• Fri 1 Jul

    12:00 Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme
    Battle of the Somme: National Commemorative Event

    The BBC Symphony Orchestra joins senior politicians, the Archbishop of Canterbury, British and French choirs, military bands and school children at the Thiepval Memorial for the for a service marking 100 years since the Battle of the Somme.

  • Fri 1 Jul

    14:00 St Paul's Church, Knightsbridge
    Remembering the Somme
    • Herbert Howells 1892–1983
    • Requiem
    • Max Reger 1873–1916
    • Schweigen, op. 39 no. 1
    • William Denis Browne 1888–1915
    • God is Our Strength and Song
    • Colin Skinner
    • Before Action
    • Gustav Holst 1874–1934
    • Nunc dimittis
    • Jean Cras 1879–1932
    • Mass in D minor
      Agnus Dei
    • Ivor Gurney 1890–1937
    • Since I Believe in God the Father Almighty
    • David Bednall b.1979
    • Three Songs of Remembrance
    • Hubert Parry 1848–1918
    • Songs of Farewell: No. 4. There Is an Old Belief
    • David Bednall b.1979
    • Three Songs of Remembrance
    • BBC Singers
    • Paul Brough conductor
    • Ian Skelly presenter

    On the 100th anniversary of the start of The Battle of the Somme, the BBC Singers offer a programme of repertoire to commemorate this devastating battle and the First World War. With music from English, French and German composers of the time.

  • Fri 1 Jul

    19:30 BBC Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff
    Somme

    Music by composers who fought or died in the Battle of Somme

  • Fri 1 Jul

    19:30 Maxwell Hall, Salford University
    Thiepval Memorial Concert

    Marking the centenary of the Battle of the Somme with music by composers that served in battle: Butterworth, Gurney and Coles. Featuring a world premiere by Stephen Davismoon dedicated to remembering the Salford Pals

  • Mon 4 Jul

    11:30 MediaCityUK, Salford
    Meet the Phil - Ten Pieces
    • Edvard Grieg 1843–1907
    • Peer Gynt - In the Hall of the Mountain King Peer Gynt - In the Hall of the Mountain King Also known as: Peer Gynt, Op 23 (In the Hall of the Mountain King)
    • Georges Bizet 1838–1875
    • Carmen Suite No 2
    • Igor Stravinsky 1882–1971
    • The Firebird Suite (Finale)
    • BBC Philharmonic
    • Richard Davis conductor
  • Wed 6 Jul

    14:00 MediaCityUK Salford
    Walton, Elgar, Stanford & Delius
    • William Walton 1902–1983
    • Overture 'Scapino' (8 mins)
    • Edward Elgar 1857–1934
    • Serenade in E minor, Op 20 (12 mins)
    • Frederick Delius 1862–1934
    • A Song of Summer (9 mins)
    • BBC Philharmonic
    • John Wilson Conductor
    • John Bradbury Clarinet

    Conductor John Wilson leads the orchestra in a programme of music by English composers.

  • Wed 6 Jul

    19:30 Hackney Empire
    Friday Night is Music Night: Cy Coleman

    BBC Radio 2's Friday Night Is Music Night celebrates the life and work of the great Cy Coleman.

  • Fri 8 Jul

    13:55 MediaCityUK Salford
    Ireland, Ravel & Vaughan Williams
    • John Ireland 1879–1962
    • Overture 'Satyricon' (9 mins)
    • Maurice Ravel 1875–1937
    • Mother Goose – suite Mother Goose – suite Also known as: Ma mère l'oye suite
      Also known as: Ma Mère l'Oye: Suite (17 mins)
    • Ralph Vaughan Williams 1872–1958
    • Symphony No. 8 in D minor (27 mins)
    • BBC Philharmonic
    • John Wilson Conductor

    The charismatic John Wilson conducts the BBC Philharmonic with music by Ireland, Ravel and Vaughan Williams.

  • Fri 8 Jul

    19:00 St Nicholas Church, New Romney
    BBC Singers at JAM on the Marsh Festival
    • Ralph Vaughan Williams 1872–1958
    • 3 Shakespeare Songs
    • Gustav Holst 1874–1934
    • The Evening-Watch, Op 43.1
    • Gerald Finzi 1901–1956
    • All this night All this night Also known as: All this night, Op.33
    • Paul Mealor b.1975
    • To Seek Where Shadows Are
      UK Premiere
    • Frank Martin 1890–1974
    • Five Songs of Ariel
    • Jaakko Mäntyjärvi b.1963
    • Four Shakespeare Songs
    • Kenneth Leighton 1929–1988
    • God's Grandeur
    • Thomas LaVoy b.1990
    • O Great Beyond
      World Premiere
    • BBC Singers
    • Nicholas Cleobury conductor
    • Dame Janet Suzman reader

    A concert of literature from Shakespeare to Tagore and Rossetti to Manley Hopkins.

