Seasons - Proms 2013

Fri 12 July 2013 - Sat 7 Sept 2013

  • Proms Plus In Tune
    Fri 12 July 2013, 4.30pm, Royal College of Music

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

  • Prom 1: First Night of the Proms
    Fri 12 July 2013, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Julian Anderson - Harmony (c4 mins)
    Benjamin Britten - Four Sea Interludes from 'Peter Grimes' (17 mins)
    Sergey Rachmaninov - Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (23 mins)
    Witold Lutosławski - Variations on a Theme by Paganini (8 mins)
    Ralph Vaughan Williams - A Sea Symphony (66 mins)

  • Proms Plus Storytime
    Sat 13 July 2013, 11.30am, Royal College of Music

    Hannah Conway presents stories and music based on Oliver Jeffers’s Lost and Found.

  • Inspire Day - Electronic Composition
    Sat 13 July 2013, 2.00pm, Royal College of Music

    This workshop is for 12-18 year olds who are interested in writing electronic music and will be led by The New Radiophonic Workshop.

  • Proms Plus Intro
    Sat 13 July 2013, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    Doctor Who enthusiast Matthew Sweet looks back over 50 years of the BBC series.

  • Prom 2: Doctor Who Prom
    Sat 13 July 2013, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Murray Gold - The Mad Man with a Box (3 mins)
    Murray Gold - I Am The Doctor (5 mins)
    Bizet - Carmen – Suite No. 2 (2 mins)
    Murray Gold - The Companions (7 mins)
    Murray Gold - Cyber Shard (5 mins)
    J. S. Bach - Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 (orch. Leopold Stokowski) (4 mins)
    Murray Gold - The Final Chapter of Amelia Pond (7 mins)
    Murray Gold - The Rings of Akhaten (6 mins)
    Murray Gold - All the Strange, Strange Creatures (4 mins)
    Murray Gold - The Impossible Girl (4 mins)
    Claude Debussy - La fille aux cheveux de lin (orch. Ben Foster) (3 mins)
    Murray Gold - First There Were Daleks (5 mins)
    Murray Gold - The Name of The Doctor (8 mins)
    Murray Gold - Song for Fifty (11 mins)

  • Prom 3: Doctor Who Prom
    Sun 14 July 2013, 10.30am, Royal Albert Hall

    Murray Gold - Music from the Doctor Who series (120 mins)

  • Proms Plus Family Orchestra & Chorus
    Sun 14 July 2013, 2.00pm, Royal College of Music

    Join the Proms Family Orchestra and Chorus in creating its own Doctor Who soundtrack.  

  • Proms Plus Intro
    Sun 14 July 2013, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    A discussion on the history of French ballet from Lully to Stravinsky and an examination of The Rite of Spring, 100 years after its premiere, with Jane Pritchard, Dance Historian at the Victoria & Albert Museum.

  • Prom 4: Les Siècles – The Rite of Spring
    Sun 14 July 2013, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Jean-Baptiste Lully - Le bourgeois gentilhomme (11 mins)
    Jean-Philippe Rameau - Les Indes galantes (16 mins)
    Léo Délibes - Coppélia (15 mins)
    Jules Massenet - Le Cid (13 mins)
    Igor Stravinsky - Le sacre du printemps (35 mins)

  • Proms Chamber Music 1: Ravel, Mozart & Lutosławski
    Mon 15 July 2013, 1.00pm, Cadogan Hall

    Maurice Ravel - Violin Sonata (17 mins)
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Violin Sonata in G major, K379 (20 mins)
    Witold Lutosławski - Partita (15 mins)

  • Proms Plus Literary
    Mon 15 July 2013, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    Conductor Kenneth Woods introduces a selection of readings about Gustav Mahler, including the composer’s letters, reviews and biographies. Rana Mitter presents.

  • Prom 5: Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
    Mon 15 July 2013, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Helmut Lachenmann - Tanzsuite mit Deutschlandlied (c36 mins)
    Gustav Mahler - Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor (73 mins)

  • Proms Plus Intro
    Tue 16 July 2013, 5.15pm, Royal College of Music

    Louise Fryer speaks to David Matthews about his new commission and Daniel Grimley gives an introduction to Nielsen and his ‘Inextinguishable’ Symphony No. 4.

  • Prom 6: David Matthews, Rachmaninov & Nielsen
    Tue 16 July 2013, 7.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    David Matthews - A Vision of the Sea (c20 mins)
    Sergey Rachmaninov - Concerto for Piano No. 2 in C minor, Op 18 (35 mins)
    Carl Nielsen - Symphony No. 4, 'Inextinguishable' (36 mins)

  • Prom 7: Gospel Prom
    Tue 16 July 2013, 10.15pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Traditional - Nobody Knows the Trouble I Seen (arr. Ken Burton) (3 mins)
    Traditional - Jesus Is a Rock in a Weary Land (arr. Glen Burleigh) (3 mins)
    Various - Medley: This Little Light of Mine – Swing Low, Sweet Chariot – Down by the Riverside – Amen (3 mins)
    John Newton - Amazing Grace (3 mins)
    Carl Gustav Boberg/Stuart K. Hine - How Great Thou Art (3 mins)
    Various - Medley: I've Got My Mind Made Up – Jesus Name So Sweet – Fire, Fire, Fire (3 mins)
    Milton Brunson - Safe in His Arms (3 mins)
    Clara Ward - How I Got Over (3 mins)
    Richard Smallwood - Total Praise (3 mins)
    Edwin Hawkins - O Happy Day (3 mins)
    Stephanie Oyerinde/Ayo Oyerinde - God Is Love (3 mins)
    Bazil Meade - Devoted (3 mins)
    Muyiwa Olarewaju - God of Miracles (3 mins)
    Eddie Martin/Muyiwa Olarewaju - Only You Be God, Oh (3 mins)
    Various - Medley: Double Double – Glory Be to God – Today, O (6 mins)
    Mark Beswick/Howard Francis/Nicholas Brown - Sing Unto the Lord (3 mins)
    Mark Beswick/Howard Francis - Wave Your Hands (3 mins)
    Bazil Meade/Ayo Oyerinde/Stephanie Oyerinde - Keep Moving (3 mins)

  • Proms Plus Literary
    Wed 17 July 2013, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    Polish is the third most spoken language in the UK, after English and Welsh, and the 2011 census found over half a million Poles living in Britain. But you don't need to speak Polish in order to embrace Polish culture, thanks to a current boom in translating Polish novels into English. Rana Mitter asks the Polish-born writers Eva Hoffman and A.M. Bakalar to provide a guide to the most exciting writing coming out of Poland today.  

  • Prom 8: Britten, Lutosławski & Thomas Adès
    Wed 17 July 2013, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Benjamin Britten - Sinfonia da Requiem (20 mins)
    Witold Lutosławski - Cello Concerto (24 mins)
    Thomas Adès - Totentanz (c45 mins)

  • Proms Plus Family
    Thu 18 July 2013, 5.00pm, Royal College of Music

    Join Rachel Leach on an epic climb up an Alpine mountain, from twilight to nightfall with every tiny detail described along the way.  

