1791
      • Violin Sonata in G major, K379 (20 mins)
      • LutosławskiWitold Lutosławski 1913–1994
      • Partita (15 mins)
      • Vilde Frang violin
      • Michail Lifits piano, Proms debut artist

      In the festival’s first Cadogan Hall concert, violinist Vilde Frang and pianist Michail Lifits play Ravel’s blues-influenced Violin Sonata, Mozart’s sunny Violin Sonata in G major, K379, and the dazzling 1984 Partita by Witold Lutosławski, a composer central to the festival’s focus on Polish music.

    • 17:45 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Literary

      Conductor Kenneth Woods introduces a selection of readings about Gustav Mahler, including the composer’s letters, reviews and biographies. Rana Mitter presents.

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    • 19:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 5: Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
      • Helmut Lachenmann b.1935
      • Tanzsuite mit Deutschlandlied
        UK premiere (36 mins)
        • Arditti Quartet
      • INTERVAL
      • MahlerGustav Mahler 1860–1911
      • Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor (73 mins)
      • Arditti Quartet
      • Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
      • Jonathan Nott Conductor
      • Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
      • Jonathan Nott Conductor

      Jonathan Nott conducts the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra in Mahler’s Symphony No. 5, whose Adagietto is a tender tribute to his wife, Alma. The Arditti Quartet joins the orchestra for the UK premiere of Helmut Lachenmann’s vast and atmospheric Tanzsuite mit Deutschlandlied.

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  • Tue 16 Jul

    • 17:15 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Intro

      Louise Fryer speaks to David Matthews about his new commission and Daniel Grimley gives an introduction to Nielsen and his ‘Inextinguishable’ Symphony No. 4.

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    • 19:00 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 6: David Matthews, Rachmaninov & Nielsen
      • David Matthews b.1943
      • A Vision of the Sea
        BBC commission: world premiere (20 mins)
      • RachmaninovSergey Rachmaninov 1873–1943
      • Concerto for Piano No. 2 in C minor, Op 18 (35 mins)
        • Nobuyuki Tsujii piano, Proms debut artist
      • INTERVAL
      • NielsenCarl Nielsen 1865–1931
      • Symphony No. 4, 'Inextinguishable' (36 mins)
      • Nobuyuki Tsujii piano, Proms debut artist
      • BBC Philharmonic
      • Juanjo Mena Conductor
      • BBC Philharmonic
      • Juanjo Mena Conductor

      Inspired by daybreak on the Kent coast, David Matthews’s A Vision of the Sea opens the BBC Philharmonic’s Prom with Juanjo Mena. Nobuyuki Tsujii is the soloist in Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 2, a passionate upbeat to Nielsen’s life-affirming ‘Inextinguishable’ Symphony.

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    • 22:15 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 7: Gospel Prom
      • Traditional
      • Nobody Knows the Trouble I Seen (arr. Ken Burton) (3 mins)
        • London Adventist Chorale
        • Ken Burton Conductor
        • Emma Ferrand cello
      • Jesus Is a Rock in a Weary Land (arr. Glen Burleigh) (3 mins)
        • London Adventist Chorale
      • Various
      • Medley: This Little Light of Mine – Swing Low, Sweet Chariot – Down by the Riverside – Amen (3 mins)
        • London Adventist Chorale
        • London Community Gospel Choir
        • People's Christian Fellowship Choir
        • Ruth Waldron Conductor
      • NewtonJohn Newton 1725–1807
      • Amazing Grace (3 mins)
        • People's Christian Fellowship Choir
        • Ruth Waldron Conductor
        • Carla Ellington soloist
      • Carl Gustav Boberg/Stuart K. Hine
      • How Great Thou Art (3 mins)
        • Pastor David Daniel soloist
        • Ruth Waldron Conductor
      • Various
      • Medley: I've Got My Mind Made Up – Jesus Name So Sweet – Fire, Fire, Fire (3 mins)
        • London Adventist Chorale
        • People's Christian Fellowship Choir
        • Ruth Waldron Conductor
        • Julia Fletcher soloist
      • BrunsonMilton Brunson 1929–1997
      • Safe in His Arms (3 mins)
        • Annette Bowen soloist
      • WardClara Ward 1924–1973
      • How I Got Over (3 mins)
        • London Adventist Chorale
        • London Community Gospel Choir
        • People's Christian Fellowship Choir
        • Ruth Waldron Conductor
        • Michelle Ndegwa soloist
      • Richard Smallwood b.1948
      • Total Praise (3 mins)
        • London Adventist Chorale
        • Muyiwa & Riversongz
        • London Community Gospel Choir
        • People's Christian Fellowship Choir
        • Ruth Waldron Conductor
      • Edwin Hawkins b.1943
      • O Happy Day (3 mins)
        • London Adventist Chorale
        • London Community Gospel Choir
        • People's Christian Fellowship Choir
        • Maria Martin soloist
      • Stephanie Oyerinde/Ayo Oyerinde
      • God Is Love (3 mins)
        • London Community Gospel Choir
        • Rebecca Thomas Conductor
        • Stephanie Oyerinde soloist
      • Bazil Meade
      • Devoted (3 mins)
        • London Community Gospel Choir
      • Muyiwa Olarewaju
      • God of Miracles (3 mins)
        • Muyiwa & Riversongz
        • Goz-i-am Conductor
        • Muyiwa Olarewaju soloist
      • Eddie Martin/Muyiwa Olarewaju
      • Only You Be God, Oh (3 mins)
        • Muyiwa & Riversongz
        • Goz-i-am Conductor
        • Muyiwa Olarewaju soloist
      • Various
      • Medley: Double Double – Glory Be to God – Today, O (6 mins)
        • London Adventist Chorale
        • London Community Gospel Choir
        • People's Christian Fellowship Choir
        • Ruth Waldron Conductor
        • Aaron T. Aaron soloist
      • Mark Beswick/Howard Francis/Nicholas Brown
      • Sing Unto the Lord (3 mins)
        • London Adventist Chorale
        • London Community Gospel Choir
        • People's Christian Fellowship Choir
        • Mark Beswick soloist
      • Mark Beswick/Howard Francis
      • Wave Your Hands (3 mins)
        • London Adventist Chorale
        • London Community Gospel Choir
        • People's Christian Fellowship Choir
      • Bazil Meade/Ayo Oyerinde/Stephanie Oyerinde
      • Keep Moving (3 mins)
        • London Adventist Chorale
        • London Community Gospel Choir
        • People's Christian Fellowship Choir
        • Bazil Meade soloist
      • London Adventist Chorale
      • Ken Burton Conductor
      • Emma Ferrand cello
      • London Community Gospel Choir
      • People's Christian Fellowship Choir
      • Ruth Waldron Conductor
      • Carla Ellington soloist
      • Pastor David Daniel soloist
      • Julia Fletcher soloist
      • Annette Bowen soloist
      • Michelle Ndegwa soloist
      • Muyiwa & Riversongz
      • Maria Martin soloist
      • Rebecca Thomas Conductor
      • Stephanie Oyerinde soloist
      • Goz-i-am Conductor
      • Muyiwa Olarewaju soloist
      • Aaron T. Aaron soloist
      • Mark Beswick soloist
      • Bazil Meade soloist

      The London Adventist Chorale, London Community Gospel Choir, People’s Christian Fellowship Choir, Muyiwa & Riversongz and Pastor David Daniel raise the roof of the Royal Albert Hall in a late-night celebration of gospel music’s powerful songs of praise and passion.

  • Wed 17 Jul

    • 17:45 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Literary

      Polish is the third most spoken language in the UK, after English and Welsh, and the 2011 census found over half a million Poles living in Britain. But you don't need to speak Polish in order to embrace Polish culture, thanks to a current boom in translating Polish novels into English. Rana Mitter asks the Polish-born writers Eva Hoffman and A.M. Bakalar to provide a guide to the most exciting writing coming out of Poland today.

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    • 19:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 8: Britten, Lutosławski & Thomas Adès
      • BrittenBenjamin Britten 1913–1976
      • Sinfonia da Requiem (20 mins)
      • LutosławskiWitold Lutosławski 1913–1994
      • Concerto for Cello Cello Concerto (24 mins)
        • Paul Watkins cello
      • INTERVAL
      • Thomas Adès b.1971
      • Totentanz
        world premiere (45 mins)
        • Christianne Stotijn mezzo-soprano
        • Simon Keenlyside baritone
      • Paul Watkins cello
      • Christianne Stotijn mezzo-soprano
      • Simon Keenlyside baritone
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
      • Thomas Adès Conductor
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
      • Thomas Adès Conductor

      Thomas Adès conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Christianne Stotijn and Simon Keenlyside in the world premiere of his Totentanz, a work inspired by a mural destroyed in the Second World War bombing of Lübeck. Britten’s Sinfonia da Requiem and Lutosławski’s Cello Concerto complete a programme of remembrance and survival.

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  • Thu 18 Jul

    • 17:00 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Family

      Join Rachel Leach on an epic climb up an Alpine mountain, from twilight to nightfall with every tiny detail described along the way.

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    • 19:00 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 9: Stenhammar, Szymanowski & R. Strauss
      • StenhammarWilhelm Stenhammar 1871–1927
      • Excelsior! (13 mins)
      • SzymanowskiKarol Szymanowski 1882–1937
      • Symphony No. 3, 'The Song of the Night' (Symphony No. 3 'Song of the Night', Op 27) (25 mins)
        • Michael Weinius tenor, Proms debut artist
        • BBC National Chorus of Wales
        • BBC Symphony Chorus
      • INTERVAL
      • Richard Strauss 1864–1949
      • An Alpine Symphony. (Eine Alpensinfonie, Op 64) (50 mins)
      • Michael Weinius tenor, Proms debut artist
      • BBC National Chorus of Wales
      • BBC Symphony Chorus
      • BBC National Orchestra of Wales
      • Thomas Søndergård Conductor
      • BBC National Orchestra of Wales
      • Thomas Søndergård Conductor

      Nordic forests, Alpine sunlight and a Moorish nocturne. The BBC National Orchestra of Wales and conductor Thomas Søndergård play Wilhelm Stenhammar’s Excelsior!, Strauss’s An Alpine Symphony and Szymanowski’s opulent symphony subtitled ‘The Song of the Night’.

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    • 21:20 Royal Albert Hall
      Proms Plus Late
  • Fri 19 Jul

    • 16:45 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Intro

      Louise Fryer is joined by composer and musicologist William Mival to discuss Rachmaninov and his Symphony No. 2.

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    • 18:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 10: Mozart, Schumann & Rachmaninov
      • MozartWolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1756–1791
      • Symphony No. 35 in D major, K385, 'Haffner' (Symphony No. 35 in D major 'Haffner', K 385) (20 mins)
      • SchumannRobert Schumann 1810–1856
      • Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op 54 (30 mins)
        • Jan Lisiecki piano
      • INTERVAL
      • RachmaninovSergey Rachmaninov 1873–1943
      • Symphony No. 2 in E minor (60 mins)
      • Jan Lisiecki piano
      • Orchestra of the Academy of Santa Cecilia, Rome
      • Sir Antonio Pappano Conductor
      • Orchestra of the Academy of Santa Cecilia, Rome
      • Sir Antonio Pappano Conductor

      Sir Antonio Pappano conducts the Orchestra of the Academy of Santa Cecilia, Rome, in Rachmaninov’s Second Symphony and Mozart’s elegant ‘Haffner’ Symphony. Jan Lisiecki plays Schumann’s intimate Piano Concerto in the first of Pappano’s two Proms.

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    • 22:15 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 11: Stockhausen
      • StockhausenKarlheinz Stockhausen 1928–2007
      • Gesang der Jünglinge (14 mins)
      • Mittwoch aus 'Licht' – Welt-Parlament
        London premiere (40 mins)
        • Eleanor Gregory soprano
        • Louise Wayman soprano
        • Amy Wood soprano
        • Claire Barnett-Jones alto
        • Claire Eadington alto
        • Ksynia Loeffler alto
        • Martha McLorinan alto
        • Peter Davoren tenor
        • Ashley Turnell tenor
        • Christopher Watson tenor
        • James Birchall bass
        • John Evanson bass
        • Adrian Horsewood bass
        • Timothy Murphy bass
        • Themba Mvula bass
        • Nicholas Perfect bass
      • Eleanor Gregory soprano
      • Louise Wayman soprano
      • Amy Wood soprano
      • Claire Barnett-Jones alto
      • Claire Eadington alto
      • Ksynia Loeffler alto
      • Martha McLorinan alto
      • Peter Davoren tenor
      • Ashley Turnell tenor
      • Christopher Watson tenor
      • James Birchall bass
      • John Evanson bass
      • Adrian Horsewood bass
      • Timothy Murphy bass
      • Themba Mvula bass
      • Nicholas Perfect bass
      • Kathinka Pasveer sound projection
      • Ex Cathedra
      • Jeffrey Skidmore Director
      • Kathinka Pasveer sound projection
      • Ex Cathedra
      • Jeffrey Skidmore Director

      Jeffrey Skidmore and Ex Cathedra perform Welt-Parlament, the a cappella Babel tower centrepiece of Stockhausen’s opera Mittwoch aus ‘Licht’. Sound-projectionist Kathinka Pasveer oversees Gesang der Jünglinge, the visionary composer’s first masterpiece.

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  • Sat 20 Jul

    • 11:00 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Family Orchestra & Chorus

      Explore Rachmaninov’s great music together with your family in the Family Orchestra & Chorus - a retrospective look at Prom 10 on Friday 19 July.

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    • 15:00 Cadogan Hall
      Proms Saturday Matinee 1: Handel in Rome
      • CorelliArcangelo Corelli 1653–1713
      • Concerto grosso in D major, Op. 6 No. 1 (12 mins)
      • HandelGeorge Frideric Handel 1685–1759
      • Cantata 'Pensieri notturni di Filli' (7 mins)
        • Sophie Bevan soprano
      • ValentiniGiovanni Valentini 1582–1649
      • Concerto grosso in A minor for four violins, Op. 7 No. 11 (20 mins)
      • HandelGeorge Frideric Handel 1685–1759
      • Cantata 'Tra le fiamme' (17 mins)
        • Sophie Bevan soprano
      • CorelliArcangelo Corelli 1653–1713
      • Concerto grosso in F major, Op. 6 No. 12 (11 mins)
      • Sophie Bevan soprano
      • Richard Egarr harpsichord-director
      • Academy of Ancient Music
      • Richard Egarr harpsichord-director
      • Academy of Ancient Music

      Richard Egarr and the Academy of Ancient Music play works by Handel and the Roman composers who inspired him. Soprano Sophie Bevan sings two Italian cantatas in a programme including concerti grossi by Corelli and Valentini and keyboard miniatures by Bernardo Pasquini.

