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Prom 11 on 22 July (clue above) looks like the pick of the bunch but there's plenty more to enjoy in the 2012 Proms.  Full listing below; more details on the BBC Proms website.

  • Prom 1: First Night of the Proms

    Fri 13 July 2012, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    • Mark-Anthony Turnage - Canon Fever (3 mins)
    • Elgar - Overture 'Cockaigne (In London Town)' (15 mins)
    • Delius - Sea Drift (25 mins)
    • Tippett - Suite for the Birthday of Prince Charles (16 mins)
    • Elgar - Coronation Ode (33 mins)
  • Proms Plus Sing

    Sat 14 July 2012, 1.30pm, Royal College of Music

    Bring your family to join professional singers in favourite songs from My Fair Lady. Ideal for family members aged 7-plus.

  • Proms Plus Literary

    Sat 14 July 2012, 5.15pm, Royal College of Music

    George Bernard Shaw’s play Pygmalion, the inspiration for My Fair Lady, is discussed by Professor of Irish History Roy Foster and dramatist Neil LaBute, whose film The Shape of Things was influenced by Shaw’s work. Matthew Sweet presents.

  • Prom 2: Lerner & Loewe – My Fair Lady

    Sat 14 July 2012, 7.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    • Loewe - My Fair Lady (170 mins)
  • Proms Plus Late

    Sat 14 July 2012, 10.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Informal post-Prom music and poetry from emerging young talent.

  • Proms Plus Intro

    Sun 15 July 2012, 5.15pm, Royal College of Music

    Louise Fryer explores Debussy’s only completed opera.

  • Prom 3: Debussy – Pelléas et Mélisande

    Sun 15 July 2012, 7.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    • Debussy - Pelléas et Mélisande (145 mins)
  • Proms Chamber Music 1: Alice Coote sings French chansons

    Mon 16 July 2012, 1.00pm, Cadogan Hall

    • Gounod - Au printemps (2 mins)
    • Saint-Saëns - Aimons-nous (4 mins)
    • Fauré - Poème d'un jour (6 mins)
    • Fauré - Cinq mélodies 'de Venise' – En sourdine (3 mins)
    • Fauré - Au bord de l'eau (2 mins)
    • Fauré - Les roses d'Ispahan (3 mins)
    • Fauré - Le secret (2 mins)
    • Fauré - Notre amour (2 mins)
    • Satie - Je te veux (4 mins)
    • Hahn - L'énamourée (4 mins)
    • Hahn - Fumée (3 mins)
    • Hahn - Dans la nuit (2 mins)
    • Hahn - Chansons grises – L'heure exquise (2 mins)
    • Poulenc - Métamorphoses – C'est ainsi que tu es (2 mins)
    • Poulenc - Banalités – Hôtel, Voyages à Paris (2 mins)
    • Poulenc - Les chemins d'amour (4 mins)
  • Proms Plus Intro

    Mon 16 July 2012, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    Ara Guzelimian (Provost and Dean, Juilliard School of Music) and Jonathan Freeman-Attwood (Principal, Royal Academy of Music) discuss the long-standing series of collaborations between their distinguished conservatoires. Louise Fryer hosts.

  • Prom 4: Respighi, Ravel and Adams

    Mon 16 July 2012, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    • Respighi - Roman Festivals (22 mins)
    • Ravel - Piano Concerto in G major (22 mins)
    • John Adams - City Noir (34 mins)
  • Proms Plus Portrait

    Tue 17 July 2012, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    Kaija Saariaho discusses Laterna magica with Tom Service prior to its UK premiere and introduces performances of her chamber works Serenatas and Tocar given by musicians from the London Sinfonietta Academy Ensemble.

  • Prom 5: Strauss, Saariaho & Sibelius

    Tue 17 July 2012, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    • R. Strauss - Also sprach Zarathustra (32 mins)
    • R. Strauss - Four Last Songs (22 mins)
    • Kaija Saariaho - Laterna magica (22 mins)
    • Sibelius - Symphony No. 7 in C major (23 mins)
  • Proms Plus Literary

    Wed 18 July 2012, 5.15pm, Royal College of Music

    Conductor Jane Glover begins a four-part series in which musicians from this year’s Proms season reveal their literary passions and talk about what they are reading this summer.

  • Prom 6: Lam, Rachmaninov & Prokofiev

    Wed 18 July 2012, 7.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    • Fung Lam - Endless Forms (c9 mins)
    • Rachmaninov - Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor (35 mins)
    • Prokofiev - Symphony No. 6 in E flat minor (43 mins)
  • Prom 7: Handel – Water Music and Music for the Royal Fireworks

    Wed 18 July 2012, 10.15pm, Royal Albert Hall

    • Handel - Water Music Suite No. 1 in F major (26 mins)
    • Handel - Water Music Suite No. 2 in D Major (10 mins)
    • Handel - Water Music Suite No. 3 in G major (10 mins)
    • Handel - Music for the Royal Fireworks (17 mins)
  • Proms Plus Intro

    Thu 19 July 2012, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    Musicians from the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment introduce Handel’s oratorio Judas Maccabaeus with musical examples. Sara Mohr-Pietsch presents.

  • Prom 8: Handel – Judas Maccabaeus

    Thu 19 July 2012, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    • Handel - Judas Maccabaeus (130 mins)
  • Proms Plus Intro

    Fri 20 July 2012, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    On the first night of Daniel Barenboim’s Beethoven/Boulez cycle, Pierre Boulez talks to Proms Director Roger Wright.

