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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
Wed 18 Jul at 19:30
BBC Proms

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
Mon 23 Jul at 19:00
BBC Proms

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
Sun 29 Jul at 13:00 and 17:00
BBC Proms

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
Tue 7 Aug at 19:30
BBC Proms

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
Sun 12 Aug at 20:00
BBC Proms

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
Fri 17 Aug at 19:30
BBC Proms

Royal Albert Hall, London

Prom 47: Elgar, Prokofiev & Venables
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Elgar, Introduction and Allegro for strings, Op.47
Venables/Bartók, Venables Plays Bartók (world première)
Prokofiev, Symphony no. 5 in B flat major, Op.100
Pekka Kuusisto, Violin
Sakari Oramo, Conductor
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
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
Sat 8 Sep at 19:15
BBC Proms

Royal Albert Hall, London

Prom 75: Last Night of the Proms
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Panufnik, Songs of Darkness, Dreams of Light (BBC commission: world première)
Stanford, Songs of the Sea, Op.91
Parry, Blest Pair of Sirens
Milhaud, Scaramouche, Op.165b
Rodgers, Carousel: Soliloquy
arr. Wood, Fantasia on British Sea-Songs
Arne, Rule, Britannia! (arr. Sargent)
Elgar, Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D major (‘Land of Hope and Glory’)
Parry, Jerusalem (orch. Elgar)
Anonymous, The National Anthem
Traditional, Auld Lang Syne
Jess Gillam, Saxophone
Gerald Finley, Baritone
BBC Singers
BBC Symphony Chorus
Sir Andrew Davis, Conductor
Sat 29 Sep at 19:30

Barbican Hall, London

Professor Brian Cox presents The Planets
Holst, The Planets, Op.32
Ben Gernon, Conductor
Brian Cox, Presenter
BBC Symphony Chorus
Fri 5 Oct at 19:30

Barbican Hall, London

BBC Symphony Orchestra/Jeremy Denk
Beethoven, The Creatures of Prometheus, Op.43: Overture
Bates, Anthology of Fantastic Zoology
Beethoven, Piano Concerto no. 5 in E flat major "Emperor", Op.73
Cristian Măcelaru, Conductor
Jeremy Denk, Piano
Wed 17 Oct at 19:30

Barbican Hall, London

Martin Fröst plays Copland
Shostakovich, Symphony no. 9 in E flat major, Op.70
Copland, Clarinet Concerto
Prokofiev, Symphony no. 6 in E flat minor, Op.111
Martin Fröst, Clarinet
Sakari Oramo, Conductor
Fri 2 Nov at 19:30

Barbican Hall, London

BBC Symphony Orchestra / Nesterowicz
Elgar, Polonia Symphonic Prelude for orchestra, Op.76
Paderewski, Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.17
Szymański, New work (World première)
Lutosławski, Symphony no. 1
Michał Nesterowicz, Conductor
Janina Fialkowska, Piano
Sat 10 Nov at 19:00

Barbican Hall, London

BBC SO Total Immersion rememberance WWI: The Silver Tassie
Turnage, The Silver Tassie
Ryan Wigglesworth, Conductor
Ashley Riches, Harry Heegan
Sally Matthews, Susie
Claire Booth, Mrs Foran
Marcus Farnsworth, Teddy
Charles Rice, Barney
Louise Alder, Jessie Tate
Susan Bickley, Mrs Heegan
Mark Le Brocq, Sylvester
Sir John Tomlinson, Croucher
BBC Singers
Finchley Children's Music Group
Thu 15 Nov at 19:30

Barbican Hall, London

Ethel Smyth's Mass in D
Tchaikovsky, Piano Concerto no. 1 in B flat minor, Op.23 (original version)
Smyth, Mass in D
Sakari Oramo, Conductor
Lucy Crowe, Soprano
Catriona Morison, Mezzo-soprano
Ben Johnson, Tenor
Duncan Rock, Bass-baritone
Pavel Kolesnikov, Piano
BBC Symphony Chorus
Fri 30 Nov at 19:30

Barbican Hall, London

Bax, Cheryl Frances-Hoad and Vaughan Williams
Bax, November Woods
Frances-Hoad, Last Man Standing (World première BBC SO commission)
Vaughan Williams, Symphony no. 4 in F minor
Martyn Brabbins, Conductor
Marcus Farnsworth, Baritone
Fri 7 Dec at 19:30

Barbican Hall, London

Shostakovich Symphony no. 5
Strauss R., Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche (Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks), Op.28
Berg, Seven Early Songs (Sieben frühe Lieder)
Shostakovich, Symphony no. 5 in D minor, Op.47
Rafael Payare, Conductor
Dorothea Röschmann, Soprano
Mon 17 Dec at 19:30

Barbican Hall, London

Berlioz's L’Enfance du Christ
Berlioz, L'Enfance du Christ, Op.25
Edward Gardner, Conductor
Karen Cargill, Mezzo-soprano
Robert Murray, Tenor
Étienne Dupuis, Baritone
Matthew Rose, Bass
BBC Symphony Chorus
Fri 18 Jan 2019 at 19:30

