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Find classical music concert, opera, ballet and dance listings | BBC Proms

Thu 22 Aug at 19:30
BBC Proms

Royal Albert Hall, London

Prom 46: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
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Howell, Lamia
Elgar, Cello Concerto in E minor
Knussen, The Way to Castle Yonder
Weinberg, Symphony No. 3 in B minor (London premiere)
Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Cello
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, Conductor
Fri 23 Aug at 19:30
BBC Proms

Royal Albert Hall, London

Prom 47: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
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Bach, Fantasia in G minor, BWV 542
Bach, Cantata No. 147 ‘Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben’, BWV 147 – Chorale ‘Jesus bleibet meine Freude’ (transcr. Schmidt- Mannheim
Bach, Prelude in E flat major, BWV 552
Bach, Chorale Prelude ‘Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme’, BWV 645
Bach, Fugue in E flat major, BWV 552
Bruckner, Symphony No. 8 in C minor (1890 version, ed. Haas)
Michael Schönheit, Organ
Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Andris Nelsons, Conductor
Sat 24 Aug at 19:30
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Royal Albert Hall, London

Prom 48: Rachmaninov & Prokofiev
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Silvestri, Three Pieces for strings
Prokofiev, Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor
Rachmaninov, Symphony No. 2 in E minor
Cristian Măcelaru, Conductor
Sun 25 Aug at 17:30
BBC Proms

Royal Albert Hall, London

Prom 49: The Lost Words
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Programme to include:
Pook, The Lost Words Theme
Rautavaara, Cantus Arcticus
Vaughan Williams, The Lark Ascending
Stephanie Childress, Violin
Jason Singh, Beatboxer
Angie Newman, British Sign Language Interpreter
The Lost Words – Spell Song, Folk group
Southbank Sinfonia
Jessica Cottis, Conductor
Chris Watson, Sound Engineer
Sharon Watson, Choreography
Thomas Carsley, Dancer
Caleb Femi, Poet
Mon 26 Aug at 13:00
BBC Proms

Cadogan Hall, London

Proms at…Cadogan Hall 6: Amatis Trio
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Schumann, Adagio and Allegro, Op. 70
Schumann C., Three Romances, Op. 22
Schumann C., Piano Trio in G minor, Op.17
Amatis Piano Trio
Mon 26 Aug at 19:30
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Royal Albert Hall, London

Prom 50: Orchestre de Paris
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Schumann, Genoveva – overture
Widmann, Babylon Suite (London premiere)
Beethoven, Symphony No. 6 in F major, ‘Pastoral’
Daniel Harding, Conductor
Tue 27 Aug at 19:00
BBC Proms

Royal Albert Hall, London

Prom 51: The Magic Flute
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Mozart, Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) (semi-staged; sung in German, with surtitles)
Ryan Wigglesworth, Conductor
David Portillo, Tamino
Sofia Fomina, Pamina
Björn Bürger, Papageno
Brindley Sherratt, Sarastro
Caroline Wettergreen, Queen of the Night
Alison Rose, Papagena
Jörg Schneider, Monostatos
Esther Dierkes, First Lady
Marta Fontanals-Simmons, Second Lady
Katharina Magiera, Third Lady
Michael Kraus, The Speaker (Der Sprecher)
Martin Snell, First Priest, Second Armoured Man
Thomas Atkins, Second Priest, First Armoured Man
Glyndebourne Chorus
Wed 28 Aug at 19:30
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Royal Albert Hall, London

Prom 52: Mozart, Tchaikovsky & Stravinsky
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Mozart, Concerto in E flat major for two pianos
Tchaikovsky, Suite No. 4, ‘Mozartiana’
Wigglesworth, Piano Concerto: BBC co-commission with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra: (World Premiere)
Stravinsky, Divertimento: The Fairy’s Kiss
Marc-André Hamelin, Piano
Britten Sinfonia
Ryan Wigglesworth, Piano, Conductor
Thu 29 Aug at 19:00
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Royal Albert Hall, London