  • Prom 9: Beethoven Cycle – Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2

    Fri 20 July 2012, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    • Beethoven - Symphony No. 1 in C major (25 mins)
    • Pierre Boulez - Dérive 2 (45 mins)
    • Beethoven - Symphony No. 2 in D major (35 mins)
  • Proms Plus Family Orchestra & Chorus

    Sat 21 July 2012, 2.00pm, Royal College of Music

    Beethoven Family Orchestra and Chorus, with a little bit of Boulez!

  • Proms Saturday Matinee 1: Bach – The Art of Fugue

    Sat 21 July 2012, 3.00pm, Cadogan Hall

    • J. S. Bach - The Art of Fugue (arr. M. Esfahani) (70 mins)
  • Proms Plus Family

    Sat 21 July 2012, 5.30pm, Royal College of Music

    A live musical introduction perfect for all the family, with Rachel Leach and professional musicians. Bring your instrument and join in!

  • Prom 10: Beethoven Cycle – Symphonies Nos. 3 & 4

    Sat 21 July 2012, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    • Beethoven - Symphony No. 4 in B flat major (35 mins)
    • Pierre Boulez - Dialogue de l'ombre double (20 mins)
    • Beethoven - Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, 'Eroica' (50 mins)
  • Proms Plus Late

    Sat 21 July 2012, 10.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Informal post-Prom music and poetry from emerging young talent.

  • Proms Plus Intro

    Sun 22 July 2012, 2.45pm, Royal College of Music

    An illustrated introduction to tonight’s performance of The Trojans with Sara Mohr-Pietsch.

  • Prom 11: Berlioz – The Trojans

    Sun 22 July 2012, 4.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    • Berlioz - The Trojans (255 mins)
  • Proms Chamber Music 2: Tenebrae

    Mon 23 July 2012, 1.00pm, Cadogan Hall

    • Gibbons - The Cryes of London (7 mins)
  • Proms Plus Intro

    Mon 23 July 2012, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    Mariam Said and BBC Radio 3 New Generation Thinker Shahidha Bari on the story of the West–Eastern Divan Orchestra, with host Clemency Burton-Hill.

  • Prom 12: Beethoven Cycle – Symphonies Nos. 5 & 6

    Mon 23 July 2012, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    • Beethoven - Symphony No. 6 in F major 'Pastoral' (40 mins)
    • Pierre Boulez - Mémoriale ('… explosante-fixe …' Originel) (8 mins)
    • Pierre Boulez - Messagesquisse (8 mins)
    • Beethoven - Symphony No. 5 in C minor (30 mins)
  • Proms Plus Literary

    Tue 24 July 2012, 5.15pm, Royal College of Music

    Ed Stourton, presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Sunday, is joined by a panel of guests to explore the influence on contemporary Arabic literature of the social and political uprisings of the ‘Arab Spring’.

  • Prom 13: Beethoven Cycle – Symphonies Nos. 7 & 8

    Tue 24 July 2012, 7.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    • Beethoven - Symphony No. 8 in F major (25 mins)
    • Pierre Boulez - Anthèmes 2 (25 mins)
    • Beethoven - Symphony No. 7 in A major (35 min)
  • Prom 14: Kronos Quartet

    Tue 24 July 2012, 10.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    • Traditional - Tusen tankar (A Thousand Thoughts) transcr. Ljova, arr. Kronos Quartet (5 mins)
  • Proms Plus Family

    Wed 25 July 2012, 5.30pm, Royal College of Music

    Rachel Leach takes you on a family-friendly whistle-stop tour of the evening Prom with live musical examples. Bring your instrument and join in.

  • Prom 15: Smetana, Prokofiev & Dvorák

    Wed 25 July 2012, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    • Smetana - String Quartet No. 1 in E minor, 'From My Life' (orch. Szell) (28 mins)
    • Prokofiev - Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major (22 mins)
    • Dvorák - Symphony No. 7 in D minor (35 mins)
  • Proms Plus Family

    Thu 26 July 2012, 5.00pm, Royal College of Music

    Join Fraser Trainer and discover the stories behind the music, learn about the composers and perform alongside musicians from the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Bring your instrument and join in.

  • Prom 16: Elgar, Wood, Ravel & Debussy

    Thu 26 July 2012, 7.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    • Elgar - In the South (Alassio) (23 mins)
    • Hugh Wood - Concerto for Piano (25 mins)
    • Ravel - Une barque sur l'océan (8 mins)
    • Debussy - La cathédrale engloutie (orch. Henry Wood) (8 mins)
    • Debussy - La mer (25 mins)
  • Prom 17: Beethoven & Boulez

    Thu 26 July 2012, 10.15pm, Royal Albert Hall

    • Beethoven - Piano Quintet in E flat major (25 mins)
    • Pierre Boulez - Le marteau sans maître (35 mins)
  • Proms Plus Sing

    Fri 27 July 2012, 4.45pm, Royal College of Music

    Join Mary King in a special sing-through of the ‘Ode to Joy’ from Beethoven’s ‘Choral’ Symphony to mark the opening of the London Olympics. No need to book – just turn up!

  • Prom 18: Beethoven Cycle – Symphony No. 9, 'Choral'

    Fri 27 July 2012, 6.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    • Beethoven - Symphony No. 9 in D minor, 'Choral' (77 mins)
  • Proms Saturday Matinee 2: Les 24 Violons du Roy

    Sat 28 July 2012, 3.00pm, Cadogan Hall

    • Lully - Armide – suite (15 mins)
  • Proms Plus Intro

    Sat 28 July 2012, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    Join Stephen Johnson for an illustrated introduction to the music in tonight’s Prom.

