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Bbc Proms At Alexandra Palace With The Bbc Concert Orchestra20190103

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BBC Proms at... Alexandra Palace. Another chance to hear BBC Concert Orchestra, BBC Singers and conductor Jane Glover perform Gilbert and Sullivan's Trial by Jury in the newly restored Victorian Theatre. With Mary Bevan and Neal Davies.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny from Alexandra Palace, London.

Sullivan Prelude to Act IV of ‘The Tempest’
Coleridge-Taylor ‘Onaway, Awake Beloved’ (Hiawatha’s Wedding Feast)
Cellier All alone to my eerie … the Love that is Dead (The Mountebanks)
Ethel Smyth Overture : The Boatswain’s Mate
Sullivan When I went to the Bar (Iolanthe)
Stanford So it’s kisses you’re craving (Shamus O’Brien)
Parry The Birds - Introduction, Intermezzo, Bridal March

– Interval –

Sullivan Trial by Jury

Neal Davies bass (The Learned Judge)
Mary Bevan soprano (The Plaintiff)
Sam Furness tenor (The Defendant)
Ross Ramgobin baritone (Counsel for the Plaintiff)
Keel Watson baritone (Usher)
Edward Price baritone (Foreman)

BBC Singers
BBC Concert Orchestra
conductor Jane Glover

The magnificent theatre at Alexandra Palace originally opened in 1875 – the same year that Gilbert and Sullivan’s one-act operetta Trial by Jury was premiered. In this special ‘Proms at …’ event, Jane Glover conducts a concert performance of this Victorian comic masterpiece in the Palace’s theatre as its ambitious new refurbishment reaches completion. A first half of music by Sullivan’s contemporaries explores that favourite G&S theme of love and marriage.

Trial By Jury - Synopsis
Scene: A Court of Justice. The curtain rises on the Court of the Exchequer, where a Jury and the public assemble.

The chorus make known the course of events:
“For, today, in this arena,
Summoned by a stern subpoena,
Edwin – sued by Angelina –
Shortly will appear. ?

The Usher, having marshalled the Jurymen into the Jury-box, gives them the judicial counsel to heed the plaintiff, "The broken-hearted bride," and not "the ruffianly defendant," for:
“From bias free, of every kind,
This trial must be tried. ?

The Defendant (Edwin) arrives, and the jurymen greet him with hostility, even though – as he points out – they have, as yet, no idea of the merits of his case. He tells them, with surprising candour, that he jilted the Plaintiff because she became a "bore intense" to him, and he then quickly took up with another woman. The Jury admit that they were like that once, but they are now respectable gentlemen and have no sympathy for the Defendant.

The Usher orders silence as the Judge approaches. He enters with great pomp, and describes how he rose to his position – by courting a rich attorney's "elderly, ugly daughter". The rich attorney then aided his prospective son-in-law's legal career until "at length I became as rich as the Gurneys" and "threw over" the daughter. The Jury and public are delighted with the Judge, completely ignoring the fact that he has just admitted to the same wrong of which the Defendant is accused.

The Usher swears in the Jury, and the Plaintiff (Angelina) is summoned. She is preceded into the courtroom by her bridesmaids, one of whom catches the eye of the judge. However, when Angelina herself arrives in full wedding-dress finery, she instantly captures the heart of both Judge and Jury.

The Counsel for the Plaintiff makes a moving speech detailing Edwin's betrayal. At this, Angelina feigns distress and staggers first into the arms of the Foreman of the Jury, and then of the Judge himself. The Jury are outraged on her behalf, addressing the Defendant as “Monster ?

Edwin attempts to defend himself, explaining that his change of heart is only natural, and offering to marry both the Plaintiff and his new love, if that would satisfy everyone.

The Judge at first finds this "a reasonable proposition", but the Counsel argues that from the days of James II, it has been "a rather serious crime / To marry two wives at a time" (humorously, he labels the crime in question "burglary" rather than "bigamy"). Perplexed, everyone in court ponders the "nice dilemma" in a parody of Italian opera ensembles.

Angelina desperately embraces Edwin, demonstrating the depth of her love, and bemoans her loss – the extent of her woe serving as evidence of the large amount of damages that the Jury should force Edwin to pay.

Edwin, in turn, says he is a smoker, a drunkard, and a bully (when tipsy), and that the Plaintiff could not have endured him even for a day, so therefore the damages should be small. The Judge suggests making Edwin tipsy to see if his assertions turn out to be true, but everyone else (except Edwin) objects to this proposition.

Impatient at the lack of progress, and in a hurry to get away, the Judge resolves the case by offering to marry Angelina himself. Angelina is delighted by this proposal, which is found by all to be a satisfactory solution, and the opera is concluded with "joy unbounded".

BBC Proms at Alexandra Palace with the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Jane Glover.

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

BBC Proms at... Alexandra Palace. Another chance to hear BBC Concert Orchestra, BBC Singers and conductor Jane Glover perform Gilbert and Sullivan's Trial by Jury in the newly restored Victorian Theatre. With Mary Bevan and Neal Davies.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny from Alexandra Palace, London.

Sullivan Prelude to Act IV of ‘The Tempest’
Coleridge-Taylor ‘Onaway, Awake Beloved’ (Hiawatha’s Wedding Feast)
CelProms 2018 Repeats

BBC Proms at... Alexandra Palace. Another chance to hear BBC Concert Orchestra, BBC Singers and conductor Jane Glover perform Gilbert and Sullivan's Trial by Jury in the newly restored Victorian Theatre. With Mary Bevan and Neal Davies.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny from Alexandra Palace, London.

Sullivan Prelude to Act IV of ‘The Tempest’
Coleridge-Taylor ‘Onaway, Awake Beloved’ (Hiawatha’s Wedding Feast)
Cellier All alone to my eerie … the Love that is Dead (The Mountebanks)
Ethel Smyth Overture : The Boatswain’s Mate
Sullivan When I went to the Bar (Iolanthe)
Stanford So it’s kisses you’re craving (Shamus O’Brien)
Parry The Birds - Introduction, Intermezzo, Bridal March

– Interval –

Sullivan Trial by Jury

Neal Davies bass (The Learned Judge)
Mary Bevan soprano (The Plaintiff)
Sam Furness tenor (The Defendant)
Ross Ramgobin baritone (Counsel for the Plaintiff)
Keel Watson baritone (Usher)
Edward Price baritone (Foreman)

BBC Singers
BBC Concert Orchestra
conductor Jane Glover

The magnificent theatre at Alexandra Palace originally opened in 1875 – the same year that Gilbert and Sullivan’s one-act operetta Trial by Jury was premiered. In this special ‘Proms at …’ event, Jane Glover conducts a concert performance of this Victorian comic masterpiece in the Palace’s theatre as its ambitious new refurbishment reaches completion. A first half of music by Sullivan’s contemporaries explores that favourite G&S theme of love and marriage.

