Seasons - 2012

Fri 13 July 2012 - Sat 8 Sept 2012

  • Proms Plus In Tune
    Fri 13 July 2012, 4.30pm, Royal College of Music

    Sean Rafferty and Suzy Klein present a live Proms edition of BBC Radio 3’s In Tune, featuring artists from the season.

  • Prom 1: First Night of the Proms
    Fri 13 July 2012, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Mark-Anthony Turnage - Canon Fever (3 mins)
    Edward Elgar - Overture 'Cockaigne (In London Town)' (15 mins)
    Frederick Delius - Sea Drift (25 mins)
    Michael Tippett - Suite for the Birthday of Prince Charles (16 mins)
    Edward Elgar - Coronation Ode, Op 44 (33 mins)

  • Proms Plus Sing
    Sat 14 July 2012, 1.30pm, Royal College of Music

    Bring your family to join professional singers in favourite songs from My Fair Lady. Ideal for family members aged 7-plus.

  • Proms Plus Literary
    Sat 14 July 2012, 5.15pm, Royal College of Music

    George Bernard Shaw’s play Pygmalion, the inspiration for My Fair Lady, is discussed by Shaw’s biographer Sir Michael Holroyd and Professor of Irish History, Roy Foster. Henry Higgins and Eliza Doolittle are brought to life by the actors Tim Pigott-Smith and Rachael Stirling, who recently appeared in Pygmalion on stage. Matthew Sweet presents.

  • Prom 2: Lerner & Loewe – My Fair Lady
    Sat 14 July 2012, 7.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Frederick Loewe - My Fair Lady (170 mins)

  • Proms Plus Late
    Sat 14 July 2012, 10.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Informal post-Prom music and poetry from emerging young talent.

  • Proms Plus Intro
    Sun 15 July 2012, 5.15pm, Royal College of Music

    Louise Fryer explores Debussy’s only completed opera with guests Richard Langham-Smith and Patrick McGuinness.

  • Prom 3: Debussy – Pelléas et Mélisande
    Sun 15 July 2012, 7.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Claude Debussy - Pelléas et Mélisande (145 mins)

  • Proms Chamber Music 1: Alice Coote sings French chansons
    Mon 16 July 2012, 1.00pm, Cadogan Hall

    Charles-François Gounod - Au printemps (2 mins)
    Camille Saint-Saëns - Aimons-nous (4 mins)
    Gabriel Fauré - Poème d'un jour (6 mins)
    Gabriel Fauré - Cinq mélodies 'de Venise' – En sourdine (3 mins)
    Gabriel Fauré - Au bord de l'eau (2 mins)
    Gabriel Fauré - Les roses d'Ispahan (3 mins)
    Gabriel Fauré - Le secret (2 mins)
    Gabriel Fauré - Notre amour (2 mins)
    Erik Satie - Je te veux (4 mins)
    Reynaldo Hahn - L'énamourée (4 mins)
    Reynaldo Hahn - Fumée (3 mins)
    Reynaldo Hahn - Dans la nuit (2 mins)
    Reynaldo Hahn - Chansons grises (2 mins)
    Francis Poulenc - Métamorphoses – C'est ainsi que tu es (2 mins)
    Francis Poulenc - Banalités – Hôtel, Voyages à Paris (2 mins)
    Francis Poulenc - Les chemins d'amour (4 mins)

  • Proms Plus Intro
    Mon 16 July 2012, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    Ara Guzelimian (Provost and Dean, Juilliard School of Music) and Jonathan Freeman-Attwood (Principal, Royal Academy of Music) discuss the long-standing series of collaborations between their distinguished conservatoires. Louise Fryer hosts.

  • Prom 4: Respighi, Ravel and Adams
    Mon 16 July 2012, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Ottorino Respighi - Roman Festivals (22 mins)
    Maurice Ravel - Piano Concerto in G major (22 mins)
    John Adams - City Noir (34 mins)

  • Proms Plus Portrait
    Tue 17 July 2012, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    Kaija Saariaho discusses Laterna magica with Tom Service prior to its UK premiere and introduces performances of her chamber works Serenatas and Tocar given by musicians from the London Sinfonietta Academy Ensemble.

  • Prom 5: Strauss, Saariaho & Sibelius
    Tue 17 July 2012, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Richard Strauss - Also sprach Zarathustra (32 mins)
    Richard Strauss - Four Last Songs (22 mins)
    Kaija Saariaho - Laterna magica (22 mins)
    Jean Sibelius - Symphony No. 7 in C major, Op 105 (23 mins)

  • Proms Plus Literary
    Wed 18 July 2012, 5.15pm, Royal College of Music

    Conductor Jane Glover begins a four-part series in which musicians from this year’s Proms season reveal their literary passions and talk about what they are reading this summer.

  • Prom 6: Lam, Rachmaninov & Prokofiev
    Wed 18 July 2012, 7.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Fung Lam - Endless Forms (c9 mins)
    Sergey Rachmaninov - Concerto for Piano No. 2 in C minor, Op 18 (35 mins)
    Earl Wild - Seven Virtuoso Études – I got rhythm (2 mins)
    Sergey Prokofiev - Symphony No. 6 in E flat minor, Op 111 (43 mins)

  • Prom 7: Handel – Water Music and Music for the Royal Fireworks
    Wed 18 July 2012, 10.15pm, Royal Albert Hall

    George Frideric Handel - Water Music Suite No. 1 in F major, HWV 348 (26 mins)
    George Frideric Handel - Water Music Suite No. 2 in D Major, HWV 349 (10 mins)
    George Frideric Handel - Water Music Suite No. 3 in G major, HWV 350 (10 mins)
    George Frideric Handel - Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351 (17 mins)

  • Proms Plus Intro
    Thu 19 July 2012, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    Musicians from the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment introduce Handel’s oratorio Judas Maccabaeus with musical examples. Sara Mohr-Pietsch presents.

  • Prom 8: Handel – Judas Maccabaeus
    Thu 19 July 2012, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    George Frideric Handel - Judas Maccabaeus, HWV 63 (130 mins)

  • Proms Plus Intro
    Fri 20 July 2012, 6.15pm, Royal College of Music

    On the first night of Daniel Barenboim’s Beethoven/Boulez cycle, the conductor talks to Proms Director Roger Wright.

  • Prom 9: Beethoven Cycle – Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2
    Fri 20 July 2012, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op 21 (25 mins)
    Pierre Boulez - Dérive 2 (45 mins)
    Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op 36 (35 mins)

  • Proms Plus Family Orchestra & Chorus
    Sat 21 July 2012, 2.00pm, Royal College of Music

    Beethoven Family Orchestra and Chorus, with a little bit of Boulez!

  • Proms Saturday Matinee 1: Bach – The Art of Fugue
    Sat 21 July 2012, 3.00pm, Cadogan Hall

    J. S. Bach - The Art of Fugue (arr. M. Esfahani) (70 mins)

  • Proms Plus Family
    Sat 21 July 2012, 5.30pm, Royal College of Music

    A live musical introduction perfect for all the family, with Rachel Leach and professional musicians. Bring your instrument and join in!

