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20160811

Live at BBC Proms: the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Principal Conductor Thomas Sondergard play Bartok, Dvorak and Malcolm Hayes.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Presented by Martin Handley.

Bartok: Dance Suite

Malcolm Hayes: Violin Concerto (BBC commission: world premiere)

7.45: INTERVAL

Proms Extra: An Introduction to Dvorak's Seventh Symphony

Petroc Trelawny is joined by author and musicologist Jan Smaczny introduces Dvorak's Seventh Symphony and discusses the life and work of the composer. Recorded earlier at Imperial College Union.

8.05

Dvorak: Symphony No.7 in D minor

Tai Murray (violin)

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Thomas Sondergard (conductor)

When the London Philharmonic Society asked Dvorak for a new symphony in 1884, the composer knew he had to deliver something special. In the resulting Seventh, the doubts and frustrations Dvorak experienced as a composer are defeated by music that triumphs compellingly over its own nervous energy, bursting into radiant brightness in the final bars. Tonight, Dvorak's most fascinating symphony is heard after Malcolm Hayes's new concerto, a work inspired by the mood and atmosphere of the Outer Hebrides and played by former Radio 3 New Generation Artist Tai Murray. The solo line soars in the outer sections as a life-form in flight in this concerto with an open-air spirit. Bartok's colourful Dance Suite, featuring Hungarian and Arabic folk melodies, opens the concert.

Live at BBC Proms: the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Principal Conductor Thomas Sondergard play Bartok, Dvorak and Malcolm Hayes.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Presented by Martin Handley.

Bartok: Dance Suite

Malcolm Hayes: Violin Concerto (BBC commission: world premiere)

7.45: INTERVAL

Proms Extra: An Introduction to Dvorak's Seventh Symphony

Petroc Trelawny is joined by author and musicologist Jan Smaczny introduces Dvorak's Seventh Symphony and discusses the life and work of the composer. Recorded earlier at Imperial College Union.

8.05

Dvorak: Symphony No.7 in D minor

Tai Murray (violin)

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Thomas Sondergard (conductor)

When the London Philharmonic Society asked Dvorak for a new symphony in 1884, the composer knew he had to deliver something special. In the resulting Seventh, the doubts and frustrations Dvorak experienced as a composer are defeated by music that triumphs compellingly over its own nervous energy, bursting into radiant brightness in the final bars. Tonight, Dvorak's most fascinating symphony is heard after Malcolm Hayes's new concerto, a work inspired by the mood and atmosphere of the Outer Hebrides and played by former Radio 3 New Generation Artist Tai Murray. The solo line soars in the outer sections as a life-form in flight in this concerto with an open-air spirit. Bartok's colourful Dance Suite, featuring Hungarian and Arabic folk melodies, opens the concert.

20160821

Live at BBC Proms: BBC SSO perform Matthias Pintscher's Reflections on Narcissus with cellist Alisa Weilerstein plus music from Mendelssohn's A Midsummer Night's Dream

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Ian Skelly

Matthias Pintscher: Reflections on Narcissus

8:05 INTERVAL: Proms Extra

Shakespeare - Sheep and Shepherds

Cumbrian shepherd James Rebanks joins Dr Emma Smith and Dr Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough to discuss Shakespeare's depictions of pastoral landscapes and references to sheep and wool

8:30

Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream (complete)

Katherine Broderick (soprano)

Clara Mouriz (mezzo-soprano)

Alisa Weilerstein (cello)

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Finchley Children's Music Group

Matthias Pintscher (conductor)

Bijan Sheibani (stage director)

Narcissus, the Thespian hunter who fell in love with his own image, inspired Matthias Pintscher to compose his own reflection on 'the interaction of different groups and their mirror images', a work for cello and orchestra. Pintscher conducts Reflections on Narcissus here before a semi-staged performance of Mendelssohn's incidental music to A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Mendelssohn's delicate, mercurial and strident music is interspersed with excerpts from Shakespeare's text to form a centrepiece of this season's celebrations of Shakespeare's 400th anniversary.

PROMS EXTRA: Shakespeare - Sheep and Shepherds

References to sheep, lambs, fleeces, wool and shepherds are to be found in many of Shakespeare's plays. From Corin in 'As You Like It' who describes himself as a 'natural philosopher' to Perdita's saviour in 'The Winter's Tale', they are key characters in the plots and reflect the importance of the wool trade in Elizabethan England. James Rebanks, the Herdwick Shepherd, talks about his life as a shepherd in Cumbria and how much - if at all - the shepherd's life has changed over the past 400 years. He will be joined on stage by Shakespeare expert Dr Emma Smith from the University of Oxford who presented Radio 3's Sunday documentary looking at the buyers of Shakespeare's First Folio. The discussion is hosted by Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough from Durham University who was selected as a New Generation Thinker in 2013 in the scheme run by the BBC and the Arts and Humanities Research Council to find academic broadcasters of the future.

Producer: Zahid Warley.

Collegium Vocale Gent And The Budapest Festival Orchestra20161226

Budapest Festival Orchestra, Collegium Vocale Gent and Ivan Fischer at the BBC Proms. An all-Mozart programme of music composed in the last year of his life, including the Requiem and the Clarinet Concerto with soloist √?kos √?cs.

Presented by Ian Skelly from the Royal Albert Hall, London, on 26 August 2016.

Mozart: Concert aria 'Per questa bella mano', K612

Mozart: Clarinet Concerto in A major, K622

Mozart: Requiem in D minor, K626

(compl. S√ľssmayr)

√?kos √?cs (clarinet)

Lucy Crowe (soprano)

Barbara Kozelj (mezzo-soprano)

Jeremy Ovenden (tenor)

Hanno M√ľller-Brachmann (bass)

Collegium Vocale Gent

Budapest Festival Orchestra

Iv√°n Fischer (conductor)

The story of Mozart's last months is almost as remarkable as the string of masterpieces he produced during them. Who was the cloaked figure rumoured to have commissioned Mozart to write the Requiem? We'll never know, but the deathly tread, furious fight and radiant hope of the music remain unparalleled.

Iv√°n Fischer brings his equally exceptional Budapest Festival Orchestra to the Proms, joined by one of Europe's leading choirs for the Requiem, alongside the autumnal shades of Mozart's late Clarinet Concerto.

Budapest Festival Orchestra, Collegium Vocale Gent and Ivan Fischer at the BBC Proms. An all-Mozart programme of music composed in the last year of his life, including the Requiem and the Clarinet Concerto with soloist √?kos √?cs.

Presented by Ian Skelly from the Royal Albert Hall, London, on 26 August 2016.

Mozart: Concert aria 'Per questa bella mano', K612

Mozart: Clarinet Concerto in A major, K622

Mozart: Requiem in D minor, K626

(compl. S√ľssmayr)

√?kos √?cs (clarinet)

Lucy Crowe (soprano)

Barbara Kozelj (mezzo-soprano)

Jeremy Ovenden (tenor)

Hanno M√ľller-Brachmann (bass)

Collegium Vocale Gent

Budapest Festival Orchestra

Iv√°n Fischer (conductor)

The story of Mozart's last months is almost as remarkable as the string of masterpieces he produced during them. Who was the cloaked figure rumoured to have commissioned Mozart to write the Requiem? We'll never know, but the deathly tread, furious fight and radiant hope of the music remain unparalleled.

Iv√°n Fischer brings his equally exceptional Budapest Festival Orchestra to the Proms, joined by one of Europe's leading choirs for the Requiem, alongside the autumnal shades of Mozart's late Clarinet Concerto.

