Seasons - Proms 2011

Fri 15 July 2011 - Sat 10 Sept 2011

  • Proms Plus
    Fri 15 July 2011, 5.30pm, Royal College of Music

    Sean Rafferty and Petroc Trelawny present a special Proms edition of BBC Radio 3's In Tune, featuring artists and music from the season as well as highlights of the Proms Plus series.  

  • Prom 1: First Night of the Proms
    Fri 15 July 2011, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Judith Weir - Stars, Night, Music and Light (c4 mins)
    Johannes Brahms - Academic Festival Overture (11 mins)
    Liszt - Piano Concerto No. 2 in A major (20 mins)
    Johannes Brahms - Hungarian Dance No. 5 in F sharp minor: Allegro, WoO 1 No. 5 (4 mins)
    Janáček - Glagolitic Mass (45 mins)

  • Proms Plus Late
    Fri 15 July 2011, 9.40pm, Royal Albert Hall

    If you are not quite ready to leave when the last note of the concert has faded into silence, then our new series of relaxed and informal post-concert events in the Royal Albert Hall’s Elgar Room is for you. Featuring poetry and music from young artists, it is the perfect way for concert-goers to round off the evening. Free tickets to Proms Plus Lates in the Elgar Room are available to ticket-holders of the evening Prom from Door 6 of the Royal Albert Hall in the interval of the concert (except 5 August available 30 minutes before the concert).  

  • Proms Plus Intro
    Sat 16 July 2011, 4.45pm, Royal College of Music

    Opera historian Benjamin Walton and Royal Opera House programme contributor Sarah Lenton join Petroc Trelawny to explore Rossini's final opera, William Tell, and the influence it had on the grand tradition of French opera.

  • Prom 2: Rossini – William Tell
    Sat 16 July 2011, 6.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Rossini - William Tell (180 mins)

  • Proms Plus Sing; Choral Sunday
    Sun 17 July 2011, 1.00pm, Royal College of Music

    Led by Paul Spicer with members of the BBC SingersFeaturing excerpts from Brian - Symphony No.1, ‘The Gothic’ (Prom 4) As part of our Choral Sundays series this is a chance for adults (aged 16+) to come and spend the afternoon singing in a free two-hour session at the Royal College of Music. Proms Plus Sing will give you the opportunity to discover little performed works and old favourites before hearing the complete works performed at the evening Prom. All voice types and skill-levels welcome, members of the BBC Singers will be there to give you a helping hand!   

  • Prom 3: Organ recital – Bach, Bingham, Alain & Liszt
    Sun 17 July 2011, 4.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Alain - Litanies (5 mins)
    Liszt - Prelude 'Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen' (arr. Winterberger) (8 mins)
    J. S. Bach - Chorale Prelude 'Erbarm dich mein, o Herre Gott', BWV 721 (5 mins)
    Judith Bingham - The Everlasting Crown (c35 mins)
    Alain - Prélude profane No. 2 (3 mins)

  • Proms Plus Intro
    Sun 17 July 2011, 5.15pm, Royal College of Music

    The first in the series of introductions to the music performed in Proms Choral Sundays. Sarah Walker explores Havergal Brian's 'The Gothic' Symphony with recorded extracts and with live music examples from members of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Ideal for anyone wanting to explore classical music.

  • Prom 4: Brian – Symphony No. 1, 'The Gothic'
    Sun 17 July 2011, 7.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Brian - Symphony No. 1 in D minor, 'The Gothic' (110 mins)

  • Proms Chamber Music 1: Esfahani plays Bach's Goldberg Variations
    Mon 18 July 2011, 1.00pm, Cadogan Hall

    J. S. Bach - Goldberg Variations (55 mins)

  • Proms Plus Literary
    Mon 18 July 2011, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    From the romance of Proust to the existentialism of Camus, Kate Mosse, author of the best-selling Labyrinth trilogy set in France, and prize-winning writer and artist Edmund de Waal, author of The Hare with Amber Eyes, discuss the great French literary classics.

  • Prom 5: Messiaen, Dusapin & Beethoven
    Mon 18 July 2011, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Olivier Messiaen - Les offrandes oubliées (11 mins)
    Pascal Dusapin - Morning in Long Island (Concerto No. 1 for large orchestra) (33 mins)
    Ludwig van Beethoven - Concerto in C major for Violin, Cello & Piano (Triple Concerto) (33 mins)

  • Proms Plus Family: Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France
    Tue 19 July 2011, 5.00pm, Royal College of Music

    Join Matthew Rowe and musicians from the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France for an interactive introduction to tonight's music. Ideal for all the family - bring along your instrument and join in!

  • Prom 6: Weber, Brahms & Stravinsky
    Tue 19 July 2011, 7.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Carl Maria von Weber - Oberon - overture (9 mins)
    Johannes Brahms - Concerto in A minor for Violin and Cello (Double Concerto) (32 mins)
    Halvorsen - Passacaglia in G minor on a Theme by Handel (4 mins)
    Igor Stravinsky - Le sacre du printemps (33 mins)
    Bizet - Carmen, Suite No. 1 (4 mins)

  • Prom 7: Schubert – String Quintet
    Tue 19 July 2011, 10.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Franz Schubert - Quintet in C major, D956 (47 mins)

  • Proms Plus Literary: Instruments in Literature - The Cello
    Wed 20 July 2011, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    How well do the great works of fiction portray instruments in their pages? Music critic and Professor of English Peggy Reynolds is joined by a cellist from the BBC Symphony Orchestra to explore the cello's literary life across the ages - and to perform its fictional incarnations.

  • Prom 8: Dvořák & Smetana
    Wed 20 July 2011, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Antonín Dvořák - Cello Concerto in B minor (40 mins)
    J. S. Bach - Suite for Solo Cello No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1008 (5 mins)
    Bedřich Smetana - Má vlast (72 mins)

  • Proms Plus Intro: Bela Bartók
    Thu 21 July 2011, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    Musicologist and author Malcolm Gillies joins Hungarian poet and translator George Szirtes to explore the life and works of one of the most important composers of the 20th century, Béla Bartók. Presented by Louise Fryer.

  • Prom 9: Sibelius, Bartók and Janáček
    Thu 21 July 2011, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Jean Sibelius - Scènes historiques - Suite No. 2 (19 mins)
    Jean Sibelius - Symphony No. 7 in C major, Op 105 (23 mins)
    Béla Bartók - Piano Concerto No. 3 (24 mins)
    Franz Schubert - Hungarian Melody, D817 (4 mins)
    Janáček - Sinfonietta (24 mins)

  • Proms Plus Intro: Debussy Images
    Fri 22 July 2011, 5.30pm, Royal College of Music

    Stephen Johnson explores the inner workings of the colourful world of Debussy's Images with the Royal College of Music Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sian Edwards.

  • Prom 10: Debussy, Ravel & Falla
    Fri 22 July 2011, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Claude Debussy - Images (7 mins)
    Maurice Ravel - Rapsodie espagnole (15 mins)
    Claude Debussy - Images (9 mins)
    Maurice Ravel - Alborada del gracioso (8 mins)
    Manuel de Falla - Nights in the Gardens of Spain (24 mins)
    Claude Debussy - Images (20 mins)

  • Proms Plus Late
    Fri 22 July 2011, 9.50pm, Royal Albert Hall

    If you are not quite ready to leave when the last note of the concert has faded into silence, then our new series of relaxed and informal post-concert events in the Royal Albert Hall’s Elgar Room is for you. Featuring poetry and music from young artists, it is the perfect way for concert-goers to round off the evening. Free tickets to Proms Plus Lates in the Elgar Room are available to ticket-holders of the evening Prom from Door 6 of the Royal Albert Hall in the interval of the concert (except 5 August available 30 minutes before the concert).  

