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Prom 37 Repeat: Orchestra Of The Academy Of Santa Cecilia And Sir Antonio Pappano20180826

Another chance to hear the Orchestra of the Academy of Santa Cecilia, Rome, conducted by Sir Antonio Pappano, play Haydn, Bernstein and Mahler at the BBC Proms.

Presented by Ian Skelly at the Royal Albert Hall.

Haydn: The Creation – Chaos
Bernstein: Symphony No. 1 'Jeremiah'
Mahler: Symphony No 1 in D major

Elizabeth DeShong, mezzo-soprano
Orchestra of the Academy of Santa Cecilia, Rome
Sir Antonio Pappano, conductor

The Bernstein centenary celebrations continue in a programme that pairs his ‘Jeremiah’ Symphony with music by two composers he admired and championed.

Appearing at the Proms for the first time in five years, Rome’s Santa Cecilia Orchestra (of which Bernstein was Honorary President for almost a decade) and its Music Director Sir Antonio Pappano perform Bernstein’s youthful First Symphony, charged with political anxiety and dread, alongside another symphonic debut, Mahler’s dramatic First.

The concert opens with Haydn’s arresting musical vision of primordial chaos.

Orchestra of the Academy of Santa Cecilia, Rome, plays Mahler at the Royal Albert Hall.

Another chance to hear broadcasts of selected concerts from the 2018 BBC Proms season

Orchestra of the Academy of Santa Cecilia, Rome, plays Mahler at the Royal Albert Hall.

Another chance to hear broadcasts of selected concerts from the 2018 BBC Proms season

Another chance to hear the Orchestra of the Academy of Santa Cecilia, Rome, conducted by Sir Antonio Pappano, play Haydn, Bernstein and Mahler at the BBC Proms.

Presented by Ian Skelly at the Royal Albert Hall.

Haydn: The Creation – Chaos
Bernstein: Symphony No. 1 'Jeremiah'
Mahler: Symphony No 1 in D major

Elizabeth DeShong, mezzo-soprano
Orchestra of the Academy of Santa Cecilia, Rome
Sir Antonio Pappano, conductor

The Bernstein centenary celebrations continue in a programme that pairs his ‘Jeremiah’ Symphony with music by two composers he admired and championed.

Appearing at the Proms for the first time in five years, Rome’s Santa Cecilia Orchestra (of which Bernstein was Honorary President for almost a decade) and its Music Director Sir Antonio Pappano perform Bernstein’s youthful First Symphony, charged with political anxiety and dread, alongside another symphonic debut, Mahler’s dramatic First.

The concert opens with Haydn’s arresting musical vision of primordial chaos.

Haydn: The Creation – Chaos
Bernstein: Symphony No. 1 'Jeremiah'
Mahler: Symphony No 1 in D major

The Bernstein centenary celebrations continue in a programme that pairs his ‘Jeremiah’ Symphony with music by two composers he admired and championed.

Appearing at the Proms for the first time in five years, Rome’s Santa Cecilia Orchestra (of which Bernstein was Honorary President for almost a decade) and its Music Director Sir Antonio Pappano perform Bernstein’s youthful First Symphony, charged with political anxiety and dread, alongside another symphonic debut, Mahler’s dramatic First.

The concert opens with Haydn’s arresting musical vision of primordial chaos.

Prom 51 Repeat: Strauss, Wagner And Per N\u00f8rg\u00e5rd20180902

The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and their Chief Conductor Thomas Dausgaard at the BBC Proms with soprano Malin Byström.

Presented by Kate Molleson at the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Wagner: Parsifal – Prelude to Act I
Strauss: Four Last Songs
Per Nørgård: Symphony No 3

Malin Byström (soprano)
London Voices
The National Youth Chamber Choir
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Thomas Dausgaard (conductor)

Premiered in 1976, Per Nørgård’s Third Symphony is one of the great contemporary symphonies – a Danish classic that has never before been performed in the UK. Suffused with glowing microtones and thick, textural beauty, the eclectic score draws on everything from plainchant to Latin-American rhythms to spin its extraordinary narrative.

Thomas Dausgaard and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra preface it with two works of equal sonic breadth: Wagner’s exquisite musical meditation, the Prelude to Act 1 of Parsifal, and the autumnal warmth of Strauss’s Four Last Songs, sung by Swedish soprano Malin Byström.

BBC SSO, Thomas Dausgaard and Malin Bystrom perform Strauss, Wagner and Norgard

Another chance to hear broadcasts of selected concerts from the 2018 BBC Proms season

BBC SSO, Thomas Dausgaard and Malin Bystrom perform Strauss, Wagner and Norgard

Another chance to hear broadcasts of selected concerts from the 2018 BBC Proms season

The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and their Chief Conductor Thomas Dausgaard at the BBC Proms with soprano Malin Byström.