Prom 53: The Music Makers
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Vaughan Williams, Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Wood, Scenes from Comus
Elgar, The Music Makers
Stacey Tappan, Soprano
Dame Sarah Connolly, Mezzo-soprano
Anthony Gregory, Tenor
BBC Symphony Chorus
Sir Andrew Davis, Conductor
Thu 29 Aug at 22:15
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Royal Albert Hall, London

Prom 54: Duke Ellington’s Sacred Music
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Monty Alexander, Piano
Annette Walker, Tap dancer
BBC Singers,
Carleen Anderson, Carleen Anderson and the UK Vocal Assembly
Nu Civilisation Orchestra,
Peter Edwards, Conductor
Fri 30 Aug at 19:00
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Royal Albert Hall, London

Prom 55: Jephtha
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Handel, Jephtha
Allan Clayton, Jephtha
Jeanine De Bique, Iphis
Hilary Summers, Storgé
Tim Mead, Hamor
Cody Quattlebaum, Zebul
Rowan Pierce, Angel
SCO Chorus
Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Richard Egarr, Harpsichord/conductor
Sat 31 Aug at 19:30
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Royal Albert Hall, London

Prom 56: Henry Wood Tribute
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Ravel, Rapsodie espagnole
Ireland, Piano Concerto
Tabakova, new work (BBC commission: world premiere)
Debussy, orch. Wood, Préludes, Book 1 – La cathédrale engloutie
Granados, orch. Wood, Danzas españolas – Andaluza
Wagner, arr. Wood, Wesendonck Lieder – Träume
Grainger, arr. Wood, Handel in the Strand
Ravel, La valse
Nathaniel Anderson-Frank, Violin
Leon McCawley, Piano
BBC Concert Orchestra
Bramwell Tovey, Conductor
Sun 1 Sep at 11:00
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Royal Albert Hall, London

Prom 57: Mozart & Rachmaninov
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Chen, Wu Xing (The Five Elements)
Mozart, Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major
Rachmaninov, Symphonic Dances
Eric Lu, Piano
Shanghai Symphony Orchestra
Long Yu, Conductor
Sun 1 Sep at 19:30
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Royal Albert Hall, London

Prom 58: Tchaikovsky, Janáček, Szymanowski and Smith
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Smith, Nuages (BBC commission: world premiere)
Janáček, The Fiddler's Child
Szymanowski, Love Songs of Hafiz, Op.24
Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 2 in C minor, ‘Little Russian’
Georgia Jarman, Soprano
Ilan Volkov, Conductor
Mon 2 Sep at 13:00
BBC Proms

Cadogan Hall, London

Proms at…Cadogan Hall 7: Silesian Quartet
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Weinberg, String Quartet No. 7 in C major
Bacewicz, Piano Quintet No. 1
Wojciech Świtała, Piano
Silesian String Quartet
Mon 2 Sep at 19:00
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Royal Albert Hall, London

Prom 59: Benvenuto Cellini
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Berlioz, Benvenuto Cellini (Concert performance; sung in French, with surtitles)
Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Conductor
Michael Spyres, Benvenuto Cellini
Sophia Burgos, Teresa
Matthew Rose, Giacomo Balducci
Tareq Nazmi, Pope Clement VII
Krystian Adam, Francesco
Ashley Riches, Bernardino
Lionel Lhote, Fieramosca
Adèle Charvet, Ascanio
Monteverdi Choir
Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique
Tue 3 Sep at 19:30
BBC Proms

Royal Albert Hall, London

Prom 60: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (I)
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Beethoven, Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major
Bruckner, Symphony No. 7 in E major (ed. Nowak)
Murray Perahia, Piano
Vienna Philharmonic
Bernard Haitink, Conductor
Wed 4 Sep at 19:00
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Royal Albert Hall, London

