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20100717

Six choirs, including one from Sydney, Australia, eight renowned soloists and a large symphony orchestra all join together under the baton of Czech conductor Jiří Bĕlohlávek for the First Night of the 2010 season.

Marking the 150th anniversary of the composer's birth, they will be performing Mahler's Symphony No.

8 in E flat major, often called his "Symphony of a Thousand", because of the number of musicians needed.

Performers:

Mardi Byers soprano

Twyla Robinson soprano

Malin Christensson soprano

Stephanie Blythe mezzo-soprano

Kelley O'Connor mezzo-soprano

Nikolai Schukoff tenor

Hanno Müller-Brachmann baritone

Tomasz Konieczny bass

Choristers of St Paul's Cathedral

Choristers of Westminster Abbey

Choristers of Westminster Cathedral

BBC Symphony Chorus

Crouch End Festival Chorus

Sydney Philharmonia Choirs

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Jiří Bělohlávek conductor

Introduced by the BBC's Louise Fryer and Brett Weymark, conductor of the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs.

Highlights from the First Night of the 2010 BBC Proms - Mahler's Symphony No.8.

20100717

Six choirs, including one from Sydney, Australia, eight renowned soloists and a large symphony orchestra all join together under the baton of Czech conductor Jiří Bĕlohlávek for the First Night of the 2010 season.

Marking the 150th anniversary of the composer's birth, they will be performing Mahler's Symphony No.

8 in E flat major, often called his "Symphony of a Thousand", because of the number of musicians needed.

Performers:

Mardi Byers soprano

Twyla Robinson soprano

Malin Christensson soprano

Stephanie Blythe mezzo-soprano

Kelley O'Connor mezzo-soprano

Nikolai Schukoff tenor

Hanno Müller-Brachmann baritone

Tomasz Konieczny bass

Choristers of St Paul's Cathedral

Choristers of Westminster Abbey

Choristers of Westminster Cathedral

BBC Symphony Chorus

Crouch End Festival Chorus

Sydney Philharmonia Choirs

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Jiří Bělohlávek conductor

Introduced by the BBC's Louise Fryer and Brett Weymark, conductor of the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs.

Highlights from the First Night of the 2010 BBC Proms - Mahler's Symphony No.8.

20100724

The stalwarts of each Proms season, the BBC Symphony Orchestra under conductor Jiří Bĕlohlávek, feature in our second concert from the Proms.

They are joined by pianist Paul Lewis, one of today's leading Beethoven interpreters, who plays Beehoven's Piano Concerto No.

4 in G major.

World Service broadcast programme:

Beethoven Overture 'Egmont'

Beethoven Piano Concerto No.

Paul Lewis piano

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Jiří Bělohlávek conductor

Introduced by the BBC's Louise Fryer and jazz pianist Julian Joseph.

BBC Proms 2010 from the Royal Albert Hall in London: all-Beethoven concert with Paul Lewis

20100724

The stalwarts of each Proms season, the BBC Symphony Orchestra under conductor Jiří Bĕlohlávek, feature in our second concert from the Proms.

They are joined by pianist Paul Lewis, one of today's leading Beethoven interpreters, who plays Beehoven's Piano Concerto No.

4 in G major.

World Service broadcast programme:

Beethoven Overture 'Egmont'

Beethoven Piano Concerto No.

Paul Lewis piano

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Jiří Bělohlávek conductor

Introduced by the BBC's Louise Fryer and jazz pianist Julian Joseph.

BBC Proms 2010 from the Royal Albert Hall in London: all-Beethoven concert with Paul Lewis

20100731

The BBC Philharmonic, one of UK's most distinguished orchestras, brings a varied programme to the Royal Albert Hall under the baton of their Principal Guest conductor Vassily Sinaisky.

To start with, an orchestral work by Robert Schumann which is a three-movement symphony in all but name.

Towards the end of the programme, a couple of very popular dances from the pen of the Viennese king of the waltz Johann Strauss the Younger.

And in between, a tribute to the conductor Sir Charles Mackerras who was originally scheduled to conduct the concert but who sadly passed away just a few days before this Proms season began.

World Service Broadcast programme:

Schumann - Overture, Scherzo and Finale Op.

52

Dvořák - Slavonic Dance in E minor Op.72 No.2

J.