  • Sat 9 Jul

    19:00 Lichfield Cathedral
    Lichfield Festival
    • Ralph Vaughan Williams 1872–1958
    • The Lark Ascending
    • Colin Matthews b.1946
    • No Man’s Land
    • Ralph Vaughan Williams 1872–1958
    • Symphony No. 5 in D major
    • BBC National Orchestra of Wales
    • Roderick Williams baritone
    • Robin Tritschler tenor
    • Chloë Hanslip violin

    From Lichfield Cathedral, the Orchestra reflects on World War One with performances of the Lark Ascending and Symphony No.5 by Vaughan Williams

  • Sat 9 Jul

    21:00 Henley Festival
    Henley Festival with Blake & Dame Shirley Bassey

    Blake, Dame Shirley Bassey and the BBC Concert Orchestra join forces at The Henley Festival for what will be a magical & unforgettable performance.

  • Fri 15 Jul

    19:00 Royal Albert Hall
    Prom 1: First Night of the Proms
    • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 1840–1893
    • Fantasy Overture 'Romeo and Juliet' (20 mins)
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
      • Sakari Oramo conductor
    • Edward Elgar 1857–1934
    • Cello Concerto in E minor Cello Concerto in E minor Also known as: Cello Concerto in E minor, Op 85 (29 mins)
      • Sol Gabetta cello
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
      • Sakari Oramo conductor
    • INTERVAL
    • Sergei Prokofiev 1891–1953
    • Cantata 'Alexander Nevsky' Cantata 'Alexander Nevsky' Also known as: Cantata 'Alexander Nevsky', Op 78 (41 mins)
      • BBC National Chorus of Wales
      • BBC Symphony Chorus
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
      • Sakari Oramo conductor
      • Olga Borodina mezzo-soprano
    • Olga Borodina mezzo-soprano
    • Sol Gabetta cello
    • BBC National Chorus of Wales
    • BBC Symphony Chorus
    • BBC Symphony Orchestra
    • Sakari Oramo conductor

    The first concert in the 122nd season of the Proms.

  • Sat 16 Jul

    12:30 Imperial College Union
    Proms Extra: Sing

    Join Mary King and the BBC Singers to sing excerpts from Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov. Experience in sight-reading or a knowledge of the piece is an advantage but not essential.

  • Sun 17 Jul

    14:30 Royal Albert Hall
    Proms Extra: Sing

    Join Mary King and the BBC Singers to sing excerpts from Fauré’s Requiem with musicians from the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.

  • Mon 18 Jul

    17:45 Imperial College Union
    Proms Extra: Family Workshop

    Join professional musicians for a family-friendly introduction to tonight’s Prom. Bring your instrument and join in!

  • Tue 19 Jul

    18:30 Royal Albert Hall
    Prom 5
    • Ludwig van Beethoven 1770–1827
    • Missa solemnis Missa solemnis Also known as: Missa solemnis, Op 123 (90 mins)
      • Camilla Nylund soprano
      • Birgit Remmert mezzo-soprano
      • Stuart Skelton tenor
      • Hanno Müller-Brachmann bass
      • Hallé Choir
      • Manchester Chamber Choir
      • BBC Philharmonic
      • Gianandrea Noseda conductor
    • Camilla Nylund soprano
    • Birgit Remmert mezzo-soprano
    • Stuart Skelton tenor
    • Hanno Müller-Brachmann bass
    • Hallé Choir
    • Manchester Chamber Choir
    • BBC Philharmonic
    • Gianandrea Noseda conductor

    Gianandrea Noseda conducts the massed forces of the BBC Philharmonic, the Hallé Choir and Manchester Chamber Choir for Beethoven’s choral masterpiece. Soloists include soprano Camilla Nylund and tenor Stuart Skelton.