Presented by Kate Molleson at the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Wagner: Parsifal – Prelude to Act I
Strauss: Four Last Songs

5.45
Interval: Proms Plus. Tom Service discusses the life and works of Per Norgard, ahead of the UK's premiere of his 3rd Symphony at this Prom, with broadcaster and lecturer Stephen Johnson and musicologist Prof. Daniel Grimley.

6.05
Per Nørgård: Symphony No 3

Malin Byström (soprano)
London Voices
The National Youth Chamber Choir
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Thomas Dausgaard (conductor)

Premiered in 1976, Per Nørgård’s Third Symphony is one of the great contemporary symphonies – a Danish classic that has never before been performed in the UK. Suffused with glowing microtones and thick, textural beauty, the eclectic score draws on everything from plainchant to Latin-American rhythms to spin its extraordinary narrative.

Thomas Dausgaard and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra preface it with two works of equal sonic breadth: Wagner’s exquisite musical meditation, the Prelude to Act 1 of Parsifal, and the autumnal warmth of Strauss’s Four Last Songs, sung by Swedish soprano Malin Byström.

The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and their Chief Conductor Thomas Dausgaard at the BBC Proms with soprano Malin Byström.

Wagner: Parsifal – Prelude to Act I
Strauss: Four Last Songs

6.05
Per Nørgård: Symphony No 3

Malin Byström (soprano)
London Voices
The National Youth Chamber Choir
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Thomas Dausgaard (conductor)

Premiered in 1976, Per Nørgård’s Third Symphony is one of the great contemporary symphonies – a Danish classic that has never before been performed in the UK. Suffused with glowing microtones and thick, textural beauty, the eclectic score draws on everything from plainchant to Latin-American rhythms to spin its extraordinary narrative.

Thomas Dausgaard and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra preface it with two works of equal sonic breadth: Wagner’s exquisite musical meditation, the Prelude to Act 1 of Parsifal, and the autumnal warmth of Strauss’s Four Last Songs, sung by Swedish soprano Malin Byström.

01First Night Of The Proms: Holst, Vaughan Williams, Meredith20180713

Live at BBC Proms, the BBC Symphony Orchestra and choral forces conducted by Sakari Oramo.

Live at BBC Proms: BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, National Youth Choir and Proms Youth Ensemble conducted by Sakari Oramo in music by Holst, Vaughan Williams and Anna Meredith.

From the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Georgia Mann and Petroc Trelawny

8.15 pm
Vaughan Williams: Toward the Unknown Region
Holst: The Planets

c. 9.15 pm
Live Interval: On the opening night of the 2018 BBC Proms, Georgia Mann and Petroc Trelawny look forward to two months of world-class music-making in the company of guests, and go backstage to chat to some of the performers in tonight's Prom.

c.9.45 pm
Anna Meredith: Five Telegrams
BBC co-commission with 14-18 NOW and Edinburgh International Festival

National Youth Choir of Great Britain
BBC Proms Youth Ensemble
BBC Symphony Chorus
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sakari Oramo (conductor)

An all-British season launch, featuring two major figures who composed responses to the First World War. Holst's much-loved The Planets (premiered in 1918) and Vaughan Williams's choral masterpiece Toward the Unknown Region contrast with a new work by Anna Meredith, featuring the National Youth Choir of Great Britain and the BBC Proms Youth Ensemble. Five Telegrams draws on communications sent by young soldiers in 1918, taken from a British Field Service Postcard.

02Faure, Mozart And Ravel20180714

Live at the BBC Proms: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Alain Altinoglu, Francesco Piemontesi

Live at BBC Proms: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, pianist Francesco Piemontesi and conductor Alain Altinoglu, in music by Fauré and Mozart and Ravel's Daphnis and Chloe.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Martin Handley

Fauré: Pavane (version with chorus)
Mozart: Piano Concerto No 27 in B flat major, K595

c.8.10
Interval: Proms Plus Talk
Longus's charming pastoral novel 'Daphnis and Chloe' about teenage love and pirates was written in the second century AD. Professor Tim Whitmarsh, AG Leventis Professor of Greek Culture at Cambridge, discusses his work, alongside that of other early Greek writers and Judith Mackrell, dance critic for 'The Guardian' talks about how the text was used by Diaghilev to create the iconic ballet for the Ballet Russe. Hosted by Shahidha Bari.

c.8.30
Ravel: Daphnis and Chloe

Francesco Piemontesi, piano
BBC Symphony Chorus
City of London Choir
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Alain Altinoglu, conductor

An evening of French music from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra opens with Fauré's serene, gently pulsing Pavane, elegantly recalling the French court dance of the 16th and 17th centuries.
Ravel reaches even further back in time in his mythological Daphnis and Chloe, written for Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, and set in a pastoral Greek-island idyll.
At the centre of the concert is Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 27 - the composer's final piano concerto, and a work of unusually introspective lyricism. Swiss-born Francesco Piemontesi, a former BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist, is the soloist.