  • Prom 19: Mason, Shostakovich, Langgaard & Tchaikovsky

    Sat 28 July 2012, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    • Benedict Mason - meld (c25 mins)
    • Shostakovich - Cello Concerto No. 1 in E flat major (29 mins)
    • Langgaard - Symphony No. 11, ‘Ixion’ (5 mins)
    • Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 6 in B minor, 'Pathétique' (45 mins)
  • Proms Plus Late

    Sat 28 July 2012, 10.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Informal post-Prom music and poetry from emerging young talent.

  • Proms Plus Family Orchestra & Chorus

    Sun 29 July 2012, 11.00am, Royal College of Music

    Join the Family Orchestra and Chorus in creating its own Wallace & Gromit soundtrack!

  • Proms Plus Family Orchestra & Chorus

    Sun 29 July 2012, 1.30pm, Royal College of Music

    Join the Family Orchestra and Chorus in creating its own Wallace & Gromit soundtrack!

  • Prom 20: The Wallace & Gromit Prom: Musical Marvels!

    Sun 29 July 2012, 3.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Wallace & Gromit appear in a new Proms adventure, before a screening of A Matter of Loaf and Death – plus classical favourites.

  • Proms Plus Intro

    Sun 29 July 2012, 6.15pm, Royal College of Music

    Stephen Johnson and musicians from the Aldeburgh World Orchestra give an illustrated introduction to the music in tonight’s Prom.   

  • Prom 21: Aldeburgh World Orchestra

    Sun 29 July 2012, 8.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    • Britten - Sinfonia da Requiem (21 mins)
    • Mahler - Symphony No. 10 – Adagio (22 mins)
    • Charlotte Bray - At the speed of stillness (c10 mins)
    • Stravinsky - The Rite of Spring (32 mins)
  • Proms Chamber Music 3: La Tarantella

    Mon 30 July 2012, 1.00pm, Cadogan Hall

    A sequence of Baroque, traditional and improvised music inspired by the age-old myth of the power of music to heal the venomous bite of the tarantula spider; including works by Falconieri, Kapsberger, Kircher and Soler.

  • Proms Plus Literary

    Mon 30 July 2012, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    Conductor David Hill continues the series in which leading musicians from this year’s Proms season introduce their literary passions and talk about what they are reading this summer.

  • Prom 22: Mozart, Mahler & Knussen

    Mon 30 July 2012, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    • Mozart - Don Giovanni – overture (6 mins)
    • Oliver Knussen - Symphony No. 2 (17 mins)
    • Mahler - Symphony No. 7 (78 mins)
  • Proms Plus Family Intro

    Tue 31 July 2012, 5.00pm, Royal College of Music

    Members of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales explore music by four great British composers. Bring your instrument and join in!

  • Prom 23: Vaughan Williams, Ireland, Delius & Walton

    Tue 31 July 2012, 7.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    • Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis (16 mins)
    • Ireland - These Things Shall Be (22 mins)
    • Delius - The Walk to the Paradise Garden (10 mins)
    • Walton - Belshazzar's Feast (36 mins)
  • Prom 24: BBC Radio 3 World Routes Academy

    Tue 31 July 2012, 10.15pm, Royal Albert Hall

    • José Hernando Arias Noguera - World Routes Academy (75 mins)
  • Proms Plus Intro

    Wed 1 Aug 2012, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    Choral director Simon Halsey introduces the new BBC Proms Youth Choir project and discusses tonight’s programme with Ken Burton, Principal Conductor of the London Adventist Chorale. Martin Handley hosts.

  • Prom 25: Ives, Barber, Zimmermann & Tippett

    Wed 1 Aug 2012, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    • Ives - The Unanswered Question (6 mins)
    • Barber - Adagio for strings (8 mins)
    • Zimmermann - Nobody knows de trouble I see (15 mins)
    • Tippett - A Child of Our Time (72 mins)
  • Proms Plus Intro

    Thu 2 Aug 2012, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    A musical exploration of Bach’s Mass in B minor with Matthew Rowe and musicians from The English Concert.

  • Prom 26: Bach – Mass in B minor

    Thu 2 Aug 2012, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    • J. S. Bach - Mass in B minor (110 mins)
  • Proms Plus Literary

    Fri 3 Aug 2012, 6.00pm, Royal College of Music

    Poet Jackie Kay and novelist Ali Smith discuss one of the great Scottish novels, Sunset Song by Lewis Grassic Gibbon, the first part of his Scots Quair trilogy, set in a Scottish farming community.  

  • Prom 27: Wagner & Bruckner

    Fri 3 Aug 2012, 7.45pm, Royal Albert Hall

    • Wagner - Siegfried Idyll (18 mins)
    • Bruckner - Symphony No. 8 in C minor (80 mins)
  • Prom 28: Ulster Youth Orchestra of Northern Ireland & Ulster Orchestra

    Sat 4 Aug 2012, 2.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    • Chabrier - España (8 mins)
    • Mozart - Flute Concerto No. 2 in D major, K314 (20 mins)
    • Elaine Agnew - Dark Hedges (c12 mins)
    • Stravinsky - The Firebird (30 mins)
  • Proms Plus Inspire

    Sat 4 Aug 2012, 5.30pm, Royal College of Music

    The Aurora Orchestra, conducted by Nicholas Collon, performs the winning entries from this year’s Proms Inspire Young Composers’ Competition. (Reduced seating capacity)

  • Prom 29: National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain

    Sat 4 Aug 2012, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    • Varèse - Tuning Up (5 mins)
    • Nico Muhly - Gait (20 mins)
    • Messiaen - Turangalîla Symphony (77 mins)
    • Anna Meredith - HandsFree (12 mins)
  • Proms Plus Late

    Sat 4 Aug 2012, 10.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Informal post-Prom music and poetry from emerging young talent.

