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20220822Unique performances with BBC orchestras and choirs and other great orchestras

Unique performances with BBC Orchestras, Choirs and other great orchestras

20220823Unique performances with BBC orchestras and choirs and other great orchestras

Unique performances with BBC Orchestras, Choirs and other great orchestras

20220824Unique performances with BBC orchestras and choirs and other great orchestras

Unique performances with BBC Orchestras, Choirs and other great orchestras

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra20220425This week Afternoon Concert celebrates Berlin ensembles; today it's the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra in Brahms' Symphony No.2 and that orchestra's cello section in music by Julius Klengel. Plus violinist Arabella Steinbacher plays Prokofiev with the BBC Philharmonic, countertenor Jakub Jozef Orlinski sings Handel with Il Pomo d'Oro and The Dover Quartet and the Pavel Haas Quartet join forces to play Mendelssohn's gorgeous String Octet.

Presented by Ian Skelly.

2pm

Mozart - Overture: Cosi fan Tutte, K.588

Basel Chamber Orchestra

Louis Langrée (conductor)

Poulenc - Oboe Sonata

François Leleux (oboe)

Emmanuel Strosser (piano)

c. 2.20

Prokofiev - Violin Concerto No.2 in G minor

Arabella Steinbacher (violin)

John Storgards (conductor)

Julius Klengel - Hymnus, Op.57

12 Cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic

3pm

Brahms - Symphony No.2 in D, Op.73

Kirill Petrenko (conductor)

c. 3.45

Mendelssohn - Octet in E flat, Op.20

Dover String Quartet

Music by Mozart, Poulenc, Prokofiev, Klengel, Brahms, Handel and Mendelssohn.

Unique performances with BBC Orchestras, Choirs and other great orchestras

Brahms's First Piano Concerto - Live From Salford20220520Concluding this week's focus on romantic piano concertos, today's is Brahms's mighty Piano Concerto no.1 performed live from Salford by Stephen Hough and the BBC Philharmonic. Plus there's more CPE Bach Chamber music from the Nevermind Ensemble, and the Vienna Philharmonic performs Franck's Symphony in D minor.

Presented by Fiona Talkington.

2pm

Franck Symphony in D minor, Op.48

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Alain Altinoglu (conductor)

c.2.40

CPE Bach Quartet in G major, Wq.95

3pm – LIVE from MediaCity, Salford

Brahms Piano Concerto no.1 in D minor, Op.15

Stephen Hough (piano)

Jac van Steen (conductor)

c.3.55

Respighi Il tramonto

Alma Sade (mezzo-soprano)

Janine Jansen (violin)

Boris Brovtsyn (violin)

Amihai Grosz (viola)

Daniel Blendulf (cello)

Stephen Hough plays Brahms in Salford, plus Franck and Respighi.

Unique performances with BBC Orchestras, Choirs and other great orchestras

Brahms's First Symphony From Prague20220225Tom McKinney ends the week with more concert performances from around Europe including Brahms's Symphony No.1 and Lutoslawski's Concerto for Orchestra from Prague, and music by Mozart, Ethel Smyth, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Francesco Cesarini. Plus there'll be more from the Catalan ensemble Vespres d'Arnadi and the mandolin virtuoso Avi Avital.

John Williams – Olympic Fanfare and Theme (for the Los Angeles Games, 1984)

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

John Williams (conductor)

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor – Petite Suite de Concert

BBC Concert Orchestra

Bramwell Tovey (conductor)

c. 2.20pm

Lutoslawski – Concerto for Orchestra

Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

Jakub Hrusa (conductor)

3pm

Brahms – Symphony No.1 in C minor, Op.18

Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra

Alexander Liebreich (conductor)

c. 3.45pm

Trad. Bulgarian arr. Avi Avital – Bucimis

Avi Avital (mandolin)

Norwegian Radio Orchestra

Miguel Harth-Bedoya (conductor)

Franco Cesarini – Bulgarian Dances II, Op.43

Barcelona Symphonic Wind Band

José Rafael Pascual-Vilaplana (conductor)

c. 4.10pm

Mozart – Symphony No.10 in G, K.74

Dani Espasa (conductor)

Presented by Tom McKinney

Performance of Brahms's First Symphony and Lutoslawski's Concerto for Orchestra in Prague.

Unique performances with BBC Orchestras, Choirs and other great orchestras

Friday - Bruch For Two Pianos20220311Strauss and Bruch from Seoul, as well as more from the Bach Family with the Controcorrente Orchestra.

Presented by PENNY GORE

We've two different looks at J.S. Bach - music by him and his sons on period instruments, as well as the second part of a big band arrangement of his Goldberg Variations. Max Bruch's Concerto for two pianos, with its achingly beautiful slow movement, is also on the bill of fayre as well as the suite from RICHARD STRAUSS's opera Der Rosenkavalier.

Roderick Williams

Ave verum corpus

BBC Singers

Sofi Jeannin, conductor

Bach arr. Bill Dobbins

The Goldberg Project, Part 2

WDR Big Band Cologne

Jörg Achim Keller, leader

Johann Sebastian Bach

Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G, BWV 1049

Alfia Bakieva, violin

Emiliano Rodolfi, recorder

Alessandro Naasello, recorder

3.00pm

Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra in A flat minor, op. 88a

Suite from 'Der Rosenkavalier

Minsoo Sohn, piano

Jiyeong Mun, piano

KBS Symphony Orchestra

Sascha Goetzel, conductor

Johann Christian Bach

Sinfonia in G minor, op. 6/6

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

Concerto in F for two harpsichords, Wq.46

Andreas Staier, harpsichord

Luca Quintavalle, harpsichord

Strauss and Bruck from Seoul, as well as more from the Bach family.

Unique performances with BBC Orchestras, Choirs and other great orchestras

Friday - Dalia Stasevska And The Bbc So20220722Presented by Ian Skelly, featuring the BBC Symphony Orchestra's recent Prom with conductor Dalia Stasevska, performing music from Iceland and Russia, pairing Jóhann Jóhannsson's atmospheric reworkings of Durham miners' songs with Rachmaninov's popular Second Piano Concerto, and Hildur Guðnadóttir with Tchaikovsky. Plus today's Proms Artist Choice.