  • Prom 9: Stenhammar, Szymanowski & R. Strauss
    Thu 18 July 2013, 7.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Wilhelm Stenhammar - Excelsior! (13 mins)
    Karol Szymanowski - Symphony No. 3, 'The Song of the Night' (25 mins)
    Richard Strauss - An Alpine Symphony (50 mins)

  • Proms Plus Late
    Thu 18 July 2013, 9.20pm, Royal Albert Hall

  • Proms Plus Intro
    Fri 19 July 2013, 4.45pm, Royal College of Music

    Louise Fryer is joined by composer and musicologist William Mival to discuss Rachmaninov and his Symphony No. 2.

  • Prom 10: Mozart, Schumann & Rachmaninov
    Fri 19 July 2013, 6.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 35 in D major, K385, 'Haffner' (20 mins)
    Robert Schumann - Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op 54 (30 mins)
    Sergey Rachmaninov - Symphony No. 2 in E minor (60 mins)

  • Prom 11: Stockhausen
    Fri 19 July 2013, 10.15pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Karlheinz Stockhausen - Gesang der Jünglinge (14 mins)
    Karlheinz Stockhausen - Mittwoch aus 'Licht' – Welt-Parlament (40 mins)

  • Proms Plus Family Orchestra & Chorus
    Sat 20 July 2013, 11.00am, Royal College of Music

    Explore Rachmaninov’s great music together with your family in the Family Orchestra & Chorus - a retrospective look at Prom 10 on Friday 19 July. 

  • Proms Saturday Matinee 1: Handel in Rome
    Sat 20 July 2013, 3.00pm, Cadogan Hall

    Arcangelo Corelli - Concerto grosso in D major, Op. 6 No. 1 (12 mins)
    George Frideric Handel - Cantata 'Pensieri notturni di Filli' (7 mins)
    Giovanni Valentini - Concerto grosso in A minor for four violins, Op. 7 No. 11 (20 mins)
    George Frideric Handel - Cantata 'Tra le fiamme' (17 mins)
    Arcangelo Corelli - Concerto grosso in F major, Op. 6 No. 12 (11 mins)

  • Proms Plus Sing
    Sat 20 July 2013, 5.00pm, Royal College of Music

    Experience some of the vocal writing of Verdi’s Four Sacred Pieces with Mary King.

  • Prom 12: Viva Verdi!
    Sat 20 July 2013, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Giuseppe Verdi - String Quartet (version for string orchestra) (arr. C.Hermann) (23 mins)
    Giuseppe Verdi - Ave Maria (1880) (5 mins)
    Giuseppe Verdi - Requiem – Libera me (original version) (12 mins)
    Giuseppe Verdi - Four Sacred Pieces (40 mins)

  • Discover the Ring
    Sun 21 July 2013, 11.00am, Royal College of Music

    Join Sara Mohr-Pietsch and Sarah Lenton to explore the world of Wagner's Ring cycle. Familiarise yourself with the story and the characters and learn about the production and performance challenges with behind-the-scenes insights. You will be able to sign up for this event here from Monday 10 June 2013.

  • Proms Plus Intro
    Sun 21 July 2013, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    Sean Shepherd talks about his new commission and working with the NYO-USA. Gerard McBurney introduces Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 10.

  • Prom 13: National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America
    Sun 21 July 2013, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Sean Shepherd - Magiya (10 mins)
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Violin Concerto (33 mins)
    Dmitry Shostakovich - Symphony No. 10 in E minor, Op 93 (45 mins)

  • Proms Chamber Music 2: 'Praise to Thee, O Lord!'
    Mon 22 July 2013, 1.00pm, Cadogan Hall

    Anonymous - Chwała tobie, Gospodzinie (3 mins)
    Anonymous - Cracovia civitas (5 mins)
    Johannes Wanning - Dixit angelus ad Petrum (5 mins)
    Johannes Wanning - Et valde mane (5 mins)
    Mikołaj Zieleński - Mihi autem nimis (4 mins)
    Johann Christoph Demantius - Neue lieblich Intraden und frölichen Polnischen Täntzen (10 mins)
    Luca Marenzio - Lamentabatur Jacob (4 mins)
    Luca Marenzio - Solo e pensos i più dersti campi (5 mins)
    Krzysztof Klabon - Tryumfuj, wierny poddany (4 mins)
    Krzysztof Klabon - Słuchajcie mię (5 mins)

  • Proms Plus Intro
    Mon 22 July 2013, 5.15pm, Royal College of Music

  • Prom 14: Wagner – Das Rheingold
    Mon 22 July 2013, 7.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Richard Wagner - Das Rheingold (160 mins)

  • Proms Plus Intro
    Tue 23 July 2013, 3.15pm, Royal College of Music

    Sara Mohr-Pietsch is joined by Elaine Padmore for an introduction to Die Walküre.

  • Prom 15: Wagner – Die Walküre
    Tue 23 July 2013, 5.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Richard Wagner - Die Walküre (225 mins)

  • Proms Plus Literary
    Wed 24 July 2013, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    What makes Falstaff so irresistible to writers and composers? Timothy West talks about his experiences of playing one of Shakespeare's greatest characters.

  • Prom 16: Elgar, Bantock, Walton & Tchaikovsky
    Wed 24 July 2013, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Edward Elgar - Falstaff, Op 68 (33 mins)
    Granville Bantock - Sapphic Poem (15 mins)
    William Walton - Henry V (5 mins)
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 4 in F minor (42 mins)

  • Proms Plus Family
    Thu 25 July 2013, 5.30pm, Royal College of Music

    Step into the heat of Spain as Rachel Leach re-tells the story of Falla's most popular ballet, featuring a beautiful lady, an angry husband and a man with a three-cornered hat!

  • Prom 17: The Apotheosis of the Dance
    Thu 25 July 2013, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    John McCabe - Joybox (c7 mins)
    Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op 92 (40 mins)
    Manuel de Falla - The Three-Cornered Hat (35 mins)
    Maurice Ravel - Boléro (15 mins)

  • Proms Plus Late
    Thu 25 July 2013, 10.15pm, Royal Albert Hall

  • Proms Plus Intro
    Fri 26 July 2013, 3.15pm, Royal College of Music

    Sara Mohr-Pietsch is joined by Mark Berry (Royal Holloway, University of London) for an introduction to tonight's opera, Siegfried.

  • Prom 18: Wagner – Siegfried
    Fri 26 July 2013, 5.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Richard Wagner - Siegfried (238 mins)

  • Proms Plus Literary
    Sat 27 July 2013, 3.15pm, Royal College of Music

    Wagner's stage directions are notorious: giant dragons; underwater singing; horses on stage; storms; destruction by raging fires. Designer Peter Mumford and Dr John Snelson of the ROH discuss the solutions available to 21st century artists and some famous 19th and 20th century stagings. Presented by Anne McElvoy and including readings by David Rintoul. Guests include Philip Hoare, Jamila Gavin and Elizabeth Gray.Recorded in front of an audience at the Royal College of Music as part of this year's Proms Plus events.

  • Prom 19: Wagner – Tristan and Isolde
    Sat 27 July 2013, 5.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Richard Wagner - Tristan and Isolde (284 mins)

  • Proms Plus Intro
    Sun 28 July 2013, 2.45pm, Royal College of Music

    Sara Mohr-Pietsch is joined by Sarah Lenton for an introduction to Götterdämmerung.