  • Proms Plus Family Orchestra

    Sun 5 Aug 2012, 1.00pm, Royal College of Music

    Join the Proms team in this special event inspired by The Angry Planet, ending in a performance. Family members can join Proms Plus Sing or Proms Family Orchestra, which will join forces for the performance.

  • Prom Plus Family Sing

    Sun 5 Aug 2012, 1.00pm, Royal College of Music

    Join the Proms team in this special event inspired by The Angry Planet, ending in a performance. Family members can join Proms Plus Sing or Proms Plus Family Orchestra, which will join forces for the performance.

  • Prom 30: The Angry Planet

    Sun 5 Aug 2012, 4.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    • Ben Parry - Flame (4 mins)
  • Proms Plus Intro

    Sun 5 Aug 2012, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    Matthew Rowe explores the music in tonight’s Prom, with live musical examples from members of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.

  • Prom 31: National Youth Orchestra of Scotland & BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

    Sun 5 Aug 2012, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    • James MacMillan - Olympic Fanfare (4 mins)
    • Wagner - The Mastersingers of Nuremberg – overture (12 mins)
    • Bruch - Scottish Fantasy (30 mins)
    • R. Strauss - Don Juan (17 mins)
    • Thea Musgrave - Loch Ness – a Postcard from Scotland (c10 mins)
    • Respighi - Pines of Rome (23 mins)
  • Proms Chamber Music 4: Debussy & Ravel

    Mon 6 Aug 2012, 1.00pm, Cadogan Hall

    • Debussy - Cello Sonata (12 mins)
  • Proms Plus Literary

    Mon 6 Aug 2012, 5.15pm, Royal College of Music

    War reporter Kate Adie and novelist Aminatta Forna discuss Margaret Atwood’s groundbreaking novel A Handmaid’s Tale, 25 years after its publication, in which a conservative religious revolution brings about a theocratic dictatorship.

  • Prom 32: Bernstein – Mass

    Mon 6 Aug 2012, 7.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    • Bernstein - Mass (103 mins)
  • Proms Plus Intro

    Tue 7 Aug 2012, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    James MacMillan and Andrew Carwood, Director of Music at St Paul’s Cathedral, consider the role of religion in music, with presenter Louise Fryer.

  • Prom 33: Wagner, Bruckner & MacMillan

    Tue 7 Aug 2012, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    • Wagner - Tristan and Isolde – Prelude (Act 1) (9 mins)
    • James MacMillan - Credo (c25 mins)
    • Bruckner - Symphony No. 6 in A major (55 mins)
  • Proms Plus Literary

    Wed 8 Aug 2012, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    Conductor Edward Gardner continues the series of literary passions and talks about what he’s reading this summer.

  • Prom 34: Schubert, Dubugnon & R. Strauss

    Wed 8 Aug 2012, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    • Schubert - Symphony No. 8 in B minor, 'Unfinished' (25 mins)
    • Richard Dubugnon - Battlefield Concerto (27 mins)
    • R. Strauss - Ein Heldenleben (45 mins)
  • Proms Plus Portrait

    Thu 9 Aug 2012, 4.45pm, Royal College of Music

    Per Nørgård discusses his Seventh Symphony with Andrew McGregor prior to its UK premiere and introduces performances of his chamber works, Dancers Around Jupiterand String Quartet No. 6, ‘Tintinnabulary’, given by musicians from the Royal Northern College of Music.  

  • Prom 35: Sibelius, Delius, Grieg & Nørgård

    Thu 9 Aug 2012, 6.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    • Sibelius - Symphony No. 6 in D minor (29 mins)
    • Delius - Cynara (10 mins)
    • Grieg - Piano Concerto in A minor (29 mins)
    • Per Nørgård - Symphony No. 7 (27 mins)
    • Sibelius - Symphony No. 3 in C major (30 mins)
  • Prom 36: Glamorous Night: A Celebration of Ivor Novello

    Thu 9 Aug 2012, 10.15pm, Royal Albert Hall

    • Novello - A Celebration of Ivor Novello (75 mins)
  • Proms Plus Intro

    Fri 10 Aug 2012, 5.00pm, Royal College of Music

    Join Matthew Rowe and musicians from the BBC Singers for a musical introduction to Elgar’s oratorio The Apostles.

  • Prom 37: Elgar – The Apostles

    Fri 10 Aug 2012, 6.45pm, Royal Albert Hall

    • Elgar - The Apostles (120 mins)
  • Prom 38: National Youth Jazz Orchestra

    Fri 10 Aug 2012, 10.15pm, Royal Albert Hall

    • Ellington - Rockin' in Rhythm (6 mins)
    • Nikki Iles - Hush (8 mins)
    • Kenny Wheeler - Sweet Time Suite – Know Where You Are (6 mins)
    • Monk - 'Round midnight (arr. M. Armstrong) (5 mins)
    • Richardson - Groove Merchant (7 mins)
    • Chris Whiter - The Change (8 mins)
    • T. Stone - Return Flight (7 mins)
    • Ellington - Caravan (arr. Callum Au) (8 mins)
    • Ellington - The Queen’s Suite – Sunset and the Mockingbird (4 mins)
    • Tim Garland - Agro Alegría (c8 mins)
  • Proms Plus Sing

    Sat 11 Aug 2012, 2.00pm, Royal College of Music

    Sing extracts from Berlioz’s extraordinary Requiem with Mary King. Ideal for enthusiastic amateurs aged 16-plus.

  • Proms Saturday Matinee 3: Britten Sinfonia

    Sat 11 Aug 2012, 3.00pm, Cadogan Hall

    • Brian Ferneyhough - Prometheus (23 mins)
  • Proms Plus Intro

    Sat 11 Aug 2012, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    Rachael Leach and musicians from the BBC National Orchestra of Wales give a musical insight into Berlioz’s Requiem.