  • Proms Plus Family Orchestra and Chorus
    Sat 23 July 2011, 10.00am, Royal College of Music

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  • Proms Plus Family: Human Planet in the Park
    Sat 23 July 2011, 1.00pm, Kensington Gardens

    As part of our weekend celebrating Human Planet join us for this free event at Kensington Gardens. With live music from around the world, a wide variety of workshops and exotic food for the whole family to enjoy. See 'More Information' for a full listing of activities and workshop times.

  • Proms Plus Intro: Behind the Scenes of Human Planet
    Sat 23 July 2011, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    Music Planet producer James Parkin gives an insider's view of the journeys he made through six continents to gather material for the radio programme, in conversation with Human Planet series producer Dale Templar. Presented by Louise Fryer.

  • Prom 11: Human Planet Prom
    Sat 23 July 2011, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Big-screen video projections and excerpts from Nitin Sawhney’s score for the acclaimed landmark BBC One series Human Planet.

  • Prom 12: Human Planet Prom
    Sun 24 July 2011, 11.00am, Royal Albert Hall

    Big-screen video projections and excerpts from Nitin Sawhney’s score for the acclaimed landmark BBC One series Human Planet.

  • Proms Plus Sing: Choral Sunday
    Sun 24 July 2011, 1.00pm, Royal College of Music

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  • Proms Plus Intro: Verdi's Requiem
    Sun 24 July 2011, 5.15pm, Royal College of Music

    The second in the series of introductions to the music performed in Proms Choral Sundays. Matthew Rowe explores Verdi's Requiem with recorded extracts and with live music examples from members of the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Ideal for anyone wanting to explore classical music.

  • Prom 13: Verdi – Requiem
    Sun 24 July 2011, 7.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Giuseppe Verdi - Requiem (86 mins)

  • Proms Chamber Music 2: Purcell, Beamish & Brahms
    Mon 25 July 2011, 1.00pm, Cadogan Hall

    Purcell - Fantasia No. 6 in F major (3 mins)
    Purcell - Fantasia No. 7 in C minor (4 mins)
    Sally Beamish - Reed Stanzas (String Quartet No. 3) (c12 mins)
    Johannes Brahms - Clarinet Quintet in B minor (39 mins)

  • Proms Plus Intro: Mahler's Symphony No. 9
    Mon 25 July 2011, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    Rachel Leach and musicians from the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra offer an illustrated guide to Mahler's Symphony No. 9 with recorded and live musical examples. Ideal for anyone wanting to explore classical music.

  • Prom 14: Mahler – Symphony No. 9
    Mon 25 July 2011, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Gustav Mahler - Symphony No. 9 (73 mins)
    Edward Elgar - Elegy, Op. 58 (5 mins)

  • Proms Plus Literary: Faust
    Tue 26 July 2011, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    What would persuade a man to sell his soul? Since the 16th century, the myth of Faust has fascinated writers. Playwright Mark Ravenhill, author of Faust is Dead, and actor, writer and theatre director Simon Callow discuss why it continues to speak to us today.

  • Prom 15: Kodály, Bartók & Liszt
    Tue 26 July 2011, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Kodály - Dances of Galánta (16 mins)
    Béla Bartók - Piano Concerto No. 1 (24 mins)
    Liszt - Harmonies poétiques et religieuses, S173 (3 mins)
    Liszt - A Faust Symphony (62 mins)

  • Proms Plus Portrait: Pascal Dusapin
    Wed 27 July 2011, 5.15pm, Royal College of Music

    Pascal Dusapin discusses his String Quartet No. 6, 'Hinterland', with Andrew McGregor, and introduces a performance of his chamber work Trio Rombach by musicians from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.

  • Prom 16: Berlioz, Fauré, Dusapin & Stravinsky
    Wed 27 July 2011, 7.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Hector Berlioz - Overture 'Le corsaire' (9 mins)
    Gabriel Fauré - Pavane, Op 50 (7 mins)
    Pascal Dusapin - String Quartet No. 6, 'Hinterland' ('Hapax' for string quartet and orchestra) (23 mins)
    Igor Stravinsky - The Firebird (46 mins)

  • Prom 17: World Routes Academy
    Wed 27 July 2011, 10.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    The latest graduate of BBC Radio 3’s World Routes Academy young veena virtuoso Hari Sivanesan shares an evening with his mentor Aruna Sairam, widely regarded as the leading South Indian female vocalist of her generation.

  • Proms Plus Intro: BBC National Orchestra of Wales
    Thu 28 July 2011, 5.15pm, Royal College of Music

    Sarah Walker and musicians from the BBC National Orchestra of Wales offer an illustrated guide to the works in tonight's programme with live and recorded musical examples. Ideal for anyone wanting to explore classical music.

  • Prom 18: Beethoven, Dalbavie & Carter
    Thu 28 July 2011, 7.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op 21 (27 mins)
    Marc-André Dalbavie - Flute Concerto (18 mins)
    Elliott Carter - Flute Concerto (13 mins)
    Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op 92 (40 mins)

  • Proms Plus Intro: BBC Symphony Orchestra
    Fri 29 July 2011, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    Rachel Leach and musicians from the BBC Symphony Orchestra offer an illustrated guide to the works in tonight's programme with recorded and live musical examples. Ideal for anyone wanting to explore classical music.

  • Prom 19: Honegger, Bridge, Berg, Castiglioni & Debussy
    Fri 29 July 2011, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Honegger - Pacific 231 (7 mins)
    Honegger - Pastorale d'été (8 mins)
    Bridge - There is a Willow Grows Aslant a Brook (11 mins)
    Alban Berg - Der Wein (15 mins)
    Castiglioni - Inverno in-ver (22 mins)
    Claude Debussy - La mer (24 mins)

  • Prom 20: Horrible Histories – Free Family Prom
    Sat 30 July 2011, 11.00am, Royal Albert Hall

    Anyone who has split their sides laughing at CBBC’s hit television series Horrible Histories now has the chance to see and hear the cast perform some of the most popular songs from the show in our Free Family Prom. Catch up with more Horrible Histories at the Horrible Histories website

  • Proms Plus Family Orchestra and Chorus: Horrible Histories
    Sat 30 July 2011, 2.00pm, Royal College of Music

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  • Proms Plus Family Poetry Workshop
    Sat 30 July 2011, 2.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Family Poetry Workshops: Ian McMillan, poet and presenter of BBC Radio 3's The Verb, hosts afternoon workshops for parents and children to write a poem inspired by a piece of music in this year's Proms.

  • Proms Plus Family Poetry Workshop
    Sat 30 July 2011, 3.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Family Poetry Workshops: Ian McMillan, poet and presenter of BBC Radio 3's The Verb, hosts afternoon workshops for parents and children to write a poem inspired by a piece of music in this year's Proms.

  • Proms Plus Family Orchestra and Chorus: Horrible Histories
    Sat 30 July 2011, 4.00pm, Royal College of Music

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  • Proms Plus Literary: Musicians' Literary Passions
    Sat 30 July 2011, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    Robert Hollingworth begins a new four-part series of events in which leading musicians from this year's Proms season discuss their favourite works of fiction and poetry - and introduce readings. Ian Mcmillan presents.

