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Carlos Acosta in Bruce's Rooster © Tristram Kenton
London

Carlos Acosta: A Celebration

By , 02 October 2018
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Louise Alder © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 74: Intimacy and reflection in Handel's Theodora

By , 07 September 2018
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Peter Oundjian © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 72: A reflective War Requiem from Oundjian and the RSNO

By , 06 September 2018
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Antoine Tamestit and the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 71: Byron's Harold the unlikely star in Gardiner's Berlioz bonanza

By , 05 September 2018
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Andris Nelsons conducts the Boston Symphony © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
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Prom 69: Nelsons and the Boston Symphony stare into the abyss of Shostakovich 4

By , 03 September 2018
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Susan Graham, Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony Orchestra © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
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Prom 67: Nelsons and the BSO's Mahler Third is a model of clarity, but short on the killer punch

By , 02 September 2018
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Kirill Petrenko conducts the Berlin Philharmonic © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
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Prom 68: Extraordinary music-making from Kirill Petrenko and the Berlin Philharmonic

By , 02 September 2018
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Kirill Petrenko conducts the Berlin Philharmonic © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 66: Kirill Petrenko makes belated Proms debut

By , 01 September 2018
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Semyon Bychkov © Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 65: Bychkov shines in Berio’s '60’s fantasy

By , 31 August 2018
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Lise Davidsen and the LPO © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 64: Lise Davidsen shines in an awesome Verdi Requiem with the LPO

By , 30 August 2018
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Miah Persson and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 62: An orchestral kaleidoscope from Petrenko and the RLPO

By , 29 August 2018
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Yannick Nézet-Séguin © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 61: An affectionate Bruckner 4 from Nézet-Séguin and the Rotterdam Philharmonic

By , 28 August 2018
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Marin Alsop conducts the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 60: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra excel in rare Bernstein and popular Shostakovich

By , 27 August 2018
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On the Town © BBC | Mark Allan
London

Prom 57: On the Town where score, orchestra and conductor are the stars

By , 25 August 2018
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Sakari Oramo conducts the BBC SO © BBC | Mark Allan
London

Prom 56: Blistering Bruckner from Oramo and the BBCSO

By , 24 August 2018
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Cimbalom player Jenő Lisztes © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 55: Jamming with Brahms and Liszt in Café Budapest

By , 23 August 2018
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Anna Lucia Richter, Iván Fischer and the Budapest Festival Orchestra © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 54: Enescu sparks interest, Bartók disappoints, Mahler shows the path to bliss

By , 22 August 2018
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Edward Gardner conducts the Bergen Philharmonic © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 52: Gardner chisels out the bigger picture in Sibelius 2

By , 21 August 2018
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Thomas Dausgaard © Thomas Grondahl
London

Prom 51: A rare visit to the world of Per Nørgård

By , 20 August 2018
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Seong-Jin Cho and the EUYO © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 49: Eloquence and elegance from the EUYO, Noseda and Cho

By , 19 August 2018
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Annelien Van Wauwe © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 50: Rugged Mahler, pale Mozart from Dausgaard and the BBC Scottish

By , 19 August 2018
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Magdalena Kožená in L'Enfant et les sortilèges © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 48: Rattle and the LSO play Ravel

By , 18 August 2018
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Pekka Kuusisto and the BBC SO © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 47: a searing new violin ‘concerto’ from Philip Venables... and Bartók

By , 17 August 2018
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Renaud Capuçon and the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 45: A Franco-Russian Proms debut from the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande

By , 16 August 2018
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Ludovic Morlot © Lisa-Marie Mazzucco
London

Prom 44: Lili Boulanger steals the show in Morlot’s opalescent French tableau

By , 15 August 2018
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Daniel Barenboim © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 43: Between two worlds with Barenboim and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra

By , 14 August 2018
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Paavo Järvi conducts the Estonian Festival Orchestra © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 42: Paavo Järvi flies the flag for Estonia

By , 13 August 2018
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Joshua Bell © Richard Ashcroft
London

Prom 40: Two sides of Joshua Bell with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields

By , 12 August 2018
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Mikaela Bennett and Ross Lekites © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 38: Superlative playing from the John Wilson Orchestra in West Side Story

By , 11 August 2018
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Sir Antonio Pappano conducts the Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 37: Saluti da Roma as Pappano conducts Bernstein and Mahler

By , 10 August 2018
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Esa-Pekka Salonen © Benjamin Suomela
London

Prom 36: Brilliance and excitement in Salonen’s Webern, Mahler and Wagner with the Philharmonia

By , 09 August 2018
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Juanjo Mena © Michal Novak
London

Prom 34: Mena bids farewell to BBC Philharmonic in dynamic Anglo-American programme

By , 08 August 2018
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Richard Farnes © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 33: Ashes to ashes, dust to dust – Richard Farnes conducts Brahms and Musgrave

By , 07 August 2018
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Osmo Vänskä © BBC | Chris Chistodoulou
London

Prom 31: An all-American concert from Minnesota Orchestra and Osmo Vänskä

By , 06 August 2018
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Nicholas Collon © BBC | Chris Chistodoulou
London

Prom 32: Inside Shostakovich’s Ninth with Aurora Orchestra

By , 06 August 2018
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ALAW © Paul Michael Hughes
London

Prom 27: The Royal Albert Hall turned folk club

By , 03 August 2018
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Miloš Karadaglić plays Joby Talbot's Ink Dark Moon © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 25: Miloš Karadaglić creates mystery and atmosphere in Joby Talbot’s new concerto

By , 02 August 2018
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Anna Prohaska, Giovanni Antonini and Il giardino armonico © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 26: Modern Queens from Anna Prohaska and Il giardino armonico

By , 02 August 2018
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Otto Tausk © Marco Borggreve
London

Prom 24: Strong Proms debut from Otto Tausk

By , 01 August 2018
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Andrew Manze © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 22: London calling – Andrew Manze conducts Haydn and Vaughan Williams

By , 31 July 2018
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Ilan Volkov © Astrid Ackermann
London

Prom 21: An Alpensinfonie for the whole family

By , 30 July 2018
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Teodor Currentzis conducts musicAeterna © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 18: Electrifying Beethoven from Teodor Currentzis and musicAeterna

By , 28 July 2018
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Martyn Brabbins © BBC | Mark Allan
London

Prom 17: Purity and passion from Martyn Brabbins and the BBC NOW

By , 27 July 2018
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Sir Mark Elder © Russell Hart
London

Prom 16: Poise and transparency from Elder and the Hallé

By , 26 July 2018
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Paul Lewis © Kaupo Kikkas
London

Prom 15: Gernon, Lewis and the BBC Philharmonic keep things on the move

By , 25 July 2018
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John Storgårds © Marco Borggreve
London

Prom 14: Storgårds and the BBC Philharmonic go for contrasts

By , 24 July 2018
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Karina Canellakis and Alisa Weilerstein © BBC | Sarah Jeynes
London

Prom 12: Karina Canellakis and the BBCSO bring energy and bite

By , 23 July 2018
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Morris Robinson, Quinn Kelsey and Thomas Søndergård © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 11: A Mahlerian leaving party

By , 22 July 2018
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Donald Runnicles conducting the World Orchestra for Peace © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 9: A lively Beethoven 9 from Runnicles and the World Orchestra for Peace

By , 21 July 2018
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Thomas Søndergård © Martin Bubandt
London

Prom 8: Thomas Søndergård explores youthful beginnings and untimely ends

By , 20 July 2018
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