Trial By Jury - Synopsis
Scene: A Court of Justice. The curtain rises on the Court of the Exchequer, where a Jury and the public assemble.

The chorus make known the course of events:
“For, today, in this arena,
Summoned by a stern subpoena,
Edwin – sued by Angelina –
Shortly will appear.”

The Usher, having marshalled the Jurymen into the Jury-box, gives them the judicial counsel to heed the plaintiff, "The broken-hearted bride," and not "the ruffianly defendant," for:
“From bias free, of every kind,
This trial must be tried.”

The Defendant (Edwin) arrives, and the jurymen greet him with hostility, even though – as he points out – they have, as yet, no idea of the merits of his case. He tells them, with surprising candour, that he jilted the Plaintiff because she became a "bore intense" to him, and he then quickly took up with another woman. The Jury admit that they were like that once, but they are now respectable gentlemen and have no sympathy for the Defendant.

The Usher orders silence as the Judge approaches. He enters with great pomp, and describes how he rose to his position – by courting a rich attorney's "elderly, ugly daughter". The rich attorney then aided his prospective son-in-law's legal career until "at length I became as rich as the Gurneys" and "threw over" the daughter. The Jury and public are delighted with the Judge, completely ignoring the fact that he has just admitted to the same wrong of which the Defendant is accused.

The Usher swears in the Jury, and the Plaintiff (Angelina) is summoned. She is preceded into the courtroom by her bridesmaids, one of whom catches the eye of the judge. However, when Angelina herself arrives in full wedding-dress finery, she instantly captures the heart of both Judge and Jury.

The Counsel for the Plaintiff makes a moving speech detailing Edwin's betrayal. At this, Angelina feigns distress and staggers first into the arms of the Foreman of the Jury, and then of the Judge himself. The Jury are outraged on her behalf, addressing the Defendant as “Monster”.

Edwin attempts to defend himself, explaining that his change of heart is only natural, and offering to marry both the Plaintiff and his new love, if that would satisfy everyone.

The Judge at first finds this "a reasonable proposition", but the Counsel argues that from the days of James II, it has been "a rather serious crime / To marry two wives at a time" (humorously, he labels the crime in question "burglary" rather than "bigamy"). Perplexed, everyone in court ponders the "nice dilemma" in a parody of Italian opera ensembles.

Angelina desperately embraces Edwin, demonstrating the depth of her love, and bemoans her loss – the extent of her woe serving as evidence of the large amount of damages that the Jury should force Edwin to pay.

Edwin, in turn, says he is a smoker, a drunkard, and a bully (when tipsy), and that the Plaintiff could not have endured him even for a day, so therefore the damages should be small. The Judge suggests making Edwin tipsy to see if his assertions turn out to be true, but everyone else (except Edwin) objects to this proposition.

Impatient at the lack of progress, and in a hurry to get away, the Judge resolves the case by offering to marry Angelina himself. Angelina is delighted by this proposal, which is found by all to be a satisfactory solution, and the opera is concluded with "joy unbounded".

BBC Proms at Alexandra Palace with the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Jane Glover.

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

Prom 13 Repeat: Pioneers Of Sound20190102

Another chance to hear the London Contemporary Orchestra conducted by Robert Ames, with Shiva Feshareki in turntables/electronics. including Daphne Oram's Still Point.

Presented by Ian Skelly from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Daphne Oram Still Point
Plus electronic works by Delia Derbyshire and others, and the world premiere of a new work for orchestra and electronics

Shiva Feshareki turntables/electronics
London Contemporary Orchestra
Robert Ames (conductor)

Daphne Oram's visionary Still Point fills the cavernous space of the Royal Albert Hall for the first time in the premiere of a revised realisation based on recently discovered archive material.

Composed in 1949 - almost a decade before Oram co-founded the BBC Radiophonic Workshop - the piece was possibly the first to combine a live orchestra with live electronic manipulations, here played via turntables.

Still Point forms the centrepiece of a late-night sonic exploration that features work by Delia Derbyshire - another Radiophonic Workshop pioneer who achieved cult status for her electronic arrangement of the Doctor Who TV theme - as well as new works inspired by the Radiophonic legacy.

London Contemporary Orchestra, Robert Ames, Shiva Feshareki at the Royal Albert Hall.

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

Prom 23 Repeat: Havana Meets Kingston20190104

Another chance to hear Havana Meets Kingston: Leading reggae and dancehall producer Mista Savona brings together some of Cuba and Jamaica's most influential musicians.

Presented by Georgia Mann from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Mista Savona, keyboard/samples
Randy Valentine, vocals
Solis, vocals
Brenda Navarrete, percussion/vocals
Julito Padrón, trumpet/vocals
Mathieu Bost, saxophone
Bopee,guitar
Rolando Luna, piano
Valery 'Valess' Assouan, bass
Manuel Garcia, drums

Australia's leading reggae and dancehall producer Mista Savona (aka Jake Savona) has gathered together some of Cuba's and Jamaica's most influential musicians to create a fresh, unifying take on the music of both cultures.

Drawing from the styles of roots reggae, dub and dancehall on the one hand and son, salsa, rumba and Afro-Cuban on the other, Havana Meets Kingston sees a top-flight group of musicians come together in an effortless meeting of genres.

Energetic and passionate vocals in Spanish, English and Jamaican patois twist and turn over distinctly Cuban rhythms and melodies, while the typically deep bass lines of Jamaica pulse beneath.

Dancehall's Mista Savona with musicians from Jamaica and Cuba at the Royal Albert Hall.

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

Prom 29 Repeat: The Brandenburg Project - 120181230

Another chance to hear over two concerts in one day, Thomas Dausgaard and the Swedish Chamber Orchestra present Bach's six Brandenburg Concertos alongside six newly commissioned companion works, to create a brand-new musical cycle, heard here in the UK for the first time.