  • Prom 10: Beethoven Cycle – Symphonies Nos. 3 & 4
    Sat 21 July 2012, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 4 in B flat major, Op 60 (35 mins)
    Pierre Boulez - Dialogue de l'ombre double (20 mins)
    Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, 'Eroica', Op 55 (50 mins)

  • Proms Plus Late
    Sat 21 July 2012, 10.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Informal post-Prom music and poetry from emerging young talent.

  • Proms Plus Intro
    Sun 22 July 2012, 2.45pm, Royal College of Music

    An illustrated introduction to tonight’s performance of The Trojans with Sara Mohr-Pietsch.

  • Prom 11: Berlioz – The Trojans
    Sun 22 July 2012, 4.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Hector Berlioz - Les Troyens (255 mins)

  • Proms Chamber Music 2: Tenebrae
    Mon 23 July 2012, 1.00pm, Cadogan Hall

    Orlando Gibbons - First Set of Madrigals and Motets of Five Parts (1612) – selection (8 mins)
    Orlando Gibbons - The Cryes of London (7 mins)
    Julian Philips - Sorowfull Songes (c10 mins)
    Steve Martland - Street Songs – selection (22 mins)

  • Proms Plus Intro
    Mon 23 July 2012, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    Mariam Said and BBC Radio 3 New Generation Thinker Shahidha Bari on the story of the West–Eastern Divan Orchestra, with host Clemency Burton-Hill.

  • Prom 12: Beethoven Cycle – Symphonies Nos. 5 & 6
    Mon 23 July 2012, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 6 in F major 'Pastoral', Op 68 (40 mins)
    Pierre Boulez - Mémoriale ('… explosante-fixe …' Originel) (8 mins)
    Pierre Boulez - Messagesquisse (8 mins)
    Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 5 in C minor (30 mins)

  • Proms Plus Literary
    Tue 24 July 2012, 5.15pm, Royal College of Music

    Ed Stourton, presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Sunday, is joined by a panel of guests to explore the influence on contemporary Arabic literature of the social and political uprisings of the ‘Arab Spring’.

  • Prom 13: Beethoven Cycle – Symphonies Nos. 7 & 8
    Tue 24 July 2012, 7.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op 93 (25 mins)
    Pierre Boulez - Anthèmes 2 (25 mins)
    Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op 92 (35 min)

  • Prom 14: Kronos Quartet
    Tue 24 July 2012, 10.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Omar Souleyman - I'll Prevent the Hunters from Hunting You (La sidounak sayyada) (arr. Jacob Garchik) (4 mins)
    Sofia Gubaidulina - String Quartet No. 4 (12 mins)
    Ben Johnston - String Quartet No. 4, 'Amazing Grace' (11 mins)
    Nicole Lizée - The Golden Age of the Radiophonic Workshop (Fibre-Optic Flowers) (c10 mins)
    Traditional - Tusen tankar (A Thousand Thoughts) transcr. Ljova, arr. Kronos Quartet (5 mins)
    Aleksandra Vrebalov - … hold me, neighbor, in this storm … (22 mins)
    Clint Mansell - Death is the Road to Awe (9 mins)

  • Proms Plus Family
    Wed 25 July 2012, 5.30pm, Royal College of Music

    Rachel Leach takes you on a family-friendly whistle-stop tour of the evening Prom with live musical examples. Bring your instrument and join in.

  • Prom 15: Smetana, Prokofiev & Dvořák
    Wed 25 July 2012, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Bedřich Smetana - String Quartet No. 1 in E minor, 'From My Life' (orch. Szell) (28 mins)
    Sergey Prokofiev - Concerto for Violin No. 1 in D major, Op 19 (22 mins)
    Antonín Dvořák - Symphony No. 7 in D minor, Op 70 (35 mins)
    Eugène Ysaÿe - Violin Sonata No. 2, ‘Jacques Thibaud’ – 1st movement, ‘Obsession’ (8 mins)

  • Proms Plus Family
    Thu 26 July 2012, 5.00pm, Royal College of Music

    Join Rachel Leach and discover the stories behind the music, learn about the composers and perform alongside musicians from the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Bring your instrument and join in.

  • Prom 16: Elgar, Wood, Ravel & Debussy
    Thu 26 July 2012, 7.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Edward Elgar - In the South (Alassio) (23 mins)
    Hugh Wood - Concerto for Piano, Op 32 (30 mins)
    Maurice Ravel - Une barque sur l'océan (8 mins)
    Claude Debussy - La cathédrale engloutie (orch. Henry Wood) (8 mins)
    Claude Debussy - La mer (25 mins)

  • Prom 17: Beethoven & Boulez
    Thu 26 July 2012, 10.15pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Quintet in E flat major, Op 16 (25 mins)
    Pierre Boulez - Le marteau sans maître (35 mins)

  • Proms Plus Sing
    Fri 27 July 2012, 4.45pm, Royal College of Music

    Join Mary King in a special sing-through of the ‘Ode to Joy’ from Beethoven’s ‘Choral’ Symphony to mark the opening of the London Olympics. No need to book – just turn up!

  • Prom 18: Beethoven Cycle – Symphony No. 9, 'Choral'
    Fri 27 July 2012, 6.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 9 in D minor, 'Choral' (77 mins)

  • Proms Saturday Matinee 2: Les 24 Violons du Roy
    Sat 28 July 2012, 3.00pm, Cadogan Hall

    Jean-Baptiste Lully - Armide – suite (15 mins)
    Henri Desmarets - Circé – suite (10 mins)
    Marin Marais - Ariane et Bacchus – suite (15 mins)
    André Campra - Tancrède – suite (13 mins)
    Michel-Richard de Lalande - Symphonies pour les soupez du roy – suite (12 mins)

  • Proms Plus Intro
    Sat 28 July 2012, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    Join Stephen Johnson for an illustrated introduction to the music in tonight’s Prom.

  • Prom 19: Gudmundsen-Holmgreen, Shostakovich, Langgaard & Tchaikovsky
    Sat 28 July 2012, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Rued Langgaard - Symphony No. 11, ‘Ixion’ (5 mins)
    Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen - Incontri (14)
    Dmitry Shostakovich - Concerto for Cello No. 1 in E flat major, Op 107 (29 mins)
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 6 in B minor, 'Pathétique' (45 mins)
    Benjamin Britten - Cello Suite No. 2 (4 mins)

  • Proms Plus Late
    Sat 28 July 2012, 10.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Informal post-Prom music and poetry from emerging young talent.

  • Proms Plus Family Orchestra & Chorus
    Sun 29 July 2012, 11.00am, Royal College of Music

    Join the Family Orchestra and Chorus in creating its own Wallace & Gromit soundtrack!

  • Proms Plus Family Orchestra & Chorus
    Sun 29 July 2012, 1.30pm, Royal College of Music

    Join the Family Orchestra and Chorus in creating its own Wallace & Gromit soundtrack!