  • Prom 21: Strauss, Walton & Prokofiev
    Sat 30 July 2011, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Richard Strauss - Don Juan (17 mins)
    William Walton - Violin Concerto (32 mins)
    Sergey Prokofiev - Alexander Nevsky - cantata (40 mins)
    Richard Strauss - Salome - Dance of the Seven Veils (12 mins)

  • Proms Plus Late
    Sat 30 July 2011, 9.55pm, Royal Albert Hall

    If you are not quite ready to leave when the last note of the concert has faded into silence, then our new series of relaxed and informal post-concert events featuring poetry and music from young artistsin the Royal Albert Hall’s Elgar Room is for you. Tonight's Proms Plus Late event includes music from the JJ Wheeler Quintet and poetry by Luke Wright. Free tickets to Proms Plus Lates in the Elgar Room are available to ticket-holders of the evening Prom from Door 6 of the Royal Albert Hall in the interval of the concert (except 5 August available 30 minutes before the concert).  

  • Proms Plus Sing: Choral Sunday
    Sun 31 July 2011, 1.00pm, Royal College of Music

    Led by Anna Flannagan with members of the BBC SingersFeaturing excerpts from Rachmaninov - Spring; The Bells (Prom 22)  As part of our Choral Sundays series this is a chance for adults (aged 16+) to come and spend the afternoon singing in a free two-hour session at the Royal College of Music. You may know Rachmaninov best for his piano works but come and join us to sing some of his choral music which is featured in tonight's Prom. Ideal for enthusiastic amateur singers aged 16-plus. All voice types and skill-levels welcome, members of the BBC Singers will be there to give you a helping hand!   

  • Proms Plus Intro: Rachmaninov's Choral works
    Sun 31 July 2011, 5.15pm, Royal College of Music

    The third in the series of introductions to the music performed in Proms Choral Sundays. Sarah Walker explores Rachmaninov's colourful choral works with recorded extracts and with live music examples from members of the BBC Philharmonic. Ideal for anyone wanting to explore classical music.

  • Prom 22: Rachmaninov
    Sun 31 July 2011, 7.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Sergey Rachmaninov - Spring (17 mins)
    Sergey Rachmaninov - Aleko - Women's and Men's Dances (9 mins)
    Sergey Rachmaninov - Three Russian Songs (14 mins)
    Sergey Rachmaninov - Vocalise (7 mins)
    Sergey Rachmaninov - The Bells (38 mins)

  • Proms Chamber Music 3: Les Talens Lyriques
    Mon 1 Aug 2011, 1.00pm, Cadogan Hall

    F Couperin - Les nations - La Piemontaise (19 mins)
    Jean-Baptiste Lully - Les amours déguisés - 'Ah Rinaldo, e dovè sei?' (7 mins)
    Jean-Philippe Rameau - Pièces de clavecin en concerts (12 mins)
    Montéclair - Cantata 'Morte di Lucretia' (14 mins)

  • Proms Plus Intro: Franz Liszt
    Mon 1 Aug 2011, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    Celebrating the 200th anniversary year of Liszt's birth, Louise Fryer is joined by pianist Stephen Hough and Liszt's biographer Malcolm Hayes to explore a composer who was also the most celebrated performer of his day.

  • Prom 23: Beethoven, Saint-Saëns & Liszt
    Mon 1 Aug 2011, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 4 in B flat major, Op 60 (34 mins)
    Camille Saint-Saëns - Piano Concerto No. 5 in F major, 'Egyptian' (27 mins)
    Jules Massenet - Poëme pastoral (4 mins)
    Liszt - Dante Symphony (41 mins)

  • Proms Plus Literary: Rudyard Kipling
    Tue 2 Aug 2011, 5.15pm, Royal College of Music

    Great bard of the Empire - or propagandist for imperialism? Rudyard Kipling died 75 years ago. Kipling specialist Daniel Karlin and historian and political activist Tariq Ali discuss the writer whose reputation has divided readers over the past hundred years. Rana Mitter hosts.

  • Prom 24: Elgar, Grainger & Strauss
    Tue 2 Aug 2011, 7.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Edward Elgar - There is sweet music (4 mins)
    Edward Elgar - Violin Concerto (50 mins)
    Grainger - Irish Tune from County Derry (4 mins)
    Grainger - Suite 'In a Nutshell' (20 mins)
    Richard Strauss - Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche (15 mins)

  • Prom 25: Grainger
    Tue 2 Aug 2011, 10.15pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Grainger - Green Bushes (9 mins)
    Grainger - Molly on the Shore (5 mins)
    Grainger - Shepherd's Hey - medley (12 mins)
    Grainger - Early One Morning (5 mins)
    Grainger - Shallow Brown (8 mins)
    Grainger - Scotch Strathspey and Reel (9 mins)

  • Proms Plus Family: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
    Wed 3 Aug 2011, 5.30pm, Royal College of Music

    Rachel Leach and musicians from the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra bring tonight's concert to life by uncovering the stories behind the pieces. Live musical examples and jargon-free explanations make this perfect for all the family! Bring your instrument and join in.

  • Prom 26: Debussy, Dutilleux & Ravel
    Wed 3 Aug 2011, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Claude Debussy - Prélude à L'après-midi d'un faune (8 mins)
    Henri Dutilleux - 'Tout un monde lointain...' (27 mins)
    J. S. Bach - Suite for Solo Cello No. 3 in C major (3 mins)
    Maurice Ravel - Boléro (15 mins)
    Maurice Ravel - Daphnis and Chloe (50 mins)

  • Proms Plus Intro: Strauss's Four Last Songs
    Thu 4 Aug 2011, 5.15pm, Royal College of Music

    Matthew Rowe and musicians from the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra offer an illustrated guide to the music in tonight's programme with recorded and live musical examples. Ideal for anyone wanting to explore classical music.

  • Prom 27: Robin Holloway, Strauss & Brahms
    Thu 4 Aug 2011, 7.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Robin Holloway - Fifth Concerto for Orchestra (c25 mins)
    Richard Strauss - Four Last Songs (22 mins)
    Johannes Brahms - Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73 (40 mins)

  • Prom 28: The Tallis Scholars
    Thu 4 Aug 2011, 10.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Victoria - Dum complerentur (5 mins)
    Victoria - Lamentations for Good Friday (15 mins)
    Victoria - Officium defunctorum (Requiem) (42 mins)
    Lobo - Versa est in luctum cithara mea (5 mins)

  • Proms Plus Intro: Gustav Mahler
    Fri 5 Aug 2011, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    Mahler was one of the most complex and enigmatic composers. Julian Johnson, author of Mahler's Voices and Professor of Music at Royal Holloway, University of London, and broadcaster and classical music enthusiast Dr Christian Jessen discuss what his music means to them and why they will always come back for more. Presented by Louise Fryer.

  • Prom 29: Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra plays Mahler
    Fri 5 Aug 2011, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Gustav Mahler - Symphony No. 2 in C minor, 'Resurrection' (85 mins)

  • Proms Plus Late
    Fri 5 Aug 2011, 9.10pm, Royal Albert Hall

    If you are not quite ready to leave when the last note of the concert has faded into silence, then our new series of relaxed and informal post-concert events in the Royal Albert Hall’s Elgar Room is for you. Featuring poetry and music from young artists, it is the perfect way for concert-goers to round off the evening. Free tickets to Proms Plus Lates in the Elgar Room are available to ticket-holders of the evening Prom from Door 6 of the Royal Albert Hall in the interval of the concert (except 5 August available 30 minutes before the concert).  