Presented by Martin Handley from the Royal Albert Hall, London

7.30pm
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No 1 in F major, BWV 1046
Mark-Anthony Turnage: Maya (UK premiere)
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No 3 in G major, BWV 1048
Anders Hillborg: Bach Materia (UK premiere)
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No 5 in D major, BWV 1050
Uri Caine: Hamsa (UK premiere)

Pekka Kuusisto,violin
Antje Weithaas, violin
Maya Beiser, cello
Fiona Kelly, flute
Uri Caine, piano
Mahan Esfahani, harpsichord
Swedish Chamber Orchestra
Thomas Dausgaard, conductor

The second concert follows this one on BBC Radio 3 this evening.

The Swedish Chamber Orchestra play three of JS Bach's Brandenburg Concertos.

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

Prom 30 Repeat: The Brandenburg Project - 220181230

Another chance to hear the second of two concerts in one day, with Thomas Dausgaard and the Swedish Chamber Orchestra presenting Bach's six Brandenburg Concertos alongside six newly commissioned companion works, to create a brand-new musical cycle, heard here in the UK for the first time.

Presented by Andrew McGregor from the Albert Hall, London

c.21.55pm

JS Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No 4 in G major, BWV 1049
Olga Neuwirth: Aello - ballet mécanomorphe (UK premiere)
Brett Dean: Approach - Prelude to a Canon (UK premiere)
JS Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No 6 in B flat major, BWV 1051
JS Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No 2 in F major, BWV 1047 (arr. Felix Mottl)
Steven Mackey: Triceros (UK premiere)

Antje Weithaas, violin
Brett Dean, viola
Tabea Zimmermann, viola
Claire Chase, flute
Fiona Kelly, flute
Marten Larsson, oboe
Håkan Hardenberger, trumpet
Swedish Chamber Orchestra
Thomas Dausgaard, conductor

The Second, Fourth and Sixth of Bach's Brandenburg Concertos appear alongside present-day responses by Steven Mackey, Olga Neuwirth and Brett Dean.

The soloists include star Swedish trumpeter Håkan Hardenberger, German violinist Antje Weithaas and violist Brett Dean himself.

The Swedish Chamber Orchestra and Thomas Dausgaard perform Bach at the Royal Albert Hall.

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

Prom 39 Repeat: The John Wilson Orchestra Performs Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story.20181225

Another chance to hear Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story with the John Wilson Orchestra, conductor John Wilson. Mikaela Bennett (Maria), Ross Lekites (Tony), Students from ArtsEd and Mountview.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny at the Royal Albert Hall, London

Leonard Bernstein: West Side Story (concert performance)

Mikaela Bennett (Maria)
Ross Lekites (Tony)
Students from ArtsEd and Mountview.
John Wilson Orchestra
John Wilson (conductor)

West Side Story bursts with violent, sensual rhythms and big-hearted melodies. The music ranges from the touching innocence of 'I feel pretty' and 'Tonight' to the tension-fuelled 'Dance at the Gym' in conveying the trials of the ill-fated lovers, Tony and Maria, as they attempt to resolve the deep-rooted animosity between two warring communities on Manhattan's Upper West Side.

This rare performance of the theatre score (authorised concert version) features a top-flight cast, joined by an ensemble of students from leading London theatre schools.

Interval:
Proms Plus. Presenter Kate Molleson introduces Bernstein's 'West Side Story' together with critic and broadcaster David Benedict and musicologist Sophie Redfern. Recorded at the Imperial College Union.

John Wilson Orchestra performs Bernstein's West Side Story at the Royal Albert Hall

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

Another chance to hear Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story with the John Wilson Orchestra, conductor John Wilson. Mikaela Bennett (Maria), Ross Lekites (Tony), Students from ArtsEd and Mountview.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny at the Royal Albert Hall, London

Leonard Bernstein: West Side Story (concert performance)

Mikaela Bennett (Maria)
Ross Lekites (Tony)
Students from ArtsEd and Mountview.
John Wilson Orchestra
John Wilson (conductor)

West Side Story bursts with violent, sensual rhythms and big-hearted melodies. The music ranges from the touching innocence of 'I feel pretty' and 'Tonight' to the tension-fuelled 'Dance at the Gym' in conveying the trials of the ill-fated lovers, Tony and Maria, as they attempt to resolve the deep-rooted animosity between two warring communities on Manhattan's Upper West Side.

This rare performance of the theatre score (authorised concert version) features a top-flight cast, joined by an ensemble of students from leading London theatre schools.

Interval:
Proms Plus. Presenter Kate Molleson introduces Bernstein's 'West Side Story' together with critic and broadcaster David Benedict and musicologist Sophie Redfern. Recorded at the Imperial College Union.

John Wilson Orchestra performs Bernstein's West Side Story at the Royal Albert Hall

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

Prom 57 Repeat: John Wilson Conducts Bernstein's On The Town20190101

Another chance to hear John Wilson conducts Bernstein's On the Town, with the London Symphony Orchestra

Presented by Petroc Trelawny from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Bernstein: On the Town

Gabey: Nathaniel Hackmann
Hildy: Louise Dearman
Chip: Fra Fee
Ozzie: Nadim Naaman
Claire de Loone: Celinde Schoenmaker
Judge Pitkin: Barnaby Rea
Ivy Smith: Siena Kelly
Madame Dilly: Claire Moore
Narrator: Kerry Shale

London Symphony Orchestra
John Wilson, conductor
Martin Duncan, Stage Director

INTERVAL:
Proms Plus Event: Louise Fryer talks to pianist Jason Carr and Broadway expert Edward Seckerson about Bernstein's On The Town.

John Wilson conducts Bernstein’s hit Broadway musical On The Town, which follows the adventures of three sailors on shore leave in 1944.

John Wilson conducts Bernstein's On the Town at the Royal Albert Hall

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

Prom 60 Repeat: Marin Alsop And Baltimore Symphony Orchestra20181231

Another chance to hear Marin Alsop and Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony at the Royal Albert Hall and pianist Jean ?Yves Thibaudet joins them in Bernstein's Age of Anxiety
Presented by Petroc Trelawny from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Bernstein Slava! (A Political Overture)
Bernstein Symphony No 2 'The Age of Anxiety'
Shostakovich Symphony No 5 in D minor

Jean ?Yves Thibaudet (piano)
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Marin Alsop (conductor)

Marin Alsop, a protégée of Leonard Bernstein, returns to the Proms with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra for a politically charged climax to our Bernstein weekend. The concert culminates in Shostakovich’s ambiguous Fifth Symphony, whose triumphant finale can be heard either as political protest or capitulation to Stalin’s Soviet regime. Pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet joins the orchestra for Bernstein’s ‘The Age of Anxiety’ – a musical quest for faith in a broken, post-war world – and the evening opens with the boisterous Slava!, a ‘political overture’ dedicated to cellist Mstislav Rostropovich.