  • Prom 20: The Wallace & Gromit Prom: Musical Marvels!
    Sun 29 July 2012, 3.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Aaron Copland - Fanfare for the Common Man (4 mins)
    John Adams - Short Ride in a Fast Machine (5 mins)
    Claude Debussy - Clair de Lune (arr. Caplet) (5 mins)
    Dmitry Shostakovich - Symphony No. 4 in C minor, Op 43 (5 mins)
    Wallace - My Concerto in Ee, Lad (c5 mins)
    Julian Nott - A Matter of Loaf and Death (30 mins)

  • Proms Plus Intro
    Sun 29 July 2012, 6.15pm, Royal College of Music

    Stephen Johnson and musicians from the Aldeburgh World Orchestra give an illustrated introduction to the music in tonight’s Prom.   

  • Prom 21: Aldeburgh World Orchestra
    Sun 29 July 2012, 8.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Benjamin Britten - Sinfonia da Requiem (21 mins)
    Gustav Mahler - Symphony No. 10 – Adagio (22 mins)
    Charlotte Bray - At the Speed of Stillness (c10 mins)
    Igor Stravinsky - Le sacre du printemps (32 mins)

  • Proms Chamber Music 3: La Tarantella
    Mon 30 July 2012, 1.00pm, Cadogan Hall

    Various - La Tarantella (60 mins)

  • Proms Plus Literary
    Mon 30 July 2012, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    Conductor David Hill continues the series in which leading musicians from this year’s Proms season introduce their literary passions and talk about what they are reading this summer.  

  • Prom 22: Mozart, Mahler & Knussen
    Mon 30 July 2012, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Don Giovanni, K 527 (6 mins)
    Oliver Knussen - Symphony No. 2, Op 7 (17 mins)
    Gustav Mahler - Symphony No. 7 (78 mins)

  • Proms Plus Family Intro
    Tue 31 July 2012, 5.00pm, Royal College of Music

    Members of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales explore music by four great British composers. Bring your instrument and join in!

  • Prom 23: Vaughan Williams, Ireland, Delius & Walton
    Tue 31 July 2012, 7.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Ralph Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis (16 mins)
    John Ireland - These Things Shall Be (22 mins)
    Frederick Delius - The Walk to the Paradise Garden (10 mins)
    William Walton - Belshazzar's Feast (36 mins)

  • Prom 24: BBC Radio 3 World Routes Academy
    Tue 31 July 2012, 10.15pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Various - Vallenato music of northern Colombia (75mins)

  • Proms Plus Intro
    Wed 1 Aug 2012, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    Choral director Simon Halsey introduces the new BBC Proms Youth Choir project and discusses tonight’s programme with Ken Burton, Principal Conductor of the London Adventist Chorale. Martin Handley hosts.

  • Prom 25: Ives, Barber, Zimmermann & Tippett
    Wed 1 Aug 2012, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Charles Ives - The Unanswered Question (6 mins)
    Samuel Barber - Adagio for strings (8 mins)
    Bernd Alois Zimmermann - Nobody knows de trouble I see (15 mins)
    Michael Tippett - A Child of Our Time (72 mins)

  • Proms Plus Intro
    Thu 2 Aug 2012, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    A musical exploration of Bach’s Mass in B minor with Matthew Rowe and musicians from The English Concert.

  • Prom 26: Bach – Mass in B minor
    Thu 2 Aug 2012, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    J. S. Bach - Mass in B minor, BWV 232 (110 mins)

  • Proms Plus Literary
    Fri 3 Aug 2012, 6.00pm, Royal College of Music

    Poet Jackie Kay and novelist Ali Smith discuss one of the great Scottish novels, Sunset Song by Lewis Grassic Gibbon, the first part of his Scots Quair trilogy, set in a Scottish farming community.  

  • Prom 27: Wagner & Bruckner
    Fri 3 Aug 2012, 7.45pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Richard Wagner - Siegfried Idyll, WWV 103 (18 mins)
    Anton Bruckner - Symphony No. 8 in C minor (1890 version, ed. Nowak) (80 mins)

  • Prom 28: Ulster Youth Orchestra of Northern Ireland & Ulster Orchestra
    Sat 4 Aug 2012, 2.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Emmanuel Chabrier - España (8 mins)
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Concerto for Flute in D major, K 314 (20 mins)
    Elaine Agnew - Dark Hedges (c12 mins)
    Igor Stravinsky - The Firebird (30 mins)

  • Proms Plus Inspire
    Sat 4 Aug 2012, 5.30pm, 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)  

  • Prom 29: National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
    Sat 4 Aug 2012, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Edgard Varèse - Tuning Up (5 mins)
    Nico Muhly - Gait (20 mins)
    Olivier Messiaen - Turangalîla Symphony (77 mins)
    Anna Meredith - HandsFree (12 mins)

  • Proms Plus Late
    Sat 4 Aug 2012, 10.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Informal post-Prom music and poetry from emerging young talent.

  • Proms Plus Family Orchestra
    Sun 5 Aug 2012, 1.00pm, Royal College of Music

    Join the Proms team in this special event inspired by The Angry Planet, ending in a performance. Family members can join Proms Plus Sing or Proms Family Orchestra, which will join forces for the performance.

  • Proms Plus Sing
    Sun 5 Aug 2012, 1.00pm, Royal College of Music

    Join the Proms team in this special event inspired by The Angry Planet, ending in a performance. Family members can join Proms Plus Sing or Proms Plus Family Orchestra, which will join forces for the performance.

  • Prom 30: The Angry Planet
    Sun 5 Aug 2012, 4.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Bob Chilcott - The Angry Planet (c45 mins)
    Ben Parry - Flame (4 mins)

  • Proms Plus Intro
    Sun 5 Aug 2012, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    Matthew Rowe explores the music in tonight’s Prom, with live musical examples from members of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.  

  • Prom 31: National Youth Orchestra of Scotland & BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
    Sun 5 Aug 2012, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Willie Hunter - Leaving Lerwick Harbour, arr. Paul Campbell (3 mins)
    James MacMillan - Fanfare Upon One Note (4 mins)
    Max Bruch - Scottish Fantasy, Op 46 (30 mins)
    Richard Strauss - Don Juan (17 mins)
    Thea Musgrave - Loch Ness – a Postcard from Scotland (c10 mins)
    Ottorino Respighi - Pines of Rome (23 mins)

  • Proms Chamber Music 4: Debussy & Ravel
    Mon 6 Aug 2012, 1.00pm, Cadogan Hall

    Claude Debussy - Violin Sonata (13 mins)
    Claude Debussy - Cello Sonata (12 mins)
    Maurice Ravel - Piano Trio in A minor (27 mins)

  • Proms Plus Literary
    Mon 6 Aug 2012, 5.15pm, Royal College of Music

    War reporter Kate Adie and novelist Aminatta Forna discuss Margaret Atwood’s groundbreaking novel A Handmaid’s Tale, 25 years after its publication, in which a conservative religious revolution brings about a theocratic dictatorship.  

  • Prom 32: Bernstein – Mass
    Mon 6 Aug 2012, 7.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Leonard Bernstein - Mass (103 mins)

  • Proms Plus Intro
    Tue 7 Aug 2012, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    James MacMillan and Andrew Carwood, Director of Music at St Paul’s Cathedral, consider the role of religion in music, with presenter Louise Fryer.  