Prom 38: The John Wilson Orchestra Performs Gershwin20161225

John Wilson returns to the Proms with a programme celebrating one of the greatest song-writing duos of all time: George and Ira Gershwin. On the song-list for tonight, 'Funny Face', 'S'Wonderful', 'Fascinatin' Rhythm' and many more.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny from from the Royal Albert Hall, London, on 13 August 2016.

Louise Dearman

Julian Ovenden

Matthew Ford

Maida Vale Singers

The John Wilson Orchestra

John Wilson, conductor.

From from the Royal Albert Hall

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

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John Wilson returns to the Proms with a programme celebrating one of the greatest song-writing duos of all time: George and Ira Gershwin. On the song-list for tonight, 'Funny Face', 'S'Wonderful', 'Fascinatin' Rhythm' and many more.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny from from the Royal Albert Hall, London, on 13 August 2016.

Louise Dearman

Julian Ovenden

Matthew Ford

Maida Vale Singers

The John Wilson Orchestra

John Wilson, conductor.

From from the Royal Albert Hall

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

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Prom 44: Shakespeare: Stage And Screen20161222

BBC Proms 2016: BBC Concert Orchestra and conductor Keith Lockhart celebrate music from stage and screen inspired by Shakespeare's plays, including Bernstein's Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, based on Romeo and Juliet, and selections from Cole Porter's Kiss Me Kate and Richard Rodgers's The Boys from Syracuse.

From the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Presented by Penny Gore.

Walton arr Muir Mathieson: Prelude to Richard III

Finzi: Suite from Love's Labour's Lost

Sullivan: Overture to Act IV of The Tempest, Op 1

Walton compiled Christopher Palmer: As You Like It: A Poem for Orchestra after Shakespeare

Joby Talbot: "Springtime Dance" from The Winter's Tale

Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

The Bard on Broadway

Porter: Kiss Me, Kate - Another Openin', Another Show; Always True to You; Where is the Life that Late I Led?; So In Love

Rodgers/Hart: The Boys from Syracuse - Dear Old Syracuse; You Have Cast Your Shadow on the Sea; Falling in Love with Love; Sing for your Supper; This Can't Be Love

Porter: "Brush Up Your Shakespeare" (Kiss Me, Kate)

Hannah Waddingham, Anna-Jane Casey, Sarah Eyden, Graham Bickley (singers)

BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Keith Lockhart

This transatlantic Prom presents a range of Shakespeare's characters as reflected on stage and screen - with an all-British first half and a second half devoted to American musicals, conducted by the US-born Keith Lockhart.

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BBC Proms 2016: BBC Concert Orchestra and conductor Keith Lockhart celebrate music from stage and screen inspired by Shakespeare's plays, including Bernstein's Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, based on Romeo and Juliet, and selections from Cole Porter's Kiss Me Kate and Richard Rodgers's The Boys from Syracuse.

From the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Presented by Penny Gore.

Walton arr Muir Mathieson: Prelude to Richard III

Finzi: Suite from Love's Labour's Lost

Sullivan: Overture to Act IV of The Tempest, Op 1

Walton compiled Christopher Palmer: As You Like It: A Poem for Orchestra after Shakespeare

Joby Talbot: "Springtime Dance" from The Winter's Tale

Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

The Bard on Broadway

Porter: Kiss Me, Kate - Another Openin', Another Show; Always True to You; Where is the Life that Late I Led?; So In Love

Rodgers/Hart: The Boys from Syracuse - Dear Old Syracuse; You Have Cast Your Shadow on the Sea; Falling in Love with Love; Sing for your Supper; This Can't Be Love

Porter: "Brush Up Your Shakespeare" (Kiss Me, Kate)

Hannah Waddingham, Anna-Jane Casey, Sarah Eyden, Graham Bickley (singers)

BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Keith Lockhart

This transatlantic Prom presents a range of Shakespeare's characters as reflected on stage and screen - with an all-British first half and a second half devoted to American musicals, conducted by the US-born Keith Lockhart.

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Prom 55: City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra And Mirga Grazinyte-tyla20161227

The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Mirga GraŇĺinyte-Tyla play Mozart and Tchaikovsky.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny from the Royal Albert Hall on 27th August 2016.

Mozart: The Magic Flute - Overture

Hans Abrahamsen: let me tell you (London premiere)

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 4 in F minor

Barbara Hannigan, soprano

City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Mirga GraŇĺinyte-Tyla, conductor

The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra with their music director Mirga GraŇĺinyte-Tyla. While Mozart's overture combines infectious energy with Masonic symbolism, Tchaikovsky's dramatic Fourth Symphony explores the shadow cast by Fate. Hans Abrahamsen's Grawemeyer Award-winning song-cycle for Barbara Hannigan centres on Shakespeare's Ophelia, using only words allotted to her in Hamlet.

The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Mirga GraŇĺinyte-Tyla play Mozart and Tchaikovsky.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny from the Royal Albert Hall on 27th August 2016.

Mozart: The Magic Flute - Overture

Hans Abrahamsen: let me tell you (London premiere)

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 4 in F minor

Barbara Hannigan, soprano

City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Mirga GraŇĺinyte-Tyla, conductor

The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra with their music director Mirga GraŇĺinyte-Tyla. While Mozart's overture combines infectious energy with Masonic symbolism, Tchaikovsky's dramatic Fourth Symphony explores the shadow cast by Fate. Hans Abrahamsen's Grawemeyer Award-winning song-cycle for Barbara Hannigan centres on Shakespeare's Ophelia, using only words allotted to her in Hamlet.

Prom 59: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra - Beethoven20170103

The Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra at the BBC Proms, conducted by Herbert Blomstedt, in Beethoven's Symphony No 7 and, with Andr√°s Schiff, the Piano Concerto No 5.

Presented by Martin Handley from the Royal Albert Hall on 29th August 2016

Beethoven:

Overture 'Leonore' No 2

Piano Concerto No 5 in E flat major, 'Emperor'

Symphony No 7 in A major

Andr√°s Schiff, piano

Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra

Herbert Blomstedt, conductor

Tonight's all-Beethoven Prom culminates in the composer's most fascinating and bold symphony, a piece shaped by irresistible rhythmic drive, whether in the inevitable tread of its slow march or the propulsive energy of its outer movements.

One of the world's oldest orchestras, along with one of its closest collaborators, lights the fuse on Beethoven's Seventh and his excitable Leonore Overture No. 2, while 'pianist's pianist' Sir Andr√°s Schiff performs the composer's most commanding piano concerto.

Prom 60: Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester20170104

Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester under Philippe Jordan with soloist Christian Gerhaher perform Bach and Bruckner at the BBC Proms

Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch from the Royal Albert Hall on 30th August 2016

JS Bach: Cantata No.82, 'Ich habe genug'

Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 in D minor

Christian Gerhaher baritone

Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester

Philippe Jordan conductor

Death laid its hand on Anton Bruckner as he laboured over the incomplete last movement of his final symphony. But as life was leaving Bruckner, vision and faith were only strengthening in him. Even in its incompleteness, Bruckner's Ninth carries with it an inspiring optimism in the face of death. 'Art had its beginning in God,' believed Bruckner, 'and so it must lead back to God.' Appropriate sentiments given that it is preceded by Bach's cantata of resignation and acceptance 'Ich habe genug' from the thrilling bass-baritone of Christian Gerhaher.

Prom 61: Late Night With Kamasi Washington20170104

Jazz saxophonist Kamasi Washington at the BBC Proms with the Strings of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and conductor Jules Buckley.

