• Wed 2 Sep

    19:00 Sibelius Hall, Lahti
    BBC SO at Lahti Sibelius Festival, Finland

    Celebrating 150 years since the birth of Sibelius, the BBC Symphony Orchestra gives two concerts dedicated to the works of Sibelius at the 2015 Lahti Sibelius Festival.

  • Wed 2 Sep

    19:30 Hackney Empire
    Friday Night is Music Night: Rugby World Cup 2015

    Friday Night is Music Night celebrates this year's Rugby World Cup.

  • Thu 3 Sep

    18:30 Royal Albert Hall
    Prom 64: Nielsen, B Tommy Andersson & Mahler
    • NielsenCarl Nielsen 1865–1931
    • Aladdin Aladdin, FS89, Op 34 (suite)
      excerpts (17 mins)
      • BBC National Orchestra of Wales
      • Thomas Søndergård Conductor
    • B Tommy Andersson
    • Pan
      BBC Commission: world premiere (20 mins)
      • David Goode organ
      • BBC National Orchestra of Wales
      • Thomas Søndergård Conductor
    • INTERVAL
    • MahlerGustav Mahler 1860–1911
    • Symphony No. 4 in G major (54 mins)
      • Klara Ek soprano
      • BBC National Orchestra of Wales
      • Thomas Søndergård Conductor
    • David Goode organ
    • Klara Ek soprano
    • BBC National Orchestra of Wales
    • Thomas Søndergård Conductor

    A suite from Nielsen’s incidental music for 'Aladdin', opens this evening before the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Thomas Søndergård turn to Mahler’s Symphony No. 4.

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  • Thu 3 Sep

    19:00 Sibelius Hall, Lahti
    BBC SO at Lahti Sibelius Festival, Finland
    • SibeliusJean Sibelius 1865–1957
    • Violin Concerto in D minor
    • Symphony No. 2 in D major
    • BBC Symphony Orchestra
    • Okko Kamu
    • Sergei Malov violin

    Continuing its celebrations of 150 years since the birth of Sibelius at the 2015 Lahti Sibelius Festival, the BBC Symphony Orchestra is joined by Finnish conductor Okku Kamu at the Sibelius Hall for a two of Sibelius’s most loved works: the Violin Concert

  • Sat 5 Sep

    11:00 Royal College of Music
    Proms Extra: Sing

    Join Rebecca Lodge and other members of the BBC Singers to explore the choral works of Bernstein.

  • Sun 6 Sep

    14:30
    Proms Extra: Sing

    Join Mary King, members of the BBC Singers and the BBC Concert Orchestra to sing excerpts from Carl Orff’s 'Carmina burana'.

  • Sun 6 Sep

    19:30 Royal Albert Hall
    Prom 69: Orff – Carmina burana
    • Saint-SaënsCamille Saint-Saëns 1835–1921
    • Danse macabre Danse macabre, Op 40 (8 mins)
      • Charles Mutter violin
      • BBC Concert Orchestra
      • Keith Lockhart conductor
    • Guy Barker
    • The Lanterne of Light
      BBC commission: world premiere (30 mins)
      • Alison Balsom trumpet
      • BBC Concert Orchestra
      • Keith Lockhart conductor
    • INTERVAL
    • OrffCarl Orff 1895–1982
    • Carmina Burana (65 mins)
      • Olena Tokar soprano
      • Thomas Walker tenor
      • Benjamin Appl baritone
      • Southend Boys' Choir
      • Southend Girls' Choir
      • BBC Symphony Chorus
      • London Philharmonic Choir
      • BBC Concert Orchestra
      • Keith Lockhart conductor
    • Charles Mutter violin
    • Alison Balsom trumpet
    • Olena Tokar soprano
    • Thomas Walker tenor
    • Benjamin Appl baritone
    • Southend Boys' Choir
    • Southend Girls' Choir
    • BBC Concert Orchestra
    • BBC Symphony Chorus
    • London Philharmonic Choir
    • Keith Lockhart conductor

    Orff’s vividly coloured cantata 'Carmina burana' is the main course in this year’s free Prom. The programme also includes the world premiere of Guy Barker’s new trumpet concerto for Alison Balsom.