  • Prom 39: Berlioz – Requiem

    Sat 11 Aug 2012, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    • Berlioz - Requiem (Grande messe des morts) (83 mins)
  • Proms Plus Late

    Sat 11 Aug 2012, 10.00pm, Royal College of Music

    Informal post-Prom music and poetry from emerging young talent.

  • Proms Plus Family Orchestra & Chorus

    Sun 12 Aug 2012, 11.00am, Royal College of Music

    Join the first Proms Family Wind Band, creating and performing a new piece!

  • Prom 40: National Youth Wind Orchestra of Great Britain & National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain

    Sun 12 Aug 2012, 3.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    • Vaughan Williams - Flourish for Glorious John (3 mins)
    • Holst - Suite No. 2 in F (11 mins)
    • Gavin Higgins - Der Aufstand (c10 mins)
    • Martin Ellerby - Paris Sketches (14 mins)
    • Walton - Crown Imperial (8 mins)
    • Lucas - Chorale and Variations (7 mins)
    • John Pickard - Wildfire (12 mins)
    • Gavin Bryars - After the Underworlds (c6 mins)
    • George Benjamin - Altitude (8 mins)
    • Derek Bourgeois - Blitz (12 mins)
  • Proms Plus Intro

    Sun 12 Aug 2012, 6.15pm, Royal College of Music

    A musical introduction to Schoenberg’s epic cantata with Andrew McGregor and musicians from the BBC Symphony Orchestra and BBC Singers.  

  • Prom 41: Schoenberg – Gurrelieder

    Sun 12 Aug 2012, 8.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    • Schoenberg - Gurrelieder (99 mins)
  • Proms Chamber Music 5: Nicola Benedetti

    Mon 13 Aug 2012, 1.00pm, Cadogan Hall

    • Brahms - Piano Trio No. 3 in C minor (30 mins)
  • Proms Plus Portrait

    Mon 13 Aug 2012, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    Olga Neuwirth discusses Remnants of Songs … an Amphigory with Andrew McGregor prior to its UK premiere and introduces performances of her chamber works, … ad auras … in memoriam H. and Marsyas II, given by musicians from the Royal Academy of Music.

  • Prom 42: Prokofiev, Neurwirth & Bartók

    Mon 13 Aug 2012, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    • Prokofiev - Romeo and Juliet – Suite No. 1 (30 mins)
    • Olga Neuwirth - Remnants of Songs ... an Amphigony (20 mins)
    • Bartók - Concerto for Orchestra (37 mins)
  • Proms Plus Family

    Tue 14 Aug 2012, 5.00pm, Royal College of Music

    Join Rachel Leach and play alongside musicians from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra to discover the history behind the evening’s concert.

  • Prom 43: Delius, Saint-Saëns & Tchaikovsky

    Tue 14 Aug 2012, 7.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    • Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 5 in E minor (45 mins)
  • Prom 44: London Sinfonietta

    Tue 14 Aug 2012, 10.15pm, Royal Albert Hall

    • Ligeti - Poème symphonique (8 mins)
    • Berio - Sequenza V (8 mins)
    • Xenakis - Phlegra (12 mins)
    • Jonathan Harvey - Mortuos plango, vivos voco (9 mins)
    • Louis Andriessen - De snelheid (18 mins)
    • Cage - 4' 33 (4:33 mins)
  • Proms Plus Intro

    Wed 15 Aug 2012, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    Tonight’s conductor Marin Alsop and Cathy Graham, Head of Music at the British Council, discuss the São Paulo Orchestra and Brazilian musical life with Petroc Trelawny.

  • Prom 45: São Paulo Symphony Orchestra

    Wed 15 Aug 2012, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    • Dvorák - Symphony No. 9 in E minor, 'From the New World' (45 mins)
    • Copland - Fanfare for the Common Man (4 mins)
    • Joan Tower - Fanfare for the Uncomman Woman (3 mins)
    • Villa-Lobos - Momoprécoce (28 mins)
    • Ginastera - Estancia – suite (12 mins)
  • Proms Plus Literary

    Thu 16 Aug 2012, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    Composer Anthony Payne introduces an anthology of readings about Vaughan Williams, including letters, private papers and reviews.

  • Prom 46: Vaughan Williams – Symphonies Nos. 4, 5 & 6

    Thu 16 Aug 2012, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    • Vaughan Williams - Symphony No. 6 in E minor (31 mins)
  • Proms Plus Intro

    Fri 17 Aug 2012, 5.00pm, Royal College of Music

    A whistlestop introduction to the world of John Cage, with experimental composer Alvin Curran and writer and broadcaster Ivan Hewett. Presented by Martin Handley.

  • BBC Proms Music Walk

    Fri 17 Aug 2012, 6.00pm, Various locations

    Don your headphones and take part in a curated Music Walk that will lead you to hidden locations and surprising live performance. Places for the Music Walk are free, subject to availability and available from 1 July by visiting this website. There will also be the opportunity to contribute your own sounds to an evolving Music Walk track.

