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BBC Proms
Fri 13 Jul at 20:15
BBC Proms

Royal Albert Hall, London

Prom 1: First Night of the Proms 2018
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Vaughan Williams, Toward the Unknown Region
Holst, The Planets, Op.32
Anna Meredith/59 Productions, Five Telegrams (world premiere)
National Youth Choir of Great Britain
BBC Symphony Chorus
BBC Proms Youth Ensemble
Sakari Oramo, Conductor
Sat 14 Jul at 19:30
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Royal Albert Hall, London

Prom 2: Mozart, Ravel and Fauré
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Fauré, Pavane in F sharp minor, Op.50
Mozart, Piano Concerto no. 27 in B flat major, K595
Ravel, Daphnis and Chloé
Francesco Piemontesi, Piano
BBC Symphony Chorus
Alain Altinoglu, Conductor
Sun 15 Jul at 19:00
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Royal Albert Hall, London

Prom 3: BBC Young Musician 40th Anniversary
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Saint-Saëns, Carnival of the Animals – excerpts
Ravel, Tzigane
MacMillan, Britannia
Bruce, World premiere of new BBC commission
Foster, World premiere of new BBC commission
Farrington, World premiere of new BBC commission
Nicola Benedetti, Violin
Jennifer Pike, Violin
Nicholas Daniel, Oboe
Ben Goldscheider, French horn
Alexander Bone, Saxophone
Jess Gillam, Saxophone
Alexandra Ridout, Trumpet
David Childs, Euphonium
Natalie Clein, Cello
Guy Johnston, Cello
Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Cello
Laura van der Heijden, Cello
Michael Collins, Clarinet
Emma Johnson, Clarinet
Colin Currie, Percussion
Owen Gunnell, Percussion
Adrian Spillett, Percussion
Sam Walton, Percussion
Martin James Bartlett, Piano
Freddy Kempf, Piano
Lara Melda, Piano
BBC Concert Orchestra
Andrew Gourlay, Conductor
Mon 16 Jul at 13:00
BBC Proms

Cadogan Hall, London

Proms at ... Cadogan Hall 1: Calidore String Quartet & Javier Perianes
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Shaw, Second Essay: Echo (world premiere)
Shaw, Third Essay: Ruby (world premiere)
Schumann, Piano Quintet in E flat major, Op.44
Calidore String Quartet
Javier Perianes, Piano
Mon 16 Jul at 19:30
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Royal Albert Hall, London

Prom 4: Shostakovich’s ‘Leningrad’ Symphony
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Lindberg, Clarinet Concerto
Shostakovich, Symphony no. 7 in C major, "Leningrad" Op.60
Mark Simpson, Clarinet
BBC Philharmonic
Juanjo Mena, Conductor
Tue 17 Jul at 18:30
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Royal Albert Hall, London

Prom 5: Debussy Pélleas et Mélisande
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Debussy, Pelléas et Mélisande (semi-staged; sung in French, with surtitles)
Glyndebourne Festival Opera
Christina Gansch, Mélisande
John Chest, Pelléas
Christopher Purves, Golaud
Brindley Sherratt, Arkel
Karen Cargill, Geneviève
Chloé Briot, Yniold
Robin Ticciati, Conductor
Wed 18 Jul at 19:30
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Royal Albert Hall, London

Prom 6: An American in Paris & Turangalîla
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Gershwin, An American in Paris
Messiaen, Turangalîla Symphony
Angela Hewitt, Piano
Cynthia Millar, Ondes Martenot
Sakari Oramo, Conductor
Thu 19 Jul at 19:30
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Royal Albert Hall, London

Prom 7: Jacob Collier and Friends
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Jacob Collier,
Sam Amidon,
Take 6
Metropole Orkest
Jules Buckley, Conductor
Fri 20 Jul at 19:30
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Royal Albert Hall, London

Prom 8: Youthful Beginnings
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Boulanger, D'un matin de printemps
Boulanger, D'un soir triste
Mendelssohn, Piano Concerto no. 1 in G minor, Op.25
Owen, Nocturne
Schumann, Symphony no. 4 in D minor, Op.120 (original version, 1841)
Bertrand Chamayou, Piano
Thomas Søndergård, Conductor
Sat 21 Jul at 15:00
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The Roundhouse, London

Proms at ... Roundhouse: George Benjamin conducts the London Sinfonietta
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Ives, The Unanswered Question
Stravinsky, Symphonies of Wind Instruments
Messiaen, Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum
Francesconi, World premieres of First World War-themed work
Haas, World premieres of First World War-themed work
Kendall, World premieres of First World War-themed work
Mundry, World premieres of First World War-themed work
Susan Bickley, Mezzo-soprano
London Sinfonietta
George Benjamin, Conductor
Sat 21 Jul at 19:30
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Royal Albert Hall, London