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  • Tue 8 Sep

    14:00 MediaCityUK, Salford
    BBC Philharmonic performs Lilburn, Matthews and Ravel
    • LilburnDouglas Lilburn 1915–2001
    • Drysdale Overture (10 mins)
    • David Matthews b.1943
    • Towards Sunrise (10 mins)
    • RavelMaurice Ravel 1875–1937
    • Piano Concerto for the Left Hand (17 mins)
    • LilburnDouglas Lilburn 1915–2001
    • Forest (16 mins)
    • BBC Philharmonic
    • Michael Seal Conductor
    • Pavel Kolesnikov Piano

    Under the baton of the exceptionally talented Michael Seal, The BBC Philharmonic presents a concert inspired by landscapes.

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  • Wed 9 Sep

    19:30 Royal Albert Hall
    Prom 72: Nielsen & Ives
    • NielsenCarl Nielsen 1865–1931
    • Springtime on Funen Springtime on Funen, FS96, Op 42 (19 mins)
      • Malin Christensson soprano
      • Ben Johnson tenor
      • Neal Davies bass-baritone
      • Tiffin Boys' Choir
      • Tiffin Girls' Choir
      • BBC Singers
      • Crouch End Festival Chorus
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
      • Andrew Litton conductor
    • Violin Concerto Violin Concerto, FS61, Op. 33 (35 mins)
      • Henning Kraggerud violin
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
      • Andrew Litton conductor
    • INTERVAL
    • WebsterJoseph Philbrick Webster 1819–1875
    • In the Sweet By and By (3 mins)
      • Crouch End Festival Chorus
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
      • Andrew Litton conductor
    • ZeunerCharles Zeuner 1795–1857
    • Ye Christian Heralds (2 mins)
      • Crouch End Festival Chorus
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
      • Andrew Litton conductor
    • MarshSimeon B. Marsh 1798–1875
    • Jesus, Lover of My Soul (3 mins)
      • Crouch End Festival Chorus
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
      • Andrew Litton conductor
    • MasonLowell Mason 1792–1872
    • Nearer, My God, to Thee (4 mins)
      • Crouch End Festival Chorus
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
      • Andrew Litton conductor
    • IvesCharles Ives 1874–1954
    • Symphony No. 4 (34 mins)
      • William Wolfram piano
      • Crouch End Festival Chorus
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
      • Andrew Litton conductor
    • Henning Kraggerud violin
    • Malin Christensson soprano
    • Ben Johnson tenor
    • Neal Davies bass-baritone
    • William Wolfram piano
    • Tiffin Boys' Choir
    • Tiffin Girls' Choir
    • BBC Singers
    • Crouch End Festival Chorus
    • BBC Symphony Orchestra
    • Andrew Litton conductor

    Andrew Litton conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in a programme in which Nielsen’s Violin Concerto and Ives’s Fourth Symphony frame four 19th-century American hymns.

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  • Thu 10 Sep

    22:15 Royal Albert Hall
    Prom 74: Wireless Nights Prom With Jarvis Cocker

    Jarvis Cocker brings his BBC Radio 4 show 'Wireless Nights' to the Proms, exploring music inspired by the night. The BBC Philharmonic is conducted by Maxime Tortelier.

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  • Sat 12 Sep

    17:00 Royal College of Music
    Proms Extra: Sing

    Prepare for the Last Night of the Proms singalong with Mary King and members of the BBC Singers.

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  • Sat 12 Sep

    17:15 Hyde Park, London
    Proms in the Park, Hyde Park

    Join in the Last Night of the Proms celebrations in Hyde Park, hosted by Sir Terry Wogan and featuring an array of musical stars.