Also including:

2.00pm

Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances, Op.45: III. Lento assai - Allegro vivace

Dalia Stasevska, conductor

Judith Weir: All the ends of the earth for chorus

BBC Singers

Endymion Ensemble

David Hill, conductor

c.2.30pm

Prom 8 (first broadcast live on 20 July)

Jóhannsson: The Miners' Hymns – They Being Dead Yet Speaketh

Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor (35 mins)

Hildur Guðnadóttir: The Fact of the Matter (BBC commission: world premiere)

Tchaikovsky: Fantasy-Overture ‘Romeo and Juliet' (19 mins)

Denis Kozhukhin, piano

Dalia Stasevska conducts a programme of Russian and Icelandic music at the BBC Proms.

Unique performances with BBC Orchestras, Choirs and other great orchestras

Friday - Mendelssohn And Mahler20220812Presented by Ian Skelly. Another chance to hear the recent Prom with Ryan Bancroft conducting BBC National Orchestra of Wales in music by Caroline Shaw, Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto and Mahler's Fourth Symphony.

Caroline Shaw: Entr'acte

Felix Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor

Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 4 in G major

Clara-Jumi Kang (violin)

Miah Persson (soprano)

Ryan Bancroft (conductor)

Plus the Proms Artist Choice feature – in which a Proms 2022 performer or conductor introduces a favourite work – and listener requests.

Ryan Bancroft conducts the BBC NOW in music by Shaw, Mendelssohn and Mahler.

Unique performances with BBC Orchestras, Choirs and other great orchestras

Friday - The Cbso At The Proms20220729Ian Skelly introduces music by Rachmaninov, Glinka and Ethel Smyth performed by the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and its chief conductor designate, Kazuki Yamada, at this year's Proms. Plus a choice of music from Ian's Prom Guest and the last of this week's listener suggestions.

Sergey Rachmaninov: Prelude in G# minor op32

Nikolai Lugansky, piano

BBC PROM - Yamada conducts the CBSO

Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka: Ruslan and Lyudmila – overture

Ethel Smyth: Concerto for Violin and Horn

INTERVAL

Sergey Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 2 in E minor

Another chance to hear the CBSO at the Proms under its new chief conductor designate.

Unique performances with BBC Orchestras, Choirs and other great orchestras

Friday - Woyrsch's First Symphony20220527Ian Skelly wraps up his week of music making from and about Spain with the RTVE Symphony Orchestra and Miguel ?ngel Gómez Martínez conducting a rarely heard symphony by Felix Woyrsch. Also, more from organist Olivier Latry in Barcelona, Steven Osborne plays Rachmaninov's Corelli Variations, Radio 3 New Generation Artists Katharina Konradi and Catriona Morison sing duets from Schumann's Spanish Songbooks, and music from Jordi Savall.

Including:

Ravel: ‘Alborada del Gracioso' from ‘Miroirs

BBC Philharmonic

Juanjo Mena, conductor

Rachmaninov: Corelli Variations

Steven Osborne, piano

Anon: Folias Criollas

Antonio de Cabazon: Pavana con sua glosa

Hesperion XXI, Jordi Savall

Liszt: Weinen Klagen Sorgen Zagen

Olivier Latry, organ

(The organ of Palau de la Música Catalana, Barcelona)

3.00

Woyrsch: Symphony No 1

RTEV Symphony Orchestra

Miguel ?ngel Gómez Martínez, conductor

Schumann: “Erste Begebnung? Op74

Schumann: “Botschaft? Op74

Schumann: “Bedeckt mich mir Blumen? Op138/4

Katharina Konradi, soprano

Catriona Morison, mezzo-soprano

Joseph Middleton, piano

Ravel: Rapsodie Espagnol

The RTVE Symphony Orchestra perform a rarely heard symphony by Felix Woyrsch.

Unique performances with BBC Orchestras, Choirs and other great orchestras

Monday - Brahms's Third Symphony20220307Roderick Cox conducts Brahms, and Barbara Hannigan conducts Haydn, Busoni and Canadian composer Claude Vivier

Presented by PENNY GORE

Soprano Barbara Hannigan has achieved great acclaim on the conductor's podium and, this afternoon, conducts the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra in a diverse programme of music old and new. Also Roderick Cox, winner of the 2018 Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award, leads the BBC Philharmonic in the warmest, most glowing of Brahms' four symphonies

2.00pm

Berceuse élégiaque, op. 42

Göteborg Symphony Orchestra

Barbara Hannigan, conductor

Anonymous

Emperadriu de la ciutat joyosa (Llibre vermell de Montserrat)

Antonio Cesti

Intorno all'idol mio, from 'Orontea

Cristina Segura, mezzo-soprano

Ensemble Exclamatio

Lonely Child

Aphrodite Patoulidou, soprano

Monteverdi

Disprezzata Regina

3.00pm

Symphony no.3 in F

Roderick Cox, conductor

Cécile Chaminade

Callirhoë Suite, op. 37

Göteborg Opera Orchestra

Henrik Schaefer, conductor

Symphony No. 26 D minor, Hob. I:26 ('Lamentatione')

Roderick Cox conducts Brahms, and Barbara Hannigan conducts Haydn.

Unique performances with BBC Orchestras, Choirs and other great orchestras

Monday - Johan Dalene Plays Barber20220801Penny Gore introduces another chance to hear Johan Dalene's Proms performance of Samuel Barber's Violin Concerto with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, alongside music by two American composers, Leonard Bernstein and George Walker, and Tchaikovsky's 4th Symphony. Plus today's Proms Artist Choice and listener requests.

Bernstein: Candide – overture

George Walker: Variations for Orchestra

Barber: Violin Concerto

INTERVAL

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 in F minor

Johan Dalene (violin)

Jordan de Souza (conductor)

Johan Dalene plays Samuel Barber's Violin Concerto at the BBC Proms.