  • Prom 20: Wagner – Götterdämmerung
    Sun 28 July 2013, 4.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Richard Wagner - Götterdämmerung (259 mins)

  • Proms Chamber Music 3: Britten Up-Close
    Mon 29 July 2013, 1.00pm, Cadogan Hall

    Benjamin Britten - Canticle I 'My beloved is mine' (8 mins)
    Benjamin Britten - A Charm of Lullabies (13 mins)
    Benjamin Britten - Night Piece (Notturno) (5 mins)
    Benjamin Britten - Songs from the Chinese (10 mins)
    Benjamin Britten - Canticle II 'Abraham and Isaac' (16 mins)
    Benjamin Britten - Master Kilby (2 mins)

  • Proms Plus Literary
    Mon 29 July 2013, 5.15pm, Royal College of Music

    John le Carré, one of the greatest spy novelists, celebrates 50 years since the publication of his groundbreaking Cold War espionage novel, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, with Anne McElvoy.

  • Prom 21: Colin Matthews, Prokofiev & Shostakovich
    Mon 29 July 2013, 7.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Colin Matthews - Turning Point (18 mins)
    Sergey Prokofiev - Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor (27 mins)
    Dmitry Shostakovich - Symphony No. 11, 'The Year 1905' (55 mins)

  • Prom 22: Naturally 7
    Mon 29 July 2013, 10.15pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Fresh from their residency at the O2, the inimitable vocalists of Naturally 7 build on the gospel legacy in a Late Night Prom of a cappella soul with a hip hop tang. Drums, harmonica, brass, turntable ‘scratching’ and electric guitars are all in the mix – recreated with nothing more than the human voice.

  • Proms Plus Intro
    Tue 30 July 2013, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    James Jolly explores Mozart's life in Vienna and the city's influences on the music in tonight's programme.

  • Prom 23: Mozart, Schumann & Sibelius
    Tue 30 July 2013, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Masonic Funeral Music, K477 (6 mins)
    Robert Schumann - Symphony No. 2 in C major (38 mins)
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 25 in C major, K503 (33 mins)
    Jean Sibelius - Symphony No. 7 in C major, Op 105 (23 mins)

  • Proms Plus Literary
    Wed 31 July 2013, 5.15pm, Royal College of Music

    The writers Simon Heffer and Andrew O'Hagan discuss the halcyon days of light music at the BBC and beyond with Matthew Sweet. With its jaunty melodies and cascading strings, they restore it to its proper place: the heart of British musical life. Recorded in front of an audience at the Royal College of Music as part of this year's Proms Plus events. The writers Simon Heffer and Andrew O'Hagan discuss the halcyon days of light music at the BBC and beyond with Matthew Sweet. With its jaunty melodies and cascading strings, they restore it to its proper place: the heart of British musical life. Recorded in front of an audience at the Royal College of Music as part of this year's Proms Plus events.

  • Prom 24: British Light Music
    Wed 31 July 2013, 7.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Granville Bantock - Comedy Overture 'The Pierrot of the Minute' (12 mins)
    Edward Elgar - Nursery Suite (22 mins)
    Malcolm Arnold - Concerto for two pianos (three hands) (13 mins)
    William Walton - Crown Imperial (7 mins)
    Eric Coates - The Three Elizabeths (20 mins)
    Malcolm Arnold - English Dances, Set I, Op. 27 (13 mins)
    Gordon Langford - Medley ‘Say it with Music’ (7 mins)

  • Prom 25: Zappa – The Adventures of Greggery Peccary
    Wed 31 July 2013, 10.15pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Conlon Nancarrow - Study for Player Piano No. 7 (arr. Yvar Mikhashoff) (10 mins)
    Frank Zappa - G-Spot Tornado, orch. Ali N. Askin (4 mins)
    Philip Glass - Symphony No. 10 (27 mins)
    Frank Zappa - The Adventures of Greggery Peccary (25 mins)

  • Proms Plus Literary
    Thu 1 Aug 2013, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    Rana Mitter introduces an anthology of unexpected readings from the letters and autobiography of the English composer Michael Tippett, with guests Ivan Hewett and Oliver Soden.

  • Prom 26: Henze, Stravinsky & Tippett
    Thu 1 Aug 2013, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Hans Werner Henze - Barcarola (20 mins)
    Igor Stravinsky - Concerto for piano and wind instruments (19 mins)
    Igor Stravinsky - Movements (10 mins)
    Michael Tippett - Symphony No. 2 (32 mins)

  • Proms Plus Portrait
    Fri 2 Aug 2013, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    Naresh Sohal, in conversation with Andrew McGregor, discusses his BBC commission and introduces his chamber works.

  • Prom 27: Naresh Sohal, Rachmaninov & Tchaikovsky
    Fri 2 Aug 2013, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Naresh Sohal - The Cosmic Dance (c45 mins)
    Sergey Rachmaninov - Concerto for Piano No. 3 in D minor, Op 30 (41 mins)
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 5 in E minor (45 mins)

  • Proms Plus Late
    Fri 2 Aug 2013, 10.45pm, Royal Albert Hall

  • Proms Saturday Matinee 2: Britten, Tippett, Holst & L. Berkeley
    Sat 3 Aug 2013, 3.00pm, Cadogan Hall

    Benjamin Britten - Prelude and Fugue (10 mins)
    Gustav Holst - St Paul's Suite (13 mins)
    Lennox Berkeley - Four Poems of St Teresa of Avila (14 mins)
    Michael Tippett - Fantasia Concertante on a Theme of Corelli (19 mins)
    Benjamin Britten - Phaedra (15 mins)

  • Proms Plus Literary
    Sat 3 Aug 2013, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    Robert Crawford and Fiona Stafford discuss how the Romantic movement linked Beethoven with the poetry of Scottish writers such as Burns, James Macpherson and Walter Scott.

  • Prom 28: J. Strauss II, James MacMillan & Beethoven
    Sat 3 Aug 2013, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Johann II Strauss - By the Beautiful Blue Danube – waltz (10 mins)
    James MacMillan - Violin Concerto (25 mins)
    Ludwig van Beethoven - Overture 'Coriolan' (8 mins)
    Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 5 in C minor (33 mins)

  • Proms Plus Storytime
    Sun 4 Aug 2013, 11.30am, Royal College of Music

    Hannah Conway presents stories and music based on Jon Klassen's I Want My Hat Back.

  • Proms Plus Sing
    Sun 4 Aug 2013, 2.00pm, Royal College of Music

    Sing extracts from Tannhäuser with Mary King.

  • Proms Plus Intro
    Sun 4 Aug 2013, 4.15pm, Royal College of Music

    An introduction to Wagner's Tannhäuser, with James Jolly.

  • Prom 29: Wagner – Tannhäuser
    Sun 4 Aug 2013, 6.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Richard Wagner - Tannhäuser (183 mins)

  • Proms Chamber Music 4: tenThing
    Mon 5 Aug 2013, 1.00pm, Cadogan Hall

    Edvard Grieg - Holberg Suite (3 mins)
    Edvard Grieg - Lyric Pieces (2 mins)
    Edvard Grieg - 19 Norwegian Folk Songs (2 mins)
    Edvard Grieg - Lyric Pieces (4 mins)
    Diana Burrell - Blaze (10 mins)
    Kurt Weill - The Threepenny Opera – suite (18 mins)
    Astor Piazzolla - Oblivion (3 mins)
    Bizet - Carmen – Suite No. 2 (6 mins)

  • Proms Plus Portrait
    Mon 5 Aug 2013, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    Edward Cowie discusses his BBC commission with Andrew McGregor prior to its world premiere and introduces performances of his chamber works.

