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Sun 19 Aug at 11:00
BBC Proms

Royal Albert Hall, London

Prom 49: Chopin & Tchaikovsky
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Agata Zubel, Fireworks (UK première)
Chopin, Piano Concerto no. 2 in F minor, Op.21
Chopin, Polonaise no. 6 in A flat major, "Heroic," Op.53
Tchaikovsky, Symphony no. 5 in E minor, Op.64
Berlioz, La Damnation de Faust, Op.24: Rákóczy March
European Union Youth Orchestra
Gianandrea Noseda, Conductor
Sun 19 Aug at 14:30
Programme to include:
Works by Unknown
Michael Cox, Flute
Joshua Batty, Flute
Stefán Ragnar Höskuldsson, Flute
Michael McHale, Piano
Francesca Biescas Rue, Flute
Ruby Howells, Flute
Tim Carey, Piano
Sun 19 Aug at 16:30

Ognisko Polskie, London

"In Search of Chopin: a singular genius" by Bryce Morrison
"In Search of Chopin: a singular genius" by Bryce Morrison
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Sun 19 Aug at 19:45

Newham Central Park, London

Under the Stars
Under the Stars
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John Rigby, Conductor
Sarah Redgwick, Soprano
Robyn Lyn Evans, Tenor
Sun 19 Aug at 20:00
BBC Proms

Royal Albert Hall, London

Prom 50: Mozart Clarinet Concerto & Mahler Fifth Symphony
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Mozart, Clarinet Concerto in A major, K622
Mahler, Symphony no. 5 in C sharp minor
Annelien Van Wauwe, Clarinet
Thomas Dausgaard, Conductor
Mon 20 Aug at 13:00
BBC Proms

Cadogan Hall, London

Proms at ... Cadogan hall 6: The Sense of An Ending
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Bridge, Music when soft voices die
Vaughan Williams, Rest
Holst, Nunc dimittis
Mvula, Love Like A Lion (World première)
Parry, Songs of Farewell (BBC commission: world première)
BBC Singers
Sakari Oramo, Conductor
Mon 20 Aug at 19:30
BBC Proms

Royal Albert Hall, London

Prom 51: Strauss, Wagner & Per Nørgard
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Wagner, Parsifal – Prelude to Act 1
Strauss R., Four Last Songs
Nørgard, Symphony No. 3 (UK première)
Malin Byström, Soprano
London Voices
National Youth Chamber Choir of Great Britain
Thomas Dausgaard, Conductor
Tue 21 Aug at 19:00
BBC Proms

Royal Albert Hall, London

Prom 52: Edward Gardner & Bergen Philharmonic
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Wagner, The Flying Dutchman – overture
Wallin, Violin Concerto (world première)
Sibelius, Symphony no. 2 in D major, Op.43
Alina Ibragimova, Violin
Edward Gardner, Conductor
Tue 21 Aug at 19:30

Cadogan Hall, London

Aprile Millo in Concert
Various, Various pieces
Aprile Millo, Soprano
Wed 22 Aug at 19:30
BBC Proms

Royal Albert Hall, London

Prom 54: Iván Fischer & Budapest Festival Orchestra (I)
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Enescu, Suite No. 1 – Prélude à l’unisson
Bartók, Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta, Sz 106
Mahler, Symphony no. 4 in G major
Anna Lucia Richter, Soprano
Budapest Festival Orchestra
Iván Fischer, Conductor
Aug 22, 23 mat, eve, 24, 25 mat, eve, 26 mat

The London Coliseum, London

St Petersburg Ballet Company: Swan Lake
Swan Lake (Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov)
St Petersburg Ballet Company
Aug 22, 24, 25, 28

Bridewell Theatre, London

Orfeo ed Euridice
Gluck, Orfeo ed Euridice (Performed in English in a translation by Andrew Charity)
Andrew G. Charity, Conductor
Pamela Schermann, Director
Lin, Cindy, Set Designer
Lin, Cindy, Costume Designer
Lizzie Holmes, Amore
Caroline Kennedy, Euridice
Lawrence Olsworth-Peter, Orfeo
Wed 22 Aug at 13:10