    • 17:00 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Sing

      Experience some of the vocal writing of Verdi’s Four Sacred Pieces with Mary King.

    • 19:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 12: Viva Verdi!
      • VerdiGiuseppe Verdi 1813–1901
      • String Quartet (version for string orchestra) (arr. C.Hermann) (23 mins)
      • Ave Maria (1880) (5 mins)
        • Maria Agresta soprano, Proms debut artist
      • Requiem – Libera me (original version) (12 mins)
        • Maria Agresta soprano, Proms debut artist
        • Chorus of the Academy of Santa Cecilia, Rome
      • INTERVAL
      • Four Sacred Pieces (Quattro pezzi sacri) (40 mins)
        • Chorus of the Academy of Santa Cecilia, Rome
      • Maria Agresta soprano, Proms debut artist
      • Chorus of the Academy of Santa Cecilia, Rome
      • Orchestra of the Academy of Santa Cecilia, Rome
      • Sir Antonio Pappano Conductor
      • Orchestra of the Academy of Santa Cecilia, Rome
      • Sir Antonio Pappano Conductor

      Sir Antonio Pappano, the Orchestra and Chorus of the Academy of Santa Cecilia, Rome, and soprano Maria Agresta celebrate Verdi’s bicentenary with the Four Sacred Pieces, the original version of the Requiem’s ‘Libera me’, a touching Ave Maria setting and the orchestral version of the great opera composer’s String Quartet.

  • Sun 21 Jul

    • 11:00 Royal College of Music
      Discover the Ring

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    • 17:45 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Intro

      Sean Shepherd talks about his new commission and working with the NYO-USA. Gerard McBurney introduces Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 10.

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    • 19:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 13: National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America
      • Sean Shepherd
      • Magiya
        BBC co-commission with Carnegie Hall: European premiere (10 mins)
      • TchaikovskyPyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 1840–1893
      • Violin Concerto (33 mins)
        • Joshua Bell violin
      • INTERVAL
      • ShostakovichDmitry Shostakovich 1906–1975
      • Symphony No. 10 in E minor Symphony No. 10 in E minor, Op 93 (45 mins)
      • Joshua Bell violin
      • National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America
      • Valery Gergiev Conductor
      • National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America
      • Valery Gergiev Conductor

      The newly formed National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America makes its Proms debut under the baton of Valery Gergiev in Sean Shepherd’s Magiya and Shostakovich’s Tenth Symphony. Violinist Joshua Bell is the soloist in Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto.

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  • Mon 22 Jul

    • 13:00 Cadogan Hall
      Proms Chamber Music 2: 'Praise to Thee, O Lord!'
      • Anonymous
      • Chwała tobie, Gospodzinie (3 mins)
      • Cracovia civitas (5 mins)
      • WanningJohannes Wanning 1537–1603
      • Dixit angelus ad Petrum (5 mins)
      • Et valde mane (5 mins)
      • Mikołaj Zieleński
      • Mihi autem nimis (4 mins)
      • DemantiusJohann Christoph Demantius 1567–1643
      • Neue lieblich Intraden und frölichen Polnischen Täntzen
        Intrada; Chorea polonica; Galliarde (10 mins)
      • MarenzioLuca Marenzio 1554–1599
      • Lamentabatur Jacob (4 mins)
      • Solo e pensos i più dersti campi (5 mins)
      • KlabonKrzysztof Klabon 1550–1616
      • Tryumfuj, wierny poddany (4 mins)
      • Słuchajcie mię (5 mins)
      • Huelgas Ensemble
      • Paul Van Nevel Conductor

      Paul Van Nevel and the Huelgas Ensemble mine the rich and rarely performed repertoire of Renassiance and Baroque Poland in motets by Zieleński, Klabon, Demantius and Marenzio, including the earliest-known setting of a Polish text, the mid-15th-century ‘Chwała tobie, Gospodznie’ (Praise to Thee, O Lord).

    • 17:15 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Intro

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    • 19:00 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 14: Wagner – Das Rheingold
      • WagnerRichard Wagner 1813–1883
      • Das Rheingold, WWV 86a
        (concert performance; sung in German) (160 mins)
      • Iain Paterson baritone (Wotan)
      • Stephan Rügamer tenor (Loge)
      • Jan Buchwald baritone (Donner), Proms debut artist
      • Marius Vlad tenor (Froh), Proms debut artist
      • Ekaterina Gubanova mezzo-soprano (Fricka)
      • Anna Samuil soprano (Freia)
      • Anna Larsson mezzo-soprano (Erda)
      • Johannes Martin Kränzle baritone (Alberich)
      • Peter Bronder tenor (Mime)
      • Stephen Milling bass (Fasolt), Proms debut artist
      • Eric Halfvarson bass (Fafner)
      • Aga Mikolaj soprano (Woglinde)
      • Maria Gortsevskaya mezzo-soprano (Wellgunde)
      • Anna Lapkovskaja mezzo-soprano (Flosshilde), Proms debut artist
      • Staatskapelle Berlin
      • Daniel Barenboim Conductor

      Stolen gold and a world order in chaos. Daniel Barenboim and the Staatskapelle Berlin open the Proms cycle of Wagner’s epic operatic tetralogy The Ring of the Nibelung, with a cast hand-picked from Barenboim’s Berlin and Milan productions.

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  • Tue 23 Jul

    • 15:15 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Intro

      Sara Mohr-Pietsch is joined by Elaine Padmore for an introduction to Die Walküre.

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    • 17:00 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 15: Wagner – Die Walküre
      • WagnerRichard Wagner 1813–1883
      • Die Walküre, WWV 86b
        (concert performance; sung in German) (225 mins)
      • Bryn Terfel bass-baritone (Wotan)
      • Eric Halfvarson bass (Hunding)
      • Simon O'Neill tenor (Siegmund)
      • Anja Kampe soprano (Sieglinde), Proms debut artist
      • Nina Stemme soprano (Brünnhilde)
      • Ekaterina Gubanova mezzo-soprano (Fricka)
      • Sonja Mühleck soprano (Gerhilde)
      • Carola Höhn soprano (Ortlinde), Proms debut artist
      • Ivonne Fuchs mezzo-soprano (Waltraute), Proms debut artist
      • Anaïk Morel mezzo-soprano (Schwertleite), Proms debut artist
      • Susan Foster soprano (Helmwige), Proms debut artist
      • Leann Sandel-Pantaleo mezzo-soprano (Siegrune), Proms debut artist
      • Anna Lapkovskaja mezzo-soprano (Grimgerde), Proms debut artist
      • Simone Schröder mezzo-soprano (Rossweisse), Proms debut artist
      • Staatskapelle Berlin
      • Daniel Barenboim Conductor

      Daniel Barenboim’s Proms Ring cycle with the Staatskapelle Berlin continues with Die Walküre. Simon O’Neill and Anja Kampe sing the roles of the tragic twins Siegmund and Sieglinde, whose doomed love inspires the rebellion of Brünnhilde (sung by Nina Stemme).

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  • Wed 24 Jul

    • 17:45 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Literary

      What makes Falstaff so irresistible to writers and composers? Timothy West talks about his experiences of playing one of Shakespeare's greatest characters.

      Also part of
    • 19:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 16: Elgar, Bantock, Walton & Tchaikovsky
      • ElgarEdward Elgar 1857–1934
      • Falstaff, Op 68 (33 mins)
      • BantockGranville Bantock 1868–1946
      • Sapphic Poem (15 mins)
        • Raphael Wallfisch cello
      • INTERVAL
      • WaltonWilliam Walton 1902–1983
      • Henry V
        Touch her soft lips; Death of Falstaff (5 mins)
      • TchaikovskyPyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 1840–1893
      • Symphony No. 4 in F minor (42 mins)
      • Raphael Wallfisch cello
      • BBC National Orchestra of Wales
      • Jac van Steen Conductor
      • BBC National Orchestra of Wales
      • Jac van Steen Conductor

      Two portraits of Sir John Falstaff and a rare performance of Granville Bantock’s Sapphic Poem with cellist Raphael Wallfisch. Jac van Steen conducts the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in a programme that climaxes with Tchaikovsky’s heady Fourth Symphony.

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  • Thu 25 Jul

    • 17:30 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Family

      Step into the heat of Spain as Rachel Leach re-tells the story of Falla's most popular ballet, featuring a beautiful lady, an angry husband and a man with a three-cornered hat!

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    • 19:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 17: The Apotheosis of the Dance
      • John McCabe b.1939
      • Joybox
        BBC commission: world premiere (7 mins)
      • BeethovenLudwig van Beethoven 1770–1827
      • Symphony No. 7 in A major Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op 92 (40 mins)
      • INTERVAL
      • FallaManuel de Falla 1876–1946
      • The Three-Cornered Hat (El sombrero de tres picos (complete ballet)) (35 mins)
        • Clara Mouriz mezzo-soprano, Proms debut artist, New Generation Artist
        • Antonio Márquez Company Proms debut artist
      • RavelMaurice Ravel 1875–1937
      • Boléro (15 mins)
        • Antonio Márquez Company Proms debut artist
      • Clara Mouriz mezzo-soprano, Proms debut artist, New Generation Artist
      • Antonio Márquez Company Proms debut artist
      • BBC Philharmonic
      • Juanjo Mena Conductor
      • BBC Philharmonic
      • Juanjo Mena Conductor

      Juanjo Mena and the BBC Philharmonic present a programme of dance music spanning Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony, John McCabe’s Joybox, Ravel’s Boléro and Falla’s Spanish ballet The Three-Cornered Hat.

    • 22:15 Royal Albert Hall
      Proms Plus Late
  • Fri 26 Jul

    • 15:15 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Intro

      Sara Mohr-Pietsch is joined by Mark Berry (Royal Holloway, University of London) for an introduction to tonight's opera, Siegfried.

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    • 17:00 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 18: Wagner – Siegfried
      • WagnerRichard Wagner 1813–1883
      • Siegfried (Siegfried, WWV 86c)
        (concert performance; sung in German) (238 mins)
      • Lance Ryan tenor (Siegfried), Proms debut artist
      • Nina Stemme soprano (Brünnhilde)
      • Terje Stensvold baritone (Wanderer)
      • Peter Bronder tenor (Mime)
      • Johannes Martin Kränzle baritone (Alberich)
      • Eric Halfvarson bass (Fafner)
      • Rinnat Moriah soprano (Woodbird), Proms debut artist
      • Anna Larsson mezzo-soprano (Erda)
      • Staatskapelle Berlin
      • Daniel Barenboim Conductor

      Talking birds, dragon’s blood and a ring of fire. Lance Ryan sings the title-role in the third part of Daniel Barenboim’s complete Ring cycle with the Staatskapelle Berlin. Nine Stemme is the rebel Valkyrie, Brünnhilde, who teaches Siegfried love and fear.

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  • Sat 27 Jul

    • 15:15 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Literary

      Wagner's stage directions are notorious: giant dragons; underwater singing; horses on stage; storms; destruction by raging fires. Designer Peter Mumford and Dr John Snelson of the ROH discuss the solutions available to 21st century artists and some famous 19th and 20th century stagings. Presented by Anne McElvoy and including readings by David Rintoul. Guests include Philip Hoare, Jamila Gavin and Elizabeth Gray. Recorded in front of an audience at the Royal College of Music as part of this year's Proms Plus events.

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    • 17:00 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 19: Wagner – Tristan and Isolde
      • WagnerRichard Wagner 1813–1883
      • Tristan and Isolde (Tristan und Isolde, WWV 90)
        (concert performance; sung in German) (284 mins)
      • Robert Dean Smith tenor (Tristan)
      • Kwangchui Youn bass (King Mark), Proms debut artist
      • Violeta Urmana soprano (Isolde)
      • Boaz Daniel baritone (Kurwenal)
      • David Wilson-Johnson baritone (Melot)
      • Mihoko Fujimura mezzo-soprano (Brangäne)
      • Edward Price baritone (Steersman)
      • Andrew Staples tenor (Shepherd/Young Sailor)
      • BBC Singers
      • BBC Symphony Chorus
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
      • Semyon Bychkov Conductor

      Semyon Bychkov and the BBC Symphony Orchestra interrupt the Ring cycle to explore Wagner’s intoxicating tragedy Tristan and Isolde, a turning point in the history of Romantic music. Robert Dean Smith and Violeta Urmana are the illicit lovers.

  • Sun 28 Jul

    • 14:45 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Intro

      Sara Mohr-Pietsch is joined by Sarah Lenton for an introduction to Götterdämmerung.

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    • 16:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 20: Wagner – Götterdämmerung
      • WagnerRichard Wagner 1813–1883
      • Götterdämmerung
        (concert performance; sung in German) (259 mins)
      • Nina Stemme soprano (Brünnhilde)
      • Andreas Schager tenor (Siegfried)
      • Mikhail Petrenko bass (Hagen)
      • Gerd Grochowski baritone (Gunther)
      • Anna Samuil soprano (Guntrune/ Third Norn)
      • Johannes Martin Kränzle baritone (Alberich)
      • Waltraud Meier mezzo-soprano (Waltraute/ Second Norn)
      • Margarita Nekrasova mezzo-soprano (First Norn), Proms debut artist
      • Aga Mikolaj soprano (Woglinde)
      • Maria Gortsevskaya mezzo-soprano (Wellgunde)
      • Anna Lapkovskaja mezzo-soprano (Flosshilde), Proms debut artist
      • Royal Opera Chorus
      • Staatskapelle Berlin
      • Daniel Barenboim Conductor

      Daniel Barenboim’s survey of The Ring of the Nibelung with the Staatskapelle Berlin concludes with betrayal, revenge, immolation and the return of the stolen gold to the waters of the Rhine. Nina Stemme sings the role of Brünnhilde, while Mikhail Petrenko is the vengeful Hagen.