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  • Sat 12 Sep

    19:15 Royal Albert Hall
    Prom 76: Last Night of the Proms 2015
    • Eleanor Alberga b.1949
    • Arise, Athena!
      BBC commission: world premiere (3 mins)
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
      • Marin Alsop conductor
    • ShostakovichDmitry Shostakovich 1906–1975
    • Piano Concerto No. 2 in F major Piano Concerto No. 2 in F major, Op. 102 (20 mins)
      • Benjamin Grosvenor piano
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
      • Marin Alsop conductor
    • Arvo Pärt b.1935
    • Credo (12 mins)
      • BBC Singers
      • BBC Symphony Chorus
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
      • Marin Alsop conductor
    • Richard Strauss 1864–1949
    • Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche (16 mins)
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
      • Marin Alsop conductor
    • PucciniGiacomo Puccini 1858–1924
    • Tosca
      Recondita armonia (3 mins)
      • Jonas Kaufmann tenor
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
      • Marin Alsop conductor
    • Manon Lescaut
      Donna non vidi mai (3 mins)
      • Jonas Kaufmann tenor
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
      • Marin Alsop conductor
    • Turandot
      Nessun dorma (3 mins)
      • Jonas Kaufmann tenor
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
      • Marin Alsop conductor
    • INTERVAL
    • JohnsonJames P. Johnson 1894–1955
    • Victory Stride (4 mins)
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
      • Marin Alsop conductor
    • CoplandAaron Copland 1900–1990
    • Old American Songs
      'I bought me a cat' (3 mins)
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
      • Marin Alsop conductor
    • GriegEdvard Grieg 1843–1907
    • Peer Gynt, Op 23
      Morning (4 mins)
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
      • Marin Alsop conductor
    • GershwinGeorge Gershwin 1898–1937
    • Love walked in (arr. Grainger) (4 mins)
      • Benjamin Grosvenor piano
    • GouldMorton Gould 1913–1996
    • Boogie Woogie Etude (2 mins)
      • Benjamin Grosvenor piano
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
      • Marin Alsop conductor
    • DélibesLéo Délibes 1836–1891
    • Les filles de Cadix (4 mins)
      • Danielle de Niese soprano
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
      • Marin Alsop conductor
    • LehárFranz Lehár 1870–1948
    • The Land of Smiles
      'Dein ist mein ganzes Herz' (4 mins)
      • Jonas Kaufmann tenor
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
      • Marin Alsop conductor
    • RodgersRichard Rodgers 1902–1979
    • The Sound of Music
      medley (6 mins)
      • Danielle de Niese soprano
      • BBC Singers
      • BBC Symphony Chorus
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
    • WoodHenry Wood 1869–1944
    • Fantasia on British Sea-Songs
      Jack's the Lad (Hornpipe); Home, Sweet Home (6 mins)
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
      • Marin Alsop conductor
    • ArneThomas Arne 1710–1778
    • Rule, Britannia! (arr. Sargent) (5 mins)
      • Jonas Kaufmann tenor
      • BBC Singers
      • BBC Symphony Chorus
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
      • Marin Alsop conductor
    • ElgarEdward Elgar 1857–1934
    • Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D major ('Land of Hope and Glory') (8 mins)
      • BBC Singers
      • BBC Symphony Chorus
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
      • Marin Alsop conductor
    • ParryHubert Parry 1848–1918
    • Jerusalem (orch. Elgar) (3 mins)
      • BBC Singers
      • BBC Symphony Chorus
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
      • Marin Alsop conductor
    • Traditional
    • The National Anthem (arr. Britten) (3 mins)
      • BBC Singers
      • BBC Symphony Chorus
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
      • Marin Alsop conductor
    • Auld Lang Syne (arr. Cedric Thorpe Davie) (2 mins)
      • BBC Singers
      • BBC Symphony Chorus
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
      • Marin Alsop conductor
    • Benjamin Grosvenor piano
    • Benjamin Grosvenor piano
    • Danielle de Niese soprano
    • Jonas Kaufmann tenor
    • BBC Singers
    • BBC Symphony Chorus
    • BBC Symphony Orchestra
    • Marin Alsop conductor

    Pianist Benjamin Grosvenor, soprano Danielle de Niese and tenor Jonas Kaufmann are the stars at this year’s Last Night. Broadcast live on BBC Two (first half) and BBC One (second half) on Saturday 12 September.

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  • Sat 12 Sep

    19:15 Glasgow Green
    Proms in the Park, Glasgow Green

    Scotland joins the UK-wide Last Night festivities, with performances from the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and glorious music of all kinds on Glasgow Green.

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  • Sat 12 Sep

    19:30 Singleton Park, Swansea
    Proms in the Park, Singleton Park, Swansea

    BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales join the UK-wide Last Night celebration from Swansea.

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  • Tue 15 Sep

    14:00 MediaCityUK, Salford
    Albeniz and Ginastera at MediaCityUK Studio
    • Albéniz 1860–1909
    • Magic Opal: selection (14 mins)
    • GinasteraAlberto Ginastera 1916–1983
    • Panambi (38 mins)
    • Albéniz 1860–1909
    • Suite española (arr. John [Christopher] Williams ) (24 mins)
    • BBC Philharmonic
    • Juanjo Mena Conductor

    Juanjo Mena conducts Albeniz and Ginastera

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  • Thu 17 Sep

    20:00 St Mary's Church, Haddington
    Lammermuir Festival 2015
  • Fri 18 Sep

    14:00 BBC Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff
    ¡Fiesta Sinfónica! Argentina
    • BuchardoCarlos López Buchardo 1881–1948
    • Escenas Argentinas
    • CastroJuan Jóse Castro 1895–1968
    • Sinfonia Argentina: 'El Arrabal' - 1st mov
    • PiazzollaAstor Piazzolla 1921–1992
    • Concerto for Bandoneón
    • Michael Berkeley b.1948
    • Tango!
    • GinasteraAlberto Ginastera 1916–1983
    • Estancia
    • BBC National Orchestra of Wales
    • Edwin Outwater Conductor
    • James Crabb Bandoneon
    • Lucas Somoza Osterc Baritone

    In anticipation of the Orchestra’s forthcoming tour, this autumn we explore the music of South America, starting with Argentina.