Presented by Andrew McGregor from the Royal Albert Hall on 30th August

Kamasi Washington (saxophone)

The Next Step

T.O.P. Gospel Choir

Strings of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

conductor Jules Buckley

Thrilling California-based saxophonist and composer Kamasi Washington has been described as the biggest thing to hit jazz for years. Having toured for over a decade with artists such as Herbie Hancock, Lauryn Hill and Snoop Dogg, he now brings his own band to the Proms, combining with the strings of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and choral backing, to perform tracks from his groundbreaking recent three-disc album The Epic.

Prom 62: Bayan Northcott, Mozart And Zemlinsky20161230

The BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Simone Young at the BBC Proms. Zemlinsky's Lyric Symphony, Baiba Skride in Mozart's Violin Concerto No.5 and a new work by Bayan Northcott.

Presented by Ian Skelly from the Royal Albert Hall on 31st August

Bayan Northcott: Concerto for Orchestra (BBC commission: world premiere)

Mozart: Violin Concerto No 5 in A major, K219, Turkish

Alexander von Zemlinsky: Lyric Symphony, Op.18

Baiba Skride, violin

Siobhan Stagg, soprano

Christopher Maltman, baritone

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Simone Young, conductor

Simone Young makes her Proms debut with the world premiere of Bayan Northcott's Concerto for Orchestra and Mozart's Eastern-influenced violin concerto. Then, a rare chance to hear Zemlinsky's setting of Hindu poetry by Rabindranath Tagore, an alluring and mysterious slice of late-Romantic lusciousness in which soprano and baritone drape verses over a kaleidoscopic orchestra.

The BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Simone Young at the BBC Proms. Zemlinsky's Lyric Symphony, Baiba Skride in Mozart's Violin Concerto No.5 and a new work by Bayan Northcott.

Presented by Ian Skelly from the Royal Albert Hall on 31st August

Bayan Northcott: Concerto for Orchestra (BBC commission: world premiere)

Mozart: Violin Concerto No 5 in A major, K219, Turkish

Alexander von Zemlinsky: Lyric Symphony, Op.18

Baiba Skride, violin

Siobhan Stagg, soprano

Christopher Maltman, baritone

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Simone Young, conductor

Simone Young makes her Proms debut with the world premiere of Bayan Northcott's Concerto for Orchestra and Mozart's Eastern-influenced violin concerto. Then, a rare chance to hear Zemlinsky's setting of Hindu poetry by Rabindranath Tagore, an alluring and mysterious slice of late-Romantic lusciousness in which soprano and baritone drape verses over a kaleidoscopic orchestra.

The BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Simone Young at the BBC Proms. Zemlinsky's Lyric Symphony, Baiba Skride in Mozart's Violin Concerto No.5 and a new work by Bayan Northcott.

Presented by Ian Skelly from the Royal Albert Hall on 31st August

Bayan Northcott: Concerto for Orchestra (BBC commission: world premiere)

Mozart: Violin Concerto No 5 in A major, K219, Turkish

Alexander von Zemlinsky: Lyric Symphony, Op.18

Baiba Skride, violin

Siobhan Stagg, soprano

Christopher Maltman, baritone

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Simone Young, conductor

Simone Young makes her Proms debut with the world premiere of Bayan Northcott's Concerto for Orchestra and Mozart's Eastern-influenced violin concerto. Then, a rare chance to hear Zemlinsky's setting of Hindu poetry by Rabindranath Tagore, an alluring and mysterious slice of late-Romantic lusciousness in which soprano and baritone drape verses over a kaleidoscopic orchestra.

Prom 63: Bach - Mass In B Minor20161227

Les Arts Florissants and William Christie perform Bach's Mass in B minor at the BBC Proms.

Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch from the Royal Albert Hall on 1st September 2016

Bach: Mass in B minor

Katherine Watson (soprano)

Tim Mead (countertenor)

Reinoud Van Mechelen (tenor)

André Morsch (baritone)

Les Arts Florissants

William Christie (conductor)

During the last four years of his life, Johann Sebastian Bach worked on a piece that he knew would represent the summation of his life's work. In the end, the material of Bach's almighty Mass in B minor was almost two decades in the making - a compilation of some of his finest vocal music woven together with startlingly original new music born of acute inspiration.

William Christie conducts Bach's Mass with a quartet of soloists and his own ensemble Les Arts Florissants, known for its historically informed and infectiously exciting performances of Baroque music.

Les Arts Florissants and William Christie perform Bach's Mass in B minor at the BBC Proms.

Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch from the Royal Albert Hall on 1st September 2016

Bach: Mass in B minor

Katherine Watson (soprano)

Tim Mead (countertenor)

Reinoud Van Mechelen (tenor)

André Morsch (baritone)

Les Arts Florissants

William Christie (conductor)

During the last four years of his life, Johann Sebastian Bach worked on a piece that he knew would represent the summation of his life's work. In the end, the material of Bach's almighty Mass in B minor was almost two decades in the making - a compilation of some of his finest vocal music woven together with startlingly original new music born of acute inspiration.

William Christie conducts Bach's Mass with a quartet of soloists and his own ensemble Les Arts Florissants, known for its historically informed and infectiously exciting performances of Baroque music.

Prom 64: Berlin Philharmonic And Simon Rattle - Boulez And Mahler20161220

BBC Proms 2016: The Berlin Philharmonic and Simon Rattle perform Boulez and Mahler

From the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

7:30pm

Boulez: √Čclat

Mahler: Symphony No. 7

Berlin Philharmonic

Sir Simon Rattle (conductor)

The first of two concerts from this year's BBC Proms featuring the Berlin Philharmonic and Sir Simon Rattle commemorates the towering genius that was the late Pierre Boulez.

Here Boulez's kaleidoscopic √Čclat forms a prelude to perhaps Gustav Mahler's most radical symphony, a work in which his musical imagination stormed new territories in its fierce harmonies and wild scoring.

In the symphony's celebrated 'Night Music' serenades - eerie yet strangely calming nocturnes for orchestra, one hinging on a gently strumming guitar and mandolin - Mahler appears to look to a realm far beyond his own.

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BBC Proms 2016: The Berlin Philharmonic and Simon Rattle perform Boulez and Mahler

From the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

7:30pm

Boulez: √Čclat

Mahler: Symphony No. 7

Berlin Philharmonic

Sir Simon Rattle (conductor)

The first of two concerts from this year's BBC Proms featuring the Berlin Philharmonic and Sir Simon Rattle commemorates the towering genius that was the late Pierre Boulez.

Here Boulez's kaleidoscopic √Čclat forms a prelude to perhaps Gustav Mahler's most radical symphony, a work in which his musical imagination stormed new territories in its fierce harmonies and wild scoring.

In the symphony's celebrated 'Night Music' serenades - eerie yet strangely calming nocturnes for orchestra, one hinging on a gently strumming guitar and mandolin - Mahler appears to look to a realm far beyond his own.

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Prom 65: Pierre Boulez, Bela Bartok And Elliott Carter20170103

The BBC Singers, Ensemble Intercontemporain and Baldur Brönnimann at the BBC Proms in repertoire by the ensemble's founder Pierre Boulez, Elliott Carter and Bartok.

Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch from the Royal Albert Hall on 2nd September

Bela Bartok: Three Village Scenes

Pierre Boulez: Anthèmes 2

Elliott Carter: Penthode

Pierre Boulez: cummings ist der Dichter

BBC Singers

Ensemble intercontemporain

Baldur Brönnimann, conductor

The Ensemble Intercontemporain commemorates the late Pierre Boulez - composer, conductor, polemicist and founder of the ensemble - with a programme of pieces he conducted during more than 40 years of appearances at the Proms. His Anthèmes 2, for violin and electronics, contrasts with the exuberant vocal setting of avian poetry by EE Cummings, performed by the BBC Singers.

Around these come Bartók's earthy Village Scenes and Elliott Carter's Penthode - written for tonight's ensemble - a slow movement of geological power that has been compared to the steady glide of tectonic plates.

Prom 66: Berlin Philharmonic And Simon Rattle20161221

BBC Proms: The Berlin Philharmonic and Simon Rattle perform Anderson, Dvorak and Brahms.

From the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

Julian Anderson: Incantesimi (UK premiere)

Dvor√°k: Slavonic Dances, Op. 46

Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D major

Berlin Philharmonic

Sir Simon Rattle conductor

Overlooking a lake in the Austrian resort of Pörtschach, Johannes Brahms created a symphony that captured all he saw: the beauty of the sunset; the stillness of the night; the peaceful awakening to a new day. And yet its musicians were to play, said Brahms, as if 'with a mourning ribbon around their arm'.

Brahms's meeting of glowing melancholy and piercing brightness is the culmination of the Berlin Philharmonic's second Prom under Sir Simon Rattle, following Dvor√°k's colourful Slavonic Dances and a new work from Julian Anderson.

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BBC Proms: The Berlin Philharmonic and Simon Rattle perform Anderson, Dvorak and Brahms.

From the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

Julian Anderson: Incantesimi (UK premiere)

Dvor√°k: Slavonic Dances, Op. 46

Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D major

Berlin Philharmonic

Sir Simon Rattle conductor

Overlooking a lake in the Austrian resort of Pörtschach, Johannes Brahms created a symphony that captured all he saw: the beauty of the sunset; the stillness of the night; the peaceful awakening to a new day. And yet its musicians were to play, said Brahms, as if 'with a mourning ribbon around their arm'.

Brahms's meeting of glowing melancholy and piercing brightness is the culmination of the Berlin Philharmonic's second Prom under Sir Simon Rattle, following Dvor√°k's colourful Slavonic Dances and a new work from Julian Anderson.

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Prom 67: Simon Bol„≠var Symphony Orchestra And Gustavo Dudamel20161230

Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra and Gustavo Dudamel play Villa-Lobos, Paul Desenne and Ravel's La Valse and Daphnis and Chloe Suite No 2 at the BBC Proms.

Presented by Andrew McGregor from the Royal Albert Hall on 4th September

Paul Desenne: Hipnosis mariposa (UK premiere)

Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras No 2

Ravel: Daphnis and Chloe - Suite No 2

Ravel: La Valse

The incomparable Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra makes a return following its second appearance at the Proms back in 2011. As part of the 2016 Proms celebration of South American music and musicians, we hear a performance of Venezuelan composer Paul Desenne's Hipnosis mariposa and one of Heitor Villa-Lobos's orchestral tributes to JS Bach - his Bachianas Brasileiras No 2. This most thrusting of orchestras ends with Ravel's dizzying parody of a fin-de-siècle waltz, La Valse.

Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra and Gustavo Dudamel play Villa-Lobos, Paul Desenne and Ravel's La Valse and Daphnis and Chloe Suite No 2 at the BBC Proms.

Presented by Andrew McGregor from the Royal Albert Hall on 4th September

Paul Desenne: Hipnosis mariposa (UK premiere)

Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras No 2

Ravel: Daphnis and Chloe - Suite No 2

Ravel: La Valse

The incomparable Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra makes a return following its second appearance at the Proms back in 2011. As part of the 2016 Proms celebration of South American music and musicians, we hear a performance of Venezuelan composer Paul Desenne's Hipnosis mariposa and one of Heitor Villa-Lobos's orchestral tributes to JS Bach - his Bachianas Brasileiras No 2. This most thrusting of orchestras ends with Ravel's dizzying parody of a fin-de-siècle waltz, La Valse.

Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra and Gustavo Dudamel play Villa-Lobos, Paul Desenne and Ravel's La Valse and Daphnis and Chloe Suite No 2 at the BBC Proms.

Presented by Andrew McGregor from the Royal Albert Hall on 4th September

Paul Desenne: Hipnosis mariposa (UK premiere)

Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras No 2

Ravel: Daphnis and Chloe - Suite No 2

Ravel: La Valse

The incomparable Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra makes a return following its second appearance at the Proms back in 2011. As part of the 2016 Proms celebration of South American music and musicians, we hear a performance of Venezuelan composer Paul Desenne's Hipnosis mariposa and one of Heitor Villa-Lobos's orchestral tributes to JS Bach - his Bachianas Brasileiras No 2. This most thrusting of orchestras ends with Ravel's dizzying parody of a fin-de-siècle waltz, La Valse.

Prom 72: Staatskapelle Dresden, Christian Thielemann And Nikolaj Znaider20170102

Staatskapelle Dresden, with conductor Christian Thielemann and violinist Nikolaj Znaider, perform Beethoven, Reger and Strauss's 'Till Eulenspiegel' at the BBC Proms.

Presented by Tom Service from the Royal Albert Hall on 8th September

Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D

Reger: Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Mozart

Strauss: Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche

Nikolaj Znaider (violin)

Staatskapelle Dresden

Christian Thielemann (conductor)

The Staatskapelle Dresden and its Chief Conductor Christian Thielemann open their second Prom with Beethoven's most radiant, smiling work, his sublime Violin Concerto, in the sure hands of Nikolaj Znaider. This famously rich-toned orchestra digs into Max Reger's affectionate and beautifully orchestrated Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Mozart and finally Richard Strauss's witty and abrasive depiction of an impish figure from German folklore, his outlandish tone-poem telling of 'Till Eulenspiegel's merry pranks'.

First broadcast in September 2016.

Prom 73: Handel - Coronation Anthems20170102

The Academy of Ancient Music and conductor Richard Egarr at the BBC Proms in Muffat, Purcell, JS Bach and Handel's Coronation Anthems.

Presented by Andrew McGregor from the Royal Albert Hall on 8th September 2016

Handel: Coronation Anthems: Zadok the Priest; My Heart is Inditing

Georg Muffat: Armonico tributo - Sonata No. 5 in G major

Handel: Coronation Anthem: Let Thy Hand Be Strengthened

JS Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068 - Air (arr. Stokowski)

Purcell: Dido and Aeneas - 'When I am Laid in Earth' (Dido's Lament) (arr. Stokowski)

Handel: Coronation Anthem: The King Shall Rejoice

Academy of Ancient Music

Richard Egarr conductor

On 11 October 1727, George II was crowned King of England at Westminster Abbey. The House of Hanover's favourite composer was the natural choice to provide the music. Handel wrote four majestic Coronation Anthems for the occasion, the most famous, Zadok the Priest, designed to unleash its blazing choral entry just as George stepped into the Abbey's chancel.

The Academy of Ancient Music returns to the Proms to fill the Royal Albert Hall with all the regal splendour of Handel's Coronation Anthems and with Leopold Stokowski's equally grandiose upholstering of music by Bach and Purcell.

Prom 74: Verdi - Requiem20170101

The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and BBC Proms Youth Choir with conductor Marin Alsop in Verdi's Requiem

Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch from the Royal Albert Hall on 9th September

Verdi: Requiem

Tamara Wilson (soprano)

Alisa Kolosova (mezzo-soprano)

Dimitri Pittas (tenor)

Morris Robinson (bass)

BBC Proms Youth Choir

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Marin Alsop (conductor)

Verdi's shattering Requiem - which began life as a memorial to Rossini - was so forthright in its expression of grief, faith and judgement that many thought it too dramatic for performance in church.