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  • Mon 29 Jul

    • 13:00 Cadogan Hall
      Proms Chamber Music 3: Britten Up-Close
      • BrittenBenjamin Britten 1913–1976
      • Canticle I 'My beloved is mine' (8 mins)
        • James Gilchrist tenor
        • Imogen Cooper piano
      • A Charm of Lullabies (A Charm of Lullabies, Op 41) (13 mins)
        • Ruby Hughes soprano
        • Imogen Cooper piano
      • Night Piece (Notturno) (5 mins)
        • Imogen Cooper piano
      • Songs from the Chinese (10 mins)
        • James Gilchrist tenor
        • Christoph Denoth guitar, Proms debut artist
      • Canticle II 'Abraham and Isaac' (16 mins)
        • Ruby Hughes soprano
        • James Gilchrist tenor
        • Imogen Cooper piano
      • Master Kilby (2 mins)
        • James Gilchrist tenor
        • Christoph Denoth guitar, Proms debut artist
      • James Gilchrist tenor
      • Imogen Cooper piano
      • Ruby Hughes soprano
      • Christoph Denoth guitar, Proms debut artist

      Pianist Imogen Cooper, soprano Ruby Hughes, tenor James Gilchrist and guitarist Christoph Denoth mark Britten’s centenary in a sequence of song-cycles and miniatures, from Night Piece (Notturno) to A Charm of Lullabies, My beloved is mine and Abraham and Isaac.

    • 17:15 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Literary

      John le Carré, one of the greatest spy novelists, celebrates 50 years since the publication of his groundbreaking Cold War espionage novel, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, with Anne McElvoy.

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    • 19:00 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 21: Colin Matthews, Prokofiev & Shostakovich
      • Colin Matthews b.1946
      • Turning Point
        UK premiere (18 mins)
      • ProkofievSergey Prokofiev 1891–1953
      • Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor (Concerto for Violin No. 2 in G minor, Op 63) (27 mins)
        • Daniel Hope violin
      • INTERVAL
      • ShostakovichDmitry Shostakovich 1906–1975
      • Symphony No. 11, 'The Year 1905' (Symphony No. 11 in G minor 'The Year 1905', Op 103) (55 mins)
      • Daniel Hope violin
      • BBC National Orchestra of Wales
      • Thomas Søndergård Conductor
      • BBC National Orchestra of Wales
      • Thomas Søndergård Conductor

      The UK premiere of Colin Matthews’s Turning Point opens the BBC National Orchestra of Wales’s first Prom with Thomas Søndergård. Daniel Hope plays Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2, the quicksilver antipode to Shostakovich’s monumental Symphony No. 11, ‘The Year 1905’.

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    • 22:15 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 22: Naturally 7

      Fresh from their residency at the O2, the inimitable vocalists of Naturally 7 build on the gospel legacy in a Late Night Prom of a cappella soul with a hip hop tang. Drums, harmonica, brass, turntable ‘scratching’ and electric guitars are all in the mix – recreated with nothing more than the human voice.

  • Tue 30 Jul

    • 17:45 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Intro

      James Jolly explores Mozart's life in Vienna and the city's influences on the music in tonight's programme.

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    • 19:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 23: Mozart, Schumann & Sibelius
      • MozartWolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1756–1791
      • Masonic Funeral Music, K477 (Maurerische Trauermusik in C minor, K 477) (6 mins)
      • SchumannRobert Schumann 1810–1856
      • Symphony No. 2 in C major (Symphony No. 2 in C major, Op 61) (38 mins)
      • INTERVAL
      • MozartWolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1756–1791
      • Piano Concerto No. 25 in C major, K503 (33 mins)
        • Paul Lewis piano
      • SibeliusJean Sibelius 1865–1957
      • Symphony No. 7 in C major Symphony No. 7 in C major, Op 105 (23 mins)
      • Paul Lewis piano
      • Daniel Harding Conductor
      • Mahler Chamber Orchestra
      • Daniel Harding Conductor
      • Mahler Chamber Orchestra

      The Mahler Chamber Orchestra returns to the BBC Proms with conductor Daniel Harding. Paul Lewis is the soloist in Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 25, its play of light and shade echoed in the same composer’s Masonic Funeral Music, Schumann’s Second Symphony and Sibelius’s Seventh.

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  • Wed 31 Jul

    • 17:15 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Literary

      The writers Simon Heffer and Andrew O'Hagan discuss the halcyon days of light music at the BBC and beyond with Matthew Sweet. With its jaunty melodies and cascading strings, they restore it to its proper place: the heart of British musical life. Recorded in front of an audience at the Royal College of Music as part of this year's Proms Plus events.

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    • 19:00 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 24: British Light Music
      • BantockGranville Bantock 1868–1946
      • Comedy Overture 'The Pierrot of the Minute' (12 mins)
      • ElgarEdward Elgar 1857–1934
      • Nursery Suite (22 mins)
      • ArnoldMalcolm Arnold 1921–2006
      • Concerto for two pianos (three hands) (Concerto for Two Pianos (three hands), Op 104) (13 mins)
        • Noriko Ogawa piano
        • Kathryn Stott piano
      • INTERVAL
      • WaltonWilliam Walton 1902–1983
      • Crown Imperial (7 mins)
      • CoatesEric Coates 1886–1957
      • The Three Elizabeths (20 mins)
      • ArnoldMalcolm Arnold 1921–2006
      • English Dances, Set I, Op. 27 (13 mins)
      • Gordon Langford b.1930
      • Medley ‘Say it with Music’ (7 mins)
      • Noriko Ogawa piano
      • Kathryn Stott piano
      • BBC Concert Orchestra
      • Barry Wordsworth Conductor
      • BBC Concert Orchestra
      • Barry Wordsworth Conductor

      Barry Wordsworth and the BBC Concert Orchestra, with pianists Noriko Ogawa and Kathryn Stott, offer a parade of British light and occasional music, including Arnold’s Concerto for two pianos (three hands), Bantock’s bittersweet Pierrot of the Minute, Elgar’s Nursery Suite and a medley of radio favourites.

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    • 22:15 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 25: Zappa – The Adventures of Greggery Peccary
      • NancarrowConlon Nancarrow 1912–1997
      • Study for Player Piano No. 7 (arr. Yvar Mikhashoff) (Studies for Player Piano (arr. Yvar Mikhashoff)) (10 mins)
      • ZappaFrank Zappa 1940–1993
      • G-Spot Tornado, orch. Ali N. Askin (4 mins)
      • Philip Glass b.1937
      • Symphony No. 10
        UK premiere (27 mins)
      • ZappaFrank Zappa 1940–1993
      • The Adventures of Greggery Peccary (25 mins)
        • Christopher Purves baritone
        • Mitch Benn narrator
      • Christopher Purves baritone
      • Mitch Benn narrator
      • Aurora Orchestra
      • Nicholas Collon Conductor
      • Aurora Orchestra
      • Nicholas Collon Conductor

      Fasten your seat belts as Nicholas Collon and the Aurora Orchestra plunge into Frank Zappa’s counter-culture satire The Adventures of Greggery Peccary, with a car-chase, a coughing mountain and a choir of stenographers. A wild Study for player piano by Conlon Nancarrow and the UK premiere of Philip Glass’s Tenth Symphony complete a far-reaching Late Night Prom.

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  • Thu 1 Aug

    • 17:45 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Literary

      Rana Mitter introduces an anthology of unexpected readings from the letters and autobiography of the English composer Michael Tippett, with guests Ivan Hewett and Oliver Soden.

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    • 19:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 26: Henze, Stravinsky & Tippett
      • HenzeHans Werner Henze 1926–2012
      • Barcarola (20 mins)
      • StravinskyIgor Stravinsky 1882–1971
      • Concerto for piano and wind instruments (19 mins)
        • Peter Serkin piano, Proms debut artist
      • INTERVAL
      • Movements (10 mins)
        • Peter Serkin piano, Proms debut artist
      • TippettMichael Tippett 1905–1998
      • Symphony No. 2 (32 mins)
      • Peter Serkin piano, Proms debut artist
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
      • Oliver Knussen Conductor
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
      • Oliver Knussen Conductor

      Legendary American pianist Peter Serkin makes his Proms debut with Oliver Knussen and the BBC Symphony Orchestra in Stravinsky’s Concerto for piano and wind instruments. Henze’s Barcarola opens the first of this season’s concerts focusing on the music of Michael Tippett as Knussen conducts Tippett’s Symphony No. 2.

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  • Fri 2 Aug

    • 17:45 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Portrait

      Naresh Sohal, in conversation with Andrew McGregor, discusses his BBC commission and introduces his chamber works.

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    • 19:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 27: Naresh Sohal, Rachmaninov & Tchaikovsky
      • Naresh Sohal b.1939
      • The Cosmic Dance
        BBC commission: world premiere (45 mins)
      • INTERVAL
      • RachmaninovSergey Rachmaninov 1873–1943
      • Concerto for Piano No. 3 in D minor, Op 30 (41 mins)
        • Nikolai Lugansky piano
      • INTERVAL
      • TchaikovskyPyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 1840–1893
      • Symphony No. 5 in E minor (45 mins)
      • Nikolai Lugansky piano
      • Royal Scottish National Orchestra (pre-1950, Scottish Orchestra; 1950-91, Scottish National Orchestra)
      • Peter Oundjian Conductor, Proms debut artist
      • Royal Scottish National Orchestra (pre-1950, Scottish Orchestra; 1950-91, Scottish National Orchestra)
      • Peter Oundjian Conductor, Proms debut artist

      Peter Oundijan conducts the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and Nikolai Lugansky in Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 3, Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony and the world premiere of Naresh Sohal’s brand-new The Cosmic Dance, a celebration of ancient mythology and mathematical theory.

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    • 22:45 Royal Albert Hall
      Proms Plus Late
  • Sat 3 Aug

    • 15:00 Cadogan Hall
      Proms Saturday Matinee 2: Britten, Tippett, Holst & L. Berkeley
      • BrittenBenjamin Britten 1913–1976
      • Prelude and Fugue (10 mins)
      • HolstGustav Holst 1874–1934
      • St Paul's Suite (13 mins)
      • BerkeleyLennox Berkeley 1903–1989
      • Four Poems of St Teresa of Avila (14 mins)
        • Sarah Connolly mezzo-soprano
      • TippettMichael Tippett 1905–1998
      • Fantasia Concertante on a Theme of Corelli (19 mins)
      • BrittenBenjamin Britten 1913–1976
      • Phaedra (15 mins)
        • Sarah Connolly mezzo-soprano
      • Sarah Connolly mezzo-soprano
      • Britten Sinfonia
      • Sian Edwards Conductor
      • Britten Sinfonia
      • Sian Edwards Conductor

      Music for strings by Tippett, Holst and Britten, plus two dramatic works for the female voice: Britten’s Phaedra and Lennox Berkeley’s Four Poems of St Teresa of Avila. Mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly joins conductor Sian Edwards and the Britten Sinfonia.

    • 17:45 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Literary

      Robert Crawford and Fiona Stafford discuss how the Romantic movement linked Beethoven with the poetry of Scottish writers such as Burns, James Macpherson and Walter Scott.

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    • 19:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 28: J. Strauss II, James MacMillan & Beethoven
      • Johann II Strauss 1825–1899
      • By the Beautiful Blue Danube By the Beautiful Blue Danube – waltz (10 mins)
      • James MacMillan b.1959
      • Violin Concerto (25 mins)
        • Vadim Repin violin
      • INTERVAL
      • BeethovenLudwig van Beethoven 1770–1827
      • Overture 'Coriolan' (Overture 'Coriolan', Op 62) (8 mins)
      • Symphony No. 5 in C minor (33 mins)
      • Vadim Repin violin
      • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
      • Donald Runnicles Conductor
      • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
      • Donald Runnicles Conductor

      Vadim Repin plays James MacMillan’s Violin Concerto with Donald Runnicles and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Threaded with reels and old laments, MacMillan’s work complements the concentrated dramas of Beethoven’s ‘Coriolan’ Overture and Fifth Symphony.

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  • Sun 4 Aug

    • 11:30 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Storytime

      Hannah Conway presents stories and music based on Jon Klassen's I Want My Hat Back.

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    • 14:00 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Sing

      Sing extracts from Tannhäuser with Mary King.

    • 16:15 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Intro

      An introduction to Wagner's Tannhäuser, with James Jolly.

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    • 18:00 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 29: Wagner – Tannhäuser
      • WagnerRichard Wagner 1813–1883
      • Tannhäuser, WWV 70 Tannhäuser
        (concert performance; sung in German) (183 mins)
      • Robert Dean Smith tenor (Tannhäuser)
      • Heidi Melton soprano (Elisabeth), Proms debut artist
      • Daniela Sindram mezzo-soprano (Venus), Proms debut artist
      • Ain Anger bass (Landgraf), Proms debut artist
      • Christoph Pohl baritone (Wolfram), Proms debut artist
      • Thomas Blondelle tenor (Walther)
      • Andrew Rees tenor (Heinrich)
      • Brian Bannatyne-Scott bass (Reinmar)
      • Ashley Holland baritone (Biterolf)
      • Hila Fahima soprano (Shepherd Boy), Proms debut artist
      • Concert Association of the Chorus of the Deutsche Oper Berlin Proms debut artist
      • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
      • Donald Runnicles Conductor

      Acclaimed Wagnerian Donald Runnicles continues the Proms Wagner bicentenary celebrations with Wagner’s Tannhäuser. Robert Dean Smith sings the role of the titular troubadour who tires of sensual pleasure and longs for spiritual redemption

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  • Mon 5 Aug

    • 13:00 Cadogan Hall
      Proms Chamber Music 4: tenThing
      • GriegEdvard Grieg 1843–1907
      • Holberg Suite
        Praeludium (3 mins)
      • Lyric Pieces
        Grandmother's Minuet, Op. 68 No. 2 (2 mins)
      • 19 Norwegian Folk Songs
        Gjendine's Lullaby, Op. 66 No. 19 (2 mins)
      • Lyric Pieces
        March of the Dwarfs, Op. 54 No. 3 (4 mins)
      • Diana Burrell b.1948
      • Blaze
        BBC commission: world premiere (10 mins)
      • WeillKurt Weill 1900–1950
      • The Threepenny Opera – suite (18 mins)
      • PiazzollaAstor Piazzolla 1921–1992
      • Oblivion (3 mins)
      • Bizet 1838–1875
      • Carmen – Suite No. 2 (6 mins)
      • tenThing

      Norwegian trumpeter Tine Thing Helseth and her all-female brass ensemble, tenThing, play a vibrant programme of tangos, seguidillas and serenades by Bizet, Copland, Grieg and Piazzolla – and a new work by British composer Diana Burrell.