  • Prom 33: Wagner, Bruckner & MacMillan
    Tue 7 Aug 2012, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Richard Wagner - Tristan and Isolde – Prelude (Act 1) (9 mins)
    James MacMillan - Credo (c25 mins)
    Anton Bruckner - Symphony No. 6 in A major (55 mins)

  • Proms Plus Literary
    Wed 8 Aug 2012, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    Conductor Edward Gardner continues the series of literary passions and talks about what he’s reading this summer.  

  • Prom 34: Schubert, Dubugnon & R. Strauss
    Wed 8 Aug 2012, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Franz Schubert - Symphony No. 8 in B minor, 'Unfinished', D 759 (25 mins)
    Richard Dubugnon - Battlefield Concerto (27 mins)
    Richard Strauss - Ein Heldenleben, Op 40 (45 mins)

  • Proms Plus Portrait
    Thu 9 Aug 2012, 4.45pm, Royal College of Music

    Per Nørgård discusses his Seventh Symphony with Andrew McGregor prior to its UK premiere and introduces performances of his chamber works, Dancers Around Jupiterand String Quartet No. 6, ‘Tintinnabulary’, given by musicians from the Royal Northern College of Music. Due to illness, we regret to announce that Per Nørgård has had to withdraw from this event. We are grateful to Ivan Hewett for taking his place.  

  • Prom 35: Sibelius, Delius, Grieg & Nørgård
    Thu 9 Aug 2012, 6.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Jean Sibelius - Symphony No. 6 in D minor, Op 104 (29 mins)
    Frederick Delius - Cynara (10 mins)
    Edvard Grieg - Piano Concerto in A minor (29 mins)
    Per Nørgård - Symphony No. 7 (27 mins)
    Jean Sibelius - Symphony No. 3 in C major, Op 52 (30 mins)
    Robert Schumann - Widmung, arr. S. Osborne (3 mins)

  • Prom 36: Glamorous Night: A Celebration of Ivor Novello
    Thu 9 Aug 2012, 10.15pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Ivor Novello - A Celebration of Ivor Novello (75 mins)
    Ivor Novello - Keep The Home Fires Burning (3 mins)
    Ivor Novello - Glamorous Night (6 mins)
    Ivor Novello - Glamorous Night (4 mins)
    Ivor Novello - Crest Of The Wave (3 mins)
    Ivor Novello - The Dancing Years (3 mins)
    Ivor Novello - The Dancing Years (4 mins)
    Ivor Novello - King's Rhapsody (2 mins)
    Ivor Novello - King's Rhapsody (3 mins)
    Ivor Novello - King's Rhapsody (4 mins)
    Ivor Novello - Pray For Me (3 mins)
    Ivor Novello - We'll Gather Lilacs (4 mins)

  • Proms Plus Intro
    Fri 10 Aug 2012, 5.00pm, Royal College of Music

    Join Matthew Rowe and musicians from the BBC Singers for a musical introduction to Elgar’s oratorio The Apostles.

  • Prom 37: Elgar – The Apostles
    Fri 10 Aug 2012, 6.45pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Edward Elgar - The Apostles, Op 49 (120 mins)

  • Prom 38: National Youth Jazz Orchestra
    Fri 10 Aug 2012, 10.15pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Duke Ellington - Rockin' in Rhythm (6 mins)
    Nikki Iles - Hush (8 mins)
    Kenny Wheeler - Sweet Time Suite – Know Where You Are (6 mins)
    Thelonious Monk - 'Round midnight (arr. M. Armstrong) (5 mins)
    Jerome Richardson - Groove Merchant (7 mins)
    Chris Whiter - The Change (8 mins)
    Tom Stone - Return Flight (7 mins)
    Duke Ellington - Caravan (arr. Callum Au) (8 mins)
    Duke Ellington - The Queen’s Suite – Sunset and the Mockingbird (4 mins)
    Tim Garland - Agro Alegría (c8 mins)

  • Proms Plus Sing
    Sat 11 Aug 2012, 2.00pm, Royal College of Music

    Sing extracts from Berlioz’s extraordinary Requiem with Mary King. Ideal for enthusiastic amateurs aged 16-plus.

  • Proms Saturday Matinee 3: Britten Sinfonia
    Sat 11 Aug 2012, 3.00pm, Cadogan Hall

    Michael Finnissy - Piano Concerto No. 2 (13 mins)
    Brian Ferneyhough - Prometheus (23 mins)
    Sir Harrison Birtwistle - Gigue Machine (12 mins)
    Brian Elias - Electra Mourns (c17 mins)

  • Proms Plus Intro
    Sat 11 Aug 2012, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    Rachael Leach and musicians from the BBC National Orchestra of Wales give a musical insight into Berlioz’s Requiem.

  • Prom 39: Berlioz – Requiem
    Sat 11 Aug 2012, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Hector Berlioz - Requiem (Grande messe des morts) (83 mins)

  • Proms Plus Late
    Sat 11 Aug 2012, 10.00pm, Royal College of Music

    Informal post-Prom music and poetry from emerging young talent.

  • Proms Plus Family Orchestra & Chorus
    Sun 12 Aug 2012, 11.00am, Royal College of Music

    Join the first Proms Family Wind Band, creating and performing a new piece! 

  • Prom 40: National Youth Wind Orchestra of Great Britain & National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain
    Sun 12 Aug 2012, 3.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Ralph Vaughan Williams - Flourish (3 mins)
    Gustav Holst - Suite No. 2 in F (11 mins)
    Gavin Higgins - Der Aufstand (c10 mins)
    Martin Ellerby - Paris Sketches (14 mins)
    William Walton - Crown Imperial (8 mins)
    Leighton Lucas - Chorale and Variations (7 mins)
    John Pickard - Wildfire (12 mins)
    Gavin Bryars - After the Underworlds (c6 mins)
    George Benjamin - Altitude (8 mins)
    Derek Bourgeois - Blitz, Op 65 (12 mins)

  • Proms Plus Intro
    Sun 12 Aug 2012, 6.15pm, Royal College of Music

    A musical introduction to Schoenberg’s epic cantata with Andrew McGregor and musicians from the BBC Symphony Orchestra and BBC Singers.  

  • Prom 41: Schoenberg – Gurrelieder
    Sun 12 Aug 2012, 8.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Arnold Schoenberg - Gurrelieder (99 mins)

  • Proms Chamber Music 5: Nicola Benedetti
    Mon 13 Aug 2012, 1.00pm, Cadogan Hall

    J. S. Bach - Partita No. 2 in D minor for solo violin, BWV 1004 – Chaconne (13 mins)
    Erich Wolfgang Korngold - Die tote Stadt – Marietta’s Song; Pierrot’s Dance Song (arr. Korngold) (11 mins)
    Johannes Brahms - Piano Trio No. 3 in C minor (30 mins)
    Robert Schumann - Piano Trio No. 3 in G minor, Op. 110 – 2nd movement (6 mins)

  • Proms Plus Portrait
    Mon 13 Aug 2012, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    Olga Neuwirth discusses Remnants of Songs … an Amphigory with Andrew McGregor prior to its UK premiere and introduces performances of her chamber works, … ad auras … in memoriam H. and Marsyas II, given by musicians from the Royal Academy of Music.