Marin Alsop and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in Bernstein from the Royal Albert Hall.

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

Another chance to hear Marin Alsop and Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony at the Royal Albert Hall and pianist Jean‐Yves Thibaudet joins them in Bernstein's Age of Anxiety
Presented by Petroc Trelawny from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Bernstein Slava! (A Political Overture)
Bernstein Symphony No 2 'The Age of Anxiety'
Shostakovich Symphony No 5 in D minor

Jean‐Yves Thibaudet (piano)
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Marin Alsop (conductor)

Marin Alsop, a protégée of Leonard Bernstein, returns to the Proms with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra for a politically charged climax to our Bernstein weekend. The concert culminates in Shostakovich’s ambiguous Fifth Symphony, whose triumphant finale can be heard either as political protest or capitulation to Stalin’s Soviet regime. Pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet joins the orchestra for Bernstein’s ‘The Age of Anxiety’ – a musical quest for faith in a broken, post-war world – and the evening opens with the boisterous Slava!, a ‘political overture’ dedicated to cellist Mstislav Rostropovich.

Marin Alsop and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in Bernstein from the Royal Albert Hall.

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

Prom 62 Repeat: Vasily Petrenko And The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra20181227

Another chance to hear Vasily Petrenko, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra in music by Strauss, Elgar, Bartok and a world premiere by Iain Bell, from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Martin Handley

Elgar: In the South (Alassio)
Iain Bell: Aurora (BBC co-commission: world premiere)

c. 8.15pm
Interval Proms Plus
Dr Nathan Case and Dr Melanie Windridge discuss the latest scientific research into the Aurora Borealis with New Generation Thinker Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough.

c.8.35pm
R Strauss: Ständchen; Das Bächlein; Morgen!; Zueignung
Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra

Adela Zaharia (soprano - Iain Bell)
Miah Persson (soprano - R Strauss)
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Vasily Petrenko (conductor)

Vasily Petrenko and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra present a concert that moves from the lush, late-Romantic soundscapes of Strauss’s songs (with soprano Miah Persson) and the sweeping melodic generosity of Elgar’s Italy-inspired overture In the South to the leaner, more percussive intensity of Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra – a virtuosic showcase for the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. The concert also includes the world premiere of Iain Bell’s concerto for coloratura soprano and orchestra, Aurora, featuring soprano Adela Zaharia.

Vasily Petrenko and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra from the Royal Albert Hall

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

Another chance to hear Vasily Petrenko, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra in music by Strauss, Elgar, Bartok and a world premiere by Iain Bell, from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Martin Handley

Elgar: In the South (Alassio)
Iain Bell: Aurora (BBC co-commission: world premiere)

c. 8.15pm
Interval Proms Plus
Dr Nathan Case and Dr Melanie Windridge discuss the latest scientific research into the Aurora Borealis with New Generation Thinker Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough.

c.8.35pm
R Strauss: Ständchen; Das Bächlein; Morgen!; Zueignung
Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra

Adela Zaharia (soprano - Iain Bell)
Miah Persson (soprano - R Strauss)
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Vasily Petrenko (conductor)

Vasily Petrenko and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra present a concert that moves from the lush, late-Romantic soundscapes of Strauss’s songs (with soprano Miah Persson) and the sweeping melodic generosity of Elgar’s Italy-inspired overture In the South to the leaner, more percussive intensity of Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra – a virtuosic showcase for the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. The concert also includes the world premiere of Iain Bell’s concerto for coloratura soprano and orchestra, Aurora, featuring soprano Adela Zaharia.

Vasily Petrenko and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra from the Royal Albert Hall

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

Prom 63 Repeat: Sir Andras Schiff Plays The Well-tempered Clavier, Book 220190107

Another chance to hear Sir András Schiff plays JS Bach's 'The Well-Tempered Clavier' (Book 2)

Presented Sarah Walker from the Royal Albert Hall, London

JS Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier Book 2

Sir András Schiff, piano

The two volumes of Bach’s The Well-Tempered Clavier are a window onto an extraordinary musical imagination – an infinitely varied, beguiling series of musical reflections and questions. Following his complete performance of Book 1 in the 2017 season, distinguished pianist and Bach specialist Sir András Schiff returns to the BBC Proms to perform the complete Book 2. Much more than just a musical sequel, this volume pushes harmony and counterpoint further than ever before in its fascinating and uniquely challenging sequence of works.

Sir Andras Schiff plays The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2, at the Royal Albert Hall

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

Prom 66 Repeat: Berlin Philharmonic, Kirill Petrenko, Yuja Wang20190102

Another chance to hear Berlin Philharmonic conducted by Kirill Petrenko in ballet music by Dukas and Franz Schmidt's Symphony no 4, plus Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No 3 with Yuja Wang as soloist.

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

Dukas: La Péri – Fanfare and Poème dansé
Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No 3 in C major

c.7.50pm
Interval: Proms Plus Talk: Musicologist and broadcaster Erik Levi introduces Schmidt's Symphony No. 4.

c.8.10pm
Franz Schmidt: Symphony No 4 in C major

Yuja Wang (piano)
Berliner Philharmonic
Conductor Kirill Petrenko

A landmark concert sees the Berlin Philharmonic perform for the first time in London under its new Chief Conductor Designate, Kirill Petrenko. 'In this work Mahler’s spirit is resurrected,’ said a colleague of Franz Schmidt’s Fourth Symphony, a piece whose Romantic character is charged with the grief of personal loss. Dynamic pianist Yuja Wang is the soloist in Prokofiev’s Third Piano Concerto, with its explosive closing battle of wills between soloist and orchestra. The concert opens with Dukas’s exotic, Impressionistic ballet score La péri, prefaced by the arresting curtain-raising fanfare the composer later added.

Berlin Philharmonic, Kirill Petrenko and Yuja Wang perform Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No 3

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

Another chance to hear Berlin Philharmonic conducted by Kirill Petrenko in ballet music by Dukas and Franz Schmidt's Symphony no 4, plus Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No 3 with Yuja Wang as soloist.