    • 17:45 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Portrait

      Edward Cowie discusses his BBC commission with Andrew McGregor prior to its world premiere and introduces performances of his chamber works.

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    • 19:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 30: Borodin, Prokofiev, Edward Cowie & Tchaikovsky
      • BorodinAlexander Borodin 1833–1887
      • Prince Igor
        overture; Polovtsian Dances (24 mins)
      • ProkofievSergey Prokofiev 1891–1953
      • Concerto for Piano No. 2 in G minor, Op 16 (32 mins)
        • Jean-Efflam Bavouzet piano
      • INTERVAL
      • Edward Cowie b.1943
      • Earth Music I – The Great Barrier Reef
        BBC commission: world premiere (9 mins)
      • TchaikovskyPyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 1840–1893
      • Symphony No. 2 in C minor, 'Little Russian' (Symphony No. 2 in C minor 'Little Russian', Op 17) (35 mins)
      • Jean-Efflam Bavouzet piano
      • BBC Philharmonic
      • Gianandrea Noseda Conductor
      • BBC Philharmonic
      • Gianandrea Noseda Conductor

      Gianandrea Noseda conducts the BBC Philharmonic in Prokofiev’s Second Piano Concerto (with soloist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet), Borodin’s Prince Igor overture, Tchaikovsky’s ‘Little Russian’ Symphony and the world premiere of Edward Cowie’s Earth Music 1 – The Great Barrier Reef.

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  • Tue 6 Aug

    • 17:30 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Family

      Create your own coronation music in the style of two British greats - Rubbra and Walton - with Rachel Leach and professional musicians.

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    • 19:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 31: Walton, Rubbra, Bruch & Korngold
      • WaltonWilliam Walton 1902–1983
      • March 'Orb and Sceptre' (Orb and Sceptre) (7 mins)
      • RubbraEdmund Rubbra 1901–1986
      • Ode to the Queen (13 mins)
        • Susan Bickley mezzo-soprano
      • BruchMax Bruch 1838–1920
      • Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor (24 mins)
        • Vilde Frang violin
      • INTERVAL
      • KorngoldErich Wolfgang Korngold 1897–1957
      • Symphony in F sharp (50 mins)
      • Susan Bickley mezzo-soprano
      • Vilde Frang violin
      • BBC Philharmonic
      • John Storgårds Conductor
      • BBC Philharmonic
      • John Storgårds Conductor

      John Storgårds directs the BBC Philharmonic in Korngold’s Symphony, drawn in part from the film music for The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex, Rubbra’s Ode to the Queen and Walton’s Orb and Sceptre. Vilde Frang plays Bruch’s much-loved Violin Concerto.

  • Wed 7 Aug

    • 10:30 Royal College of Music
      Inspire Day - Contemporary Composition

      This workshop is for 12-18 year olds who are interested in writing contemporary music and will be led by Fraser Trainer.

    • 17:00 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Inspire

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

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    • 19:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 32: Lutosławski & Holst
      • LutosławskiWitold Lutosławski 1913–1994
      • Symphonic Variations (9 mins)
      • HolstGustav Holst 1874–1934
      • Egdon Heath (Egdon Heath, Op 47) (12 mins)
      • LutosławskiWitold Lutosławski 1913–1994
      • Piano Concerto (Concerto for Piano) (25 mins)
        • Louis Lortie piano
      • INTERVAL
      • HolstGustav Holst 1874–1934
      • The Planets (50 mins)
        • BBC Symphony Chorus
      • Louis Lortie piano
      • BBC Symphony Chorus
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
      • Edward Gardner Conductor
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
      • Edward Gardner Conductor

      Two works by Gustav Holst, and two from the Polish composer Witold Lutosławski. Edward Gardner directs the BBC Symphony Orchestra in Holst’s Egdon Heath and The Planets and Lutosławski’s Symphonic Variations. Louis Lortie is the soloist in Lutosławski’s Piano Concerto.

  • Thu 8 Aug

    • 17:15 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Literary

      To mark the 50th anniversary of the death of Sylvia Plath and the publication of her novel, The Bell Jar, the writer, Lavinia Greenlaw and the critic, Sally Bayley, look back on the legacy of a remarkable poet with readings by Buffy Davis.   Born in Boston in 1932 Plath moved to England to study at Cambridge where she met and married the poet Ted Hughes. Her first collection of poems, Colossus, was published here in 1960. In 1962 she wrote most of the poems which would form her best known collection, Ariel. She died in February 1963 during one of the most severe winters on record in Britain. Ariel and The Bell Jar were published after her death.   Recorded in front of an audience at the Royal College of Music as part of this year's Proms Plus events.

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    • 19:00 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 33: Beethoven, Berlioz
      • BeethovenLudwig van Beethoven 1770–1827
      • Concerto for Piano No. 4 in G major, Op 58 (35 mins)
        • Mitsuko Uchida piano
      • INTERVAL
      • BerliozHector Berlioz 1803–1869
      • Symphonie fantastique (Symphonie fantastique, Op 14) (50 mins)
      • Mitsuko Uchida piano
      • Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
      • Mariss Jansons Conductor
      • Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
      • Mariss Jansons Conductor

      Mitsuko Uchida plays Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and its Chief Conductor, Mariss Jansons. The opium-fuelled idylls and nightmares of Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique complete one of the festival’s hottest programmes.

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    • 22:15 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 34: Vivaldi – The Four Seasons
      • VivaldiAntonio Vivaldi 1678–1741
      • The Four Seasons (I Quattro stagione) (65 mins)
      • Nigel Kennedy violin
      • Palestine Strings Proms debut artist
      • Members of the Orchestra of Life Proms debut artist

      Hail, ice, thunder, rain … and the bark of a dog on a sunny afternoon. Iconoclastic violinist Nigel Kennedy plays Vivaldi’s endlessly fascinating set of concertos, The Four Seasons, in a Late Night Prom with players from Palestine and Poland.

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  • Fri 9 Aug

    • 17:15 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Intro

      Norman Lebrecht and Jeremy Barham discuss Mahler's conversion from Judaism to Christianity, spirituality and the social context of the 'Resurrection' Symphony.

    • 19:00 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 35: Mahler – 'Resurrection' Symphony
      • MahlerGustav Mahler 1860–1911
      • Symphony No. 2 in C minor, 'Resurrection' (85 mins)
      • Genia Kühmeier soprano
      • Gerhild Romberger mezzo-soprano
      • Bavarian Radio Chorus
      • Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
      • Mariss Jansons Conductor

      In their second BBC Proms appearance this season, Mariss Jansons and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra are joined by Genia Kühmeier, Anna Larsson and the Bavarian Radio Chorus for Mahler’s epic Symphony No. 2, ‘Resurrection’, bringing a vision of life after death.

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    • 22:00 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 36: Sir John Eliot Gardiner conducts Bach
      • BachJ. S. Bach 1685–1750
      • Easter Oratorio (38 mins)
      • Cantata No. 11, 'Lobet Gott in seinen Reichen' 'Ascension Oratorio', BWV 11 (32 mins)
      • Hannah Morrison soprano, Proms debut artist
      • Meg Bragle mezzo-soprano, Proms debut artist
      • Nicholas Mulroy tenor
      • Peter Harvey bass
      • Monteverdi Choir
      • English Baroque Soloists (pre-1977, Monteverdi Orchestra)
      • Sir John Eliot Gardiner Conductor

      A late-night feast of sinfonias, arias and chorales as Sir John Eliot Gardiner, 70 this year, conducts the singers and players of the Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists in Bach’s Easter Oratorio and Ascension Oratorio.

  • Sat 10 Aug

    • 11:30 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Sing

      Mary King explores Britten's mastery of word-setting in his vocal writing.

    • 15:00 Cadogan Hall
      Proms Saturday Matinee 3: Camerata Ireland
      • BrittenBenjamin Britten 1913–1976
      • Young Apollo (8 mins)
      • BerkeleyLennox Berkeley 1903–1989
      • Serenade for strings (13 mins)
      • ShostakovichDmitry Shostakovich 1906–1975
      • Concerto for piano, trumpet and strings (Piano Concerto No. 1) (21 mins)
        • Alison Balsom trumpet
      • RainierPriaulx Rainier 1903–1986
      • Movement for strings (6 mins)
      • BrittenBenjamin Britten 1913–1976
      • Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op 10 (27 mins)
      • Alison Balsom trumpet
      • Camerata Ireland Proms debut artist
      • Barry Douglas piano/director
      • Camerata Ireland Proms debut artist
      • Barry Douglas piano/director

      Pianist Barry Douglas directs Camerata Ireland in music by Britten and his peers, including Young Apollo, Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Priaulx Rainier’s Movement for strings, and Shostakovich’s sparkling Piano Concerto No. 1 (featuring trumpeter Alison Balsom).

    • 18:15 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Intro

      An introduction to tonight's Urban Classic Prom.

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    • 20:00 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 37: Urban Classic Prom
      • MosolovAleksandr Mosolov 1900–1973
      • The Foundry, Op 19 (5 mins)
        • Jules Buckley Conductor
      • Maverick Sabre
      • These Days (arr. Ben Cottrell) (4 mins)
        • Jules Buckley Conductor
        • Maverick Sabre singer
      • Laura Mvula
      • Sing to the Moon (arr. Tom Richards) (4 mins)
        • Jules Buckley Conductor
        • Laura Mvula singer
      • Jacob Banks
      • Rainy Day (arr. Ben Cottrell) (3 mins)
        • Jules Buckley Conductor
        • Jacob Banks singer
      • Fazer
      • Fireflies (arr. Jules Buckley) (3 mins)
        • Jules Buckley Conductor
        • Fazer singer
      • Lady Leshurr
      • Blazin' (arr. Jason Yarde) (3 mins)
        • Jules Buckley Conductor
        • Lady Leshurr singer
      • Wretch 32
      • Blackout (arr. Jason Yarde) (4 mins)
        • Jules Buckley Conductor
        • Wretch 32 singer
      • Laura Mvula
      • Father, Father (arr. Jules Buckley) (5 mins)
        • Jules Buckley Conductor
        • Laura Mvula singer
      • INTERVAL
      • HenzeHans Werner Henze 1926–2012
      • The Bassarids
        Dance of the Maenads – excerpt (4 mins)
        • Jules Buckley Conductor
      • Lady Leshurr
      • Look at Me Now (3 mins)
        • Lady Leshurr singer
      • Maverick Sabre
      • I Need (arr. Tom Trapp) (4 mins)
        • Jules Buckley Conductor
        • Maverick Sabre singer
      • Jacob Banks
      • Worthy (arr. Jules Buckley) (3 mins)
        • Jules Buckley Conductor
        • Jacob Banks singer
      • Fazer
      • Movie (arr. Ben Cottrell) (4 mins)
        • Jules Buckley Conductor
        • Fazer singer
      • 7 Chapters
      • 7 Chapters (arr. Jason Yarde) (6 mins)
        • Jules Buckley Conductor
      • Laura Mvula
      • That's Alright (arr. Jules Buckley) (4 mins)
        • Jules Buckley Conductor
        • Laura Mvula singer
      • Labrinth
      • Let the Dogs Run Wild (arr. Ben Cottrell) (5 mins)
        • Jules Buckley Conductor
        • Lady Leshurr singer
      • Maverick Sabre
      • Let Me Go (arr. Jules Buckley) (4 mins)
        • Jules Buckley Conductor
        • Maverick Sabre singer
      • Wretch 32
      • Traktor (arr. Jason Yarde) (4 mins)
        • Jules Buckley Conductor
        • Wretch 32 singer
      • Bob Marley and the Wailers
      • One Love (arr. Jules Buckley) (4 mins)
        • Jules Buckley Conductor
        • Fazer singer
        • Laura Mvula singer
        • Wretch 32 singer
        • Maverick Sabre singer
        • Jacob Banks singer
      • Jules Buckley Conductor
      • Maverick Sabre singer
      • Laura Mvula singer
      • Jacob Banks singer
      • Fazer singer
      • Lady Leshurr singer
      • Wretch 32 singer
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra

      Broadcast live on BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 1Xtra and BBC Radio 3, Jules Buckley leads the BBC Symphony Orchestra in a collision of Fazer, Henze, Laura Mvula, Mosolov and Maverick Sabre, with guest artists from the worlds of urban and contemporary classical music.

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    • 22:15 Royal Albert Hall
      Proms Plus Late
  • Sun 11 Aug

    • 17:45 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Intro

      Helen Wallace and Amanda Glauert discuss Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 and its link with the Royal Philharmonic Society.

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    • 19:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 38: Free Prom – Beethoven's Ninth Symphony
      • Vaughan WilliamsRalph Vaughan Williams 1872–1958
      • Toward the Unknown Region (11 mins)
      • Mark-Anthony Turnage b.1960
      • Frieze
        BBC co-commission with the Royal Philharmonic Society and the New York Philharmonic: world premiere BBC commission: world premiere (15 mins)
      • INTERVAL
      • BeethovenLudwig van Beethoven 1770–1827
      • Symphony No. 9 in D minor, 'Choral' (70 mins)
        • Ailish Tynan soprano
        • Jennifer Johnston mezzo-soprano
        • Toby Spence tenor
        • Gerald Finley baritone
      • Ailish Tynan soprano
      • Jennifer Johnston mezzo-soprano
      • Toby Spence tenor
      • Gerald Finley baritone
      • Codetta Proms debut artist
      • Irish Youth Chamber Choir Proms debut artist
      • National Youth Choir of Great Britain
      • National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
      • Vasily Petrenko Conductor
      • Codetta Proms debut artist
      • Irish Youth Chamber Choir Proms debut artist
      • National Youth Choir of Great Britain
      • National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
      • Vasily Petrenko Conductor

      Vasily Petrenko conducts the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and young singers from across the British Isles in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Vaughan Williams’s Walt Whitman setting Towards the Unknown Region and the world premiere of Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Frieze.