St James's Church, Piccadilly, London

BPSE Tippett/Beethoven Series Concert 4
Liszt, Adélaïde de Beethoven, S 466
Beethoven, String quartet no. 13 in B flat major, Op.130: Cavatina (arr. Tausig)
Tippett, Piano Sonata no. 4
Thomas Ang, Piano
Thu 23 Aug at 19:30
BBC Proms

Royal Albert Hall, London

Prom 55: Iván Fischer & Budapest Festival Orchestra (II)
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Liszt, Hungarian Rhapsody no. 1 in C sharp minor, S 244/1
Brahms, Hungarian Dance no. 1 in G minor
Liszt, Hungarian Rhapsody no. 3 in B flat major, S 244/3
Sarasate, Zigeunerweisen (Gypsy Airs), Op.20
Brahms, Hungarian dance no. 11 in D minor
Brahms, Symphony no. 1 in C minor, Op.68
József Lendvay Sr, Violin
József Lendvay Jr, Violin
Jenő Lisztes, Cimbalom
Budapest Festival Orchestra
Iván Fischer, Conductor
Thu 23 Aug at 19:30

St Martin-in-the-Fields, London

Vivaldi Four Seasons by candlelight
Vivaldi Four Seasons by candlelight
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Vivaldi, Il cimento dell'armonia e dell'inventione, Op.8 no. 1-4 (The Four Seasons)
Bach, Air on a G String, from Orchestral Suite BWV1068
Bach, Orchestral Suite no. 3 in D major, BWV1068
Purcell, Chacony in G minor, Z807
Corelli, Concerto grosso in G minor "Christmas Concerto", Op.6 no.8
Bach, Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV147: Jesu bleibet meine Fruede (Jesu, joy of man's desiring)
London Musical Arts Ensemble
John Landor, Director
Joshua Fisher, Violin
Fri 24 Aug at 13:00

Regent Hall, London

Lunchtime Recital - Maria Kustas (piano)
Lunchtime Recital - Maria Kustas (piano)
Beethoven, Piano Sonata no. 11 in B flat major, Op.22
Schumann, Allegro in B minor, Op.8
Debussy, Études: selection (No.9 & N0.12)
Ginastera, Danzas Argentinas, Op.2
Maria Kustas, Piano
Fri 24 Aug at 13:00

Charlton House, London

Lunchtime Recital - Orpheus Wind Quintet
Lunchtime Recital - Orpheus Wind Quintet
Deslandres, 3 Pièces en quintette
Pilss, Serenade
Ewazen, Roaring Fork
Schickele, A Year in the Catskills
Orpheus Wind Quintet
Clayton, April, Flute
Geralyn Giovannetti, Oboe
Hinckley, Jaren, Clarinet
Lowe, Laurence, French horn
Christian Smith, Bassoon
Fri 24 Aug at 19:30
BBC Proms

Royal Albert Hall, London

Prom 56: Mozart & Bruckner
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Mozart, Piano Concerto no. 21 in C major, K467
Bruckner, Symphony no. 5 in B flat major, WAB 105
Benjamin Grosvenor, Piano
Sakari Oramo, Conductor
Sat 25 Aug at 13:00
BBC Proms

Imperial College, Sherfield Building, Great Hall, London

Proms Sing: Bernstein
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Works by Bernstein
Edward Price, Bass
BBC Singers
Sat 25 Aug at 19:30
BBC Proms

Royal Albert Hall, London

Prom 57: John Wilson conducts Bernstein On the Town
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Bernstein, On the Town (concert performance)
John Wilson, Conductor
Martin Duncan, Director
Nathaniel Hackmann, Gabey
Louise Dearman, Hildy
Sun 26 Aug at 19:30
BBC Proms

Royal Albert Hall, London

Prom 58: The Sound of an Orchestra
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Joshua Weilerstein, Conductor
Gerard McBurney, Creative Director
Mike Tutaj, Projection design
Mon 27 Aug at 13:00
BBC Proms

