BBC performing groups

Category: Proms
The BBC performing groups remain crucial to the BBC Proms, collectively giving 28 Proms performances this season:

The BBC Symphony Orchestra gives 11 Proms including both the First Night, under its newly appointed Chief Conductor Sakari Oramo, and the Last Night of the Proms. Other highlights include Urban Classic (10 August) and a performance of Wagner’s Tristan and Isolde under Semyon Bychkov, the orchestra’s Günter Wand Conducting Chair (27 July).

The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra gives four Proms including Wagner’s Tannhäuser (4 August) and a special Late Night Prom dedicated to new music (Late 19 August).

The BBC Philharmonic gives four Proms including music by Falla and Ravel.

The BBC National Orchestra of Wales gives six Proms including the Doctor Who Proms (13 & 14 July) and Thomas Søndergård performs for the first time at the Proms in his role as Principal Conductor of the orchestra (18 & 29 July).

The BBC Singers give five Proms including Wagner’s Tristan and Isolde with the BBC Symphony Orchestra (27 July) and a Proms Chamber Music concert of Sir Harrison Birtwistle’s The Moth Requiem with the Nash Ensemble (PCM 12 August).

The BBC Concert Orchestra gives two Proms this season including an all English programme of Bantock, Coates and Elgar, among others (31 July) which will be broadcast live on both BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio 2, plus an evening dedicated to film music (31 August).

The BBC performing groups give the world premieres of 11 works:

Julian Anderson Harmony (BBC commission)
BBC Symphony Orchestra/Sakari Oramo
12 July, First Night of the Proms

David Matthews A Vision of the Sea (BBC commission)
BBC Philharmonic/Juanjo Mena
16 July

Thomas Adès Totentanz
BBC Symphony Orchestra/Thomas Adès
17 July

John McCabe Joybox (BBC commission)
BBC Philharmonic/Mena
25 July

Edward Cowie Earth Music 1 – The Great Barrier Reef (BBC commission)
BBC Philharmonic/Gianandrea Noseda
5 August

Nishat Khan The Gate of the Moon (Sitar Concerto No. 1) (BBC commission)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales/David Atherton
12 August

Frederic Rzewski Piano Concerto (BBC commission)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra/Ilan Volkov
Late 19 August

Param Vir Cave of Luminous Mind (BBC commission)
BBC Symphony Orchestra/Sakari Oramo
21 August

Charlotte Seither Language of Leaving (BBC commission)
BBC Singers, BBC Symphony Orchestra/Josep Pons
28 August

Vaughan Williams, orch. Anthony Payne: Four Last Songs (BBC commission)
BBC Symphony Orchestra/Osmo Vänskä
4 September

Anna Clyne Masquerade (BBC commission)
BBC Symphony Orchestra/Marin Alsop
7 September, Last Night of the Proms