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

Dukas: La Péri – Fanfare and Poème dansé
Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No 3 in C major

c.7.50pm
Interval: Proms Plus Talk: Musicologist and broadcaster Erik Levi introduces Schmidt's Symphony No. 4.

c.8.10pm
Franz Schmidt: Symphony No 4 in C major

Yuja Wang (piano)
Berliner Philharmonic
Conductor Kirill Petrenko

A landmark concert sees the Berlin Philharmonic perform for the first time in London under its new Chief Conductor Designate, Kirill Petrenko. 'In this work Mahler’s spirit is resurrected,’ said a colleague of Franz Schmidt’s Fourth Symphony, a piece whose Romantic character is charged with the grief of personal loss. Dynamic pianist Yuja Wang is the soloist in Prokofiev’s Third Piano Concerto, with its explosive closing battle of wills between soloist and orchestra. The concert opens with Dukas’s exotic, Impressionistic ballet score La péri, prefaced by the arresting curtain-raising fanfare the composer later added.

Berlin Philharmonic, Kirill Petrenko and Yuja Wang perform Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No 3

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

Prom 67 Repeat: Andris Nelsons Conducts The Boston Symphony Orchestra20190104

Another chance to hear Mahler Symphony no 3 with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andris Nelsons and the mezzo soprano Susan Graham plus the CBSO Chorus and Youth Chorus.

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

Mahler Symphony No 3 in D minor

Susan Graham (mezzo-soprano)
CBSO Chorus and CBSO Youth Chorus
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons (conductor)

Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony Orchestra, American mezzo-soprano Susan Graham and the CBSO Chorus perform Mahler’s Third Symphony. With its post horn calls, children's voices imitating the sound of cowbells and quotations from the Wunderhorn songs, Mahler's Third Symphony teems with the joy of heavenly love and life itself.

The Boston Symphony Orchestra and conductor Andris Nelsons from the Royal Albert Hall.

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

Another chance to hear Mahler Symphony no 3 with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andris Nelsons and the mezzo soprano Susan Graham plus the CBSO Chorus and Youth Chorus.

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

Mahler Symphony No 3 in D minor

Susan Graham (mezzo-soprano)
CBSO Chorus and CBSO Youth Chorus
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons (conductor)

Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony Orchestra, American mezzo-soprano Susan Graham and the CBSO Chorus perform Mahler’s Third Symphony. With its post horn calls, children's voices imitating the sound of cowbells and quotations from the Wunderhorn songs, Mahler's Third Symphony teems with the joy of heavenly love and life itself.

The Boston Symphony Orchestra and conductor Andris Nelsons from the Royal Albert Hall.

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

Prom 68 Repeat: Berlin Philharmonic, Kirill Petrenko, Beethoven, Strauss20181228

Another chance to hear Kirill Petrenko and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra play Beethoven and Strauss from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Martin Handley

Strauss: Don Juan
Death and Transfiguration

8.20: Interval Proms Plus: Crime writer Belinda Bauer and novelist Patricia Duncker consider the challenges posed by describing sex and death in fiction. Presented by Matthew Sweet.

Beethoven: Symphony No 7 in A major

Berliner Philharmoniker
Kirill Petrenko, conductor

The Berliner Philharmoniker and its Music Director Designate Kirill Petrenko pair two of the 19th century’s greatest symphonic poems with Beethoven’s much-loved Seventh Symphony. If Don Juan celebrates the life of the body – energetic passions, desires and cynical ambitions – then the composer’s Death and Transfiguration, a vivid portrait of the last hours of a dying artist, explores ideas of the mind and spirit. These two colourful musical narratives are set against the dance-driven energy of Beethoven’s symphony.

The Berlin Philharmonic, conducted by Kirill Petrenko, performs Beethoven and Strauss.

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

Another chance to hear Kirill Petrenko and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra play Beethoven and Strauss from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Martin Handley

Strauss: Don Juan
Death and Transfiguration

8.20: Interval Proms Plus: Crime writer Belinda Bauer and novelist Patricia Duncker consider the challenges posed by describing sex and death in fiction. Presented by Matthew Sweet.

Beethoven: Symphony No 7 in A major

Berliner Philharmoniker
Kirill Petrenko, conductor

The Berliner Philharmoniker and its Music Director Designate Kirill Petrenko pair two of the 19th century’s greatest symphonic poems with Beethoven’s much-loved Seventh Symphony. If Don Juan celebrates the life of the body – energetic passions, desires and cynical ambitions – then the composer’s Death and Transfiguration, a vivid portrait of the last hours of a dying artist, explores ideas of the mind and spirit. These two colourful musical narratives are set against the dance-driven energy of Beethoven’s symphony.

The Berlin Philharmonic, conducted by Kirill Petrenko, performs Beethoven and Strauss.

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

Prom 69 Repeat: Boston Symphony Orchestra Bernstein And Shostakovich20190108

Another chance to hear the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Andris Nelsons in Shostakovich's Fourth Symphony and joined by Baiba Skride in Bernstein's Serenade after Plato's 'Symposium

Presented by Andrew McGregor from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Bernstein: Serenade after Plato's 'Symposium'
Shostakovich: Symphony No 4 in C minor

Baiba Skride, violin
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, conductor

This concert by Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony Orchestra sets Bernstein’s intensely lyrical Serenade (after Plato’s ‘Symposium’) for solo violin and orchestra – a work composed for Isaac Stern and performed here by the prize-winning Latvian violinist Baiba Skride – alongside Shostakovich’s uncompromising Fourth Symphony. This dazzling musical manifesto of the composer’s modernist beliefs was withdrawn under duress before its scheduled 1936 premiere and wasn’t heard publicly until 25 years later.

After the concert:

Adopt a Composer
The Adopt a Composer scheme is run by Making Music, in association with Sound and Music. This year seven composers have been paired with seven amateur performing groups around the country. The composer gets to work with the group over the course of a year to create a piece of music that is given its premiere performance by the ensemble, and Radio 3 is broadcasting the results.

Tonight you'll hear:
Edmund Hunt's piece performed by The Singers in Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne.

Boston Symphony Orchestra and Andris Nelsons with Baiba Skride at the Royal Albert Hall

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

Another chance to hear the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Andris Nelsons in Shostakovich's Fourth Symphony and joined by Baiba Skride in Bernstein's Serenade after Plato's 'Symposium

Presented by Andrew McGregor from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Bernstein: Serenade after Plato's 'Symposium'
Shostakovich: Symphony No 4 in C minor

Baiba Skride, violin
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, conductor

This concert by Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony Orchestra sets Bernstein’s intensely lyrical Serenade (after Plato’s ‘Symposium’) for solo violin and orchestra – a work composed for Isaac Stern and performed here by the prize-winning Latvian violinist Baiba Skride – alongside Shostakovich’s uncompromising Fourth Symphony. This dazzling musical manifesto of the composer’s modernist beliefs was withdrawn under duress before its scheduled 1936 premiere and wasn’t heard publicly until 25 years later.