Unique performances with BBC Orchestras, Choirs and other great orchestras

Monday - Pablo Gonz\u00e1lez Conducts Brahms20220523Ian Skelly introduces performances with a Spanish flavour, today featuring the RTVE Symphony Orchestra performing Brahms's First Symphony in Madrid and 17th-century choral music from the Cererols Choir in Barcelona.

Including:

Anselm Ferrer: Ave Maria

Richard Strauss: Don Juan

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Donald Runnicles, conductor

Joan Cererols (1618-1676): Dies Irae

Marc Diaz, conductor

Mendelssohn: Capriccio in E minor Op.81/3

Casals Quartet

3.00

Brahms: Symphony No 1 in C minor

Pablo González, conductor

Jésus Torres: Transfiguration for cello, accordion and string orchestra

Asler Polo, cello

Iñaki Alberdi, accordion

RTVE Symphony Orchestar

Joan Marc: Requiem - Sanctus/Benedictus, Angus Dei, Communio, Absolta

Marc Díaz, conductor

Performances with a Spanish flavour, including the RTVE Symphony Orchestra playing Brahms.

Unique performances with BBC Orchestras, Choirs and other great orchestras

Monday - Peter Donohoe Plays Pejacevic20220228Ian Skelly starts a new week of afternoons, featuring the BBC Symphony Orchestra in new concerto recordings at 3pm each day. Today, Peter Donohoe is the soloist in a new recording of Pejacevic's Piano Concerto. Also, music by Mendelssohn and Wallen, recordings from the early music group Ars Antique Austria, and the BBC Philharmonic play Roberto Gerhard's full ballet score of Don Quixote after the novel by Cervantes.

Including:

Ludovic Bource: The Artist (excerpt)

Ernst van Tiel (conductor)

Smyth: Komm süsser Tod

BBC Singers

David Hill (conductor)

Felix Mendelssohn: Overture The Hebrides

Roderick Cox (conductor)

Amy Bryce: So All Voices Can Fly

Philip Cobb (trumpet)

BBC Symphony Chorus

Richard Pearce (organ)

Neil Ferris (conductor)

Errollyn Wallen

See That I am God

c. 3pm

Pejacevic: Piano Concerto in G Minor Op33

Peter Donohoe (piano)

Roberto Gerhard: Don Quixote Ballet

Juanjo Mena (conductor)

Peter Donohoe in a new recording of Pejacevic's Piano Concerto.

Unique performances with BBC Orchestras, Choirs and other great orchestras

Monday - Puccini's Il Tabarro At The Bbc Proms20220808Fiona Talkington introduces another chance to hear Puccini's one-act operatic masterpiece “Il Tabarro? at the BBC Proms - a score that swirls and throbs with the energy of the River Seine.

Natalya Romaniw stars as the unhappily married Giorgetta, whose affair is the catalyst for murder. Two orchestral favourites set the watery scene: Respighi's Fountains of Rome – by turns glistening in the sunlight and swathed in dawn mist – and the irrepressible musical antics of Dukas's The Sorcerer's Apprentice.

Dukas: The Sorcerer's Apprentice

Respighi: Fountains of Rome

INTERVAL

Puccini: Il Tabarro

Michele.... George Gagnidze (baritone)

Giorgetta.... Natalya Romaniw (soparno)

Luigi.... Ivan Gyngazov (tenor)

La Frugola.... Daniela Barcellona (mezzo-soprano)

‘Tinca'.... Alasdair Elliott (tenor)

‘Talpa'.... Simon Shibambu (bass)

Ballad-Seller.... Jung Soo Yun (tenor)

Lovers..... Laura Lolita Perešivana (soprano) and Ryan Vaughan Davies (tenor)

Philharmonia Voices

Hallé

Sir Mark Elder (conductor)

Plus the Proms Artist Choice feature – in which a Proms 2022 performer or conductor introduces a favourite work – and listener requests.

Sir Mark Elder conducts Puccini's one-act opera Il Tabarro at the BBC Proms.

Unique performances with BBC Orchestras, Choirs and other great orchestras

Unique performances with BBC orchestras and choirs and other great orchestras

Monday - Rachmaninov's Second Piano Concerto20220516This week Afternoon Concert features some of our best-loved piano concertos, each day at 3pm, and we've early music from Madrid. Today, Behzod Abduraimov performs Rachmaninov's ever-popular Piano Concerto no.2 with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, as part of a concert from which we also hear Prokofiev's Seventh Symphony. Plus the BBC Symphony Orchestra perform Spain-Dunk's Lament for String Orchestra, and the Ulster Orchestra perform Mozart's Jupiter Symphony.

Presented by Penny Gore.

2pm

Suleiman Yudakov Procession de fetes de Khorezm

Aziz Shokhakimov (conductor)

c.2.05

Josquin Ave Maria… Virgo serena

Ockeghem Alma redemptoris mater

Mouton Nesciens Mater

Stile Antico

c.2.20

Mozart Symphony No. 41 in C, K. 551 'Jupiter

Michael Collins (conductor)

Rachmaninov Piano Concerto no.2 in C minor, Op.18

Behzod Abduraimov (piano)

c.3.40

Susan Spain-Dunk Lament for string orchestra

c.3.45

Prokofiev Symphony no.7 in C sharp minor, Op.131

Bahzod Abduraimov plays Rachmaninov, plus music by Mozart and Prokofiev.

Unique performances with BBC Orchestras, Choirs and other great orchestras

Monday - Scheherazade At The Proms20220725Ian Skelly offers another chance to hear the BBC National Orchestra of Wales' 'Two Scheherazades' Prom from last Thursday alongside a Prom Artist choice of music and ideas inspired by its theme from listeners.

Koday; Hary Janos Suite

Jac van Steen, conductor

BBC PROM pt 1

Maurice Ravel: Sheherazade - ouverture de Feerie

Sally Beamish: Hive (world premiere performance)

Catrin Finch (harp)

BBC NOW

Ariane Matiakh, conductor

INTERVAL

Prom Artist Choice: Catrin Finch introduces a piece of music for the interval.

