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.
Bring your family to join professional singers in favourite songs from My Fair Lady. Ideal for family members aged 7-plus.
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.
Informal post-Prom music and poetry from emerging young talent.
Louise Fryer explores Debussy’s only completed opera.
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.
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.
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.
Musicians from the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment introduce Handel’s oratorio Judas Maccabaeus with musical examples. Sara Mohr-Pietsch presents.
On the first night of Daniel Barenboim’s Beethoven/Boulez cycle, Pierre Boulez talks to Proms Director Roger Wright.
Beethoven Family Orchestra and Chorus, with a little bit of Boulez!
A live musical introduction perfect for all the family, with Rachel Leach and professional musicians. Bring your instrument and join in!
An illustrated introduction to tonight’s performance of The Trojans with Sara Mohr-Pietsch.
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.
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’.
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.
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.
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!
Join Stephen Johnson for an illustrated introduction to the music in tonight’s Prom.
Join the Family Orchestra and Chorus in creating its own Wallace & Gromit soundtrack!
Wallace & Gromit appear in a new Proms adventure, before a screening of A Matter of Loaf and Death – plus classical favourites.
Stephen Johnson and musicians from the Aldeburgh World Orchestra give an illustrated introduction to the music in tonight’s Prom.
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.
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.
Members of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales explore music by four great British composers. Bring your instrument and join in!
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.
A musical exploration of Bach’s Mass in B minor with Matthew Rowe and musicians from The English Concert.
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.
The Aurora Orchestra, conducted by Nicholas Collon, performs the winning entries from this year’s Proms Inspire Young Composers’ Competition. (Reduced seating capacity)
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.
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.
Matthew Rowe explores the music in tonight’s Prom, with live musical examples from members of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.
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.
James MacMillan and Andrew Carwood, Director of Music at St Paul’s Cathedral, consider the role of religion in music, with presenter Louise Fryer.
Conductor Edward Gardner continues the series of literary passions and talks about what he’s reading this summer.
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.
Join Matthew Rowe and musicians from the BBC Singers for a musical introduction to Elgar’s oratorio The Apostles.
Sing extracts from Berlioz’s extraordinary Requiem with Mary King. Ideal for enthusiastic amateurs aged 16-plus.
Rachael Leach and musicians from the BBC National Orchestra of Wales give a musical insight into Berlioz’s Requiem.
Join the first Proms Family Wind Band, creating and performing a new piece!
A musical introduction to Schoenberg’s epic cantata with Andrew McGregor and musicians from the BBC Symphony Orchestra and BBC Singers.
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.
Join Rachel Leach and play alongside musicians from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra to discover the history behind the evening’s concert.
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.
Composer Anthony Payne introduces an anthology of readings about Vaughan Williams, including letters, private papers and reviews.
A whistlestop introduction to the world of John Cage, with experimental composer Alvin Curran and writer and broadcaster Ivan Hewett. Presented by Martin Handley.
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.
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.
Sing parts of Gilbert and Sullivan’s classic The Yeomen of the Guard with Mary King. Ideal for enthusiastic amateurs aged 16-plus.
Musicians from the BBC Concert Orchestra and the BBC Singers present a musical exploration of tonight’s operetta with Sara Mohr-Pietsch.
Journey through the music of this evening’s Prom in a family-friendly introduction with Fraser Trainer. Bring along your instrument and join in.
Novelist Pat Barker and Revd Giles Fraser discuss what British writers can learn from the Russian classics, with readings from their personal favourites.
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.
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.
Tasmin Little has long been a passionate ambassador for Delius’s Violin Concerto; plus a new symphony by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies.
Musicians from ENO provide an illustrated guide to Britten’s first operatic masterpiece. Andrew McGregor presents.
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.
Musicians from the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester are joined by Andrew McGregor to give some musical insights into tonight’s programme.
A family-friendly global musical journey, with popular classics from Delius, Falla and others, plus Malian duo Amadou & Mariam.
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.
John Wilson and his orchestra pay tribute to the composers who created the ‘Broadway sound’ – with excerpts from favorite shows.
A great way to explore opera for the first time with the Glyndebourne Opera Land team. Suitable for 12- to 18-year-olds.
Join Rachel Leach and musicians from the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment for a musical introduction to Mozart’s comic opera.
Award-winning film-maker John Bridcut introduces a selection of fascinating and unexpected readings about Edward Elgar, including letters, diaries and reviews.
A musical introduction to tonight’s programme with members of the Berliner Philharmoniker and Rachel Leach.
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.
Roger Nichols, author of Mendelssohn Remembered, explores the personal writing of Mendelssohn, including letters, diaries, autobiography and reviews.
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.
A musical introduction to Mahler’s Sixth Symphony with members of the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Stephen Johnson.
Mariella Frostrup is joined by Sir Tim Rice to explore the regular favourites of guests’ book choices on Desert Island Discs.
Marking 70 years of Desert Island Discs, Kirsty Young introduces former castaways from the programme and their musical choices.
Musicians from the St Louis Symphony and Tom Service introduce tonight’s programme.
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.
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.
Congolese street musicians Staff Benda Bilili and Congolese-Belgo rapper Baloji bring their own pieces of Africa to the Proms.
Award-winning poet Wendy Cope and Ian McMillan introduce the winning entries in this year’s Proms Poetry competition.
Get ready for the Last Night celebrations with a singalong workshop led by Mary King.
Join in the Last Night celebrations in Hyde Park with a host of musical stars.
Join the Last Night of the Proms celebrations in Glasgow's City Halls.
A magical evening of music under the stars at Caerphilly Castle.
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