  • Prom 47: Cage Centenary Celebration

    Fri 17 Aug 2012, 7.45pm, Royal Albert Hall

    • Cage - 1O1 (12 mins)
    • Cage - Improvisation III (12 mins)
    • Christian Marclay - Luggage 2012 – improvisation for orchestra (c5 mins)
    • Cage - Atlas eclipticalis/Winter Music/Cartridge Music (30 mins)
    • Cage - Concerto for Prepared Piano and Orchestra (20 mins)
    • Cage - Four2 (7 mins)
    • Cage - But what about the noise of crumpling paper ... (15 mins)
    • Cage - Experiences II (3 mins)
    • Cage - ear for EAR (Antiphonies) (2 mins)
    • David Behrman, Takehisa Kosugi, Keith Rowe & Christian Wolff - Quartet – improvisation (c25 mins)
    • Cage - Branches (20 mins)
  • Proms Saturday Matinee 4: Birmingham Contemporary Music Group

    Sat 18 Aug 2012, 3.00pm, Cadogan Hall

    • Alexander Goehr - … a musical offering (J.S.B. 1985) … (15 mins)
    • Oliver Knussen - Ophelia Dances (7 mins)
    • Oliver Knussen - Ophelia's Last Dance (10 mins)
    • Simon Bainbridge - The Garden of Earthly Delights (c35 mins)
  • Proms Plus Literary

    Sat 18 Aug 2012, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    Pianist Joanna MacGregor concludes the series of events in which musicians from this year’s Proms season introduce readings from their favourite works of fiction and poetry.  

  • Prom 48: Weber, Mahler & Tchaikovsky

    Sat 18 Aug 2012, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    • Weber - Der Freischütz – overture (10 mins)
    • Mahler - Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (17 mins)
    • Tchaikovsky - Manfred (57 mins)
  • Proms Plus Late

    Sat 18 Aug 2012, 10.00pm, Royal College of Music

    Informal post-Prom music and poetry from emerging young talent.

  • Proms Plus Sing

    Sun 19 Aug 2012, 1.00pm, Royal College of Music

    Sing parts of Gilbert and Sullivan’s classic The Yeomen of the Guard with Mary King. Ideal for enthusiastic amateurs aged 16-plus.

  • Proms Plus Intro

    Sun 19 Aug 2012, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    Musicians from the BBC Concert Orchestra and the BBC Singers present a musical exploration of tonight’s operetta with Sara Mohr-Pietsch.  

  • Prom 49: Gilbert & Sullivan – The Yeomen of the Guard

    Sun 19 Aug 2012, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    • Sullivan - The Yeomen of the Guard (85 mins)
  • Proms Chamber Music 6: Escher Quartet

    Mon 20 Aug 2012, 1.00pm, Cadogan Hall

    • Debussy - String Quartet in G minor (25 mins)
  • Proms Plus Family

    Mon 20 Aug 2012, 5.30pm, Royal College of Music

    Journey through the music of this evening’s Prom in a family-friendly introduction with Fraser Trainer. Bring along your instrument and join in.

  • Prom 50: Beethoven, Mozart, Delius & Nielsen

    Mon 20 Aug 2012, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    • Beethoven - Egmont – overture (9 mins)
    • Mozart - Clarinet Concerto in A major (28 mins)
    • Delius - Eventyr (Once Upon a Time) (16 mins)
    • Nielsen - Symphony No. 5 (34 mins)
  • Proms Plus Literary

    Tue 21 Aug 2012, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    Novelist Pat Barker and Revd Giles Fraser discuss what British writers can learn from the Russian classics, with readings from their personal favourites.

  • Prom 51: Glinka, Howard & Shostakovich

    Tue 21 Aug 2012, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    • Glinka - Ruslan and Lyudmila – overture (5 mins)
    • Emily Howard - Calculus of the Nervous System (15 mins)
    • Shostakovich - Symphony No. 7 in C major 'Leningrad' (75 mins)
  • Proms Plus Family

    Wed 22 Aug 2012, 5.00pm, Royal College of Music

    Join Rachel Leach, musicians from the LSO and Director of the Royal Ballet Monica Mason for an interactive introduction to the music of Cinderella. Ideal for all the family. Bring your instrument and join in.

  • Prom 52: Prokofiev – Cinderella

    Wed 22 Aug 2012, 7.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    • Prokofiev - Cinderella (105)
  • Prom 53: 1612 Italian Vespers

    Wed 22 Aug 2012, 10.15pm, Royal Albert Hall

    • Viadana - Salmi a quattro chori (1612) – Deus in adiutorium; Dixit Dominus (7 mins)
    • Barbarino - Exaudi Deus (4 mins)
    • Viadana - Salmi a quattro chori (1612) – Laetatus sum (7 mins)
    • Viadana - O dulcissima Maria (2 mins)
    • Grandi - Plorabo die ac nocte (7 mins)
    • Gabrieli - Magnificat a 20/28 con il 'sicut locutus' (reconstr. H. Keyte) (9 mins)
    • Monteverdi - Salve Regina (4 mins)
    • Gabrieli - In eccelsiis (reconstr. H. Keyte) (7 mins)
  • Proms Plus Literary

    Thu 23 Aug 2012, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    Glenda Jackson MP and film critic Mark Kermode celebrate the work of the late Ken Russell, the film director of groundbreaking and controversial films about Delius, Tchaikovsky, Elgar, Liszt, Mahler and Strauss.  

  • Prom 54: Davies, Delius & Shostakovich

    Thu 23 Aug 2012, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Tasmin Little has long been a passionate ambassador for Delius’s Violin Concerto; plus a new symphony by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies.

  • Proms Plus Intro

    Fri 24 Aug 2012, 5.15pm, Royal College of Music

    Musicians from ENO provide an illustrated guide to Britten’s first operatic masterpiece. Andrew McGregor presents.

  • Prom 55: Britten – Peter Grimes

    Fri 24 Aug 2012, 7.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    • Britten - Peter Grimes (150 mins)
  • Proms Plus Portrait

    Sat 25 Aug 2012, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    Helen Grime discusses Night Songs ahead of its world premiere tonight and introduces performances of her chamber pieces 10 Miniatures for solo piano, To see the summer sky and Shadowplay by students from the Royal College of Music. Tom Service presents.