Ravel: Introduction and Allegro

Skaila Kanga (harp)

Nash Ensemble

BBC PROM pt2

Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade

Lesley Hatfield (violin)

Ravel and Rimsky-Korsakov with 1,001 stories from the Proms.

Unique performances with BBC Orchestras, Choirs and other great orchestras

Monday - Sheherazade At The Proms20220725Ian Skelly offer another chance to hear the BBC National Orchestra of Wales' 'Two Sheherzades' Prom from last Thurday alongside a Prom Artist choice of music and ideas inspired by its theme from listeners.

Koday; Hary Janos Suite

Jac van Steen, conductor

BBC PROM

Maurice Ravel: Sheherazade - ouverture de Feerie

Sally Beamish: Hive (world premiere performance)

INTERVAL

Rimsky-Korsakov: Sheherazade

Catrin Finch (harp)

BBC NOW

Ariane Matiakh, conductor

Ravel and Rimsky-Korsakov with 1,001 stories from the Proms.

Unique performances with BBC Orchestras, Choirs and other great orchestras

Prokofiev's Cinderella From Prague20220222FIONA TALKINGTON with concert performances from around Europe including Prokofiev's 'Cinderella' from Prague and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra with Saint-Saens' Symphony No.3. Plus there'll be more from the Catalan ensemble Vespres d'Arnadi and the mandolin virtuoso Avi Avital.

Beethoven – Drei Equale, WoO.30

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Anthony Weedon (conductor)

Vivaldi – Mandolin Concerto in C, RV.425

Avi Avital (mandolin)

Norwegian Radio Orchestra

Miguel Harth-Bedoya (conductor)

Brahms – Variations on a theme by Haydn, Op.56a

Prague Symphony Orchestra

Tomas Brauner (conductor)

Milhaud – Violin Sonata, Op.257

Antje Weithaas (violin)

Mahan esfahani (harpsichord)

3pm

Prokofiev – Suite from “Cinderella? (excerpts from Op.107 and 109)

Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra

Holly Mathieson (conductor)

c. 3.45pm

Pergolesi – Salve Regina in C minor

Marta Mateu (soprano)

Dani Espasa (conductor)

c. 4pm

Suk – Piano Pieces, Op.7

Lukas Vondracek (piano)

c. 4.25pm

Saint-Saens – Symphony No.3 in C minor, Op.78 “Organ?

Ilan Volkov (conductor)

Presented by FIONA TALKINGTON

The Prague Symphony Orchestra perform Prokofiev and Brahms.

Unique performances with BBC Orchestras, Choirs and other great orchestras

Thursday - Loops, Spells And The New World20220728Ian Skelly with music for the afternoon including another chance to hear the Folk Connections Prom from Sage Gateshead with the Royal Northern Sinfonia, Spell Songs and the Voices of River's Edge. Also in the programme the choice of Ian's Prom artist guest.

Charles Ives: America

Simon Preston (organ)

William Grant Still: Kaintuck

Richard Fields, piano

Cincinnati Philharmonic Orchestra

Jindong Cai, conductor

BBC PROM - Folk Connections from Sage Gateshead

John Adams Shaker Loops

Thursday - Missa 172420220512Penny Gore with more music from around Europe, continuing this week's focus on the Czech Republic and Poland with music by Zelenka performed by Collegium 1704 in Warsaw. There's music from the Leos Janacek International Music Festival in Ostrava, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra play Tailleferre, and Dvorak in Montreal.

Including:

Edmund Finnis: The Air, Turning

Ilan Volkov, conductor

Stamitz: Orchestral Quartet in F, op. 14/4

Camerata Janacek

Pavel Dolezal, director

Tailleferre: Marchand d'Oiseaux

c.3pm

Zelenka: Missa 1724

Collegium Vocale 1704

Vaclav Luks, conductor

Caroline Shaw: Entr'acte

Ulster Orchestra

Nil Venditti, conductor

c.4.05pm

Dvorak: Serenade for String Orchestra in E, op. 22

Montreal Symphony Orchestra

Rafael Payare, conductor

Zelenka's Missa 1724 with Collegium 1704 in Warsaw.

Unique performances with BBC Orchestras, Choirs and other great orchestras

Thursday - Opera Gala20220407This week Afternoon Concert features French Orchestras - today it's the Paris Opera Orchestra and Chorus in an opera gala given at the Opera Garnier in Paris conducted by GUSTAVO DUDAMEL. A starry line-up of soloists sing excerpts from Carmen, Falstaff and Der Rosenkavalier. Plus highlights of a recital Yulianna Avdeeva gave at La Roque d'Anthéron International Piano Festival, with music by Bach and Shostakovich.

Presented by Ian Skelly.

2pm

Wagner Prelude to Act 1 of Lohengrin

GUSTAVO DUDAMEL (conductor)

c.2.10

Bach English Suite no.2 in A minor, BWV.807

Yulianna Avdeeva (piano)

c.2.30

Elgar String Quartet Op.83

Escher Quartet

c.3pm

Bizet Carmen - extracts (Habanera, Flower Song, Les voici! Voici la quadrille)

Clémentine Margaine (mezzo-soprano)

Matthew Polenzani (tenor)

Paris Opera Chorus

Paris Opera Children's Chorus

c.3.40

Strauss Final Scene of Der Rosenkavalier, Op.59

Diana Damrau (soprano)

Sabine Devieilhe (soprano)

Ekaterina Gubanova (mezzo-soprano)

c.3.55

Verdi Alto là! Chi va là from Falstaff

Marie-Andrée Bouchard-Lesieur (mezzo-soprano)

Tobias Westman (tenor)

Kiup Lee (tenor)

Timothée Varon (baritone)

Gerald Finley (bass-baritone)

Aaron Pendleton (bass)

c.4.15

Bach Toccata in D, BWV.912

c.4.25

Chopin Piano Concerto no.1 in E minor, Op.11 – 1st movt

Orchestra of the 18th Century

Frans Brüggen (conductor)

c.4.50

Shostakovich arr Krzysztof Meyer Prelude and Fugue no.5 in D major, Op.87'5

Music by Bach, Bizet and Strauss.