Marin Alsop leads the period instruments of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the fresh voices of the BBC Proms Youth Choir through all the passion, turbulence and reflection of Verdi's sacred masterpiece.

Proms At...bold Tendencies Multi-storey Car Park, Peckham20161229

The Multi-Story Orchestra play Steve Reich at the BBC Proms from Bold Tendencies Multi-Storey Car Park, Peckham, in London.

Presented by Georgia Mann

Steve Reich: Vermont Counterpoint

Eight Lines

Music for a Large Ensemble

Multi-Story Orchestra

Christopher Stark, conductor

The Proms steps out of the Royal Albert Hall and into a municipal car park in Peckham to salute the man who reconnected art music to urban culture in all its drive, repetition and asymmetry.

South London favourites Christopher Stark and the Multi-Story Orchestra make their Proms debut in an all-Reich performance on their home ground.

The programme includes Reich's bright and excitable Music for a Large Ensemble - his first major work for full orchestra - and the shifting patterns of his single-movement 'octet' Eight Lines.

First broadcast 3rd September 2016.

The Multi-Story Orchestra play Steve Reich at the BBC Proms from Bold Tendencies Multi-Storey Car Park, Peckham, in London.

Presented by Georgia Mann

Steve Reich: Vermont Counterpoint

Eight Lines

Music for a Large Ensemble

Multi-Story Orchestra

Christopher Stark, conductor

The Proms steps out of the Royal Albert Hall and into a municipal car park in Peckham to salute the man who reconnected art music to urban culture in all its drive, repetition and asymmetry.

South London favourites Christopher Stark and the Multi-Story Orchestra make their Proms debut in an all-Reich performance on their home ground.

The programme includes Reich's bright and excitable Music for a Large Ensemble - his first major work for full orchestra - and the shifting patterns of his single-movement 'octet' Eight Lines.

First broadcast 3rd September 2016.

The Multi-Story Orchestra play Steve Reich at the BBC Proms from Bold Tendencies Multi-Storey Car Park, Peckham, in London.

Presented by Georgia Mann

Steve Reich: Vermont Counterpoint

Eight Lines

Music for a Large Ensemble

Multi-Story Orchestra

Christopher Stark, conductor

The Proms steps out of the Royal Albert Hall and into a municipal car park in Peckham to salute the man who reconnected art music to urban culture in all its drive, repetition and asymmetry.

South London favourites Christopher Stark and the Multi-Story Orchestra make their Proms debut in an all-Reich performance on their home ground.

The programme includes Reich's bright and excitable Music for a Large Ensemble - his first major work for full orchestra - and the shifting patterns of his single-movement 'octet' Eight Lines.

First broadcast 3rd September 2016.

Proms At...roundhouse, Camden20161229

BBC Proms 2016: London Sinfonietta, conductor Andrew Gourlay and violinist Jonathan Morton in music by Ligeti, Mica Levi and David Sawer at the BBC Proms.

Presented by Andrew McGregor from the Roundhouse, Camden, on 20th August 2016.

Sir Harrison Birtwistle: The Message

Georg Friedrich Haas: Open Spaces II

Mica Levi: Signal Before War (BBC commission)

David Sawer: April \ March (BBC co-commission with the RPS Drummond Fund)

Jonny Greenwood: smear

György Ligeti: Ramifications

Jonathan Morton, violin

London Sinfonietta

Andrew Gourlay, conductor

The Proms returns to Camden's industrial answer to the Royal Albert Hall for a programme which takes its lead from Ligeti's iconic Ramifications. This embracing score, for two groups of spatially positioned strings, is heard alongside music by one of Ligeti's natural musical heirs, Georg Friedrich Haas, and other new pieces concerned with physical space.

The central piece of the concert is a major new work from David Sawer that reflects the energy and physicality of dance.

BBC Proms 2016: London Sinfonietta, conductor Andrew Gourlay and violinist Jonathan Morton in music by Ligeti, Mica Levi and David Sawer at the BBC Proms.

Presented by Andrew McGregor from the Roundhouse, Camden, on 20th August 2016.

Sir Harrison Birtwistle: The Message

Georg Friedrich Haas: Open Spaces II

Mica Levi: Signal Before War (BBC commission)

David Sawer: April \ March (BBC co-commission with the RPS Drummond Fund)

Jonny Greenwood: smear

György Ligeti: Ramifications

Jonathan Morton, violin

London Sinfonietta

Andrew Gourlay, conductor

The Proms returns to Camden's industrial answer to the Royal Albert Hall for a programme which takes its lead from Ligeti's iconic Ramifications. This embracing score, for two groups of spatially positioned strings, is heard alongside music by one of Ligeti's natural musical heirs, Georg Friedrich Haas, and other new pieces concerned with physical space.

The central piece of the concert is a major new work from David Sawer that reflects the energy and physicality of dance.

BBC Proms 2016: London Sinfonietta, conductor Andrew Gourlay and violinist Jonathan Morton in music by Ligeti, Mica Levi and David Sawer at the BBC Proms.

Presented by Andrew McGregor from the Roundhouse, Camden, on 20th August 2016.

Sir Harrison Birtwistle: The Message

Georg Friedrich Haas: Open Spaces II

Mica Levi: Signal Before War (BBC commission)

David Sawer: April \ March (BBC co-commission with the RPS Drummond Fund)

Jonny Greenwood: smear

György Ligeti: Ramifications

Jonathan Morton, violin

London Sinfonietta

Andrew Gourlay, conductor

The Proms returns to Camden's industrial answer to the Royal Albert Hall for a programme which takes its lead from Ligeti's iconic Ramifications. This embracing score, for two groups of spatially positioned strings, is heard alongside music by one of Ligeti's natural musical heirs, Georg Friedrich Haas, and other new pieces concerned with physical space.

The central piece of the concert is a major new work from David Sawer that reflects the energy and physicality of dance.

Quincy Jones Prom20161226

The Metropole Orkest celebrates Quincy Jones at the BBC Proms.

Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch from the Royal Albert Hall, on 22nd August 2016.

Richard Bona, voice/bass guitar

Jacob Collier, voice/piano/synthesiser

Alfredo Rodríguez, piano

Metropole Orkest

Jules Buckley, conductor

Jules Buckley and his Metropole Orkest return to the Proms to celebrate the career of composer, arranger, conductor, producer and all-round musical giant Quincy Jones. Recent musical partners of Quincy's join the longest-established jazz orchestra in existence as special guests to collaborate on new arrangements of hits both old and new - and the great man himself makes an appearance.

The Metropole Orkest celebrates Quincy Jones at the BBC Proms.

Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch from the Royal Albert Hall, on 22nd August 2016.

Richard Bona, voice/bass guitar

Jacob Collier, voice/piano/synthesiser

Alfredo Rodríguez, piano

Metropole Orkest

Jules Buckley, conductor

Jules Buckley and his Metropole Orkest return to the Proms to celebrate the career of composer, arranger, conductor, producer and all-round musical giant Quincy Jones. Recent musical partners of Quincy's join the longest-established jazz orchestra in existence as special guests to collaborate on new arrangements of hits both old and new - and the great man himself makes an appearance.

