BBC Proms 2018

From Bach to Bernstein via Buckley’s New York Disco, unveiling the 2018 BBC Proms

New music

Date: 19.04.2018     Last updated: 19.04.2018 at 00.01
Continuing its support of new music, the BBC Proms presents 41 premieres, including 27 world premieres and 14 UK or London premieres.
  • Anna Meredith/59 Productions - Five Telegrams (pictured above)
    13 July
    BBC co-commission: world premiere
  • David Bruce - Sidechaining
    15 July
    BBC commission: world premiere
  • Iain Farrington - Gershwinicity
    15 July
    BBC commission: world premiere
  • Ben Foster - Fantasia On The Young Musician Theme
    15 July
    BBC commission: world premiere
  • Caroline Shaw - Second Essay: Echo; Third Essay: Ruby (pictured above)
    16 July
    BBC co-commission: world premiere
  • Luca Francesconi - New work
    21 July
    World premiere
  • Georg Friedrich Haas - New work
    21 July
    World premiere
  • Hannah Kendall - New work (pictured above)
    21 July
    World premiere
  • Isabel Mundry - New work
    21 July
    World premiere
  • Ēriks Ešenvalds - Shadow
    21 July
    BBC commission: world premiere
  • Eve Risser - Furakèla (pictured above)
    23 July
    BBC commission: world premiere
  • Andrew Norman - New work
    23 July
    UK premiere
  • Daphne Oram - Still Point
    23 July
    World premiere of revised version
  • Tansy Davies - What Did We See?
    25 July
    BBC commission: world premiere
  • Jessica Wells - Rhapsody For Solo Oud (pictured above)
    30 July
    BBC commission: world premiere
  • Georg Friedrich Haas - Concerto grosso No. 1
    30 July
    UK premiere
  • Joby Talbot - Guitar Concerto
    2 August
    BBC commission: world premiere
  • Mark-Anthony Turnage - Maya (pictured above)
    5 August
    UK premiere
  • Anders Hilborg - Bach Materia
    5 August
    UK premiere
  • Uri Caine - Hamsa
    5 August
    UK premiere
  • Olga Neuwirth - Aello - ballet mécanomorphe
    5 August
    UK premiere
  • Brett Dean - Approach - Prelude To A Canon
    5 August
    UK premiere
  • Steven Mackey - Triceros
    5 August
    UK premiere
  • Lisa Illean - Sleeplessness … Sails (pictured above)
    6 August
    BBC commission: world premiere
  • Benjamin Britten - A Sweet Lullaby
    6 August
    World premiere
  • Benjamin Britten - Somnus
    6 August
    World premiere
  • Simon Holt - Quadriga
    13 August
    World premiere
  • Suzanne Farrin - New work (pictured above)
    13 August
    BBC commission: world premiere
  • David Robert Coleman - Looking For Palestine
    14 August
    London premiere
  • Maurice Ravel, orch. Yan Maresz - Violin Sonata In G Major
    16 August
    UK premiere of this orchestration
  • Philip Venables/Béla Bartók - Venables Plays Bartók
    17 August
    BBC commission: world premiere
  • Agata Zubel - Fireworks
    19 August
    UK premiere
  • Laura Mvula - The Virgin Of Montserrat (pictured above)
    20 August
    BBC commission: world premiere
  • Per Nørgård - Symphony No. 3
    20 August
    UK premiere
  • Rolf Wallin - Violin Concerto
    21 August
    World premiere
  • Leonard Bernstein - Conch Town (pictured above)
    27 August
    UK premiere
  • Bushra El-Turk - Crème Brûlée On A Tree (pictured)
    27 August
    BBC commission: world premiere
  • Alexander Campkin - New work
    27 August
    London premiere
  • Iain Bell - Aurora
    29 August
    BBC co-commission: world premiere
  • Nina Šenk - Baca (pictured)
    3 September
    BBC commission: world premiere
  • Roxanna Panufnik - Songs Of Darkness, Dreams Of Light
    8 September
    BBC commission: world premiere