  • Proms Plus Inspire: Young Composers' Concert
    Sat 6 Aug 2011, 4.30pm, Royal College of Music

    The Aurora Orchestra, conducted by Nicholas Collon, performs the winning entries from this year's Proms Inspire Young Composers' Competition. (Reduced seating capacity) Read about the Proms Inspire scheme for Young Composers

  • Prom 30: National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
    Sat 6 Aug 2011, 6.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Gabriel Prokofiev - Concerto for Turntables and Orchestra (21 mins)
    Benjamin Britten - Piano Concerto (35 mins)
    Gould - Boogie Woogie Etude (2 mins)
    Sergey Prokofiev - Romeo and Juliet - selection (50 mins)

  • Prom 31: Nigel Kennedy plays Bach
    Sat 6 Aug 2011, 10.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    J. S. Bach - Partita for Solo Violin No. 3 in E major, BWV 1006 (4 mins)
    J. S. Bach - Partita for Solo Violin No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004 (36 mins)
    J. S. Bach - Das Pendel (arr. Kennedy) (7 mins)
    Waller - How can you face me now? (arr. Nigel Kennedy) (7 mins)
    Waller - Honeysuckle Rose (arr. Nigel Kennedy) (7 mins)
    Waller - Viper’s Drag (arr. Nigel Kennedy) (5 mins)

  • Proms Plus Sing: Choral Sunday
    Sun 7 Aug 2011, 1.00pm, Royal College of Music

    Led by Anna Flannagan with members of the BBC SingersFeaturing excerpts from Mahler - Das klagende Lied (Prom 32) As part of our Choral Sundays series this is a chance for adults (aged 16+) to come and spend the afternoon singing in a free two-hour session at the Royal College of Music. Enter the fairy-tale world of Mahler's Das klagende Lied by preparing your own performance alongside professional singers. Ideal for enthusiastic amateur singers aged 16-plus. All voice types and skill-levels welcome, members of the BBC Singers will be there to give you a helping hand!   

  • Proms Plus Intro: Mahler's Das klagende Lied
    Sun 7 Aug 2011, 5.15pm, Royal College of Music

    The fourth in the series of introductions to the music performed in Proms Choral Sundays. Andrew McGregor explores Mahler's Das klagende Lied with recorded extracts and with live music examples from members of the BBC Symphony Orchestra and BBC Singers. Ideal for anyone wanting to explore classical music.

  • Prom 32: Brahms & Mahler
    Sun 7 Aug 2011, 7.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Johannes Brahms - Violin Concerto in D major (40 mins)
    Gustav Mahler - Das klagende Lied (original version) (68 mins)

  • Proms Chamber Music 4: Katia Buniatishvili plays Liszt & Prokofiev
    Mon 8 Aug 2011, 1.00pm, Cadogan Hall

    Liszt - Piano Sonata in B minor (30 mins)
    Liszt - Liebesträume, S541 (5 mins)
    Sergey Prokofiev - Piano Sonata No. 7 in B flat major (19 mins)
    Chopin - Preludes, Op 28 - No. 4 in E minor (2 mins)

  • Proms Plus Literary: Scandinavian Crime Writing
    Mon 8 Aug 2011, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    Val McDermid and Louise Welsh, award-winning crime writers, explore the explosion in Scandinavian crime-writing, from Henning Mankell's Wallander to Stieg Larsson's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and rising star Jo Nesbø. Rana Mitter hosts.

  • Prom 33: Sibelius, Grieg & Nielsen
    Mon 8 Aug 2011, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Jean Sibelius - Symphony No. 6 in D minor, Op 104 (28 mins)
    Edvard Grieg - Piano Concerto in A minor (30 mins)
    Liszt - Etudes d'exécution transcendante d'après Paganini, S140 (5 mins)
    Carl Nielsen - Symphony No. 4, 'Inextinguishable' (35 mins)
    Alfvén - Bergakungen, Op 37 (4 mins)

  • Proms Plus Intro: Frank Bridge
    Tue 9 Aug 2011, 5.15pm, Royal College of Music

    Louise Fryer is joined by Dr Kate Kennedy and composer and writer Anthony Payne to explore the life and works of English composer Frank Bridge, and to discuss why he should be better known.

  • Prom 34: Bridge, Holt, Dupré & Saint-Saëns
    Tue 9 Aug 2011, 7.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Bridge - Enter Spring (17 mins)
    Bridge - Blow out you bugles (5 mins)
    Simon Holt - Centauromachy (20 mins)
    Dupré - Cortège et litanie (6 mins)
    Camille Saint-Saëns - Symphony No. 3 in C minor, 'Organ' (36 mins)

  • Proms Plus Intro: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
    Wed 10 Aug 2011, 5.15pm, Royal College of Music

    Matthew Rowe and musicians from the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra offer an illustrated guide to the works in tonight's programme with recorded and live musical examples. Ideal for anyone wanting to explore classical music.

  • Prom 35: Liszt, Glière & Rachmaninov
    Wed 10 Aug 2011, 7.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Liszt - Mazeppa (17 mins)
    Glière - Concerto for Coloratura Soprano (14 mins)
    Sergey Rachmaninov - Symphony No. 2 in E minor (62 mins)

  • Prom 36: Steve Reich & Ensemble Modern
    Wed 10 Aug 2011, 10.15pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Steve Reich - Clapping Music (5 mins)
    Steve Reich - Electric Counterpoint (15 mins)
    Steve Reich - Music for 18 Musicians (55 mins)

  • Proms Plus Family: BBC Philharmonic
    Thu 11 Aug 2011, 5.30pm, Royal College of Music

    Rachel Leach and musicians from the BBC Philharmonic take you on a fast-paced ride through the works in this evening's concert. Come along with your instrument, meet the musicians and get to know the stories behind the music.

  • Prom 37: Bridge, Brahms, Holst & Elgar
    Thu 11 Aug 2011, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Bridge - Overture 'Rebus' (9 mins)
    Johannes Brahms - 'Piano Concerto No. 3' in D major (after Violin Concerto) (39 mins)
    Robert Schumann - Waldszenen - Freundliche Landschaft (2 mins)
    Gustav Holst - Invocation (10 mins)
    Benjamin Britten - Suite for Solo Cello No. 1 (3 mins)
    Edward Elgar - 'Enigma' Variations (28 mins)

  • Proms Plus Literary: Film Music
    Fri 12 Aug 2011, 5.15pm, Royal College of Music

    Sir Ronald Harwood, Oscar-winning screenwriter of The Pianist and The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, and Neil Brand, doyen of silent film pianists, discuss the role of music in film - from the Keystone Kops to indie films. Matthew Sweet presents.

  • Prom 38: Film Music Prom
    Fri 12 Aug 2011, 7.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Bernard Herrmann - Music from The Man Who Knew Too Much, Citizen Kane, and Psycho (18 mins)
    Ennio Morricone - Cinema Paradiso - theme (7 mins)
    William Walton - Henry V (21 mins)
    John Williams - Star Wars, Schindler's List and Harry Potter (14 mins)
    Jonny Greenwood - Norwegian Wood - suite (arr. Robert Ziegler) (10 mins)
    Sir Richard Rodney Bennett - Murder on the Orient Express (8 mins)
    Barry - Out of Africa - Love Theme (7 mins)
    Various - Music from the James Bond films (10 mins)
    Ennio Morricone - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - Main Theme (3 mins)

  • Prom 39: Spaghetti Western Orchestra
    Fri 12 Aug 2011, 10.15pm, Royal Albert Hall

    The inventive Spaghetti Western Orchestra present their own unique take on Western soundtracks and the music of Ennio Morricone - look out for asthma inhalers, cereal packets and other unlikely instruments.