  • Prom 42: Prokofiev, Neuwirth & Bartók
    Mon 13 Aug 2012, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Sergey Prokofiev - Romeo and Juliet – Suite No. 1, Op 64a (30 mins)
    Olga Neuwirth - Remnants of Songs ... an Amphigory (20 mins)
    Béla Bartók - Concerto for Orchestra, Sz 116 (37 mins)

  • Proms Plus Family
    Tue 14 Aug 2012, 5.00pm, Royal College of Music

    Join Rachel Leach and play alongside musicians from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra to discover the history behind the evening’s concert.

  • Prom 43: Delius, Saint-Saëns & Tchaikovsky
    Tue 14 Aug 2012, 7.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Frederick Delius - Paris (The Song of a Great City) (22 mins)
    Camille Saint-Saëns - Concerto for Piano No. 2 in G minor, Op 22 (21 mins)
    Camille Saint-Saëns - The Carnival of the Animals – The Swan, transcr. L. Godowsky (3 mins)
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 5 in E minor (45 mins)

  • Prom 44: London Sinfonietta
    Tue 14 Aug 2012, 10.15pm, Royal Albert Hall

    György Ligeti - Poème symphonique (8 mins)
    Luciano Berio - Sequenza V (8 mins)
    Iannis Xenakis - Phlegra (12 mins)
    Jonathan Harvey - Mortuos plango, vivos voco (9 mins)
    Louis Andriessen - De snelheid (18 mins)
    John Cage - 4' 33 (4:33 mins)

  • Proms Plus Intro
    Wed 15 Aug 2012, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    Tonight’s conductor Marin Alsop and Cathy Graham, Head of Music at the British Council, discuss the São Paulo Orchestra and Brazilian musical life with Petroc Trelawny.

  • Prom 45: São Paulo Symphony Orchestra
    Wed 15 Aug 2012, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Antonín Dvořák - Symphony No. 9 in E minor, 'From the New World', Op 95 (45 mins)
    Aaron Copland - Fanfare for the Common Man (4 mins)
    Joan Tower - Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman (3 mins)
    Heitor Villa-Lobos - Momoprécoce (28 mins)
    Alberto Ginastera - Estancia, Op 8a – suite (12 mins)
    Edu Lobo - Pé de Vento from Suíte Popular Brasileira, orch. Nelson Ayres (3 mins)

  • Proms Plus Literary
    Thu 16 Aug 2012, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    Composer Anthony Payne introduces an anthology of readings about Vaughan Williams, including letters, private papers and reviews.

  • Prom 46: Vaughan Williams – Symphonies Nos. 4, 5 & 6
    Thu 16 Aug 2012, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Ralph Vaughan Williams - Symphony No. 4 in F minor (30 mins)
    Ralph Vaughan Williams - Symphony No. 5 in D major (39 mins)
    Ralph Vaughan Williams - Symphony No. 6 in E minor (31 mins)

  • Proms Plus Intro
    Fri 17 Aug 2012, 5.00pm, Royal College of Music

    A whistlestop introduction to the world of John Cage, with experimental composer Alvin Curran and writer and broadcaster Ivan Hewett. Presented by Martin Handley.

  • Cage Music Walk
    Fri 17 Aug 2012, 6.00pm, Various locations

    Alwynne Pritchard - Glorvina (4'00)
    Sound Intermedia - Scraffiti (4'00)
    Dai Fujikura - I Dreamed On Singing Flowers (4'00)
    John Woolrich - The Devil In The Clock (4'00)
    David Sawer - Cagemobile (4'00)
    Tansy Davies - encaged (Pegasus) (4'00)
    Claudia Molitor - Promming (with Listening Stick) (4'00)
    Alvin Curran - DJ Albert Spins Cage and Cardew (4'00)
    Joe Cutler - The Greatest Hits of Prince Consort Road (4'00)
    Judith Weir - What's In The Lake (4'00)

  • Prom 47: Cage Centenary Celebration
    Fri 17 Aug 2012, 7.45pm, Royal Albert Hall

    John Cage - 1O1 (12 mins)
    John Cage - Improvisation III (12 mins)
    Christian Marclay - Baggage (c5 mins)
    John Cage - Cartridge Music and Atlas Eclipticalis with Winter Music (30 mins)
    John Cage - Concerto for Prepared Piano and Orchestra (20 mins)
    John Cage - Four2 (7 mins)
    John Cage - But what about the noise of crumpling paper ... (15 mins)
    John Cage - Experiences II (3 mins)
    John Cage - ear for EAR (Antiphonies) (2 mins)
    David Behrman, Takehisa Kosugi, Keith Rowe & Christian Wolff - Quartet (c25 mins)
    John Cage - Branches (20 mins)

  • Proms Saturday Matinee 4: Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
    Sat 18 Aug 2012, 3.00pm, Cadogan Hall

    Alexander Goehr - … a musical offering (J.S.B. 1985) …, Op 46 (15 mins)
    Oliver Knussen - Ophelia Dances, Book 1, Op 13 (7 mins)
    Oliver Knussen - Ophelia's Last Dance, Op 32 (10 mins)
    Simon Bainbridge - The Garden of Earthly Delights (c35 mins)

  • Proms Plus Literary
    Sat 18 Aug 2012, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    Christine Rice concludes the series of events in which musicians from this year’s Proms season introduce readings from their favourite works of fiction and poetry.  

  • Prom 48: Weber, Mahler & Tchaikovsky
    Sat 18 Aug 2012, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Carl Maria von Weber - Der Freischütz – overture (10 mins)
    Gustav Mahler - Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (17 mins)
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Manfred (57 mins)

  • Proms Plus Late
    Sat 18 Aug 2012, 10.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Informal post-Prom music and poetry from emerging young talent.

  • Proms Plus Sing
    Sun 19 Aug 2012, 1.00pm, Royal College of Music

    Sing parts of Gilbert and Sullivan’s classic The Yeomen of the Guard with Mary King. Ideal for enthusiastic amateurs aged 16-plus.

  • Proms Plus Intro
    Sun 19 Aug 2012, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    Musicians from the BBC Concert Orchestra and the BBC Singers present a musical exploration of tonight’s operetta with Sara Mohr-Pietsch.  

  • Prom 49: Gilbert & Sullivan – The Yeomen of the Guard
    Sun 19 Aug 2012, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Arthur Sullivan - The Yeomen of the Guard (133 mins)

  • Proms Chamber Music 6: Escher Quartet
    Mon 20 Aug 2012, 1.00pm, Cadogan Hall

    Hugh Wood - String Quartet No. 4 (24 mins)
    Claude Debussy - String Quartet in G minor, Op 10 (25 mins)

  • Proms Plus Family
    Mon 20 Aug 2012, 5.30pm, Royal College of Music

    Journey through the music of this evening’s Prom in a family-friendly introduction with Fraser Trainer. Bring along your instrument and join in.