After the concert:

Adopt a Composer
The Adopt a Composer scheme is run by Making Music, in association with Sound and Music. This year seven composers have been paired with seven amateur performing groups around the country. The composer gets to work with the group over the course of a year to create a piece of music that is given its premiere performance by the ensemble, and Radio 3 is broadcasting the results.

Tonight you'll hear:
Edmund Hunt's piece performed by The Singers in Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne.

Boston Symphony Orchestra and Andris Nelsons with Baiba Skride at the Royal Albert Hall

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

Prom 69 Repeat: Boston Symphony Orchestra In Bernstein And Shostakovich20190108

Another chance to hear the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Andris Nelsons in Shostakovich's Fourth Symphony and joined by Baiba Skride in Bernstein's Serenade after Plato's 'Symposium

Presented by Andrew McGregor from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Bernstein: Serenade after Plato's 'Symposium
Shostakovich: Symphony No 4 in C minor

Baiba Skride, violin
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, conductor

This concert by Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony Orchestra sets Bernstein’s intensely lyrical Serenade (after Plato’s ‘Symposium’) for solo violin and orchestra – a work composed for Isaac Stern and performed here by the prize-winning Latvian violinist Baiba Skride – alongside Shostakovich’s uncompromising Fourth Symphony. This dazzling musical manifesto of the composer’s modernist beliefs was withdrawn under duress before its scheduled 1936 premiere and wasn’t heard publicly until 25 years later.

After the concert:

Adopt a Composer
Making Music’s scheme this year has paired seven composers with seven amateur performing groups around the country. The composer gets to work with the group over the course of a year to create a piece of music that is given its premiere performance by the ensemble, and Radio 3 is broadcasting the results.

Edmund Hunt's piece performed by The Singers in Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne.

The Boston Symphony Orchestra, Andris Nelsons and Baiba Skride at the Royal Albert Hall.

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

Another chance to hear the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Andris Nelsons in Shostakovich's Fourth Symphony and joined by Baiba Skride in Bernstein's Serenade after Plato's 'Symposium

Presented by Andrew McGregor from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Bernstein: Serenade after Plato's 'Symposium
Shostakovich: Symphony No 4 in C minor

Baiba Skride, violin
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, conductor

This concert by Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony Orchestra sets Bernstein’s intensely lyrical Serenade (after Plato’s ‘Symposium’) for solo violin and orchestra – a work composed for Isaac Stern and performed here by the prize-winning Latvian violinist Baiba Skride – alongside Shostakovich’s uncompromising Fourth Symphony. This dazzling musical manifesto of the composer’s modernist beliefs was withdrawn under duress before its scheduled 1936 premiere and wasn’t heard publicly until 25 years later.

After the concert:

Adopt a Composer
Making Music’s scheme this year has paired seven composers with seven amateur performing groups around the country. The composer gets to work with the group over the course of a year to create a piece of music that is given its premiere performance by the ensemble, and Radio 3 is broadcasting the results.

Edmund Hunt's piece performed by The Singers in Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne.

The Boston Symphony Orchestra, Andris Nelsons and Baiba Skride at the Royal Albert Hall.

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

Prom 7 Repeat: Jacob Collier And Friends20190103

Another chance to hear Metropole Orkest with Jacob Collier and Friends
Presented by Georgia Mann from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Jacob Collier arr. Evan Jolly: Don't You Know
Jacob Collier arr. Jamshied Sharifi / Jacob Collier: Hideaway
Jacob Collier orch. Buckley: Djesse
Sam Amidon arr. Buckley: Pat Do This Pat Do That
Stevie Wonder arr. Collier, Becca Stevens and Take 6: As
Jacob Collier arr. Sharifi / Collier: Hajanga
Sting arr. Collier, orch. Stefan Behrisch: Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
Jacob Collier orch. Buckley: Ocean wide, canyon deep
Stevie Wonder arr. Collier: You and I
Jacob Collier orch. Behrisch and Vladimir Nikolov: Everlasting Motion
Hamid El Kasri arr. Nikolov: Moulay Ahmed
Jacob Collier, orch. Behrisch: Once You
Lionel Richie arr. Collier, orch. Nikolov: All Night Long

Jacob Collier (keyboards, vocals)
Sam Amidon (vocals, guitar, fiddle )
Guembri Hamid El Kasri (vocals)
Take 6
Metropole Orkest
Jules Buckley (conductor)

Since becoming an online sensation with his one-man, multi-tracked arrangements of songs such as 'Don't You Worry 'Bout a Thing' and 'Fascinating Rhythm', vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Jacob Collier has been forging a lightning-quick path through the musical world. Last year, aged 22, he picked up two Grammy Awards for his debut album In My Room.

Having made a guest appearance at the Quincy Jones Prom in 2016, Collier once again teams up with conductor Jules Buckley and his Metropole Orkest in a special collaboration for the Proms, featuring a host of new tracks and a smattering of special guests.

The Metropole Orkest with Jacob Collier and friends at the Royal Albert Hall.

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

Another chance to hear Metropole Orkest with Jacob Collier and Friends
Presented by Georgia Mann from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Jacob Collier arr. Evan Jolly: Don't You Know
Jacob Collier arr. Jamshied Sharifi / Jacob Collier: Hideaway
Jacob Collier orch. Buckley: Djesse
Sam Amidon arr. Buckley: Pat Do This Pat Do That
Stevie Wonder arr. Collier, Becca Stevens and Take 6: As
Jacob Collier arr. Sharifi / Collier: Hajanga

Interval: Proms Plus: Musicians from the Metropole Orkest talk about the life and work of the orchestra.

Sting arr. Collier, orch. Stefan Behrisch: Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
Jacob Collier orch. Buckley: Ocean wide, canyon deep
Stevie Wonder arr. Collier: You and I
Jacob Collier orch. Behrisch and Vladimir Nikolov: Everlasting Motion
Hamid El Kasri arr. Nikolov: Moulay Ahmed
Jacob Collier, orch. Behrisch: Once You
Lionel Richie arr. Collier, orch. Nikolov: All Night Long
Lennon/McCartney arr. Collier: Blackbird (encore)

Jacob Collier (keyboards, vocals)
Sam Amidon (vocals, guitar, fiddle )
Guembri Hamid El Kasri (vocals)
Take 6
Metropole Orkest
Jules Buckley (conductor)

Since becoming an online sensation with his one-man, multi-tracked arrangements of songs such as 'Don't You Worry 'Bout a Thing' and 'Fascinating Rhythm', vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Jacob Collier has been forging a lightning-quick path through the musical world. Last year, aged 22, he picked up two Grammy Awards for his debut album In My Room.