  • Mon 12 Aug

    • 13:00 Cadogan Hall
      Proms Chamber Music 5: Holst & Sir Harrison Birtwistle
      • HolstGustav Holst 1874–1934
      • Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda
        Group 3 (14 mins)
      • HolstImogen Holst 1907–1984
      • Hallo, my fancy, whither wilt thou go? (7 mins)
      • Sir Harrison Birtwistle b.1934
      • The Moth Requiem
        BBC co-commission with the Danish National Vocal Ensemble: UK premiere (20 mins)
      • BBC Singers
      • Nash Ensemble
      • Nicholas Kok Conductor

      Late-15th-century motets from the Eton Choirbook alternate with music by Gustav Holst and his daughter Imogen and the UK premiere of Sir Harrison Birtwistle’s The Moth Requiem in an alluring programme from the BBC Singers and the Nash Ensemble under Nicholas Kok.

    • 17:15 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Intro

      Louise Fryer talks to Stephen Johnson and musicologist Kate Kennedy about Vaughan Williams and introduces A London Symphony.

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    • 19:00 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 39: Holst, Nishat Khan & Vaughan Williams
      • HolstGustav Holst 1874–1934
      • Indra (12 mins)
      • Nishat Khan b.1960
      • The Gate of the Moon (Sitar Concerto No. 1)
        BBC commission: world premiere (40 mins)
        • Nishat Khan sitar
      • INTERVAL
      • Vaughan WilliamsRalph Vaughan Williams 1872–1958
      • A London Symphony (Symphony No. 2) (45 mins)
      • Nishat Khan sitar
      • BBC National Orchestra of Wales
      • David Atherton Conductor
      • BBC National Orchestra of Wales
      • David Atherton Conductor

      David Atherton conducts the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in Holst’s tone-poem Indra, the world premiere of Nishat Khan’s new Sitar Concerto No. 1 and Vaughan Williams’s bittersweet portrait of the capital’s parks and pavements, A London Symphony.

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    • 22:15 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 40: 6 Music Prom
      • The Stranglers
      • No More Heroes (arr. Anna Meredith) (4 mins)
        • London Sinfonietta
        • Andrew Gourlay Conductor
      • VarèseEdgard Varèse 1883–1965
      • Ionisation (6 mins)
        • London Sinfonietta
        • Andrew Gourlay Conductor
      • Traditional
      • Twm Sion's Medley (4 mins)
        • Cerys Matthews singer
      • RoseVincent Rose 1880–1944
      • Blueberry Hill (5 mins)
        • Cerys Matthews singer
        • London Sinfonietta
      • Steve Martland b.1959
      • Principia (3 mins)
        • London Sinfonietta
        • Andrew Gourlay Conductor
      • Laura Marling
      • I Was an Eagle (5 mins)
        • Laura Marling singer
      • You Know (3 mins)
        • Laura Marling singer
      • Breathe (arr. Anna Meredith) (5 mins)
        • Laura Marling singer
        • London Sinfonietta
        • Andrew Gourlay Conductor
      • XenakisIannis Xenakis 1922–2001
      • Omega (4 mins)
        • London Sinfonietta
        • Andrew Gourlay Conductor
      • BerioLuciano Berio 1925–2003
      • O King
        (4 mins)
        • Anna Stephany mezzo-soprano
        • London Sinfonietta
        • Andrew Gourlay Conductor
      • The Stranglers
      • Duchess (4 mins)
        • The Stranglers
      • Always the Sun (4 mins)
        • The Stranglers
      • Golden Brown (arr. Anna Meredith) (5 mins)
        • London Sinfonietta
        • Andrew Gourlay Conductor
      • London Sinfonietta
      • Andrew Gourlay Conductor
      • Cerys Matthews singer
      • Laura Marling singer
      • Anna Stephany mezzo-soprano
      • The Stranglers
      • Tom Service presenter
      • Steve Lamacq presenter
      • Tom Service presenter
      • Steve Lamacq presenter

      Cerys Matthews, Laura Marling and The Stranglers join London Sinfonietta for an eclectic Late Night Prom including 20th-century classics by Berio, Varèse and Xenakis, plus a live remix mash-up by composer Anna Meredith.

  • Tue 13 Aug

    • 17:30 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Family

      Take an imaginary stroll through an art gallery with Rachel Leach and hear 15 pictures brought to life as music.

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    • 19:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 41: Borodin, Glazunov, Gubaidulina & Mussorgsky
      • BorodinAlexander Borodin 1833–1887
      • Symphony No. 2 in B minor (28 mins)
      • GlazunovAlexander Glazunov 1865–1936
      • Piano Concerto No. 2 in B major (20 mins)
        • Daniil Trifonov piano, Proms debut artist
      • INTERVAL
      • Sofia Gubaidulina b.1931
      • The Rider on the White Horse
        UK premiere (13 mins)
      • Mussorgsky 1839–1881
      • Pictures at an Exhibition (orch. Maurice Ravel) (32 mins)
      • Daniil Trifonov piano, Proms debut artist
      • London Symphony Orchestra
      • Valery Gergiev Conductor
      • London Symphony Orchestra
      • Valery Gergiev Conductor

      Valery Gergiev and the London Symphony Orchestra play Ravel’s vivid orchestration of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition and the UK premiere of Sofia Gubaidulina’s The Rider on the White Horse. Daniil Trifonov is the soloist in Glazunov’s Second Piano Concerto.

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  • Wed 14 Aug

    • 14:00 Royal College of Music
      Inspire Day - Choral Composition

      This workshop is for 12-18 year olds and will be led by Judith Weir and the BBC Singers

    • 17:15 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Intro

      Ian Skelly talks to Marina Frolova-Walker and Rosamund Bartlett about Tchaikovsky and his world, looking at the influences in his life at the time of writing his Third Symphony.

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    • 19:00 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 42: Janáček, Beethoven & Tchaikovsky
      • Janáček 1854–1928
      • Sinfonietta (24 mins)
      • BeethovenLudwig van Beethoven 1770–1827
      • Concerto for Piano No. 3 in C minor (36 mins)
        • Sunwook Kim piano, Proms debut artist
      • INTERVAL
      • TchaikovskyPyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 1840–1893
      • Symphony No. 3 in D major, 'Polish' (46 mins)
      • Sunwook Kim piano, Proms debut artist
      • Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
      • Kirill Karabits Conductor
      • Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
      • Kirill Karabits Conductor

      Kirill Karabits conducts the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra in Janáček’s brassy Sinfonietta and Tchaikovsky’s ‘Polish’ Symphony (No. 3). Sunwook Kim is the soloist in Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3.

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    • 22:15 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 43: Tallis Scholars
      • TavernerJohn Taverner 1490–1545
      • Kyrie 'Leroy' (4 mins)
      • GesualdoCarlo Gesualdo 1561–1613
      • Ave, dulcissima Maria (4 mins)
      • Ave, regina caelorum (4 mins)
      • Maria, mater gratiae (4 mins)
      • TavernerJohn Taverner 1490–1545
      • Missa 'Gloria tibi Trinitas' (42 mins)
      • Tallis Scholars
      • Peter Phillips Conductor

      Celebrating their 40th anniversary, the Tallis Scholars return to the BBC Proms in a Late Night Prom interweaving the movements of John Taverner’s Missa Gloria tibi Trinitas with motets by the infamous aristocratic madrigalist Carlo Gesualdo.

  • Thu 15 Aug

    • 17:45 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Literary

      Dame Monica Mason, former direcor of the Royal Ballet, who partnered Rudolf Nureyev in Hamlet, celebrates his life and legacy.

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    • 19:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 44: Stravinsky, Penderecki, Debussy & Ravel
      • StravinskyIgor Stravinsky 1882–1971
      • Fireworks (4 mins)
      • Krzysztof Penderecki b.1933
      • Concerto grosso (37 mins)
        • Leonard Elschenbroich cello
        • Daniel Müller-Schott cello
        • Arto Noras cello, Proms debut artist
      • INTERVAL
      • DebussyClaude Debussy 1862–1918
      • La mer (24 mins)
      • RavelMaurice Ravel 1875–1937
      • Daphnis et Chloe – Suite No. 2 (17 mins)
      • Leonard Elschenbroich cello
      • Daniel Müller-Schott cello
      • Arto Noras cello, Proms debut artist
      • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
      • Charles Dutoit Conductor
      • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
      • Charles Dutoit Conductor

      Charles Dutoit conducts the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and a trio of solo cellists in Penderecki’s Concerto grosso. Stravinsky provides the Fireworks, Debussy the sea (La mer) and Ravel a sensual sunrise (in music from the ballet Daphnis and Chloe).

    • 22:00 Royal Albert Hall
      Proms Plus Late
  • Fri 16 Aug

    • 16:45 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Intro

      Louise Fryer talks to Oliver Soden about Tippett's own libretto for The Midsummer Marriage and the influence on the opera of poet T. S. Eliot.

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    • 18:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 45: Tippett – The Midsummer Marriage
      • TippettMichael Tippett 1905–1998
      • The Midsummer Marriage
        (concert performance) (160 mins)
      • Paul Groves tenor (Mark)
      • Erin Wall soprano (Jenifer)
      • David Wilson-Johnson baritone (King Fisher)
      • Ailish Tynan soprano (Bella)
      • Allan Clayton tenor (Jack)
      • Catherine Wyn-Rogers mezzo-soprano (Sosostris)
      • David Soar bass (He-Ancient)
      • Madeleine Shaw mezzo-soprano (She-Ancient), Proms debut artist
      • BBC Singers
      • BBC Symphony Chorus
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
      • Sir Andrew Davis Conductor

      Last heard at the Proms in 1977, The Midsummer Marriage is Tippett’s The Magic Flute, an opera rich in trials and transformations. Sir Andrew Davis conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra and BBC Singers, with Paul Groves and Erin Wall singing the roles of Mark and Jenifer.

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  • Sat 17 Aug

    • 11:00 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Sing

      Explore the vocal writing in Brahms's A German Requiem with Mary King. Suitable for singers familiar with the work who want to get some vocal tips!

    • 15:00 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 46: Dvořák, Verdi, Tchaikovsky & Strauss
      • DvořákAntonín Dvořák 1841–1904
      • Symphony No. 8 in G major (38 mins)
      • INTERVAL
      • VerdiGiuseppe Verdi 1813–1901
      • Otello
        Willow Song; Ave Maria (14 mins)
        • Kristīne Opolais soprano, Proms debut artist
      • TchaikovskyPyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 1840–1893
      • Eugene Onegin Eugene Onegin, Op 24
        Polonaise; Letter Song (17 mins)
        • Kristīne Opolais soprano, Proms debut artist
      • Johann II Strauss 1825–1899
      • Emperor Waltz (11 mins)
      • Thunder and Lightening ‒ Polka (3 mins)
      • Kristīne Opolais soprano, Proms debut artist
      • City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
      • Andris Nelsons Conductor
      • City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
      • Andris Nelsons Conductor

      The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra plays Dvořák last ‘Old World’ Symphony, No. 8, under Andris Nelsons. Soprano Kristīne Opolais sings arias by Verdi and Tchaikovsky in a matinee that ends with a flurry of Viennese waltzes and polkas by Johann Strauss II.

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    • 17:45 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Intro

      Laura Tunbridge looks at Brahms and the works performed in tonight's concert.

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    • 19:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 47: Brahms – A German Requiem
      • BrahmsJohannes Brahms 1833–1897
      • Tragic Overture (14 mins)
      • SchumannRobert Schumann 1810–1856
      • Symphony No. 4 in D minor (28 mins)
      • INTERVAL
      • BrahmsJohannes Brahms 1833–1897
      • A German Requiem (68 mins)
        • Rachel Harnisch soprano
        • Henk Neven baritone
        • Choir of the Enlightenment
      • Rachel Harnisch soprano
      • Henk Neven baritone
      • Choir of the Enlightenment
      • Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
      • Marin Alsop Conductor
      • Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
      • Marin Alsop Conductor

      Marin Alsop conducts the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the Choir of the Enlightenment in a rare performance of Brahms’s A German Requiem on period instruments. Brahms’s Tragic Overture and Schumann’s Fourth Symphony complete a powerful programme of mourning and consolation.

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  • Sun 18 Aug

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

      Create a piece of music together with your family, inspired by the music in this evening's Prom.

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    • 17:45 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Intro

      Louise Fryer presents an introduction to tonight's programme with a focus on Stravinsky's The Firebird.

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    • 19:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 48: Ravel, Matthias Pintscher & Stravinsky
      • RavelMaurice Ravel 1875–1937
      • Rapsodie espagnole (15 mins)
      • Matthias Pintscher b.1971
      • Chute d'étoiles
        London premiere (20 mins)
        • Tine Thing Helseth trumpet, Proms debut artist
        • Marco Blaauw trumpet
      • INTERVAL
      • StravinskyIgor Stravinsky 1882–1971
      • The Firebird (46 mins)
      • Tine Thing Helseth trumpet, Proms debut artist
      • Marco Blaauw trumpet
      • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
      • Matthias Pintscher Conductor
      • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
      • Matthias Pintscher Conductor

      Composer Matthias Pintscher conducts trumpeters Tine Thing Helseth and Marco Blaauw and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in the London premiere of Chute d’étoiles. Ravel’s Rapsodie espagnole and Stravinsky’s ballet The Firebird continue the festival’s focus on dance music.

  • Mon 19 Aug

    • 13:00 Cadogan Hall
      Proms Chamber Music 6: London Conchord Ensemble
      • PoulencFrancis Poulenc 1899–1963
      • Sextet (18 mins)
      • HolstImogen Holst 1907–1984
      • Phantasy Quartet (10 mins)
      • WarlockPeter Warlock 1894–1930
      • The Curlew (23 mins)
        • Robin Tritschler tenor, Proms debut artist
      • CouperinF Couperin 1668–1733
      • Les barricades mistérieuses (arr. T. Adès) (3 mins)
      • Robin Tritschler tenor, Proms debut artist
      • London Conchord Ensemble Proms debut artist
      • London Conchord Ensemble Proms debut artist

      Robin Tritschler sings Warlock’s The Curlew with the London Conchord Ensemble. The intimate programme moves from Imogen Holst’s Phantasy Quartet to Poulenc’s Sextet and Thomas Adès’s arrangement of François Couperin’s Les baricades mistérieuses.

    • 17:15 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Intro

      Kenneth Hamilton, concert pianist and Professor of Music at Cardiff University, looks at the story of the Romantic piano concerto, and at Mendelssohn's Piano Concerto in G minor.