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  • Wed 20 Jul

    19:30 Royal Albert Hall
    Prom 7
    • Gabriel Fauré 1845–1924
    • Shylock Shylock Also known as: Shylock, Op 57 (19 mins)
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
      • Marc Minkowski conductor
    • Igor Stravinsky 1882–1971
    • Pulcinella Suite (23 mins)
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
      • Marc Minkowski conductor
    • INTERVAL
    • Francis Poulenc 1899–1963
    • Stabat Mater Stabat Mater Also known as: Stabat Mater, FP 148 (30 mins)
      • BBC Singers
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
      • Marc Minkowski conductor
      • Julie Fuchs soprano
      • Julien Behr tenor
    • Julie Fuchs soprano
    • Julien Behr tenor
    • BBC Singers
    • BBC Symphony Orchestra
    • Marc Minkowski conductor

    Marc Minkowski conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra and BBC Singers in Poulenc’s choral masterpiece, the Stabat Mater, and Stravinsky’s *Pulcinella* Suite.

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  • Thu 21 Jul

    19:30 Royal Albert Hall
    Proms 8: Strictly Prom

    Katie Derham – who reached the final in the most recent series of Strictly Come Dancing – presents a Prom dedicated to all things ballroom, tango and waltz. Gavin Sutherland conducts.

  • Sat 23 Jul

    11:00 Royal Albert Hall
    Prom 10: Ten Pieces II
    • Johann Sebastian Bach 1685–1750
    • Toccata and Fugue in D minor Toccata and Fugue in D minor Also known as: Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565
      • Lemn Sissay presenter
      • BBC Philharmonic
      • Alpesh Chauhan conductor
    • Leonard Bernstein 1918–1990
    • Mambo (from West Side Story) Mambo (from West Side Story) Also known as: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story (Mambo)
      • Lemn Sissay presenter
      • BBC Philharmonic
      • Alpesh Chauhan conductor
    • Georges Bizet 1838–1875
    • Carmen Suite No 2 (Habanera)
      • Lemn Sissay presenter
      • BBC Philharmonic
      • Alpesh Chauhan conductor
    • Anna Clyne b.1980
    • Night Ferry
      • Lemn Sissay presenter
      • BBC Philharmonic
      • Alpesh Chauhan conductor
    • Joseph Haydn 1732–1809
    • Trumpet Concerto (3rd mvt) Trumpet Concerto (3rd mvt) Also known as: Trumpet Concerto in E flat major, Hob VIIe:1 (3rd mvt)
      • Lemn Sissay presenter
      • BBC Philharmonic
      • Alpesh Chauhan conductor
      • Matilda Lloyd trumpet
    • Gabriel Prokofiev b.1975
    • Concerto for Turntables and Orchestra (5th mvt)
      • Lemn Sissay presenter
      • BBC Philharmonic
      • Alpesh Chauhan conductor
      • DJ Switch turntables
    • Dmitri Shostakovich 1906–1975
    • Symphony No 10 in E minor (2nd mvt) Symphony No 10 in E minor (2nd mvt) Also known as: Symphony No 10 in E minor, Op 93 (2nd mvt)
      • Lemn Sissay presenter
      • BBC Philharmonic
      • Alpesh Chauhan conductor
    • Ralph Vaughan Williams 1872–1958
    • The Lark Ascending
      • Lemn Sissay presenter
      • BBC Philharmonic
      • Alpesh Chauhan conductor
      • Esther Yoo violin
    • Giuseppe Verdi 1813–1901
    • Requiem (Dies irae)
      • Lemn Sissay presenter
      • BBC Philharmonic
      • Alpesh Chauhan conductor
    • Requiem (Tuba mirum)
      • Lemn Sissay presenter
      • BBC Philharmonic
      • Alpesh Chauhan conductor
    • Richard Wagner 1813–1883
    • Die Walküre – Ride of the Valkyries Die Walküre – Ride of the Valkyries Also known as: Die Walküre, WWV 86b – Ride of the Valkyries
      • Lemn Sissay presenter
      • BBC Philharmonic
      • Alpesh Chauhan conductor
      • Wayne Marshall organ
    • Naomi Wilkinson presenter
    • Lemn Sissay presenter
    • DJ Switch turntables
    • Matilda Lloyd trumpet
    • Esther Yoo violin
    • Wayne Marshall organ
    • BBC Philharmonic
    • Alpesh Chauhan conductor
    • Naomi Wilkinson presenter

    Naomi Wilkinson presents a lively Prom to introduce younger listeners to some of the greatest classical music – including Wagner’s ‘Ride of the Valkyries’, music from Bizet’s Carmen and Vaughan Williams’s *The Lark Ascending*.

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  • Sat 23 Jul

    14:00 Imperial College Union
    Proms Extra: Sing

    Join Mary King and members of the BBC Singers to sing the famous spirituals from Tippett’s A Child of Our Time.