  • Prom 56: Goehr, Knussen, Grime & Debussy

    Sat 25 Aug 2012, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    • Oliver Knussen - Symphony No. 3 (15 mins)
  • Proms Plus Late

    Sat 25 Aug 2012, 10.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Informal post-Prom music and poetry from emerging young talent.

  • Proms Plus Intro

    Sun 26 Aug 2012, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    Musicians from the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester are joined by Andrew McGregor to give some musical insights into tonight’s programme.

  • Prom 57: Wagner, Berg, R. Strauss & Ravel

    Sun 26 Aug 2012, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    • Wagner - Parsifal – Prelude (Act 3) and Good Friday Music (20 mins)
    • Berg - Violin Concerto (25 mins)
    • R. Strauss - Der Rosenkavalier – suite (22 mins)
    • Ravel - La valse (12 mins)
  • Proms Chamber Music 7: Debussy & Schoenberg

    Mon 27 Aug 2012, 1.00pm, Cadogan Hall

    • Debussy - Sonata for flute, viola and harp (16 mins)
  • Prom 58: Family Matinee: A Journey to Far Corners of our Musical World

    Mon 27 Aug 2012, 3.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    A family-friendly global musical journey, with popular classics from Delius, Falla and others, plus Malian duo Amadou & Mariam.

  • Proms Plus Literary

    Mon 27 Aug 2012, 6.15pm, Royal College of Music

    Clive James, poet, essayist and lyricist, and Tell Me on a Sunday lyricist Don Black discuss the great musical wordsmiths and reveal their personal favourites.

  • Prom 59: The Broadway Sound

    Mon 27 Aug 2012, 8.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    John Wilson and his orchestra pay tribute to the composers who created the ‘Broadway sound’ – with excerpts from favorite shows.

  • Proms Plus Sing

    Tue 28 Aug 2012, 1.00pm, Royal College of Music

    A great way to explore opera for the first time with the Glyndebourne Opera Land team. Suitable for 12- to 18-year-olds.

  • Proms Plus Intro

    Tue 28 Aug 2012, 4.45pm, Royal College of Music

    Join Rachel Leach and musicians from the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment for a musical introduction to Mozart’s comic opera.

  • Prom 60: Mozart – The Marriage of Figaro

    Tue 28 Aug 2012, 6.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    • Mozart - The Marriage of Figaro (190 mins)
  • Proms Plus Literary

    Wed 29 Aug 2012, 5.15pm, Royal College of Music

    Award-winning film-maker John Bridcut introduces a selection of fascinating and unexpected readings about Edward Elgar, including letters, diaries and reviews.

  • Prom 61: Howells & Elgar

    Wed 29 Aug 2012, 7.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    • Elgar - Symphony No. 1 in A flat major (53 mins)
  • Prom 62: Eric Whitacre

    Wed 29 Aug 2012, 10.15pm, Royal Albert Hall

    • Bernstein - Warm-Up (2 mins)
    • Eric Whitacre - Alleluia (9 mins)
    • Eric Whitacre - Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine (9 mins)
    • J. S. Bach - Bach Again (arr. E. London) (5 mins)
    • Eric Whitacre - Higher, Faster, Stronger (c8 mins)
    • Imogen Heap - The Listening Chair (arr. E. Whitacre) (c5 mins)
    • Traditional - Three Spirituals (arr. M. Hogan) (9 mins)
    • Eric Whitacre - Cloudburst (9 mins)
    • Eric Whitacre - Sleep (5 mins)
  • Proms Plus Intro

    Thu 30 Aug 2012, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    A musical introduction to tonight’s programme with members of the Berliner Philharmoniker and Rachel Leach.

  • Prom 63: Berliner Philharmoniker and Sir Simon Rattle

    Thu 30 Aug 2012, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    • Ligeti - Atmosphères (8 mins)
  • Proms Plus Intro

    Fri 31 Aug 2012, 5.15pm, Royal College of Music

    Journalist Shirley Apthorp and Mark Pemberton, Chairman of the Association of British Orchestras, discuss the future of orchestras ahead of tonight’s performance by one of the world’s greatest.

  • Prom 64: Berliner Philharmoniker – Brahms & Lutoslawski

    Fri 31 Aug 2012, 7.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    • Brahms - Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major (50 mins)
  • Prom 65: Taylor/Barker – The Spirit of Django

    Fri 31 Aug 2012, 10.15pm, Royal Albert Hall

    • Martin Taylor/Guy Barker - The Spirit of Django – orchestral suite (54 mins)
  • Prom 66: Cameron Carpenter plays Bach

    Sat 1 Sept 2012, 4.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    • J. S. Bach - Toccata and Fugue in F major, BWV 540 (8 mins)
    • J. S. Bach - Partita No. 3 in E major for solo violin, BWV 1006 – excerpt (arr. C. Carpenter) (8 mins)
    • J. S. Bach - Prelude and Fugue in A major, BWV 536 (6 mins)
    • J. S. Bach - Chorale Prelude 'Nun freut euch, lieben Christen', BWV 734 (arr. Busoni/C. Carpenter) (3 mins)
    • Cameron Carpenter - Improvisation on B–A–C–H (c12 mins)
    • J. S. Bach - Prelude and Fugue in E flat major, BWV 552, 'St Anne' (arr. Schoenberg/C. Carpenter) (14 mins)
  • Proms Plus Literary

    Sat 1 Sept 2012, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    Roger Nichols, author of Mendelssohn Remembered, explores the personal writing of Mendelssohn, including letters, diaries, autobiography and reviews.