Prom 9: War & Peace
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Ešenvalds, Shadow (BBC commission: world premiere)
Britten, Sinfonia da Requiem, Op.20
Beethoven, Symphony no. 9 in D minor "Choral", Op.125
Erin Wall, Soprano
Judit Kutasi, Mezzo-soprano
Russell Thomas, Tenor
Franz-Josef Selig, Bass
BBC Proms Youth Choir
World Orchestra for Peace
Simon Halsey, Conductor
Donald Runnicles, Conductor
Sun 22 Jul at 11:00
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Royal Albert Hall, London

Prom 10: Fauré, Franck & Widor’s Toccata
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Widor, Symphony for Organ No. 5 in F minor – Toccata
Franck, Trois Pièces – Pièce héroïque
Fauré, Pavane (arr. Apkalna )
Bach, Fantasia in G Major, BWV572 (Pièce d’orgue)
Thalben-Ball, Variations on a theme of Paganini for Pedals (A Study for the Pedals)
Escaich, Deux Évocations
Iveta Apkalna, Organ
Sun 22 Jul at 19:00
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Royal Albert Hall, London

Prom 11: Mahler Symphony of a Thousand
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Mahler, Symphony no. 8 in E flat major "Symphony of a Thousand"
Tamara Wilson, Soprano
Camilla Nylund, Soprano
Joélle Harvey, Soprano
Christine Rice, Mezzo-soprano
Claudia Huckle, Contralto
Simon O'Neill, Tenor
Quinn Kelsey, Baritone
Morris Robinson, Bass
Southend Boys’ Choir and Southend Girls’ Choir
BBC National Chorus of Wales
BBC Symphony Chorus
London Symphony Chorus
Thomas Søndergård, Conductor
Mon 23 Jul at 13:00
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Cadogan Hall, London

Proms at ... Cadogan Hall 2: Jean Rondeau
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Rameau, Pièces de clavecin, Book 1 – Prelude in A minor
Rameau, Pièces de clavecin, Book 3 – excerpts
Risser, Furakèla (BBC commission: world premiere)
Couperin, Pièces de clavecin, Book 1 – Sarabande ‘La lugubre’; Chaconne ‘La Favorite’
Royer, Pièces de clavecin, Book 1 – La sensible; La marche des Scythes
Jean Rondeau, Harpsichord
Mon 23 Jul at 19:00
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Royal Albert Hall, London

Prom 12: Beethoven, Shostakovich & Rachmaninov
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Beethoven, Overture ‘Coriolan’
Shostakovich, Cello Concerto no. 1 in E flat major, Op.107
Norman, New Work (UK premiere)
Rachmaninov, Symphonic Dances, Op.45
Alisa Weilerstein, Cello
Karina Canellakis, Conductor
Mon 23 Jul at 22:15
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Royal Albert Hall, London

Prom 13: Pioneers of Sound
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Programme to include:
Oram, Still Point (world premiere of revised version)
, Electronic works by Delia Derbyshire and others, and the world premiere of a new work for orchestra and electronics
Shiva Feshareki, Turntables, Electronics
London Contemporary Orchestra
Robert Ames, Conductor
Tue 24 Jul at 19:30
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Royal Albert Hall, London

Prom 14: Sibelius, Schubert & Zimmermann
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Wagner, The Mastersingers of Nuremberg – overture
Schubert, Die junge Nonne; Gretchen am Spinnrade; Lied der Mignon; Erlkönig (orch. Liszt)
Zimmermann, Symphony in One Movement
Schubert, Fantasy in C major, D760, ‘Wanderer’ (orch. Liszt)
Sibelius, Symphony no. 7 in C major, Op.105
Elizabeth Watts, Soprano
Louis Lortie, Piano
BBC Philharmonic
John Storgårds, Conductor
Wed 25 Jul at 19:30
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Royal Albert Hall, London

Prom 15: Paul Lewis plays Beethoven's "Emperor" concerto
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Davies, What Did We See? (orchestral suite from ‘Between Worlds’) (world première)
Beethoven, Piano Concerto no. 5 in E flat major "Emperor", Op.73
Brahms, Symphony no. 2 in D major, Op.73
Paul Lewis, Piano
BBC Philharmonic
Ben Gernon, Conductor
Thu 26 Jul at 19:30
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Royal Albert Hall, London