  • Sat 23 Jul

    19:30 Royal Albert Hall
    Prom 11
    • Richard Wagner 1813–1883
    • Die Walküre – final scene (30 mins)
      • Mark Wigglesworth conductor
      • BBC National Orchestra of Wales
      • James Creswell bass
      • Tamara Wilson soprano
    • INTERVAL
    • Michael Tippett 1905–1998
    • A Child of Our Time
      • Tamara Wilson soprano
      • Peter Hoare tenor
      • BBC National Chorus of Wales
      • BBC National Orchestra of Wales
      • Mark Wigglesworth conductor
      • James Creswell bass
      • Susan Bickley mezzo-soprano
    • Tamara Wilson soprano
    • Susan Bickley mezzo-soprano
    • Peter Hoare tenor
    • James Creswell bass
    • BBC National Chorus of Wales
    • BBC National Orchestra of Wales
    • Mark Wigglesworth conductor

    Conductor Mark Wigglesworth pairs the finale of Wagner’s opera *Die Walküre* with Michael Tippett’s *Child of our Time*, a pacifist oratorio infused with American spirituals.

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  • Sun 24 Jul

    13:00 Imperial College Union
    Proms Extra: Family Orchestra & Chorus

    Join professional musicians to create your own music inspired by Ten Pieces II.

  • Sun 24 Jul

    16:00 Royal Albert Hall
    Prom 12: Ten Pieces II
    • Johann Sebastian Bach 1685–1750
    • Toccata and Fugue in D minor Toccata and Fugue in D minor Also known as: Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565
      • Lemn Sissay presenter
      • BBC Philharmonic
      • Alpesh Chauhan conductor
    • Dmitri Shostakovich 1906–1975
    • Symphony No 10 in E minor (2nd mvt) Symphony No 10 in E minor (2nd mvt) Also known as: Symphony No 10 in E minor, Op 93 (2nd mvt)
      • Lemn Sissay presenter
      • BBC Philharmonic
      • Alpesh Chauhan conductor
    • Joseph Haydn 1732–1809
    • Trumpet Concerto (3rd mvt) Trumpet Concerto (3rd mvt) Also known as: Trumpet Concerto in E flat major, Hob VIIe:1 (3rd mvt)
      • Lemn Sissay presenter
      • BBC Philharmonic
      • Alpesh Chauhan conductor
      • Matilda Lloyd trumpet
    • Georges Bizet 1838–1875
    • Carmen Suite No 2 (Habanera)
      • Lemn Sissay presenter
      • BBC Philharmonic
      • Alpesh Chauhan conductor
    • Giuseppe Verdi 1813–1901
    • Requiem (Dies irae)
      • Lemn Sissay presenter
      • BBC Philharmonic
      • Alpesh Chauhan conductor
      • Ten Pieces Choir
    • Requiem (Tuba mirum)
      • Lemn Sissay presenter
      • BBC Philharmonic
      • Alpesh Chauhan conductor
      • Ten Pieces Choir
    • Gabriel Prokofiev b.1975
    • Concerto for Turntables and Orchestra (5th mvt)
      • Lemn Sissay presenter
      • BBC Philharmonic
      • Alpesh Chauhan conductor
      • DJ Switch turntables
    • Ralph Vaughan Williams 1872–1958
    • The Lark Ascending
      • Lemn Sissay presenter
      • BBC Philharmonic
      • Alpesh Chauhan conductor
      • Esther Yoo violin
    • Anna Clyne b.1980
    • Night Ferry
      • Lemn Sissay presenter
      • BBC Philharmonic
      • Alpesh Chauhan conductor
    • Richard Wagner 1813–1883
    • Die Walküre – Ride of the Valkyries Die Walküre – Ride of the Valkyries Also known as: Die Walküre, WWV 86b – Ride of the Valkyries
      • Alpesh Chauhan conductor
      • BBC Philharmonic
    • Leonard Bernstein 1918–1990
    • Mambo (from West Side Story) Mambo (from West Side Story) Also known as: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story (Mambo)
      • Lemn Sissay presenter
      • BBC Philharmonic
      • Alpesh Chauhan conductor
    • Naomi Wilkinson presenter
    • Lemn Sissay presenter
    • DJ Switch turntables
    • Matilda Lloyd trumpet
    • Esther Yoo violin
    • Ten Pieces Choir
    • BBC Philharmonic
    • Alpesh Chauhan conductor
    • Naomi Wilkinson presenter

    Naomi Wilkinson presents a lively Prom to introduce younger listeners to some of the greatest classical music – including Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries, music from Bizet’s Carmen and Vaughan Williams’s The Lark Ascending.