  • Prom 30: Borodin, Prokofiev, Edward Cowie & Tchaikovsky
    Mon 5 Aug 2013, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Alexander Borodin - Prince Igor (24 mins)
    Sergey Prokofiev - Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor (32 mins)
    Edward Cowie - Earth Music I – The Great Barrier Reef (c9 mins)
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 2 in C minor, 'Little Russian' (35 mins)

  • Proms Plus Family
    Tue 6 Aug 2013, 5.30pm, Royal College of Music

    Create your own coronation music in the style of two British greats - Rubbra and Walton - with Rachel Leach and professional musicians.  

  • Prom 31: Walton, Rubbra, Bruch & Korngold
    Tue 6 Aug 2013, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    William Walton - March 'Orb and Sceptre' (7 mins)
    Edmund Rubbra - Ode to the Queen (13 mins)
    Max Bruch - Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor (24 mins)
    Erich Wolfgang Korngold - Symphony in F sharp (50 mins)

  • Inspire Day - Contemporary Composition
    Wed 7 Aug 2013, 10.30am, Royal College of Music

    This workshop is for 12-18 year olds who are interested in writing contemporary music and will be led by Fraser Trainer.

  • Proms Plus Inspire
    Wed 7 Aug 2013, 5.00pm, Royal College of Music

    The Aurora Orchestra, under Nicholas Collon, performs the winning entries in this year's BBC Proms Inspire Young Composers' Competition.

  • Prom 32: Lutosławski & Holst
    Wed 7 Aug 2013, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Witold Lutosławski - Symphonic Variations (9 mins)
    Gustav Holst - Egdon Heath (12 mins)
    Witold Lutosławski - Piano Concerto (25 mins)
    Gustav Holst - The Planets (50 mins)

  • Proms Plus Literary
    Thu 8 Aug 2013, 5.15pm, Royal College of Music

    To mark the 50th anniversary of the death of Sylvia Plath and the publication of her novel, The Bell Jar, the writer, Lavinia Greenlaw and the critic, Sally Bayley, look back on the legacy of a remarkable poet with readings by Buffy Davis. Born in Boston in 1932 Plath moved to England to study at Cambridge where she met and married the poet Ted Hughes. Her first collection of poems, Colossus, was published here in 1960. In 1962 she wrote most of the poems which would form her best known collection, Ariel. She died in February 1963 during one of the most severe winters on record in Britain. Ariel and The Bell Jar were published after her death. Recorded in front of an audience at the Royal College of Music as part of this year's Proms Plus events.

  • Prom 33: Beethoven, Berlioz
    Thu 8 Aug 2013, 7.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Ludwig van Beethoven - Concerto for Piano No. 4 in G major, Op 58 (35 mins)
    Hector Berlioz - Symphonie fantastique (50 mins)

  • Prom 34: Vivaldi – The Four Seasons
    Thu 8 Aug 2013, 10.15pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Antonio Vivaldi - The Four Seasons (65 mins)

  • Proms Plus Intro
    Fri 9 Aug 2013, 5.15pm, Royal College of Music

    Norman Lebrecht and Jeremy Barham discuss Mahler's conversion from Judaism to Christianity, spirituality and the social context of the 'Resurrection' Symphony.

  • Prom 35: Mahler – 'Resurrection' Symphony
    Fri 9 Aug 2013, 7.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

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

  • Prom 36: Sir John Eliot Gardiner conducts Bach
    Fri 9 Aug 2013, 10.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    J. S. Bach - Easter Oratorio (38 mins)
    J. S. Bach - Cantata No. 11, 'Lobet Gott in seinen Reichen' 'Ascension Oratorio', BWV 11 (32 mins)

  • Proms Plus Sing
    Sat 10 Aug 2013, 11.30am, Royal College of Music

    Mary King explores Britten's mastery of word-setting in his vocal writing.

  • Proms Saturday Matinee 3: Camerata Ireland
    Sat 10 Aug 2013, 3.00pm, Cadogan Hall

    Benjamin Britten - Young Apollo (8 mins)
    Lennox Berkeley - Serenade for strings (13 mins)
    Dmitry Shostakovich - Concerto for piano, trumpet and strings (Piano Concerto No. 1) (21 mins)
    Priaulx Rainier - Movement for strings (6 mins)
    Benjamin Britten - Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op 10 (27)

  • Proms Plus Intro
    Sat 10 Aug 2013, 6.15pm, Royal College of Music

    An introduction to tonight's Urban Classic Prom.

  • Prom 37: Urban Classic Prom
    Sat 10 Aug 2013, 8.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Aleksandr Mosolov - The Foundry, Op 19 (5 mins)
    Maverick Sabre - These Days (arr. Ben Cottrell) (4 mins)
    Laura Mvula - Sing to the Moon (arr. Tom Richards) (4 mins)
    Jacob Banks - Rainy Day (arr. Ben Cottrell) (3 mins)
    Fazer - Fireflies (arr. Jules Buckley) (3 mins)
    Lady Leshurr - Blazin' (arr. Jason Yarde) (3 mins)
    Wretch 32 - Blackout (arr. Jason Yarde) (4 mins)
    Laura Mvula - Father, Father (arr. Jules Buckley) (5 mins)
    Hans Werner Henze - The Bassarids (4 mins)
    Lady Leshurr - Look at Me Now (3 mins)
    Maverick Sabre - I Need (arr. Tom Trapp) (4 mins)
    Jacob Banks - Worthy (arr. Jules Buckley) (3 mins)
    Fazer - Movie (arr. Ben Cottrell) (4 mins)
    7 Chapters - 7 Chapters (arr. Jason Yarde) (6 mins)
    Laura Mvula - That's Alright (arr. Jules Buckley) (4 mins)
    Labrinth - Let the Dogs Run Wild (arr. Ben Cottrell) (5 mins)
    Maverick Sabre - Let Me Go (arr. Jules Buckley) (4 mins)
    Wretch 32 - Traktor (arr. Jason Yarde) (4 mins)
    Bob Marley and the Wailers - One Love (arr. Jules Buckley) (4 mins)

  • Proms Plus Late
    Sat 10 Aug 2013, 10.15pm, Royal Albert Hall

  • Proms Plus Intro
    Sun 11 Aug 2013, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    Helen Wallace and Amanda Glauert discuss Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 and its link with the Royal Philharmonic Society.

  • Prom 38: Free Prom – Beethoven's Ninth Symphony
    Sun 11 Aug 2013, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Ralph Vaughan Williams - Toward the Unknown Region (11 mins)
    Mark-Anthony Turnage - Frieze (15 mins)
    Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 9 in D minor, 'Choral' (70 mins)

  • Proms Chamber Music 5: Holst & Sir Harrison Birtwistle
    Mon 12 Aug 2013, 1.00pm, Cadogan Hall

    Gustav Holst - Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda (14 mins)
    Imogen Holst - Hallo, my fancy, whither wilt thou go? (7 mins)
    Sir Harrison Birtwistle - The Moth Requiem (20 mins)

  • Proms Plus Intro
    Mon 12 Aug 2013, 5.15pm, Royal College of Music

    Louise Fryer talks to Stephen Johnson and musicologist Kate Kennedy about Vaughan Williams and introduces A London Symphony.