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    • 19:00 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 49: Berlioz, Mendelssohn, Bach & Beethoven
      • BerliozHector Berlioz 1803–1869
      • Overture 'King Lear' (16 mins)
      • MendelssohnFelix Mendelssohn 1809–1847
      • Concerto for Piano No. 1 in G minor, Op 25 (21 mins)
        • Stephen Hough piano
      • INTERVAL
      • BachJ. S. Bach 1685–1750
      • The Art of Fugue – Canon and Fugue (orch. G. Benjamin) (8 mins)
      • BeethovenLudwig van Beethoven 1770–1827
      • Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, 'Eroica', Op 55 (50 mins)
      • Stephen Hough piano
      • Scottish Chamber Orchestra
      • Robin Ticciati Conductor
      • Scottish Chamber Orchestra
      • Robin Ticciati Conductor

      The Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Robin Ticciati explore Romantic ideals of heroism and tragedy in Berlioz’s King Lear overture and Beethoven’s ‘Eroica’ Symphony. George Benjamin reimagines Bach and Stephen Hough returns for Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No. 1.

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    • 22:15 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 50: White, Barry, Rzewski & Feldman
      • John White b.1936
      • Chord-Breaking Machine (10 mins)
      • Gerald Barry b.1952
      • No other people.
        UK premiere (12 mins)
      • Frederic Rzewski b.1938
      • Piano Concerto
        BBC commission: world premiere (20 mins)
        • Frederic Rzewski piano
      • FeldmanMorton Feldman 1926–1987
      • Coptic Light (28 mins)
      • Frederic Rzewski piano
      • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
      • Ilan Volkov Conductor
      • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
      • Ilan Volkov Conductor

      Ilan Volkov conducts the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in the world premiere of Rzewski’s Piano Concerto (with the composer as soloist), Gerald Barry’s No other people., John White’s Chord-Breaking Machine and Morton Feldman’s late masterpiece, Coptic Light.

  • Tue 20 Aug

    • 17:45 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Literary

      Benjamin Britten's compositions were inspired by the work of many poets and novelists. Actor Samuel West and writer Alexandra Harris explore the relationship between Britten's words and music.

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    • 19:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 51: Tippett, Britten & Elgar
      • TippettMichael Tippett 1905–1998
      • The Mask of Time – Fanfare No. 5 (5 mins)
      • Concerto for Double String Orchestra (23 mins)
      • BrittenBenjamin Britten 1913–1976
      • Les illuminations (25 mins)
        • Ian Bostridge tenor
      • INTERVAL
      • ElgarEdward Elgar 1857–1934
      • Symphony No. 2 in E flat major Symphony No. 2 in E flat major, Op 63 (55 mins)
      • Ian Bostridge tenor
      • London Symphony Orchestra
      • Daniel Harding Conductor
      • London Symphony Orchestra
      • Daniel Harding Conductor

      The Fanfare No. 5 from Tippett’s The Mask of Time opens tonight's survey of 20th-century greats with the London Symphony Orchestra and Ian Bostridge, from Tippett’s Concerto for Double String Orchestra and Britten’s Les illuminations to Elgar’s Second Symphony.

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  • Wed 21 Aug

    • 17:45 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Portrait

      Param Vir discusses Cave of Luminous Mind with Andrew McGregor prior to its world premiere and introduces performances of his chamber works given by musicians from the Royal Academy of Music.

      Also part of
    • 19:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 52: Vir, Sibelius, Bantock & Elgar
      • Param Vir b.1952
      • Cave of Luminous Mind
        BBC commission: world premiere (20 mins)
      • SibeliusJean Sibelius 1865–1957
      • Violin Concerto in D minor (33 mins)
        • Lisa Batiashvili violin, New Generation Artist
      • INTERVAL
      • BantockGranville Bantock 1868–1946
      • Celtic Symphony (20 mins)
      • ElgarEdward Elgar 1857–1934
      • 'Enigma' Variations (28 mins)
      • Lisa Batiashvili violin, New Generation Artist
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
      • Sakari Oramo Conductor
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
      • Sakari Oramo Conductor

      Elgar Medal-winner Sakari Oramo conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in the world premiere of Param Vir’s Cave of Luminous Mind, Granville Bantock’s dreamlike Celtic Symphony and Elgar’s ‘Enigma’ Variations. Lisa Batiashvili is the soloist in Sibelius’s Violin Concerto.

  • Thu 22 Aug

    • 17:15 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Intro

      James Jolly talks to Fiona McKnight, Archivist of the Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths, University of London, about Prokofiev and his Fifth Symphony.

      Also part of
    • 19:00 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 53: Tchaikovsky, Wagner, Prokofiev
      • TchaikovskyPyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 1840–1893
      • Fantasy-Overture 'Romeo and Juliet' (21 mins)
      • WagnerRichard Wagner 1813–1883
      • Wesendonck-Lieder (21 mins)
        • Anna Caterina Antonacci soprano
      • INTERVAL
      • ProkofievSergey Prokofiev 1891–1953
      • Symphony No. 5 in B flat major (40 mins)
      • Anna Caterina Antonacci soprano
      • Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
      • Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conductor
      • Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
      • Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conductor

      Anna Caterina Antonacci sings Wagner’s Wesendonck-Lieder with Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Rotterdam Philharmonic, a mini Tristan and Isolde. Tchaikovsky’s fantasy-overture Romeo and Juliet and the bright colours of Prokofiev’s Fifth Symphony form a strong contrast.

      Also part of
    • 22:00 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 54: World Routes Prom
      • Traditional
      • Namanike; Ladilikan; Tita; Lila Bamboo
        • Trio Da Kali
      • Qatar tasnifi; Tasnif Bayati Shiraz; Evleri var khane-khane; Chaharqah tasnifi
        • Fidan Hajiyeva vocalist
        • Gochaq Askarov vocalist
      • Sinaly; Jama ko; Ngoni fola; Ne me fatique pas
        • Bassekou Kouyaté
        • Ngoni Ba
      • Trio Da Kali
      • Fidan Hajiyeva vocalist
      • Gochaq Askarov vocalist
      • Bassekou Kouyaté
      • Ngoni Ba

      London-Azerbaijani World Routes Academy protégée Fidan Hajiyeva, Azerbaijani mugham mentor Gochaq Askarov, Malian blues musicians Bassekou Kouyaté & Ngoni Ba and newly formed Trio Da Kali appear in the late-night World Routes Prom.

  • Fri 23 Aug

    • 17:45 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Intro

      Andrew McGregor talks to Nick Reyland about Lutosławski, Panufnik and their place in the history of Polish culture.

      Also part of
    • 19:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 55: Lutosławski, Shostakovich & Panufnik
      • LutosławskiWitold Lutosławski 1913–1994
      • Concerto for Orchestra (30 mins)
      • ShostakovichDmitry Shostakovich 1906–1975
      • Concerto for Piano No. 2 in F major, Op 102 (19 mins)
        • Alexander Melnikov piano, Proms debut artist
      • INTERVAL
      • PanufnikAndrzej Panufnik 1914–1991
      • Tragic Overture (9 mins)
      • Lullaby (8 mins)
      • ShostakovichDmitry Shostakovich 1906–1975
      • Symphony No. 6 in B minor (35 mins)
      • Alexander Melnikov piano, Proms debut artist
      • Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra Proms debut artist
      • Antoni Wit Conductor, Proms debut artist
      • Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra Proms debut artist
      • Antoni Wit Conductor, Proms debut artist

      Antoni Witt and the Warsaw Philharmonic make their BBC Proms debut with Witold Lutosławski’s Concerto for Orchestra, Andrzej Panufnik’s Lullaby and Tragic Overture and Shostakovich’s Sixth Symphony. Alexander Melnikov is the soloist in Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 2.

      Also part of
    • 22:15 Royal Albert Hall
      Proms Plus Late
  • Sat 24 Aug

    • 15:00 Cadogan Hall
      Proms Saturday Matinee 4: English Chamber Orchestra
      • Purcell 1659–1695
      • Chacony (arr. Britten) (7 mins)
      • LutosławskiWitold Lutosławski 1913–1994
      • Paroles tissées (15 mins)
        • Ben Johnson tenor, New Generation Artist
      • BrittenBenjamin Britten 1913–1976
      • Serenade for tenor, horn and strings (25 mins)
        • Ben Johnson tenor, New Generation Artist
        • Richard Watkins horn
      • Ben Johnson tenor, New Generation Artist
      • Richard Watkins horn
      • English Chamber Orchestra
      • Paul Watkins Conductor
      • English Chamber Orchestra
      • Paul Watkins Conductor

      John Woolrich and Tansy Davies add two new variations to ‘Sellinger’s Round’, the Elizabethan melody embellished by Imogen Holst, Britten, Tippett and their contemporaries in 1952. Ben Johnson sings the Serenade for tenor, horn and strings in the English Chamber Orchestra’s matinee, which includes Lutosławski’s Paroles tissées.

    • 17:30 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Family

      Join Rachel Leach and professional musicians to discover the hidden stories within the music of tonight’s Prom. Bring your instrument and join in!

      Also part of
    • 19:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 56: Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester
      • WagnerRichard Wagner 1813–1883
      • Rienzi ‒ overture (12 mins)
      • RavelMaurice Ravel 1875–1937
      • Piano Concerto in G major (22 mins)
        • Jean-Yves Thibaudet piano
      • INTERVAL
      • ShostakovichDmitry Shostakovich 1906–1975
      • Symphony No. 5 in D minor (49 mins)
      • Jean-Yves Thibaudet piano
      • Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester
      • Philippe Jordan Conductor
      • Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester
      • Philippe Jordan Conductor

      The pan-European Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester returns to the BBC Proms with conductor Philippe Jordan and pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet in a programme of Wagner’s overture to Rienzi, Ravel’s jazz-inflected Piano Concerto in G major and Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony.

      Also part of
  • Sun 25 Aug

    • 14:45 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Intro

      Martin Handley presents an introduction to Wagner’s epic and final opera, Parsifal, with Stephen Johnson.

      Also part of
    • 16:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 57: Wagner – Parsifal
      • WagnerRichard Wagner 1813–1883
      • Parsifal
        (concert performance; sung in German) (235 mins)
      • Lars Cleveman tenor (Parsifal), Proms debut artist
      • Katarina Dalayman soprano (Kundry)
      • Sir John Tomlinson bass (Gurnemanz)
      • Detlef Roth baritone (Amfortas)
      • Tom Fox baritone (Klingsor), Proms debut artist
      • Reinhard Hagen bass (Titurel)
      • Robert Murray tenor (Knight 1)
      • Andrew Greenan bass-baritone (Knight 2), Proms debut artist
      • Sarah Castle mezzo-soprano (Squire 1/Flower Maiden 3)
      • Madeleine Shaw mezzo-soprano (Squire 2/Flower Maiden 6/Voice from Above), Proms debut artist
      • Joshua Ellicott tenor (Squire 3)
      • Andrew Rees tenor (Squire 4)
      • Elizabeth Cragg soprano (Flower Maiden 1)
      • Anita Watson soprano (Flower Maiden 2), Proms debut artist
      • Ana James soprano (Flower Maiden 4)
      • Anna Devin soprano (Flower Maiden 5)
      • Trinity Boys Choir
      • Hallé Youth Choir
      • Royal Opera Chorus
      • Hallé
      • Sir Mark Elder Conductor

      Sir Mark Elder conducts the Hallé in Wagner’s final opera of sensual temptation and spiritual redemption, Parsifal. Lars Cleveman is the Holy Fool of the title, Katarina Dalayman the Magdalen figure Kundry, Detlef Roth the wounded Amfortas and Sir John Tomlinson Gurnemanz.

      Also part of
  • Mon 26 Aug

    • 13:00 Cadogan Hall
      Proms Chamber Music 7: Maconchy & Brahms
      • Maconchy 1907–1994
      • String Quartet No. 3 (11 mins)
      • BrahmsJohannes Brahms 1833–1897
      • Piano Quintet in F minor (40 mins)
        • Christian Ihle Hadland piano
      • Christian Ihle Hadland piano
      • Signum Quartet Proms debut artist
      • Signum Quartet Proms debut artist

      BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists the Signum Quartet explore the Bartók-influenced String Quartet No. 3 of one of the 20th century’s most accomplished composers, Elizabeth Maconchy. Pianist and fellow NGA Christian Ihle Hadland joins the quartet for Brahms’s F minor Piano Quintet, another work of passion and precision.

    • 14:30 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Sing

      Join Mary King for a sing through some great tunes from musicals and movies to get you in the toe-tapping mood for this evening's Hollywood Rhapsody Prom! Suitable for all.

    • 16:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 58: Light Organ Prom
      • CoatesEric Coates 1886–1957
      • March 'Sound and Vision' (4 mins)
      • SullivanArthur Sullivan 1842–1900
      • Mikado Memories (arr. R. Hills) (7 mins)
      • IrelandJohn Ireland 1879–1962
      • Miniature Suite - Villanella (4 mins)
      • MayerlBilly Mayerl 1902–1959
      • Four Aces Suite - Ace of Hearts (3 mins)
      • GermanEdward German 1862–1936
      • Three Dances from Nell Gywn (12 mins)
      • WallerFats Waller 1904–1943
      • A Handful of Keys (3 mins)
      • Richard Hills organ

      A Bank Holiday recital exploring the lighter side of the organ. Richard Hills’s matinée includes music by John Ireland, Edward German, Eric Coates and Arthur Sullivan, as well as skirting the fringes of jazz.

      Also part of
    • 17:45 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Literary

      Film composer Debbie Wiseman and writer David Benedict talk to Matthew Sweet about the ways in which film-makers have created mood with music from the very first days of silent film to the contemporary CGI blockbuster.