  • Proms Saturday Matinee 1: Bennett, Dutilleux & Maconchy
    Sat 13 Aug 2011, 3.00pm, Cadogan Hall

    Sir Richard Rodney Bennett - Dream Dancing (16 mins)
    Henri Dutilleux - Les citations (14 mins)
    Maconchy - Romanza (12 mins)
    Sir Richard Rodney Bennett - Jazz Calendar (30 mins)

  • Proms Plus Literary: Humour in Literature
    Sat 13 Aug 2011, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    Since Chaucer's Canterbury Tales 600 years ago, writers have been making us laugh - but what makes literary comic gold? Comedians Natalie Haynes and Steve Punt join Matthew Sweet to unveil and perform their favourite humorous writing from down the ages.

  • Prom 40: Comedy Prom
    Sat 13 Aug 2011, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Musician, actor, comedian and rock 'n' roll superstar Tim Minchin hosts a Proms first - the Comedy Prom. Tim is joined by Sue Perkins, Susan Bullock (soprano), Danny Driver (piano), Kit and the Widow, Beardyman, The Boy with Tape on his Face, Doc Brown, the Mongrels, the BBC Concert Orchestra, Andrew Litton (guest conductor) and Jules Buckley (music director).

  • Proms Plus Late
    Sat 13 Aug 2011, 9.40pm, Royal Albert Hall

    If you are not quite ready to leave when the last note of the concert has faded into silence, then our new series of relaxed and informal post-concert events in the Royal Albert Hall’s Elgar Room is for you. Featuring poetry and music from young artists, it is the perfect way for concert-goers to round off the evening. Free tickets to Proms Plus Lates in the Elgar Room are available to ticket-holders of the evening Prom from Door 6 of the Royal Albert Hall in the interval of the concert (except 5 August available 30 minutes before the concert).  

  • Proms Plus Sing: Choral Sunday
    Sun 14 Aug 2011, 1.00pm, Royal College of Music

    Led by Anna Flannagan with members of the BBC SingersFeaturing excerpts from Britten - Cantata misericordium; Spring Symphony (Prom 41)      As part of our Choral Sundays series this is a chance for adults (aged 16+) to come and spend the afternoon singing in a free two-hour session at the Royal College of Music. Come and take up the challenge of singing Britten's choral music by joining the chorus for a session exploring some of the works from tonight's Prom. Ideal for enthusiastic amateur singers aged 16-plus. All voice types and skill-levels welcome, members of the BBC Singers will be there to give you a helping hand!       

  • Proms Plus Intro: Benjamin Britten
    Sun 14 Aug 2011, 5.15pm, Royal College of Music

    The fifth in the series of introductions to the music performed in Proms Choral Sundays. Sara Mohr-Pietsch explores Britten's Spring Symphony with recorded extracts and with live music examples from members of the BBC Symphony Orchestra and BBC Singers. Ideal for anyone wanting to explore classical music.

  • Prom 41: Joby Talbot & Britten
    Sun 14 Aug 2011, 7.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Joby Talbot - Chacony in G minor (after Purcell) (7 mins)
    Benjamin Britten - Cantata misericordium (20 mins)
    Benjamin Britten - Sinfonia da Requiem (20 mins)
    Benjamin Britten - Spring Symphony (45 mins)

  • Proms Chamber Music 5: Britten & Bridge
    Mon 15 Aug 2011, 1.00pm, Cadogan Hall

    Benjamin Britten - Phantasy (14 mins)
    Bridge - Three Idylls - No. 2 (3 mins)
    Bridge - Piano Quintet (27 mins)

  • Proms Plus Family: Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake
    Mon 15 Aug 2011, 5.30pm, Royal College of Music

    Join Rachel Leach and dancer Monica Mason for an interactive introduction to tonight's music. Ideal for all the family - bring along your instrument and join in!

  • Prom 42: Tchaikovsky – Swan Lake
    Mon 15 Aug 2011, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake (118 mins)

  • Proms Plus Intro: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Tue 16 Aug 2011, 5.15pm, Royal College of Music

    Sara Mohr-Pietsch and musicians from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra offer an illustrated guide to the works in tonight's programme with recorded and live musical examples. Ideal for anyone wanting to explore classical music.

  • Prom 43: Copland, Bax, Barber, Bartók & Prokofiev
    Tue 16 Aug 2011, 7.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Aaron Copland - Fanfare for the Common Man (3 mins)
    Bax - Symphony No. 2 (39 mins)
    Samuel Barber - Adagio for strings (8 mins)
    Béla Bartók - Piano Concerto No. 2 (28 mins)
    Sergey Prokofiev - Symphony No. 4 in C major (revised version,1947) (37 mins)

  • Proms Plus Literary: Dante's Divine Comedy
    Wed 17 Aug 2011, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    Dante's Divine Comedy and his character Francesca da Rimini have inspired writers from Milton to T. S. Eliot and the Beats. Historical novelist Sarah Dunant and Margaret Kean, author of Inferno, discuss the great Italian poet with presenter Susan Hitch.

  • Prom 44: Shostakovich, Stravinsky & Tchaikovsky
    Wed 17 Aug 2011, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Dmitry Shostakovich - The Age of Gold - suite (16 mins)
    Dmitry Shostakovich - Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor (39 mins)
    Dmitry Shostakovich - Dolls' Dances - Lyric Waltz (orch. Tamas Batiashvili) (4 mins)
    Igor Stravinsky - Petrushka (1947 version) (34 mins)
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Francesca da Rimini (22 mins)

  • Proms Plus Portraits: Thomas Larcher
    Thu 18 Aug 2011, 5.15pm, Royal College of Music

    Thomas Larcher discusses his Double Concerto with Andrew McGregor, and introduces performances of his Antennen- Requiem für H. and extracts from his Cello Sonata and Kraken by musicians from the Royal College of Music.

  • Prom 45: Thomas Larcher & Bruckner
    Thu 18 Aug 2011, 7.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Thomas Larcher - Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra (c25 mins)
    Anton Bruckner - Symphony No. 5 in B flat major (75 mins)

  • Prom 46: Viktoria Mullova & Matthew Barley
    Thu 18 Aug 2011, 10.15pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Bratsch - Bi Lovengo (arr. Barley) (3 mins)
    Lewis-Bratsch - Django (arr. Barley) (6 mins)
    Kodály - Duo, Op. 7 (26 mins)
    Joe Zawinul - Pursuit of the Woman with the Feathered Hat (arr. Barley) (6 mins)
    Matthew Barley - Yura (4 mins)
    Joe Zawinul - The Peasant (arr. Barley) (10 mins)
    DuOud - For Nedim (For Nadia) (arr. Barley) (6 mins)
    Florian Hermann - Ochychorny (arr. Matthew Barley) (5 mins)

  • Proms Plus Intro: Johannes Brahms
    Fri 19 Aug 2011, 5.15pm, Royal College of Music

    Despite the popularity of Brahms's music, the man behind it remains little known and often misunderstood. Musicologist Kenneth Hamilton and critic and broadcaster Stephen Johnson seek out the real Brahms. Presented by Tom Service.

