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Season 2017 / Episode 5 and airs on 28 July 2017 19:30
BBC Proms is the world's greatest classical music festival.
BBC Proms 2017 kicks off in style tonight at the Royal Albert Hall. Beethoven's dramatic Third Piano Concerto is performed by star soloist Igor Levit with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and conductor Edward Gardner. This opening concert of the world's biggest music festival also includes a raucous new work by Tom Coult, St John's Dance, the first of 13 world premieres at Proms 2017. Presented by Katie Derham.
Inspirational maestro Daniel Barenboim makes his second appearance in this opening weekend of the 2017 Proms season. Conducting his German orchestra Staatskappelle Berlin, Barenboim brings an entirely English programme to the Royal Albert Hall, including Elgar's poignant Second Symphony and the UK premiere of Sir Harrison Birtwistle's Deep Time, a work dedicated to the memory of Birtwistle's friend and colleague Sir Peter Maxwell Davies.
The BBC Proms celebrates the 85th birthday of the world's favourite film composer, John Williams. The BBC Concert Orchestra and conductor Keith Lockhart perform some of the best-loved music in cinema history, including movie magic from Star Wars, Harry Potter, ET and Indiana Jones as well as lesser-known gems from John Williams's extraordinary back catalogue. Presented by Katie Derham.
BBC Proms legend Bernard Haitink returns to The Royal Albert Hall to conduct his beloved Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Acclaimed German violinist Isabelle Faust plays Mozart's joyous Third Violin Concerto, paired tonight with Mozart's ground-breaking Symphony No. 38 (Prague). Schumann's Second Symphony closes the programme.
Sir Malcolm Sargent was the chief conductor of the Proms for two decades, bringing the concerts to TV audiences for the first time. To mark the 50th anniversary of his death, Andrew Davies conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra and young pianist Beatrice Rana to recreate Sargent's 500th Prom from 1966. Alongside Schumann and Berlioz, there is a feast of English music by composers including Elgar and Holst, with the evening culminating in Britten's much-loved The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra.
Jarvis Cocker leads an eclectic line-up in this Late Night tribute to the 60s cult icon Scott Walker. Conductor Jules Buckley has arranged tracks from Walker's four eponymous albums, which are here performed with live orchestral backing for the first time. Featuring Jules Buckley's Heritage Orchestra and London Contemporary Voices. Special guests include John Grant, Susanne Sundfør and Richard Hawley.
Beethoven's much-loved Ninth Symphony, with its passionate plea for unity, is performed by the BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales and the CBSO Chorus, conducted by Xian Zhang. Its companion piece is the European premiere of A European Requiem, written in 2015 by the great Scottish composer Sir James MacMillan. series 2017.
A stirring story of justice and liberty, Beethoven's only opera Fidelio is performed by a stellar cast, including Stuart Skelton, Ricarda Merbeth, James Creswell and Louise Alder. The BBC Philharmonic is joined by Spanish choir Orfeon Donostiarra under conductor Juanjo Mena. series 2017.
A special Proms tribute to jazz greats Ella Fitzgerald and Dizzy Gillespie, in the centenary year of their births. Grammy Award-winning singer Dianne Reeves and sensational trumpeter James Morrison perform with the BBC Concert Orchestra under the baton of Hollywood music legend John Mauceri, as they showcase some of the music most closely associated with Ella and Dizzy. series 2017.
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