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  • Mon 25 Jul

    19:30 Lyric Hammersmith
    'Jump, Jive and Swing'

    The sassiest, swingingest show in comes to Radio 2 for a special Friday Night Is Music Night featuring Joe Stilgoe and the BBC Big Band

  • Tue 26 Jul

    11:00 Royal Albert Hall
    Proms Extra: Session with Mr Switch

    Learn to scratch with world champion DJ Mr Switch.

  • Tue 26 Jul

    19:30 Royal Albert Hall
    Prom 15
    • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 1840–1893
    • The Tempest The Tempest Also known as: The Tempest, Op 18 (18 mins)
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
      • Andrew Davis conductor
    • Anthony Payne b.1936
    • Of Land, Sea and Sky
      BBC commission: world premiere (20 mins)
      • BBC Symphony Chorus
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
      • Andrew Davis conductor
    • INTERVAL
    • Max Bruch 1838–1920
    • Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor Also known as: Violin Concerto No 1 in G minor, Op 26 (24 mins)
      • Ray Chen violin
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
      • Andrew Davis conductor
    • Ralph Vaughan Williams 1872–1958
    • Toward the Unknown Region (12 mins)
      • BBC Symphony Chorus
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
      • Andrew Davis conductor
    • Ray Chen violin
    • BBC Symphony Chorus
    • BBC Symphony Orchestra
    • Andrew Davis conductor

    Tchaikovsky’s symphonic work inspired by The Tempest opens the BBC Symphony Orchestra’s third Prom, before a world premiere by Anthony Payne and Ray Chen’s performance of Bruch’s Violin Concerto

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  • Wed 27 Jul

    17:15 Imperial College Union
    Proms Extra: Family Workshop

    Join professional musicians for a family-friendly introduction to tonight’s Prom. Bring your instrument and join in!

  • Wed 27 Jul

    19:00 Royal Albert Hall
    Prom 16
    • Paul Dukas 1865–1935
    • La Péri – Fanfare
      and Poème dansé (20 mins)
      • BBC National Orchestra of Wales
      • Jac van Steen conductor
    • Michael Berkeley b.1948
    • Violin Concerto
      BBC commission: world premiere (20 mins)
      • BBC National Orchestra of Wales
      • Jac van Steen conductor
      • Chloë Hanslip violin
      • Diego Espinosa tabla
    • INTERVAL
    • Sergei Prokofiev 1891–1953
    • Romeo and Juliet Romeo and Juliet Also known as: Romeo and Juliet, Op 64 (48 mins)
      • BBC National Orchestra of Wales
      • Jac van Steen conductor
    • Chloë Hanslip violin
    • Diego Espinosa tabla
    • BBC National Orchestra of Wales
    • Jac van Steen conductor

    Jac van Steen and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales perform music by Dukas and a Michael Berkeley world premiere before Prokofiev’s dramatic ballet Romeo and Juliet.

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  • Sat 30 Jul

    12:30 Imperial College Union
    Proms Extra: Sing

    Join Mary King and members of the BBC Singers to sing excerpts from Berlioz’s Romeo and Juliet.

  • Sun 31 Jul

    11:00 Imperial College Union
    Proms Extra: Family Orchestra & Chorus

    Join professional musicians to create your own music inspired by this afternoon’s Prom.

  • Sun 31 Jul

    19:30 Royal Albert Hall
    Prom 22
    • Maurice Ravel 1875–1937
    • Mother Goose – suite Mother Goose – suite Also known as: Ma mère l'oye suite (16 mins)
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
      • Edward Gardner conductor
    • Lera Auerbach b.1973
    • The Infant Minstrel and His Peculiar Menagerie (Symphony No. 3)
      BBC co-commission with the Bergen Philharmonic and the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande: UK premiere (30 mins)
      • Vadim Gluzman violin
      • Andrew Watts counter-tenor
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
      • Edward Gardner conductor
    • INTERVAL
    • Claude Debussy 1862–1918
    • King Lear – Fanfare d'ouverture (2 mins)
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
      • Edward Gardner conductor
    • King Lear – Le sommeil de Lear (3 mins)
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
      • Edward Gardner conductor
    • La mer La mer Also known as: La Mer (23 mins)
      • BBC Symphony Orchestra
      • Crouch End Festival Chorus
      • Edward Gardner conductor
    • Vadim Gluzman violin
    • Andrew Watts counter-tenor
    • Crouch End Festival Chorus
    • BBC Symphony Orchestra
    • Edward Gardner conductor

    Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite opens a programme which also includes a BBC commission by Lera Auerbach and Debussy’s incidental music for King Lear and La mer. Edward Gardner conducts.

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