03Bbc Young Musician 40th Anniversary20180715

A gala concert featuring past winners, finalists and the 2018 winner of BBC Young Musician

Live at BBC Proms: BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Andrew Gourlay. BBC Young Musician celebrates its 40th birthday with a concert featuring illustrious past winners and finalists, including Nicola Benedetti, Freddy Kempf and Sheku Kanneh-Mason, as well as this year's winner, Lauren Zhang.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.
Presented by Clemency Burton-Hill.

Ben Foster: Fantasia on the Young Musician Theme
David Bruce: Sidechaining
Steve Reich: Drumming, Part 1
Giovanni Sollima: Violoncelles, vibrez!
Iain Farrington: Gershwinicity

INTERVAL: Clemency Burton-Hill looks back over the history of the BBC Young Musician with the help of some of its winners.

Saint-Saëns, arr Farrington: Carnival of the Animals (excerpts)
Ravel: Tzigane
James MacMillan: Britannia
Mussorgsky, arr Wood: The Great Gate of Kiev from Pictures at an Exhibition

Nicholas Daniel (oboe)
Michael Collins (clarinet)
Ben Goldscheider (horn)
Jennifer Pike (violin)
Alexander Bone (alto saxophone)
David Childs (euphonium)
Jess Gillam (soprano saxophone)
Emma Johnson (clarinet)
Alexandra Ridout (trumpet)
Colin Currie (percussion)
Owen Gunnell (percussion)
Adrian Spillett (percussion)
Sam Walton (percussion)
Natalie Clein (cello)
Laura van der Heijden (cello)
Sheku Kanneh-Mason (cello)
Guy Johnston (cello)
Nicola Benedetti (violin)
Martin James Bartlett (piano)
Freddy Kemp (piano)
Laura Melda (piano)
Lauren Zhang (piano)

BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Andrew Gourlay

BBC Young Musician has launched the careers of scores of artists since it began in 1978. We mark the competition's 40th anniversary with the help of an array of previous winners and finalists, joining this year's finalists; and we take a look at the competition's rich history.

04Shostakovich Leningrad Symphony20180716

The BBC Philharmonic, Juanjo Mena and Mark Simpson perform Shostakovich and Lindberg.

Live at the BBC Proms: BBC Philharmonic and Chief Conductor Juanjo Mena in Shostakovich's Leningrad Symphony. They are joined by Mark Simpson for Magnus Lindberg's Clarinet Concerto.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London, presented by Clemency Burton-Hill

Magnus Lindberg: Clarinet Concerto

8pm Interval: Proms Plus Talk
An introduction to Shostakovich's 'Leningrad' Symphony with Anastasia Belina and David Nice, presented by Petroc Trelawny.

8.25
Shostakovich: Symphony No 7 'Leningrad'

Mark Simpson (clarinet)
BBC Philharmonic
Juanjo Mena (conductor)

In his final season as its Chief Conductor, Juanjo Mena leads the BBC Philharmonic in a concert contrasting darkness and light. Magnus Lindberg's Clarinet Concerto is a modern classic, a glorious collision of tradition and innovation that is at once emotionally direct and ferociously virtuosic; a graduate of BBC Radio 3's New Generation Artist scheme and BBC Young Musician winner, Mark Simpson is the soloist. Darkness streaks across the second half with Shostakovich's heart-wrenching tribute to the Soviet victims of the Second World War - the powerful 'Leningrad' Symphony.

05Debussy Pelleas Et Melisande20180717

Robin Ticciati conducts the Glyndebourne Festival Opera and London Philharmonic Orchestra.

Live at BBC Proms: Glyndebourne Festival Opera and the LPO conducted by Robin Ticciati, with Christina Gansch, John Chest and Christopher Purves in Debussy's Pelléas et Mélisande

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Martin Handley

Debussy: Pelléas et Mélisande
Acts 1 - 3

c.8.20pm
Interval: Proms Plus
Musicologist Richard Langham Smith and specialist in 19th century French music and poetry Helen Abbott introduce Pélleas et Mélisande, Debussy's only opera

c.8.40pm
Debussy: Pelléas et Mélisande
Acts 4 - 5

Christina Gansch (Mélisande)
John Chest (Pelléas)
Christopher Purves (Golaud)
Brindley Sherratt (Arkel)
Karen Cargill (Geneviève)
Chloé Briot (Yniold)
Glyndebourne Festival Opera
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Robin Ticciati (conductor)

Debussy's Pelléas et Mélisande is an operatic fairy tale played out in the shadowy half-light of the mysterious kingdom of Allemonde. Love, desire, power and violence permeate this luminous score - arguably one of the greatest of the 20th century.

This semi-staged performance of Glyndebourne's new production, marking the centenary of the composer's death, is conducted by the company's Music Director Robin Ticciati, with Christopher Purves as the obsessive Golaud and former Kathleen Ferrier Award-winner Christina Gansch as his beloved Mélisande.