  • Prom 67: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra – Mendelssohn

    Sat 1 Sept 2012, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    • Mendelssohn - Overture 'Ruy Blas' (8 mins)
    • Mendelssohn - Violin Concerto in E minor (27 mins)
    • Mendelssohn - Overture 'The Fair Melusine' (10 mins)
    • Mendelssohn - Symphony No. 5 in D major, 'Reformation' (27 mins)
  • Proms Plus Late

    Sat 1 Sept 2012, 10.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Informal post-Prom music and poetry from emerging young talent.

  • Proms Plus Sing

    Sun 2 Sept 2012, 1.00pm, Royal College of Music

    A rare opportunity to sing extracts from Adams’s Nixon in China, with Mary King, before Wednesday’s performance of the opera. Suitable for enthusiastic amateurs aged 16-plus.

  • Prom 68: Cameron Carpenter plays Bach

    Sun 2 Sept 2012, 4.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    • Cameron Carpenter - Improvisation on the Bourée from Cello Suite No. 3 in C major, BWV 1009 (c8 mins)
    • J. S. Bach - Fantasia and Fugue in G minor 'The Great' (8 mins)
    • J. S. Bach - The Well-Tempered Clavier Book I – Prelude and Fugue No. 15 in G major, BWV 860 (5 mins)
    • J. S. Bach and Mahler - Syncretic Prelude and Fugue in D major (arr. C. Carpenter) (30 mins)
  • Proms Plus Intro

    Sun 2 Sept 2012, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    A musical introduction to Mahler’s Sixth Symphony with members of the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Stephen Johnson.

  • Prom 69: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra – Messiaen & Mahler

    Sun 2 Sept 2012, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    • Messiaen - Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum (31 mins)
    • Mahler - Symphony No. 6 in A minor (85 mins)
  • Proms Chamber Music 8: Pierre-Laurent Aimard plays Debussy

    Mon 3 Sept 2012, 1.00pm, Cadogan Hall

    • Debussy - Les soirs illuminés par l’ardeur du charbon (3 mins)
    • Debussy - Élégie (2 mins)
    • Debussy - Masques (5 mins)
    • Debussy - Préludes – Book 2 (38 mins)
  • Proms Plus Literary

    Mon 3 Sept 2012, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    Mariella Frostrup is joined by Sir Tim Rice to explore the regular favourites of guests’ book choices on Desert Island Discs.  

  • Prom 70: Desert Island Discs 70th-Anniversary Prom

    Mon 3 Sept 2012, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Marking 70 years of Desert Island Discs, Kirsty Young introduces former castaways from the programme and their musical choices.

  • Proms Plus Intro

    Tue 4 Sept 2012, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    Musicians from the St Louis Symphony and Tom Service introduce tonight’s programme.

  • Prom 71: St Louis Symphony

    Tue 4 Sept 2012, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    • Brahms - Tragic Overture (14 mins)
    • Beethoven - Violin Concerto in D major (40 mins)
    • Schoenberg - Five Orchestral Pieces, Op. 16 (16 mins)
    • Gershwin - An American in Paris (18 mins)
  • Proms Plus Intro

    Wed 5 Sept 2012, 5.15pm, Royal College of Music

    Writer and broadcaster Rana Mitter, in conversation with journalist Shuyun Sun, discusses the political context of John Adams’s first opera, Nixon in China. Hosted by Louise Fryer.

  • Prom 72: John Adams – Nixon in China

    Wed 5 Sept 2012, 7.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    • John Adams - Nixon in China (180 mins)
  • Proms Plus Intro

    Thu 6 Sept 2012, 5.15pm, Royal College of Music

    Join Proms Director Roger Wright and Chris Cotton, Chief Executive of the Royal Albert Hall, as they look back over the 2012 season with Petroc Trelawny. Questions can be submitted in advance at bbc.co.uk/proms.

  • Prom 73: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra – Beethoven & Bruckner

    Thu 6 Sept 2012, 7.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

    • Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major (35 mins)
    • Bruckner - Symphony No. 9 in D minor (65 mins)
  • Prom 74: Staff Benda Bilili & Baloji

    Thu 6 Sept 2012, 10.15pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Congolese street musicians Staff Benda Bilili and Congolese-Belgo rapper Baloji bring their own pieces of Africa to the Proms.

  • Proms Plus Literary

    Fri 7 Sept 2012, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

    Award-winning poet Wendy Cope and Ian McMillan introduce the winning entries in this year’s Proms Poetry competition.

  • Prom 75: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra – Haydn & R. Strauss

    Fri 7 Sept 2012, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    • Haydn - Symphony No. 104 in D major, 'London' (30 mins)
    • R. Strauss - An Alpine Symphony (50 mins)
  • Proms Plus Sing

    Sat 8 Sept 2012, 5.15pm, Royal College of Music

    Get ready for the Last Night celebrations with a singalong workshop led by Mary King.

  • BBC Proms in the Park London

    Sat 8 Sept 2012, 5.15pm, Hyde Park, London

    Join in the Last Night celebrations in Hyde Park with a host of musical stars.

  • BBC Proms in the Park Glasgow

    Sat 8 Sept 2012, 7.30pm, Glasgow City Halls

    Join the Last Night of the Proms celebrations in Glasgow's City Halls.

  • BBC Proms in the Park Caerphilly

    Sat 8 Sept 2012, 7.30pm, Caerphilly Castle

    A magical evening of music under the stars at Caerphilly Castle.

  • BBC Proms in the Park Belfast

    Sat 8 Sept 2012, 7.30pm, Belfast Proms in the Park

    BBC Proms in the Park Belfast is a major celebration of culture, achievement, people and places.

  • Prom 76: Last Night of the Proms 2012

    Sat 8 Sept 2012, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    • John Williams - Olympic Fanfare and Theme (5 mins)
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