06Gospel Prom20160719

Live at BBC Proms: Leading Gospel singers and choirs in traditional gospel classics and arrangements, with special guest Michelle Williams.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch

Michelle Williams (singer)

Israel J. Allen (singer)

Tehillah Daniel (singer)

Dawn Thomas Wallace (singer)

YolanDa Brown (saxophone)

Niji Adeleye (keyboards/MD)

London Adventist Chorale

London Community Gospel Choir

Muyiwa and Riversongz

Noel Robinson

Nu Image

V9 Collective

Volney Morgan and New-Ye

University Gospel Choir of the Year Mass Choir

Karen Gibson conductor

Following the success of the first ever Gospel Prom in 2013, a selection of handpicked singers from leading gospel groups come together to form an elite gospel 'superchoir' at the Royal Albert Hall. A late-night celebration featuring original material alongside traditional gospel classics and arrangements - plus a sprinkling of esteemed special guests including Michelle Williams from Destiny's Child.

07Faure, Stravinsky And Poulenc20160720

Live at BBC Proms: Marc Minkowski conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra and BBC Singers. Poulenc's Stabat Mater, Stravinsky's Pulcinella and Fauré's Shylock.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Ian Skelly

Fauré: Shylock

Stravinsky:Pulcinella Suite

c.20.15 INTERVAL - Proms Extra

Jeremy Sams and Richard Langham Smith introduce Poulenc's Stabat Mater. Highlights of a discussion hosted by Louise Fryer and recorded at the Imperial College Union earlier this evening.

c.20.35

Poulenc: Stabat Mater

Julie Fuchs, soprano

Julien Behr, tenor

BBC Singers

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Marc Minkowski conductor

Paris was at the centre of the quest for new clarity and order in music around the start of the 20th century, and tonight's Prom presents some of the most delicious fruits of that quest. Our Shakespeare anniversary celebrations continue with a suite drawn from Fauré's incidental music for The Merchant of Venice.

In his ballet score Pulcinella, Stravinsky dusted down Baroque melodies then believed to be by Pergolesi, lending them an ear-teasing bite.

Spare simplicity and urbane wit usually meet in the works of Poulenc; but in his Stabat mater - a portrait of the mother of Christ beholding her crucified son - Poulenc finds a mode of disarming tenderness and contemplation.

08Strictly Prom20160721

Live at BBC Proms: BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Gavin Sutherland. The Strictly Prom, with host Katie Derham, and dance stars from the popular BBC TV programme.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Styne arr Martin Yates - Gypsy: Overture

Rodgers, arr Don Walker - Waltz from Carousel

Satie arr. Debussy - Gymnopédie No.1

Bizet - Farandole from L'Arlesienne Suite No. 2

Arr. Paul Hart - Roaring Twenties Medley

J.Strauss II - Die Fledermaus Overture

Walter Earle Brown, arr Richard Balcombe - If I Can Dream

Richard Rodney Bennett - Overture, Waltz, Finale from Murder on the Orient Express

Ginastera - Malambo from Estancia: Four Dances

8.20pm INTERVAL - Proms Extra

Sarah Walker is joined by Stephanie Jordan, Dance Research Professor at the University of Roehampton, for an introduction to tonight's Strictly Prom. Recorded earlier this evening at Imperial College Union

8.45pm

Harry Warren, arr Balcombe - 42nd Street

Khachaturian - Masquerade Suite: Mazurka and Waltz

John Barry - Somewhere in Time (main theme)

Antheil - Archipelago

Piazzolla, arr Gareth Glyn - Libertango

Tchaikovsky - Grand Pas de Deux in G (Adagio) from Nutcracker

Ary Barroso, arr John Wasson - Aquarela do Brasil

Falla - Ritual Fire Dance (El amor brujo)

Irving Berlin arr. Gordon Langford and Gavin Sutherland - Selection from Top Hat

BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Gavin Sutherland

Presenter/Dancer: Katie Derham

Strictly Dancers: Joanne Clifton, Karen Clifton, Kevin Clifton, Janette Manrara, Giovanni Pernice, AljaŇĺ Skorjanec

Choreographer: Jason Gilkison

Katie Derham dons her dance shoes and ball gown once more, joined by some of your favourite professionals from Strictly Come Dancing, who will whisk us from Vienna to Latin America and back in the company of the BBC Concert Orchestra and conductor Gavin Sutherland.

09Le Cercle De L'harmonie20160722

Live at BBC Proms: Le Cercle de l'Harmonie, conductor Jérémie Rhorer and soprano Rosa Feola in symphonies and concert arias by Mozart and Mendelssohn.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

Mozart: Symphony No.39 in E flat major, K543

Mendelssohn: Concert aria 'Infelice'

c.20:10 INTERVAL

Proms Extra: Henry James in Italy

Novelist Philip Hensher and Professor Philip Horne consider the impact of travelling to Italy on the writing of Henry James, who died 100 years ago this year. Rana Mitter chairs.

c.20:30

Mozart: Concert aria 'Ah, lo previdi', K272

Mendelssohn: Symphony No 4 in A major, 'Italian'

Rosa Feola, soprano

Le Cercle de l'Harmonie

conductor Jérémie Rhorer

Jérémie Rhorer's energetic period-instrument ensemble makes its Proms debut along with fast-rising soprano Rosa Feola. The orchestra opens with Mozart's vigorous Symphony No. 39, the first of the composer's final trilogy.

Just like Mozart, Mendelssohn had an uncanny way of balancing head and heart in complex musical arguments, as heard in the thrusting brilliance of his Fourth Symphony, the 'Italian', tinged with poetry and romance

PROMS EXTRA

2016 is the centenary of the death of the great American writer Henry James. When he was 26 years old he visited Italy for the first time and fell in love with the country. He wrote an acclaimed collection of essays called Italian Hours. At a concert that features Mendelssohn's Italian Symphony, novelist and Henry James expert Philip Hensher reflects on his writing. He is joined by Professor Philip Horne - editor of Henry James: A Life in Letters and a series editor of the Penguin Classics publications of Henry James's novels. Highlights of a discussion hosted by Rana Mitter and recorded at Imperial College Union earlier this evening.

Producer: Zahid Warley.

11Wagner And Tippett20160723

Live at BBC Proms: BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales, Mark Wigglesworth perform the final scene of Wagner's opera Die Walkure and Tippett's A Child of Our Time.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Donald Macleod

Wagner: Die Walk√ľre - final scene

8.10 INTERVAL: Proms Extra

Martin Handley is joined by Oliver Soden to introduce Michael Tippett's oratorio A Child of Our Time and discuss the life and work of the composer. A Proms Extra event recorded at the Imperial College Union in London.

8:30

Tippett: A Child of Our Time

Tamara Wilson (soprano)

Susan Bickley (mezzo-soprano)

Peter Hoare (tenor)

James Creswell (bass)

BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales

Mark Wigglesworth conductor

As Europe slipped towards Fascism, Michael Tippett felt solidarity with the downtrodden. Then, in 1938,a young Polish Jew, whose parents had been deported by the Nazis, shot a German diplomat in Paris. Tippett had the central figure for his 'oratorio of contemplation', A Child of Our Time - inspired by Bach's Passions, Handel's Messiah and American spirituals.

Mark Wigglesworth also explores the theme of parent-child relationships in the final scene of Wagner's opera Die Walk√ľre, culminating in Wotan's poignant farewell to his daughter.