Prom 61: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (II)
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Dvořák, The Noonday Witch
Korngold, Violin Concerto
Dvořák, Symphony No. 9 in E minor, ‘From the New World’
Leonidas Kavakos, Violin
Vienna Philharmonic
Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Conductor
Wed 4 Sep at 22:15
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Royal Albert Hall, London

Prom 62: Canzionere Grecanico Salentino
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Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino,
Justin Adams, Guitar
Ballake Sissoko, Kora
Thu 5 Sep at 19:30
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Royal Albert Hall, London

Prom 63: Yuja Wang plays Rachmaninov
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Rachmaninov, Piano Concerto No. 3in D minor
Brahms, Symphony No. 2 in D major
Yuja Wang, Piano
Staatskapelle Dresden
Myung-Whun Chung, Conductor
Fri 6 Sep at 20:00
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Royal Albert Hall, London

Prom 64: The Breaks
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Soul Mavericks, featuring Terra & Eddie, Sunni and Lagaet, Mr Switch,
Alice Russell, Vocals
Vula Malinga, Vocals
Brendan Reilly, Vocals
Heritage Orchestra
Jules Buckley, Conductor
Sat 7 Sep at 19:30
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Royal Albert Hall, London

Prom 65: Mozart, Beethoven & Strauss
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Mozart, The Abduction from the Seraglio – overture
Mozart, Aria: ‘Popoli di Tessaglia! – Io non chiedo, eterni dei’
Mozart, Cassation No. 1 in G major – Andante
Mozart, Aria: ‘No, no, che non sei capace
Mozart, Symphony No. 35 in D major, ‘Haffner’
Strauss R., Capriccio – sextet
Strauss R., Ariadne auf Naxos – ‘Grossmächtige Prinzessin!
Beethoven, Symphony No. 7 in A major
Danae Kontora, Soprano
Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen
Constantinos Carydis, Conductor
Sun 8 Sep at 11:00
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Royal Albert Hall, London

Prom 66: In The Name of the Earth
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Adams, In the Name of the Earth (European premiere)
Choirs to include:,
BBC Symphony Chorus
Crouch End Festival Chorus
Hackney Empire Community Choir
London International Gospel Choir
London Philharmonic Choir
London Symphony Chorus
LSO Community Choir
Victoria Park Singers
Sun 8 Sep at 19:30
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Royal Albert Hall, London

Prom 67: Sakari Oramo conducts Sibelius
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Mussorgsky, orch. Rimsky-Korsakov, A Night on the Bare Mountain
Andriessen, The Only One: BBC co-commission with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and NTR ZaterdagMatinee (UK premiere)
Weir, Forest
Sibelius, Symphony No. 5 in E flat major (final version, 1919)
Nora Fischer, Soprano
Sakari Oramo, Conductor
Mon 9 Sep at 13:00
BBC Proms

Cadogan Hall, London

Proms at…Cadogan Hall 8: Oliver Knussen Tribute
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Knussen, ...upon one note – Fantasia after Purcell
Birtwistle, Fantasia upon all the notes
Waley-Cohen, new work (BBC commission: world premiere)
Knussen, Study for ‘Metamorphosis’
Abrahamsen, Herbstlied
Putt, Halazuni
Knussen, Songs without Voices
Knussen Chamber Orchestra
Ryan Wigglesworth, Conductor
Mon 9 Sep at 19:30
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Royal Albert Hall, London

Prom 68: Wagner Night
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Weber, Der Freischütz – overture
Wagner, Siegfried – Forest Murmurs
Franck, Le chasseur maudit
Wagner, Götterdämmerung – Dawn; Duet ‘Zu neuen Taten, teurer Helde’; Siegfried’s Rhine Journey; Siegfried’s Death and Funeral March; Brünnhilde’s Immolation Scene
Christine Goerke, Soprano
Stephen Gould, Tenor
Marc Albrecht, Conductor
Tue 10 Sep at 19:00
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Royal Albert Hall, London