Strauss II - Emperor Waltz

Strauss II - By the Beautiful Blue Danube

BBC Philharmonic

Vassily Sinaisky conductor

Introduced by the BBC's Louise Fryer and Austrian broadcaster and songwriter Robert Rotifer.

BBC Philharmonic at the 2010 BBC Proms: Schumann, Dvorak and Johann Strauss II.

20100731

The BBC Philharmonic, one of UK's most distinguished orchestras, brings a varied programme to the Royal Albert Hall under the baton of their Principal Guest conductor Vassily Sinaisky.

To start with, an orchestral work by Robert Schumann which is a three-movement symphony in all but name.

Towards the end of the programme, a couple of very popular dances from the pen of the Viennese king of the waltz Johann Strauss the Younger.

And in between, a tribute to the conductor Sir Charles Mackerras who was originally scheduled to conduct the concert but who sadly passed away just a few days before this Proms season began.

World Service Broadcast programme:

Schumann - Overture, Scherzo and Finale Op.

52

Dvořák - Slavonic Dance in E minor Op.72 No.2

J.

Strauss II - Emperor Waltz

Strauss II - By the Beautiful Blue Danube

BBC Philharmonic

Vassily Sinaisky conductor

Introduced by the BBC's Louise Fryer and Austrian broadcaster and songwriter Robert Rotifer.

BBC Philharmonic at the 2010 BBC Proms: Schumann, Dvorak and Johann Strauss II.

20100807

We are celebrating the birthday of one of the greatest living composers and lyricists of musical theatre in today’s concert from the 2010 BBC Proms.

Stephen Sondheim is 80 this year and over his long and distinguished career, he has continued to break the mould of the genre.

During his early life he was tutored by the American musical theatre greats - having been mentored by Oscar Hammerstein II, he worked with Leonard Bernstein on West Side Story and Julie Styne on Gypsy.

Describing himself as a ‘playwright in song’, he went on to revolutionize musical theatre, creating original, witty and often challenging shows.

His award winning musicals span from the demented demon barber of Fleet St, Sweeney Todd, married life in 1970s New York, Company, to Sunday in the Park with George based on the pointillist paintings of the 19th Century French artist Georges Seurat.

World Service broadcast programme

Sondheim: Fanfare, Invocation and Instructions - The Frogs

Sondheim: Sunday in the Park with George

Sondheim: Agony – Into the Woods

Sondheim: Send in the Clowns – A Little Night Music

Sondheim: Epiphany – Sweeney Todd

Sondheim: A Little Priest – Sweeney Todd

Sondheim: Our Time – Merrily We Roll Along

Sondheim: Being Alive – Company

Sondheim: Side by Side by Side –Company

Performers

Vocalist: Bryn Terfel

Vocalist: Maria Friedman

Vocalist: Simon Russell Beale

Vocalist: Judi Dench

Vocalist: Julian Ovenden

Vocalist: Caroline O’Connor

Vocalist: Daniel Evans

Vocalist: Jenna Russell

Proms Sondheim Ensemble

Singers from the BBC Performing Arts Fund

BBC Concert Orchestra

David Charles Abell, conductor

Introduced by the BBC's Louise Fryer and writer and broadcaster Edward Seckerson.

Stephen Sonheim - a celebration of the greatest living musical composer and lyricist

20100807

We are celebrating the birthday of one of the greatest living composers and lyricists of musical theatre in today’s concert from the 2010 BBC Proms.

Stephen Sondheim is 80 this year and over his long and distinguished career, he has continued to break the mould of the genre.

During his early life he was tutored by the American musical theatre greats - having been mentored by Oscar Hammerstein II, he worked with Leonard Bernstein on West Side Story and Julie Styne on Gypsy.

Describing himself as a ‘playwright in song’, he went on to revolutionize musical theatre, creating original, witty and often challenging shows.

His award winning musicals span from the demented demon barber of Fleet St, Sweeney Todd, married life in 1970s New York, Company, to Sunday in the Park with George based on the pointillist paintings of the 19th Century French artist Georges Seurat.