  • Prom 39: Holst, Nishat Khan & Vaughan Williams
    Mon 12 Aug 2013, 7.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Gustav Holst - Indra (12 mins)
    Nishat Khan - The Gate of the Moon (Sitar Concerto No. 1) (40 mins)
    Ralph Vaughan Williams - A London Symphony (Symphony No. 2) (45 mins)

  • Prom 40: 6 Music Prom
    Mon 12 Aug 2013, 10.15pm, Royal Albert Hall

    The Stranglers - No More Heroes (arr. Anna Meredith) (4 mins)
    Edgard Varèse - Ionisation (6 mins)
    Traditional - Twm Sion's Medley (4 mins)
    Vincent Rose - Blueberry Hill (5 mins)
    Steve Martland - Principia (3 mins)
    Laura Marling - I Was an Eagle (5 mins)
    Laura Marling - You Know (3 mins)
    Laura Marling - Breathe (arr. Anna Meredith) (5 mins)
    Iannis Xenakis - Omega (4 mins)
    Luciano Berio - O King (4 mins)
    The Stranglers - Duchess (4 mins)
    The Stranglers - Always the Sun (4 mins)
    The Stranglers - Golden Brown (arr. Anna Meredith) (5 mins)

  • Proms Plus Family
    Tue 13 Aug 2013, 5.30pm, Royal College of Music

    Take an imaginary stroll through an art gallery with Rachel Leach and hear 15 pictures brought to life as music.  

  • Prom 41: Borodin, Glazunov, Gubaidulina & Mussorgsky
    Tue 13 Aug 2013, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Alexander Borodin - Symphony No. 2 in B minor (28 mins)
    Alexander Glazunov - Piano Concerto No. 2 in B major (20 mins)
    Sofia Gubaidulina - The Rider on the White Horse (13 mins)
    Mussorgsky - Pictures at an Exhibition (orch. Maurice Ravel) (32 mins)

  • Inspire Day - Choral Composition
    Wed 14 Aug 2013, 2.00pm, Royal College of Music

    This workshop is for 12-18 year olds and will be led by Judith Weir and the BBC Singers

  • Proms Plus Intro
    Wed 14 Aug 2013, 5.15pm, Royal College of Music

    Ian Skelly talks to Marina Frolova-Walker and Rosamund Bartlett about Tchaikovsky and his world, looking at the influences in his life at the time of writing his Third Symphony.

  • Prom 42: Janáček, Beethoven & Tchaikovsky
    Wed 14 Aug 2013, 7.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Janáček - Sinfonietta (24 mins)
    Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor (36 mins)
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 3 in D major, 'Polish' (46 mins)

  • Prom 43: Tallis Scholars
    Wed 14 Aug 2013, 10.15pm, Royal Albert Hall

    John Taverner - Kyrie 'Leroy' (4 mins)
    Carlo Gesualdo - Ave, dulcissima Maria (4 mins)
    Carlo Gesualdo - Ave, regina caelorum (4 mins)
    Carlo Gesualdo - Maria, mater gratiae (4 mins)
    John Taverner - Missa 'Gloria tibi Trinitas' (42 mins)

  • Proms Plus Literary
    Thu 15 Aug 2013, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    Dame Monica Mason, former direcor of the Royal Ballet, who partnered Rudolf Nureyev in Hamlet, celebrates his life and legacy.

  • Prom 44: Stravinsky, Penderecki, Debussy & Ravel
    Thu 15 Aug 2013, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Igor Stravinsky - Fireworks (4 mins)
    Krzysztof Penderecki - Concerto grosso (37 mins)
    Claude Debussy - La mer (24 mins)
    Maurice Ravel - Daphnis et Chloe – Suite No. 2 (17 mins)

  • Proms Plus Late
    Thu 15 Aug 2013, 10.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

  • Proms Plus Intro
    Fri 16 Aug 2013, 4.45pm, Royal College of Music

    Louise Fryer talks to Oliver Soden about Tippett's own libretto for The Midsummer Marriage and the influence on the opera of poet T. S. Eliot.

  • Prom 45: Tippett – The Midsummer Marriage
    Fri 16 Aug 2013, 6.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Michael Tippett - The Midsummer Marriage (160 mins)

  • Proms Plus Sing
    Sat 17 Aug 2013, 11.00am, Royal College of Music

    Explore the vocal writing in Brahms's A German Requiem with Mary King. Suitable for singers familiar with the work who want to get some vocal tips!

  • Prom 46: Dvořák, Verdi, Tchaikovsky & Strauss
    Sat 17 Aug 2013, 3.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Antonín Dvořák - Symphony No. 8 in G major (38 mins)
    Giuseppe Verdi - Otello (14 mins)
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Eugene Onegin, Op 24 (17 mins)
    Johann II Strauss - Emperor Waltz (11 mins)
    Johann II Strauss - Thunder and Lightening ‒ Polka (3 mins)

  • Proms Plus Intro
    Sat 17 Aug 2013, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    Laura Tunbridge looks at Brahms and the works performed in tonight's concert.

  • Prom 47: Brahms – A German Requiem
    Sat 17 Aug 2013, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Johannes Brahms - Tragic Overture (14 mins)
    Robert Schumann - Symphony No. 4 in D minor (28 mins)
    Johannes Brahms - A German Requiem (68 mins)

  • Proms Plus Family Orchestra & Chorus
    Sun 18 Aug 2013, 1.00pm, Royal College of Music

    Create a piece of music together with your family, inspired by the music in this evening's Prom.

  • Proms Plus Intro
    Sun 18 Aug 2013, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    Louise Fryer presents an introduction to tonight's programme with a focus on Stravinsky's The Firebird.

  • Prom 48: Ravel, Matthias Pintscher & Stravinsky
    Sun 18 Aug 2013, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Maurice Ravel - Rapsodie espagnole (15 mins)
    Matthias Pintscher - Chute d'étoiles (20 mins)
    Igor Stravinsky - The Firebird (46 mins)

  • Proms Chamber Music 6: London Conchord Ensemble
    Mon 19 Aug 2013, 1.00pm, Cadogan Hall

    Francis Poulenc - Sextet (18 mins)
    Imogen Holst - Phantasy Quartet (10 mins)
    Peter Warlock - The Curlew (23 mins)
    F Couperin - Les barricades mistérieuses (arr. T. Adès) (3 mins)

  • Proms Plus Intro
    Mon 19 Aug 2013, 5.15pm, Royal College of Music

    Kenneth Hamilton, concert pianist and Professor of Music at Cardiff University, looks at the story of the Romantic piano concerto, and at Mendelssohn's Piano Concerto in G minor.

  • Prom 49: Berlioz, Mendelssohn, Bach & Beethoven
    Mon 19 Aug 2013, 7.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Hector Berlioz - Overture 'King Lear' (16 mins)
    Felix Mendelssohn - Concerto for Piano No. 1 in G minor, Op 25 (21 mins)
    J. S. Bach - The Art of Fugue – Canon and Fugue (orch. G. Benjamin) (8 mins)
    Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, 'Eroica', Op 55 (50 mins)

  • Prom 50: White, Barry, Rzewski & Feldman
    Mon 19 Aug 2013, 10.15pm, Royal Albert Hall

    John White - Chord-Breaking Machine (10 mins)
    Gerald Barry - No other people. (12 mins)
    Frederic Rzewski - Piano Concerto (20 mins)
    Morton Feldman - Coptic Light (28 mins)

  • Proms Plus Literary
    Tue 20 Aug 2013, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    Benjamin Britten's compositions were inspired by the work of many poets and novelists. Actor Samuel West and writer Alexandra Harris explore the relationship between Britten's words and music.