  • Prom 47: Brahms – Symphony No. 3 & Piano Concerto No. 1
    Fri 19 Aug 2011, 7.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Johannes Brahms - Symphony No. 3 in F major (38 mins)
    Johannes Brahms - Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor (45 mins)
    Robert Schumann - Fantasiestücke, Op 12 (4 mins)

  • Prom 48: Brahms & Schumann
    Fri 19 Aug 2011, 10.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Johannes Brahms - Three Intermezzos, Op. 117 (7 mins)
    Robert Schumann - Introduction and Concert Allegro, Op. 134 (13 mins)
    Johannes Brahms - Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor (42 mins)

  • Proms Saturday Matinee 2: Maxwell Davies, Aperghis & Sir Harrison Birtwistle
    Sat 20 Aug 2011, 3.00pm, Cadogan Hall

    Sir Peter Maxwell Davies - Il rozzo martello (12 mins)
    Georges Aperghis - Champ-Contrechamp (c15 mins)
    Sir Harrison Birtwistle - Angel Fighter (35 mins)

  • Proms Plus Literary: Musicians' Literary Passions - Andrew Litton
    Sat 20 Aug 2011, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    Eminent American conductor Andrew Litton continues our new four-part series of events in which musicians from this year's Proms season introduce a personal choice of readings from their favourite fiction and poetry. Joining us for our readings today is actor Charles Dance.

  • Prom 49: Brahms – Piano Concerto No. 2 & Symphony No. 4
    Sat 20 Aug 2011, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Johannes Brahms - Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major (50 mins)
    Johannes Brahms - Symphony No. 4 in E minor (42 mins)

  • Proms Plus Late
    Sat 20 Aug 2011, 9.40pm, Royal Albert Hall

    If you are not quite ready to leave when the last note of the concert has faded into silence, then our new series of relaxed and informal post-concert events in the Royal Albert Hall’s Elgar Room is for you. Featuring poetry and music from young artists, it is the perfect way for concert-goers to round off the evening. Free tickets to Proms Plus Lates in the Elgar Room are available to ticket-holders of the evening Prom from Door 6 of the Royal Albert Hall in the interval of the concert (except 5 August available 30 minutes before the concert).

  • Proms Plus Sing: Choral Sunday
    Sun 21 Aug 2011, 1.00pm, Royal College of Music

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  • Proms Plus Intro: Mozart's Requiem
    Sun 21 Aug 2011, 5.15pm, Royal College of Music

    The sixth in the series of introductions to the music performed in Proms Choral Sundays. Matthew Rowe explores this evening's works with recorded extracts and with live music examples from members of the City of London Sinfonia. Ideal for anyone wanting to explore classical music.

  • Prom 50: Britten, Colin Matthews & Mozart
    Sun 21 Aug 2011, 7.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Benjamin Britten - Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op 10 (25 mins)
    Colin Matthews - No Man’s Land (25 mins)
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Requiem in D minor (compl. Süssmayr) (55 mins)

  • Proms Chamber Music 6: Emmanuel Pahud & Eric Le Sage
    Mon 22 Aug 2011, 1.00pm, Cadogan Hall

    Martinů - Flute Sonata (18 mins)
    Henri Dutilleux - Sonatine (9 mins)
    Sergey Prokofiev - Flute Sonata (24 mins)

  • Proms Plus Portrait: Kevin Volans
    Mon 22 Aug 2011, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    Kevin Volans - Piano Concerto No. 3 ()

  • Prom 51: Wagner, Liszt, Kevin Volans & Brahms
    Mon 22 Aug 2011, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Liszt - La notte (12 mins)
    Kevin Volans - Piano Concerto No. 3 (22 mins)
    Johannes Brahms - Symphony No. 1 in C minor (45 mins)

  • Proms Plus Intro: London Symphony Orchestra
    Tue 23 Aug 2011, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    Fraser Trainer and musicians from the London Symphony Orchestra offer an illustrated guide to the works in tonight's concert with recorded and live musical examples. Ideal for anyone wanting to explore classical music.

  • Prom 52: Prokofiev & Dutilleux
    Tue 23 Aug 2011, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Sergey Prokofiev - Symphony No. 1 in D major, 'Classical' (15 mins)
    Henri Dutilleux - L'arbre des songes (25 mins)
    Henri Dutilleux - Slava’s Fanfare (4 mins)
    Sergey Prokofiev - Symphony No. 5 in B flat major (43 mins)

  • Proms Plus Family: Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester
    Wed 24 Aug 2011, 5.00pm, Royal College of Music

    Rachel Leach and musicians from the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester invite you to join them in a lively and interactive guide to the pieces in tonight's Prom. Bring along your instrument and get involved!

  • Prom 53: Stravinsky, Ravel & Tchaikovsky
    Wed 24 Aug 2011, 7.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Igor Stravinsky - Symphony in Three Movements (20 mins)
    Maurice Ravel - Shéhérazade (17 mins)
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 4 in F minor (42 mins)

  • Prom 54: Marc-André Hamelin plays Liszt
    Wed 24 Aug 2011, 10.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Liszt - Legend No. 2, 'St Francis of Paola Walking on the Water' (9 mins)
    Liszt - Fantasia and Fugue on B-A-C-H (12 mins)
    Liszt - Bénédiction de Dieu dans la solitude (18 mins)
    Liszt - Venezia e Napoli (18 mins)
    Liszt - 2 Études de concert (4 mins)
    Sabaneyev - Prelude, Op 10 No. 5 (3 mins)

  • Proms Plus Intro: Handel's Operas
    Thu 25 Aug 2011, 5.15pm, Royal College of Music

    Handel expert Ruth Smith and writer, critic and Handel biographer Jonathan Keates join Louise Fryer to explore Rinaldo, Handel's first opera for London, and place it in the context of his extraordinary genius as a theatre composer.

  • Prom 55: Handel – Rinaldo
    Thu 25 Aug 2011, 7.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    George Frideric Handel - Rinaldo (140 mins)

  • Proms Plus Literary: Prince Albert
    Fri 26 Aug 2011, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    The death of Prince Albert 150 years ago inspired the creation of the home of the Proms, the Royal Albert Hall. Historians Kate Williams and Dan Cruickshank join Matthew Sweet to reassess the Prince Consort and his legacy “the Albertopolis”.

  • Prom 56: Strauss & Mahler
    Fri 26 Aug 2011, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Richard Strauss - Burleske (20 mins)
    Gustav Mahler - Symphony No. 6 in A minor (85 mins)

  • Proms Plus Family Orchestra and Chorus: Mozart and Beethoven
    Sat 27 Aug 2011, 1.00pm, Royal College of Music

    A Mozart- and Beethoven-themed Family Orchestra and Chorus session for enthusiastic musicians of all abilities and instruments.

  • Proms Saturday Matinee 3: Hildegard, Britten, Sir Harrison Birtwistle & Stevie Wishart
    Sat 27 Aug 2011, 3.00pm, Cadogan Hall

    Hildegard of Bingen - Symphonia armonie celestium revelationum - selection (10 mins)
    Benjamin Britten - Sacred and Profane (14 mins)
    Sir Harrison Birtwistle - Narration: A Description of the Passing of a Year (10 mins)
    Stevie Wishart - Out of This World (c25 mins)

  • Proms Plus Literary: Musicians' Literary Passions - Matthew Barley
    Sat 27 Aug 2011, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    Dynamic cellist Matthew Barley is the third guest in this four-part series in which musicians from this year's Proms season introduce their favourite works of fiction and poetry. Susan Hitch hosts and joining us for our readings today is actor Charles Dance.