World Service broadcast programme

Sondheim: Fanfare, Invocation and Instructions - The Frogs

Sondheim: Sunday in the Park with George

Sondheim: Agony – Into the Woods

Sondheim: Send in the Clowns – A Little Night Music

Sondheim: Epiphany – Sweeney Todd

Sondheim: A Little Priest – Sweeney Todd

Sondheim: Our Time – Merrily We Roll Along

Sondheim: Being Alive – Company

Sondheim: Side by Side by Side –Company

Performers

Vocalist: Bryn Terfel

Vocalist: Maria Friedman

Vocalist: Simon Russell Beale

Vocalist: Judi Dench

Vocalist: Julian Ovenden

Vocalist: Caroline O’Connor

Vocalist: Daniel Evans

Vocalist: Jenna Russell

Proms Sondheim Ensemble

Singers from the BBC Performing Arts Fund

BBC Concert Orchestra

David Charles Abell, conductor

Introduced by the BBC's Louise Fryer and writer and broadcaster Edward Seckerson.

Stephen Sonheim - a celebration of the greatest living musical composer and lyricist

20100814

Highlights of the 2010 season of BBC Proms concerts from the Royal Albert Hall in London.

20100814

Highlights of the 2010 season of BBC Proms concerts from the Royal Albert Hall in London.

20100821

Iconic Iraqi singer and guitarist Ilham Al Madfai 2010 brings his typical fusion of Arabic and Western music to the the Royal Albert Hall in London.

One of the most popular musicians in his native country since the 1970s, Ilham's renown has spread across the Middle East and beyond in the last decade or so.

lham started out as something of an enfant terrible, brining cover versions of the Beatles and other Western pop bands to Iraq, then gradually incorporated more and more traditional Arabic music into his work, eventually becoming a musical symbol of Iraq’s turbulent fate.

Ilham is also keen to pass on his great musical experience to the young generation: so he is joined by his protege Khyam Allami, a young virtuoso on the oud, the classic Middle-Eastern lute.

Performers:

Ilham Al Madfai guitar/vocalist

Khyam Allami oud

Saro Kevorkian drum kit

Faisal Ghazi Dawood oriental percussion

Andrea Piccioni percussion

Omar Bashir oud

Azad Omar Mohammed ney

Jamil Al Asadi qanoon

Walid Kamel oriental percussion

Luca Scansani electric bass

World Service Broadcast programme:

Khuttar

Bien El Asir

Maqam Al-Khanabat

Baghdad

Mohammed Ya Mohammed

Chal Chal Alayea el Rumman

Introduced by Fiona Talkington and Liliane Daoud from the BBC Arabic Service

Legendary Iraqi guitarist Ilham Al Madfai brings his hand-picked band to BBC Proms 2010.

20100821

Iconic Iraqi singer and guitarist Ilham Al Madfai 2010 brings his typical fusion of Arabic and Western music to the the Royal Albert Hall in London.

One of the most popular musicians in his native country since the 1970s, Ilham's renown has spread across the Middle East and beyond in the last decade or so.

lham started out as something of an enfant terrible, brining cover versions of the Beatles and other Western pop bands to Iraq, then gradually incorporated more and more traditional Arabic music into his work, eventually becoming a musical symbol of Iraq’s turbulent fate.

Ilham is also keen to pass on his great musical experience to the young generation: so he is joined by his protege Khyam Allami, a young virtuoso on the oud, the classic Middle-Eastern lute.

Performers:

Ilham Al Madfai guitar/vocalist

Khyam Allami oud

Saro Kevorkian drum kit

Faisal Ghazi Dawood oriental percussion

Andrea Piccioni percussion

Omar Bashir oud

Azad Omar Mohammed ney

Jamil Al Asadi qanoon

Walid Kamel oriental percussion

Luca Scansani electric bass

World Service Broadcast programme:

Khuttar

Bien El Asir

Maqam Al-Khanabat

Baghdad

Mohammed Ya Mohammed

Chal Chal Alayea el Rumman

Introduced by Fiona Talkington and Liliane Daoud from the BBC Arabic Service

Legendary Iraqi guitarist Ilham Al Madfai brings his hand-picked band to BBC Proms 2010.

20100828

Highlights of the 2010 season of BBC Proms concerts from the Royal Albert Hall in London.

20100828

Highlights of the 2010 season of BBC Proms concerts from the Royal Albert Hall in London.

04 September 201020100904

In today’s concert from the 2010 BBC Proms we’ll be hearing works that were commissioned to celebrate the lives of two eminent men.

