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BBC Proms 2007 
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BBC Proms 2007

Late Night Proms

Since their introduction in 1970, the Late Night Proms have established themselves as an unmissable opportunity to hear a broader and more eclectic range of repertoire, and this year is no exception.


The unique atmosphere of these concerts and their intensely committed audiences makes the perfect platform for extraordinary events, from violin virtuoso Maxim Vengerov dancing tango to the first performance in modern times of a long-lost Mass in 40 and 60 parts by Alessandro Striggio.


Late Night Proms concerts are:


  • Long-lost Mass in 40 and 60 parts by Alessandro Striggio given its first modern performance alongside Tallis's Spem in alium (the famous 40-part motet inspired by Striggio). Performed by The Tallis Scholars, BBC Singers and His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts. Conducted by Davitt Moroney (17 July)


  • Period-instrument Hummel and Schubert from Collegium Musicum 90 and Richard Hickox, with top soloists including Susan Gritton and Mark Padmore (25 July)


  • Conductor Susanna Mälkki makes her Proms debut in two major recent works new to London by Pierre Boulez and Sir Harrison Birtwistle (31 July)


  • An all-Bach programme from the Bach Collegium Japan and Masaaki Suzuki, making their Proms debuts (7 August)


  • Famous Proms premieres – including Birtwistle's Panic – revisited to mark the 80th anniversary of the BBC's running of the Proms in a tribute to the late Sir John Drummond, Proms Director 1986–95 (16 August)


  • Maxim Vengerov dances with Brazilian-born tango dancer Christiane Palha when he gives the UK premiere of Benjamin Yusupov's Viola Tango Rock Concerto (18 August)


  • Conducting debut from Pierre-Laurent Aimard with one of Europe's elite ensembles, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra (24 August)


  • Oliver Knussen conducts the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group in his Requiem for his late wife Songs for Sue plus Julian Anderson's large-scale Book of Hours (29 August)


  • The BBC Singers and their new Chief Conductor, David Hill, mark the anniversaries of Domenico Scarlatti (died 1757) and W. H. Auden (born 1907), and organist John Scott celebrates the 300th anniversary of the death of Buxtehude (3 September)


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