Prom 16: Stravinsky, Debussy & Wagner
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Wagner, Tannhäuser: Overture
Debussy, La Demoiselle élue
Stravinsky, Song of the Nightingale
Stravinsky, The Firebird – suite (1945 version)
Sabine Devieilhe, Soprano
Anna Stéphany, Mezzo-soprano
Hallé Choir (female voices)
Hallé Youth Choir (female voices)
Sir Mark Elder, Conductor
Fri 27 Jul at 19:30
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Royal Albert Hall, London

Prom 17: Parry, Vaughan Williams & Holst
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Parry, Symphony No. 5 in B minor
Vaughan Williams, The Lark Ascending
Parry, Hear my words, ye people
Holst, Ode to Death, H.144, Op.38
Vaughan Williams, Pastoral Symphony (No. 3)
Tai Murray, Violin
Francesca Chiejina, Soprano
Ashley Riches, Bass-baritone
BBC National Chorus of Wales
Martyn Brabbins, Conductor
Sat 28 Jul at 19:30
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Royal Albert Hall, London

Prom 18: Currentzis conducts Beethoven
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Beethoven, Symphony no. 2 in D major, Op.36
Beethoven, Symphony no. 5 in C minor, Op.67
MusicAeterna
Teodor Currentzis, Director
Sun 29 Jul at 13:00 and 17:00
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Royal Albert Hall, London

Proms 19 & 20: Ten Pieces Prom III
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Works by Andrew
Works by Bates
Works by Chevalier de Saint-George
Works by Copland
Works by Dvořák
Works by Elgar
Works by Orff
Works by Purcell
Works by Sibelius
Works by Stravinsky
Works by Tchaikovsky
Naomi Wilkinson, Presenter
Ten Pieces Children's Choir
BBC Singers
Rafael Payare, Conductor
Mon 30 Jul at 13:00
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Cadogan Hall, London

Proms at … Cadogan Hall 3: Ancient Rituals and New Tales
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Programme to include:
Wells, Rhapsody for solo oud
Joseph Tawadros, Oud
Mon 30 Jul at 19:30
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Royal Albert Hall, London

Prom 21: An Alpine Symphony
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Mozart, Notturno in D major, K286
Haas, Concerto grosso No. 1
Strauss R., An Alpine Symphony
Hornroh Modern Alphorn Quartet
Ilan Volkov, Conductor
Tue 31 Jul at 19:00
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Royal Albert Hall, London

Prom 22: A London Symphony
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Haydn, Symphony no. 104 in D major "London"
Vaughan Williams, Symphony no. 2 "A London Symphony"
Andrew Manze, Conductor
Tue 31 Jul at 22:15
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Royal Albert Hall, London

Prom 23: Havana Meets Kingston
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Mista Savona, Keyboards/samples
Randy Valentine, Vocals
Solis, Vocals
Julito Padrón, Trumpet/vocals
Stepper, Saxophone
Bopee, Guitar
Rolando Luna, Piano
Mafia & Fluxy, Drums/electric bass
Yaroldys Abreu, Percussion
Brenda Navarette, Percussion/vocals
Wed 1 Aug at 19:00
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Royal Albert Hall, London

Prom 24: A Hero's Life
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Smyth, The Wreckers: On the Cliffs of Cornwall (Prelude to Act 2)
Dvořák, Cello Concerto in B minor, Op.104
Strauss R., Ein Heldenleben (A Hero's Life), Op.40
Daniel Müller-Schott, Cello
Otto Tausk, Conductor
Thu 2 Aug at 19:00
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Royal Albert Hall, London

Prom 25: Tchaikovsky, Glinka & Joby Talbot
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Glinka, Summer Night in Madrid (Spanish Overture No. 2)
Talbot, Guitar Concerto (BBC commission: world première)
Tchaikovsky, The Nutcracker, Op.71: Act I
Miloš Karadaglić, Guitar
Finchley Children's Music Group
Alexander Vedernikov, Conductor
Thu 2 Aug at 22:15
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Prom 26: Late Night Serpent and Fire
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Purcell, Dido and Aeneas (excerpts)
Purcell, The Fairy Queen – Chaconne: Dance for Chinese Man and Woman
Graupner, Dido, Queen of Carthage (excerpts)
Sartorio, Julius Caesar in Egypt (excerpts)
Locke, The Tempest: Curtain Tune
Handel, Julius Caesar in Egypt – ‘Che sento? Oh Dio! ... Se pietà di me non senti’
Castello, Sonata No. 15 in D minor
Cavalli, Dido – ‘Rè de’ Getuli altero ... Il mio marito’
Hasse, Mark Antony and Cleopatra – ‘Morte col ero aspetto’
Handel, Concerto Grosso in C minor, Op.6 No.8, HWV 326
Anna Prohaska, Soprano
Il giardino armonico
Giovanni Antonini, Conductor
Fri 3 Aug at 19:30
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Royal Albert Hall, London