Cadogan Hall, London

Proms at ... Cadogan hall 7: Bernstein on Broadway and Beyond
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Bernstein, La bonne cuisine
El-Turk, Crème Brûlée on a Tree (BBC commission: world première)
Bernstein, Fancy Free: Big Stuff
Bernstein, Conch Town (UK première)
Copland, Pastorale
Barber, Hermit Songs: Sea-snatch, Op.29 no.6
Barber, Hermit Songs: The Monk and his Cat, Op.29 no.8
Blitzstein, Modest Maid
Blitzstein, Stay in My Arms
Sondheim, A Little Night Music: The Miller’s Son
Bernstein, Trouble in Tahiti: What a Movie!
Wallis Giunta, Mezzo-soprano
Michael Sikich, Piano
Iain Farrington, Piano
Toby Kearney, Percussion
Owen Gunnell, Percussion
Mon 27 Aug at 16:15
BBC Proms

Royal Albert Hall, London

Prom 59: Relaxed Prom
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Programme to include:
Works by Bernstein
Works by Holst
Works by Rachmaninov
Works by Tchaikovsky
Campkin, Other (London première)
James Redwood, Presenter
Donna Williams, Poet
Julie Doyle, Signer
BSO Resound
Sian Edwards, Conductor
James Rose, Conductor
Mon 27 Aug at 20:00
BBC Proms

Royal Albert Hall, London

Prom 60: Marin Alsop & Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
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Bernstein, Slava! A Political Overture
Bernstein, Symphony no. 2, "The Age of Anxiety"
Shostakovich, Symphony no. 5 in D minor, Op.47
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Piano
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Marin Alsop, Conductor
Tue 28 Aug at 19:30
BBC Proms

Royal Albert Hall, London

Prom 61: Yannick Nezet-Seguin & Rotterdam Philharmonic
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Liszt, Piano Concerto no. 2 in A major, S 125
Bruckner, Symphony no. 4 in E flat major, "Romantic", WAB 104
Yefim Bronfman, Piano
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Conductor
Wed 29 Aug at 18:00
BBC Proms

Royal Albert Hall, London

Prom 62: Miah Persson sings Strauss
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Elgar, In the South (Alassio)
Bell, Aurora (world première)
Strauss R., Ständchen, Op.17 no.2
Strauss R., Das Bächlein, Op.88 no.1
Strauss R., Morgen Op.27 no.4
Strauss R., Zueignung, Op.10 no.1
Bartók, Concerto for Orchestra, Sz 116
Miah Persson, Soprano
Adela Zaharia, Soprano
Vasily Petrenko, Conductor
Wed 29 Aug at 21:30
BBC Proms

Royal Albert Hall, London

Prom 63: Sir András Schiff plays The Well-Tempered Clavier
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Bach, The Well-Tempered Clavier – Book 2
Sir András Schiff, Piano
Thu 30 Aug at 19:30

St Martin-in-the-Fields, London

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London Mozart Players: The Magic of Mozart
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Mozart, Concerto for Flute and Harp in C, K299 (K297c)
London Mozart Players
Emma Halnan, Flute
Anne Denholm, Harp
Thu 30 Aug at 19:30
BBC Proms

Royal Albert Hall, London

Prom 64: Verdi Requiem
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Verdi, Messa da Requiem
Lise Davidsen, Soprano
Karen Cargill, Mezzo-soprano
Dmytro Popov, Tenor
Tomasz Konieczny, Bass
London Philharmonic Choir
Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Conductor
Aug 31, Sep 01

Purcell Room, London

Scottish Dance Theatre: Velvet Petal
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Velvet Petal (Scottish Dance Theatre)
Scottish Dance Theatre
Fri 31 Aug at 13:00

Charlton House, London

Lunchtime Recital - Daniel Edwards (cello)  Berendina Norton (piano)
Lunchtime Recital - Daniel Edwards (cello) Berendina Norton (piano)
Pärt, Spiegel im Spiegel
Schubert, Sonata in A minor "Arpeggione", D.821 (arr. Storck )
Traditional Irish, Danny Boy (arr. Daniel Edwards)
Beethoven, 12 Variations on Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen, Op.66
Daniel Edwards, Cello
Berendina Norton, Piano
Fri 31 Aug at 13:00

