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Pcm 1: I Fagiolini And Robert Hollingworth20170717

Live from Cadogan Hall, Robert Hollingworth directs I Fagiolini in music by Monteverdi.

Live at Cadogan Hall: I Fagiolini under Robert Hollingworth with music by Monteverdi and a world premiere by Roderick Williams.

Live from Cadogan Hall, London
Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Monteverdi: Cruda Amarilli; Sfogava con le stelle; Longe da te, cor mio; 'Possente spirto' - from Orfeo; Chiome d'oro; Vorrei baciarti, o Filli
Roderick Williams: Là ci darem la mano (BBC commission: world premiere)
Monteverdi: Laudate pueri Dominum a 5 (concertato); Volgendo il ciel per l'immortal sentiero

I Fagiolini
Robert Hollingworth director

Who better to celebrate the 450th anniversary of Monteverdi's birth than I Fagiolini, who have spent a career unpicking the knotty conflicts and emotional truths of the composer's music.
The vocal ensemble is joined by strings, cornetts and continuo to explore love, lust, anger, jealousy and despair in a concert that spans the gamut of Monteverdi's music, both sacred and secular.
This season's first Monday-lunchtime Prom at Cadogan Hall also includes the world premiere of a new commission from composer, baritone and Proms regular Roderick Williams, inspired by the text of a well known aria from Mozart's Don Giovanni.

Pcm 2: Van Kuijk Quartet And Annelien Van Wauwe20170724

Live from Cadogan Hall, the Van Kuijk Quartet and Annelien Van Wauwe perform Mozart.

Live from Cadogan Hall, London
Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Webern: Langsamer Satz
Laurent Durupt: Grids for Greed (BBC commission: world premiere)
Mozart: Clarinet Quintet in A major

Van Kuijk Quartet
Annelien Van Wauwe clarinet

Two of BBC Radio 3's current New Generation Artists come together for a programme of chamber music spanning over 200 years.
The Van Kuijk Quartet joins forces with clarinettist Annelien Van Wauwe for Mozart's lyrical Clarinet Quintet, whose expansive melodies and sunny A major key belie the struggles and sadnesses of his personal life.
Webern's Langsamer Satz (Slow Movement) is, by contrast, the ecstatic outpouring of a young man in love, happier than ever before and writing music once described as 'Tristan and Isolde compressed into 11 minutes'.
In his first string quartet, which today receives its world premiere, French composer and pianist Laurent Durupt explores contrasts both of musical material and musical time and asks whether the differences are conflicting or complementary.

Producer Ellie Mant.

Live at Cadogan Hall: the Van Kuijk Quartet and Annelien Van Wauwe perform Webern, Mozart, and a world premiere by Laurent Durupt.

Live from Cadogan Hall, London
Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Webern: Langsamer Satz
Laurent Durupt: Grids for Greed (BBC commission: world premiere)
Mozart: Clarinet Quintet in A major

Van Kuijk Quartet
Annelien Van Wauwe, clarinet

Two of BBC Radio 3's current New Generation Artists come together for a programme of chamber music spanning over 200 years.
The Van Kuijk Quartet joins forces with clarinettist Annelien Van Wauwe for Mozart's lyrical Clarinet Quintet, whose expansive melodies and sunny A major key belie the struggles and sadnesses of his personal life.
Webern's Langsamer Satz (Slow Movement) is, by contrast, the ecstatic outpouring of a young man in love, happier than ever before and writing music once described as 'Tristan and Isolde compressed into 11 minutes'.
In his first string quartet, which today receives its world premiere, French composer and pianist Laurent Durupt explores contrasts both of musical material and musical time and asks whether the differences are conflicting or complementary.

Producer Ellie Mant.

Live from Cadogan Hall, the Van Kuijk Quartet and Annelien Van Wauwe perform Mozart.

Live at Cadogan Hall: the Van Kuijk Quartet and Annelien Van Wauwe perform Webern, Mozart, and a world premiere by Laurent Durupt.

Live from Cadogan Hall, London
Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Webern: Langsamer Satz
Laurent Durupt: Grids for Greed (BBC commission: world premiere)
Mozart: Clarinet Quintet in A major

Van Kuijk Quartet
Annelien Van Wauwe, clarinet

Two of BBC Radio 3's current New Generation Artists come together for a programme of chamber music spanning over 200 years.
The Van Kuijk Quartet joins forces with clarinettist Annelien Van Wauwe for Mozart's lyrical Clarinet Quintet, whose expansive melodies and sunny A major key belie the struggles and sadnesses of his personal life.
Webern's Langsamer Satz (Slow Movement) is, by contrast, the ecstatic outpouring of a young man in love, happier than ever before and writing music once described as 'Tristan and Isolde compressed into 11 minutes'.
In his first string quartet, which today receives its world premiere, French composer and pianist Laurent Durupt explores contrasts both of musical material and musical time and asks whether the differences are conflicting or complementary.

Producer Ellie Mant.

Live from Cadogan Hall, London
Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Webern: Langsamer Satz
Laurent Durupt: Grids for Greed (BBC commission: world premiere)
Mozart: Clarinet Quintet in A major

Van Kuijk Quartet
Annelien Van Wauwe clarinet

Two of BBC Radio 3's current New Generation Artists come together for a programme of chamber music spanning over 200 years.
The Van Kuijk Quartet joins forces with clarinettist Annelien Van Wauwe for Mozart's lyrical Clarinet Quintet, whose expansive melodies and sunny A major key belie the struggles and sadnesses of his personal life.
Webern's Langsamer Satz (Slow Movement) is, by contrast, the ecstatic outpouring of a young man in love, happier than ever before and writing music once described as 'Tristan and Isolde compressed into 11 minutes'.
In his first string quartet, which today receives its world premiere, French composer and pianist Laurent Durupt explores contrasts both of musical material and musical time and asks whether the differences are conflicting or complementary.

Producer Ellie Mant.

Pcm 3: From The Kalevala To Kaustinen: Finnish Folk And Baroque Music20170731

Live from Cadogan Hall, a whistle-stop journey through Finnish musical history.

Live from Cadogan Hall, London, a meeting of Baroque music and Finnish folk, ranging from Corelli and 16th-century spiritual songs to music from the Kaustinen region.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Finnish folk music meets familiar Baroque textures in a programme exploring two genres with a shared love of song and dance.

Anu Komsi (soprano)
Kreeta-Maria Kentala (violin)
Andrew Lawrence-King (harp, kantele, psaltery)
Eero Palviainen (theorbo, guitar)
Milla Viljamaa (harmonium)

Soprano Anu Komsi and violinist Kreeta-Maria Kentala both have family roots in the folk-rich municipality of Kaustinen, western Finland. They are joined by fellow boundary-crossing musicians for a whistle-stop journey through Finnish musical history encompassing the 16th-century Piae cantiones (the earliest printed book of Finnish music) and the 19th-century national folk epic, the Kalevala, which so inspired Sibelius. The concert also features favourites by Corelli and other Baroque composers, as well as folk songs from Kaustinen and music by Kreeta Haapasalo (1813-93), who was born in the region.

Pcm 4: Edgar Moreau With Il Pomo D'oro20170807

Live at Cadogan Hall: Edgar Moreau with Il Pomo d'Oro perform Vivaldi and Telemann.

Live at Cadogan Hall: Edgar Moreau with Il Pomo d'Oro perform Hasse, Platti, Vivaldi, Telemann and Boccherini.

Live from Cadogan Hall, London
Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Hasse: Adagio and Fugue in G minor
Platti: Cello Concerto in D major
Vivaldi: Cello Concerto in A minor, RV 419
Telemann: Divertimento in B flat major
Boccherini: Cello Concerto in D major, G479

Edgar Moreau, cello
Il Pomo d'Oro
Maxim Emelyanychev, director

Still in his early twenties, French cellist Edgar Moreau is already making his mark with the exuberant virtuosity of his playing. Here he joins the Baroque ensemble Il Pomo d'Oro for a programme focusing on 18th-century concertos.

Charged with all the rhetorical and emotional intensity of opera arias, these wonderfully expressive and colourful works range from the fretful melancholy of Vivaldi's Cello Concerto in A minor to the poised elegance of Boccherini's Concerto in D major and the irrepressible joy of Platti's Concerto in D major.

Pcm 5: Shostakovich20170814

The Latvian Radio Choir and pianist Alexander Melnikov perform Shostakovich.

An all-Shostakovich concert featuring the Latvian Radio Choir in Poems on Texts by Revolutionary Poets, and pianist Alexander Melnikov in a selection of Preludes and Fugues.

Live at Cadogan Hall, London.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Shostakovich: Ten Poems on Texts by Revolutionary Poets - excerpts
Shostakovich: Preludes and Fugues, Op 87 Nos 1, 2, 3, 4, 7 and 8

Alexander Melnikov (piano)
Latvian Radio Choir
Sigvards Kļava (conductor)

'Our family discussed the Revolution of 1905 constantly... The stories deeply affected my imagination.' Born in the shadow of one of Russia's darkest hours - the slaughter of over 1,000 peaceful protesters outside the Winter Palace in St Petersburg - Shostakovich carried its ghosts with him throughout his life. They are given voice here in a concert that brings together the wordless songs of the composer's Preludes and Fugues with the more explicit homage of the Ten Poems on Texts by Revolutionary Poets. In the last of its three appearances this season, the Latvian Radio Choir is joined by Russian pianist Alexander Melnikov.

Pcm 6: Christiane Karg & Malcolm Martineau20170821

Soprano Christiane Karg and pianist Malcolm Martineau give a recital of French song.

Soprano Christiane Karg and pianist Malcolm Martineau give a recital of French song by composers including Duparc, Ravel, Hahn and Poulenc.

Live at Cadogan Hall, London

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Duparc: L'invitation au voyage
Guridi: Seis canciones castellanas
Ravel: Cinq melodies populaires grecques
Hahn: Études latines - Lydé; Vile potabis; Tyndaris
Koechlin: Shéhérazade - Chanson d'Engaddi; La chanson d'Ishak de Moussoul; Le voyage
Poulenc: Voyage à Paris; Deux mélodies de Guillaume Apollinaire; Hôtel

Christiane Karg (soprano)
Malcolm Martineau (piano)

With triumphant performances for the Royal Opera and Glyndebourne behind her, rising German soprano Christiane Karg now makes her Proms debut. She is joined by pianist Malcolm Martineau for a musical voyage in song. They visit Greece in the heady love songs of Ravel's 'Greek popular songs', the exotic East in Koechlin's Shéhérazade settings and Spain in Guridi's darkly beautiful Castilian songs, before heading for Paris in the jaunty company of Francis Poulenc.

Pcm 7: Chopin. Pavel Kolesnikov20170828

Pavel Kolesnikov performs piano music by Chopin.

Live at Cadogan Hall: Pavel Kolesnikov performs piano music by Chopin

Live from Cadogan Hall, London
Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Chopin
Waltz in A flat major, Op. 69 No. 1
Impromptu in A flat major, Op. 29
Waltz in C sharp minor, Op. 64 No. 2
Fantasy-Impromptu in C sharp minor, Op. 66
Fantasy in F minor/A flat major, Op. 49
Mazurkas - selection
Scherzo in E major, Op. 54

Pavel Kolesnikov piano

Still in his twenties, award-winning pianist and former BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist Pavel Kolesnikov has been praised for the sensitivity and maturity of his playing.
Fresh from a critically acclaimed recording of Chopin's Mazurkas, he performs an all-Chopin recital at Cadogan Hall, including the brooding Fantasy, Op. 49, the mercurial Scherzo in E major and the ever popular Waltz in A flat major, Op. 69 No 1, alongside a selection of Mazurkas - one of the forms in which Chopin most deeply expressed his feelings for his Polish homeland.

Pcm 8: Elias String Quartet With Alice Neary20170904

Live at Cadogan Hall, the Elias Quartet and Alice Neary play Schubert's String Quintet.

The Elias Quartet are joined by cellist Alice Neary to perform Schubert's String Quintet.

Live from Cadogan Hall, London

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Elias String Quartet
Alice Neary (cello)

Schubert's final chamber work is a piece of sublime beauty, a masterpiece of the repertoire composed only two months before the composer's death at the age of just 31. Instead of the additional viola preferred by Mozart and Beethoven in their string quintets, Schubert adds a second cello, to create a work of sonorous beauty. From its expansive opening Allegro and the fragile beauty of the Adagio to its exuberant Scherzo and good-humoured closing Allegretto, this is a work of boundless invention and charm. Former BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists the Elias String Quartet are joined by cellist Alice Neary.

Prom 10: Aurora Orchestra - Beethoven's 'eroica'20170722

Tom Service and Nicholas Collon introduce Beethoven's Symphony No 3.

Live at BBC Proms: Tom Service and Nicholas Collon introduce Beethoven's Symphony No. 3, with the Aurora Orchestra. The concert begins with Strauss's Metamorphosen.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Tom Service

Richard Strauss: Metamorphosen
Tom Service and Nicholas Collon introduce Beethoven's Symphony No. 3, with live excerpts.

c.8.30pm INTERVAL: Proms Extra
Historian Andrew Roberts explores the influence of the figure of Napoleon on contemporary novelists and poets and Napoleon's long shadow across the 19th Century. Recorded as a Proms Extra with an audience at Imperial College earlier this evening.
Producer Simon Richardson

c.8.50pm
Beethoven: Symphony No 3 in E flat major, 'Eroica'

Aurora Orchestra
Nicholas Collon, conductor

No symphony pulses more vigorously with the rhythms of political protest than Beethoven's 'Eroica', whose defiant opening chords mark the arrival of the Romantic symphony. In their novel introduction, BBC Radio 3's Tom Service and conductor Nicholas Collon dismantle and reassemble this groundbreaking work, with the help of live excerpts, before the Aurora Orchestra gets under the skin of the work by performing the complete symphony from memory.
The concert also includes Richard Strauss's 1945 Metamorphosen. Scored for 23 solo strings, this ecstatic, elegiac work closes with an 'Eroica' quotation that mourns the devastation brought about by another, even darker, political regime.

Prom 12: Ten Pieces Presents ... Sir Henry's Magnificent Musical Inspirations!20170723

Join ringmaster Henry Wood on an exciting adventure for all the family.

Live at the BBC Proms: Ten Pieces Presents...Sir Henry's Magnificent Musical Inspirations! Join rollicking ringmaster Sir Henry Wood (founder-conductor of the Proms) on an exciting adventure for all the family.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall
Presented by Georgia Mann.

Programme to include music by Beethoven, Copland, Elgar, Mozart, Respighi and Ravi Shankar

Kathryn Lewek, soprano
Jess Gillam, saxophone
Gaurav Mazumdar, sitar
Ten Pieces Children's Choir
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Jessica Cottis (conductor)

Together with young performers, the Ten Pieces Children's Choir and guests, Sir Henry discovers how nature, history, dreams, love, magic and lots more have inspired composers to create musical masterpieces.

Producer Peter Thresh.

Prom 13: Malcolm Sargent's 500th Prom20170724

The BBC SO, conducted by Andrew Davis, recreate Malcolm Sargent's 1966 500th Prom.

Live at the BBC Proms the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir Andrew Davis, with pianist Beatrice Rana in Schumann's Piano Concerto, recreate Malcolm Sargent's 1966 500th Prom.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Trad: The National Anthem (arr. Wood)
Berlioz: Overture 'Le carnaval romain'
Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor

8.15pm INTERVAL - Proms Extra
Presenter Sara Mohr-Pietsch and guests, broadcaster Humphrey Burton and social historian of music Leanne Langley discuss the career of Malcolm Sargent, who was closely connected with the Proms for the last part of his life.

8.35pm
Elgar: Overture 'Cockaigne (In London Town)'
Walton: Façade, Suite No. 1; Façade Suite No. 2 - Popular Song
Holst: The Perfect Fool, Op 39
Delius: On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring
Britten: The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra

Beatrice Rana (piano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sir Andrew Davis (conductor)

To mark the 50th anniversary of the death of Malcolm Sargent, chief conductor of the Proms from 1947 until his death in 1967, Sir Andrew Davis recreates Sargent's 500th Prom from 1966, highlighting his work as a champion of English music.

Prom 14: Holst - The Planets20170725

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and conductor John Wilson perform Holst's The Planets.

Live at the BBC Proms: the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and conductor John Wilson, perform Holst's The Planets, with the CBSO Youth Chorus joining for the ethereal ending.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Kate Molleson

Vaughan Williams: Symphony No.9

c. 7.05pm INTERVAL - Proms Extra
Martin Handley talks to the musicologist Kate Kennedy and film director Tony Palmer about tonight's music, and the relationship between Vaughan Williams and Holst. Recorded earlier at the Imperial College Union.

c. 7.25pm
Holst: The Planets

CBSO Youth Chorus
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
John Wilson, conductor

Proms favourite, John Wilson, makes his first appearance at the Proms as the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra's new Associate Guest Conductor. Here he swaps Hollywood and Broadway classics for another of his personal passions: the great British symphonic classics. Holst's galactic suite conjures up the epic scope of a movie blockbuster in luminous music of infinite vistas, while Vaughan Williams's enigmatic final symphony also revels in an augmented sound-world: it's a piece Wilson sees as a suitably radical counterpart to The Planets.

Prom 15: The Songs Of Scott Walker (1967-70)20170725

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, a celebration of Scott Walker.

Live at BBC Proms: A celebration of the extraordinary career of Scott Walker, whose music has influenced artists from David Bowie to Leonard Cohen. Jules Buckley and the Heritage Orchestra pay tribute, with star guests including Jarvis Cocker and John Grant.
Presented by Stuart Maconie

Live from the Royal Albert Hall

Jarvis Cocker
John Grant
Richard Hawley
Susanne Sundfør
Heritage Orchestra
Jules Buckley, conductor

An icon of the 1960s, Scott Walker has travelled from Walker Brothers teen idol to avant-garde contemporary musician, influencing artists from David Bowie and Leonard Cohen to Goldfrapp along the way.
Tonight's Late Night Prom tribute presents tracks from his four self-titled albums with live orchestral backing for the very first time. Among the special guests are Jarvis Cocker, John Grant, Susanne Sundfør and Richard Hawley.

Prom 16: Mussorgsky - Pictures At An Exhibition20170726

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, the world premiere of Julian Anderson's piano concerto.

Live at the BBC Proms: the BBC SSO and Ilan Volkov are joined by Steven Osborne for the world premiere of Julian Anderson's piano concerto, The Imaginary Museum.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Kate Molleson

Liszt: Hamlet

Julian Anderson: Piano Concerto, The Imaginary Museum (world premiere)

c. 8.10pm INTERVAL - Proms Extra
Presenter Sara Mohr-Pietsch and guest, the pianist and broadcaster David Owen Norris, explore the theme of orchestration in connection with today's Prom.

c. 8.30pm
Liszt: From the Cradle to the Grave

Mussorgsky, orch. Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Ilan Volkov, conductor
Steven Osborne, piano

The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and its Principal Guest Conductor, Ilan Volkov, perform two of the last in the series of Liszt's symphonic poems - the mercurial Hamlet, a study of Shakespeare's tragic hero, and From the Cradle to the Grave, one of Liszt's most experimental works. They sit alongside Mussorgsky's much-loved Pictures at an Exhibition and the world premiere of a new piano concerto by Julian Anderson, which offers a tour around 'an imaginary museum' of contrasting worlds and sensations.

Producer Douglas Templeton.

Prom 17: Tchaikovsky's Pathã©tique20170727

BBC Philharmonic in music by Mark Simpson and Tchaikovsky.

The BBC Philharmonic conducted by Juanjo Mena in the London premiere of Mark Simpson's 'The Immortal' and Tchaikovsky's Sixth Symphony.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Mark Simpson: The Immortal

8.10 INTERVAL - Proms Extra
Composer Mark Simpson talks to presenter Kate Molleson. Highlights of a discussion recorded at the Imperial College Union earlier this evening.

8.30
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 6, 'Pathétique'

Christopher Purves (baritone)
London Voices
Crouch End Festival Chorus

BBC Philharmonic
Juanjo Mena

Life and death collide in a concert that explores what lies beyond the limits of human existence. In his passionate Sixth Symphony, which the composer described as 'the best thing I ever composed or shall compose', Tchaikovsky re-imagined what the symphony could be, daring to face death with uncertainty. The BBC Philharmonic's Composer in Association and a former BBC Young Musician winner and BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist, Mark Simpson, also looks to the afterlife in his critically acclaimed oratorio 'The Immortal'. Inspired by Victorian seances, he conjures up eerie visions of a world beyond.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall: The BBC Philharmonic conducted by Juanjo Mena in the London premiere of Mark Simpson's 'The Immortal' and Tchaikovsky's 'Pathétique' Symphony.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Mark Simpson: The Immortal

8.10 INTERVAL - Proms Extra
Composer Mark Simpson talks to presenter Kate Molleson. Highlights of a discussion recorded at the Imperial College Union earlier this evening.