  • Prom 57: Anders Hillborg, Mozart & Beethoven
    Sat 27 Aug 2011, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Anders Hillborg - Cold Heat (13 mins)
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 27 in B flat major, K595 (31 mins)
    Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, 'Eroica', Op 55 (50 mins)

  • Proms Plus Late
    Sat 27 Aug 2011, 9.50pm, Royal Albert Hall

    If you are not quite ready to leave when the last note of the concert has faded into silence, then our new series of relaxed and informal post-concert events in the Royal Albert Hall’s Elgar Room is for you. Featuring poetry and music from young artists, it is the perfect way for concert-goers to round off the evening. Presented by Petroc Trelawney with music from Suzanne Houston, Kristan Harvey, Matt Robinson and poetry from Paul Batchelor. Free tickets to Proms Plus Lates in the Elgar Room are available to ticket-holders of the evening Prom from Door 6 of the Royal Albert Hall in the interval of the concert (except 5 August available 30 minutes before the concert).

  • Proms Plus Sing: Choral Sunday
    Sun 28 Aug 2011, 2.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Led by Mary King with members of the BBC SingersFeaturing excerpts from Mendelssohn- Elijah (Prom 58) As part of our Choral Sundays series this is a chance for adults (aged 16+) to come and spend the afternoon singing in a free two-hour session at the Royal Albert Hall. Come and join professional singers to create a performance of parts of Mendelssohn's Elijah in only two hours. Ideal for enthusiastic amateur singers aged 16-plus. All voice types and skill-levels welcome, members of the BBC Singers will be there to give you a helping hand!  Please note this event is now fully subscribed.  

  • Proms Plus Intro: Mendelssohn's Elijah
    Sun 28 Aug 2011, 5.15pm, Royal College of Music

    The seventh in the series of introductions to the music performed in Proms Choral Sundays. Andrew McGregor explores Mendelssohn's Elijah with recorded extracts and with live music examples from members of the Gabrieli Consort & Players. Ideal for anyone wanting to explore classical music.

  • Prom 58: Mendelssohn – Elijah
    Sun 28 Aug 2011, 7.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Felix Mendelssohn - Elijah (128 mins)

  • Proms Plus Family Orchestra and Chorus: Hollywood
    Mon 29 Aug 2011, 1.00pm, Royal College of Music

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  • Proms Chamber Music 7: Yo-Yo Ma & Kathryn Stott
    Mon 29 Aug 2011, 1.00pm, Cadogan Hall

    Graham Fitkin - L (10 mins)
    Gismonti and Carneira - Bodas de prata and Quatro cantos (10 mins)
    Sergey Rachmaninov - Cello Sonata in G minor (34 mins)

  • Proms Plus Intro: John Wilson
    Mon 29 Aug 2011, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    Tonight's conductor John Wilson explores the themes of tonight's Prom and the unique partnership of song and dance during the Golden Age of film musicals. Presented by Louise Fryer with Ed Seckerson.    

  • Prom 59: Hooray for Hollywood
    Mon 29 Aug 2011, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    John Wilson Orchestra - Hooray for Hollywood (2 hours)

  • Proms Plus Literary: William Golding
    Tue 30 Aug 2011, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    William Golding, Nobel Prize-winner, author of Lord of the Flies and Rites of Passage, was born 100 years ago. His biographer John Carey and Meg Rosoff celebrate the centenary of one of Britain's greatest post-war novelists with readings by Simon Woods.    

  • Prom 60: Mozart & Bruckner
    Tue 30 Aug 2011, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 25 in C major, K503 (33 mins)
    Anton Bruckner - Symphony No. 8 in C minor (1890 version, ed. Nowak) (85 mins)

  • Proms Plus Portraits: Graham Fitkin
    Wed 31 Aug 2011, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    Graham Fitkin, in conversation with Tom Service, discusses his Cello Concerto for Yo-Yo Ma and introduces performances of his chamber works Sciosophy, Hurl and Sinew by musicians from the London Sinfonietta Academy Ensemble.

  • Prom 61: Fitkin & Beethoven
    Wed 31 Aug 2011, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Graham Fitkin - Cello Concerto (c27 mins)
    Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 9 in D minor, 'Choral' (70 mins)

  • Proms Plus Intro: Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
    Thu 1 Sept 2011, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    Louise Fryer and musicians from the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra offer an illustrated guide to the works in tonight's programme with recorded and live musical examples. Ideal for anyone wanting to explore classical music. PLEASE NOTE THAT ENTRY TO PROMS PLUS AT THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF MUSIC ON 1st SEPTEMBER WILL ON THIS OCCASION REQUIRE A TICKET FOR THE EVENING PROM TO BE SHOWN

  • Prom 62: Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
    Thu 1 Sept 2011, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Webern - Passacaglia, Op. 1 (11 mins)
    Max Bruch - Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor (24 mins)
    Albéniz - Iberia (16 mins)
    Rimsky-Korsakov - Capriccio espagnol (15 mins)

  • Proms Plus Intro: Budapest Festival Orchestra
    Fri 2 Sept 2011, 5.15pm, Royal College of Music

    Fraser Trainer and musicians offer an illustrated guide to the works in tonight's programme with recorded and live musical examples. Ideal for anyone wanting to explore classical music.

  • Prom 63: Liszt & Mahler
    Fri 2 Sept 2011, 7.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Liszt - Der Tanz in der Dorfschenke (Mephisto Waltz No. 1) (12 mins)
    Gustav Mahler - Blumine (7 mins)
    Liszt - Totentanz (15 mins)
    Gustav Mahler - Symphony No. 1 in D major (55 mins)

  • Prom 64: Audience Choice
    Fri 2 Sept 2011, 10.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Create your own Prom! Tonight the audience choose what they would like to hear, selecting from the Budapest Festival Orchestra‘s music library.  

  • Proms Saturday Matinee 4: Tippett, John Tavener & Gubaidulina
    Sat 3 Sept 2011, 3.00pm, Cadogan Hall

    Michael Tippett - The Windhover (3 mins)
    Michael Tippett - Plebs angelica (4 mins)
    John Tavener - Popule meus (14 mins)
    Michael Tippett - Little Music for Strings (11 mins)
    Sofia Gubaidulina - The Canticle of the Sun (42 mins)

  • Proms Plus Literary: Musicians' Literary Passions - Tasmin Little
    Sat 3 Sept 2011, 5.15pm, Royal College of Music

    Tasmin Little, creator of the groundbreaking 'Naked Violin' project, completes the series of events in which musicians from this year's Proms season introduce a personal choice of readings from their favourite fiction and poetry.

  • Prom 65: Elgar, Berkeley, Rachmaninov & Kodály
    Sat 3 Sept 2011, 7.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Edward Elgar - Overture 'Cockaigne (In London Town)' (15 mins)
    Michael Berkeley - Organ Concerto (20 mins)
    Sergey Rachmaninov - Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (25 mins)
    Kodály - Háry János - suite (24 mins)

  • Proms Plus Late
    Sat 3 Sept 2011, 9.15pm, Royal Albert Hall

    If you are not quite ready to leave when the last note of the concert has faded into silence, then our new series of relaxed and informal post-concert events in the Royal Albert Hall’s Elgar Room is for you. Featuring poetry and music from young artists, it is the perfect way for concert-goers to round off the evening. Free tickets to Proms Plus Lates in the Elgar Room are available to ticket-holders of the evening Prom from Door 6 of the Royal Albert Hall in the interval of the concert (except 5 August available 30 minutes before the concert).