  • Prom 50: Beethoven, Mozart, Delius & Nielsen
    Mon 20 Aug 2012, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Ludwig van Beethoven - Egmont, Op 84 (9 mins)
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Concerto for Clarinet in A major, K 622 (28 mins)
    Gerald Finzi - Five Bagatelles, Op. 23a – Romance (No. 2) (3 mins)
    Frederick Delius - Eventyr (Once Upon a Time) (16 mins)
    Carl Nielsen - Symphony No. 5, FS97, Op 50 (34 mins)

  • Proms Plus Literary
    Tue 21 Aug 2012, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    Novelist Pat Barker and Revd Giles Fraser discuss what British writers can learn from the Russian classics, with readings from their personal favourites.

  • Prom 51: Glinka, Howard & Shostakovich
    Tue 21 Aug 2012, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka - Ruslan and Lyudmila (5 mins)
    Emily Howard - Calculus of the Nervous System (15 mins)
    Dmitry Shostakovich - Symphony No. 7 in C major, 'Leningrad', Op 60 (75 mins)

  • Proms Plus Family
    Wed 22 Aug 2012, 5.00pm, Royal College of Music

    Join Rachel Leach, musicians from the LSO and Director of the Royal Ballet Monica Mason for an interactive introduction to the music of Cinderella. Ideal for all the family. Bring your instrument and join in.

  • Prom 52: Prokofiev – Cinderella
    Wed 22 Aug 2012, 7.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Sergey Prokofiev - Cinderella, Op 87 (105)

  • Prom 53: 1612 Italian Vespers
    Wed 22 Aug 2012, 10.15pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Lodovico Viadana - Salmi a quattro chori (1612) – Deus in adiutorium; Dixit Dominus (7 mins)
    Giovanni Bassano - Divisions on Palestrina's 'Introduxit me rex' (4 mins)
    Lodovico Viadana - Salmi a quattro chori (1612) – Laetatus sum (7 mins)
    Lodovico Viadana - O dulcissima Maria (2 mins)
    Lodovico Viadana - Salmi a quattro chori (1612) – Lauda, Ierusalem (5 mins)
    Alessandro Grandi - Plorabo die ac nocte a 4 (7 mins)
    Giovanni Gabrieli - Magnificat a 20/28 con il 'sicut locutus' (reconstr. H. Keyte) (9 mins)
    Claudio Monteverdi - Salve Regina (4 mins)
    Giovanni Gabrieli - In ecclesiis (reconstr. H. Keyte) (7 mins)

  • Proms Plus Literary
    Thu 23 Aug 2012, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    Glenda Jackson MP and film critic Mark Kermode celebrate the work of the late Ken Russell, the film director of groundbreaking and controversial films about Delius, Tchaikovsky, Elgar, Liszt, Mahler and Strauss.  

  • Prom 54: Davies, Delius & Shostakovich
    Thu 23 Aug 2012, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Sir Peter Maxwell Davies - Symphony No.9 (25 mins)
    Frederick Delius - Violin Concerto (25 mins)
    Dmitry Shostakovich - Symphony No. 10 in E minor, Op 93 (45 mins)

  • Proms Plus Intro
    Fri 24 Aug 2012, 5.15pm, Royal College of Music

    Musicians from ENO provide an illustrated guide to Britten’s first operatic masterpiece. Andrew McGregor presents.

  • Prom 55: Britten – Peter Grimes
    Fri 24 Aug 2012, 7.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Benjamin Britten - Peter Grimes, Op 33 (150 mins)

  • Proms Plus Portrait
    Sat 25 Aug 2012, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    Helen Grime discusses Night Songs ahead of its world premiere tonight and introduces performances of her chamber pieces 10 Miniatures for solo piano, To see the summer sky and Shadowplay by students from the Royal College of Music. Tom Service presents.

  • Prom 56: Goehr, Knussen, Grime & Debussy
    Sat 25 Aug 2012, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Alexander Goehr - Metamorphosis/Dance, Op 36 (19 mins)
    Oliver Knussen - Symphony No. 3, Op 18 (15 mins)
    Helen Grime - Night Songs (c5 mins)
    Claude Debussy - The Martyrdom of St Sebastian (52 mins)

  • Proms Plus Late
    Sat 25 Aug 2012, 10.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Informal post-Prom music and poetry from emerging young talent.

  • Proms Plus Intro
    Sun 26 Aug 2012, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    Musicians from the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester are joined by Andrew McGregor to give some musical insights into tonight’s programme.

  • Prom 57: Wagner, Berg, R. Strauss & Ravel
    Sun 26 Aug 2012, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Richard Wagner - Parsifal (20 mins)
    Alban Berg - Violin Concerto (25 mins)
    J. S. Bach - Sonata for Solo Violin No. 2 in A minor, BWV 1003 (3 mins)
    Richard Strauss - Der Rosenkavalier – suite (22 mins)
    Maurice Ravel - La valse (12 mins)
    Richard Wagner - The Mastersingers of Nuremberg – overture (5 mins)

  • Proms Chamber Music 7: Debussy & Schoenberg
    Mon 27 Aug 2012, 1.00pm, Cadogan Hall

    Claude Debussy - Sonata for flute, viola and harp (16 mins)
    Arnold Schoenberg - Pierrot lunaire, Op 21 (33 mins)

  • Proms Plus Family Matinee
    Mon 27 Aug 2012, 3.00pm, Royal College of Music

    We're looking for musical families to come and perform at the BBC Proms as part of the Proms Family Orchestra and Chorus!

  • Prom 58: Family Matinee: A Journey to Far Corners of our Musical World
    Mon 27 Aug 2012, 3.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Antonín Dvořák - Slavonic Dance in C major, Op. 46 No. 1 (4 mins)
    Frederick Delius - On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring (6 mins)
    Hari Vrndavn Sivanesan - Postcard from India and Sri Lanka (8 mins)
    Manuel de Falla - El amor brujo (4 mins)
    Joaquín Rodrigo - Concierto de Aranjuez (12 mins)
    Bizet - L' Arlésienne, Suite No. 2 (3 mins)
    Proms Family Orchestra - Wish You Were Here (10 mins)
    Blind Boys of Alabama - People get ready, arr. Jason Yarde (3 mins)
    Blind Boys of Alabama - Take the High Road, arr. Jason Yarde (3 mins)
    Blind Boys of Alabama - Amazing Grace, arr. Jason Yarde (3 mins)
    Blind Boys of Alabama - Down By the Riverside, arr. Jason Yarde (3 mins)

  • Proms Plus Literary
    Mon 27 Aug 2012, 6.15pm, Royal College of Music

    Clive James, poet, essayist and lyricist, Tell Me on a Sunday lyricist Don Black and singer-songwriter Barb Jungr discuss the great musical wordsmiths and reveal their personal favourites, as well as the great lyrics that work even though they really shouldn’t. Matthew Sweet presents.