  • Fri 18 Sep

    19:30 Royal Air Force Museum, London
    BBC Singers at RAF Museum
    • ParryHubert Parry 1848–1918
    • A Hymn for Aviators
    • Edward Cowie b.1943
    • Three Spitfire Motets
    • Paul Crabtree b.1960
    • O Icarus
      (World Premiere)
    • Bob Chilcott b.1955
    • High Flight
    • INTERVAL
    • Kirke Mechem b.1925
    • Island in Space
    • AntheilGeorge Antheil 1900–1959
    • Airplane Sonata
    • Eric Whitacre b.1970
    • Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine
    • Gabriel Jackson b.1962
    • Airplane Cantata
    • Rex Lawson Pianola roll
    • BBC Singers
    • Martyn Brabbins conductor
    • Petroc Trelawny presenter

    Just a few days after the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain the BBC Singers make a ground-breaking visit to the Royal Air Force Museum London for a concert which celebrates man’s long fascination with powered flight.

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  • Fri 18 Sep

    19:30 Perth Concert Hall
    Perth Concert Hall 10th Anniversary Concert
    • SibeliusJean Sibelius 1865–1957
    • Finlandia (8 mins)
    • HaydnJoseph Haydn 1732–1809
    • Trumpet Concerto in E flat major Trumpet Concerto in E flat major, Hob. VIIe:1
    • INTERVAL
    • RachmaninovSergey Rachmaninov 1873–1943
    • Symphony No. 2 in E minor
    • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
    • Alison Balsom trumpet
    • Eivind Aadland conductor

    Perth Concert Hall celebrates its 10th Anniversary

  • Fri 18 Sep

    20:00 Rizon Jet Hangar, Biggin Hill
    Friday Night is Music Night: The Battle of Britain at 75

    Friday Night is Music Night presents the story of the greatest aerial conflict of World War II

  • Sat 19 Sep

    18:00 Alexandra Palace
    Internee Concert at Alexandra Palace

    Explore the life and music of the First World War Internee Orchestra at Alexandra Palace

  • Sat 19 Sep

    19:30 The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
    All You Need is Love
    • FouldsJohn Foulds 1880–1939
    • Three Mantras Three Mantras, Op 61b (27 mins)
    • MessiaenOlivier Messiaen 1908–1992
    • Turangalîla Symphony (77 mins)
    • BBC Philharmonic
    • Juanjo Mena Conductor
    • Valerie Hartmann-Claverie ondes martenot
    • Steven Osborne Piano
    • Ladies of the London Symphony Chorus

    The 2015-16 Season kicks off with Juanjo Mena conducting Foulds and Messiaen

  • Thu 24 Sep

    18:00 St Giles' Cripplegate, London
    Singers at Six: Mahler's Vienna

    The BBC Singers perform works from the Viennese circle surrounding Gustav and Alma Mahler

  • Thu 24 Sep

    19:30 City Halls, Glasgow
    Opening Night: Mahler 10 in Glasgow
    • GlazunovAlexander Glazunov 1865–1936
    • Violin Concerto in A minor Violin Concerto in A minor, Op 82 (20 mins)
    • INTERVAL
    • MahlerGustav Mahler 1860–1911
    • Symphony No. 10 in F sharp minor
      (performing version by Deryck Cooke) (84 mins)
    • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
    • James Ehnes violin
    • Donald Runnicles conductor

    The BBC SSO's 2015/16 season opens with Mahler 10

  • Thu 24 Sep

    19:30 Barbican, London
    Oramo conducts Mahler
    • MahlerGustav Mahler 1860–1911
    • Symphony No. 3 in D minor
    • BBC Symphony Orchestra
    • Sakari Oramo Conductor
    • Karen Cargill mezzo-soprano
    • The BBC Symphony Chorus
    • Trinity Boys Choir

    The BBC Symphony Orchestra opens its 2015-16 season with Mahler's vast, exuberant third symphony, conducted by Chief Conductor Sakari Oramo