  • Proms Plus Sing: Choral Sunday
    Sun 4 Sept 2011, 1.00pm, Royal College of Music

    Led by David Hill with members of the BBC SingersFeaturing excerpts from Beethoven - Missa solemnis (Prom 67) As part of our Choral Sundays series this is a chance for adults (aged 16+) to come and spend the afternoon singing in a free two-hour session at the Royal College of Music. If you love powerful choral music and would like to be immersed in the work from tonight's Prom by singing some of it yourself, then come and join professional singers to rehearse a performance of movements from Beethoven's Missa solemnis. Ideal for enthusiastic amateur singers aged 16-plus. All voice types and skill-levels welcome, members of the BBC Singers will be there to give you a helping hand!     

  • Prom 66: Organ recital - Thierry Escaich
    Sun 4 Sept 2011, 4.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Thierry Escaich - Overture in the Baroque Style (improvisation) (c5 mins)
    J. S. Bach - Chorale Prelude 'Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland', BWV 659 (4 mins)
    Thierry Escaich - Evocation III (on 'Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland') (5 mins)
    Reger - Chorale Prelude 'Jauchz, Erd, und Himmel, juble hell', Op. 67 No. 15 (3 mins)
    Franck - Chorale No. 2 in B minor (14 mins)
    Liszt - Adagio in D flat major, S759 (5 mins)
    Thierry Escaich - Triptych on Themes by Liszt (improvisation) (c15 mins)

  • Proms Plus Intro: Beethoven's Missa Solemnis
    Sun 4 Sept 2011, 5.15pm, Royal College of Music

    The last in the series of introductions to the music performed in Proms Choral Sundays. Sara Mohr-Pietsch explores Beethoven's Missa solemnis, with recorded extracts and with live music examples from members of the London Symphony Orchestra. Ideal for anyone wanting to explore classical music.

  • Prom 67: Beethoven – Missa Solemnis
    Sun 4 Sept 2011, 7.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Ludwig van Beethoven - Missa solemnis (90 mins)

  • Proms Chamber Music 8: Christian Tetzlaff & Lars Vogt
    Mon 5 Sept 2011, 1.00pm, Cadogan Hall

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Violin Sonata in A major, K526 (22 mins)
    Béla Bartók - Violin Sonata No. 1 (34 mins)

  • Proms Plus Literary: Proms Poetry Competition
    Mon 5 Sept 2011, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    Poet and former Children's Laureate Michael Rosen and presenter Ian McMillan introduce the winning entries in the first ever Proms Poetry competition.

  • Prom 68: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra & Hélène Grimaud
    Mon 5 Sept 2011, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Braunfels - Fantastic Appearances of a Theme of Hector Berlioz - excerpts (14 mins)
    Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major (35 mins)
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 5 in E minor (45 mins)

  • Proms Plus Intro: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
    Tue 6 Sept 2011, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    Petroc Trelawny introduces members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and discusses their work, the current climate for American orchestras and the challenges they face.

  • Prom 69: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra & Anne-Sophie Mutter
    Tue 6 Sept 2011, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Richard Wagner - Lohengrin (9 mins)
    Wolfgang Rihm - Gesungene Zeit (24 mins)
    Gustav Mahler - Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor (73 mins)

  • Proms Plus Intro: The 2011 Proms Season
    Wed 7 Sept 2011, 5.15pm, Royal College of Music

    Proms Director Roger Wright is joined by Chris Cotton, Chief Executive of the Royal Albert Hall, to look back over the 2011 season and take questions from the audience. Presented by Petroc Trelawny.

  • Prom 70: Bridge, Sir Harrison Birtwistle & Holst
    Wed 7 Sept 2011, 7.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Bridge - Isabella (13 mins)
    Sir Harrison Birtwistle - Concerto for Violin and Orchestra (31 mins)
    Gustav Holst - The Planets (50 mins)

  • Prom 71: Tribute to Stan Kenton
    Wed 7 Sept 2011, 10.15pm, Royal Albert Hall

    We salute the artistry and creative ambition of jazz legend Stan Kenton, born 100 years ago.

  • Proms Plus Literary: Instruments in Literature - The Piano
    Thu 8 Sept 2011, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    How well do the great works of fiction depict musical instruments? Music-lover Rabbi Julia Neuberger explores the piano’s literary life across the ages in conversation with Anne McElvoy, with musical illustrations from Elizabeth Burley and readings by Barbara Flynn. Edited version broadcast on BBC Radio 3 during tonight's interval.

  • Prom 72: Philadelphia Orchestra & Janine Jansen
    Thu 8 Sept 2011, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Jean Sibelius - Finlandia (8 mins)
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Violin Concerto (35 mins)
    Sergey Rachmaninov - Symphonic Dances (36 mins)
    Maurice Ravel - La valse (12 mins)

  • Proms Plus Intro: Weber's Der Freischutz
    Fri 9 Sept 2011, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    Conductor Sir John Eliot Gardiner discusses tonight's performance of Der Freischütz - a cornerstone of German Romantic opera reimagined by Berlioz for French audiences - in conversation with Tom Service.

  • Prom 73: Weber arr. Berlioz – Der Freischütz
    Fri 9 Sept 2011, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Carl Maria von Weber - Der Freischütz (135 mins)

  • Proms Plus Sing: Last Night
    Sat 10 Sept 2011, 5.15pm, Royal College of Music

    Start your Last Night celebrations in singalong style with vocal coach and musical director Stuart Barr. Blow the cobwebs off Rule, Britannia!, Jerusalem and music by Richard Rodgers, and create your own Last Night human orchestra. No need to book - just turn up!

  • Proms in the Park - Hyde Park
    Sat 10 Sept 2011, 5.30pm, Hyde Park, London

    The BBC Proms in the Park experience offers a live open-air concert with high-profile artists and presenters, culminating in a BBC Big Screen link-up to the Royal Albert Hall and a firework finale in the park. So gather together your friends, pack a picnic and get ready for a fabulous night out. Update 10 September: We are sorry to announce that due to ill health Josh Groban has withdrawn from BBC Proms in the Park in Hyde Park

  • Prom 74: Last Night of the Proms
    Sat 10 Sept 2011, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Sir Peter Maxwell Davies - Musica benevolens (c4 mins)
    Béla Bartók - The Miraculous Mandarin - suite (20 mins)
    Richard Wagner - Götterdämmerung (18 mins)
    Liszt - Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat major (19 mins)
    Chopin - Grande Polonaise brillante, Op. 22 (9 mins)
    Grainger - Mo nighean dubh (My Dark-Haired Maiden) (4 mins)
    Benjamin Britten - The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra (20 mins)
    Richard Rodgers - The Sound of Music (4 mins)
    Richard Rodgers - Carousel – 'You'll never walk alone' (3 mins)
    Edward Elgar - Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D major ('Land of Hope and Glory') (8 mins)
    Arne - Rule, Britannia! (8 mins)
    Hubert Parry - Jerusalem (4 mins)
    Traditional - The National Anthem (2 mins)

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