    • 19:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 59: Hollywood Rhapsody Prom
      • NewmanAlfred Newman 1901–1970
      • 20th Century Fox Fanfare (1 mins)
      • How to Marry a Millionaire
        – Street Scene (6 mins)
      • KaperBronislau Kaper 1902–1983
      • Forever, Darling
        – Confetti (3 mins)
      • RaksinDavid Raksin 1912–2004
      • Laura
        – Suite (6 mins)
      • HerrmannBernard Herrmann 1911–1975
      • Psycho
        – Suite for Strings (15 mins)
      • Citizen Kane
        – Salammbô's Aria (4 mins)
        • Venera Gimadieva soprano
      • KorngoldErich Wolfgang Korngold 1897–1957
      • The Adventures of Robin Hood
        – Suite (15 mins)
      • INTERVAL
      • MorossJerome Moross 1913–1983
      • The Big Country
        – Main Title (3 mins)
      • Various
      • Movie Theme Song Medley (12 mins)
        • Matthew Ford vocalist
        • Jane Monheit vocalist
      • WaxmanFranz Waxman 1906–1967
      • A Place in the Sun
        – Suite (9 mins)
      • BradleyScott Bradley 1891–1977
      • Tom and Jerry at MGM (6 mins)
      • RózsaMiklós Rózsa 1907–1995
      • Ben-Hur
        – Suite (10 mins)
      • Venera Gimadieva soprano
      • Matthew Ford vocalist
      • Jane Monheit vocalist
      • John Wilson Orchestra
      • John Wilson Conductor
      • John Wilson Orchestra
      • John Wilson Conductor

      The John Wilson Orchestra returns to the BBC Proms with a programme of Golden Age film music from Edward Newman’s ‘Street Scene’ (from How to Marry a Millionnaire) to Erich Korngold’s swashbuckling suite from Robin Hood and Franz Waxman’s A Place in the Sun.

  • Tue 27 Aug

    • 17:15 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Literary

      D.H. Lawrence hailed Herbert Melville's novella, Billy Budd, a masterpiece when it was first published in 1924. Then, in 1951, came Britten's opera, adapted from the book. The writers Philip Hoare and Jamila Gavin join Rana Mitter to explore the book's themes of good and evil, justice and the law and the actor Peter Marinker will be on hand to illustrate their remarks with readings from the book.

    • 19:00 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 60: Britten – Billy Budd
      • BrittenBenjamin Britten 1913–1976
      • Billy Budd
        (semi staged) (160 mins)
      • Jacques Imbrailo baritone (Billy Budd)
      • Mark Padmore tenor (Captain Vere)
      • Brindley Sherratt bass (John Claggart)
      • Stephen Gadd baritone (Mr Redburn)
      • David Soar bass (Mr Flint)
      • Darren Jeffery bass-baritone (Lieutenant Radcliffe)
      • Alasdair Elliott tenor (Red Whiskers), Proms debut artist
      • John Moore baritone (Donald)
      • Jeremy White bass (Dansker)
      • Peter Gijsbertsen tenor (The Novice)
      • Colin Judson tenor (Squeak)
      • Richard Mosley-Evans bass (Bosun)
      • Glyndebourne Festival Opera
      • London Philharmonic Orchestra
      • Sir Andrew Davis Conductor
      • Stuart Jackson tenor
      • Timothy Dickinson bass
      • John MacKenzie-Lavansch bass
      • Adam Marsden bass
      • Nicholas Morris bass
      • Padraic Rowan bass

      Sir Andrew Davis conducts the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Glyndebourne Festival Opera cast in Britten’s predatory tragedy. Jacques Imbrailo sings the title-role, Brindley Sherratt is Claggart, Mark Padmore the spineless Captain Vere.

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  • Wed 28 Aug

    • 17:15 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Portrait

      Charlotte Seither discusses her commisssion with Andrew McGregor and introduces performances of her chamber works given by musicians from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

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    • 19:00 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 61: Stravinsky, Brahms & Charlotte Seither
      • StravinskyIgor Stravinsky 1882–1971
      • Scherzo à la russe (4 mins)
        • BBC Symphony Orchestra
        • Josep Pons Conductor, Proms debut artist
      • Ave Maria (2 mins)
        • BBC Singers
      • Pater Noster (2 mins)
        • BBC Singers
      • BrahmsJohannes Brahms 1833–1897
      • Violin Concerto in D major (40 mins)
        • Frank Peter Zimmermann violin
        • BBC Symphony Orchestra
        • Josep Pons Conductor, Proms debut artist
      • INTERVAL
      • Charlotte Seither b.1965
      • Language of Leaving
        BBC commission: world premiere (18 mins)
        • BBC Singers
        • BBC Symphony Orchestra
        • Josep Pons Conductor, Proms debut artist
      • StravinskyIgor Stravinsky 1882–1971
      • Petrushka (1947 version) (30 mins)
        • BBC Symphony Orchestra
        • Josep Pons Conductor, Proms debut artist
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
      • Josep Pons Conductor, Proms debut artist
      • BBC Singers
      • Frank Peter Zimmermann violin

      Josep Pons conducts the BBC Singers and BBC Symphony Orchestra in the world premiere of Charlotte Seither’s Language of Leaving. Frank Peter Zimmermann plays Brahms’s Violin Concerto in a concert that contrasts Stravinsky’s ballet Petrushka with a cappella motets.

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    • 22:15 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 62: A Celebration of Charlie Parker
      • Django Bates b.1960
      • The Study of Touch
        UK premiere (10 mins)
      • Django Bates piano
      • Peter Bruun drums, Proms debut artist
      • Petter Eldh double bass, Proms debut artist
      • Norrbotten Big Band Proms debut artist
      • Ashley Slater vocalist, Proms debut artist

      British jazz luminary Django Bates appears with his piano trio, Belovèd, and Swedish visitors the Norrbotten Big Band in a late-night tribute to bebop legend Charlie Parker.

  • Thu 29 Aug

    • 17:45 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Intro

      Stephen Johnson talks about Peter Eötvös’s DoReMi and introduces Bruckner’s Symphony No. 7

      Also part of
    • 19:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 63: Mozart, Peter Eötvös & Bruckner
      • MozartWolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1756–1791
      • Der Schauspieldirektor - Overture (4 mins)
      • Peter Eötvös b.1944
      • DoReMi
        BBC co-commission with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Leipzig Gewandhaus UK premiere (21 mins)
        • Midori violin
      • INTERVAL
      • BrucknerAnton Bruckner 1824–1896
      • Symphony No. 7 in E major (70 mins)
      • Midori violin
      • Philharmonia Orchestra
      • Esa-Pekka Salonen Conductor
      • Philharmonia Orchestra
      • Esa-Pekka Salonen Conductor

      Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra in the overture to Mozart’s comedy Der Schauspieldirektor and Bruckner’s Seventh Symphony, its sound-world coloured by rich-toned Wagner tubas. Violinist Midori plays in the UK premiere of Peter Eötvös’s DoReMi.

  • Fri 30 Aug

    • 17:30 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Family

      Find out the real meaning of Strauss’s epic Also sprach Zarathustra, along with the stories behind The Witch of Atlas and Pohjola’s Daughter in this introductory talk for families with Rachel Leach.

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    • 19:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 64: Bantock, Prokofiev, Sibelius & R. Strauss
      • BantockGranville Bantock 1868–1946
      • The Witch of Atlas (15 mins)
      • ProkofievSergey Prokofiev 1891–1953
      • Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major Concerto for Piano No. 3 in C major (28 mins)
        • Anika Vavic piano, Proms debut artist
      • INTERVAL
      • SibeliusJean Sibelius 1865–1957
      • Pohjola's Daughter (14 mins)
      • Richard Strauss 1864–1949
      • Also sprach Zarathustra (Also sprach Zarathustra, Op 30) (32 mins)
      • Anika Vavic piano, Proms debut artist
      • London Philharmonic Orchestra
      • Vladimir Jurowski Conductor
      • London Philharmonic Orchestra
      • Vladimir Jurowski Conductor

      Three tone-poems and a piano concerto. Vladimir Jurowski directs the London Philharmonic Orchestra in Bantock’s The Witch of Atlas, Sibelius’s Pohjola’s Daughter and Strauss’s Also sprach Zarathustra. Anika Vavic is the soloist in Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3.

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    • 22:00 Royal Albert Hall
      Proms Plus Late
  • Sat 31 Aug

    • 14:00 Royal College of Music
      Inspire Day - Composing for Film

      This workshop is for 12-18 year olds who are interested in writing music for film and will be led by composer Michael Price.

    • 15:00 Cadogan Hall
      Proms Saturday Matinee 5: Camerata Nordica
      • BrittenBenjamin Britten 1913–1976
      • Simple Symphony (17 mins)
      • TippettMichael Tippett 1905–1998
      • Little Music for Strings (11 mins)
      • BrittenBenjamin Britten 1913–1976
      • Elegy for strings
        world premiere (8 mins)
      • Lachrymae (15 mins)
        • Catherine Bullock viola
      • WaltonWilliam Walton 1902–1983
      • Sonata for Strings (27 mins)
      • Catherine Bullock viola
      • Camerata Nordica Proms debut artist
      • Terje Tønnesen violin/director, Proms debut artist
      • Camerata Nordica Proms debut artist
      • Terje Tønnesen violin/director, Proms debut artist

      Violinist Terje Tønnesen and the Camerata Nordica perform Britten’s Lachrymae, Walton’s Sonata for strings and Tippett’s Little Music, and give the world premiere of Britten’s early Elegy for strings, written four years before the Simple Symphony.

    • 17:45 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Literary

      Matthew Sweet considers the ways in which film composers have risen to the challenge of capturing the sound of dark matter and distant planets.

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    • 19:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 65: Film Music Prom
      • INTERVAL
      • AlwynWilliam Alwyn 1905–1985
      • The True Glory – March (3 mins)
      • WaltonWilliam Walton 1902–1983
      • The Battle of Britain
        - excerpts (11 mins)
      • Sir Richard Rodney Bennett b.1936
      • Lady Caroline Lamb – suite (17 mins)
        • Lawrence Power viola
      • LucasLeighton Lucas 1903–1982
      • Ice Cold in Alex – March (3 mins)
      • AddinsellRichard Addinsell 1904–1977
      • Warsaw Concerto
        (from 'Dangerous Moonlight') (10 mins)
        • Valentina Lisitsa piano
      • Lawrence Power viola
      • Valentina Lisitsa piano
      • BBC Concert Orchestra
      • Keith Lockhart Conductor
      • BBC Concert Orchestra
      • Keith Lockhart Conductor

      Keith Lockhart conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra in Addinsell’s Warsaw Concerto and music by Walton (Battle of Britain), William Alwyn (The True Glory), Leighton Lucas (Ice Cold in Alex) and Richard Rodney Bennett (Lady Caroline Lamb), and a second half filled with the Hollywood superheroes and space travellers.

  • Sun 1 Sep

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

      Create, explore and play music inspired by today’s Family Prom with a team of professional musicians. Suitable for all the family.

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    • 16:00 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 66: Family Matinee: The Big Proms Bear Hunt
      • Jonathan Willcocks b.1953
      • Meet the Orchestra (3 mins)
      • John Adams b.1947
      • Short Ride in a Fast Machine
        – fanfare for orchestra (2 mins)
      • Ian Stephens b.1974
      • We're Going on a Bear Hunt (8 mins)
        • Michael Rosen story-teller
        • Tony Ross illustrator
        • Angie Newman sign language interpreter
        • Liverpool Philharmonic Children's Choirs
        • In Harmony Liverpool
      • Klaus Badelt b.1967
      • Pirates of the Caribbean (arr. Ian Stephens) (4 mins)
        • In Harmony Liverpool
      • Alan Menken b.1949
      • The Little Mermaid (arr. Ian Stephens)
        – Under the Sea (3 mins)
        • Liverpool Philharmonic Children's Choirs
        • In Harmony Liverpool
      • Villa-LobosHeitor Villa-Lobos 1887–1959
      • Bachianas brasileiras No. 2 'Little Train of the Caipira' (4 mins)
      • HumperdinckEngelbert Humperdinck 1854–1921
      • Hansel and Gretel Hänsel und Gretel
        – Evening Prayer (2 mins)
        • Liverpool Philharmonic Children's Choirs
      • Mussorgsky 1839–1881
      • Pictures at an Exhibition (orch. Maurice Ravel)
        – The Great Gate of Kiev (5 mins)
      • INTERVAL
      • GriegEdvard Grieg 1843–1907
      • Peer Gynt, Op 23
        – In the Hall of the Mountain King (3 mins)
      • ShostakovichDmitry Shostakovich 1906–1975
      • Cheryomushki
        – A Spin Through Moscow (3 mins)
      • Ian Stephens b.1974
      • The Forest (2 mins)
        • Liverpool Philharmonic Children's Choirs
        • In Harmony Liverpool
      • TchaikovskyPyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 1840–1893
      • The Nutcracker, Op 71
        – Trepak (1 mins)
        • In Harmony Liverpool
      • Traditional
      • La bamba (orch. Ian Stephens) (2 mins)
        • In Harmony Liverpool
      • Arturo Márquez b.1950
      • Conga del fuego nuevo (4 mins)
      • BrittenBenjamin Britten 1913–1976
      • Matinées musicales, Op 24
        – Nocturne (3 mins)
      • ElgarEdward Elgar 1857–1934
      • The Wand of Youth, Suite No. 2, Op 1b
        – The Wild Bears (2 mins)
      • StravinskyIgor Stravinsky 1882–1971
      • The Firebird (1910 suite) (L' oiseau de feu (1910 suite))
        – Berceuse & Finale (7 mins)
        • In Harmony Liverpool
      • Michael Rosen story-teller
      • Tony Ross illustrator
      • Angie Newman sign language interpreter
      • Liverpool Philharmonic Children's Choirs
      • In Harmony Liverpool
      • Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
      • Matthew Coorey Conductor
      • Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
      • Matthew Coorey Conductor

      Poet, author and national treasure Michael Rosen spins a story with illustrator Tony Ross, with music by Mussorgsky, Stravinsky and Grieg performed by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and 160 young singers and orchestral musicians from Liverpool.

      Also part of
    • 17:45 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Intro

      Martin Handley talks to Paul Kildea about Britten and his place in 20th-century music.

      Also part of
    • 19:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 67: Arvo Pärt, Britten, Berlioz & Saint-Saëns
      • Arvo Pärt b.1935
      • Cantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten (6 mins)
      • BrittenBenjamin Britten 1913–1976
      • Violin Concerto (36 mins)
        • Janine Jansen violin
      • INTERVAL
      • BerliozHector Berlioz 1803–1869
      • Overture 'Le corsaire' (10 mins)
      • Saint-SaënsCamille Saint-Saëns 1835–1921
      • Symphony No. 3 in C minor, 'Organ' (36 mins)
        • Thierry Escaich organ
      • Janine Jansen violin
      • Thierry Escaich organ
      • Orchestre de Paris
      • Paavo Järvi Conductor
      • Orchestre de Paris
      • Paavo Järvi Conductor

      Arvo Pärt’s Cantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten opens Paavo Järvi’s performance with the Orchestre de Paris. Janine Jansen is the soloist in Britten’s Violin Concerto. Berlioz’s Le corsaire overture and Saint-Saëns’s ‘Organ’ Symphony complete a programme of vivid contrasts.

