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LondonProm 51: Strauss, Wagner & Per Nørgard

Wagner, Strauss R., Nørgard
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; Thomas Dausgaard; Malin Byström; London Voices; National Youth Chamber Choir

LondonProms at ... Cadogan hall 6: The Sense of An Ending

Bridge, Vaughan Williams, Holst, Mvula, Parry
Sakari Oramo; BBC Singers

LondonProm 52: Edward Gardner & Bergen Philharmonic

Wagner, Wallin, Sibelius
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Edward Gardner; Alina Ibragimova

LondonProm 54: Iván Fischer & Budapest Festival Orchestra (I)

Enescu, Bartók, Mahler
Budapest Festival Orchestra; Iván Fischer; Anna Lucia Richter

LondonProm 55: Iván Fischer & Budapest Festival Orchestra (II)

Liszt, Brahms, Sarasate
Budapest Festival Orchestra; Iván Fischer; József Lendvay Csócsi; József Lendvay; Jenő Lisztes
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Eloquence and elegance from the EUYO, Noseda and Cho

Seong-Jin Cho and the EUYO © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
The European Union Youth Orchestra confirms its exceptional quality in Zubel and Tchaikovsky. In Chopin, Seong-Jin Cho shows why he is a rising star of distinction.
****1
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Rugged Mahler, pale Mozart from Dausgaard and the BBCSSO

Annelien Van Wauwe © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
Recreating the programme from Leonard Bernstein's first Prom, Thomas Dausgaard forged his own route through Mahler's Fifth. 
***11
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Prom 48: Rattle and the LSO play Ravel

Magdalena Kožená in L'Enfant et les sortilèges © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
Neither Simon Rattle nor Magdalena Kožena could resist a tendency to add sentiment.
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Searing new violin ‘concerto’ from Philip Venables... and Bartók

Pekka Kuusisto and the BBC SO © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
Biography, autobiography and the music of two composers combined in the latest BBC commission unveiled at the Proms.
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A Proms debut by the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande

Renaud Capuçon and the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
A century on from its birth, one of Switzerland’s leading orchestras finally makes its Proms debut in a scintillating programme of French and Russian music.
****1
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Biography
Royal Albert Hall © Marcus Ginns
Royal Albert Hall
© Marcus Ginns

July 13th – September 8th, 2018

Founded in 1895 by Sir Henry Wood, the BBC Proms is one of the largest classical music festivals in the world. The festival takes place every summer at the iconic Royal Albert Hall in London.

The eclectic season features a programme of over 90 events, ever widening the range of symphonic and operatic music presented. In addition to the huge variety of concerts, the Proms are complemented by talks, showcases, learning events and chamber music concerts held in other local venues.

Each year, the BBC Proms welcomes performing groups from across the UK and plays host to multiple global orchestras and renowned international artists. Indeed, each year a number of featured artists will take to the Proms stage for the very first time. Moreover, the BBC Proms season provides the stage upon which many new pieces receive their global debut.

A special feature of each concert at the Royal Albert Hall is the opportunity to experience ‘Promming’. Each night, audiences are invited to stand in the arena or gallery of the Hall and enjoy the concert for just £6. This accessible price, combined with the highest quality music-making, is what makes the series a truly unique experience for any first-time Prommer.

Every Prom throughout the season is broadcast live on BBC Radio 3, as well as on a number of other BBC Radio channels and regular TV transmissions. 

The summer culminates in a glorious celebration of the season in the form of the Last Night of the Proms. As well as the Last Night at the Royal Albert Hall, audiences can join the festivities across the country with Proms in the Park concerts taking place in London’s Hyde Park, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. 

For full information, visit the BBC Proms website.