Prom 27: Folk Music around Britain and Ireland
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Julie Fowlis
Jariath Henderson
Sam Lee
ALAW
The Unthanks
BBC Concert Orchestra
Stephen Bell, Conductor
Sat 4 Aug at 15:00 and 19:30
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Lincoln Drill Hall, Lincoln

Proms at … Lincoln Drill Hall: The Soldier’s Tale
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Stravinsky, The Soldier's Tale
Hebrides Ensemble
William Conway, Conductor
Sat 4 Aug at 19:30
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Royal Albert Hall, London

Prom 28: NYO perform Mussorgsky, Ligeti and Debussy
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Mussorgsky, Night on Bare Mountain (arr. Rimsky-Korsakov)
Benjamin, Dance Figures
Ravel, Piano Concerto in D major for the left hand
Ligeti, Lontano
Debussy, La Mer
Tamara Stefanovich, Piano
National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
George Benjamin, Conductor
Sun 5 Aug at 15:00
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Royal Albert Hall, London

Prom 29: Brandenburg Concertos Project – 1
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Bach, Brandenburg Concerto no. 1 in F major, BWV1046
Turnage, Maya (UK première)
Bach, Brandenburg Concerto no. 3 in G major, BWV1048
Hillborg, Bach Materia (UK première)
Bach, Brandenburg Concerto no. 5 in D major, BWV1050
Caine, Hamsa (UK première)
Pekka Kuusisto, Violin
Antje Weithaas, Violin
Maya Beiser, Cello
Fiona Kelly, Flute
Uri Caine, Piano
Mahan Esfahani, Harpsichord
Swedish Chamber Orchestra
Thomas Dausgaard, Conductor
Sun 5 Aug at 19:30
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Royal Albert Hall, London

Prom 30: Brandenburg Concertos Project – 2
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Bach, Brandenburg Concerto no. 4 in G major, BWV1049
Neuwirth, Aello – ballet mécanomorphe (UK première)
Dean, Approach, prelude to a canon (UK première)
Bach, Brandenburg Concerto no. 6 in B flat major, BWV1051
Bach, Brandenburg Concerto no. 2 in F major, BWV1047
Mackey, Triceros (UK première)
Antje Weithaas, Violin
Brett Dean, Viola
Tabea Zimmermann, Viola
Claire Chase, Flute
Fiona Kelly, Flute
Mårten Larsson, Oboe
Håkan Hardenberger, Trumpet
Swedish Chamber Orchestra
Thomas Dausgaard, Conductor
Mon 6 Aug at 13:00
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Cadogan Hall, London

Proms at ... Cadogan hall 4: Sarah Connolly & Joseph Middleton
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Stanford, A soft day
Parry, Weep you no more, sad fountains
Vaughan Williams, The House of Life – ‘Love-Sight’
Gurney, Thou didst delight my eyes
Somervell, Into my heart an air that kills
Bridge, Come to me in my dreams
Howells, Goddess of Night
Bridge, Journey's end
Britten, A Sweet Lullaby (world première)
Britten, Somnus (world première)
Holst, Journey's End
Britten, A Charm of Lullabies
Turnage, Farewell (world première)
Illean, Sleeplessness ... Sails (BBC commission: world première)
Dame Sarah Connolly, Mezzo-soprano
Joseph Middleton, Piano
Mon 6 Aug at 19:00
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Royal Albert Hall, London

Prom 31: Minnesota Orchestra & Osmo Vanska
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Bernstein, Candide: overture
Gershwin, Piano Concerto in F major
Ives, Symphony no. 2
Inon Barnatan, Piano
Minnesota Orchestra
Osmo Vänskä, Conductor
Mon 6 Aug at 22:15
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Royal Albert Hall, London

Prom 32: Inside Shostakovich
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Shostakovich, Piano Concerto no. 2 in F major, Op.102
Shostakovich, Symphony no. 9 in E flat major, Op.70
Denis Kozhukhin, Piano
Tom Service, Presenter
Aurora Orchestra
Nicholas Collon, Conductor
Tue 7 Aug at 19:30
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Royal Albert Hall, London

Prom 33: Brahms Requiem
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Musgrave, Phoenix Rising
Brahms, A German Requiem
Golda Schultz, Soprano
Johan Reuter, Baritone
BBC Symphony Chorus
Richard Farnes, Conductor
Wed 8 Aug at 19:00
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Royal Albert Hall, London