  • Fri 25 Sep

    19:30 Music Hall, Aberdeen
    Opening Night: Mahler 10 in Aberdeen
    • GlazunovAlexander Glazunov 1865–1936
    • Violin Concerto in A minor Violin Concerto in A minor, Op 82 (20 mins)
    • MahlerGustav Mahler 1860–1911
    • Symphony No. 10 in F sharp minor
      (performing version by Deryck Cooke) (84 mins)
    • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
    • James Ehnes violin
    • Donald Runnicles conductor

    Opening Night: Mahler 10 at Aberdeen Music Hall

  • Fri 25 Sep

    19:30 Maida Vale Studios
    Human Story
    • Judith Weir b.1954
    • The Welcome Arrival of Rain
    • Frank Bridge 1879–1941
    • Summer
    • BarberSamuel Barber 1910–1981
    • Adagio for strings
    • RodgersRichard Rodgers 1902–1979
    • The Carousel Waltz
      from 'Carousel' by Rodgers & Hammerstein
    • INTERVAL
    • HerrmannBernard Herrmann 1911–1975
    • Psycho Suite
    • ElgarEdward Elgar 1857–1934
    • Dream Children
    • Jonathan Dove b.1959
    • A Portrait of Aung San Suu Kyi
    • Sir Peter Maxwell Davies b.1934
    • An Orkney Wedding, with Sunrise
    • Robert Jordan bagpipes
    • BBC Concert Orchestra
    • Michael Seal conductor

    Why does music make our spines tingle and manipulate our minds? The BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Michael Seal and philosophy professor Angie Hobbs seek to express, through music, what makes us human.

  • Sat 26 Sep

    19:30 St Asaph Cathedral
    North Wales International Music Festival
    • NielsenCarl Nielsen 1865–1931
    • Overture 'Helios' Overture 'Helios', FS32, Op 17
    • SibeliusJean Sibelius 1865–1957
    • Violin Concerto in D minor
    • BBC National Orchestra of Wales
    • Otto Tausk conductor
    • Baiba Skride violin

    North Wales International Music Festival

  • Sun 27 Sep

    15:00 Hafren, Newtown
    Beethoven Symphony No. 5
    • NielsenCarl Nielsen 1865–1931
    • Overture 'Helios' Overture 'Helios', FS32, Op 17
    • SibeliusJean Sibelius 1865–1957
    • Violin Concerto in D minor
    • BeethovenLudwig van Beethoven 1770–1827
    • Symphony No. 5 in C minor
    • BBC National Orchestra of Wales
    • Otto Tausk Conductor
    • Baiba Skride Violin

    On the road to Newtown, we bring a programme full of light and energy.

  • Sun 27 Sep

    15:00 Usher Hall, Edinburgh
    Runnicles Conducts Mahler 10 in Edinburgh
    • GlazunovAlexander Glazunov 1865–1936
    • Violin Concerto in A minor Violin Concerto in A minor, Op 82 (20 mins)
    • MahlerGustav Mahler 1860–1911
    • Symphony No. 10 in F sharp minor
      (performing version by Deryck Cooke) (84 mins)
    • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
    • James Ehnes violin
    • Donald Runnicles conductor

    Runnicles Conducts Mahler 10 at the Usher Hall

  • Wed 30 Sep

    13:30 MediaCityUK, Salford
    Open rehearsal - Beethoven
    • BeethovenLudwig van Beethoven 1770–1827
    • Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, 'Eroica' Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, 'Eroica', Op 55 (45 mins)
    • BBC Philharmonic
    • Ben Gernon Conductor

    Join us for an open rehearsal as Ben Gernon conducts Beethoven

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  • Wed 30 Sep

    19:00 St Giles' Cripplegate, London
    BBC Singers at St Giles' Cripplegate
    • Jonathan Dove b.1959
    • It sounded as if the streets were running
    • Cecilia McDowall b.1951
    • Standing as I do before God
    • Perttu Haapanen b.1972
    • Readymade Alice
    • Mikko Heiniö b.1948
    • Mater fons amoris
    • Bjørn Bolstad Skjelbred b.1970
    • Still in silence
    • Lasse Thoresen b.1949
    • Mon Dieu
    • Črt Sojar Voglar b.1976
    • Salve Regina
    • Andrej Makor b.1987
    • Paisaje
    • Miłosz Bembinow b.1978
    • Shakespired
    • BBC Singers
    • James Morgan conductor

    Hosted by ECSA (the European Composer and Songwriter Alliance),the BBC Singers give a climatic concert at St Giles’ Church Cripplegate, London celebrating the very best of European contemporary choral music.