Unique performances with BBC Orchestras, Choirs and other great orchestras

Thursday - Ravel's Daphnis Et Chloe20220818Penny Gore presents, including another chance to hear the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain

Conductor Andrew Gourlay conducts Ravel's complete ballet Daphnis and Chloe and Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue with pianist Simone Dinnerstein. Kicking off the concert, a special commission from Hollywood legend, Danny Elfman. Plus today's Proms Artists' Choice and music by child prodigies.

2.15pm

Danny Elfman: Wunderkammer

Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue (orch. Grofé)

Interval

c.3.00pm

Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé

Simone Dinnerstein (piano)

National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, Andrew Gourlay (conductor)

The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain perform Gershwin and Ravel at the BBC Proms.

Unique performances with BBC Orchestras, Choirs and other great orchestras

Thursday - Vaughan Williams And Tippett20220721Ian Skelly introduces an afternoon focussing on the BBC Philharmonic's recent Prom at the Royal Albert Hall, featuring the fourth symphonies of Vaughan Williams and Tippett. Plus Sir Andrew Davis with today's Proms Artist choice, and recent BBC Philharmonic recordings of music by Ruth Gipps.

2.00pm

Walton: Orb and sceptre - coronation march

John Storgards, conductor

Purcell: To Arms, Heroic Prince, from 'The Libertine, Z. 600'; Excerpts from 'Bonduca, Z. 574

Anna Prohaska, soprano

Julia Böhme, contralto

Richard Resch, tenor

Nikolay Borchev, baritone

La Folia Baroque Orchestra

Robin-Peter Müller, violin and conductor

Finzi: 5 Bagatelles Op.23

Mark Simpson, clarinet

Richard Uttley, piano

c.2.30pm

Prom 6 (first broadcast live 19 July) - Part 1 of 2

Tippett: Symphony No. 4

Sir Andrew Davis, conductor

c.3.10pm

Proms Artist Choice: Sir Andrew Davies

Finzi: Dies natalis Op.8 for voice and string orchestra

Wilfred Brown, tenor

English Chamber Orchestra

Chrisopher Finzi, conductor

c.3.35pm

Prom 6 (first broadcast live 19 July) - Part 2 of 2

c.4.35pm

Gipps: Cringlemire Garden

Gipps: Ambervalia

Rumon Gamba, conductor

The BBC Philharmonic play music by Vaughan Williams and Tippett at the BBC Proms.

Unique performances with BBC Orchestras, Choirs and other great orchestras

Thursday - Yu Kosuge Plays Ravel20220303Presented by Ian Skelly. In today's 3pm concerto, the Japanese pianist Yu Kosuge joins the BBC SO for Ravel's Piano Concerto in G. The orchestra also play music by Piazzolla and Schumann's 'Rhenish' symphony. Plus Scarlatti and Sarri from Vienna, and Bach from Melk, and DAVID HILL conducts the BBC Singers in new studio recording of music by ELIZABETH MACONCHY.

Mel Bonis: Suite Orientale

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Rumon Gamba (conductor)

A Scarlatti Sinfonia Avanti la Serenata 'Clori, Dorino e Amore

Sarri: Recorder Concerto in A minor

Ensemble 1700

Dorothee Oberlinger, (recorder and direction)

Maconchy: Two Epitaphs - Our life is nothing by a winter's day ; As the tree falls

DAVID HILL (conductor)

Piazzolla: Tangazo - variaciones sobra Buenos Aires

Dalia Stasevska (conductor)

c. 3pm

Ravel: Piano Concerto in G

Yu Kosuge (piano)

Ryan Wigglesworth (conductor)

Petr Wajsar: Prague Metamorphoses

Prague Symphony Orchestra

Tomas Brauner (conductor)

Smetana Hall, Municipal House, Prague 7/5/21

JS Bach: Nach dir, Herr, verlanget mich, BWV 150, cantata

Aldona Bartnik sop

Francesca Cassinari sop

Nausicaa Nisati contralto

Raffaele Giordani tenor

Salvo Vitale bass

La Risonanza

Fabio Bonizzoni

Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 3 ‘Rhenish' in Eb Op.97

Sakari Oramo (conductor)

Japanese pianist Yu Kosuge plays Ravel's Piano Concerto in G

Unique performances with BBC Orchestras, Choirs and other great orchestras

Tuesday - A Prom For Royal Occasions20220726Ian Skelly introduces an afternoon of performance which includes the chance to hear the BBC Singers and BBC Concert Orchestra combine forces to present a varied selection of music for royal occasions at the Proms. Plus a Prom Artist choice of music and listener suggestions.

Michael Tippett: Birthday Suite for Prince Charles

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Sir Georg Solti, conductor

BBC PROM 'Music for Royal Occasions

Arthur Bliss: ‘Jubilant' Fanfare

George Frideric Handel: Coronation Anthem ‘Zadok the Priest

William Walton: Coronation March ‘Orb and Sceptre

Edward Elgar: O hearken thou, op. 64

William Harris: The Windsor Dances (arr. Jonathan Manners)

King Henry VIII of England: Pastime with good company

Benjamin Britten: Courtly Dances from ‘Gloriana

Hubert Parry: Coronation Anthem ‘I Was Glad

INTERVAL.

Proms Guest: Charyl Frances-Hoad

Judith Weir: Piano Concerto

William Howard, piano

The Schubert Ensemble

John Ireland: Epic March

Judith Weir: I love all beauteous things

William Byrd: O Lord, make thy servant Elizabeth

Charles Villiers Stanford: Coronation Gloria in B flat

George Frideric Handel: Water Music, Suite No. 1 – Overture

Water Music, Suite No. 1 – II: Adagio e staccato

Water Music, Suite No. 1 – V: Air.