8.30
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 6, 'Pathétique'

Christopher Purves (baritone)
London Voices
Crouch End Festival Chorus
BBC Philharmonic
Juanjo Mena (conductor)

Life and death collide in a concert that explores what lies beyond the limits of human existence. In his passionate Sixth Symphony, which Tchaikovsky described as 'the best thing I ever composed or shall compose', he re-imagined what the symphony could be, daring to face death with uncertainty. The BBC Philharmonic's Composer in Association, a former BBC Young Musician winner and BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist, Mark Simpson, also looks to the afterlife in his critically acclaimed oratorio 'The Immortal'. Inspired by Victorian seances, he conjures up eerie visions of a world beyond.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall: The BBC BBC Philharmonic conducted by Juanjo Mena in the London premiere of Mark Simpson's 'The Immortal' and Tchaikovsky's 'Pathétique' Symphony.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Mark Simpson: The Immortal

8.10 INTERVAL - Proms Extra
Composer Mark Simpson talks to presenter Kate Molleson. Highlights of a discussion recorded at the Imperial College Union earlier this evening.

8.30
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 6, 'Pathétique'

Christopher Purves (baritone)
London Voices
Crouch End Festival Chorus

BBC Philharmonic
Juanjo Mena (conductor)

Life and death collide in a concert that explores what lies beyond the limits of human existence. In his passionate Sixth Symphony, which Tchaikovsky described as 'the best thing I ever composed or shall compose', he re-imagined what the symphony could be, daring to face death with uncertainty. The BBC Philharmonic's Composer in Association, a former BBC Young Musician winner and BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist, Mark Simpson, also looks to the afterlife in his critically acclaimed oratorio 'The Immortal'. Inspired by Victorian seances, he conjures up eerie visions of a world beyond.

BBC Philharmonic in music by Mark Simpson and Tchaikovsky.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall: The BBC Philharmonic conducted by Juanjo Mena in the London premiere of Mark Simpson's 'The Immortal' and Tchaikovsky's 'Pathétique' Symphony.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Mark Simpson: The Immortal

8.10 INTERVAL - Proms Extra
Composer Mark Simpson talks to presenter Kate Molleson. Highlights of a discussion recorded at the Imperial College Union earlier this evening.

8.30
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 6, 'Pathétique'

Christopher Purves (baritone)
London Voices
Crouch End Festival Chorus
BBC Philharmonic
Juanjo Mena (conductor)

Life and death collide in a concert that explores what lies beyond the limits of human existence. In his passionate Sixth Symphony, which Tchaikovsky described as 'the best thing I ever composed or shall compose', he re-imagined what the symphony could be, daring to face death with uncertainty. The BBC Philharmonic's Composer in Association, a former BBC Young Musician winner and BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist, Mark Simpson, also looks to the afterlife in his critically acclaimed oratorio 'The Immortal'. Inspired by Victorian seances, he conjures up eerie visions of a world beyond.

The BBC Philharmonic conducted by Juanjo Mena in the London premiere of Mark Simpson's 'The Immortal' and Tchaikovsky's Sixth Symphony.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Mark Simpson: The Immortal

8.10 INTERVAL - Proms Extra
Composer Mark Simpson talks to presenter Kate Molleson. Highlights of a discussion recorded at the Imperial College Union earlier this evening.

8.30
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 6, 'Pathétique'

Christopher Purves (baritone)
London Voices
Crouch End Festival Chorus

BBC Philharmonic
Juanjo Mena

Life and death collide in a concert that explores what lies beyond the limits of human existence. In his passionate Sixth Symphony, which the composer described as 'the best thing I ever composed or shall compose', Tchaikovsky re-imagined what the symphony could be, daring to face death with uncertainty. The BBC Philharmonic's Composer in Association and a former BBC Young Musician winner and BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist, Mark Simpson, also looks to the afterlife in his critically acclaimed oratorio 'The Immortal'. Inspired by Victorian seances, he conjures up eerie visions of a world beyond.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall: The BBC BBC Philharmonic conducted by Juanjo Mena in the London premiere of Mark Simpson's 'The Immortal' and Tchaikovsky's 'Pathétique' Symphony.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Mark Simpson: The Immortal

8.10 INTERVAL - Proms Extra
Composer Mark Simpson talks to presenter Kate Molleson. Highlights of a discussion recorded at the Imperial College Union earlier this evening.

8.30
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 6, 'Pathétique'

Christopher Purves (baritone)
London Voices
Crouch End Festival Chorus

BBC Philharmonic
Juanjo Mena (conductor)

Life and death collide in a concert that explores what lies beyond the limits of human existence. In his passionate Sixth Symphony, which Tchaikovsky described as 'the best thing I ever composed or shall compose', he re-imagined what the symphony could be, daring to face death with uncertainty. The BBC Philharmonic's Composer in Association, a former BBC Young Musician winner and BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist, Mark Simpson, also looks to the afterlife in his critically acclaimed oratorio 'The Immortal'. Inspired by Victorian seances, he conjures up eerie visions of a world beyond.

Prom 18: Sirens And Scheherazade20170728

James Gaffigan and the BBC Symphony Orchestra take you on a maritime journey.

Live at the BBC Proms: the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by James Gaffigan perform Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade and Anders Hillborg's Sirens with the BBC Symphony Chorus and soloists.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Ian Skelly

Korngold: The Sea Hawk - overture
Anders Hillborg: Sirens (UK premiere)

8.10pm INTERVAL - Proms Extra
Emeritus Professor of European Archaeology at the University of Oxford, Sir Barry Cunliffe and Professor Edith Hall will consider epic sea journeys and the role of the sea in Greek myth and legend with presenter Rana Mitter. Recorded earlier as a Proms Extra with an audience at Imperial College.
Producer: Craig Smith

8.30pm
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade

Hannah Holgerrson (soprano)
Ida Falk Winland (soprano)
BBC Symphony Chorus
BBC Symphony Orchestra
James Gaffigan (conductor)

James Gaffigan and the BBC Symphony Orchestra take you on a maritime journey from the exotic oceans of Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade to the siren-filled waters of Homer's Odyssey as imagined by Swedish composer Anders Hillborg - with two Swedish sopranos and the BBC Symphony Chorus - and the stormy seas of Korngold's stirring film score for The Sea Hawk.

Prom 19: Relaxed Prom20170729

BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Grant Llewellyn perform in the first ever Relaxed Prom

Live at BBC Proms: BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Grant Llewellyn plus Andy Pidcock and Ty Coch School, Tonteg, perform in the first ever Relaxed Prom

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Andy Pidcock

Andy Pidcock, arr Glyn: Hello
Rossini: Overture (William Tell)
Rimsky-Korsakov, arr Bell: The Flight of the Bumble Bee
Pidcock, arr Glyn: La La Na Na
Tchaikovsky: Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy (The Nutcracker)
J Strauss II: The Blue Danube
Pidcock, arr Glyn: Andy's Waltz
Brahms, arr Parlow: Hungarian Dance No 6 in D flat major
Pharrell Williams, arr Bachalis: Happy
Pidcock, arr Glyn: A.E.I.O.U; La,La,La
Grainer, arr Gold, orch Foster: Main Theme (Doctor Who)
Pidcock, arr Glyn: Thank you very much
Quincy Jones, arr Burton: Soul Bossanova

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Pupils from Ty Coch School
Grant Llewellyn, conductor

A concert suitable for children and adults with autism, sensory and communication impairments and learning disabilities as well as individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind and partially sighted.

Presented by conductor Grant Llewellyn and musician Andy Pidcock, the first ever Relaxed Prom is a fun and interactive musical experience in a welcoming environment, with plenty of opportunities for participation.

During the concert there is a relaxed attitude to movement and noise in the auditorium. (There are over 80 musicians in the orchestra alone, so it will be loud!) You can move about, dance, sing or just listen. 'Chill-out' spaces outside the auditorium are available.

Produced in collaboration with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Royal Albert Hall Education and Outreach, the Relaxed Prom also features picture communication systems projected onto large screens, as well as audio description and British Sign Language interpretation. Radio 3 listeners will hear audio description of the Prom from Louise Fryer.

Prom 20: Stephen Hough Plays Brahms20170729

The BBC Philharmonic in music by Brahms, Haydn and David Sawer.

Live from BBC Proms: The BBC Philharmonic, conducted by Mark Wigglesworth, in music by Brahms, Haydn and David Sawer.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Brahms: Piano Concerto No 1 in D minor

8.25 INTERVAL - Proms Extra
In the second of our discussions about mood and emotion, novelist and broadcaster Charlotte Mendelson considers happiness: why do fewer writers engage with that emotion and why is so much of literature full of unhappy people? She's joined by psychologist and broadcaster Claudia Hammond, presenter of Radio 4's All In The Mind programme and author of 'Emotional Rollercoaster: A Journey Through The Science Of Feelings' and the discussion is chaired by New Generation Thinker Will Abberley. Recorded earlier as a Proms Extra with an audience at Imperial College.
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

8.45
David Sawer: the greatest happiness principle
Haydn: Symphony No 99 in E flat major

Stephen Hough (piano)
BBC Philharmonic
Mark Wigglesworth (conductor)

Though booed at its premiere in 1859, Brahms's First Piano Concerto has gone on to become one of the most beloved of the great rollercoasters among concertos. A giant of a piece with an emotional scope to match, it is at its most tender in the slow movement - a 'gentle portrait' of Clara Schumann. Tempering this intensity is Haydn's graceful Symphony No 99 and David Sawer's 'the greatest happiness principle', with its dancing, rhythmically charged textures, inspired by Jeremy Bentham's Utopian philosophies.

Prom 21: Beethoven - Symphony No 9, 'choral'20170730

BBC National Chorus and Orchestra of Wales and Xian Zhang perform Beethoven's 9th Symphony

Live at BBC Proms: BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales and Xian Zhang with Erin Wall, Sonia Prina, Simon O'Neil, and Alexander Vinogradov perform Beethoven's 9th Symphony.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch

James MacMillan: A European Requiem

c.7.45 INTERVAL - Proms Extra
Novelist Lawrence Norfolk makes a selection of European writers who have considered the idea of 'Europe', with readings performed by Peter Marinker. Hosted by New Generation Thinker Nandini Das. Recorded earlier as a Proms Extra with an audience at Imperial College.
Producer: Zahid Warley

c. 8.10
Beethoven: Symphony No.9 in D minor, 'Choral'

Iestyn Davies (countertenor)
Jacques Imbrailo (baritone)
Erin Wall (soprano)
Sonia Prina (mezzo)
Simon O'Neil (tenor)
Alexander Vinogradov (bass)
City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus
BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales
Xian Zhang (conductor)

Freedom, hope and brotherhood are the notions that underpin both Beethoven's Ninth Symphony and Sir James MacMillan's new choral work A European Requiem - a plea for unity in a troubled world. Xian Zhang and the BBC NOW perform this European premiere.

Producer Tim Thorne.

Prom 22: Monteverdi's Vespers20170731

French baroque ensemble Pygmalion perform Monteverdi Vespers.

Live at BBC Proms: French baroque ensemble Pygmalion under director Raphaël Pichon perform Monteverdi Vespers of 1610.

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

Monteverdi: Vespers of 1610

Giuseppina Bridelli, soprano
Eva Zaïcik, mezzo-soprano
Emiliano Gonzalez�Toro, tenor
Magnus Staveland, tenor
Virgile Ancely, bass
Renaud Bres, bass
Geoffroy Buffière, bass
Ensemble Pygmalion
Raphaël Pichon, director

Before there was Bach's Mass in B minor or Beethoven's Missa solemnis there was Monteverdi's Vespers, a choral masterpiece of unprecedented musical scope and audacious beauty. The work's textural extremes, multiple choirs and sonic effects are brought to life in a performance marking the 450th anniversary of the composer's birth.
Award-winning French Baroque ensemble Pygmalion makes its Proms debut under its director Raphaël Pichon, together with an exciting line-up of young soloists.

Live at BBC Proms: French baroque ensemble Pygmalion under director Raphaël Pichon perform Monteverdi Vespers of 1610.

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

Monteverdi: Vespers of 1610

Giuseppina Bridelli, mezzo-soprano
Eva Zaïcik, mezzo-soprano
Emiliano Gonzalez�Toro, tenor
Magnus Staveland, tenor
Virgile Ancely, bass
Renaud Bres, bass
Geoffroy Buffière, bass
Ensemble Pygmalion
Raphaël Pichon, director

Before there was Bach's Mass in B minor or Beethoven's Missa solemnis there was Monteverdi's Vespers, a choral masterpiece of unprecedented musical scope and audacious beauty. The work's textural extremes, multiple choirs and sonic effects are brought to life in a performance marking the 450th anniversary of the composer's birth.
Award-winning French Baroque ensemble Pygmalion makes its Proms debut under its director Raphaël Pichon, together with an exciting line-up of young soloists.

French baroque ensemble Pygmalion perform Monteverdi Vespers.

Live at BBC Proms: French baroque ensemble Pygmalion under director Raphaël Pichon perform Monteverdi Vespers of 1610.

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

Monteverdi: Vespers of 1610

Giuseppina Bridelli, mezzo-soprano
Eva Zaïcik, mezzo-soprano
Emiliano Gonzalez�Toro, tenor
Magnus Staveland, tenor
Virgile Ancely, bass
Renaud Bres, bass
Geoffroy Buffière, bass
Ensemble Pygmalion
Raphaël Pichon, director

Before there was Bach's Mass in B minor or Beethoven's Missa solemnis there was Monteverdi's Vespers, a choral masterpiece of unprecedented musical scope and audacious beauty. The work's textural extremes, multiple choirs and sonic effects are brought to life in a performance marking the 450th anniversary of the composer's birth.
Award-winning French Baroque ensemble Pygmalion makes its Proms debut under its director Raphaël Pichon, together with an exciting line-up of young soloists.

Live at BBC Proms: French baroque ensemble Pygmalion under director Raphaël Pichon perform Monteverdi Vespers of 1610.

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

Monteverdi: Vespers of 1610

Giuseppina Bridelli, soprano
Eva Zaïcik, mezzo-soprano
Emiliano Gonzalez�Toro, tenor
Magnus Staveland, tenor
Virgile Ancely, bass
Renaud Bres, bass
Geoffroy Buffière, bass
Ensemble Pygmalion
Raphaël Pichon, director

Before there was Bach's Mass in B minor or Beethoven's Missa solemnis there was Monteverdi's Vespers, a choral masterpiece of unprecedented musical scope and audacious beauty. The work's textural extremes, multiple choirs and sonic effects are brought to life in a performance marking the 450th anniversary of the composer's birth.
Award-winning French Baroque ensemble Pygmalion makes its Proms debut under its director Raphaël Pichon, together with an exciting line-up of young soloists.

Prom 23: Handel - Israel In Egypt20170801

The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in Handel's Israel in Egypt.

Live at BBC Proms: William Christie conducts the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in Handel's Israel in Egypt, one of the composer's most dramatic oratorios.

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

Handel Israel in Egypt (1739 version)

Zoë Brookshaw, soprano
Rowan Pierce, soprano
Christopher Lowrey, countertenor
Jeremy Budd, tenor
Dingle Yandell, bass-baritone
Callum Thorpe, bass
Choir and Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
William Christie conductor

Filled with frogs, locusts, hailstones and rivers of blood, Israel in Egypt is one of Handel's most extravagant oratorios and, by placing the chorus in the spotlight, Handel uses the collective voices to tell the story of an entire people.
In this performance of the 1739 version, William Christie conducts the period ensemble the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, joined by the group's own choir, in the launch of a series of Handel oratorios to be performed over the coming seasons at the Proms.

During the interval, Martin Handley and Handel experts Suzanne Aspden and Richard Wigmore introduce Handel's 'Israel in Egypt' in a talk recorded earlier in the evening as a Proms Extra at Imperial College Union.

Producer Peter Thresh.

Prom 24 Repeat: Esa-pekka Salonen Conducts John Adams20170802

Live at BBC Proms: Esa�Pekka Salonen, Philharmonia Orchestra and mezzo Marianne Crebassa.

Live at BBC Proms: Esa�Pekka Salonen, Philharmonia Orchestra and mezzo Marianne Crebassa with music by Johann Sebastian Bach arranged by Stravinsky, Maurice Ravel and John Adams.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Andrew McGregor

Johann Sebastian Bach: Canonic Variations on 'Vom Himmel hoch, da komm, ich her', BWV 769 (arr. Stravinsky)
Maurice Ravel: Shéhérazade

c.7.35pm INTERVAL - Proms Extra
Radio 3 New Generation Thinkers and authors Seán Williams and Rachel Hewitt discuss the German writer Friedrich Schiller's essay On Naïve And Sentimental Poetry, in the third of our Interval conversations about mood and emotion. Hosted by Anne McElvoy. Recorded earlier this evening as a Proms Extra event with an audience at Imperial College.
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

c.7.55pm
John Adams: Naive and Sentimental Music

Marianne Crebassa, mezzo-soprano
Philharmonia Voices
Philharmonia Orchestra
Esa�Pekka Salonen, conductor

The celebrations of John Adams's 70th birthday continue with his Naive and Sentimental Music, conducted by its dedicatee, Esa-Pekka Salonen. A symphony in all but name, the work glows with multi-layered textures. From meditative Minimalism to intricate counterpoint in Stravinsky's Canonic Variations on 'Vom Himmel hoch, da komm' ich her' - a colourful 'recomposition' of Bach's own chorale variations on the Lutheran hymn. Rising French mezzo-soprano Marianne Crebassa is the soloist in Ravel's heady song-cycle Shéhérazade, an exotic musical fantasy of distant lands and forbidden love.

Esa�Pekka Salonen, Philharmonia Orchestra and mezzo Marianne Crebassa with music by Johann Sebastian Bach arranged by Stravinsky, Maurice Ravel and John Adams.

Presented by Andrew McGregor from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Johann Sebastian Bach: Canonic Variations on 'Vom Himmel hoch, da komm, ich her', BWV 769 (arr. Stravinsky)
Maurice Ravel: Shéhérazade

c.7.35pm INTERVAL - Proms Extra
Radio 3 New Generation Thinkers and authors Seán Williams and Rachel Hewitt discuss the German writer Friedrich Schiller's essay On Naïve And Sentimental Poetry, in the third of our Interval conversations about mood and emotion. Hosted by Anne McElvoy. Recorded earlier this evening as a Proms Extra event with an audience at Imperial College.
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

c.7.55pm
John Adams: Naive and Sentimental Music

Marianne Crebassa, mezzo-soprano
Philharmonia Voices
Philharmonia Orchestra
Esa�Pekka Salonen, conductor

The celebrations of John Adams's 70th birthday continue with his Naive and Sentimental Music, conducted by its dedicatee, Esa-Pekka Salonen. A symphony in all but name, the work glows with multi-layered textures. From meditative Minimalism to intricate counterpoint in Stravinsky's Canonic Variations on 'Vom Himmel hoch, da komm' ich her' - a colourful 'recomposition' of Bach's own chorale variations on the Lutheran hymn. Rising French mezzo-soprano Marianne Crebassa is the soloist in Ravel's heady song-cycle Shéhérazade, an exotic musical fantasy of distant lands and forbidden love.

Producer Clive Portbury.

Prom 25: Sir John Eliot Gardiner And The Monteverdi Choir20170802

The Monteverdi Choir marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.

Sir John Eliot Gardiner, the Monteverdi Choir and the English Baroque Soloists mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall
Presented by Georgia Mann

Schütz: Nun lob, mein Seel, den Herren, SWV 41
Nicht uns, Herr, sondern deinem Namen, SWV 43
Danket dem Herren, denn er ist freundlich, SWV 45
Bach: Cantata No. 79, 'Gott der Herr ist Sonn und Schild'
Cantata No. 80, 'Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott'

Monteverdi Choir
English Baroque Soloists
Sir John Eliot Gardiner, conductor

Sir John Eliot Gardiner, the Monteverdi Choir and the English Baroque Soloists mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Bach's austere and beautiful Lutheran cantatas stand in contrast to the lively rhythms and rich textures of Schütz's music.

Producer Anthony Sellors.

Prom 26: Mozart And Brahms20170803

Paavo Jarvi conducts The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen in Mozart and Brahms.

Live at the BBC Proms: Paavo Jarvi conducts The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen in Mozart and Brahms plus the UK premiere of a new work by Erkki-Sven Tüür.