Regent Hall, London

Lunchtime Recital - Hao Zi Yoh (piano)
Lunchtime Recital - Hao Zi Yoh (piano)
Chopin, 24 Preludes, Op.28
Hao Zi Yoh, Piano
Fri 31 Aug at 19:00
BBC Proms

Royal Albert Hall, London

Prom 65: Stravinsky, Ravel & Berio
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Ravel, La Valse
Berio, Sinfonia
Stravinsky, The Rite of Spring
London Voices
Semyon Bychkov, Conductor
Fri 31 Aug at 22:15
BBC Proms

Royal Albert Hall, London

Prom 65a: Youssou Ndour & Le Super Étoile de Dakar
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Youssou Ndour & Le Super Étoile de Dakar
Sat 1 Sep at 13:00

Gresham Centre, London

The Sixteen: Choral Workshop
The Sixteen: Choral Workshop
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Sat 1 Sep at 15:00
BBC Proms

Alexandra Palace Theatre, London

Proms at ... Alexandra Palace: Trial By Jury
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Works by Parry
Works by Coleridge-Taylor
Works by Stanford
Sullivan, Trial by Jury (concert performance)
Jane Glover, Conductor
Neal Davies, The Learned Judge
Sam Furness, The Defendant
Mary Bevan, The Plaintiff
Ross Ramgobin, Counsel for the Plaintiff
BBC Singers
BBC Concert Orchestra
Sat 1 Sep at 19:00
Buckinghamshire Music Trust
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Rimsky-Korsakov, Scheherazade, symphonic suite, Op.35
Whitacre, Equus
Hazo, Fantasy on a Japanese Folk Song
Wilby, In League with Extraordinary Gentlemen (Concerto for Euphonium)
Holst, Second Suite for Military Band in F major, Op.28 no.2
Buckinghamshire County Youth Orchestra
Buckinghamshire Youth Wind Ensemble
David Childs, Euphonium
Tom Horn, Conductor
Ed Hodgson, Conductor
Sat 1 Sep at 19:30
BBC Proms

Royal Albert Hall, London

Prom 66: Berlin Philharmonic & Kirill Petrenko (I)
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Dukas, La péri – Fanfare and Poème dansé
Prokofiev, Piano Concerto no. 3 in C major, Op.26
Schmidt, Symphony no. 4 in C major
Yuja Wang, Piano
Berliner Philharmoniker
Kirill Petrenko, Conductor
Sep 01, 05, 07, 08 mat

Sadler's Wells: Peacock Theatre, London

The Enchanted Island
Various, The Enchanted Island
British Youth Opera
Nicholas Kraemer, Conductor
Stuart Barker, Director
Nicky Shaw, Set Designer, Costume Designer
Thomas Scott-Cowell, Prospero
Frances Gregory, Sycorax
Iúnó Connolly, Ariel
Timothy Edlin, Caliban
Milly Forrest, Miranda
Alexander Bevan, Neptune
Timothy Morgan, Ferdinand
Southbank Sinfonia
Sun 2 Sep at 14:00
BBC Proms

Royal Albert Hall, London

Prom 67: Andris Nelsons conducts the Boston Symphony Orchestra
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Mahler, Symphony no. 3 in D minor
Susan Graham, Mezzo-soprano
CBSO Chorus (female voices)
CBSO Youth Chorus
Andris Nelsons, Conductor
Sun 2 Sep at 20:00
BBC Proms

Royal Albert Hall, London

Prom 68: Berlin Philharmonic & Kirill Petrenko (II)
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Strauss R., Don Juan, Op.20
Strauss R., Death and Transfiguration
Beethoven, Symphony no. 7 in A major, Op.92
Berliner Philharmoniker
Kirill Petrenko, Conductor
Mon 3 Sep at 13:00
BBC Proms