Water Music, Suite No. 1 – XI: Alla Hornpipe

Ralph Vaughan Williams: Silence and Music

Cheryl Frances-Hoad: Your Servant, Elizabeth (BBC commission: world premiere)

Edward Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March No. 4 in G major

Barry Wordsworth, conductor

A royal Prom fest from the BBC Concert Orchestra and BBC Singers.

Unique performances with BBC Orchestras, Choirs and other great orchestras

Tuesday - Beethoven's Third Piano Concerto20220517This week Afternoon Concert features piano concertos and early music from Madrid. Today's concerto is Beethoven's Piano Concerto no.3, performed by Kirill Gerstein with the NDR Elbphilharmonie conducted by Alan Gilbert. Plus Antoine Tamestit is soloist in Berlioz's Harold in Italy and the Ulster Orchestra perform Stravinsky's Firebird Suite.

Presented by Penny Gore.

2pm

Rossini Overture from The Barber of Seville

Rafael Payare (conductor)

c.2.10

Berlioz Harold en Italie - symphony for viola and orchestra, Op.16

Antoine Tamestit (viola)

Les Musiciens du Louvre-Grenoble

Marc Minkowski (conductor)

c.2.50

Josquin Salve Regina a 5

Stile Antico

3pm

Beethoven Piano Concerto no.3 in C minor, Op.37

Kirill Gerstein (piano)

NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra

Alan Gilbert (conductor)

c.3.35

Stravinsky Firebird Suite (1945)

Dinis Sousa (conductor)

c.4.15

Jacquet of Mantua Dum vastos Adriae fluctus

c.4.25

Gyorgy Kurtag …quasi una Fantasia..., Op.27'1

c.4.35

Marianne Martinez Sant'Elena al Calvario - 2 arias (Raggio di luce: Nel mirar quell sasso amato)

Ilona Domnich (soprano)

BBC Concert Orchestra

Jane Glover (conductor)

Music by Beethoven, Berlioz and Stravinsky.

Unique performances with BBC Orchestras, Choirs and other great orchestras

Tuesday - John Wilson, Sinfonia Of London20220719Presented by Ian Skelly. Today's Prom features John Wilson conducting his new super-orchestra, the Sinfonia of London, in an all-British programme. Adam Walker plays Huw Watkins' s Flute Concerto and the Prom culminates in Elgar's ever-popular Enigma Variations. Plus today's Proms Artist choice in the interval of the Prom.

2.00pm

Elgar: Sursum corda (Elevation) Op.11 for brass, organ and string orchestra

BBC Concert Orchestra

John Wilson, conductor

Frank Ferko: Reflection on Thomas Tallis' If ye love me for chorus

ORA Singers

Suzi Digby, conductor

c.2.13pm

Prom 2 (first broadcast live on 16 July) - Part 1 of 2

Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis(15 mins)

Huw Watkins: Flute Concerto

Bax: Tintagel

Adam Walker, flute

c.3.45pm

Proms Artist Choice: Adam Walker

Mahler: Symphony No.8 in E Flat 'Symphony of a Thousand': I. Hymnus, Veni Creator

Christine Brewer (soprano), Soile Isokoski, Juliane Banse (sopranos), Birgit Remmert, Jane Henschel (mezzos), Jon Villars (tenor), David Wilson-Johnson (baritone) & John Relyea (bass)

CBSO Chorus, CBSO Youth Chorus, Toronto Children's Choir, London Symphony Chorus

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Simon Rattle, conductor

c.4.50pm

Prom 2 (first broadcast live on 16 July) - Part 2 of 2

Walton: Partita for Orchestra

Elgar: ‘Enigma' Variations

Another chance to hear the recent Prom with John Wilson and the Sinfonia of London.

Unique performances with BBC Orchestras, Choirs and other great orchestras

Tuesday - Kit Armstrong Plays Mozart20220301With Ian Skelly. Continuing this week's series of concertos at 3pm, the young American pianist Kit Armstrong joins the BBC Symphony Orchestra in Mozart's Piano Concerto No.20, and Dalia Stasevska conducts the orchestra in Dawson's Negro Symphony. Plus new recordings from the BBC Singers and DAVID HILL, and more music from the early music group Ars Antiqua Austria.

Ryan Latimer: Antiarkie for orchestra

Pierre André Valade (conductor)

Mayr: Suite in D, from 'Pythagorisches Schmids-Füncklein

Gustav Holst: Four Partsongs (ed. Imogen Holst):

Imogen Holst: A Hymne to Christ

DAVID HILL (conductor)

Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin

KBS Symphony Orchestra

Francisco Valero-Terribas (conductor)

c. 3pm

Mozart: Piano Concerto in D Minor No.20 K466

Kit Armstrong (piano)

Anja Bihlmaier (conductor)

Mayr: Suite in D minor, from 'Pythagorisches Schmids-Füncklein

Ars Antique Austria

Dawson: Folk Symphony

Dalia Stasevska (conductor)

Kit Armstrong plays Mozart's Piano Concerto No 20 in D minor, K466.

Unique performances with BBC Orchestras, Choirs and other great orchestras

Tuesday - Rachmaninov's Symphonic Dances20220816Presented by Penny Gore. Including another chance to hear the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the BBC Proms in the premiere of Julian Anderson's Symphony No 2 and Martinu's Concerto for Two Pianos with the Labequès. Plus today's Proms Artists' Choice.

c.2.25pm

Julian Anderson: Symphony No. 2, ‘Prague Panoramas' [BBC co-commission: world premiere of complete symphony]

Bohuslav Martinů: Concerto for Two Pianos

Interval

c.3.35

Sergey Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances

Katia and Marielle Labèque (pianos)

Semyon Bychkov (conductor)

The BBC SO and Semyon Bychkov perform Rachmaninov, Anderson and Martinu at the BBC Proms.