Having made a guest appearance at the Quincy Jones Prom in 2016, Collier once again teams up with conductor Jules Buckley and his Metropole Orkest in a special collaboration for the Proms, featuring a host of new tracks and a smattering of special guests.

Another chance to hear Metropole Orkest with Jacob Collier and Friends
Presented by Georgia Mann from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Jacob Collier arr. Evan Jolly: Don't You Know
Jacob Collier arr. Jamshied Sharifi / Jacob Collier: Hideaway
Jacob Collier orch. Buckley: Djesse
Sam Amidon arr. Buckley: Pat Do This Pat Do That
Stevie Wonder arr. Collier, Becca Stevens and Take 6: As
Jacob Collier arr. Sharifi / Collier: Hajanga
Sting arr. Collier, orch. Stefan Behrisch: Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
Jacob Collier orch. Buckley: Ocean wide, canyon deep
Stevie Wonder arr. Collier: You and I
Jacob Collier orch. Behrisch and Vladimir Nikolov: Everlasting Motion
Hamid El Kasri arr. Nikolov: Moulay Ahmed
Jacob Collier, orch. Behrisch: Once You
Lionel Richie arr. Collier, orch. Nikolov: All Night Long

Jacob Collier (keyboards, vocals)
Sam Amidon (vocals, guitar, fiddle )
Guembri Hamid El Kasri (vocals)
Take 6
Metropole Orkest
Jules Buckley (conductor)

Since becoming an online sensation with his one-man, multi-tracked arrangements of songs such as 'Don't You Worry 'Bout a Thing' and 'Fascinating Rhythm', vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Jacob Collier has been forging a lightning-quick path through the musical world. Last year, aged 22, he picked up two Grammy Awards for his debut album In My Room.

Having made a guest appearance at the Quincy Jones Prom in 2016, Collier once again teams up with conductor Jules Buckley and his Metropole Orkest in a special collaboration for the Proms, featuring a host of new tracks and a smattering of special guests.

The Metropole Orkest with Jacob Collier and friends at the Royal Albert Hall.

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

Prom 7 Repeat: Tallis Scholars20190101

Another chance to hear the Tallis Scholars directed by Peter Phillips. Allegri's Miserere, Browne's O Maria salvatoris, Pärt's Nunc Dimittis, plus works by von Bingen, Gallus, Padilla and Tallis.

Presented by Verity Sharp from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Hildegard von Bingen: Ordo virtutum – In principio omnes
Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla: Deus in adiutorium
Jacobus Gallus: Pater noster
Gregorio Allegri: Miserere
Thomas Tallis: Te lucis ante terminum (I)
Arvo Pärt: Nunc dimittis
John Browne: O Maria salvatoris

Tallis Scholars
Peter Phillips (director)

A moment of contemplation led by Peter Phillips and the Tallis Scholars. Recreating the Christian office of Compline, the final service of the church day, they weave together a sung meditation spanning over 1,000 years of sacred music. The delicate tracery of Renaissance polyphony by Padilla and Gallus gives way to the 21st-century ‘Spiritual’ Minimalism of Arvo Pärt, and at the centre of it all sits Allegri’s exquisite Miserere.

The Tallis Scholars sing works spanning 1,000 years of sacred Music

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

Another chance to hear the Tallis Scholars directed by Peter Phillips. Allegri's Miserere, Browne's O Maria salvatoris, Pärt's Nunc Dimittis, plus works by von Bingen, Gallus, Padilla and Tallis.

Presented by Verity Sharp from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Hildegard von Bingen: Ordo virtutum – In principio omnes
Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla: Deus in adiutorium
Jacobus Gallus: Pater noster
Gregorio Allegri: Miserere
Thomas Tallis: Te lucis ante terminum (I)
Arvo Pärt: Nunc dimittis
John Browne: O Maria salvatoris

Tallis Scholars
Peter Phillips (director)

A moment of contemplation led by Peter Phillips and the Tallis Scholars. Recreating the Christian office of Compline, the final service of the church day, they weave together a sung meditation spanning over 1,000 years of sacred music. The delicate tracery of Renaissance polyphony by Padilla and Gallus gives way to the 21st-century ‘Spiritual’ Minimalism of Arvo Pärt, and at the centre of it all sits Allegri’s exquisite Miserere.

The Tallis Scholars sing works spanning 1,000 years of sacred Music

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

Prom 73 Repeat: Tallis Scholars20190101

Another chance to hear the Tallis Scholars directed by Peter Phillips. Allegri's Miserere, Browne's O Maria salvatoris, Pärt's Nunc Dimittis, plus works by von Bingen, Gallus, Padilla and Tallis.

Presented by Verity Sharp from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Hildegard von Bingen: Ordo virtutum – In principio omnes
Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla: Deus in adiutorium
Jacobus Gallus: Pater noster
Gregorio Allegri: Miserere
Thomas Tallis: Te lucis ante terminum (I)
Arvo Pärt: Nunc dimittis
John Browne: O Maria salvatoris

Tallis Scholars
Peter Phillips (director)

A moment of contemplation led by Peter Phillips and the Tallis Scholars. Recreating the Christian office of Compline, the final service of the church day, they weave together a sung meditation spanning over 1,000 years of sacred music. The delicate tracery of Renaissance polyphony by Padilla and Gallus gives way to the 21st-century ‘Spiritual’ Minimalism of Arvo Pärt, and at the centre of it all sits Allegri’s exquisite Miserere.

The Tallis Scholars sing works spanning 1,000 years of sacred Music

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

Prom 74 Repeat: Handel's Theodora20190106

Another chance to hear Handel's Theodora with Louise Alder as Theodora and Arcangelo directed by Jonathan Cohen.

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

Handel Theodora

Louise Alder (soprano) Theodora
Iestyn Davies (counter-tenor) Didymus
Benjamin Hulett (tenor) Septimius
Ann Hallenberg (mezzo-soprano) Irene
Tareq Nazmi (bass) Valens
Arcangelo Chorus
Arcangelo
Jonathan Cohen (conductor)

Parts 1 and 2 (beginning)

Interval: Professor Suzanne Aspden and opera director John Ramster discuss Handel's Theodora, including the staging and its 18th century context. Recorded earlier at Imperial College Union. Presented by Louise Fryer.

Parts 2 (end) and 3

In a battle between love and faith, which will triumph? Following the success of last year’s Israel in Egypt, the Proms continues its journey through Handel’s oratorios with the composer’s own favourite and one of the most powerfully dramatic works he ever produced.