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

Erkki-Sven Tüür Flamma (UK premiere)
Mozart Sinfonia concertante in E flat major

c.8.15pm Interval - Proms Extra
Petroc Trelawny talks to musicians from the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen about the life of the orchestra and its innovative education collaboration with Bremen East School. Highlights of a discussion recorded at the Imperial College Union earlier this evening.

c.8.35
Brahms Symphony No. 2 in D major

Vilde Frang violin
Lawrence Power viola
The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen
Paavo Järvi conductor

The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen and its Artistic Director Paavo Järvi return to the Proms, joined by British violist Lawrence Power and Norwegian violinist Vilde Frang for Mozart's genial Sinfonia concertante.
Sitting somewhere between a concerto and a symphony, it's a perfect showcase for the virtuosity of this ensemble and its sunny good humour offers a striking contrast to Erkki-Sven Tüür's arresting Flamma - a vivid musical portrait of fire as both purifying force and agent of destruction.
Smoke clears and sunshine returns in Brahms's optimistic Second Symphony, with its free-flowing melodies and irrepressible closing dance.

Producer Peter Thresh.

Prom 27: Ella And Dizzy: A Centenary Tribute20170804

Dianne Reeves and James Morrison pay a tribute to Ella Fitzgerald and Dizzy Gillespie.

Live at BBC Proms: BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor John Mauceri, with singer Dianne Reeves and trumpeter James Morrison in a tribute to Ella Fitzgerald and Dizzy Gillespie in their centenary year.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.
Presented by Katie Derham.

Gershwin: Manhattan Rhapsody
Gershwin: A Foggy Day
Noble: Cherokee
Monk: Round Midnight
Gershwin: Embraceable You
Ellington: Harlem

c.8.25pm INTERVAL - Proms Extra
Two leading British writers, Jackie Kay and Ali Smith, who both chose Ella Fitzgerald songs to take to their Desert Island, talk about Ella's voice, how it changed through her long career, and how her lyrics and music have inspired them. Presented by Kevin LeGendre.
Recorded earlier this evening as a Proms Extra with an audience at Imperial College.
Producer: Zahid Warley

c.8.45pm
Lecuona: Jungle Drums
Gershwin: Fascinating Rhythm
Gillespie/Pozo/Fuller: Manteca
Ellington/Tizol: Caravan
Reeves: Tango du Jour
Gillespie: A Night in Tunisia
Shearing: Lullaby of Birdland

Dianne Reeves (singer), James Morrison (trumpet)
Victor Sangiorgio (piano)
BBC Concert Orchestra
John Mauceri, conductor

Described by The New York Times as 'the most admired jazz diva since the heyday of Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday', Dianne Reeves is joined by virtuoso trumpeter James Morrison to pay a double tribute to Ella Fitzgerald and Dizzy Gillespie in the centenary year of their births.
Conducted by Broadway musical and Hollywood movie-score legend John Mauceri, the celebrations contrast the Great American Songbook, which played a key role in Fitzgerald's live and recording career, with the bebop and Afro-Latin sounds in which Gillespie excelled.

Producer Neil Varley.

Prom 28: National Youth Orchestra Of Great Britain20170805

Featuring the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, conducted by Thomas Ades.

The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain is conducted by Thomas Adès in works by himself and Francisco Coll, plus Stravinsky's ballet The Rite of Spring.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Tom Redmond

Francisco Coll: Mural
Thomas Adès: Polaris

8.15pm Interval
Tom Redmond and Georgia Mann talk to members of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, past and present

8.40pm
Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring

National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
Thomas Adès (conductor)

Hear some of the UK's finest young musical talent, directed by composer and conductor Thomas Adès, in a bold programme of works that push the orchestra to its technical and sonic limits. Adès's own Polaris, subtitled 'A Voyage for Orchestra', takes inspiration from the North Star, conjuring a vast interstellar landscape that unfolds from a simple piano theme into a massive sonic spiral. Francisco Coll's Mural, tonight receiving its London premiere, is another richly textured, large-scale work - a 'grotesque symphony, in which Dionysus meets Apollo'. The concert's climax is Stravinsky's ballet score The Rite of Spring, whose frenzied rhythms and provocative harmonies prompted a legendary riot at its Paris premiere.

Interval: Tom Redmond and Georgia Mann talk to members of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, past and present.

Prom 29: Mussorgsky - Khovanshchina20170806

Mussorgsky's opera Khovanshchina, with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and BBC Singers.

Live at BBC Proms: Mussorgsky's opera Khovanshchina. BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Singers, Slovak Philharmonic Choir, boys' choirs and an international cast - conductor Semyon Bychkov.

Live at the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Ian Skelly

Mussorgsky
Khovanshchina, Act 1

6.45pm INTERVAL - Proms Extra
Petroc Trelawny discusses Mussorgsky's Khovanshchina with Rosamund Bartlett and Nicholas Baragwanath.

7.05pm
Khovanshchina, Acts 2 and 3

8.10pm INTERVAL: Throwing a Wobbly
Louise Fryer uncovers the ups and downs of vocal vibrato. How and why do singers use it? With guests sopranos Janis Kelly and Peyee Chen, tenor John Potter, scientist Helena Daffern and early music researcher Richard Bethell.
Producer David Gallagher

8.30pm
Khovanshchina, Acts 4 and 5

Ivan Khovansky....Ante Jerkunica (bass)
Andrey Khovansky....Christopher Ventris (tenor)
Golitsin....Vsevolod Grivnov (tenor)
Marfa....Elena Maximova (mezzo-soprano)
Dosifey....Ain Anger (bass)
Shaklovity....Georg Gagnidze (bass)
Susanna....Jennifer Rhys-Davies (soprano)
Scribe....Norbert Ernst (tenor)
Emma....Anush Hovhannisyan (soprano)
Kuzka....Colin Judson (tenor)
BBC Singers
Slovak Philharmonic Choir
Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School Schola Cantorum
Tiffin Boys' Choir
Paul Weigold (asst.conductor)
Paul Curran (director)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Semyon Bychkov (conductor)

Shot through with folk melodies, Mussorgsky's 'national music drama' Khovanshchina weaves a richly coloured operatic tapestry in which Russia herself is the heroine. Semyon Bychkov conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestras and an exciting cast, including Russian mezzo-soprano Elena Maximova.

Prom 30: Walton - Belshazzar's Feast20170807

Walton's Belshazzar's Feast, performed by the National Youth Choir of Great Britain.

Walton's Belshazzar's Feast, performed by the National Youth Choir of Great Britain and the Bournemouth Symphony orchestra, conducted by Kirill Karabits.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall
Presented by Martin Handley

Beethoven: Symphony No 1 in C major
Strauss: Die Frau ohne Schatten - Symphonic Fantasy

c.8.20
Interval- Proms Extra
Irving Finkel of the British Museum talks about the Babylonian history behind Belshazzar's Feast and the stories he has deciphered from cuneiform tablets. Hosted by New Generation Thinker Shahidha Bari. Producer: Jacqueline Smith

c.8.40pm
Prokofiev: Seven, They Are Seven
Walton: Belshazzar's Feast

David Butt Philip, tenor
James Rutherford, baritone
National Youth Choir of Great Britain
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Kirill Karabits, conductor

Gods, demons and mortals do battle in a concert full of musical legends and fairy tales. Prokofiev's revolution-inspired cantata Seven, They Are Seven is played for the first time at the Proms, alongside Walton's choral spectacular Belshazzar's Feast.

Producer Anthony Sellors.

Prom 31: Berlioz - The Damnation Of Faust20170808

Sir John Eliot Gardiner returns to the Proms with The Damnation of Faust.

Live at BBC Proms: Sir John Eliot Gardiner and Michael Spyres, Ann Hallenberg, Laurent Naouri with the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique in Berlioz's Damnation of Faust

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Ian Skelly

Berlioz
The Damnation of Faust, Parts 1 and 2

c.20:30 INTERVAL - Proms Extra
Presenter Christopher Cook discusses the devil in music with opera historian Sarah Lenton and Peter Stanford, writer of the book 'The Devil: a biography', a theme inspired by Berlioz's Damnation of Faust.

c.20:50
Berlioz
The Damnation of Faust, Parts 3 and 4

Michael Spyres (tenor), Faust
Ann Hallenberg (mezzo-soprano), Marguerite
Laurent Naouri (bass-baritone), Méphistophélès
Ashley Riches (bass-baritone), Brander
Trinity Boys Choir
Monteverdi Choir
National Youth Choir of Scotland
Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique
Sir John Eliot Gardiner

Sir John Eliot Gardiner returns to the Proms with The Damnation of Faust, continuing his multi-season Berlioz series. Part opera, part cantata, this 'dramatic legend' is an epic retelling of the Faust story that captures the extremes of man's ambition and folly in music by turns exquisite and grotesque. American tenor Michael Spyres returns to the Proms in the title-role, with Swedish mezzo-soprano Ann Hallenberg as the innocent victim, Marguerite.

Prom 32: Britten, Brian Elias, Purcell And Elgar20170809

BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales perform Britten, Elias, Purcell and Elgar.

Live at BBC Proms: BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales and Ryan Wigglesworth with Leonard Elschenbroich, Toby Spence and Nicholas Perfect perform Britten, Elias, Purcell and Elgar.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Britten: Ballad of Heroes
Brian Elias: Cello Concerto

c. 7.45pm INTERVAL - Proms Extra
Christopher Eccleston and Yolanda Vasquez perform readings and poems by the British volunteers of the International Brigades of the Spanish Civil War. Britten's 'Ballad of Heroes' is dedicated to them. Dr Richard Baxell talks to presenter Clemency Burton-Hill about the history. Recorded as a Proms Extra earlier with an audience at Imperial College Union.
Producer, Karen Holden

c. 8.10pm
Purcell, arr Elgar: Jehova, quam multi sunt
Elgar: Enigma Variations

BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales
Leonard Elschenbroich (cello)
Toby Spence (tenor)
Nicholas Perfect (bass)
Ryan Wigglesworth (conductor)

Ryan Wigglesworth joins the BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales for a programme that spans four centuries, from Purcell's dramatic choral motet 'Jehova, quam multi sunt hostes mei', to the world premiere of Brian Elias's Cello Concerto, whose intricate, spiral structure creates a dream-like musical narrative.
The concert opens with Britten's most overtly political work - an impassioned musical stand against fascism that anticipates the composer's War Requiem; and reaches its culmination with Elgar's 'Enigma' Variations, which includes the much-loved 'Nimrod'.

Producer Tim Thorne.

Live at BBC Proms: BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales and Ryan Wigglesworth with Leonard Elschenbroich, Toby Spence and Henry Waddington perform Britten, Elias, Purcell and Elgar.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Britten: Ballad of Heroes
Brian Elias: Cello Concerto

c. 7.45pm INTERVAL - Proms Extra
Christopher Eccleston and Yolanda Vasquez perform readings and poems by the British volunteers of the International Brigades of the Spanish Civil War. Britten's 'Ballad of Heroes' is dedicated to them. Dr Richard Baxell talks to presenter Clemency Burton-Hill about the history. Recorded as a Proms Extra earlier with an audience at Imperial College Union.
Producer, Karen Holden

c. 8.10pm
Purcell, arr Elgar: Jehova, quam multi sunt
Elgar: Enigma Variations

BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales
Leonard Elschenbroich (cello)
Toby Spence (tenor)
Henry Waddington (bass)
Ryan Wigglesworth (conductor)

Ryan Wigglesworth joins the BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales for a programme that spans four centuries, from Purcell's dramatic choral motet 'Jehova, quam multi sunt hostes mei', to the world premiere of Brian Elias's Cello Concerto, whose intricate, spiral structure creates a dream-like musical narrative.
The concert opens with Britten's most overtly political work - an impassioned musical stand against fascism that anticipates the composer's War Requiem; and reaches its culmination with Elgar's 'Enigma' Variations, which includes the much-loved 'Nimrod'.

Producer Tim Thorne.

BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales perform Britten, Elias, Purcell and Elgar.

Live at BBC Proms: BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales and Ryan Wigglesworth with Leonard Elschenbroich, Toby Spence and Henry Waddington perform Britten, Elias, Purcell and Elgar.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Britten: Ballad of Heroes
Brian Elias: Cello Concerto

c. 7.45pm INTERVAL - Proms Extra
Christopher Eccleston and Yolanda Vasquez perform readings and poems by the British volunteers of the International Brigades of the Spanish Civil War. Britten's 'Ballad of Heroes' is dedicated to them. Dr Richard Baxell talks to presenter Clemency Burton-Hill about the history. Recorded as a Proms Extra earlier with an audience at Imperial College Union.
Producer, Karen Holden

c. 8.10pm
Purcell, arr Elgar: Jehova, quam multi sunt
Elgar: Enigma Variations

BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales
Leonard Elschenbroich (cello)
Toby Spence (tenor)
Henry Waddington (bass)
Ryan Wigglesworth (conductor)

Ryan Wigglesworth joins the BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales for a programme that spans four centuries, from Purcell's dramatic choral motet 'Jehova, quam multi sunt hostes mei', to the world premiere of Brian Elias's Cello Concerto, whose intricate, spiral structure creates a dream-like musical narrative.
The concert opens with Britten's most overtly political work - an impassioned musical stand against fascism that anticipates the composer's War Requiem; and reaches its culmination with Elgar's 'Enigma' Variations, which includes the much-loved 'Nimrod'.

Producer Tim Thorne.

Live at BBC Proms: BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales and Ryan Wigglesworth with Leonard Elschenbroich, Toby Spence and Nicholas Perfect perform Britten, Elias, Purcell and Elgar.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Britten: Ballad of Heroes
Brian Elias: Cello Concerto

c. 7.45pm INTERVAL - Proms Extra
Christopher Eccleston and Yolanda Vasquez perform readings and poems by the British volunteers of the International Brigades of the Spanish Civil War. Britten's 'Ballad of Heroes' is dedicated to them. Dr Richard Baxell talks to presenter Clemency Burton-Hill about the history. Recorded as a Proms Extra earlier with an audience at Imperial College Union.
Producer, Karen Holden

c. 8.10pm
Purcell, arr Elgar: Jehova, quam multi sunt
Elgar: Enigma Variations

BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales
Leonard Elschenbroich (cello)
Toby Spence (tenor)
Nicholas Perfect (bass)
Ryan Wigglesworth (conductor)

Ryan Wigglesworth joins the BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales for a programme that spans four centuries, from Purcell's dramatic choral motet 'Jehova, quam multi sunt hostes mei', to the world premiere of Brian Elias's Cello Concerto, whose intricate, spiral structure creates a dream-like musical narrative.
The concert opens with Britten's most overtly political work - an impassioned musical stand against fascism that anticipates the composer's War Requiem; and reaches its culmination with Elgar's 'Enigma' Variations, which includes the much-loved 'Nimrod'.

Producer Tim Thorne.

Prom 33 Repeat: Grieg, Sibelius, Schumann And Hindemith20170813
Prom 33: Grieg, Sibelius, Schumann And Hindemith20170810

The BBC Philharmonic with music by Grieg, Sibelius, Schumann and Hindemith.

Live at BBC Proms: BBC Philharmonic and conductor John Storgards with soprano Lise Davidsen and cellist Alban Gerhardt in Grieg, Sibelius, Schumann and Hindemith.

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

Grieg: Peer Gynt (excerpts)
Sibelius: Luonnotar; Karelia Suite
Schumann: Cello Concerto in A minor, Op.129
Hindemith: Symphony 'Mathis der Maler'

BBC Philharmonic
Lise Davidsen (soprano)
Alban Gerhardt (cello)
John Storgårds (conductor)

Norwegian soprano Lise Davidsen makes her Proms debut singing Solveig's Song from Grieg's incidental music to Ibsen's dark drama 'Peer Gynt' and in Sibelius's late, great tone-poem Luonnotar. The sophisticated orchestral textures and sensuous melodies of Luonnotar contrast with the rough-hewn folk music of the same composer's struggle for freedom from Russian tyranny in his buoyant Karelia Suite.
Hindemith's opera 'Mathis der Maler', is set at the time of the Protestant Reformation; it was dubbed as "degenerate" by the Nazi regime who then banned all performances of his music. But not before the Symphony drawn from the opera was premiered in March 1934 at one of the early peaks of Hitler's power by one his artistic favourites and persuasive defenders of the artistic credo, Wilhelm Furtwängler. Alban Gerhardt is the soloist in Schumann's Cello Concerto, which rejects overt solo virtuosity, favouring instead dialogue between cello and orchestra.

Prom 35: John Wilson Conducts Oklahoma!20170811

John Wilson conducts 'Oklahoma!', Roger and Hammerstein's 1943 hit musical.

Live at the BBC Proms: John Wilson conducts 'Oklahoma!', Roger and Hammerstein's 1943 hit musical

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.
Presented by Petroc Trelawny.

Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II: Oklahoma!

Aunt Eller - Belinda Lang
Curly - Nathaniel Hackmann
Laurey - Scarlett Strallen
Will Parker - Robert Fairchild
Jud Fry - David Seadon-Young
Ado Annie - Lizzy Connolly
Ali Hakim - Marcus Brigstocke

Bursting not just with tunes but emotions, Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! brought new dramatic depth to the Broadway musical. John Wilson and his orchestra bring their signature energy and swagger to this much-loved classic.

INTERVAL: Proms Extra
Edward Seckerson and Jason Carr discuss Oklahoma!

Live at the BBC Proms: John Wilson conducts 'Oklahoma!', Rodgers and Hammerstein's 1943 hit musical

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.
Presented by Petroc Trelawny.

Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II: Oklahoma!

Aunt Eller - Belinda Lang
Curly - Nathaniel Hackmann
Laurey - Scarlett Strallen
Will Parker - Robert Fairchild
Jud Fry - David Seadon-Young
Ado Annie - Lizzy Connolly
Ali Hakim - Marcus Brigstocke

Bursting not just with tunes but emotions, Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! brought new dramatic depth to the Broadway musical. John Wilson and his orchestra bring their signature energy and swagger to this much-loved classic.

INTERVAL: Proms Extra
Edward Seckerson and Jason Carr discuss Oklahoma!

John Wilson conducts 'Oklahoma!', Roger and Hammerstein's 1943 hit musical.

Live at the BBC Proms: John Wilson conducts 'Oklahoma!', Rodgers and Hammerstein's 1943 hit musical

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.
Presented by Petroc Trelawny.

Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II: Oklahoma!

Aunt Eller - Belinda Lang
Curly - Nathaniel Hackmann
Laurey - Scarlett Strallen
Will Parker - Robert Fairchild
Jud Fry - David Seadon-Young
Ado Annie - Lizzy Connolly
Ali Hakim - Marcus Brigstocke

Bursting not just with tunes but emotions, Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! brought new dramatic depth to the Broadway musical. John Wilson and his orchestra bring their signature energy and swagger to this much-loved classic.

INTERVAL: Proms Extra
Edward Seckerson and Jason Carr discuss Oklahoma!

Prom 36: Schubert And Mahler20170812

The BBC SSO and Thomas Dausgaard perform unfinished works by Schubert and Mahler.

Live at the BBC Proms: the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Chief Conductor, Thomas Dausgaard, perform works by Schubert and Mahler.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Ian Skelly

Schubert: Symphony No.8 'Unfinished'

c. 8.00pm - INTERVAL: Proms Extra
David Owen Norris discusses unfinished works and composers who complete them.

c. 8.20pm
Mahler: Symphony No.10, compl. Deryck Cooke

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Thomas Dausgaard, conductor

The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Chief Conductor, Thomas Dausgaard, offer two contrasting answers to the problem of performing unfinished symphonies. Although Schubert started work on his Eighth Symphony nearly six years before his death, he never completed it and the two existing movements of this lyrical, proto-Romantic work are mostly performed without a scherzo or finale. Mahler's final symphony grapples with darkness and doubt in music of rare anguish and intensity. It is presented tonight in the performing version by Deryck Cooke, which allows us to hear the work complete, in all its knotty, generous invention.

Prom 37: Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No 320170813

The BBC SSO with Thomas Dausgaard and pianist Alexander Gavrylyuk perform Rachmaninov.

Live at the BBC Proms: the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Chief Conductor Thomas Dausgaard and pianist Alexander Gavrylyuk, perform music by Rachmaninov.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Kate Molleson

Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.3 in D minor

c. 6.55pm - Interval: PROMS EXTRA Louise Fryer discusses traditional Russian music with Anastasia Belina-Johnson and David Nice.

c. 7.15pm
Rachmaninov - Symphony No.2 in E minor

Alexander Gavrylyuk, piano
Latvian Radio Choir
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Thomas Dausgaard, conductor

In tonight's all-Rachmaninov Prom, prize-winning pianist Alexander Gavrylyuk makes his Proms debut in the composer's demanding Third Piano Concerto, while the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra steps into the spotlight for the mercurial Second Symphony, with its hauntingly beautiful Adagio and impassioned finale. The Latvian Radio Choir complements each work with Russian Orthodox chant, illuminating these blazing orchestral works with the hypnotic sound-world that seeped into Rachmaninov's works.