Prom 34: Barber, Britten & Copland
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Walton, Overture ‘Portsmouth Point’
Copland, Connotations
Britten, Les illuminations
Barber, Two Scenes from ‘Antony and Cleopatra’
Britten, Four Sea Interludes from ‘Peter Grimes’
Sally Matthews, Soprano
BBC Philharmonic
Juanjo Mena, Conductor
Wed 8 Aug at 22:15
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Royal Albert Hall, London

Prom 35: New York: Sound of a City
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Hercules & Love Affair
serpentwithfeet
Sharon Van Etten
Heritage Orchestra
Jules Buckley, Conductor
Thu 9 Aug at 19:30
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Royal Albert Hall, London

Prom 36: Mahler, Wagner and Webern
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Webern, Five Pieces For Orchestra, Op.10
Mahler, Symphony no. 10 in F sharp major: Adagio
Wagner, Die Walküre: Act 1
Anja Kampe, Soprano
Robert Dean Smith, Tenor
Franz-Josef Selig, Bass
Esa-Pekka Salonen, Conductor
Fri 10 Aug at 19:30
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Royal Albert Hall, London

Prom 37: Orchestra of Santa Cecilia & Antonio Pappano
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Haydn, The Creation – Chaos
Bernstein, Symphony no. 1, "Jeremiah"
Mahler, Symphony no. 1 in D major "Titan"
Elizabeth DeShong, Mezzo-soprano
Orchestra of the Academy of Santa Cecilia, Rome
Sat 11 Aug at 15:30 and 20:00
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Royal Albert Hall, London

Proms 38 & 39: West Side Story
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Bernstein, West Side Story (concert performance)
John Wilson, Conductor
Unknown, Maria
Ross Lekites, Tony
Students from ArtsEd and Mountview
John Wilson Orchestra
Sun 12 Aug at 16:00
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Royal Albert Hall, London

Prom 40: Joshua Bell & The Academy of St Martin in the Fields
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Mendelssohn, A Midsummer Night's Dream: overture, Op.21
Saint-Saëns, Violin Concerto No. 3 in B Minor, Op.61
Bridge, Lament (Catherine, aged 9, ‘Lusitania’ 1915)
Beethoven, Symphony no. 4 in B flat major, Op.60
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Joshua Bell, Violin, Director
Sun 12 Aug at 20:00
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Royal Albert Hall, London

Prom 41: Edward Gardner conducts Elgar and Vaughan Williams
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Boulanger, Pour les funérailles d'un soldat
Elgar, Cello Concerto in E minor, Op.85
Vaughan Williams, Dona nobis pacem
Sophie Bevan, Soprano
Neal Davies, Bass
Jean-Guihen Queyras, Cello
BBC Symphony Chorus
Edward Gardner, Conductor
Mon 13 Aug at 13:00
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Cadogan Hall, London

Proms at ... Cadogan hall 5: Colin Currie & JACK Quartet
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Xenakis, Rebonds B
Holt, Quadriga (world première)
Farrin, new work (BBC commission: world première)
Xenakis, Tetras
Colin Currie, Percussion
JACK Quartet
Mon 13 Aug at 19:30
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Royal Albert Hall, London

Prom 42: Grieg Piano Concerto
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Pärt, Symphony no. 3
Grieg, Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.16
Sibelius, Symphony no. 5 in E flat major, Op.82
Khatia Buniatishvili, Piano
Estonian Festival Orchestra
Paavo Järvi, Conductor
Tue 14 Aug at 19:30
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Royal Albert Hall, London

Prom 43: Daniel Barenboim & West-Eastern Divan Orchestra
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Brahms, Violin Concerto in D major, Op.77
Coleman, Looking for Palestine (London première)
Scriabin, The Poem of Ecstasy
Elsa Dreisig, Soprano
Lisa Batiashvili, Violin
West-Eastern Divan Orchestra
Daniel Barenboim, Conductor
Wed 15 Aug at 19:30
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Royal Albert Hall, London

Prom 44: Debussy, Ravel & Boulanger
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Debussy, Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
Boulanger, Psalm 130 "Du fond de l'abime"
Debussy, Nocturnes, L 91
Ravel, Boléro
Justina Gringyte, Mezzo-soprano
CBSO Youth Chorus
CBSO Chorus
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Ludovic Morlot, Conductor
Thu 16 Aug at 19:00
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Royal Albert Hall, London

Prom 45: Orchestre de la Suisse Romande & Jonathan Nott
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Debussy, Jeux
Ravel, Violin Sonata no. 2 in G major (orch. Yan Maresz)
Stravinsky, Petrushka (1911 version)
Renaud Capuçon, Violin
Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
Jonathan Nott, Conductor