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Start: 2002-08-17

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  • S2016E20 - Mozart from Memory

    The Aurora Orchestra with conductor and founder Nicholas Collon return to the Proms with another performance entirely from memory. Not a note of music or a single music stand will be seen on the Royal Albert Hall stage as they tackle Mozart's final symphony, a piece packed full of joy and invention. Presenter Tom Service explores the process of committing a complete symphony to memory and, with the orchestra's help, unpicks this work on stage for the Proms audience, deconstructing the final movement to explore Mozart's compositional genius.

    Air Date: 26 August 2016 18:30 -
  • S2016E21 - Mozart Requiem

    From the Royal Albert Hall, Petroc Trelawny presents three works by Mozart, all written during the final months of his life. Conductor Ivan Fischer and the Budapest Festival Orchestra are joined by Neal Davies for the concert aria Per questa bella mano, and clarinettist Akos Acs is the soloist in the Clarinet Concerto in A major. The prom concludes with Mozart's Requiem, as bass soloist Neal Davies returns to the stage with the soprano Lucy Crowe, mezzo-soprano Barbara Kozelj and tenor Jeremy Ovenden. The orchestra and soloists are joined by one of Europe's leading choirs, Collegium Vocale Gent.

    Air Date: 26 August 2016 19:30 -
  • S2016E22 - Simon Rattle Conducts the Berlin Philharmonic

    Sir Simon Rattle conducts the Berlin Philharmonic in Mahler's Symphony no 7. Closely associated with both live performances and recordings of the Mahler symphonies throughout his career, Rattle steers the world-leading orchestra through the intense drama of this huge and complex but emotionally powerful orchestral work, marshalling unconventional instruments including cowbells, mandolin and guitar. The Mahler is preceded by a short work by iconoclastic French composer Pierre Boulez, who died in January 2016 aged 90. Written to mark his 40th birthday in 1965, Eclat is a study of resonance written for 15 instruments. The title means 'burst' but also 'fragment, explosion, reflections of light', and it references Boulez's own dual roles as conductor and composer by giving the conductor control over when and how to cue elements of the ten-minute piece.

    Air Date: 02 September 2016 18:30 -
  • S2016E23 - City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Plays Tchaikovsky

    The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra perform Tchaikovsky's fourth symphony with their new Music Director, 30 year old Lithuanian Mirga Gražinyte-Tyla.

    Mozart's overture to The Magic Flute and a new piece by Hans Abrahamsen also feature in this broadcast presented by American soprano Angel Blue.

    Written in 1877 Tchaikovsky's fourth symphony famously explores the forces of fate wrestling with human happiness, through music that is tragic, yearning and celebratory.

    The curtain-raiser is Mozart's overture to his opera The Magic Flute. The overture packs a punch. Playful inventiveness, dramatic shifts between sparkling melodies, and the famous Masonic three chords which open and punctuate it.

    The concert also features the London premiere of Danish composer Hans Abrahamsen's acclaimed new work "Let me tell you". The work features Canadian soprano Barbara Hannigan balances vocal dexterity with emotional subtlety to create a powerful interpretation of Hamlet's troubled Ophelia.

    Air Date: 04 September 2016 18:00 -
  • S2016E24 - Veri Requiem

    The penultimate concert in the 2016 Proms season features Verdi's thunderous Requiem.

    Marin Alsop is at the helm conducting the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the BBC Proms Youth Choir.

    Tom Service introduces for television and talks to Marin Alsop backstage. The soloists line-up for Verdi's largest scale non-operatic work are soprano Tamara Wilson, mezzo-soprano Alisa Kolosova, tenor Michael Fabiano and bass Morris Robinson.

    Verdi's Requiem had its British premiere in 1875 at the Royal Albert Hall with the composer himself conducting. Its fire and brimstone depiction of death and destruction never fails to appeal, most famously of all in the tumultuous Dies Irae.

    Air Date: 09 September 2016 18:30 -
  • S2016E25 - CBeebies Prom - A Musical Journey

    CBeebies is at the Royal Albert Hall, ready to take BBC's very youngest audience on a musical journey through the countryside, around the world, back in time and into space.

    Conductor Jessica Cottis leads the BBC Concert Orchestra in this CBeebies Prom which will include a special Overture of CBeebies theme tunes, as well as inspiring classical music with Beethoven's 3rd Movt Pastorale Symphony, Korngold's The Sea Hawk, Prokofiev's Dance of the Knights, Peter Maxwell Davies' An Orkney Wedding with Sunrise and Richard Strauss' Also Sprach Zarathustra.

    Marquez' Conga del Fuego will close this special family event which will be presented by CBeebies favourites Andy Day (Andy's Dinosaur Adventures), Ben Faulks (Mr Bloom), Gemma Hunt (Swashbuckle), Chris Jarvis (Show Me, Show Me and Stargazing), Rebecca Keatley (Let's Play), Steven Kynman (William Shakespeare) and Cat Sandion (CBeebies presenter).