Prom 38: Rachmaninov's All-night Vigil (vespers)20170813

The Latvian Radio Choir perform Rachmaninov's All-Night Vigil (Vespers).

Live at the BBC Proms: The Latvian Radio Choir perform Rachmaninov's All-Night Vigil (Vespers) in the spacious acoustics of the Royal Albert Hall.
Live from the Royal Albert Hall.
Presented by Kate Molleson.

Rachmaninov All-Night Vigil (Vespers)
Sigvards Kļava (director)

One of the 2017 Revolutionary Music Late Night Proms.

Hailed as 'the greatest musical achievement of the Russian Orthodox Church', Rachmaninov's All-Night Vigil (Vespers) is also one of the loveliest works of any faith - a profoundly moving statement of belief and the last major work the composer completed before he left Russia.

Sung unaccompanied, the Vigil is a choral tour de force, pushing the singers to the limits of both range and dynamics. The effect is strikingly dramatic, encompassing the ecstatic choral celebration of the Resurrection Hymn 'Today salvation has come' and the infinite tenderness of the 'Ave Maria'.
The Latvian Radio Choir returns following its performance of Orthodox chant in tonight's earlier Prom.

Prom 39: Debussy, Ravel And Mark-anthony Turnage20170814

BBC Symphony Orchestra performs Ravel's Piano Concerto, plus Mark-Anthony Turnage's Hibiki

After: Live at BBC Proms: BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Kazushi Ono - Ravel's Piano Concerto, with soloist Inon Barnatan, and the European premiere of Mark-Anthony Turnage's Hibiki.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Andrew McGregor

Debussy: Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G major

20.00 INTERVAL: Proms Extra
Mark-Antony Turnage talks to Kate Molleson

20.20
Mark-Anthony Turnage: Hibiki (European premiere)

Inon Barnatan (piano)
Sally Matthews (soprano)
Mihoko Fujimura (mezzo)
New London Children's Choir
Finchley Children's Music Group
Kazushi Ono (conductor)

Sunlight and sensitivity dominate Debussy's ravishing Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune. The cooler shades of jazz shoot through Ravel's Piano Concerto in G major. Mark-Anthony Turnage's Hibiki (Japanese for "beautiful sound") makes reference to the earthquake and devastating tsunami which struck north-east Japan in 2011. A children's chorus and settings of Japanese poetry for soprano and mezzo-soprano soloists create a sequence of threnodies offering solace after loss. This is the European premiere.

Prom 40: Brahms, Berg, Larcher And Schumann20170815

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra performs Brahms, Berg, Schumann and Larcher.

Live at BBC Proms: the Scottish Chamber Orchestra conducted by Robin Ticciati with violinist Christian Tetzlaff in Brahms, Berg's Violin Concerto, Schumann and Thomas Larcher
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.
Presented by Penny Gore.

Brahms: Tragic Overture
Berg: Violin Concerto

c.7.50pm Interval: PROMS EXTRA
Nick Littlehales, sports sleep coach and chair of the Sleep Council, talks with novelist AL Kennedy and presenter Rana Mitter about sleep and insomnia.
Recorded earlier as a Proms Extra with an audience at Imperial College.

8.10
Thomas Larcher: Nocturne - Insomnia (UK premiere)
Schumann: Symphony No 3 in E flat major, 'Rhenish'

Christian Tetzlaff (violin)
Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Robin Ticciati (conductor)

Brahms's Tragic Overture is not so much tragic as a 'serious' follow-up to his more frivolous Academic Festival Overture.
Dedicated 'To the memory of an angel', Berg's luminous Violin Concerto is an intensely moving personal testament to the death of a young woman, quoting Bach's funeral chorale 'Es ist genug'.
Thomas Larcher's nocturnal wanderings receive their UK premiere before a joyous journey down the Rhine in Schumann's Third Symphony, which climaxes in a musical homage to Cologne Cathedral.

Prom 41: Philip Glass And Ravi Shankar20170815

Britten Sinfonia performs Passages by Ravi Shankar and Philip Glass.

Live at BBC Proms: Britten Sinfonia with conductor Karen Kamensek and sitar player Anoushka Shankar in Passages by Ravi Shankar and Philip Glass

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Andrew McGregor

Ravi Shankar and Philip Glass: Passages

Britten Sinfonia
Anoushka Shankar, sitar
Karen Kamensek, conductor

In the mid-1960s a rising star of Western classical music met the 'Godfather' of the Indian classical tradition. The result was a collision of musical worlds and - some 25 years later - a studio album that combined Glass's American Minimalism with Shankar's sitar and the traditions of Hindustani classical music. A hypnotic flow of sound, blending cello, saxophone and other Western instruments with the glittering pulse of the sitar, Passages is presented here in its first complete live performance. The Britten Sinfonia and Karen Kamensek are joined by Shankar's daughter, sitar virtuoso Anoushka Shankar.

Prom 42: Les Siã¨cles And Franã§ois-xavier Roth20170816

An all-French programme of Proms music from Les Siecles and Francois-Xavier Roth.

Live at BBC Proms: French music from Les Siècles and conductor François-Xavier Roth.
The hugely acclaimed period instruments of Les Siècles return to the Proms this year with Cédric Tiberghien as the soloist in Saint-Saëns's Egyptian Concerto as part of a programme of Romantic French music inspired by the East.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall.
Presented by Martin Handley.

Saint-Saëns: La princesse jaune - overture
Delibes: Lakmé - ballet music
Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No. 5 in F major, 'Egyptian'

approx 8.15pm Interval: PROMS EXTRA
Turkish novelist Elif Shafak talks about the figure of the djinni in Arabic mythology, who along with humans and angels, make up the three sapient creations of God, according to Islamic tradition. New Generation Thinker Dr Shahida Bari joins the discussion hosted by Ian McMillan.
Recorded earlier this evening as a Proms Extra with an audience at Imperial College.

Franck: Les Djinns
Lalo: Namouna - Suites Nos. 1 and 2 (excerpts)
Saint-Saëns: Samson and Delilah - Bacchanal

Cédric Tiberghien (piano)
Les Siècles
François-Xavier Roth conductor

An all-French programme inspired by the East, from the fragrant Indian gardens of Delibes's Lakmé and the eroticism of Samson and Delilah, to Corfu with the adventures of Lalo's Namouna.
Oriental demons surface in Les Djinns, complementing the vibrantly coloured music of Java and the Middle East that suffuses Saint-Saëns's 'Egyptian' Piano Concerto.

Prom 43: Saint-saã«ns - 'organ' Symphony20170817

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra perform music by de Falla, Lalo and Saint-Saens.

Live at BBC Proms: RPO and Charles Dutoit with Joshua Bell, Cameron Carpenter and Stephanie d'Oustrac, perform music by de Falla, Lalo and Saint-Saëns 'Organ' Symphony

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Ian Skelly

Manual de Falla El amor brujo
Édouard Lalo: Symphonie espagnole, Op 21

c.7.30pm: Interval: PROMS EXTRA
Clemency Burton-Hill talks to musicologists Clair Rowden and Richard Langham Smith about the music of Saint-Saëns.

c.7.50pm
Saint�Saëns: Symphony No 3 in C minor, 'Organ'

Stéphanie d'Oustrac, mezzo-soprano
Joshua Bell, violin
Cameron Carpenter, organ
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Charles Dutoit, conductor

Tonight's celebration of the sun-scorched landscapes of Spain opens with Falla's flamenco ballet El amor brujo, rich in Andalusian folk melodies and featuring the famous 'Ritual Fire Dance'.
Joshua Bell is the soloist in Lalo's Symphonie espagnole, whose title conceals a virtuosic violin concerto steeped in the sounds of Spain, while Cameron Carpenter takes to the organ console in Saint-Saëns's mighty 'Organ' Symphony. 'With it I have given all I could,' observed the composer. 'What I did I could not achieve again.'.

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra perform music by de Falla, Lalo and Saint-Saens.

Live at BBC Proms: RPO and Charles Dutoit with Joshua Bell, Cameron Carpenter and Stephanie d'Oustrac, perform music by de Falla, Lalo and Saint-Saëns 'Organ' Symphony

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Ian Skelly

Manual de Falla El amor brujo
Édouard Lalo: Symphonie espagnole, Op 21

c.7.30pm: Interval: PROMS EXTRA
Clemency Burton-Hill talks to musicologists Clair Rowden and Richard Langham Smith about the music of Saint-Saëns.

c.7.50pm
Saint�Saëns: Symphony No 3 in C minor, 'Organ'

Stéphanie d'Oustrac, mezzo-soprano
Joshua Bell, violin
Cameron Carpenter, organ
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Charles Dutoit, conductor

Tonight's celebration of the sun-scorched landscapes of Spain opens with Falla's flamenco ballet El amor brujo, rich in Andalusian folk melodies and featuring the famous 'Ritual Fire Dance'.
Joshua Bell is the soloist in Lalo's Symphonie espagnole, whose title conceals a virtuosic violin concerto steeped in the sounds of Spain, while Cameron Carpenter takes to the organ console in Saint-Saëns's mighty 'Organ' Symphony. 'With it I have given all I could,' observed the composer. 'What I did I could not achieve again.'.

Prom 44: Bang On A Can All-stars20170817

The BBC Proms Youth Ensemble and Bang on a Can All-Stars perform in premieres.

Live at BBC Proms: BBC Proms Youth Ensemble and Bang on a Can All Stars in premieres by Michael Gordon, David Lang and Julia Wolfe, plus works by Philip Glass and Louis Andriessen.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall
Presented by Andrew McGregor

Michael Gordon: Big Space (BBC commission: world premiere)*
David Lang: Sunray (London premiere)
Julia Wolfe: Big Beautiful Dark and Scary (London premiere)
Philip Glass: Closing from 'Glassworks'
Louis Andriessen: Workers Union

BBC Proms Youth Ensemble
Bang on a Can All-Stars
Rumon Gamba (conductor)

Bang on a Can represents all that is most gleefully non-conformist and boundary-breaking in new music. Celebrating its 30th birthday this year, this pioneering American artistic collective and its three composer-directors, Michael Gordon, David Lang and Julia Wolfe, bring their signature energy to this Late Night Prom, together with their six-piece amplified ensemble.

The All-Stars perform classic works by Wolfe, Lang and Louis Andriessen alongside an 80th-birthday tribute to Philip Glass and a world premiere by Michael Gordon, performed by the Proms Youth Ensemble. Expect propulsive rhythms and plenty of big grooves.

Prom 45: Mahler - 'resurrection' Symphony20170818

Soloists Elizabeth Watts and Elisabeth Kulman feature in Mahler's Symphony No 2.

Live at BBC Proms: Mahler's Symphony No.2 'Resurrection'. Sakari Oramo conducts the BBC SO, BBC Symphony Chorus, Bach Choir, and soloists Elizabeth Watts and Elisabeth Kulman.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Mahler: Symphony No.2 'Resurrection'

[There will be no interval]

Elizabeth Watts (soprano)
Elisabeth Kulman (mezzo)
The Bach Choir
BBC Symphony Chorus
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sakari Oramo (conductor)

In this season's second Mahler symphony, the composer wrestles with the essential questions of humanity in a work that took over six years to complete. Faith, mortality and the hope of resurrection are the subject of this epic musical exploration, which culminates in a glowing, transcendent choral finale.

The BBC Symphony Orchestra and its Chief Conductor Sakari Oramo are joined by soloists Elizabeth Watts and Elisabeth Kulman as well as the combined forces of the BBC Symphony Chorus and the Bach Choir for a work whose scale and scope come into their own in the Royal Albert Hall.

Prom 46: Schoenberg - Gurrelieder20170819

Sir Simon Rattle conducts the LSO in Schoenberg's Gurrelieder at the Royal Albert Hall.

Live from BBC Proms: Sir Simon Rattle conducts Schoenberg's Gurrelieder, with the London Symphony Orchestra.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall
Presented by Martin Handley

Schoenberg: Gurrelieder

Tove:Eva-Maria Westbroek (soprano)
Waldemar: Simon O'Neill (tenor)
Wood-Dove: Karen Cargill (mezzo)
Klaus the Fool: Peter Hoare (tenor)
Peasant: Christopher Purves (bass-baritone)
Speaker: Thomas Quasthoff
CBSO Chorus
Orfeó Català
London Symphony Chorus
London Symphony Orchestra
Sir Simon Rattle, conductor

Gurrelieder is Schoenberg's Tristan and Isolde, an opulent, late-Romantic giant. The LSO and Sir Simon Rattle are joined by an outstanding line-up of soloists, including soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek and tenor Simon O'Neill as lovers Tove and Waldemar.

c. 9.15pm PROMS EXTRA
Tom Service talks to musicologists Julian Johnson and Nicholas Baragwanath about Schoenberg's Gurrelieder. An edited version of the talk given before tonight's Prom.

c. 9.15pm PROMS EXTRA
Tom Service talks to musicologist Julian Johnson about Schoenberg's Gurrelieder. An edited version of the talk given before tonight's Prom.

Live from BBC Proms: Sir Simon Rattle conducts Schoenberg's Gurrelieder, with the London Symphony Orchestra.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall
Presented by Martin Handley

Schoenberg: Gurrelieder

Tove: Eva-Maria Westbroek (soprano)
Waldemar: Simon O'Neill (tenor)
Wood-Dove: Karen Cargill (mezzo)
Klaus the Fool: Peter Hoare (tenor)
Peasant: Christopher Purves (bass-baritone)
Speaker: Thomas Quasthoff
CBSO Chorus
Orfeó Català
London Symphony Chorus
London Symphony Orchestra
Sir Simon Rattle, conductor

Gurrelieder is Schoenberg's Tristan and Isolde, an opulent, late-Romantic giant. The LSO and Sir Simon Rattle are joined by an outstanding line-up of soloists, including soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek and tenor Simon O'Neill as lovers Tove and Waldemar.

c. 9.15pm PROMS EXTRA
Tom Service talks to musicologist Julian Johnson about Schoenberg's Gurrelieder. An edited version of the talk given before tonight's Prom.

Prom 47: Bach's 'little Organ Book' Past And Present20170820

Organists William Whitehead and Robert Quinney play Bach Chorale Preludes.

Live at BBC Proms: Organists William Whitehead and Robert Quinney play selections of Chorale Preludes from Bach's 'Little Organ Book' plus works inspired by Bach, with three brand-new chorale preludes.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch

Programme includes:

Bach: Chorale preludes, BWV 599644 (selection)

Cheryl Frances-Hoad: Chorale Prelude 'Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott' (BBC commission, world premiere)

Jonathan Dove: Chorale Prelude 'Christ under Herr zum Jordan kam' (BBC commission, world premiere)

Daniel Saleeb: Chorale Prelude 'Erhalt uns, Herr, bei deinem Wort' (World premiere); Toccata on 'Erhalt uns, Herr, bei deinem Wort'

Plus other works by Bach, Schumann, Mendelssohn and Samuel Wesley

William Whitehead (organ)
Robert Quinney (organ)

Organists William Whitehead and Robert Quinney launch our Reformation Day with a recital featuring the great Lutheran chorale preludes of Bach's Orgelbüchlein at its heart, alongside three brand-new chorale preludes by British composers, Bach's 'St Anne' Fugue, Mendelssohn's Organ Sonata No. 3 and other Bach-related works by Schumann and Samuel Wesley.

Producer Janet Tuppen.

Prom 48: A Patchwork Passion20170820

Sofi Jeannin conducts the BBC Singers and City of London Sinfonia in A Patchwork Passion.

Chief Conductor Designate of the BBC Singers, Sofi Jeannin, makes her BBC Proms debut in a concert with City of London Sinfonia which celebrates Passion compositions from the last five centuries.

Joined by tenors Thomas Elwin and Oliver Johnston and the bass David Shipley, Passion works from Johann Walter through to James MacMillan are explored in a programme depicting the Passion of Christ through many and varied compositions.

Thomas Elwin, tenor
Oliver Johnston, tenor
David Shipley, bass
BBC Singers
City of London Sinfonia
Sofi Jeannin, conductor

Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch.

Chief Conductor Designate of the BBC Singers, Sofi Jeannin, makes her BBC Proms debut in a concert with City of London Sinfonia which celebrates Passion compositions from the last five centuries.

Joined by tenors Thomas Elwin and Christopher Bowen and the bass David Shipley, Passion works from Johann Walter through to James MacMillan are explored in a programme depicting the Passion of Christ through many and varied compositions.

Thomas Elwin, tenor
Christopher Bowen, tenor
David Shipley, bass
BBC Singers
City of London Sinfonia
Sofi Jeannin, conductor

Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch.

Sofi Jeannin conducts the BBC Singers and City of London Sinfonia in A Patchwork Passion.

Chief Conductor Designate of the BBC Singers, Sofi Jeannin, makes her BBC Proms debut in a concert with City of London Sinfonia which celebrates Passion compositions from the last five centuries.

Joined by tenors Thomas Elwin and Christopher Bowen and the bass David Shipley, Passion works from Johann Walter through to James MacMillan are explored in a programme depicting the Passion of Christ through many and varied compositions.

Thomas Elwin, tenor
Christopher Bowen, tenor
David Shipley, bass
BBC Singers
City of London Sinfonia
Sofi Jeannin, conductor

Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch.

Prom 49: Bach's St John Passion20170820

Live from the Albert Hall, John Butt and the Dunedin Concert in JS Bach's St John Passion.

Live at BBC Proms: John Butt and the Dunedin Concert with Nicholas Mulroy, Matthew Brook, Sophie Bevan, Tim Mead, Andrew Tortise and Konstantin Wolff in JS Bach's St John Passion

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch

Bach: St John Passion Part 1

c.20:30 INTERVAL: Proms Extra
Ian Skelly introduces a discussion of Bach's St John Passion with the Revd Lucy Winkett and Professor Stephen Rose.

c.21:00
Bach: St John Passion Part 2

Nicholas Mulroy, Evangelist
Matthew Brook, Jesus
Sophie Bevan, soprano
Tim Mead, countertenor
Andrew Tortise, tenor
Konstantin Wolff, bass
Dunedin Consort
John Butt, conductor

The climax of the Proms Reformation Day is a complete performance of Bach's St John Passion. 'More daring, forceful and poetic' than the St Matthew Passion, according to Schumann, this is a work of almost operatic vividness that brings both a humanity and a painful immediacy to the Passion narrative. Bach specialist John Butt and his Dunedin Consort make their Proms debut in a performance that offers the audience the chance to join in the chorale-singing, reflecting how the work might originally have been heard in a church setting.

Producer Clive Portbury.

Prom 50: Beethoven, Stravinsky And Gerald Barry20170821

The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra perform Beethoven's Fifth Symphony.

The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla perform Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, with works by Stravinsky and Gerald Barry.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Andrew McGregor

Beethoven: Overture 'Leonore' No.3
Stravinsky: Violin concerto in D major

c.8.10pm Interval: PROMS EXTRA
Louise Fryer talks to the composer Gerald Barry about his new work. Recorded earlier in the evening at Imperial College.

c.8.30pm: Part 2
Gerald Barry: Canada (BBC commission, world premiere)
Beethoven: Symphony No.5 in C minor

Leila Josefowicz (violin)
Allan Clayton (tenor)
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
conductor Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla

The CBSO and Mirga Gražinyte-Tyla explore the theme of political and artistic freedom. Beethoven's Leonore overture No. 3, written for his rescue opera Fidelio, celebrates the triumph of truth over tyranny in music of radiant beauty, while his Fifth Symphony rewrites the rules for the Classical symphony.

In his new work, maverick composer Gerald Barry is inspired by revolutionary events in Canada's history, also setting the text from Fidelio's Prisoners' Chorus; and violinist Leila Josefowicz amps up the drama in the fierce brilliance of Stravinsky's neo-Classical concerto.

Producer Janet Tuppen.

Prom 51: Sibelius, Saint-saens And Elgar-payne20170822

The BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sakari Oramo in Elgar's Symphony No 3.

Live at BBC Proms: the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sakari Oramo in Sibelius, Elgar's Symphony No.3 (completed Payne), and Saint-Saëns's Piano Concerto No.2 with Javier Perianes.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Ian Skelly

Sibelius: Scènes historiques, Suite No. 1
Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No.2 in G minor

20.10 INTERVAL: Proms Extra
The novelist Meg Rosoff and art curator Karen Serres consider unfinished works in literature and in painting, and whether or not it is always a good idea for other people to finish them. Ian McMillan hosts. Recorded earlier as a Proms Extra with an audience at Imperial College. Producer: Jacqueline Smith.

Elgar/Payne: Symphony No.3

Javier Perianes (piano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sakari Oramo (conductor)

This year's Elgar cycle concludes with the originally unfinished Third Symphony. The concert also features the vivid, descriptive miniatures of Sibelius's Scènes historiques and Saint-Saëns's brilliantly youthful Second Piano Concerto.