  • Prom 51: Tippett, Britten & Elgar
    Tue 20 Aug 2013, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Michael Tippett - The Mask of Time – Fanfare No. 5 (5 mins)
    Michael Tippett - Concerto for Double String Orchestra (23 mins)
    Benjamin Britten - Les illuminations (25 mins)
    Edward Elgar - Symphony No. 2 in E flat major, Op 63 (55 mins)

  • Proms Plus Portrait
    Wed 21 Aug 2013, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    Param Vir discusses Cave of Luminous Mind with Andrew McGregor prior to its world premiere and introduces performances of his chamber works given by musicians from the Royal Academy of Music.

  • Prom 52: Vir, Sibelius, Bantock & Elgar
    Wed 21 Aug 2013, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Param Vir - Cave of Luminous Mind (20 mins)
    Jean Sibelius - Violin Concerto in D minor (33 mins)
    Granville Bantock - Celtic Symphony (20 mins)
    Edward Elgar - 'Enigma' Variations (28 mins)

  • Proms Plus Intro
    Thu 22 Aug 2013, 5.15pm, Royal College of Music

    James Jolly talks to Fiona McKnight, Archivist of the Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths, University of London, about Prokofiev and his Fifth Symphony.

  • Prom 53: Tchaikovsky, Wagner, Prokofiev
    Thu 22 Aug 2013, 7.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Fantasy-Overture 'Romeo and Juliet' (21 mins)
    Richard Wagner - Wesendonck-Lieder (21 mins)
    Sergey Prokofiev - Symphony No. 5 in B flat major (40 mins)

  • Prom 54: World Routes Prom
    Thu 22 Aug 2013, 10.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Traditional - Namanike; Ladilikan; Tita; Lila Bamboo
    Traditional - Qatar tasnifi; Tasnif Bayati Shiraz; Evleri var khane-khane; Chaharqah tasnifi
    Traditional - Sinaly; Jama ko; Ngoni fola; Ne me fatique pas

  • Proms Plus Intro
    Fri 23 Aug 2013, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    Andrew McGregor talks to Nick Reyland about Lutosławski, Panufnik and their place in the history of Polish culture.

  • Prom 55: Lutosławski, Shostakovich & Panufnik
    Fri 23 Aug 2013, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Witold Lutosławski - Concerto for Orchestra (30 mins)
    Dmitry Shostakovich - Piano Concerto No. 2 in F major (19 mins)
    Andrzej Panufnik - Tragic Overture (9 mins)
    Andrzej Panufnik - Lullaby (8 mins)
    Dmitry Shostakovich - Symphony No. 6 in B minor (35 mins)

  • Proms Plus Late
    Fri 23 Aug 2013, 10.15pm, Royal Albert Hall

  • Proms Saturday Matinee 4: English Chamber Orchestra
    Sat 24 Aug 2013, 3.00pm, Cadogan Hall

    Purcell - Chacony (arr. Britten) (7 mins)
    Witold Lutosławski - Paroles tissées (15 mins)
    Benjamin Britten - Serenade for tenor, horn and strings (25 mins)

  • Proms Plus Family
    Sat 24 Aug 2013, 5.30pm, Royal College of Music

    Join Rachel Leach and professional musicians to discover the hidden stories within the music of tonight’s Prom. Bring your instrument and join in!  

  • Prom 56: Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester
    Sat 24 Aug 2013, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Richard Wagner - Rienzi ‒ overture (12 mins)
    Maurice Ravel - Piano Concerto in G major (22 mins)
    Dmitry Shostakovich - Symphony No. 5 in D minor (49 mins)

  • Proms Plus Intro
    Sun 25 Aug 2013, 2.45pm, Royal College of Music

    Martin Handley presents an introduction to Wagner’s epic and final opera, Parsifal, with Stephen Johnson.

  • Prom 57: Wagner – Parsifal
    Sun 25 Aug 2013, 4.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Richard Wagner - Parsifal (235 mins)

  • Proms Chamber Music 7: Maconchy & Brahms
    Mon 26 Aug 2013, 1.00pm, Cadogan Hall

    Maconchy - String Quartet No. 3 (11 mins)
    Johannes Brahms - Piano Quintet in F minor (40 mins)

  • Proms Plus Sing
    Mon 26 Aug 2013, 2.30pm, Royal College of Music

    Join Mary King for a sing through some great tunes from musicals and movies to get you in the toe-tapping mood for this evening's Hollywood Rhapsody Prom! Suitable for all.

  • Prom 58: Light Organ Prom
    Mon 26 Aug 2013, 4.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Eric Coates - March 'Sound and Vision' (4 mins)
    Arthur Sullivan - Mikado Memories (arr. R. Hills) (7 mins)
    John Ireland - Miniature Suite - Villanella (4 mins)
    Billy Mayerl - Four Aces Suite - Ace of Hearts (3 mins)
    Edward German - Three Dances from Nell Gywn (12 mins)
    Fats Waller - A Handful of Keys (3 mins)

  • Proms Plus Literary
    Mon 26 Aug 2013, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    Film composer Debbie Wiseman and writer David Benedict talk to Matthew Sweet about the ways in which film-makers have created mood with music from the very first days of silent film to the contemporary CGI blockbuster.

  • Prom 59: Hollywood Rhapsody Prom
    Mon 26 Aug 2013, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Alfred Newman - 20th Century Fox Fanfare (1 min)
    Alfred Newman - How to Marry a Millionaire (6 mins)
    Bronislau Kaper - Forever, Darling (3 mins)
    David Raksin - Laura (6 mins)
    Bernard Herrmann - Psycho (15 mins)
    Bernard Herrmann - Citizen Kane (4 mins)
    Erich Wolfgang Korngold - The Adventures of Robin Hood (15 mins)
    Jerome Moross - The Big Country (3 mins)
    Various - Movie Theme Song Medley (12 mins)
    Franz Waxman - A Place in the Sun (9 mins)
    Scott Bradley - Tom and Jerry at MGM (6 mins)
    Miklós Rózsa - Ben-Hur (10 mins)

  • Proms Plus Literary
    Tue 27 Aug 2013, 5.15pm, Royal College of Music

    D.H. Lawrence hailed Herbert Melville's novella, Billy Budd, a masterpiece when it was first published in 1924. Then, in 1951, came Britten's opera, adapted from the book. The writers Philip Hoare and Jamila Gavin join Rana Mitter to explore the book's themes of good and evil, justice and the law and the actor Peter Marinker will be on hand to illustrate their remarks with readings from the book. 

