• Fri 3 Mar

    19:30 Barbican, London
    Sakari Oramo conducts Nielsen & Sibelius
    • Carl Nielsen 1865–1931
    • Rhapsodic Overture 'A Imaginary Journey to the Faroes', FS123
    • Detlev Glanert b.1960
    • Megaris
      BBC co-commission: UK premiere
    • Jean Sibelius 1865–1957
    • Lemminkäinen Suite, Op 22
    • BBC Symphony Orchestra
    • Sakari Oramo Conductor
    • BBC Singers

    Experience the music of Scandinavian contemporaries Nielsen and Sibelius, whose music is close to the heart of the BBC Symphony Orchestra’s Chief Conductor Sakari Oramo

  • Fri 10 Mar

    19:30 Barbican, London
    Simone Young conducts Bartók & Peter Eötvös
    • Béla Bartók 1881–1945
    • Concerto for Orchestra
    • Péter Eötvös b.1944
    • Senza sangue
      UK premiere
    • BBC Symphony Orchestra
    • Simone Young Conductor
    • Albane Carrère mezzo-soprano
    • Russell Braun baritone

    Two works by two Hungarian composers sit side by side in a dramatic highlight of the BBC SO’s season – Bartók’s virtuosic Concerto for Orchestra and the UK premiere of living composer Peter Eötvös’s one-act opera, Senza Sangue.

  • Tue 21 Mar

    20:00 Dubai Opera, Dubai
    BBC Proms Dubai: First Night of the Proms
    • Gary Carpenter b.1951
    • Dadaville
    • Mohammed Fairouz b.1985
    • Pax Universalis
    • Benjamin Britten 1913–1976
    • Piano Concerto
    • William Walton 1902–1983
    • Symphony No 1 in B flat minor
    • BBC Symphony Orchestra
    • Edward Gardner conductor
    • Benjamin Grosvenor piano

    BBC Proms Dubai opens with British composer Gary Carpenter’s fizzing orchestral showpiece Dadaville, written for and premiered by the BBC Symphony Orchestra in 2015.

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  • Thu 23 Mar

    19:30 Dubai Opera, Dubai
    BBC Proms Dubai: Prom 3
    • Felix Mendelssohn 1809–1847
    • Overture 'Calm Sea and a Prosperous Voyage', Op 27
    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1756–1791
    • Piano Concerto No 20 in D minor, K 466
    • Edward Elgar 1857–1934
    • Enigma Variations Enigma Variations Also known as: Enigma Variations, Op 36
    • Joanna Marsh b.1970
    • Flare
      world premiere
    • BBC Symphony Orchestra
    • Edward Gardner conductor
    • Benjamin Grosvenor piano

    This concert opens with the world premiere of Dubai-based British composer Joanna Marsh’s Flare.

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  • Fri 24 Mar

    20:00 Dubai Opera, Dubai
    BBC Proms Dubai: Prom 6 'Last Night of the Proms'
    • Dmitri Shostakovich 1906–1975
    • Festive Overture, Op 96
    • Camille Saint‐Saëns 1835–1921
    • Piano Concerto No 2 in G minor Piano Concerto No 2 in G minor Also known as: Piano Concerto No 2 in G minor, Op 22
    • Claude Debussy 1862–1918
    • La mer La mer Also known as: La Mer
    • George Frideric Handel 1685–1759
    • Coronation Anthem 'Zadok the Priest' Coronation Anthem 'Zadok the Priest' Also known as: Coronation Anthem 'Zadok the Priest', HWV 258
    • Joseph Tawadros
    • New work
      world premiere
    • Thomas Arne 1710–1778
    • Rule, Britannia! (arr. Sargent) Rule, Britannia! (arr. Sargent) Also known as: Rule, Britannia! (arr. Malcolm Sargent)
    • Edward Elgar 1857–1934
    • Pomp and Circumstance March No 1 in D major, 'Land of Hope and Glory'
    • BBC Symphony Orchestra
    • BBC Singers
    • Edward Gardner conductor
    • Benjamin Grosvenor piano
    • Joseph Tawadros oud
    • James Tawadros percussion

    Featuring much-loved classics from Shostakovich and Debussy, Proms soloist Benjamin Grosvenor performs Saint-Saëns’s Second Piano Concerto and the BBC Singers join the orchestra for Handel’s most popular anthem, Zadok the Priest

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