An all-star cast is led by Louise Alder and Iestyn Davies as tragic lovers Theodora and Didymus. Jonathan Cohen directs his period ensemble Arcangelo.

Jonathan Cohen directs Arcangelo in Handel's Theodora at the Royal Albert Hall.

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

Another chance to hear Handel's Theodora with Louise Alder as Theodora and Arcangelo directed by Jonathan Cohen.

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

Handel Theodora

Louise Alder (soprano) Theodora
Iestyn Davies (counter-tenor) Didymus
Benjamin Hulett (tenor) Septimius
Ann Hallenberg (mezzo-soprano) Irene
Tareq Nazmi (bass) Valens
Arcangelo Chorus
Arcangelo
Jonathan Cohen (conductor)

Parts 1 and 2 (beginning)

Interval: Professor Suzanne Aspden and opera director John Ramster discuss Handel's Theodora, including the staging and its 18th century context. Recorded earlier at Imperial College Union. Presented by Louise Fryer.

Parts 2 (end) and 3

In a battle between love and faith, which will triumph? Following the success of last year’s Israel in Egypt, the Proms continues its journey through Handel’s oratorios with the composer’s own favourite and one of the most powerfully dramatic works he ever produced.

An all-star cast is led by Louise Alder and Iestyn Davies as tragic lovers Theodora and Didymus. Jonathan Cohen directs his period ensemble Arcangelo.

Jonathan Cohen directs Arcangelo in Handel's Theodora at the Royal Albert Hall.

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

Prom 75 Repeat: Last Night Of The Proms20181231

Another chance to hear the Last Night of the Proms 2018 from the Royal Albert Hall. Sir Andrew Davis conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Singers & Chorus, plus soloists Gerald Finley & Jess Gillam.

Presented by Ian Skelly and Georgia Mann from the Royal Albert Hall

Hindemith: Neues vom Tage: Ouvertüre
Berlioz: Lélio - Fantaisie sur La Tempête' de Shakespeare
Roxanna Panufnik: Songs of Darkess, Dreams of Light (BBC Commission,World Premiere)
Stanford: Songs of the Sea
Stanford: The Blue Bird
Parry: Blest Pair of Sirens

Interval: Georgia Mann and Ian Skelly 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.

Saint-Saëns: Suite algérienne - Marche militaire francaise
Milhaud: Scaramouche
Rodgers: Soliloquy – Carousel
Arr Anne Dudley: World War 1 Songs:
Roses of Picardy
It's a long, long way to Tipperary
Keep right on to the end of the road
Keep the home fires burning
Henry Wood: Fantasia on British Sea Songs
Arne arr Sargent: Rule Britannia!
Elgar: Pomp & Circumstance March No.1 'Land of Hope and Glory'
Parry arr Elgar: Jerusalem
Britten: The National Anthem
Trad arr Paul Campbell: Auld Lang Syne

Gerald Finley (baritone)
Jess Gillam (saxophone)
BBC Singers
BBC Symphony Chorus
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sir Andrew Davis (conductor)

Sir Andrew Davis, the much-loved former Chief Conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra and a veteran steersman of the Last Night, returns to direct the greatest annual party in classical music. The popular nautical theme of traditional favourites by Henry Wood and Thomas Arne is extended in Stanford’s Songs of the Sea, featuring star Canadian baritone Gerald Finley.

Another British choral classic, Blest Pair of Sirens – honouring the ‘harmonious sisters, Voice and Verse’ – joins Jerusalem in the centenary year of Hubert Parry’s death.

There’s a dash of Broadway in the touching ‘Soliloquy’ from Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel, in which the wife-battering Billy finds new eloquence while vowing to change his ways, and a more mischievous streak in Milhaud’s delightful suite Scaramouche.

Roxanna Panufnik’s new commission, Songs of Darkness, Dreams of Light, rounds off a series of over 40 world, UK or London premieres this season, continuing the forward-looking vision of Proms founder-conductor Henry Wood.

The Last Night of the BBC Proms: the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir Andrew Davis.

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

Another chance to hear the Last Night of the Proms 2018 from the Royal Albert Hall. Sir Andrew Davis conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Singers & Chorus, plus soloists Gerald Finley & Jess Gillam.

Presented by Ian Skelly and Georgia Mann from the Royal Albert Hall

Hindemith: Neues vom Tage: Ouvertüre
Berlioz: Lélio - Fantaisie sur La Tempête' de Shakespeare
Roxanna Panufnik: Songs of Darkess, Dreams of Light (BBC Commission,World Premiere)
Stanford: Songs of the Sea
Stanford: The Blue Bird
Parry: Blest Pair of Sirens

Interval: Georgia Mann and Ian Skelly 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.

Saint-Saëns: Suite algérienne - Marche militaire francaise
Milhaud: Scaramouche
Rodgers: Soliloquy – Carousel
Arr Anne Dudley: World War 1 Songs:
Roses of Picardy
It's a long, long way to Tipperary
Keep right on to the end of the road
Keep the home fires burning
Henry Wood: Fantasia on British Sea Songs
Arne arr Sargent: Rule Britannia!
Elgar: Pomp & Circumstance March No.1 'Land of Hope and Glory'
Parry arr Elgar: Jerusalem
Britten: The National Anthem
Trad arr Paul Campbell: Auld Lang Syne

Gerald Finley (baritone)
Jess Gillam (saxophone)
BBC Singers
BBC Symphony Chorus
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sir Andrew Davis (conductor)

Sir Andrew Davis, the much-loved former Chief Conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra and a veteran steersman of the Last Night, returns to direct the greatest annual party in classical music. The popular nautical theme of traditional favourites by Henry Wood and Thomas Arne is extended in Stanford’s Songs of the Sea, featuring star Canadian baritone Gerald Finley.

Another British choral classic, Blest Pair of Sirens – honouring the ‘harmonious sisters, Voice and Verse’ – joins Jerusalem in the centenary year of Hubert Parry’s death.

There’s a dash of Broadway in the touching ‘Soliloquy’ from Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel, in which the wife-battering Billy finds new eloquence while vowing to change his ways, and a more mischievous streak in Milhaud’s delightful suite Scaramouche.

Roxanna Panufnik’s new commission, Songs of Darkness, Dreams of Light, rounds off a series of over 40 world, UK or London premieres this season, continuing the forward-looking vision of Proms founder-conductor Henry Wood.

The Last Night of the BBC Proms: the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir Andrew Davis.

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