Unique performances with BBC Orchestras, Choirs and other great orchestras

Tuesday - Sea Sketches At The Proms20220802Presented by Penny Gore. Another chance to hear the recent Prom with Andrew Manze, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, and a programme of sea-themed music culminating in Vaughan Williams' Sea Symphony in the composers' 150th anniversary year.

Carwithen: Bishop Rock

Grace Williams: Sea Sketches

INTERVAL

Vaughan Williams: A Sea Symphony (Symphony No. 1)

Elizabeth Llewellyn, soprano

Andrew Foster-Williams, bass-baritone

BBC Symphony Chorus

BBC National Chorus of Wales

Andrew Manze, conductor

Andrew Manze conducts the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in a sea-themed Prom.

Unique performances with BBC Orchestras, Choirs and other great orchestras

Tuesday - Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra20220809Presented by Fiona Talkington. Another chance to hear the recent Prom with the Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra and conductor Keri-Lynn Wilson performing a symphony by Ukrainian composer Valentin Silvestrov, Chopin's Second Piano Concerto with soloist Anna Fedorova, and Brahms's Fourth Symphony.

Valentin Silvestrov: Symphony No. 7

Frédéric Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor

Ludwig van Beethoven: ‘Abscheulicher! … Komm, Hoffnung, lass den letzten Stern' (Fidelio)

Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 4 in E minor

Liudmyla Monastyrska (soprano)

Anna Fedorova (piano)

Keri-Lynn Wilson (conductor)

Plus the Proms Artist Choice feature – in which a Proms 2022 performer or conductor introduces a favourite work – and listener requests.

Keri-Lynn Wilson conducts the Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra in Chopin and Silvestrov.

Unique performances with BBC Orchestras, Choirs and other great orchestras

Wednesday - Also Sprach Zarathustra20220615Ian Skelly introduces performances by the SWR Symphony Orchestra, including Richard Strauss's tone poem Also Sprach Zarathustra. Plus there's music by Messiaen, Franck, Korngold and Ruth Gipps, alongside highlights from the recent Beverley and East Riding Early Music Festival.

Ruth Gipps - Chanticleer Overture

BBC Philharmonic

Rumon Gamba (conductor)

Olivier Messiaen - Les Offrandes oubliées,

Alexandre Kantorow (piano)

Teodor Currentzis (conductor)

c. 2.20

Cesar Franck - Les Eolides

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Chris Hopkins (conductor)

c. 2.30

Erich Korngold - Violin Concerto in D, Op.35

Fedor Rudin (violin)

Yi-Chen Lin (conductor)

3pm

Richard Strauss - Also Sprach Zarathustra

Robert Trevino (conductor)

3.40

Duke Ellington / Juan Tizol arr. Wilhelm Kaiser-Lindemann - Caravan

12 Cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic

The SWR Symphony Orchestra perform Richard Strauss's tone poem Also Sprach Zarathustra.

Unique performances with BBC Orchestras, Choirs and other great orchestras

Wednesday - Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique20220817Penny Gore presents another chance to hear the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Ryan Bancroft in their recent Prom performing Gavin Higgins's Concerto Grosso, with the Tredegar Band, and Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique. Plus today's Proms Artists' Choice.

2pm

Gavin Higgins: Concerto Grosso for Brass Band and Orchestra (BBC commission: world premiere)

c.2.35pm

Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique, Op 14

Ryan Bancroft (conductor)

The BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Ryan Bancroft plus Tredegar Band.

Unique performances with BBC Orchestras, Choirs and other great orchestras

Wednesday - Blomstedt Conducts Stenhammar20220309More music from women composers, as well as opera arias by Handel and Vivaldi

Presented by PENNY GORE

Following on from yesterday's International Women's Day, we've a rare baroque aria from Bianca Maria Meda, as well as Vivaldi and Handel. There are two contrasting concertos: Carl Nielsen's Clarinet Concerto and a lyrical, turn-of-the-century work by Swedish composer Wilhelm Stenhammar

2.00pm

Cari musici

Hana Blažíková, soprano

Hathor Consort

Romina Lischka, viola da gamba and conductor

Farà la mia spada, from 'La Virtù trionfante dell'amore e dell'odio, overo Il Tigrane, RV 740

Senti bell'idol mio, from 'Silla, HWV 10

Cristina Segura, mezzo-soprano

Ensemble Exclamatio

Robert Plane, clarinet

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Thomas Sondergard, conductor

3.00

Piano Concerto No. 2 in D minor, op. 23

Martin Sturfält, piano

Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

Herbert Blomstedt, conductor

Claude Vivier

Wo bist du Licht!

Tuuri Dede, mezzo-soprano

Göteborg Symphony Orchestra

Barbara Hannigan, conductor

More music from women composers, as well as Handel and Vivaldi.

Unique performances with BBC Orchestras, Choirs and other great orchestras

Wednesday - Dido At The Proms20220727Ian Skelly introduces music for the afternoon, including another chance to hear La Nuova Musica in Purcell's Dido and Aeneas from last Tuesday at this year's Proms. Plus music suggested by Ian's Prom guest and listeners' suggestions.

Henry Purcell: Fantasia Upon One Note Z735

Fretwork

Hector Berlioz: 'Royal Hunt and Storm' from 'The Trojans

Orchestra and Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

Bernard Haitink, conductor

BBC PROM

Henry Purcell: Dido and Aeneas

Alice Coote - Dido

James Newby - Aeneas

Gemma Summerfield - Belinda

Madeleine Shaw - Sorceress

Nardus Williams - Second Woman

Nicky Spence - Sailor

Tim Mead - Spirit

La Nuova Muisca Choir

David Bates, harpsichord/conductor

Alice Coote and James Newby as Purcell's tragic lovers at this year's Proms.

Unique performances with BBC Orchestras, Choirs and other great orchestras

Wednesday - Grieg's Peer Gynt Suites20220316This week, Afternoon Concert features Scandinavian symphonic music - today it's the turn of Grieg's ever-popular Peer Gynt Suites, performed by the German Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Pietari Inkinen. There's also Weber's Second Clarinet Concerto played by soloist Nicholas Carpenter with the BBC Concert Orchestra and conductor Bramwell Tovey, and music from Delius, Purcell and Lehar.