Barbican Hall, London

Beethoven and Schoenberg
Beethoven, Violin Concerto in D major, Op.61
Schoenberg, Pelleas und Melisande, Op.5
Lothar Koenigs, Conductor
James Ehnes, Violin
Wed 23 Jan 2019 at 19:30

Barbican Hall, London

Richard Causton, Schumann and Brahms
Causton, Ik zeg: Nu (I say: Now)
Schumann, Cello concerto in A minor, Op.129
Brahms, Symphony no. 3 in F major, Op.90
Sakari Oramo, Conductor
Steven Isserlis, Cello
Sat 2 Feb 2019 at 19:30

Barbican Hall, London

JS Bach's Mass in B Minor
Bach, Mass in B minor, BWV232
John Butt, Director
Sophie Bevan, Soprano
Mary Bevan, Soprano
Alex Potter, Countertenor
Samuel Boden, Tenor
Edward Grint, Baritone
BBC Symphony Chorus
Fri 8 Feb 2019 at 19:30

Barbican Hall, London

Larcher and Beethoven
Larcher, Alle Tage (UK première)
Beethoven, Symphony no. 7 in A major, Op.92
Karina Canellakis, Conductor
Thomas Oliemans, Baritone
Wed 13 Feb 2019 at 19:30

Barbican Hall, London

Peteris Vasks, Gavin Higgins and Shostakovich
Vasks, Cantabile
Higgins, Trombone Concerto
Shostakovich, Symphony no. 4 in C minor, Op.43
Alexander Vedernikov, Conductor
Helen Vallam, Trombone
Fri 22 Feb 2019 at 19:30

Barbican Hall, London

Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde
Larcher, Nocturne - Insomnia
Mozart, Symphony no. 35 in D major, K385 "Haffner”
Mahler, Das Lied von der Erde
Sakari Oramo, Conductor
Elisabeth Kulman, Mezzo-soprano
Sat 2 Mar 2019 at 19:30

Barbican Hall, London

BBC SO Total Immersion Ligeti - orchestral works
Ligeti, Clocks and Clouds
Ligeti, Violin Concerto
Ligeti, Piano Concerto
Ligeti, Atmosphères
Ligeti, San Francisco Polyphony
Sakari Oramo, Conductor
Augustin Hadelich, Violin
Nicolas Hodges, Piano
BBC Singers
Sat 6 Apr 2019 at 19:30

Barbican Hall, London

BBC SO Total Immersion Lili and Nadia Boulanger - orchestral works
Boulanger, Psalm 24: La terre appartient à l'Eternel
Boulanger, Vieille Priere Bouddhique
Boulanger, Faust et Helene
Boulanger, Fantaisie variée, for piano and orchestra
Boulanger, Psalm 130 "Du fond de l'abime"
James Gaffigan, Conductor
Alexandra Dăriescu, Piano
BBC Symphony Chorus
Wed 10 Apr 2019 at 19:30

Barbican Hall, London

Shostakovich: The Year 1957
Shostakovich, Piano Concerto no. 2 in F major, Op.102
Shostakovich, Eleven Variations on a Theme by Glinka for piano, Op.104a (piano only)
Shostakovich, Symphony no. 11 in G minor "The year 1905", Op.103
Semyon Bychkov, Conductor
Alexei Volodin, Piano
Wed 17 Apr 2019 at 19:30

Barbican Hall, London

Tippett, Szymanowski and Debussy
Tippett, The Rose Lake
Szymanowski, Violin Concerto no. 1, Op.35
Debussy, Pelléas et Mélisande: Suite
Sir Andrew Davis, Conductor
Lisa Batiashvili, Violin
Fri 26 Apr 2019 at 19:30

Barbican Hall, London

Egar and Dvorak
Elgar, Violin Concerto in B minor, Op.61
Dvořák, Symphony no. 7 in D minor, Op.70
Sakari Oramo, Conductor
Nicola Benedetti, Violin
Fri 3 May 2019 at 19:30

Barbican Hall, London

Stravinsky's Rite of Spring
Stravinsky, Funeral Song, Op.5
Shostakovich, Violin Concerto no. 1 in A minor, Op.77 or Op.99
Stravinsky, Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring)
Sakari Oramo, Conductor
Igor Yuzefovich, Violin
Sat 11 May 2019 at 19:30

Barbican Hall, London

Golijov and John Adams
Thomas, Radiant Circles
Golijov, Oceana
Adams, Naive and Sentimental Music
Joana Carneiro, Conductor
Nora Fischer, Soprano
BBC Symphony Chorus
Wed 15 May 2019 at 19:30

Barbican Hall, London

Raymond Yiu, Britten and Shostakovich
Yiu, The London Citizen Exceedingly Injured
Britten, Serenade for tenor, horn and strings, song cycle, Op.31
Shostakovich, Symphony no. 1 in F minor, Op.10
David Robertson, Conductor
Martin Owen, French horn
Anthony Gregory, Tenor
Fri 24 May 2019 at 19:30

Barbican Hall, London

Larcher and Mahler
Larcher, Chiasma for orchestra (UK premiére)
Mahler, Symphony no. 7
Sakari Oramo, Conductor