  • Prom 59: The Broadway Sound
    Mon 27 Aug 2012, 8.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    George Gershwin - Funny Face (6 mins)
    Cole Porter - Kiss Me, Kate (6 mins)
    Kern - Show Boat (14 mins)
    Richard Rodgers - On Your Toes (9 mins)
    Meredith Wilson - The Music Man (4 mins)
    Richard Rodgers - The Boys from Syracuse (3 mins)
    Richard Rodgers - South Pacific (3 mins)
    Richard Adler - The Pajama Game – Seven and a Half Cents (6 mins)
    Frederick Loewe - Camelot (4 mins)
    Frank Loesser - Guys and Dolls (3 mins)
    Frank Loesser - The Most Happy Fella (4 mins)
    Leonard Bernstein - On The Town (6 mins)
    George Gershwin - Porgy and Bess (6 mins)
    Jerry Bock - Fiorello! (4 mins)
    Richard Rodgers - Allegro (4 mins)
    Leonard Bernstein - West Side Story (7 mins)
    Jule Styne - Funny Girl (3 mins)
    Jerry Herman - Mame (6 mins)
    Jerry Herman - Mack & Mabel (6 mins)

  • Proms Plus Sing
    Tue 28 Aug 2012, 1.00pm, Royal College of Music

    A great way to explore opera for the first time with the Glyndebourne Opera Land team. Suitable for 12- to 18-year-olds.

  • Proms Plus Intro
    Tue 28 Aug 2012, 4.45pm, Royal College of Music

    Join Rachel Leach and musicians from the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment for a musical introduction to Mozart’s comic opera.

  • Prom 60: Mozart – The Marriage of Figaro
    Tue 28 Aug 2012, 6.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Le nozze di Figaro, K492 (190 mins)

  • Proms Plus Literary
    Wed 29 Aug 2012, 5.15pm, Royal College of Music

    Award-winning film-maker John Bridcut introduces a selection of fascinating and unexpected readings about Edward Elgar, including letters, diaries and reviews.

  • Prom 61: Howells & Elgar
    Wed 29 Aug 2012, 7.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Herbert Howells - Hymnus Paradisi (44 mins)
    Edward Elgar - Symphony No. 1 in A flat major, Op 55 (53 mins)

  • Prom 62: Eric Whitacre
    Wed 29 Aug 2012, 10.15pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Leonard Bernstein - Warm-Up (2 mins)
    Eric Whitacre - Alleluia (9 mins)
    Eric Whitacre - Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine (9 mins)
    J. S. Bach - Bach Again (arr. E. London) (5 mins)
    Eric Whitacre - Higher, Faster, Stronger (c8 mins)
    Imogen Heap - The Listening Chair (arr. E. Whitacre) (c5 mins)
    Traditional - Three Spirituals (arr. M. Hogan) (9 mins)
    Eric Whitacre - Cloudburst (9 mins)
    Eric Whitacre - Sleep (5 mins)

  • Proms Plus Intro
    Thu 30 Aug 2012, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    A musical introduction to tonight’s programme with members of the Berliner Philharmoniker and Rachel Leach.

  • Prom 63: Berliner Philharmoniker and Sir Simon Rattle
    Thu 30 Aug 2012, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    György Ligeti - Atmosphères (8 mins)
    Richard Wagner - Lohengrin (7 mins)
    Jean Sibelius - Symphony No. 4 in A minor, Op 63 (33 mins)
    Claude Debussy - Jeux (18 mins)
    Maurice Ravel - Daphnis et Chloe – Suite No. 2 (17 mins)

  • Proms Plus Intro
    Fri 31 Aug 2012, 5.15pm, Royal College of Music

    Journalist Shirley Apthorp and Mark Pemberton, Director of the Association of British Orchestras, discuss the future of orchestras ahead of tonight’s performance by one of the world’s greatest.

  • Prom 64: Berliner Philharmoniker – Brahms & Lutosławski
    Fri 31 Aug 2012, 7.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Johannes Brahms - Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major (50 mins)
    Witold Lutosławski - Symphony No. 3 (35 mins)

  • Prom 65: Taylor/Barker – The Spirit of Django
    Fri 31 Aug 2012, 10.15pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Martin Taylor/Guy Barker - The Spirit of Django – orchestral suite (54 mins)

  • Prom 66: Cameron Carpenter plays Bach
    Sat 1 Sept 2012, 4.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    J. S. Bach - Toccata and Fugue in F major, BWV 540 (8 mins)
    J. S. Bach - Partita No. 3 in E major for solo violin, BWV 1006 – excerpt (arr. C. Carpenter) (8 mins)
    J. S. Bach - Prelude and Fugue in A major, BWV 536 (6 mins)
    J. S. Bach - Chorale Prelude 'Nun freut euch, lieben Christen', BWV 734 (arr. Busoni/C. Carpenter) (3 mins)
    Cameron Carpenter - Improvisation on B–A–C–H (c12 mins)
    J. S. Bach - 'Evolutionary' Toccata in D minor, BWV 565 (after Henry Wood and Busoni, arr. C. Carpenter) (11 mins)

  • Proms Plus Literary
    Sat 1 Sept 2012, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    John Deathridge explores the personal writing of Mendelssohn, including letters, diaries, autobiography and reviews.

  • Prom 67: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra – Mendelssohn
    Sat 1 Sept 2012, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Felix Mendelssohn - Overture 'Ruy Blas', Op 95 (8 mins)
    Felix Mendelssohn - Violin Concerto in E minor (27 mins)
    Felix Mendelssohn - Overture 'The Fair Melusine', Op 32 (10 mins)
    Felix Mendelssohn - Symphony No. 5 in D major, 'Reformation' (27 mins)
    Felix Mendelssohn - A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op 61 (5 mins)

  • Proms Plus Late
    Sat 1 Sept 2012, 10.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Informal post-Prom music and poetry from emerging young talent.

  • Proms Plus Sing
    Sun 2 Sept 2012, 1.00pm, Royal College of Music

    A rare opportunity to sing extracts from Adams’s Nixon in China, with Mary King, before Wednesday’s performance of the opera. Suitable for enthusiastic amateurs aged 16-plus.

  • Prom 68: Cameron Carpenter plays Bach
    Sun 2 Sept 2012, 4.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Cameron Carpenter - Improvisation on the Bourée from Cello Suite No. 3 in C major, BWV 1009 (c8 mins)
    J. S. Bach - Fantasia and Fugue in G minor, 'The Great', BWV 542 (8 mins)
    J. S. Bach - The Well-Tempered Clavier Book I – Prelude and Fugue No. 15 in G major, BWV 860 (5 mins)
    J. S. Bach and Mahler - Syncretic Prelude and Fugue in D major (arr. C. Carpenter) (30 mins)

  • Proms Plus Intro
    Sun 2 Sept 2012, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    A musical introduction to Mahler’s Sixth Symphony with members of the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Stephen Johnson.