Mozart’s energetic Symphony no 35 in D major is known as the ‘Haffner’ Symphony and was written to mark the ennoblement of the Austrian Sigmund Haffner.

The symphony has been described as one of his most brilliant and it’s a real testament to the time when he was able to finally establish himself in Vienna.

Edvard Grieg’s beautiful Holberg Suite was composed to celebrate the bicentenary of the birth of the 17th century Norwegian dramatist Ludvig Holberg.

Using old French dances to span the centuries, it’s an interesting departure from his other popular works.

 

Mozart: Symphony No.

35 “Haffner”

Grieg: Holberg Suite

Norwegian Chamber Orchestra

Isabelle van Keulen: leader/director (pictured above)

The Prom is presented by Andrew Mcgregor with his guest, Irene Garland.

The Norwegian Chamber Orchestra play Mozart and Grieg

04 September 201020100904

In today’s concert from the 2010 BBC Proms we’ll be hearing works that were commissioned to celebrate the lives of two eminent men.

Mozart’s energetic Symphony no 35 in D major is known as the ‘Haffner’ Symphony and was written to mark the ennoblement of the Austrian Sigmund Haffner.

The symphony has been described as one of his most brilliant and it’s a real testament to the time when he was able to finally establish himself in Vienna.

Edvard Grieg’s beautiful Holberg Suite was composed to celebrate the bicentenary of the birth of the 17th century Norwegian dramatist Ludvig Holberg.

Using old French dances to span the centuries, it’s an interesting departure from his other popular works.

 

Mozart: Symphony No.

35 “Haffner”

Grieg: Holberg Suite

Norwegian Chamber Orchestra

Isabelle van Keulen: leader/director (pictured above)

The Prom is presented by Andrew Mcgregor with his guest, Irene Garland.

The Norwegian Chamber Orchestra play Mozart and Grieg

04 September 201020100905

The Norwegian Chamber Orchestra play Mozart and Grieg

04 September 201020100905

The Norwegian Chamber Orchestra play Mozart and Grieg

07/08/201020100808

Stephen Sonheim - a celebration of the greatest living musical composer and lyricist

07/08/201020100808

Stephen Sonheim - a celebration of the greatest living musical composer and lyricist

11 September 201020100911

Highlights of the 2010 season of BBC Proms concerts from the Royal Albert Hall in London.

Last Night of the Proms 1910.

11 September 201020100911

Highlights of the 2010 season of BBC Proms concerts from the Royal Albert Hall in London.

Last Night of the Proms 1910.

11 September 201020100912

Last Night of the Proms 1910.

Highlights of the 2010 season of BBC Proms concerts from the Royal Albert Hall in London.

11 September 201020100912

Last Night of the Proms 1910.

Highlights of the 2010 season of BBC Proms concerts from the Royal Albert Hall in London.

14/08/201020100815

Highlights of the 2010 season of BBC Proms concerts from the Royal Albert Hall in London.

14/08/201020100815

Highlights of the 2010 season of BBC Proms concerts from the Royal Albert Hall in London.

17/07/201020100718

Highlights from the First Night of the 2010 BBC Proms - Mahler's Symphony No.8.

17/07/201020100718

Highlights from the First Night of the 2010 BBC Proms - Mahler's Symphony No.8.

21/08/201020100822

Legendary Iraqi guitarist Ilham Al Madfai brings his hand-picked band to BBC Proms 2010.

21/08/201020100822

Legendary Iraqi guitarist Ilham Al Madfai brings his hand-picked band to BBC Proms 2010.

24/07/201020100725

BBC Proms 2010 from the Royal Albert Hall in London: all-Beethoven concert with Paul Lewis

24/07/201020100725

BBC Proms 2010 from the Royal Albert Hall in London: all-Beethoven concert with Paul Lewis

28/08/201020100829

Highlights of the 2010 season of BBC Proms concerts from the Royal Albert Hall in London.

28/08/201020100829

Highlights of the 2010 season of BBC Proms concerts from the Royal Albert Hall in London.

31/07/201020100801

BBC Philharmonic at the 2010 BBC Proms: Schumann, Dvorak and Johann Strauss II.

31/07/201020100801

BBC Philharmonic at the 2010 BBC Proms: Schumann, Dvorak and Johann Strauss II.