Prom 52: Dvorak's New World Symphony20170823

The Halle Orchestra under Sir Mark Elder in Dvorak's Symphony 'From the New World'.

Live at BBC Proms: the Hallé Orchestra under Sir Mark Elder in Dvořák's Symphony 'From the New World' preceded by "Beyond the Score" which explores the history of the piece.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Andrew McGregor

Beyond the Score (devised by Gerard McBurney)

c.20:30 INTERVAL: Proms Extra
New Generation Thinker Sarah Dillon introduces a series of readings about arriving in the USA - from Francis Spufford's recreation of 18th century New York in the award winning Golden Hill, to Kafka's first impressions of the States - she'll explore the wonder and excitement of encountering the New World.
Recorded earlier as a Proms Extra with an audience at Imperial College. Producer: Nicola Holloway

c20:50
Antonín Dvořák: Symphony No 9 in E minor, 'From the New World'

Henry Goodman, actor
Rodney Earl Clarke, bass-baritone
Gerard McBurney, creative director
Hallé Orchestra
Sir Mark Elder, conductor

Have you ever wondered about the story behind Dvořák's haunting Symphony No. 9, with its yearning Largo and its ebullient, dancing Scherzo? Originally devised by Gerard McBurney and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, this newly remounted Beyond the Score(R) performance combines actors, projections and live musical examples to explore the history of this enduringly popular orchestral classic. In the second half, Sir Mark Elder and the Hallé give a complete performance of the symphony. A fascinating, dramatic insight into one of the great works of the symphonic repertoire

Producer Clive Portbury.

Prom 53: Beneath The Underdog: Charles Mingus Revisited20170824

Jules Buckley and the Metropole Orkest pay homage to Charles Mingus.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Georgia Mann

Shabaka Hutchings (saxophones)
Christian Scott (trumpet)
Kandace Springs (vocals)
Metropole Orkest
conductor Jules Buckley

A giant of jazz, Charles Mingus (1922-79) combined the classic style of Duke Ellington and Jelly Roll Morton with the radical spirit of black music of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, and has influenced artists from Joni Mitchell and Elvis Costello to Debbie Harry.

Following sell-out Quincy Jones and Jamie Cullum Proms last year, Jules Buckley returns - with his Metropole Orkest - to celebrate the life and music of this legendary composer, bandleader and bass-player. The Prom features Mingus favourites including 'Better Git It in Your Soul', 'Moanin'' and 'Goodbye Pork Pie Hat', performed by a starry line-up of artists Kandace Springs, Shabaka Hutchings, Christian Scott and Leo Pellegrino.

During the Interval: PROMS EXTRA
Georgia Mann talks to Catherine Tackley and Geoffrey Smith about Mingus.

Prom 54: Orchestra Of La Scala, Milan, And Riccardo Chailly20170825

Riccardo Chailly conducts the Orchestra of La Scala in Brahms's Violin Concerto.

Live at BBC Proms: Filarmonica della Scala and Riccardo Chailly are joined by violinist Leonidas Kavakos to begin with Brahms's Violin Concerto, followed by music by Respighi

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

Brahms: Violin Concerto in D major

c.19:15 INTERVAL: Proms Extra
Writer and classicist Natalie Haynes talks to Matthew Sweet about Ancient Rome and how its ruins and history have inspired writers and artists through the centuries. Recorded earlier as a Proms Extra with an audience at Imperial College. Producer: Zahid Warley.

c.19:35
Respighi: Fountains of Rome; Pines of Rome

Leonidas Kavakos, violin
Filarmonica della Scala
Riccardo Chailly, conductor

Riccardo Chailly returns to the Proms, this time as Music Director of the Filarmonica della Scala (Orchestra of La Scala, Milan), which makes its Proms debut. They bring with them a little piece of Italy in two of Respighi's Rome-inspired tone-poems. Richly vivid in orchestral colour, these works delight in the kind of huge sonorities that come into their own in the Royal Albert Hall. The concert opens with one of the great violin concertos - Brahms's joyous, virtuosic musical homage to his friend and mentor, the virtuoso violinist Joseph Joachim.

Prom 55: Classical Music Of Indian And Pakistan20170825

Classical music from north and south India, plus qawwali from Pakistan at the Proms.

Live at BBC Proms: to mark the 70th anniversary of partition and independence on the Indian subcontinent, a concert of classical music from North and South India, plus qawwali from Pakistan, running late into the night.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Presented by Andrew McGregor.

Pandit Budhaditya Mukherjee (sitar)
Soumen Nandy (tabla)

Kumaresh Rajagopalan (Carnatic violin)
Jayanthi Kumaresh (Saraswati veena)
Anantha R. Krishnan (mridangam)

Fareed Ayaz, Abu Muhammad Qawwal and Brothers

The Proms marks the 70th anniversary of partition and independence on the Indian subcontinent with a concert curated by Darbar Trust, producers of Darbar Festival, representing the classical music of India and Pakistan. Explore the region's diverse musical culture in performances celebrating three very different traditions. India's great maestro, Pandit Budhaditya Mukherjee performs ragas on the iconic sitar from the Hindustani music of North India, while South India's Carnatic music is more strongly melodic, coloured by the distinctive timbres of the Carnatic violin and veena. The Sufi music of Pakistan provides an ecstatic climax to this Late Night Prom, weaving rich, mesmeric tapestries of sound.

Prom 56: The Bohemian Reformation20170826

The BBC Symphony Orchestra and BBC Singers perform a programme of Czech music.

Live at BBC Proms: the BBC Symphony Orchestra and BBC Singers, conducted by Jakub Hrůša, perform a programme of Czech music by Smetana, JanáÄ?ek, Dvořák, Suk, and Martinů.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Ian Skelly

Traditional: Hussite Chorale 'Ktož jsú Boži bojovníci' (You Who Are Warriors of God)
Smetana: Tábor; Blaník (Má vlast)
Martinů: Field Mass

20.20
INTERVAL: Proms Extra: Musicologists Jan Smaczny and Gavin Plumley discuss Czech music. Highlights of the Proms Extra event recorded earlier this evening at Imperial College Union, hosted by Louise Fryer.

c.20:40
Dvořák: Hussite Overture
JanáÄ?ek: Song of the Hussites (The Excursions of Mr BrouÄ?ek)
Josef Suk: Prague

Svatopluk Sem (baritone)
Men of the BBC Singers
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Jakub Hrůša (conductor)

Rising star conductor Jakub Hrůša presents an all-Czech concert with the BBC SO and the BBC Singers. Smetana's evocative tone-poem Ma vlast sits alongside Martinů's Field Mass - written in 1939 at the start of World War Two and written for outdoor performance - and Suk's Prague. This is music of protest, anger and national pride.

Prom 57: Swing No End20170827

Clare Teal, Guy Barker and Winston Rollins with 'Swing No End' at the Proms.

Live at BBC Proms: Clare Teal, Guy Barker and Winston Rollins with Swing No End.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall
Introduced by Katie Derham

Clare Teal, singer/presenter
Hiromi, piano
Guy Barker Big Band
Guy Barker, bandleader
Winston Rollins Big Band
Winston Rollins, bandleader

From stomps and shuffles to boogie-woogie and blues, from bebop to Latin, this Sunday matinee Prom presents a slice of musical action from the 1930s and 1940s. Two roaring big bands battle against each other, joined by special guests and led by Guy Barker and Winston Rollins.
Singer and broadcaster Clare Teal is our guide on a journey that celebrates the triumphs of big band greats, including Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Jimmie Lunceford, Boyd Raeburn, Machito, Stan Kenton and Woody Herman.
Tribute is also paid to a highly respected but unassuming giant of the big band world - pianist, arranger and composer Mary Lou Williams.

During the INTERVAL: The Literature of Jazz. To complement today's Prom, Geoffrey Smith presents a celebration of the novels and poetry that were inspired by the jazz of the Thirties and Forties, from F. Scott Fitzgerald to Jack Kerouac. With readings by Jamie Parker and Rhashan Stone.
Producer: Justine Willett

Jamie Parker is an acclaimed British actor who made his name as part of the original company of Alan Bennett's The History Boys. He recently won an Olivier Award for his role as Harry Potter in the West End play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
Rhashan Stone is an American-born British actor and comedian. He is best known for appearing in comedy shows such as Desmond's and Mutual Friends.
Geoffrey Smith presents programmes on jazz for BBC Radio 3.

Prom 58: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra And Louis Langree20170827

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra perform music by Bernstein, Copland and Tchaikovsky.

Live at BBC Proms: the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra with conductor Louis Langrée perform music by Bernstein, Copland and Tchaikovsky

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

Bernstein: On the Waterfront - symphonic suite
Copland: Lincoln Portrait

c.20:25 Interval: PROMS EXTRA
Kathleen Burk, Professor of Modern and Contemporary History at UCL, reflects on the character and rhetoric of Abraham Lincoln, the great American president whose 'Gettysburg Address' is considered to be one of the greatest and most influential statements of national purpose and the principles of human equality. She's joined on stage by BBC Radio 3 New Generation Thinker Dr Joanna Cohen from Queen Mary College, London, and presenter Rana Mitter.
Recorded earlier as a Proms Extra with an audience at Imperial College. Producer: Katy Hickman

c20:45
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 5 in E minor

Charles Dance, narrator
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Louis Langrée, conductor

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra makes its Proms debut with Music Director Louis Langrée, bringing works by two celebrated American composers. Bernstein's symphonic suite drawn from his soundtrack to On the Waterfront is a cinematic journey through the docks and slums of post-war New Jersey, telling the story of one man's heroic fight against corruption and intimidation. In a year in which America has inaugurated a new president, Copland's Lincoln Portrait offers a musical homage to another. Lincoln's greatest speeches are set against a stirring orchestral tone-poem: America in music. The climax of the concert is another passionate statement of musical nationalism: Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5.

Prom 59: Mozart - La Clemenza Di Tito20170828

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, Mozart's La clemenza di Tito from Glyndebourne.

Mezzo-soprano Alice Coote leads an all-star cast as the vengeful Vitellia under Glyndebourne's Music Director Robin Ticciati.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Donald Macleod

Mozart: La clemenza di Tito - Act 1

c.8.35pm: Interval: PROMS EXTRA
Sara Mohr-Pietsch talks to Timothy Jones and Nicholas Till about La clemenza di Tito. Highlights of the Proms Extra recorded earlier at Imperial College Union.

c.8.55pm: Mozart: La clemenza di Tito - Act 2

Vitellia.... Alice Coote (mezzo-soprano)
Sextus.... Anna Stéphany (mezzo-soprano)
Annius....Michèle Losier (mezzo-soprano)
Publio.... Clive Bayley (bass)
Titus.... Richard Croft (tenor)
Servilia.... Joélle Harvey (soprano)
Glyndebourne Festival Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Conductor Robin Ticciati

The collision of love and ambition in Mozart's morally conflicted final opera, and the compassion of a wronged emperor, make for a scenario as relevant today as in the ancient Rome where it is set. Blending ravishing arias with intricate human psychology, La clemenza di Tito ranks among the finest of Mozart's mature works.

Prom 6: Nicola Benedetti Plays Shostakovich's Violin Concerto No 120170718

Nicola Benedetti and the BBC NOW under Thomas Sondergard: Shostakovich and Sibelius.

Live at BBC Proms: BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Thomas Sondergard plus Nicola Benedetti. Shostakovich's tone poem October and 1st Violin Concerto with Sibelius's 2nd Symphony.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch

Shostakovich: October
Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No. 1

c.8pm
INTERVAL - Proms Extra
Stephen Johnson and Daniel Grimley introduce Sibelius's Second Symphony. Highlights of a discussion hosted by Clemency Burton-Hill and recorded at the Imperial College Union earlier this evening

c.8.25pm
Sibelius: Symphony No. 2

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Nicola Benedetti, violin
Thomas Søndergård, conductor

Violinist Nicola Benedetti joins Thomas Søndergård and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales as they continue their exploration of music by Shostakovich and Sibelius. Here they pair the latter's stirring Second Symphony - adopted as a potent symbol of nationalism and resistance by the people of Finland - with Shostakovich's symphonic poem October, a work whose subversive musical message sees the composer at his most pointedly political.

Shostakovich dedicated his First Violin Concerto to the celebrated violinist David Oistrakh, who praised its solo part as 'Shakespearean', and the concerto's demonic Scherzo gives its soloist plenty of opportunity for virtuosity.

Prom 60: Stravinsky, Rachmaninov And Shostakovich20170829

The Oslo Philharmonic play Stravinsky and Shostakovich, live from the Royal Albert Hall.

Live at BBC Proms: The Oslo Philharmonic play Stravinsky and Shostakovich, and are joined by pianist Leif Ove Andsnes for Rachmaninov's Fourth Piano Concerto.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall
Presented by Penny Gore

Stravinsky: The Firebird - Suite (revised version, 1919)
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No 4 in G minor (revised version, 1941)

8.15: Interval: PROMS EXTRA
Historians Helen Rappaport and Victor Sebestyen consider the figure of Lenin, as the Proms prepares to mark the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution. Hosted by Anne McElvoy. Recorded earlier as a Proms Extra with an audience at Imperial College. Producer: Luke Mulhall

Shostakovich: Symphony No 12 in D minor, 'The Year 1917'

Leif Ove Andsnes, piano
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Vasily Petrenko, Conductor

It would be impossible to mark this year's centenary of the Russian Revolution without a performance of Shostakovich's Symphony No. 12 - subtitled 'The Year 1917'. Its sweeping, filmic music paints a portrait of Lenin, both as a man and a political force.
Acclaimed Shostakovich interpreter Vasily Petrenko conducts the Oslo Philharmonic in an all-Russian programme also featuring Stravinsky's ever-popular suite from The Firebird and Rachmaninov's mercurial Fourth Piano Concerto (continuing our cycle of the composer's complete piano concertos).
Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes, whose Beethoven concerto cycle was a highlight of the 2015 Proms, returns as soloist.

Prom 61: Renee Fleming Sings Strauss20170830

Renee Fleming sings Strauss and Barber with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic.

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

Renee Fleming sings Strauss and Barber with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, conducted by Sakari Oramo. Plus Nielsen's Symphony no.2.

Andrea Tarrodi: Liguria
UK premiere

Barber: Knoxville: Summer of 1915, Op 24

7.35pm:
INTERVAL: Proms Extra:
Daniel Grimley introduces Nielsen's Symphony No 2 'The Four Temperaments' in an edited version of a discussion recorded earlier this evening at Imperial College.

7.55pm: Part 2
Strauss: Daphne - Transformation Scene, 'Ich komme - ich komme'

Nielsen: Symphony No 2 'The Four Temperaments'

Renée Fleming, soprano
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
Sakari Oramo, conductor

Star American soprano Renée Fleming returns to join Sakari Oramo and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra for the shimmering 'transformation' music that closes Richard Strauss's opera Daphne, and Samuel Barber's Knoxville: Summer of 1915, a nostalgic portrait of the America of a simpler age.
The RSPO also brings music by its Swedish compatriot Andrea Tarrodi - Liguria, a vivid musical 'walking tour' through Italian fishing villages as well as Nielsen's Second Symphony, 'The Four Temperaments', whose four movements offer different character portraits, from a choleric opening Allegro to a melancholic slow movement.

Prom 62: Chineke!20170830

Kevin John Edusei conducts the UK's first BME orchestra in their Proms debut.

Live at BBC Proms: Chineke! - Kevin John Edusei conducts the UK's first BME orchestra in their Proms debut, featuring 2016 BBC Young Musician Sheku Kanneh-Mason on cello.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch

Hannah Kendall: The Spark Catchers (BBC commission: world premiere)
Dvořák: Rondo in G minor, Op 94
David Popper, orch M. Schlegel: Hungarian Rhapsody, Op 68
George Walker: Lyric for Strings
Handel: 'Da tempeste il legno infranto' (from Julius Caesar)
Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint�Georges, orch Mauricio Rodriguez: 'Au penchant qui nous entrâine'
Handel: 'Rejoice greatly' (from Messiah)
Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio espagnol, Op 34

Sheku Kanneh-Mason (cello)
Jeanine De Bique (soprano)
Chineke!
Kevin John Edusei (conductor)

Hailed by critics as 'fresh' and 'brilliant', the UK's first BME orchestra Chineke! makes its Proms debut in a programme including works by Pulitzer Prize-winning George Walker and young British composer Hannah Kendall, whose The Spark Catchers takes inspiration from the urgent energy of Lemn Sissay's poem of the same name.
Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, winner of the 2016 BBC Young Musician competition, soprano Jeanine De Bique and conductor Kevin John Edusei all make their Proms debuts too.

Prom 63: Taneyev, Rachmaninov And Tchaikovsky20170831

The BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Semyon Bychkov in Tchaikovsky's Manfred Symphony.

Live at BBC Proms: the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Semyon Bychkov. Tchaikovsky's Manfred Symphony, and Kirill Gerstein joins for Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No.1.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Penny Gore

Taneyev: Overture - The Oresteia
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.1

c.20.10 INTERVAL: Proms Extra
Novelist Ben Markovits and Dr Anna Camilleri from the University of Oxford talk to New Generation Thinker Shahidha Bari about Lord Byron and his poem 'Manfred', the story of a Faustian nobleman living in the Bernese Alps who summons seven spirits to help him forget the death of his beloved Astarte. Readings are performed by Samuel West. Recorded earlier as a Proms Extra with an audience at Imperial College.
Producer: Fiona McLean

c.20:40
Tchaikovsky: Manfred Symphony

Kirill Gerstein (piano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Semyon Bychkov (conductor)

Continuing his season-long Tchaikovsky Project, which included performances earlier this summer with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Semyon Bychkov conducts an all-Russian programme that climaxes with the composer's vividly programmatic symphony Manfred. Translating the struggles of Byron's hero (who celebrates his 200th anniversary this year) into music proved a challenging task for the composer but the result is a glorious musical epic, full of drama and colour.

Kirill Gerstein is the soloist for Rachmaninov's youthful Piano Concerto No. 1, concluding our cycle of the composer's piano concertos with a work whose stormy beauty is a natural companion for Taneyev's brooding Oresteia overture.

Prom 64: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra And Daniele Gatti20170901

The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra with Daniele Gatti perform music by Wolfgang Rihm.

Live at BBC Proms: the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra with Daniele Gatti perform music by Wolfgang Rihm and Bruckner's 9th Symphony

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Rihm: In-Schrift

c18:50
INTERVAL: Proms Extra

c19.10
Bruckner: Symphony No 9 in D minor

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Daniele Gatti, conductor

Amsterdam's mighty Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra is regularly named as one of the world's finest orchestras. Here it returns to the Proms for the first time in almost a decade, under its new Chief Conductor Daniele Gatti. The main work on their programme is Bruckner's Ninth Symphony - the composer's great, unfinished farewell to the form, and his final testament of faith. Written in 1995 for St Mark's Basilica in Venice, Rihm's In-Schrift is an exploration of space and its sonic possibilities. With no high strings and additional low brass, Rihm creates a sound-world of striking darkness, illuminated only by the piercing brilliance of percussion.

Prom 65: Stax Records: 50 Years Of Soul20170901

Jools Holland pays tribute to Stax Records with original stars.

Live at the Royal Albert Hall, London, Jools Holland and special guests celebrate Stax Records and Memphis Soul.
Presented by Andrew McGregor

Founded in 1957, Memphis-based Stax Records was synonymous with Southern Soul - a distinctive blend of funk, gospel and R&B that brought listeners across America together at a time of racial conflict and political unrest. From humble beginnings in a garage the label went on to produce some of the greatest soul artists: Otis Redding, Carla Thomas, and Sam and Dave, to mention a few.

Jools Holland and His Rhythm and Blues Orchestra pay tribute to the pioneering label and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Stax/Volt Revue's first tour of the UK. In this Late Night Prom some of Stax's greatest surviving artists come to London: Eddie Floyd, Sam Moore, Booker T Jones, Steve Cropper and William Bell. On stage with them is Tom Jones, a longtime fan of the Stax hits which influenced his own style. Joining them will be other guests including Beverley Knight, James Morrison and Ruby Turner.

Tom Jones (singer)
Ruby Turner (singer)
James Morrison (singer)
Beverley Knight (singer)
William Bell (singer)
Eddie Floyd (singer)
Sam Moore (singer)
Booker T Jones (Hammond organ)
Steve Cropper (guitar)
Jools Holland and His Rhythm and Blues Orchestra.

Jools Holland pays tribute to Stax Records with original stars.

