Next Episode of BBC Proms is
The annual BBC Proms runs from 15 July 2016 for 8 weeks of concerts, talks, workshops, family events and more, ending with the famous Last Night of the Proms at London's Royal Albert Hall.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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