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  • Mon 2 Sep

    • 13:00 Cadogan Hall
      Proms Chamber Music 8: Dowland
      • DowlandJohn Dowland 1563–1626
      • The King of Denmark's Galliard (2 mins)
      • Can she excuse my wrongs (The Earl of Essex's Galliard) (4 mins)
      • Flow, my tears (Lachrimae antiquae) (4 mins)
      • Farewell Fancy (Chromatic fantasia) (5 mins)
      • My thoughts are winged with hopes (Sir John Souch's Galliard) (4 mins)
      • Sorrow, stay, lend true repentent tears (4 mins)
      • Come again, sweet love doth now invite (3 mins)
      • Mr John Langton's Pavan (5 mins)
      • Lachrimae amantis (3 mins)
      • I saw my lady weep (6 mins)
      • If my complaints could passions move (Captain Digorie Piper's Galliard) (4 mins)
      • Lachrimae tristes (5 mins)
      • In darkness let me dwell (3 mins)
      • Shall I strive with words to move (Sir Henry Noel's Galliard) (3 mins)
      • Fretwork
      • Ian Bostridge tenor
      • Elizabeth Kenny lute, Proms debut artist

      In the last Cadogan Hall concert of the festival, tenor Ian Bostridge, lutenist Elizabeth Kenny and the viol consort Fretwork mark the 450th anniversary of the birth of John Dowland, the laureate of the Elizabethan lute song, in a sequence of galliards, lachrimaes and fantasias.

    • 17:45 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Literary

      Andrew Motion, former Poet Laureate, and poet Paul Farley discuss one of the most influential of the Thirties Poets, Louis MacNeice, who worked with Benjamin Britten during his time as a BBC producer.

      Also part of
    • 19:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 68: Tchaikovsky, Szymanowski & Rachmaninov
      • TchaikovskyPyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 1840–1893
      • Symphony No. 1 in G minor 'Winter Daydreams' (44 mins)
      • INTERVAL
      • SzymanowskiKarol Szymanowski 1882–1937
      • Violin Concerto No. 1 (24 mins)
        • Baiba Skride violin
      • RachmaninovSergey Rachmaninov 1873–1943
      • Symphonic Dances (36 mins)
      • Baiba Skride violin
      • Vasily Petrenko Conductor
      • Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
      • Vasily Petrenko Conductor
      • Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra

      Vasily Petrenko, the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra and violinist Baiba Skride continue the Proms focus on Polish music with Szymanowski’s Violin Concerto No. 1. This opulent fantasy is framed by Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 1 and Rachmaninov’s Symphonic Dances.

  • Tue 3 Sep

    • 17:15 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Intro

      An introduction to Bruckner the man, and his influences and inspirations at the time of writing the ‘Romantic’ Symphony.

    • 19:00 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 69: Beethoven & Bruckner
      • BeethovenLudwig van Beethoven 1770–1827
      • Concerto For Piano No. 2 in B flat major (29 mins)
        • Christian Ihle Hadland piano
      • INTERVAL
      • BrucknerAnton Bruckner 1824–1896
      • Symphony No. 4 in E flat major, 'Romantic' Symphony No. 4 in E flat major 'Romantic' (70 mins)
      • Christian Ihle Hadland piano
      • Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
      • Vasily Petrenko Conductor
      • Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
      • Vasily Petrenko Conductor

      In their second Proms appearance this summer, Vasily Petrenko and the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra explore the sublime landscape of Bruckner’s Fourth Symphony. BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist Christian Ihle Hadland joins them for Beethoven’s Second Piano Concerto, a turning point in the composer’s development.

      Also part of
    • 22:00 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 70: Britten & Lloyd
      • BrittenBenjamin Britten 1913–1976
      • A Boy was Born (30 mins)
        • Temple Church Choir
      • LloydGeorge Lloyd 1913–1998
      • Requiem
        London premiere (52 mins)
      • Temple Church Choir
      • Iestyn Davies counter-tenor
      • Greg Morris organ
      • BBC Singers
      • David Hill Conductor
      • Iestyn Davies counter-tenor
      • Greg Morris organ
      • BBC Singers
      • David Hill Conductor

      David Hill conducts the BBC Singers and the Choristers of Temple Church in Britten’s choral variations A Boy was Born, written when the composer was just 19 years old, and George Lloyd’s Requiem, dedicated to the memory of Diana, Princess of Wales.

  • Wed 4 Sep

    • 17:45 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Intro

      Join Proms Director Roger Wright and Chris Cotton, Chief Executive of the Royal Albert Hall, as they look back over the 2013 season with Petroc Trelawny.

      Also part of
    • 19:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 71: Górecki, Vaughan Williams & Tchaikovsky
      • GóreckiHenryk Górecki 1933–2010
      • Symphony No. 3, 'Symphony of Sorrowful Songs' (60 mins)
        • Ruby Hughes soprano
      • INTERVAL
      • Vaughan WilliamsRalph Vaughan Williams 1872–1958
      • Four Last Songs (orch. A. Payne)
        BBC commission: world premiere (12 mins)
        • Ruby Hughes soprano
        • Jennifer Johnston mezzo-soprano
      • TchaikovskyPyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 1840–1893
      • Symphony No. 6 in B minor, 'Pathétique' (48 mins)
      • Ruby Hughes soprano
      • Jennifer Johnston mezzo-soprano
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
      • Osmo Vänskä Conductor
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
      • Osmo Vänskä Conductor

      A series of musical farewells as Osmo Vänskä conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in Tchaikovsky’s turbulent ‘Pathétique’ Symphony, Górecki’s Symphony of Sorrowful Songs and Anthony Payne’s orchestration of Vaughan Williams’s Four Last Songs.

      Also part of
  • Thu 5 Sep

    • 17:15 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Intro

      Ian Skelly presents a discussion on Verdi and the orchestra, plus an introduction to Tchaikovsky’s Manfred.

      Also part of
    • 19:00 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 72: Verdi & Tchaikovsky
      • VerdiGiuseppe Verdi 1813–1901
      • La forza del destino
        - overture (8 mins)
      • Attila – 'O dolore! Ed io vivea' (3 mins)
      • I vespri siciliani – 'À toi que j'ai chérie' (4 mins)
      • La traviata
        - Prelude (Act 1) (4 mins)
      • Simon Boccanegra
        - 'O inferno! ... Sento avvampar nell'anima' (5 mins)
      • Aida – Triumphal March (Act 2) (6 mins)
      • Luisa Miller – 'O fede negar potessi ... Quando le sere al placido' (6 mins)
      • Rigoletto
        - 'La donna è mobile' (3 mins)
      • INTERVAL
      • TchaikovskyPyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 1840–1893
      • Manfred (55 mins)
      • Joseph Calleja tenor
      • Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi
      • Xian Zhang Conductor

      Xian Zhang directs the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi in Tchaikovsky’s symphonic drama Manfred and the overtures to La forza del destino and La traviata. Celebrated Maltese tenor Joseph Calleja sings arias from Rigoletto, Luisa Miller and I vespri siciliani.

    • 22:15 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 73: Imogen Cooper and Paul Lewis play Schubert
      • SchubertFranz Schubert 1797–1828
      • Piano Sonata in C minor, D958 (33 mins)
      • Piano Sonata in C major, D812, 'Grand Duo' (39 mins)
        • Paul Lewis piano
      • Paul Lewis piano
      • Imogen Cooper piano
      • Imogen Cooper piano

      In the final Late Night Prom of the season, pianist Imogen Cooper plays Schubert’s late Sonata in C minor. Paul Lewis joins her for the composer’s ‘Grand Duo’, written in Slovakia in the summer of 1824 when Schubert was music-master to Marie and Caroline Esterházy.

  • Fri 6 Sep

    • 17:45 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Literary

      Poet Don Paterson and Radio 3 presenter Ian McMillan introduce the winning entries in this year’s Proms Poetry competition, in association with the Poetry Society. Actress Samantha Bond will read the winning poems.

      Also part of
    • 19:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 74: Vienna Philharmonic
      • BachJ. S. Bach 1685–1750
      • Cantata No. 29, 'Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir', BWV 29
        - Sinfonia (5 mins)
        • Klaus Sonnleitner organ
      • Chorale Prelude 'Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr', BWV 662 (8 mins)
        • Klaus Sonnleitner organ
      • Chorale Prelude 'Komm, Gott Schöpfer, heiliger Geist', BWV 667 (3 mins)
        • Klaus Sonnleitner organ
      • Chorale Prelude 'Vor deinem Thron tret' ich hiermit', BWV 668 (5 mins)
        • Klaus Sonnleitner organ
      • Prelude and Fugue in A minor 'The Great', BWV 543 (10 mins)
        • Klaus Sonnleitner organ
      • INTERVAL
      • BrucknerAnton Bruckner 1824–1896
      • Symphony No. 8 in C minor (1890 version, ed. Nowak) (85 mins)
        • Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
        • Lorin Maazel Conductor
      • Klaus Sonnleitner organ
      • Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
      • Lorin Maazel Conductor

      Lorin Maazel conducts the Vienna Philharmonic in Bruckner’s monumental Eighth Symphony. Klaus Sonnleitner – the present-day successor to Bruckner as organist at St Florian’s Abbey in Linz – sets the scene with a sequence of works by Bach, one of Bruckner’s idols.

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    • 22:15 Royal Albert Hall
      Proms Plus Late
  • Sat 7 Sep

    • 17:00 Royal College of Music
      Proms Plus Sing

      A fun workshop with Mary King to get you ready for vocal action at the Last Night singalong.

    • 17:15 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 world-famous tenor Joseph Calleja, the BBC Concert Orchestra and a special appearance from Nigel Kennedy.

    • 19:30 Royal Albert Hall
      Prom 75: Last Night of the Proms
      • Anna Clyne b.1980
      • Masquerade
        BBC commission: world premiere (5 mins)
        • Joyce DiDonato mezzo-soprano
        • Nigel Kennedy violin
      • WagnerRichard Wagner 1813–1883
      • The Mastersingers of Nuremberg – overture (10 mins)
      • BernsteinLeonard Bernstein 1918–1990
      • Chichester Psalms (19 mins)
        • Iestyn Davies counter-tenor
      • Vaughan WilliamsRalph Vaughan Williams 1872–1958
      • The Lark Ascending (12 mins)
        • Nigel Kennedy violin
      • BrittenBenjamin Britten 1913–1976
      • The Building of the House (5 mins)
      • MassenetJules Massenet 1842–1912
      • Chérubin – 'Je suis gris! je suis ivre!' (2 mins)
        • Joyce DiDonato mezzo-soprano
        • Nigel Kennedy violin
      • HandelGeorge Frideric Handel 1685–1759
      • Xerxes – 'Frondi tenere e belle ... Ombra mai fù' (4 mins)
        • Joyce DiDonato mezzo-soprano
        • Nigel Kennedy violin
      • Rossini 1792–1868
      • La donna del lago – 'Tanti affetti in tal momento!' (4 mins)
        • Joyce DiDonato mezzo-soprano
      • INTERVAL
      • BernsteinLeonard Bernstein 1918–1990
      • Candide – overture Candide - overture (5 mins)
      • Candide – 'Make our Garden Grow' (5 mins)
      • VerdiGiuseppe Verdi 1813–1901
      • Nabucco – 'Va, pensiero' (Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves) (4 mins)
      • ArlenHarold Arlen 1905–1986
      • Over the Rainbow (5 mins)
        • Joyce DiDonato mezzo-soprano
      • MontiVittorio Monti 1868–1922
      • Csárdás (6 mins)
        • Nigel Kennedy violin
      • Traditional
      • Londonderry Air (Danny Boy) (Londonderry Air) (4 mins)
        • Nigel Kennedy violin
      • RodgersRichard Rodgers 1902–1979
      • Carousel – 'You'll never walk alone' (6 mins)
        • Nigel Kennedy violin
      • BantockGranville Bantock 1868–1946
      • The Sea Reivers (4 mins)
      • LloydGeorge Lloyd 1913–1998
      • HMS Trinidad March
        UK premiere (4 mins)
      • ArneThomas Arne 1710–1778
      • Rule, Britannia! (7 mins)
      • ElgarEdward Elgar 1857–1934
      • Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D major ('Land of Hope and Glory') (6 mins)
      • ParryHubert Parry 1848–1918
      • Jerusalem (orch. Elgar) (4 mins)
      • Traditional
      • The National Anthem (arr. Britten) (2 mins)
      • Joyce DiDonato mezzo-soprano
      • Nigel Kennedy violin
      • Iestyn Davies counter-tenor
      • BBC Symphony Chorus
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
      • Marin Alsop Conductor
      • BBC Symphony Chorus
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
      • Marin Alsop Conductor

      Marin Alsop becomes the first female conductor of the Last Night of the Proms. Joyce DiDonato and Nigel Kennedy join the BBC Symphony Orchestra in a concert that runs from Rossini and Handel arias to a mass singalong, and from Vaughan Williams’s The Lark Ascending and rarities by Britten and Bantock to a new opener by Anna Clyne.

    • 19:30 Glasgow Green
      Proms in the Park, Glasgow Green

      The Last Night celebrations return to Glasgow Green. Join presenters Jamie MacDougall and Susan Calman in a night featuring an array of musical stars including singing sensation and former Spice Girl Melanie C, leading Scottish traditional violinist John McCusker, Scot soprano Kate Valentine and tenor Nicky Spence.

    • 19:30 Belfast Proms in the Park
      Proms in the Park, Belfast Titanic Slipways

      BBC Proms in the Park returns to the Titanic Slipway in Belfast on Saturday, September 7, 2013 as local audiences join the UK-wide celebrations of the world famous Last Night of the Proms.

    • 19:45 Owain Glyndŵr Playing Fields
      Proms in the Park, Caerphilly

      The BBC National Orchestra of Wales brings the Proms in the Park to Caerphilly for an evening of spectacular performances featuring West End singing stars John Owen Jones and Sophie Evans.

  • Mon 3 Feb