Live at the Royal Albert Hall, London, Jools Holland and special guests celebrate Stax Records and Memphis Soul.
Presented by Andrew McGregor

Founded in 1957, Memphis-based Stax Records was synonymous with Southern Soul - a distinctive blend of funk, gospel and R&B that brought listeners across America together at a time of racial conflict and political unrest. From humble beginnings in a garage the label went on to produce some of the greatest soul artists: Otis Redding, Carla Thomas, and Sam and Dave, to mention a few.

Jools Holland and His Rhythm and Blues Orchestra pay tribute to the pioneering label and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Stax/Volt Revue's first tour of the UK. In this Late Night Prom some of Stax's greatest surviving artists come to London: Eddie Floyd, Sam Moore, Booker T Jones, Steve Cropper and William Bell. On stage with them is Tom Jones, a longtime fan of the Stax hits which influenced his own style. Joining them will be other guests including Beverley Knight, James Morrison and Ruby Turner.

Tom Jones (singer)
Ruby Turner (singer)
James Morrison (singer)
Beverley Knight (singer)
William Bell (singer)
Eddie Floyd (singer)
Sam Moore (singer)
Booker T Jones (Hammond organ)
Steve Cropper (guitar)
Jools Holland and His Rhythm and Blues Orchestra.

Prom 66: Haydn And Mahler20170902

The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and Daniele Gatti play Haydn and Mahler.

Live at BBC Proms: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and Daniele Gatti play Haydn and Mahler

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Haydn: Symphony No. 82 in C major, 'The Bear'

c.7.55pm Interval: PROMS EXTRA
Booker Prize-winning novelist Alan Hollinghurst will be interviewed by Anne McElvoy about his latest novel The Sparsholt Affair which is published later this autumn. Recorded earlier as a Proms Extra with an audience at Imperial College. Producer Zahid Warley.

c.8.15pm
Mahler: Symphony No 4 in G major

Chen Reiss, soprano
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Daniele Gatti, conductor

From its jingling opening sleigh bells to its charming closing song for soprano and orchestra, Mahler's Fourth Symphony is one of the composer's sunniest and most appealing works, lively with birdsong and youthful energy.
It's a mood it shares with Haydn's ebullient and richly orchestrated Symphony No. 82, nicknamed 'The Bear' for the lurching melody of its final movement, with its suggestion of dancing bears at a country fair.
For their second concert, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and Daniele Gatti are joined by Israeli soprano Chen Reiss, making her Proms debut.

The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and Daniele Gatti play Haydn and Mahler.

Live at BBC Proms: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and Daniele Gatti play Haydn and Mahler

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Haydn: Symphony No. 82 in C major, 'The Bear'

c.7.55pm Interval: PROMS EXTRA
Booker Prize-winning novelist Alan Hollinghurst will be interviewed by Anne McElvoy about his latest novel The Sparsholt Affair which is published later this autumn. Recorded earlier as a Proms Extra with an audience at Imperial College. Producer Zahid Warley.

c.8.15pm
Mahler: Symphony No 4 in G major

Chen Reiss, soprano
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Daniele Gatti, conductor

From its jingling opening sleigh bells to its charming closing song for soprano and orchestra, Mahler's Fourth Symphony is one of the composer's sunniest and most appealing works, lively with birdsong and youthful energy.
It's a mood it shares with Haydn's ebullient and richly orchestrated Symphony No. 82, nicknamed 'The Bear' for the lurching melody of its final movement, with its suggestion of dancing bears at a country fair.
For their second concert, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and Daniele Gatti are joined by Israeli soprano Chen Reiss, making her Proms debut.

Prom 67: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra And Pablo Heras-casado20170903

The Freiburg Baroque Orchestra perform an all-Mendelssohn programme at the Proms.

Live at BBC Proms: Pablo Heras-Casado conducts the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra in Mendelssohn's 'Hebrides' Overture, Fifth Symphony and Violin Concerto with soloist Isabelle Faust.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Ian Skelly

Mendelssohn: Overture 'The Hebrides' (Fingal's Cave)
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor

1.45pm Interval: The Dresden Amen
Before we hear Felix Mendelssohn's reworking of the Dresden Amen in his 'Reformation' symphony, David Owen Norris takes us on a brisk tour of the technical, emotional and historical sides of the theme, and listens to what happens when young electronic music producer Bwoy de Bhajan gives it a contemporary twist.

A Tandem Production for BBC Radio 3

2.05pm
Mendelssohn: Symphony No 5 in D (Reformation)

Isabelle Faust (violin)
Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
Pablo Heras-Casado

The dynamic Freiburg Baroque Orchestra brings authentic period-instrument colour to three of Mendelssohn's best-loved orchestral works in a Proms matinee directed by rising young conductor Pablo Heras-Casado.

Violinist Isabelle Faust makes her second appearance this season, as soloist in Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto - the composer's last completed orchestral work, and perhaps the loveliest of all the Romantic violin concertos.

The 500th anniversary of the Reformation continues to be marked with Mendelssohn's Fifth Symphony, whose final movement quotes movingly from Luther's chorale 'Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott', while the concert opens with the composer's glorious overture The Hebrides, inspired by a visit to Fingal's Cave on the Scottish Isle of Staffa.

Live at BBC Proms: Pablo Heras-Casado conducts the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra in Mendelssohn's 'Hebrides' Overture, Fifth Symphony and Violin Concerto with soloist Isabelle Faust.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Ian Skelly

Mendelssohn: Overture 'The Hebrides' (Fingal's Cave)
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor

1.45pm Interval: The Dresden Amen
Before we hear Felix Mendelssohn's reworking of the Dresden Amen in his 'Reformation' symphony, David Owen Norris takes us on a brisk tour of the technical, emotional and historical sides of the theme, and listens to what happens when young electronic music producer Bwoy de Bahan gives it a contemporary twist.

A Tandem Production for BBC Radio 3

2.05pm
Mendelssohn: Symphony No 5 in D (Reformation)

Isabelle Faust (violin)
Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
Pablo Heras-Casado

The dynamic Freiburg Baroque Orchestra brings authentic period-instrument colour to three of Mendelssohn's best-loved orchestral works in a Proms matinee directed by rising young conductor Pablo Heras-Casado.

Violinist Isabelle Faust makes her second appearance this season, as soloist in Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto - the composer's last completed orchestral work, and perhaps the loveliest of all the Romantic violin concertos.

The 500th anniversary of the Reformation continues to be marked with Mendelssohn's Fifth Symphony, whose final movement quotes movingly from Luther's chorale 'Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott', while the concert opens with the composer's glorious overture The Hebrides, inspired by a visit to Fingal's Cave on the Scottish Isle of Staffa.

The Freiburg Baroque Orchestra perform an all-Mendelssohn programme at the Proms.

Live at BBC Proms: Pablo Heras-Casado conducts the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra in Mendelssohn's 'Hebrides' Overture, Fifth Symphony and Violin Concerto with soloist Isabelle Faust.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Ian Skelly

Mendelssohn: Overture 'The Hebrides' (Fingal's Cave)
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor

1.45pm Interval: The Dresden Amen
Before we hear Felix Mendelssohn's reworking of the Dresden Amen in his 'Reformation' symphony, David Owen Norris takes us on a brisk tour of the technical, emotional and historical sides of the theme, and listens to what happens when young electronic music producer Bwoy de Bhajan gives it a contemporary twist.

A Tandem Production for BBC Radio 3

2.05pm
Mendelssohn: Symphony No 5 in D (Reformation)

Isabelle Faust (violin)
Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
Pablo Heras-Casado

The dynamic Freiburg Baroque Orchestra brings authentic period-instrument colour to three of Mendelssohn's best-loved orchestral works in a Proms matinee directed by rising young conductor Pablo Heras-Casado.

Violinist Isabelle Faust makes her second appearance this season, as soloist in Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto - the composer's last completed orchestral work, and perhaps the loveliest of all the Romantic violin concertos.

The 500th anniversary of the Reformation continues to be marked with Mendelssohn's Fifth Symphony, whose final movement quotes movingly from Luther's chorale 'Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott', while the concert opens with the composer's glorious overture The Hebrides, inspired by a visit to Fingal's Cave on the Scottish Isle of Staffa.

Prom 68: Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky And Shostakovich20170903

Mariinsky Orchestra play Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich at the Proms.

Live at BBC Proms: The Mariinsky Orchestra play Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich, conducted by Valery Gergiev.
Live from the Royal Albert Hall

Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch

Prokofiev: Cantata for the Twentieth Anniversary of the October Revolution, Op 74
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 3 in E flat major

8.15: Interval: 'The Noise of Time' by Julian Barnes
Before the Proms performance of Shostakovitch's Fifth Symphony, Julian Barnes reads from his recently acclaimed novel about the composer.

What has he written? Is the question to himself? What will he be remembered for? Four symphonies, one piano concerto, some orchestral suites... All this retrospection is brought on by his visit to the Big House, where he will questioned by Interrogator Zakrevsky.

Producer Duncan Minshull

8.40
Shostakovich: Symphony No 5 in D minor

Denis Matsuev, piano
Mariinsky Chorus
Mariinsky Orchestra
Valery Gergiev, conductor

Who better than Russia's foremost opera orchestra and chorus to mark the centenary of the Russian Revolution? Along with Artistic Director Valery Gergiev they perform Prokofiev's epic Cantata for the 20th Anniversary of the October Revolution - a work that captures the violence of the Bolshevik Revolution and the birth of the Soviet Union in bold orchestral textures and rich, folk-infused choral writing.
The cruelty of the Stalinist regime is captured in Shostakovich's evocative Fifth Symphony, and regular collaborator Denis Matsuev joins the orchestra as soloist in Tchaikovsky's final work - the single-movement Piano Concerto No. 3.

Mariinsky Orchestra play Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich at the Proms.

Live at BBC Proms: The Mariinsky Orchestra play Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich, conducted by Valery Gergiev.
Live from the Royal Albert Hall

Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch

Prokofiev: Cantata for the Twentieth Anniversary of the October Revolution, Op 74
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 3 in E flat major

8.15: Interval: 'The Noise of Time' by Julian Barnes
Before the Proms performance of Shostakovitch's Fifth Symphony, Julian Barnes reads from his recently acclaimed novel about the composer.

What has he written? Is the question to himself? What will he be remembered for? Four symphonies, one piano concerto, some orchestral suites... All this retrospection is brought on by his visit to the Big House, where he will questioned by Interrogator Zakrevsky.

Producer Duncan Minshull

8.40
Shostakovich: Symphony No 5 in D minor

Denis Matsuev, piano
Mariinsky Chorus
Mariinsky Orchestra
Valery Gergiev, conductor

Who better than Russia's foremost opera orchestra and chorus to mark the centenary of the Russian Revolution? Along with Artistic Director Valery Gergiev they perform Prokofiev's epic Cantata for the 20th Anniversary of the October Revolution - a work that captures the violence of the Bolshevik Revolution and the birth of the Soviet Union in bold orchestral textures and rich, folk-infused choral writing.
The cruelty of the Stalinist regime is captured in Shostakovich's evocative Fifth Symphony, and regular collaborator Denis Matsuev joins the orchestra as soloist in Tchaikovsky's final work - the single-movement Piano Concerto No. 3.

Prom 69: Anne-sophie Mutter Plays Dvorak's Violin Concerto20170904

Anne�Sophie Mutter and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra play Dvorak and Mahler.

Live at BBC Proms: Anne�Sophie Mutter and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Manfred Honeck, play Dvořák and Mahler.
Live from the Royal Albert Hall

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Adams: Lollapalooza
Dvořák: Violin Concerto in A minor

c.8.15: Interval
Proms Extra: The final talk in our series with pianist and broadcaster David Owen Norris, exploring a particular musical theme connected with the following Prom. Highlights of the event recorded earlier at Imperial College Union, hosted by Sara Mohr Pietsch.

c.8.35
Mahler: Symphony No 1 in D major

Anne�Sophie Mutter, violin
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Manfred Honeck, conductor

Following hot on the heels of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra is a visit from another great American ensemble. The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Manfred Honeck continue this season's strand of Mahler symphonies with the First, a work that started life as a tone-poem and retains all of that narrative energy. A young hero sets out, hopeful, into the world, only to have his ambitions dashed by cruel fate.
Anne-Sophie Mutter makes a welcome Proms return as soloist in Dvořák's vivacious Violin Concerto, and the concert opens with a nod to great American Minimalist John Adams's 70th birthday, with his joyous orchestral dance Lollapalooza.

Prom 7: Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique20170719

Joshua Weilerstein conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in Rebel, Dusapin and Berlioz.

Live at the BBC Proms: the BBC Symphony Orchestra and conductor Joshua Weilerstein perform Rebel, Berlioz and the UK premiere of Pascal Dusapin's Outscape at this year's BBC Proms.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch

Jean-Féry Rebel: Le Chaos from "Les Elémens"
Pascal Dusapin: Outscape* (BBC co-commission: UK premiere)

8.00pm INTERVAL - Proms Extra
Richard Davenport-Hines - author of 'The Pursuit of Oblivion: A Social History of Drugs' - considers how opium became a stimulus to creativity in the 19th century for writers such as Baudelaire, Apollinaire and Mallarmé and in the plot underpinning Symphonie Fantastique. He's joined by historian and Radio 3 New Generation Thinker Dr Daisy Hay, author of 'Young Romantics: The Shelleys, Byron and Other Tangled Lives'. The presenter is Matthew Sweet.
Recorded earlier this evening as a Proms Extra with an audience at Imperial College
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

8.20pm
Hector Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique, Op.14

Alisa Weilerstein (cello)*
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Joshua Weilerstein (conductor)

Visions of chaos give way to a diabolical scene in a musical thrill-ride that takes us from creation itself to the wild dances of a Witches' Sabbath. Jean-Féry Rebel's suite The Elements is one of Baroque music's most unusual works, opening with a vivid portrait of Chaos. The same audacity surfaces a century later in Berlioz's quasi-autobiographical Symphonie fantastique, whose large orchestral forces and colourful textures make it a perfect fit for the Royal Albert Hall.

Star cellist Alisa Weilerstein is soloist for the UK premiere of Pascal Dusapin's nature-inspired concerto Outscape - a work written for her - while her brother, rising young star Joshua Weilerstein, conducts.

Live at the BBC Proms: the BBC Symphony Orchestra and conductor Joshua Weilerstein perform Rebel, Berlioz and the UK premiere of Pascal Dusapin's Outscape at this year's BBC Proms.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch

Jean-Féry Rebel: Le Chaos from "Les Elémens"
Pascal Dusapin: Outscape* (BBC co-commission: UK premiere)

8.00pm INTERVAL - Proms Extra
Richard Davenport-Hines - author of 'The Pursuit of Oblivion: A Social History of Drugs' - considers how opium became a stimulus to creativity in Paris in the 19th century for writers such as Baudelaire, Apollinaire and Mallarmé and in the plot underpinning Symphonie Fantastique. He's joined by historian and Radio 3 New Generation Thinker Dr Daisy Hay, author of 'Young Romantics: The Shelleys, Byron and Other Tangled Lives'. The presenter is Matthew Sweet.
Recorded earlier this evening as a Proms Extra with an audience at Imperial College
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

8.20pm
Hector Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique, Op.14

Alisa Weilerstein (cello)*
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Joshua Weilerstein (conductor)

Visions of chaos give way to a diabolical scene in a musical thrill-ride that takes us from creation itself to the wild dances of a Witches' Sabbath. Jean-Féry Rebel's suite The Elements is one of Baroque music's most unusual works, opening with a vivid portrait of Chaos. The same audacity surfaces a century later in Berlioz's quasi-autobiographical Symphonie fantastique, whose large orchestral forces and colourful textures make it a perfect fit for the Royal Albert Hall.

Star cellist Alisa Weilerstein is soloist for the UK premiere of Pascal Dusapin's nature-inspired concerto Outscape - a work written for her - while her brother, rising young star Joshua Weilerstein, conducts.

Prom 70: Missy Mazzoli, Bartok And Dvorak20170905

The BBC Symphony Orchestra in Dvorak's Symphony No 8 and Missy Mazzoli's Sinfonia.

Live at BBC Proms: BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Karina Canellakis. Dvorak's Symphony No. 8, Missy Mazzoli's Sinfonia, and Bartok's 2nd Piano Concerto with pianist Jeremy Denk.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Ian Skelly

Missy Mazzoli: Sinfonia (for Orbiting Spheres)
European premiere of orchestral version

Bartók: Piano Concerto No 2

c.20.10
Interval: Proms Extra: presenter Andrew McGregor talks to composer Missy Mazzoli about her work and career.

c.20.30
Dvořák: Symphony No 8 in G major

Jeremy Denk (piano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Karina Canellakis (conductor)

Following her recent UK debut, American conductor Karina Canellakis now makes her first visit to the Proms, joining the BBC Symphony Orchestra and fellow American Jeremy Denk for Bartók's ferociously brilliant Second Piano Concerto.
Dvořák's Symphony No. 8, by contrast, is a work of genial lyricism. 'Melodies simply pour out of me,' wrote the composer, and the result is a pastoral symphony in all but name.
The concert opens with the European premiere of Missy Mazzoli's mesmeric Sinfonia - music 'in the shape of the solar system' that weaves and coils itself in a sequence of pulsing loops.

Prom 71: Stravinsky, Britten, Prokofiev And Shostakovich20170906

The London Philharmonic Orchestra and Vladimir Jurowski in Shostakovich's Symphony No 11.

Live at BBC Proms: the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Vladimir Jurowski in Shostakovich's Symphony No 11, plus Prokofiev's First Violin Concerto with soloist Alina Ibragimova.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Andrew McGregor

Stravinsky: Funeral Song
arr. Stravinsky: Song of the Volga Boatmen
Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No 1 in D

8.20pm: Interval: The Russian Way of Death
Philip Bullock, Catherine Merridale and Faith Wigzell explore the Russian experience of death across the turbulent 20th century and beyond. Russia's 20th century saw mass death on an unprecedented level through war, civil war, internal repression and disaster onto the violence of the new century. But what remained consistent in belief? Did revolution and Bolshevism transform death and the afterlife or merely tweak it and does the valorisation of the millions killed in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-45 overshadow other more disturbing memories of sacrifice and loss?
Producer Mark Burman

Britten: Russian Funeral
Shostakovich: Symphony No 11 in G minor (The Year 1905)

Alina Ibragimova (violin)
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Vladimir Jurowski (conductor)

Alina Ibragimova joins Vladimir Jurowski and the London Philharmonic Orchestra in a Russian themed programme. The Proms pays tribute to the centenary of the Russian Revolution with Prokofiev's lyrical First Violin Concerto, composed amid the growing turmoil of 1917.

Shostakovich's Symphony No. 11 harks back to another crisis, the failed revolution of 1905; its brooding cinematic landscapes are punctuated by bright flecks of instrumental colour. The concert opens with Stravinsky's youthful Funeral Song, lost for over a century and given its first modern performance only last year.

Prom 72: Vienna Philharmonic - Mahler's Sixth Symphony20170907

The Vienna Philharmonic with conductor Daniel Harding perform Mahler's Sixth Symphony.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Tom Service

The Vienna Philharmonic with conductor Daniel Harding perform Mahler's visionary Sixth Symphony, in their first concert this Proms' season.

Mahler: Symphony no.6 in A minor

Vienna Philharmonic
conductor Daniel Harding

If the Ninth Symphony is Mahler's musical 'dark night of the soul', then the Sixth is the afternoon, dark with storm clouds, that preceded it. Although written at the happiest time of the composer's life, the work builds gradually into a shattering frenzy of despair. 'The hero,' wrote Mahler, 'is assaulted by three hammer-blows of fate, the last of which fells him as a tree is felled.' It was a musical vision that was to prove all too prescient for a composer who would soon suffer a series of life-changing personal heartbreaks.

This is the first of two appearances this season of the Vienna Philharmonic, conducted here by regular collaborator Daniel Harding.

Prom 73: Sir Andras Schiff Performs Bach's The Well-tempered Clavier20170907

Sir Andras Schiff performs Book 1 of Bach's The Well-Tempered Clavier.

Live at BBC Proms: Sir András Schiff performs Book 1 of Bach's The Well-Tempered Clavier.
The master pianist plays nearly two hours of music that for many represents both the foundation and one of the summits of the entire keyboard literature.

Presented by Ian Skelly

Bach The Well-Tempered Clavier - Book 1
Sir András Schiff (piano)

The two volumes of Bach's The Well-Tempered Clavier together represent one of Western music's greatest achievements.
Once described as the 'Old Testament' of the keyboard repertoire, these two sequences of 24 Preludes and Fugues - one in every key - represent a wealth of musical invention, ingenuity and delight. A supreme technical challenge for any performer, they also offer an astonishing experience for every listener.
Sir András Schiff, whose discography includes Bach's complete keyboard repertoire, here performs Book I - embarking upon a cycle that he will conclude next year with Book 2.

Prom 74: Vienna Philharmonic - Brahms, Mozart And Beethoven20170908

The Vienna Philharmonic conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas in Brahms and Beethoven.