  • Prom 60: Britten – Billy Budd
    Tue 27 Aug 2013, 7.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Benjamin Britten - Billy Budd (160 mins)

  • Proms Plus Portrait
    Wed 28 Aug 2013, 5.15pm, Royal College of Music

    Charlotte Seither discusses her commisssion with Andrew McGregor and introduces performances of her chamber works given by musicians from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

  • Prom 61: Stravinsky, Brahms & Charlotte Seither
    Wed 28 Aug 2013, 7.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Igor Stravinsky - Scherzo à la russe (4 mins)
    Igor Stravinsky - Ave Maria (2 mins)
    Igor Stravinsky - Pater Noster (2 mins)
    Johannes Brahms - Violin Concerto in D major (40 mins)
    Charlotte Seither - Language of Leaving (18 mins)
    Igor Stravinsky - Petrushka (1947 version) (30 mins)

  • Prom 62: A Celebration of Charlie Parker
    Wed 28 Aug 2013, 10.15pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Django Bates - The Study of Touch (10 mins)

  • Proms Plus Intro
    Thu 29 Aug 2013, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    Stephen Johnson talks about Peter Eötvös’s DoReMi and introduces Bruckner’s Symphony No. 7

  • Prom 63: Mozart, Peter Eötvös & Bruckner
    Thu 29 Aug 2013, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Der Schauspieldirektor - Overture (4 mins)
    Peter Eötvös - DoReMi (21 mins)
    Anton Bruckner - Symphony No. 7 in E major (70 mins)

  • Proms Plus Family
    Fri 30 Aug 2013, 5.30pm, Royal College of Music

    Find out the real meaning of Strauss’s epic Also sprach Zarathustra, along with the stories behind The Witch of Atlas and Pohjola’s Daughter in this introductory talk for families with Rachel Leach.

  • Prom 64: Bantock, Prokofiev, Sibelius & R. Strauss
    Fri 30 Aug 2013, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Granville Bantock - The Witch of Atlas (15 mins)
    Sergey Prokofiev - Concerto for Piano No. 3 in C major (28 mins)
    Jean Sibelius - Pohjola's Daughter (14 mins)
    Richard Strauss - Also sprach Zarathustra (32 mins)

  • Proms Plus Late
    Fri 30 Aug 2013, 10.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

  • Inspire Day - Composing for Film
    Sat 31 Aug 2013, 2.00pm, Royal College of Music

    This workshop is for 12-18 year olds who are interested in writing music for film and will be led by composer Michael Price.

  • Proms Saturday Matinee 5: Camerata Nordica
    Sat 31 Aug 2013, 3.00pm, Cadogan Hall

    Benjamin Britten - Simple Symphony (17 mins)
    Michael Tippett - Little Music for Strings (11 mins)
    Benjamin Britten - Elegy for strings (8 mins)
    Benjamin Britten - Lachrymae (15 mins)
    William Walton - Sonata for Strings (27 mins)

  • Proms Plus Literary
    Sat 31 Aug 2013, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    Matthew Sweet considers the ways in which film composers have risen to the challenge of capturing the sound of dark matter and distant planets.

  • Prom 65: Film Music Prom
    Sat 31 Aug 2013, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    William Alwyn - The True Glory – March (3 mins)
    William Walton - The Battle of Britain (11 mins)
    Sir Richard Rodney Bennett - Lady Caroline Lamb – suite (17 mins)
    Leighton Lucas - Ice Cold in Alex – March (3 mins)
    Richard Addinsell - Warsaw Concerto (10 mins)

  • Proms Plus Family Orchestra & Chorus
    Sun 1 Sept 2013, 1.00pm, Royal College of Music

    Create, explore and play music inspired by today’s Family Prom with a team of professional musicians. Suitable for all the family.

  • Prom 66: Family Matinee: The Big Proms Bear Hunt
    Sun 1 Sept 2013, 4.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Jonathan Willcocks - Meet the Orchestra (3 mins)
    John Adams - Short Ride in a Fast Machine (2 mins)
    Ian Stephens - We're Going on a Bear Hunt (8 mins)
    Klaus Badelt - Pirates of the Caribbean (arr. Ian Stephens) (4 mins)
    Alan Menken - The Little Mermaid (arr. Ian Stephens) (3 mins)
    Heitor Villa-Lobos - Bachianas brasileiras No. 2 'Little Train of the Caipira' (4 mins)
    Engelbert Humperdinck - Hänsel und Gretel (2 mins)
    Mussorgsky - Pictures at an Exhibition (orch. Maurice Ravel) (5 mins)
    Edvard Grieg - Peer Gynt, Op 23 (3 mins)
    Dmitry Shostakovich - Cheryomushki (3 mins)
    Ian Stephens - The Forest (2 mins)
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - The Nutcracker, Op 71 (1 min)
    Traditional - La bamba (orch. Ian Stephens) (2 mins)
    Arturo Márquez - Conga del fuego nuevo (4 mins)
    Benjamin Britten - Matinées musicales, Op 24 (3 mins)
    Edward Elgar - The Wand of Youth, Suite No. 2, Op 1b (2 mins)
    Igor Stravinsky - L' oiseau de feu (1910 suite) (7 mins)

  • Proms Plus Intro
    Sun 1 Sept 2013, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    Martin Handley talks to Paul Kildea about Britten and his place in 20th-century music.

  • Prom 67: Arvo Pärt, Britten, Berlioz & Saint-Saëns
    Sun 1 Sept 2013, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Arvo Pärt - Cantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten (6 mins)
    Benjamin Britten - Violin Concerto (36 mins)
    Hector Berlioz - Overture 'Le corsaire' (10 mins)
    Camille Saint-Saëns - Symphony No. 3 in C minor, 'Organ' (36 mins)

  • Proms Chamber Music 8: Dowland
    Mon 2 Sept 2013, 1.00pm, Cadogan Hall

    John Dowland - The King of Denmark's Galliard (2 mins)
    John Dowland - Can she excuse my wrongs (The Earl of Essex's Galliard) (4 mins)
    John Dowland - Flow, my tears (Lachrimae antiquae) (4 mins)
    John Dowland - Farewell Fancy (Chromatic fantasia) (5 mins)
    John Dowland - My thoughts are winged with hopes (Sir John Souch's Galliard) (4 mins)
    John Dowland - Sorrow, stay, lend true repentent tears (4 mins)
    John Dowland - Come again, sweet love doth now invite (3 mins)
    John Dowland - Mr John Langton's Pavan (5 mins)
    John Dowland - Lachrimae amantis (3 mins)
    John Dowland - I saw my lady weep (6 mins)
    John Dowland - If my complaints could passions move (Captain Digorie Piper's Galliard) (4 mins)
    John Dowland - Lachrimae tristes (5 mins)
    John Dowland - In darkness let me dwell (3 mins)
    John Dowland - Shall I strive with words to move (Sir Henry Noel's Galliard) (3 mins)

  • Proms Plus Literary
    Mon 2 Sept 2013, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    Andrew Motion, former Poet Laureate, and poet Paul Farley discuss one of the most influential of the Thirties Poets, Louis MacNeice, who worked with Benjamin Britten during his time as a BBC producer.

  • Prom 68: Tchaikovsky, Szymanowski & Rachmaninov
    Mon 2 Sept 2013, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 1 in G minor 'Winter Daydreams' (44 mins)
    Karol Szymanowski - Violin Concerto No. 1 (24 mins)
    Sergey Rachmaninov - Symphonic Dances (36 mins)

  • Proms Plus Intro
    Tue 3 Sept 2013, 5.15pm, Royal College of Music

    An introduction to Bruckner the man, and his influences and inspirations at the time of writing the ‘Romantic’ Symphony.

  • Prom 69: Beethoven & Bruckner
    Tue 3 Sept 2013, 7.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major (29 mins)
    Anton Bruckner - Symphony No. 4 in E flat major 'Romantic' (70 mins)

  • Prom 70: Britten & Lloyd
    Tue 3 Sept 2013, 10.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Benjamin Britten - A Boy was Born (30 mins)
    George Lloyd - Requiem (52 mins)

  • Proms Plus Intro
    Wed 4 Sept 2013, 5.45pm, 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 2013 season with Petroc Trelawny.