Prom 69: Smetana, Shostakovich & Tchaikovsky
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Smetana, The Bartered Bride – overture and Three Dances
Tchaikovsky, Eugene Onegin – Letter Scene
Shostakovich, Symphony No. 8 in C minor
Elena Stikhina, Soprano
Semyon Bychkov, Conductor
Tue 10 Sep at 22:15
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Royal Albert Hall, London

Prom 70: Jonny Greenwood
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Biber, Mystery (Rosary) Sonatas No. 16 – Passacaglia in G minor
Penderecki, Sinfonietta for strings – Vivace
Greenwood, Three Miniatures from Water – No. 3
Reich, Pulse
Greenwood, Horror vacui – for solo violin and 68 strings (BBC commission: world premiere)
Daniel Pioro, Violin
Katherine Tinker, Piano
Jonny Greenwood, Bass Guitar/Tanpura
Nicolas Magriel, Tanpura
BBC Proms Youth Ensemble
Hugh Brunt, Conductor
Wed 11 Sep at 19:30
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Royal Albert Hall, London

Prom 71: Bach Night
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Bach, Orchestral Suite no. 4 in D major, BWV1069
Bach, Orchestral Suite no. 1 in C major, BWV1066
Bach, Orchestral Suite no. 2 in B minor, BWV1067
Bach, Orchestral Suite in D major, No.3 BWV1068: Overture
, interspersed with four new works inspired by dance movements from the suites, from Stuart MacRae, Nico Muhly, Ailie Robertson and Stevie Wishart (BBC co-commissions with the Dunedin Consort: world premieres)
Dunedin Consort
John Butt, Conductor
Thu 12 Sep at 19:00
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Royal Albert Hall, London

Prom 72: Symphonie Fantastique
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Berlioz, Symphonie fantastique (orchestral theatre staging)
Mathew Baynton, Actor
Blind Summit Theatre
Aurora Orchestra
Nicholas Collon, Conductor
Thu 12 Sep at 22:15
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Royal Albert Hall, London

Prom 73: Symphonie Fantastique
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Berlioz, Symphonie fantastique (orchestral theatre staging)
Mathew Baynton, Actor
Blind Summit Theatre
Aurora Orchestra
Nicholas Collon, Conductor
Fri 13 Sep at 19:30
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Royal Albert Hall, London

Prom 74: Beethoven Night
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Handel, arr. Manze, Music for the Royal Fireworks
Beethoven, Concert aria ‘Ah! perfido’
J. S. Bach, arr. Elgar, Fantasia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 537
Beethoven, Fidelio – overture
Beethoven, Fidelio – ‘Abscheulicher! … Komm, Hoffnung, lass den letzten Stern’
Beethoven, Symphony No. 5 in C minor
Elizabeth Watts, Soprano
NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover
Andrew Manze, Conductor
Sat 14 Sep at 19:15
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Royal Albert Hall, London

Prom 75: Last Night of the Proms
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Programme to include:
Kidane, Woke (BBC commission: world premiere)
Falla, The Three-Cornered Hat – Suite No. 2
Elgar, Sospiri
Mvula, Sing to the Moon
Bizet, Carmen – ‘L’amour est un oiseau rebelle’ (Habanera)
Saint-Saëns, Samson and Delilah – ‘Mon coeur s’ouvre à ta voix’
Verdi, Don Carlos – ‘O don fatale’
Verdi, Aida – Triumphal March
Offenbach, Orpheus in the Underworld – overture
Grainger, Marching Song of Democracy
Maconchy, Proud Thames
Arlen, The Wizard of Oz – ‘Over the Rainbow’
arr. Wood, Fantasia on British Sea Songs
Arne, arr. Sargeant, Rule, Britannia!
Elgar, Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D major (‘Land of Hope and Glory’)
Parry, orch. Elgar, Jerusalem
arr. Britten, The National Anthem
Trad., arr. Paul Campbell, Auld Lang Syne
Jamie Barton, Mezzo-soprano
BBC Singers
BBC Symphony Chorus
Sakari Oramo, Conductor