Live at BBC Proms: the Vienna Philharmonic conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas in Brahms and Beethoven, and joined by Emanuel Ax in Mozart's Piano Concerto K449.
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

Brahms: Variations on the St Anthony Chorale
Mozart: Piano Concerto No 14 in E flat K449

c.8.15pm Interval: Proms Extra:
Presenter Clemency Burton-Hill discusses the cultural context of Vienna during the 18th and 19th centuries with Austrian expert Gavin Plumley and Professor David Wyn Jones, author of the book 'Music in Vienna: 1700, 1800, 1900'.

c.8.35pm
Beethoven: Symphony No 7 in A

Emanuel Ax (piano)
Vienna Philharmonic
Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor)

Michael Tilson Thomas and pianist Emanuel Ax join the Vienna Philharmonic for the orchestra's second concert this season - a programme filled with song and dance.

Wagner famously described Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 as 'the apotheosis of the dance', and it's hard to hear the breathless Scherzo or exuberant finale without becoming swept up in the work's restless energy.

That energy also invigorates Brahms's Variations, taking a theme once thought to be by Haydn and transforming it by turns into a graceful sicilienne and a swaying, syncopated dance.

For Mozart it is song that offers the inspiration for his dramatic Piano Concerto No. 14, with its arching melodies and almost operatic musical dialogues between soloist and orchestra.

Prom 75: Last Night Of The Proms20170909

The Last Night of the BBC Proms with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and conductor Sakari Oramo

The Last Night of the Proms live from the Royal Albert Hall. Sakari Oramo conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Singers and Chorus, and soloists headed by star soprano Nina Stemme in a Last Night that weaves together many of this season's musical strands into this exuberant celebration.

Presented by Clemency Burton-Hill and Petroc Trelawny

Lotta Wennakoski: Flounce (BBC commission: world premiere)
Kodaly:Budavari Te Deum
Sargent:An Impression on a Windy Day
Sibelius: Finlandia
Wagner: Tristan and Isolde - Prelude and Liebestod

c.20.30
Interval: Petroc Trelawny and Clemency Burton-Hill look back at the last two months of the BBC Proms in the company of guests, and Georgia Mann gets a sense of the excitement in the arena with some of the Prommers.

21:00
John Adams: Lola Montez Does the Spider Dance (London premiere)
Weill: Selection of Songs
Gershwin: Selection of Songs
Wood: Fantasia on British Sea-Songs
Arne arr. Sargent: Rule, Britannia!
Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D ('Land of Hope and Glory')
Parry orch. Elgar: Jerusalem
The National Anthem (arr. Bliss)

Nina Stemme, soprano
Lucy Crowe, soprano
Christine Rice, mezzo-soprano
Ben Johnson, tenor
John Relyea, bass
BBC Singers
BBC Symphony Chorus
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sakari Oramo, conductor

Sakari Oramo and the BBC Symphony Orchestra weave together many of this season's musical strands into the exuberant celebration that is the Last Night of the Proms.
They mark the 50th anniversaries of the deaths of composers Zoltán Kodály and Malcolm Sargent (better known as the longtime chief conductor of the Proms), and celebrate John Adams's 70th birthday with the London premiere of his exhilarating Lola Montez Does the Spider Dance.
Music by Sibelius marks the 100th anniversary of Finnish Independence, and Nina Stemme, arguably the world's greatest living Wagnerian soprano, leads the end-of-season festivities.

Prom 8: Celebrating John Williams20170720

BBC Concert Orchestra under Keith Lockhart in a celebration of John Williams's film music.

Live at BBC Proms: BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Keith Lockhart, Jamal Aliyev (cello), Annelien Van Wauwe (clarinet), Jess Gillam (alto sax), Haringey Vox and Islington Music Centre celebrate the music of legendary film composer John Williams.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.
Presented by Katie Derham.

Overture to Goodbye, Mr. Chips
Raider's March from Raiders of the Lost Ark
Main Theme from Jaws
March from Superman

Suite for Cello and Orchestra from Memoirs of a Geisha - Sayuri's Theme
Viktor's Tale from The Terminal
Dartmoor, 1912 from War Horse

Hedwig's Theme from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
A Child's Tale: Suite from The BFG
Flying Theme from E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

20.25 INTERVAL - Proms Extra
During the interval, Matthew Sweet discusses John Williams's dazzling career in film music with composer Debbie Wiseman and critic and broadcaster Larushka Ivan-Zadeh. Highlights of a discussion recorded at the Imperial College Union earlier this evening.

20.45
Theme from J.F.K
Prayer for Peace from Munich
Dry Your Tears, Afrika from Amistad
Devil's Dance, from The Witches of Eastwick
Escapades (No. 3) for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra from Catch Me if You Can

March of the Resistance from Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Rey's Theme from Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Main Title from Star Wars: A New Hope

BBC Concert Orchestra
Keith Lockhart, conductor

Winner of five Academy Awards, 22 Grammy Awards and seven BAFTAs, John Williams is among the greatest of film composers. His scores for Star Wars, Harry Potter, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial and the Indiana Jones films have made him a household name.
The BBC Proms celebrates his extraordinary achievements in a concert to mark Williams's 85th birthday. Keith Lockhart - a long-time colleague of Williams at the Boston Pops Orchestra - conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra in an evening featuring excerpts from the composer's best-loved scores, as well as some lesser-known gems.

Live at BBC Proms: BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Keith Lockhart, Jamal Aliyev (cello), Annelien Van Wauwe (clarinet), Jess Gillam (alto sax), Haringey Vox and Islington Music Centre celebrate the music of legendary film composer John Williams.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.
Presented by Katie Derham.

Overture to Goodbye, Mr. Chips
Raider's March from Raiders of the Lost Ark
Main Theme from Jaws
March from Superman

Suite for Cello and Orchestra from Memoirs of a Geisha - Sayuri's Theme
Viktor's Tale from The Terminal
Dartmoor, 1912 from War Horse

Hedwig's Theme from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
A Child's Tale: Suite from The BFG
Flying Theme from E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

20.25 INTERVAL - Proms Extra
During the interval, Matthew Sweet and guests discuss John Williams's dazzling career in film music. Highlights of a discussion recorded at the Imperial College Union earlier this evening.

20.45
Theme from J.F.K
Prayer for Peace from Munich
Dry Your Tears, Afrika from Amistad
Devil's Dance, from The Witches of Eastwick
Escapades (No. 3) for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra from Catch Me if You Can

March of the Resistance from Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Rey's Theme from Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Main Title from Star Wars: A New Hope

BBC Concert Orchestra
Keith Lockhart, conductor

Winner of five Academy Awards, 22 Grammy Awards and seven BAFTAs, John Williams is among the greatest of film composers. His scores for Star Wars, Harry Potter, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial and the Indiana Jones films have made him a household name.
The BBC Proms celebrates his extraordinary achievements in a concert to mark Williams's 85th birthday. Keith Lockhart - a long-time colleague of Williams at the Boston Pops Orchestra - conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra in an evening featuring excerpts from the composer's best-loved scores, as well as some lesser-known gems.

Prom 9: Beethoven - Fidelio20170721

Juanjo Mena conducts the BBC Philharmonic in a performance of Beethoven's opera Fidelio.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall: Juanjo Mena conducts Beethoven's opera 'Fidelio' with a cast led by Stuart Skelton and Ricarda Merbeth.

Presented by Donald Macleod

Beethoven: Fidelio
Act I

8.40 INTERVAL - Proms Extra
Presenter Ian Skelly chairs an introduction to Beethoven's 'Fidelio' with guests, the academic and 19th-century opera expert Flora Willson and critic and broadcaster Fiona Maddocks.

9.00
Act II

Stuart Skelton, tenor (Florestan)
Ricarda Merbeth, soprano (Leonore)
Brindley Sherratt, bass (Rocco)
Louise Alder, soprano (Marzelline)
Benjamin Hulett, tenor (Jaquino)
Detlef Roth, bass-baritone (Don Pizarro)
David Soar, bass (Don Fernando)
Andrew Masterson, tenor (First Prisoner)
Tomothy Bagley, bass-baritone (Second Prisoner)

Orfeón Donostiarra
BBC Philharmonic
Juanjo Mena (conductor)

The first of three politically charged stage works this season is Beethoven's only opera, 'Fidelio' - a passionate musical protest against political oppression, first performed in Vienna in the wake of the French Revolution to an audience mostly consisting of Napoleon's troops. At its heart is the stirring "Prisoners' Chorus", a poignant hymn to freedom and the power of the human spirit. The BBC Philharmonic brings its highly acclaimed performance to the Proms with a cast starring Australian tenor Stuart Skelton as the imprisoned Florestan, and soprano Ricarda Merbeth as his faithful and resourceful wife Leonore.

Proms At ... Bold Tendencies Multi-storey Car Park, Peckham20170826

The Proms returns to a Peckham car park to join The Multi-Story Orchestra.

Live at BBC Proms:The Proms returns to a Peckham car park to join Christopher Stark and The Multi-Story Orchestra for a concert rooted in the sounds and communities of the city.
Presented by Tom Service

Bach: Chorale Prelude 'Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme', BWV 645 (orch. Granville Bantock)
Kate Whitley: I Am I say
John Adams: Harmonielehre

Ruby Hughes, soprano
Michael Sumuel, bass-baritone
The Multi-Story Youth Choir
The Multi-Story Orchestra
Christopher Stark, conductor

Following the success last year of their Proms debut on their home turf in Peckham, Christopher Stark and The Multi-Story Orchestra return for a programme that picks up two of the threads running through this year's Proms, and continues our showcase for talented young musicians.
The classical symphony gets an appropriately urban, contemporary makeover in the pulsing rhythms and metallic glitter of John Adams's Harmonielehre, while Kate Whitley's I am I say, written for local schoolchildren to perform, is inspired by nature but also firmly rooted in the sounds and communities of the city.
The concert opens with Bach's 'Wachet auf' (Sleepers, Awake) in Granville Bantock's unexpectedly rich orchestration.

Proms At ... Southwark Cathedral20170812

The BBC Singers perform the world premiere of Judith Weir's In the Land of Uz.

The BBC Singers with Chief Conductor David Hill perform the world premiere of In the Land of Uz, by the group's Associate Composer Judith Weir. Joined by tenor Adrian Thompson and the Nash Ensemble, with Stephen Farr at the organ, In the Land of Uz is a dramatised reading of the biblical Book of Job, from which all the text is taken.

The BBC Singers also perform Palestrina's masterful Missa 'Confitebor tibi' in the sumptuous acoustic of Southwark Cathedral.

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Offertorium 'Confitebor tibi, Domine'; Missa 'Confitebor tibi'

Judith Weir: In the Land of Uz (BBC commission: world premiere)

Adrian Thompson, tenor
BBC Singers
Nash Ensemble
Stephen Farr, organ
David Hill, conductor

Presented by Georgia Mann.

Proms At ... Stage@thedock, Hull20170722

Tom Redmond and the Royal Northern Sinfonia from TheDock, Hull.

Live at BBC Proms: Tom Redmond introduces a special BBC Prom from Hull with the Royal Northern Sinfonia and Nicholas McGegan performing music with a maritime flavour.
Live from TheDock, Hull
Presented by Tom Redmond

Telemann: Water Music - overture
Delius: Summer Night on the River
Handel: Water Music - Suite No. 3 in G major
Grace Evangeline Mason: RIVER (BBC commission: first concert performance)
Mendelssohn: Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage
Rameau: Naïs - overture
Grace Williams: Sea Sketches - High Wind; Calm Sea in Summer
Handel: Water Music - Suite No. 2 in D major

Royal Northern Sinfonia
Nicholas McGegan (conductor)

The BBC Proms travels out of London, to Hull - UK City of Culture 2017 - for a site-specific performance of music inspired by water, centering on Handel's Water Music suites, first performed 300 years ago at a river party for George I on the Thames.
Pioneering early music expert Nicholas McGegan directs the Royal Northern Sinfonia at Stage@TheDock - Hull's outdoor amphitheatre - in a programme featuring everything from storms and shipwrecks to calm seas and seductive sirens.

Proms At... The Tanks At Tate Modern: Open Ear20170906

Sara Mohr-Pietsch hosts an Open Ear concert of experimental music live from Tate Modern.

Sara Mohr-Pietsch hosts an Open Ear concert of cutting-edge experimental music live from the Tanks at Tate Modern.

Emilie Levienaise Farrouch: New Work
LCO
Rodrigo Constanzo (solo percussion improvisation)

Catherine Lamb: Prisma Interius V
LCO

Cassandra Miller: Guide
Exaudi

Actress arr. Hugh Brunt: Momentum
LCO with Actress (electronics).

Proms At... Wilton's Music Hall20170902

Sian Edwards conducts the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group from Wilton's Music Hall.

Live at BBC Proms: Sian Edwards conducts the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group in music by John Luther Adams, Peter Maxwell Davies, Handel. Messiaen and Rebecca Saunders.

Live from Wilton's Music Hall in East London
Presented by Tom Service

John Luther Adams: songbirdsongs (excerpts)
Olivier Messiaen: Le merle noir
Handel: Augelletti, che cantate (Rinaldo)
Rebecca Saunders: Molly's Song 3
Peter Maxwell Davies: Eight Songs for a Mad King

Jennifer France (soprano
Marcus Farnsworth (baritone)
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
Sian Edwards (conductor)

Dating from the mid-19th century, Wilton's is the world's oldest surviving music hall. With its tumbledown beauty and colourful history, it's the perfect space for a staged performance of Peter Maxwell Davies's Eight Songs for a Mad King - a dramatic monologue exploring the crazed fantasies and crumbling visions of George III.
The fluttering and chattering of the king's pet bullfinches which run through the work find an echo in bird-inspired pieces by Messiaen and Handel, as well as Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer John Luther Adams.
Sian Edwards conducts the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, with exciting young British soloists Jennifer France and Marcus Farnsworth.

Sian Edwards conducts the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group from Wilton's Music Hall.

Live at BBC Proms: Sian Edwards conducts the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group in music by John Luther Adams, Peter Maxwell Davies, Handel. Messiaen and Rebecca Saunders.

Live from Wilton's Music Hall in East London
Presented by Tom Service

John Luther Adams: songbirdsongs (excerpts)
Olivier Messiaen: Le merle noir
Handel: Augelletti, che cantate (Rinaldo)
Rebecca Saunders: Molly's Song 3
Peter Maxwell Davies: Eight Songs for a Mad King

Jennifer France (soprano
Marcus Farnsworth (baritone)
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
Sian Edwards (conductor)

Dating from the mid-19th century, Wilton's is the world's oldest surviving music hall. With its tumbledown beauty and colourful history, it's the perfect space for a staged performance of Peter Maxwell Davies's Eight Songs for a Mad King - a dramatic monologue exploring the crazed fantasies and crumbling visions of George III.
The fluttering and chattering of the king's pet bullfinches which run through the work find an echo in bird-inspired pieces by Messiaen and Handel, as well as Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer John Luther Adams.
Sian Edwards conducts the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, with exciting young British soloists Jennifer France and Marcus Farnsworth.

The 2017 Winning Poems Inspired By Music In The Proms20170907

Judges Jacob Polley, Ian McMillan and Judith Palmer meet the winners and hear their poems.

The 2016 TS Eliot Prize Winner Jacob Polley joins Ian Macmillan and Judith Palmer from the Poetry Society to announce the winners of the 2017 Proms Poetry competition. The winners in the under 19s and over 19s categories share the inspiration for their winning poems - which are performed by an actor.

Recorded earlier this evening as a Proms Extra with an audience at Imperial College.

Jacob Polley (winner of the 2016 TS Eliot poetry prize) joins Ian Macmillan and Judith Palmer from the Poetry Society to announce the winners of the 2017 Proms Poetry competition. Their poems are performed by Imogen Stubbs.

Recorded earlier this evening as a Proms Extra with an audience at Imperial College.

The winners are
12 - 18 category: Emily Hana for a poem The Planets in Love inspired by Holst.
runners up: Cia Mangat for Scheherazade inspired by Rimsky Korsakov and Annie Fan for On Wholeness inspired by John Adams' Harmonium.

19 and over: Meredith Andrea for her poem Giving Birth to Monteverdi inspired by Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610
runners up: Jane Lovell for Beloved inspired by Rachmaninov's All Night Vigil and Isabel White for Valedictory for Max inspired by Eight Songs for a Mad King by Peter Maxwell Davies.

Producer: Fiona McLean.

Judges Jacob Polley, Ian McMillan and Judith Palmer meet the winners and hear their poems.

Jacob Polley (winner of the 2016 TS Eliot poetry prize) joins Ian Macmillan and Judith Palmer from the Poetry Society to announce the winners of the 2017 Proms Poetry competition. Their poems are performed by Imogen Stubbs.

Recorded earlier this evening as a Proms Extra with an audience at Imperial College.

The winners are
12 - 18 category: Emily Hana for a poem The Planets in Love inspired by Holst.
runners up: Cia Mangat for Scheherazade inspired by Rimsky Korsakov and Annie Fan for On Wholeness inspired by John Adams' Harmonium.

19 and over: Meredith Andrea for her poem Giving Birth to Monteverdi inspired by Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610
runners up: Jane Lovell for Beloved inspired by Rachmaninov's All Night Vigil and Isabel White for Valedictory for Max inspired by Eight Songs for a Mad King by Peter Maxwell Davies.

Producer: Fiona McLean.

The 2016 TS Eliot Prize Winner Jacob Polley joins Ian Macmillan and Judith Palmer from the Poetry Society to announce the winners of the 2017 Proms Poetry competition. The winners in the under 19s and over 19s categories share the inspiration for their winning poems - which are performed by an actor.

Recorded earlier this evening as a Proms Extra with an audience at Imperial College.

1Prom 1: First Night Of The Bbc Proms20170714

The First Night of the 2017 Proms, with music by Tom Coult, Beethoven and Adams.

Live at BBC Proms: BBC Symphony Orchestra, Chorus and Proms Youth Choir, conductor Edward Gardner, in John Adams' Harmonium. Plus Beethoven's 3rd Piano Concerto with Igor Levit.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Clemency Burton-Hill and Petroc Trelawny

Tom Coult: St John's Dance (BBC commission: world premiere)
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No 3 in C minor

c 20:15 INTERVAL: Clemency Burton-Hill 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 20:35
John Adams: Harmonium

Igor Levit, piano
BBC Proms Youth Choir
BBC Symphony Chorus
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Edward Gardner, conductor

John Adams's Harmonium is an intricate tapestry of sound, with bright vocal threads and driving brass and percussion rhythms. Marking the composer's 70th birthday this year, it features the BBC Proms Youth Choir alongside stalwarts of the First and Last Nights, the BBC Symphony Chorus.
Award-winning pianist Igor Levit is the soloist in Beethoven's groundbreaking Third Piano Concerto, and this year's First Night opens with the world premiere of St John's Dance by rising British composer, Tom Coult.

2Prom 2: Daniel Barenboim Conducts Sibelius And Elgar20170715

Daniel Barenboim conducts the Staatskapelle Berlin in music by Sibelius and Elgar.

Live at BBC Proms: Daniel Barenboim and Staatskapelle Berlin joined by violinist Lisa Batiashvili in Sibelius's Violin Concerto, followed by Elgar's First Symphony

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

Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor

8.00pm INTERVAL - Proms Extra
Professor Thomas Dixon, who is the Director of the Centre of the History of Emotions, and musicologist Wiebke Thormählen look at mood and how composers have engaged with themes of sentimentality, happiness, sorrow in their work and how writers have explored these emotions in novels and poetry. Hosted as a Proms Extra event recorded with an audience at Imperial College by presenter Matthew Sweet.
Producer: Fiona McLean

8.20pm
Elgar: Symphony No 1 in A flat major

Lisa Batiashvili, violin
Staatskapelle Berlin
Daniel Barenboim, conductor

Fresh from two remarkable Elgar recordings with his Staatskapelle Berlin, Daniel Barenboim launches this year's cycle of Elgar symphonies with a performance of the First - a work of thrilling emotional contrasts and a slow movement of Mahlerian richness and beauty.
He pairs it with one of the great Romantic violin concertos, once described by musicologist Donald Francis Tovey as 'more original, more masterly and more exhilarating' than any of its rivals, in which former BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist Lisa Batiashvili is the soloist.

3Prom 3: Bernard Haitink Conducts Mozart And Schumann20170716

Bernard Haitink conducts the Chamber Orchestra of Europe in music by Mozart and Schumann.

Live at BBC Proms: Bernard Haitink conducts the Chamber Orchestra of Europe in symphonies by Mozart and Schumann. Isabelle Faust joins them for Mozart's Violin Concerto in G, K216.