Cadogan Hall, London

Proms at ... Cadogan hall 8: Berliner Philharmoniker perform Debussy and Ravel
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Boulanger, Nocturne for violin and piano
Debussy, Sonata for flute, viola and harp
Šenk, Baca (BBC commission: world premiere)
Boulanger, Trois morceaux for piano
Ravel, Introduction and Allegro
Soloists of the Berliner Philharmoniker
Maja Avramović, Violin
Daishin Kashimoto, Violin
Amihai Grosz, Viola
Bruno Delepelaire, Cello
Emmanuel Pahud, Flute
Andreas Ottensamer, Clarinet
Marie-Pierre Langlamet, Harp
Alasdair Beatson, Piano
Mon 3 Sep at 19:30
BBC Proms

Royal Albert Hall, London

Prom 69: Boston Symphony Orchestra Bernstein and Shostakovich
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Bernstein, Serenade (after Plato’s ‘Symposium’)
Shostakovich, Symphony no. 4 in C minor, Op.43
Baiba Skride, Violin
Andris Nelsons, Conductor
Sep 03, 04, 05, 07, 08 mat

Wilton's Music Hall, London

Paul Bunyan
New production
Britten, Paul Bunyan
English National Opera
Matthew Kofi Waldren, Conductor
Jamie Manton, Director
Camilla Clarke, Set Designer, Costume Designer
Elgan Llŷr Thomas, Johnny Inkslinger
Rowan Pierce, Tiny
William Morgan, Hot Biscuit Slim
Graeme Lauren, Sam Sharkey
Trevor Bowes, Ben Benny
Andrew Tinkler, Cross Crosshaulson
Paul Sheehan, Jen Jenson
Geraint Hylton, Pete Peterson
Adam Sullivan, Andy Anderson
Claire Pendleton, Fido
Ella Kirkpatrick, Moppet
Lydia Marchione, Poppet
David Newman, Western Union Boy
Robert Winslade Anderson, John Shears
Sep 03, 05, 07, 08

Bridewell Theatre, London

Faust, Alberta
Spagnolo, Faust, Alberta (World premiere of this new opera based on Doctor Faustus. Performed in English. )
Simone Spagnolo, Conductor
Pamela Schermann, Director
Lin, Cindy, Set Designer
Lin, Cindy, Costume Designer
Benjamin Bevan, Baritone
Tue 4 Sep at 13:15

St Bride's Church, Fleet Street, London

The Odora Trio
Haydn, Piano Trio no. 43 in C major, Hob XV:27
Debussy, Piano Trio in G major
Sophie Hinson, Violin
Songeun Choi, Piano
Hattie Butterworth, Cello
Odora Trio
Tue 4 Sep at 19:30
Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui: Play
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Play (Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Shantala Shivalingappa)
Tue 4 Sep at 19:30
BBC Proms

Cadogan Hall, London

Prom 70: Tango Prom
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Pablo Ziegler, Piano
Héctor Del Curto, Bandoneon
Claudio Ragazzi, Guitar
Pedro Giraudo, Double Bass
Franco Pinna, Drums
Britten Sinfonia
Clark Rundell, Conductor
Sep 04, 06, 07 mat, 08

Sadler's Wells: Peacock Theatre, London

The Rake's Progress
Stravinsky, The Rake's Progress
British Youth Opera
Lionel Friend, Conductor
Stephen Unwin, Director
James Cotterill, Set Designer, Costume Designer
Frederick Jones, Tom Rakewell
Sam Carl, Nick Shadow
Samantha Clarke, Anne Trulove
Jessica Ouston, Baba the Turk
Emma Lewis, Mother Goose
Iain Henderson, Sellem
Thomas Mole, Keeper of the madhouse
Pedro Ometto, Trulove
Southbank Sinfonia
Tue 4 Sep at 18:30

Handel & Hendrix, London

Cellists in Handel's London
Geminiani, Cello Sonata in B flat major, Op 5 no.4
Handel, Cello Sonata in G minor, Op.2 no.8
Cervetto, Sonata no. 5 in A minor, Op.2
Bononcini, Cello Sonata no. 1 in A minor
Caporale, Cello Sonata no. 1 in A major
Tatty Theo, Cello
Anthony Pleeth, Cello