Presented by FIONA TALKINGTON.

ELIZABETH MACONCHY

Proud Thames - Coronation Overture

BBC Symphony Orchestra

ANDREW DAVIS (conductor)

Clarinet Concerto no.2

Nicholas Carpenter (clarinet)

Bramwell Tovey (conductor)

Chaconne in G minor, Z.730

Concentus Musicus Wien

Stefan Gottfried (conductor)

Daybreak (Florida Suite)

Franz Lehar

Lippen schweigen, closing waltz from 'The Merry Widow

Camilla Nylund (soprano)

Maximilian Schmitt (tenor)

Dresden Philharmonic

Marek Janowski (conductor)

Peer Gynt Suites 1 and 2

Pietari Inkinen (conductor)

Pavane

Franz Lehar Gold and silver - waltz Op.79

Music by Grieg, Purcell, Delius and Carl Maria von Weber

Unique performances with BBC Orchestras, Choirs and other great orchestras

Wednesday - Leif Ove Andsnes At The Bbc Proms20220810Another chance to hear Leif Ove Andsnes direct the Mahler Chamber Orchestra in a full programme of Mozart, including his Piano Concertos No 20 in D minor and No 22 in E flat.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Overture - The Marriage of Figaro

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 22 in E flat major

Leif Ove Andsnes (piano)

Plus the Proms Artist Choice feature, in which a Proms 2022 performer or conductor introduces a favourite work, and listener requests.

Presented by Fiona Talkington.

Leif Ove Andsnes directs the Mahler Chamber Orchestra in a full programme of Mozart.

Unique performances with BBC Orchestras, Choirs and other great orchestras

Wednesday - Peer Gynt Suites20220316This week, Afternoon Concert features Scandinavian symphonic music - today it's the turn of Grieg's ever-popular Peer Gynt Suites, performed by the German Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Pietari Inkinen. There's also Weber's Second Clarinet Concerto played by soloist Nicholas Carpenter with the BBC Concert Orchestra and conductor Bramwell Tovey, and music from Delius, Purcell and Lehar.

Presented by PENNY GORE.

ELIZABETH MACONCHY

Proud Thames - Coronation Overture

BBC Symphony Orchestra

ANDREW DAVIS (conductor)

Clarinet Concerto no.2

Nicholas Carpenter (clarinet)

Bramwell Tovey (conductor)

Chaconne in G minor, Z.730

Concentus Musicus Wien

Stefan Gottfried (conductor)

Daybreak (Florida Suite)

Franz Lehar

Lippen schweigen, closing waltz from 'The Merry Widow

Camilla Nylund (soprano)

Maximilian Schmitt (tenor)

Dresden Philharmonic

Marek Janowski (conductor)

Peer Gynt Suites 1 and 2

Pietari Inkinen (conductor)

Pavane

Franz Lehar Gold and silver - waltz Op.79

Music by Grieg, Purcell, Delius and Carl Maria von Weber.

Unique performances with BBC Orchestras, Choirs and other great orchestras

Wednesday - Rite Of Spring20220803Penny Gore introduces another chance to hear the BBC Symphony Orchestra's recent Prom, as Martyn Brabbins conducts the orchestra in Stravinsky's Rite of Spring, and they're joined by Tom Borrow for Ravel's Piano Concerto in G. The Prom begins with a tribute to Harrison Birtwistle who died in April.

Birtwistle: Sonance Severance 2000

Ravel: Piano Concerto in G major

Xenakis: Jonchaies

INTERVAL

Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring

Tom Borrow, piano

Martyn Brabbins, conductor

Martyn Brabbins conducts Stravinsky at the BBC Proms.

Unique performances with BBC Orchestras, Choirs and other great orchestras

Wednesday - Saint-sa\u00ebns Organ Symphony20220406Featuring performance by French orchestras - today it's the turn of the French National Orchestra, joined by Olivier Latry for Saint-Saëns' mighty Organ Symphony. Plus Strauss's Metamorphosen, and the UK premiere broadcast of the 5 Klavierstucke by Johanna Muller-Hermann.

Presented by Ian Skelly

2pm

Strauss Metamorphosen

KBS Symphony Orchestra

Sascha Goetzel (conductor)

c.2.40

Johanna Muller-Hermann 5 Klavierstucke

Hiroaki Takenouchi (piano)

c.3pm

Saint-Saëns Symphony no.3 in C minor, Op.78 ‘Organ

Olivier Latry (organ)

Cristian Măcelaru (conductor)

c.3.45

Nicola Fago Alla gente a dio Diletta (Il Faraone sommerso)

Jakub Jozef Orlinski (countertenor)

Il Pomo d'Oro

Zefira Valova (conductor)

Music by Saint-Sa\u00ebns, Strauss and Johanna Muller-Hermann

Unique performances with BBC Orchestras, Choirs and other great orchestras

Wednesday - Shostakovich's Ninth Symphony In Spain20220525Ian Skelly introduces more music making from Spain, including Shostakovich and Ravel from Madrid with the RTVE Symphony Orchestra, Pablo González and pianist Yeol Eum Son; and from Barcelona, the Casals Quartet playing Haydn. Plus the BBC National Orchestra of Wales playing Prokofiev.

Including:

Prokofiev: Love For Three Oranges (Suite)

Thomas Søndergård, conductor

Anselm Ferrer: Lamentatio - 2. Sabbato Sancto

Cererols Choir

Marc Díaz, conductor

Haydn: Quartet in D Op20/4

3.00

Shostakovich: Symphony No 9

Pablo González, conductor

Ravel: Piano Concerto in G

Yeal Eum Son, piano

Pablo Gonz\u00e1lez conducts the RTVE Symphony Orchestra. Pianist Yeol Eum Son performs Ravel.

Unique performances with BBC Orchestras, Choirs and other great orchestras