    Air Date: 10 September 2016 08:50 -
  • S2016E26 - CBBC @ the Ten Pieces II Prom

    A spectacular celebration of Ten Pieces of classical music from Bach to Bernstein, featuring the BBC Philharmonic, a massed children's choir, dancers, big screens and special guests - fun for all the family from the Royal Albert Hall.

    Hosts Naomi Wilkinson and poet Lemn Sissay are joined by former footballer Dion Dublin, and Newsround reporter Leah Boleto is on the trail of mysterious flaming rings in central London - something to do with Wagner's Ride of the Valkyries. Actor Dan Starkey plays the part of Joseph Haydn, with the over-eager 18th century composer constantly interrupting proceedings to humorous effect. Music, storylines and surprises weave around them...

    The BBC Philharmonic is conducted by rising star Alpesh Chauhan and young musicians from the Greater Manchester Musical Hub play side-by-side on two pieces. A 400-strong Ten Pieces children's choir - assembled from schools around the country - joins in for a thunderous Dies Irae from Verdi's Requiem. Wayne Marshall gives the famous Royal Albert Hall organ an airing with Bach's Toccata and DJ Mr Switch shows his scratching skills in Gabriel Prokofiev's dynamic Concerto for Turntables and Orchestra. American violinist Esther Yoo is the soloist for Vaughan Williams's spellbinding The Lark Ascending and former BBC Young Musician Matilda Lloyd makes her Proms solo debut with Haydn's sprightly Trumpet Concerto.

    The creativity of the nation's children is on show with performances of their own art, musical compositions and dance. The extraordinary Able Orchestra - a group including children with severe disabilities - create their own music and visual composition, the Animate Orchestra perform their lively piece of mixed musical styles, dancers from Wildern School in Southampton interpret Shostakovich's thrilling 10th Symphony and a brother and sister act from Somerset play their flute and piano melody.

    The Prom is the fittingly exuberant finale of the second year of the BBC's biggest ever music education initiative, which takes classical music to young people across the UK in fresh and exciting ways. It brings the acclaimed Ten Pieces II film to life as an exciting theatrical experience for all the family.

    Air Date: 10 September 2016 12:00 -
  • S2016E27 - BBC Proms 2016: Last Night of the Proms - Part 1

    Live from the Royal Albert Hall, Katie Derham introduces the final concert of the 2016 BBC Proms.

    The celebrations are led by the combined forces of the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus and the BBC Singers, with Finnish Chief Conductor Sakari Oramo who returns to conduct the Last Night of the Proms for the second time.

    Peruvian tenor Juan Diego Florez is the star soloist tonight, bringing some sparkling arias from the operas of Rossini, Donizetti and Offenbach.

    Also on the programme is the world premiere of a piece by young Scottish composer Tom Harrold written for and performed by the Proms Youth Ensemble along with players from the BBC Symphony Orchestra. We'll also hear Borodin's exuberant Polovtsian Dances, Britten's Matinées musicales, Butterworth's The Banks Of Green Willow, and Jonathan Dove's Our revels now are ended, with baritone Duncan Rock.

    Air Date: 10 September 2016 18:15 -
  • S2016E28 - BBC Proms 2016: Last Night of the Proms - Part 2

    In the second half of the Last Night of the Proms from the Royal Albert Hall Katie Derham introduces the revelries live as the world's greatest music festival reaches its grand finale.

    In this Olympic year, the second half begins with American composer Michael Torke's Javelin which was originally performed at the opening ceremony of the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.

    A hand-picked selection of young singers perform Vaughan Williams' 1938 tribute to Henry Wood's 50th anniversary - Serenade to Music.

    The cross-genre British composer Anne Dudley contributes a special arrangement entitled ¡Fiesta Caribeña! And star tenor Juan Diego Florez returns to perform more spine-tingling Donizetti.

    We take a trip around the UK in a celebration of Henry Wood's Fantasia on British Sea Songs with contributions from the Proms in the Park in Colwyn Bay, Glasgow Green and Belfast.

    And the 2016 Proms season comes to an end with the climax of Rule Britannia, Land of Hope and Glory and Jerusalem. The BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus and the BBC Singers are conducted by Sakari Oramo.

    Air Date: 10 September 2016 19:50 -
  • S2016E29 - The Last Night of the Proms from Around the UK

    The Last Night, Proms in the Park celebrations from venues around the UK. Diane-Louise Jordan and Anita Rani present a mix of classical and contemporary performances, including Tony Hadley and BBC Young Musician 2016 Sheku Kanneh-Mason in Colwyn Bay; operatic soprano Lesley Garrett, joined by star of musical theatre John Owen Jones at Belfast's Titanic Slipways; KT Tunstall in Glasgow Green; while American music legends Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons top the bill in London's Hyde Park. All accompanied by the BBC's acclaimed orchestras.

    Air Date: 18 September 2016 18:00 -
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