  • Prom 71: Górecki, Vaughan Williams & Tchaikovsky
    Wed 4 Sept 2013, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Henryk Górecki - Symphony No. 3, 'Symphony of Sorrowful Songs' (60 mins)
    Ralph Vaughan Williams - Four Last Songs (orch. A. Payne) (c12 mins)
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 6 in B minor, 'Pathétique' (48 mins)

  • Proms Plus Intro
    Thu 5 Sept 2013, 5.15pm, Royal College of Music

    Ian Skelly presents a discussion on Verdi and the orchestra, plus an introduction to Tchaikovsky’s Manfred.

  • Prom 72: Verdi & Tchaikovsky
    Thu 5 Sept 2013, 7.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Giuseppe Verdi - La forza del destino (8 mins)
    Giuseppe Verdi - Attila – 'O dolore! Ed io vivea' (3 mins)
    Giuseppe Verdi - I vespri siciliani – 'À toi que j'ai chérie' (4 mins)
    Giuseppe Verdi - La traviata (4 mins)
    Giuseppe Verdi - Simon Boccanegra (5 mins)
    Giuseppe Verdi - Aida – Triumphal March (Act 2) (6 mins)
    Giuseppe Verdi - Luisa Miller – 'O fede negar potessi ... Quando le sere al placido' (6 mins)
    Giuseppe Verdi - Rigoletto (3 mins)
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Manfred (55 mins)

  • Prom 73: Imogen Cooper and Paul Lewis play Schubert
    Thu 5 Sept 2013, 10.15pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Franz Schubert - Piano Sonata in C minor, D958 (33 mins)
    Franz Schubert - Piano Sonata in C major, D812, 'Grand Duo' (39 mins)

  • Proms Plus Literary
    Fri 6 Sept 2013, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    Poet Don Paterson and Radio 3 presenter Ian McMillan introduce the winning entries in this year’s Proms Poetry competition, in association with the Poetry Society. Actress Samantha Bond will read the winning poems.

  • Prom 74: Vienna Philharmonic
    Fri 6 Sept 2013, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    J. S. Bach - Cantata No. 29, 'Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir', BWV 29 (5 mins)
    J. S. Bach - Chorale Prelude 'Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr', BWV 662 (8 mins)
    J. S. Bach - Chorale Prelude 'Komm, Gott Schöpfer, heiliger Geist', BWV 667 (3 mins)
    J. S. Bach - Chorale Prelude 'Vor deinem Thron tret' ich hiermit', BWV 668 (5 mins)
    J. S. Bach - Prelude and Fugue in A minor 'The Great', BWV 543 (10 mins)
    Anton Bruckner - Symphony No. 8 in C minor (1890 version, ed. Nowak) (85 mins)

  • Proms Plus Late
    Fri 6 Sept 2013, 10.15pm, Royal Albert Hall

  • Proms Plus Sing
    Sat 7 Sept 2013, 5.00pm, Royal College of Music

    A fun workshop with Mary King to get you ready for vocal action at the Last Night singalong.

  • Proms in the Park, Hyde Park
    Sat 7 Sept 2013, 5.15pm, Hyde Park, London

    Hosted by Sir Terry Wogan join the Last Night of the Proms celebrations in Hyde Park with a host of musical stars including world-famous tenor Joseph Calleja, the BBC Concert Orchestra and a special appearance from Nigel Kennedy.

  • Proms in the Park, Glasgow Green
    Sat 7 Sept 2013, 7.30pm, Glasgow Green

    The Last Night celebrations return to Glasgow Green. Join presenters Jamie MacDougall and Susan Calman in a night featuring an array of musical stars including singing sensation and former Spice Girl Melanie C, leading Scottish traditional violinist John McCusker, Scot soprano Kate Valentine and tenor Nicky Spence.  

  • Proms in the Park, Belfast Titanic Slipways
    Sat 7 Sept 2013, 7.30pm, Belfast Proms in the Park

    BBC Proms in the Park returns to the Titanic Slipway in Belfast on Saturday, September 7, 2013 as local audiences join the UK-wide celebrations of the world famous Last Night of the Proms.

  • Prom 75: Last Night of the Proms
    Sat 7 Sept 2013, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Anna Clyne - Masquerade (c5 mins)
    Richard Wagner - The Mastersingers of Nuremberg – overture (10 mins)
    Leonard Bernstein - Chichester Psalms (19 mins)
    Ralph Vaughan Williams - The Lark Ascending (12 mins)
    Benjamin Britten - The Building of the House (5 mins)
    Jules Massenet - Chérubin – 'Je suis gris! je suis ivre!' (2 mins)
    George Frideric Handel - Xerxes – 'Frondi tenere e belle ... Ombra mai fù' (4 mins)
    Rossini - La donna del lago – 'Tanti affetti in tal momento!' (4 mins)
    Leonard Bernstein - Candide - overture (5 mins)
    Leonard Bernstein - Candide – 'Make our Garden Grow' (5 mins)
    Giuseppe Verdi - Nabucco – 'Va, pensiero' (Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves) (4 mins)
    Harold Arlen - Over the Rainbow (5 mins)
    Vittorio Monti - Csárdás (6 mins)
    Traditional - Londonderry Air (Danny Boy) (4 mins)
    Richard Rodgers - Carousel – 'You'll never walk alone' (6 mins)
    Granville Bantock - The Sea Reivers (4 mins)
    George Lloyd - HMS Trinidad March (4 mins)
    Arne - Rule, Britannia! (7 mins)
    Edward Elgar - Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D major ('Land of Hope and Glory') (6 mins)
    Hubert Parry - Jerusalem (orch. Elgar) (4 mins)
    Traditional - The National Anthem (arr. Britten) (2 mins)

  • Proms in the Park, Caerphilly
    Sat 7 Sept 2013, 7.45pm, Owain Glyndŵr Playing Fields

    The BBC National Orchestra of Wales brings the Proms in the Park to Caerphilly for an evening of spectacular performances featuring West End singing stars John Owen Jones and Sophie Evans.

  • Inspire Lab - Glasgow
    Mon 3 Feb 2014, 10.30am, Glasgow City Halls

    A composition workshop for school music groups, led by professional composers and musicians from the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.

  • Inspire Lab - Manchester
    Sun 23 Feb 2014, 10.30am, MediaCityUK Salford

    A fun and practical workshop for budding young composers aged 12-18, led by professional composers and members of the BBC Philharmonic.

  • Inspire Lab - London Teacher's Lab
    Fri 28 Feb 2014, 1.30pm, Chobham Academy, Newham, London E20 1BD

    A professional development session for music teachers led by professional composers and members of the BBC Concert Orchestra.

  • Inspire Lab - Cardiff
    Mon 10 Mar 2014, 10.30am, Hoddinott Hall

    A composition workshop for school music groups, led by professional composers and musicians from the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

  • Inspire Lab - Belfast
    Sat 15 Mar 2014, 10.30am, The MAC, Belfast

    A fun and practical workshops for budding young composers aged 12-18, led by professional composers and members of the Ulster Orchestra.

  • Inspire Lab - London
    Sat 22 Mar 2014, 10.30am, Maida Vale Studios

    A fun and practical workshop for budding young composers aged 12-18, led by professional composers and members of the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

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