The Proms concert spotlights Mahler's turbulent Symphony No 5.

From the Royal Albert Hall, presented by Petroc Trelawny.

Another chance to hear an exotic score by Stravinsky that highlights this season's fairytale theme. It contrasts with Ravel's bittersweet homage to a vanished world. Also James MacMillan conducts his new organ concerto, a riotous piece that transforms the Royal Albert Hall's recently refurbished organ to produce a cacophony of animal sounds.

Stravinsky: The Nightingale (concert performance; sung in Russian)

Nightingale....Olga Trifonova (soprano)

Cook....Ailish Tynan (soprano)

Fisherman....Evgeny Akimov (tenor)

Emperor of China....Sergei Leiferkus (baritone)

Chamberlain....Darren Jeffery (bass-baritone)

Bonze....Daniel Borowski (bass)

Death....Irina Tchistyakova (mezzo-soprano)

Wayne Marshall (organ)

BBC Singers

BBC Philharmonic

Gianandrea Noseda, James MacMillan (conductor)

James MacMillan: A Scotch Bestiary for organ and orchestra (London premiere)

Ravel: La valse

A favourite Proms soloist plays Mozart's folk-inspired violin concerto, and, after the interval, Mahler's turbulent symphony, with its heart-rending adagietto written for his wife as an expression of their love. Live from the Royal Albert Hall, presented by Tommy Pearson.

Mozart: Violin Concerto No 3 in Gm, K216

Christian Tetzlaff (violin)

Mahler: Symphony No 5 in C sharp m

Philharmonia Orchestra

Christoph von Dohnányi (conductor)


The violin extravaganza ends in a colourful celebration featuring Scots fiddlers and gypsy musicians from Hungary.

After their huge success at the 2001 Proms, world renowned virtuoso Roby Lakatos and his band return with their fiery passion and intensity.

Presented by Tommy Pearson, live from the Royal Albert Hall.

Blazin' Fiddles

Roby Lakatos Ensemble.

Continuing the celebration of the violin, with the BBC SO, live from the Royal Albert Hall.

Presented by Tommy Pearson