12Ten Pieces Ii Prom20160724

Live at the BBC Proms: The Ten Pieces II Prom with the BBC Philharmonic and Alpesh Chauhan brings live performances of this music, chosen specially for secondary-school pupils to the Proms.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Clemency Burton-Hill

J S Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D minor BWV 565

Shostakovich: Symphony No.10 (Scherzo)

Haydn: Trumpet Concerto in E flat major (third movement)

Bizet: Carmen - Habanera and Toreador Song

Verdi: Requiem - Dies irae and Tuba mirum

4.45 INTERVAL: Proms Extra

Clemency Burton-Hill hears from teachers, educators and children of Dudley about the impact the BBC's Ten Pieces has had upon their lives.

5.05

Gabriel Prokofiev: Concerto for Turntables and Orchestra (5th movement)

Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending (extract)

Anna Clyne: Night Ferry

Wagner: Die Walk√ľre - Ride of the Valkyries

Bernstein: West Side Story - Mambo

Naomi Wilkinson (presenter)

Lemn Sissay (presenter)

DJ Mr Switch (turntables)

Matilda Lloyd (trumpet)

Esther Yoo (violin)

Wayne Marshall (organ)

Ten Pieces Choir

BBC Philharmonic

Alpesh Chauhan (conductor)

After the success of last year's Ten pieces Prom comes a new selection of classical essentials, this time aimed at secondary-school pupils. In the culmination of the Ten Pieces II project which has taken classical music to schools across the UK this Prom brings the pieces live to the Royal Albert Hall. From the power of Wagner's 'Ride of the Valkyries' to the skills of DJ Mr Switch in Gabriel Prokofiev's Concerto for Turntables and Orchestra, the Ten Pieces II Prom also showcases creative responses from teenagers.

PROMS EXTRA

In a brief exploration of recent research that suggests children who study music and perform music in school ensembles perform better in core subjects (including English and maths) than their peers, Clemency Burton-Hill hears from a leading cognitive neuroscientist about the impact musical study can have on the brain structure and function of children. Catching up with teachers and educators who have subscribed to the Ten Pieces project, and hearing from members of the BBC's learning team, she hears about the impact the initiative has had on pupils in Dudley and discovers some of the creative journeys they've taken whilst engaging with the classical repertoire the project explores.

Producer, Dean Craven.

13Beethoven - Symphony No 920160724

Live at BBC Proms: Vladimir Jurowski conducts the London Philharmonic in Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, with its concluding "Ode to Joy". Plus a world premiere by Magnus Lindberg.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Ian Skelly

Magnus Lindberg: Two Episodes (world premiere)

Beethoven: Symphony No 9 in D minor ('Choral')

Miah Persson (soprano),

Anna Stéphany (mezzo-soprano),

John Daszak (tenor),

Christopher Purves (bass),

London Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra,

Vladimir Jurowski (conductor).

Beethoven helped change the European musical landscape but in his final symphony he imagined the most startling transformation of all: from a brutal, joyless world to one of uplifting and embracing brotherhood. He did it by writing his most vivid music yet and employing a chorus, proclaiming Friedrich Schiller's uplifting 'Ode to Joy'.

Vladimir Jurowski returns to the Proms, opening with a new work from one of the finest orchestral craftsmen of our time, Magnus Lindberg.

36Jamie Cullum Prom20161228

Jamie Cullum presents an evening of late-night jazz at the BBC Proms, with performances from BBC Introducing artists the Heritage Orchestra and their conductor Jules Buckley.

Presented by Clemency Burton-Hill from the Royal Albert Hall, London, on 12th August 2016.

Jamie Cullum, piano/vocals

The Roundhouse Choir

The Heritage Orchestra

Jules Buckley, conductor

Straddling the boundaries of jazz, pop and rock, Jamie Cullum returns for another Late Night Prom after his sell-out appearance in 2010. This time, backed by the Roundhouse Choir and Heritage Orchestra, he offers his own take on a collection of pop songs, in the spirit of The Song Society - Cullum's project to create fast and loose covers of favourite tracks. He brings the same approach of new discovery both to his use of the wide array of instruments available and to exploring the distinctive space of the Royal Albert Hall.

Jamie Cullum presents an evening of late-night jazz at the BBC Proms, with performances from BBC Introducing artists the Heritage Orchestra and their conductor Jules Buckley.

Presented by Clemency Burton-Hill from the Royal Albert Hall, London, on 12th August 2016.

Jamie Cullum, piano/vocals

The Roundhouse Choir

The Heritage Orchestra

Jules Buckley, conductor

Straddling the boundaries of jazz, pop and rock, Jamie Cullum returns for another Late Night Prom after his sell-out appearance in 2010. This time, backed by the Roundhouse Choir and Heritage Orchestra, he offers his own take on a collection of pop songs, in the spirit of The Song Society - Cullum's project to create fast and loose covers of favourite tracks. He brings the same approach of new discovery both to his use of the wide array of instruments available and to exploring the distinctive space of the Royal Albert Hall.

Jamie Cullum presents an evening of late-night jazz at the BBC Proms, with performances from BBC Introducing artists the Heritage Orchestra and their conductor Jules Buckley.

Presented by Clemency Burton-Hill from the Royal Albert Hall, London, on 12th August 2016.

Jamie Cullum, piano/vocals

The Roundhouse Choir

The Heritage Orchestra

Jules Buckley, conductor

Straddling the boundaries of jazz, pop and rock, Jamie Cullum returns for another Late Night Prom after his sell-out appearance in 2010. This time, backed by the Roundhouse Choir and Heritage Orchestra, he offers his own take on a collection of pop songs, in the spirit of The Song Society - Cullum's project to create fast and loose covers of favourite tracks. He brings the same approach of new discovery both to his use of the wide array of instruments available and to exploring the distinctive space of the Royal Albert Hall.

69Staatskapelle Berlin And Daniel Barenboim - Mozart And Bruckner20161228

Staatskapelle Berlin at the BBC Proms, with Daniel Barenboim as pianist and conductor in Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 24 and Bruckner's Fourth Symphony, the 'Romantic'.

Presented by Ian Skelly from the Royal Albert Hall on 5th September 2016

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K491

Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 in E flat major (Romantic)

Staatskapelle Berlin

Daniel Barenboim (piano and director)

Daniel Barenboim and his Staatskapelle Berlin pair a Mozart piano concerto with a Bruckner symphony. 'We shall never be able to do anything like that,' proclaimed Beethoven when he heard Mozart's dramatic, minor-key Piano Concerto No. 24.

As with Mozart in his concertos, with each of Bruckner's symphonies came a keener focus of vision and honing of craft. With the Fourth, Bruckner really came of age, bringing a newfound confidence in the glowing first movement, while its statuesque Andante is a moving premonition of loss.

Staatskapelle Berlin at the BBC Proms, with Daniel Barenboim as pianist and conductor in Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 24 and Bruckner's Fourth Symphony, the 'Romantic'.

Presented by Ian Skelly from the Royal Albert Hall on 5th September 2016

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K491

Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 in E flat major (Romantic)

Staatskapelle Berlin

Daniel Barenboim (piano and director)

Daniel Barenboim and his Staatskapelle Berlin pair a Mozart piano concerto with a Bruckner symphony. 'We shall never be able to do anything like that,' proclaimed Beethoven when he heard Mozart's dramatic, minor-key Piano Concerto No. 24.

As with Mozart in his concertos, with each of Bruckner's symphonies came a keener focus of vision and honing of craft. With the Fourth, Bruckner really came of age, bringing a newfound confidence in the glowing first movement, while its statuesque Andante is a moving premonition of loss.

Staatskapelle Berlin at the BBC Proms, with Daniel Barenboim as pianist and conductor in Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 24 and Bruckner's Fourth Symphony, the 'Romantic'.