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

Mozart: Symphony No 38 in D major 'Prague', K 504
Mozart: Violin Concerto No 3 in G major, K 216

4.30pm INTERVAL: How to Start a World-Class Orchestra
No resident concert hall, no resident conductor, no problem. Take 45 young musicians, fresh out of the European Community Youth Orchestra, together with the renowned conductor Claudio Abbado and his assistant James Judd. Add a horn-playing businessman and his wife on honeymoon in Salzburg. Throw in a bucketful of naive enthusiasm and dogged persistence, and in 1981 the Chamber Orchestra of Europe is born. But how easy was it to bring the right selection of players from across Europe together, with only limited funds, and without mobile phones, budget airlines or the internet? Sarah Walker finds out how founders of the COE overcame the obstacles, and grew up with the orchestra that for some has become the habit of a lifetime.

With Douglas Boyd, James Judd, June Megennis, Peter Readman, Victoria Readman, Enno Senft and Elizabeth Wexler.

A Tandem Production for BBC Radio 3

4.55pm Part 2
Schumann: Symphony No.2 in C major

Isabelle Faust (violin)
Chamber Orchestra of Europe
conductor Bernard Haitink

The two symphonies that frame this Prom each offer a defiant, optimistic challenge to the status quo. Mozart's pioneering 'Prague' Symphony rewrites the rule book for the genre, while in Schumann's Second Symphony the composer overcomes the demons of his own mental health to produce a work of invigorating, captivating extremes.

Conductor Bernard Haitink - a Proms regular for over half a century - returns with frequent collaborators, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe. They are joined by award-winning German violinist Isabelle Faust, the soloist in Mozart's graceful Violin Concerto No. 3.

4Prom 4: Daniel Barenboim And Staatskapelle Berlin20170716

Daniel Barenboim conducts the Staatskapelle Berlin in music by Birtwistle and Elgar.

Live at BBC Proms: Daniel Barenboim and the Staatskapelle Berlin perform the UK premiere of Birtwistle's Deep Time, followed by Elgar's Second Symphony.

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

Harrison Birtwistle: Deep Time (BBC co-commission with the Staatskapelle Berlin: UK premiere)

8.10pm INTERVAL - Proms Extra
Geologist Professor Iain Stewart and geographer and broadcaster Nicholas Crane talk to Rana Mitter about Deep Time in geological and scientific terms. Recorded earlier this evening as a Proms Extra with an audience at Imperial College.
Produced by Zahid Warley.

8.30pm
Elgar: Symphony No 2 in E flat major

Staatskapelle Berlin
Daniel Barenboim, conductor

Daniel Barenboim and the Staatskapelle Berlin bring the generous scope of their interpretation of Elgar's Second Symphony to their second concert of the season, celebrating a work whose modernity and astonishing textural effects startle even now.
Dedicated to the memory of Peter Maxwell Davies, who died last year, Sir Harrison Birtwistle's Deep Time continues his career-long fascination with time and its manipulation in a sweeping new orchestral work that swaps the relentless tick-tock of the everyday for something more powerful and more alien.

5Prom 5: Sibelius, Rachmaninov And Shostakovich20170717

Thomas Sondergard conducts the BBC NOW in music by Sibelius, Rachmaninov and Shostakovich.

15The Songs Of Scott Walker (1967-70)20170725
30Walton - Belshazzar's Feast20170807
31Berlioz - The Damnation Of Faust20170808
33Grieg, Sibelius, Schumann And Hindemith20170813

The BBC Philharmonic with music by Grieg, Sibelius, Schumann and Hindemith.

At BBC Proms: BBC Philharmonic and conductor John Storgards with soprano Lise Davidsen and cellist Alban Gerhardt in Grieg, Sibelius, Schumann and Hindemith.

From the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Martin Handley

Grieg: Peer Gynt (excerpts)
Sibelius: Luonnotar; Karelia Suite
Schumann: Cello Concerto in A minor, Op.129
Hindemith: Symphony 'Mathis der Maler'

BBC Philharmonic
Lise Davidsen (soprano)
Alban Gerhardt (cello)
John Storgårds (conductor)

Norwegian soprano Lise Davidsen makes her Proms debut singing Solveig's Song from Grieg's incidental music to Ibsen's dark drama 'Peer Gynt' and in Sibelius's late, great tone-poem Luonnotar. The sophisticated orchestral textures and sensuous melodies of Luonnotar contrast with the rough-hewn folk music of the same composer's struggle for freedom from Russian tyranny in his buoyant Karelia Suite.
Hindemith's opera 'Mathis der Maler', is set at the time of the Protestant Reformation; it was dubbed as "degenerate" by the Nazi regime who then banned all performances of his music. But not before the Symphony drawn from the opera was premiered in March 1934 at one of the early peaks of Hitler's power by one his artistic favourites and persuasive defenders of the artistic credo, Wilhelm Furtwängler. Alban Gerhardt is the soloist in Schumann's Cello Concerto, which rejects overt solo virtuosity, favouring instead dialogue between cello and orchestra.

35John Wilson Conducts Oklahoma!20170811

John Wilson conducts 'Oklahoma!', Roger and Hammerstein's 1943 hit musical.

Live at the BBC Proms: John Wilson conducts 'Oklahoma!', Roger and Hammerstein's 1943 hit musical

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.
Presented by Petroc Trelawny.

Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II: Oklahoma!

Aunt Eller - Belinda Lang
Curly - Nathaniel Hackmann
Laurey - Scarlett Strallen
Will Parker - Robert Fairchild
Jud Fry - David Seadon-Young
Ado Annie - Lizzy Connolly
Ali Hakim - Marcus Brigstocke

Bursting not just with tunes but emotions, Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! brought new dramatic depth to the Broadway musical. John Wilson and his orchestra bring their signature energy and swagger to this much-loved classic.

INTERVAL: Proms Extra
Edward Seckerson and Jason Carr discuss Oklahoma!

36Schubert And Mahler20170812
37Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No 320170813
38Rachmaninov's All-night Vigil (vespers)20170813
39Debussy, Ravel And Mark-anthony Turnage20170814
40Brahms, Berg, Larcher And Schumann20170815

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra performs Brahms, Berg, Schumann and Larcher.

Live at BBC Proms: the Scottish Chamber Orchestra conducted by Robin Ticciati with violinist Christian Tetzlaff in Brahms, Berg's Violin Concerto, Schumann and Thomas Larcher
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.
Presented by Penny Gore.

Brahms: Tragic Overture
Berg: Violin Concerto

c.7.50pm Interval: PROMS EXTRA
Nick Littlehales, sports sleep coach and chair of the Sleep Council, talks with novelist AL Kennedy and presenter Rana Mitter about sleep and insomnia.
Recorded earlier as a Proms Extra with an audience at Imperial College.

8.10
Thomas Larcher: Nocturne - Insomnia (UK premiere)
Schumann: Symphony No 3 in E flat major, 'Rhenish'

Christian Tetzlaff (violin)
Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Robin Ticciati (conductor)

Brahms's Tragic Overture is not so much tragic as a 'serious' follow-up to his more frivolous Academic Festival Overture.
Dedicated 'To the memory of an angel', Berg's luminous Violin Concerto is an intensely moving personal testament to the death of a young woman, quoting Bach's funeral chorale 'Es ist genug'.
Thomas Larcher's nocturnal wanderings receive their UK premiere before a joyous journey down the Rhine in Schumann's Third Symphony, which climaxes in a musical homage to Cologne Cathedral.

41Philip Glass And Ravi Shankar20170815

Britten Sinfonia performs Passages by Ravi Shankar and Philip Glass.

Live at BBC Proms: Britten Sinfonia with conductor Karen Kamensek and sitar player Anoushka Shankar in Passages by Ravi Shankar and Philip Glass

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Andrew McGregor

Ravi Shankar and Philip Glass: Passages

Britten Sinfonia
Anoushka Shankar, sitar
Karen Kamensek, conductor

In the mid-1960s a rising star of Western classical music met the 'Godfather' of the Indian classical tradition. The result was a collision of musical worlds and - some 25 years later - a studio album that combined Glass's American Minimalism with Shankar's sitar and the traditions of Hindustani classical music. A hypnotic flow of sound, blending cello, saxophone and other Western instruments with the glittering pulse of the sitar, Passages is presented here in its first complete live performance. The Britten Sinfonia and Karen Kamensek are joined by Shankar's daughter, sitar virtuoso Anoushka Shankar.

42Les Siã¨cles And Franã§ois-xavier Roth20170816

An all-French programme of Proms music from Les Siecles and Francois-Xavier Roth.

Live at BBC Proms: French music from Les Siècles and conductor François-Xavier Roth.
The hugely acclaimed period instruments of Les Siècles return to the Proms this year with Cédric Tiberghien as the soloist in Saint-Saëns's Egyptian Concerto as part of a programme of Romantic French music inspired by the East.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall.
Presented by Martin Handley.

Saint-Saëns: La princesse jaune - overture
Delibes: Lakmé - ballet music
Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No. 5 in F major, 'Egyptian'

approx 8.15pm Interval: PROMS EXTRA
Turkish novelist Elif Shafak talks about the figure of the djinni in Arabic mythology, who along with humans and angels, make up the three sapient creations of God, according to Islamic tradition. New Generation Thinker Dr Shahida Bari joins the discussion hosted by Ian McMillan.
Recorded earlier this evening as a Proms Extra with an audience at Imperial College.

Franck: Les Djinns
Lalo: Namouna - Suites Nos. 1 and 2 (excerpts)
Saint-Saëns: Samson and Delilah - Bacchanal

Cédric Tiberghien (piano)
Les Siècles
François-Xavier Roth conductor

An all-French programme inspired by the East, from the fragrant Indian gardens of Delibes's Lakmé and the eroticism of Samson and Delilah, to Corfu with the adventures of Lalo's Namouna.
Oriental demons surface in Les Djinns, complementing the vibrantly coloured music of Java and the Middle East that suffuses Saint-Saëns's 'Egyptian' Piano Concerto.

43Saint-saã«ns - 'organ' Symphony20170817

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra perform music by de Falla, Lalo and Saint-Saens.

Live at BBC Proms: RPO and Charles Dutoit with Joshua Bell, Cameron Carpenter and Stephanie d'Oustrac, perform music by de Falla, Lalo and Saint-Saëns 'Organ' Symphony

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Ian Skelly

Manual de Falla El amor brujo
Édouard Lalo: Symphonie espagnole, Op 21

c.7.30pm: Interval: PROMS EXTRA
Clemency Burton-Hill talks to musicologists Clair Rowden and Richard Langham Smith about the music of Saint-Saëns.

c.7.50pm
Saint�Saëns: Symphony No 3 in C minor, 'Organ'

Stéphanie d'Oustrac, mezzo-soprano
Joshua Bell, violin
Cameron Carpenter, organ
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Charles Dutoit, conductor

Tonight's celebration of the sun-scorched landscapes of Spain opens with Falla's flamenco ballet El amor brujo, rich in Andalusian folk melodies and featuring the famous 'Ritual Fire Dance'.
Joshua Bell is the soloist in Lalo's Symphonie espagnole, whose title conceals a virtuosic violin concerto steeped in the sounds of Spain, while Cameron Carpenter takes to the organ console in Saint-Saëns's mighty 'Organ' Symphony. 'With it I have given all I could,' observed the composer. 'What I did I could not achieve again.'.

44Bang On A Can All-stars20170817

The BBC Proms Youth Ensemble and Bang on a Can All-Stars perform in premieres.

Live at BBC Proms: BBC Proms Youth Ensemble and Bang on a Can All Stars in premieres by Michael Gordon, David Lang and Julia Wolfe, plus works by Philip Glass and Louis Andriessen.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall
Presented by Andrew McGregor

Michael Gordon: Big Space (BBC commission: world premiere)*
David Lang: Sunray (London premiere)
Julia Wolfe: Big Beautiful Dark and Scary (London premiere)
Philip Glass: Closing from 'Glassworks'
Louis Andriessen: Workers Union

BBC Proms Youth Ensemble
Bang on a Can All-Stars
Rumon Gamba (conductor)

Bang on a Can represents all that is most gleefully non-conformist and boundary-breaking in new music. Celebrating its 30th birthday this year, this pioneering American artistic collective and its three composer-directors, Michael Gordon, David Lang and Julia Wolfe, bring their signature energy to this Late Night Prom, together with their six-piece amplified ensemble.

The All-Stars perform classic works by Wolfe, Lang and Louis Andriessen alongside an 80th-birthday tribute to Philip Glass and a world premiere by Michael Gordon, performed by the Proms Youth Ensemble. Expect propulsive rhythms and plenty of big grooves.

45Mahler - 'resurrection' Symphony20170818
46Schoenberg - Gurrelieder20170819
47Bach's 'little Organ Book' Past And Present20170820
48A Patchwork Passion20170820

Sofi Jeannin conducts the BBC Singers and City of London Sinfonia in A Patchwork Passion.

Chief Conductor Designate of the BBC Singers, Sofi Jeannin, makes her BBC Proms debut in a concert with City of London Sinfonia which celebrates Passion compositions from the last five centuries.

Joined by tenors Thomas Elwin and Oliver Johnston and the bass David Shipley, Passion works from Johann Walter through to James MacMillan are explored in a programme depicting the Passion of Christ through many and varied compositions.

Thomas Elwin, tenor
Oliver Johnston, tenor
David Shipley, bass
BBC Singers
City of London Sinfonia
Sofi Jeannin, conductor

Presented by Sara Mohr-pietsch.

49Bach's St John Passion20170820
50Beethoven, Stravinsky And Gerald Barry20170821
51Sibelius, Saint-saens And Elgar-payne20170822

The BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sakari Oramo in Elgar's Symphony No 3.

Live at BBC Proms: the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sakari Oramo in Sibelius, Elgar's Symphony No.3 (completed Payne), and Saint-Saëns's Piano Concerto No.2 with Javier Perianes.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Ian Skelly

Sibelius: Scènes historiques, Suite No. 1
Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No.2 in G minor

20.10 INTERVAL: Proms Extra
The novelist Meg Rosoff and art curator Karen Serres consider unfinished works in literature and in painting, and whether or not it is always a good idea for other people to finish them. Ian McMillan hosts. Recorded earlier as a Proms Extra with an audience at Imperial College. Producer: Jacqueline Smith.

Elgar/Payne: Symphony No.3

Javier Perianes (piano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sakari Oramo (conductor)

This year's Elgar cycle concludes with the originally unfinished Third Symphony. The concert also features the vivid, descriptive miniatures of Sibelius's Scènes historiques and Saint-Saëns's brilliantly youthful Second Piano Concerto.

52Dvorak's New World Symphony20170823
53Beneath The Underdog: Charles Mingus Revisited20170824

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Georgia Mann

Shabaka Hutchings (saxophones)
Christian Scott (trumpet)
Kandace Springs (vocals)
Metropole Orkest
conductor Jules Buckley

A giant of jazz, Charles Mingus (1922-79) combined the classic style of Duke Ellington and Jelly Roll Morton with the radical spirit of black music of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, and has influenced artists from Joni Mitchell and Elvis Costello to Debbie Harry.

Following sell-out Quincy Jones and Jamie Cullum Proms last year, Jules Buckley returns - with his Metropole Orkest - to celebrate the life and music of this legendary composer, bandleader and bass-player. The Prom features Mingus favourites including 'Better Git It in Your Soul', 'Moanin'' and 'Goodbye Pork Pie Hat', performed by a starry line-up of artists Kandace Springs, Shabaka Hutchings, Christian Scott and Leo Pellegrino.

During the Interval: PROMS EXTRA
Georgia Mann talks to Catherine Tackley and Geoffrey Smith about Mingus.

54Orchestra Of La Scala, Milan, And Riccardo Chailly20170825
55Classical Music Of Indian And Pakistan20170825
56The Bohemian Reformation20170826
57Swing No End20170827
58Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra And Louis Langree20170827
59Mozart - La Clemenza Di Tito20170828
61Renee Fleming Sings Strauss20170830

Renee Fleming sings Strauss and Barber with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic.

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

Renee Fleming sings Strauss and Barber with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, conducted by Sakari Oramo. Plus Nielsen's Symphony no.2.

Andrea Tarrodi: Liguria
UK premiere

Barber: Knoxville: Summer of 1915, Op 24

7.35pm:
INTERVAL: Proms Extra:
Daniel Grimley introduces Nielsen's Symphony No 2 'The Four Temperaments' in an edited version of a discussion recorded earlier this evening at Imperial College.

7.55pm: Part 2
Strauss: Daphne - Transformation Scene, 'Ich komme - ich komme'

Nielsen: Symphony No 2 'The Four Temperaments'

Renée Fleming, soprano
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
Sakari Oramo, conductor

Star American soprano Renée Fleming returns to join Sakari Oramo and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra for the shimmering 'transformation' music that closes Richard Strauss's opera Daphne, and Samuel Barber's Knoxville: Summer of 1915, a nostalgic portrait of the America of a simpler age.
The RSPO also brings music by its Swedish compatriot Andrea Tarrodi - Liguria, a vivid musical 'walking tour' through Italian fishing villages as well as Nielsen's Second Symphony, 'The Four Temperaments', whose four movements offer different character portraits, from a choleric opening Allegro to a melancholic slow movement.

62Chineke!20170830

Kevin John Edusei conducts the UK's first BME orchestra in their Proms debut.

Live at BBC Proms: Chineke! - Kevin John Edusei conducts the UK's first BME orchestra in their Proms debut, featuring 2016 BBC Young Musician Sheku Kanneh-Mason on cello.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Sara Mohr-pietsch

Hannah Kendall: The Spark Catchers (BBC commission: world premiere)
Dvořák: Rondo in G minor, Op 94
David Popper, orch M. Schlegel: Hungarian Rhapsody, Op 68
George Walker: Lyric for Strings
Handel: 'Da tempeste il legno infranto' (from Julius Caesar)
Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint�Georges, orch Mauricio Rodriguez: 'Au penchant qui nous entrâine'
Handel: 'Rejoice greatly' (from Messiah)
Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio espagnol, Op 34

Sheku Kanneh-Mason (cello)
Jeanine De Bique (soprano)
Chineke!
Kevin John Edusei (conductor)

Hailed by critics as 'fresh' and 'brilliant', the UK's first BME orchestra Chineke! makes its Proms debut in a programme including works by Pulitzer Prize-winning George Walker and young British composer Hannah Kendall, whose The Spark Catchers takes inspiration from the urgent energy of Lemn Sissay's poem of the same name.
Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, winner of the 2016 BBC Young Musician competition, soprano Jeanine De Bique and conductor Kevin John Edusei all make their Proms debuts too.

64Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra And Daniele Gatti20170901
65Stax Records: 50 Years Of Soul20170901
66Haydn And Mahler20170902
67Freiburg Baroque Orchestra And Pablo Heras-casado20170903

The Freiburg Baroque Orchestra perform an all-Mendelssohn programme at the Proms.

Live at BBC Proms: Pablo Heras-Casado conducts the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra in Mendelssohn's 'Hebrides' Overture, Fifth Symphony and Violin Concerto with soloist Isabelle Faust.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Ian Skelly

Mendelssohn: Overture 'The Hebrides' (Fingal's Cave)
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor

1.45pm Interval: The Dresden Amen
Before we hear Felix Mendelssohn's reworking of the Dresden Amen in his 'Reformation' symphony, David Owen Norris takes us on a brisk tour of the technical, emotional and historical sides of the theme, and listens to what happens when young electronic music producer Bwoy de Bahan gives it a contemporary twist.

A Tandem Production for BBC Radio 3

2.05pm
Mendelssohn: Symphony No 5 in D (Reformation)

Isabelle Faust (violin)
Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
Pablo Heras-Casado

The dynamic Freiburg Baroque Orchestra brings authentic period-instrument colour to three of Mendelssohn's best-loved orchestral works in a Proms matinee directed by rising young conductor Pablo Heras-Casado.

Violinist Isabelle Faust makes her second appearance this season, as soloist in Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto - the composer's last completed orchestral work, and perhaps the loveliest of all the Romantic violin concertos.

The 500th anniversary of the Reformation continues to be marked with Mendelssohn's Fifth Symphony, whose final movement quotes movingly from Luther's chorale 'Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott', while the concert opens with the composer's glorious overture The Hebrides, inspired by a visit to Fingal's Cave on the Scottish Isle of Staffa.

68Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky And Shostakovich20170903
69Anne-sophie Mutter Plays Dvorak's Violin Concerto20170904
70Missy Mazzoli, Bartok And Dvorak20170905
71Stravinsky, Britten, Prokofiev And Shostakovich20170906
72Vienna Philharmonic - Mahler's Sixth Symphony20170907
73Sir Andras Schiff Performs Bach's The Well-tempered Clavier20170907
74Vienna Philharmonic - Brahms, Mozart And Beethoven20170908
75Last Night Of The Proms20170909