  • Prom 69: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra – Messiaen & Mahler
    Sun 2 Sept 2012, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Olivier Messiaen - Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum (31 mins)
    Gustav Mahler - Symphony No. 6 in A minor (85 mins)

  • Proms Chamber Music 8: Pierre-Laurent Aimard plays Debussy
    Mon 3 Sept 2012, 1.00pm, Cadogan Hall

    Claude Debussy - Les soirs illuminés par l’ardeur du charbon (3 mins)
    Claude Debussy - Élégie (2 mins)
    Claude Debussy - Masques (5 mins)
    Claude Debussy - Préludes – Book 2 (38 mins)

  • Proms Plus Literary
    Mon 3 Sept 2012, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    Mariella Frostrup is joined by Sir Tim Rice to explore the regular favourites of guests’ book choices on Desert Island Discs.  

  • Prom 70: Desert Island Discs 70th-Anniversary Prom
    Mon 3 Sept 2012, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Eric Coates - By the Sleepy Lagoon (4 mins)
    Sergey Prokofiev - Romeo and Juliet – Dance of the Knights (5 mins)
    J. S. Bach - Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 (9 mins)
    Edward Elgar - Cello Concerto in E minor, Op 85 (8 mins)
    Samuel Coleridge-Taylor - Scenes from 'The Song of Hiawatha' – Death of Minnehaha (excerpt) (6 mins)
    George Frideric Handel - Messiah, HWV 56 (7 mins)
    Rhet Stoller - Match of the Day – theme (3 mins)
    Ludwig van Beethoven - Concerto for Piano No. 5 in E flat major 'Emperor', Op 73 (20 mins)
    Giacomo Puccini - Tosca (7 mins)
    Eric Coates - March 'The Dambusters' (4 mins)

  • Proms Plus Intro
    Tue 4 Sept 2012, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    Musicians from the St Louis Symphony and Tom Service introduce tonight’s programme.

  • Prom 71: St Louis Symphony
    Tue 4 Sept 2012, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Johannes Brahms - Tragic Overture (14 mins)
    Ludwig van Beethoven - Concerto for Violin in D major, Op 61 (40 mins)
    Arnold Schoenberg - Five Orchestral Pieces, Op. 16 (16 mins)
    George Gershwin - An American in Paris (18 mins)
    J. S. Bach - Partita for Solo Violin No. 3 in E major, BWV 1006 (3 mins)
    Leonard Bernstein - Candide - overture (4 mins)

  • Proms Plus Intro
    Wed 5 Sept 2012, 5.15pm, Royal College of Music

    Writer and broadcaster Rana Mitter, in conversation with journalist Shuyun Sun, discusses the political context of John Adams’s first opera, Nixon in China. Hosted by Louise Fryer.

  • Prom 72: John Adams – Nixon in China
    Wed 5 Sept 2012, 7.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    John Adams - Nixon in China (180 mins)

  • Proms Plus Intro
    Thu 6 Sept 2012, 5.15pm, Royal College of Music

    Join Proms Director Roger Wright and Chris Cotton, Chief Executive of the Royal Albert Hall, as they look back over the 2012 season with Petroc Trelawny. Questions can be submitted in advance to proms@bbc.co.uk.

  • Prom 73: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra – Beethoven & Bruckner
    Thu 6 Sept 2012, 7.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Ludwig van Beethoven - Concerto for Piano No. 4 in G major, Op 58 (35 mins)
    Anton Bruckner - Symphony No. 9 in D minor (65 mins)

  • Prom 74: Staff Benda Bilili & Baloji
    Thu 6 Sept 2012, 10.15pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Congolese street musicians Staff Benda Bilili and Congolese-Belgo rapper Baloji bring their own pieces of Africa to the Proms.

  • Proms Plus Literary
    Fri 7 Sept 2012, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    Award-winning poet Wendy Cope and Ian McMillan introduce the winning entries in this year’s Proms Poetry competition. Juliet Stevenson reads the winning poems.

  • Prom 75: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra – Haydn & R. Strauss
    Fri 7 Sept 2012, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Joseph Haydn - Symphony No. 104 in D major, 'London' (30 mins)
    Richard Strauss - An Alpine Symphony (50 mins)

  • Proms Plus Sing
    Sat 8 Sept 2012, 5.15pm, Royal College of Music

    Get ready for the Last Night celebrations with a singalong workshop led by Mary King. no need to book, just turn up.

  • BBC Proms in the Park London
    Sat 8 Sept 2012, 5.15pm, Hyde Park, London

    Join in the Last Night celebrations in Hyde Park with Kylie, Alfie Boe, Il Divo and a host of musical stars.

  • BBC Proms Last Night Celebrations in Scotland
    Sat 8 Sept 2012, 7.30pm, Glasgow City Halls

    Join the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and conductor Stephen Bell at Glasgow's City Halls to celebrate the Last Night of the Proms in Scotland!

  • BBC Proms in the Park Belfast
    Sat 8 Sept 2012, 7.30pm, Belfast Proms in the Park

    BBC Proms in the Park Belfast is a major celebration of culture, achievement, people and places.

  • Prom 76: Last Night of the Proms 2012
    Sat 8 Sept 2012, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Mark Simpson - sparks (c2 mins)
    Josef Suk - Towards a New Life, Op 35c (6 mins)
    Frederick Delius - Songs of Farewell (18 mins)
    Giuseppe Verdi - Un ballo in maschera (5 mins)
    Jules Massenet - Werther – ‘Pourquoi me réveiller?’ (3 mins)
    Max Bruch - Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor (25 mins)
    Giacomo Puccini - Tosca (3 mins)
    Giacomo Puccini - Turandot (3 mins)
    John Williams - Olympic Fanfare and Theme (5 mins)
    Antonín Dvořák - Overture 'Carnival', Op 92 (9 mins)
    Dmitry Shostakovich - The Gadfly – Romance (6 mins)
    Ruggero Leoncavallo - Mattinata (3 mins)
    Agustín Lara - Granada (3 mins)
    Henry Wood - Fantasia on British Sea-Songs (20 mins)
    Edward Elgar - Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D major ('Land of Hope and Glory') (8 mins)
    Hubert Parry - Jerusalem (orch. Elgar) (4 mins)
    Traditional - The National Anthem (arr. Britten) (2 mins)

  • BBC Proms in the Park Caerphilly
    Sat 8 Sept 2012, 7.45pm, Caerphilly

    A magical evening of music under the stars in Caerphilly.

  • Inspire Session - Cardiff
    Tue 5 Feb 2013, 10.00am, Hoddinott Hall

    A creative and fun approach to composition for school groups

  • Inspire Session - Belfast
    Mon 11 Feb 2013, 10.00am, Ulster Hall

    A creative and fun approach to composition for school groups.

  • Inspire Session - Manchester
    Sun 3 Mar 2013, 10.30am, MediaCityUK Salford

    A creative and fun approach to composition for young musicians

  • Inspire Session for Teachers
    Mon 4 Mar 2013, 1.30pm, Parkside Federation Academies Coleridge Campus, Cambridge CB1 3RJ

  • Inspire Session - Birmingham
    Sun 21 Apr 2013, 10.30am, CBSO Centre Birmingham

    A creative and fun approach to composition for young musicians.

  • Inspire Session - London
    Sun 28 Apr 2013, 10.30am, Maida Vale Studios

    A creative and fun approach to composition for young musicians.

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