Presented by Ian Skelly from the Royal Albert Hall on 5th September 2016

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K491

Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 in E flat major (Romantic)

Staatskapelle Berlin

Daniel Barenboim (piano and director)

Daniel Barenboim and his Staatskapelle Berlin pair a Mozart piano concerto with a Bruckner symphony. 'We shall never be able to do anything like that,' proclaimed Beethoven when he heard Mozart's dramatic, minor-key Piano Concerto No. 24.

As with Mozart in his concertos, with each of Bruckner's symphonies came a keener focus of vision and honing of craft. With the Fourth, Bruckner really came of age, bringing a newfound confidence in the glowing first movement, while its statuesque Andante is a moving premonition of loss.

70Staatskapelle Berlin And Daniel Barenboim - Mozart And Bruckner20161229

Berlin Staatskapelle at the BBC Proms, with Daniel Barenboim as pianist and conductor in Mozart's No 26 in D major, K537 'Coronation' and Bruckner's Symphony No 6.

Presented by Ian Skelly from the Royal Albert Hall on 6th September 2016

Mozart: Piano Concerto No 26 in D major, K537 'Coronation'

Bruckner: Symphony No 6 in A major

Staatskapelle Berlin

Daniel Barenboim (piano and director)

Bruckner, but not as we know him. In the Sixth Symphony, gone is the composer's typical heft, his long-drawn crescendos and his archetypal brooding introduction. Instead, this symphony gallops into life, crackling with vitality. Bruckner's rich and individual Sixth Symphony is heard in the second of the Staatskapelle Berlin's two Proms after a piano concerto by Mozart that boasts similar rarity and individuality.

Mozart's sparkling Piano Concerto No. 26 was performed by the composer in Frankfurt during festivities in 1790 for the coronation of Leopold II as Holy Roman Emperor.

Berlin Staatskapelle at the BBC Proms, with Daniel Barenboim as pianist and conductor in Mozart's No 26 in D major, K537 'Coronation' and Bruckner's Symphony No 6.

Presented by Ian Skelly from the Royal Albert Hall on 6th September 2016

Mozart: Piano Concerto No 26 in D major, K537 'Coronation'

Bruckner: Symphony No 6 in A major

Staatskapelle Berlin

Daniel Barenboim (piano and director)

Bruckner, but not as we know him. In the Sixth Symphony, gone is the composer's typical heft, his long-drawn crescendos and his archetypal brooding introduction. Instead, this symphony gallops into life, crackling with vitality. Bruckner's rich and individual Sixth Symphony is heard in the second of the Staatskapelle Berlin's two Proms after a piano concerto by Mozart that boasts similar rarity and individuality.

Mozart's sparkling Piano Concerto No. 26 was performed by the composer in Frankfurt during festivities in 1790 for the coronation of Leopold II as Holy Roman Emperor.

Berlin Staatskapelle at the BBC Proms, with Daniel Barenboim as pianist and conductor in Mozart's No 26 in D major, K537 'Coronation' and Bruckner's Symphony No 6.

Presented by Ian Skelly from the Royal Albert Hall on 6th September 2016

Mozart: Piano Concerto No 26 in D major, K537 'Coronation'

Bruckner: Symphony No 6 in A major

Staatskapelle Berlin

Daniel Barenboim (piano and director)

Bruckner, but not as we know him. In the Sixth Symphony, gone is the composer's typical heft, his long-drawn crescendos and his archetypal brooding introduction. Instead, this symphony gallops into life, crackling with vitality. Bruckner's rich and individual Sixth Symphony is heard in the second of the Staatskapelle Berlin's two Proms after a piano concerto by Mozart that boasts similar rarity and individuality.

Mozart's sparkling Piano Concerto No. 26 was performed by the composer in Frankfurt during festivities in 1790 for the coronation of Leopold II as Holy Roman Emperor.

75Last Night Of The Proms20161231

The Last Night of the Proms 2016 from the Royal Albert Hall. Sakari Oramo conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Singers and Chorus, and soloists headed by Peruvian tenor Juan Diego Flórez in a Last Night that also showcases a hand-picked selection of young singers in Vaughan Williams's Serenade to Music.

Presented by Clemency Burton-Hill and Petroc Trelawny

Tom Harrold: Raze (BBC commission)

Butterworth: The Banks of Green Willow

Borodin: Prince Igor - Polovtsian Dances (Act 2)

Rossini: La Cenerentola - Si, ritrovarla io giuro

Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore - Una furtiva lagrima

Offenbach: La Belle Hélène - Au mont Ida

Britten: Matinées musicales

Jonathan Dove: Our revels now are ended

Vaughan Williams: Serenade to Music

Donizetti: La Fille du régiment - 'Ah! mes amis'

¬°Fiesta Caribe√Īa! - arr. Anne Dudley

Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March No 1 in D major, 'Land of Hope and Glory'

Arr. Wood: Fantasia on British Sea-Songs

Arne: Rule, Britannia! (arr. Sargent)

Parry: Jerusalem (orch. Elgar)

The National Anthem (arr. Britten)

Juan Diego Flórez (tenor)

Duncan Rock (baritone)

Francesca Chiejina, Eve Daniell, Lauren Fagan, Alison Rose (sopranos)

Claire Barnett-Jones, Marta Fontanals-Simmons, Anna Harvey, Katie Stevenson (mezzo-sopranos)

Trystan Llyr Griffiths, Oliver Johnston, Joshua Owen Mills, James Way (tenors)

Bragi Jónsson, Benjamin Lewis, James Newby, Bradley Travis (basses)

BBC Proms Youth Ensemble

BBC Singers

BBC Symphony Chorus

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Sakari Oramo conductor

First broadcast 10th September 2016.

The Last Night of the Proms 2016 from the Royal Albert Hall. Sakari Oramo conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Singers and Chorus, and soloists headed by Peruvian tenor Juan Diego Flórez in a Last Night that also showcases a hand-picked selection of young singers in Vaughan Williams's Serenade to Music.

Presented by Clemency Burton-Hill and Petroc Trelawny

Tom Harrold: Raze (BBC commission)

Butterworth: The Banks of Green Willow

Borodin: Prince Igor - Polovtsian Dances (Act 2)

Rossini: La Cenerentola - Si, ritrovarla io giuro

Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore - Una furtiva lagrima

Offenbach: La Belle Hélène - Au mont Ida

Britten: Matinées musicales

Jonathan Dove: Our revels now are ended

Vaughan Williams: Serenade to Music

Donizetti: La Fille du régiment - 'Ah! mes amis'

¬°Fiesta Caribe√Īa! - arr. Anne Dudley

Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March No 1 in D major, 'Land of Hope and Glory'

Arr. Wood: Fantasia on British Sea-Songs

Arne: Rule, Britannia! (arr. Sargent)

Parry: Jerusalem (orch. Elgar)

The National Anthem (arr. Britten)

Juan Diego Flórez (tenor)

Duncan Rock (baritone)

Francesca Chiejina, Eve Daniell, Lauren Fagan, Alison Rose (sopranos)

Claire Barnett-Jones, Marta Fontanals-Simmons, Anna Harvey, Katie Stevenson (mezzo-sopranos)

Trystan Llyr Griffiths, Oliver Johnston, Joshua Owen Mills, James Way (tenors)

Bragi Jónsson, Benjamin Lewis, James Newby, Bradley Travis (basses)

BBC Proms Youth Ensemble

BBC Singers

BBC Symphony Chorus

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Sakari Oramo conductor

First broadcast 10th September 2016.