BBC Proms 2015

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Prom 11: Fiddler On The Roof20151228

Grange Park Opera bring their acclaimed production of Fiddler on the Roof to the BBC Proms. Bryn Terfel stars, joining the BBC Concert Orchestra and conductor David Charles Abell.

Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick's Fiddler on the Roof brims with numbers such as 'If I were a rich man', 'Sunrise, sunset' and 'Miracle of Miracles'. Hampshire's Grange Park Opera makes its Proms debut with a semi-staged performance of its new production starring Bryn Terfel as Tevye, the village milkman in pre-Revolutionary Russia trying, in vain, to bring up his five daughters within the time-honoured traditions of his Jewish forebears.

From the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Ian Skelly

Bock: Fiddler on the Roof (semi-staged)

Tevye....Bryn Terfel

Golde - Janet Fullerlove

Tzeitel - Charlotte Harwood

Hodel - Katie Hall

Chava - Molly Lynch

Yente - Rebecca Wheatley

Lazar Wolf - Cameron Blakely

Motel Kamzoil - Anthony Flaum

Perchik - Jordan Pollard

Fyedka - Craig Fletcher

Constable - Mark Heenehan

Shprintze - Maisie Tween

Bielke - Bella Donald

Rabbi - Richard Reaville

Grandma Tzeitel - Helen Ogden

Fruma-Sarah - Gemma Morsley

Nachum - David Booth

Shaindel - Sidonie Winter

Mendel - Seumas Begg

Mordcha - Richard Woodall

Avram....Ryan Ross

Fiddler - Houcheng Kian

Grange Park Opera

BBC Concert Orchestra

David Charles Abell (conductor).

Prom 11: Fiddler On The Roof20151228

Grange Park Opera bring their acclaimed production of Fiddler on the Roof to the BBC Proms. Bryn Terfel stars, joining the BBC Concert Orchestra and conductor David Charles Abell.

Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick's Fiddler on the Roof brims with numbers such as 'If I were a rich man', 'Sunrise, sunset' and 'Miracle of Miracles'. Hampshire's Grange Park Opera makes its Proms debut with a semi-staged performance of its new production starring Bryn Terfel as Tevye, the village milkman in pre-Revolutionary Russia trying, in vain, to bring up his five daughters within the time-honoured traditions of his Jewish forebears.

From the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Ian Skelly

Bock: Fiddler on the Roof (semi-staged)

Tevye....Bryn Terfel

Golde - Janet Fullerlove

Tzeitel - Charlotte Harwood

Hodel - Katie Hall

Chava - Molly Lynch

Yente - Rebecca Wheatley

Lazar Wolf - Cameron Blakely

Motel Kamzoil - Anthony Flaum

Perchik - Jordan Pollard

Fyedka - Craig Fletcher

Constable - Mark Heenehan

Shprintze - Maisie Tween

Bielke - Bella Donald

Rabbi - Richard Reaville

Grandma Tzeitel - Helen Ogden

Fruma-Sarah - Gemma Morsley

Nachum - David Booth

Shaindel - Sidonie Winter

Mendel - Seumas Begg

Mordcha - Richard Woodall

Avram....Ryan Ross

Fiddler - Houcheng Kian

Grange Park Opera

BBC Concert Orchestra

David Charles Abell (conductor).

Prom 14: Prokofiev - The Piano Concertos20151224

The pianists Daniil Trifonov, Sergei Babayan and Alexei Volodin join the LSO and Valery Gergiev to perform the complete Prokofiev Piano Concertos at the BBC Proms.

From the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Tom Service

Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D flat major

Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor Concerto

Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major

Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 4 in B flat major

Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 5 in G major

Daniil Trifonov (piano) (Concertos 1 and 3)

Sergei Babayan (piano) (Concertos 2 and 5)

Alexei Volodin (piano) (Concerto 4)

London Symphony Orchestra

Valery Gergiev conductor

All five Prokofiev piano concertos in one concert - it's a feat conductor Valery Gergiev achieved in 2012 at the Mariinsky and now brings to the Proms, along with three of his original pianists. It's a rare opportunity to hear three international soloists back-to-back, to compare styles and approaches, as well as to explore the composer's later, lesser-known concertos with their newly expressive tenderness. Daniil Trifonov, the prodigious young winner of the Tchaikovsky and Chopin Competitions, shares the bill with his teacher Sergei Babayan, while Alexei Volodin tackles the rarely heard Fourth, commissioned, like Ravel's Piano Concerto for the Left Hand, by the one-armed pianist Paul Wittgenstein.

Prom 14: Prokofiev - The Piano Concertos20151224

The pianists Daniil Trifonov, Sergei Babayan and Alexei Volodin join the LSO and Valery Gergiev to perform the complete Prokofiev Piano Concertos at the BBC Proms.

From the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Tom Service

Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D flat major

Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor Concerto

Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major

Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 4 in B flat major

Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 5 in G major

Daniil Trifonov (piano) (Concertos 1 and 3)

Sergei Babayan (piano) (Concertos 2 and 5)

Alexei Volodin (piano) (Concerto 4)

London Symphony Orchestra

Valery Gergiev conductor

All five Prokofiev piano concertos in one concert - it's a feat conductor Valery Gergiev achieved in 2012 at the Mariinsky and now brings to the Proms, along with three of his original pianists. It's a rare opportunity to hear three international soloists back-to-back, to compare styles and approaches, as well as to explore the composer's later, lesser-known concertos with their newly expressive tenderness. Daniil Trifonov, the prodigious young winner of the Tchaikovsky and Chopin Competitions, shares the bill with his teacher Sergei Babayan, while Alexei Volodin tackles the rarely heard Fourth, commissioned, like Ravel's Piano Concerto for the Left Hand, by the one-armed pianist Paul Wittgenstein.

Prom 19: Alina Ibragimova Plays Bach20151221

BBC Proms 2015: the first of two late-night concerts in which Alina Ibragimova performs all six of Bach's Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin.

From the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch

Bach: Sonata No. 1 in G minor for solo violin, BWV 1001

Bach: Partita No. 1 in B minor for solo violin, BWV 1002

Bach: Sonata No. 2 in A minor for solo violin, BWV 1003

Alina Ibragimova (violin)

When you place a single, solo instrumentalist in the Royal Albert Hall, a peculiar alchemy occurs.

Suddenly the huge space becomes charged with a collective energy, a concentration that amplifies the emotions and gestures of the music performed. When that happens at a Late Night Prom, it's particularly magical. Violinist Alina Ibragimova, making the first of several appearances this season, takes us back to what can seem like the purest expression of music, performing Bach's complete Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin, split across two concerts (see also Prom 21).

Prom 19: Alina Ibragimova Plays Bach20151221

BBC Proms 2015: the first of two late-night concerts in which Alina Ibragimova performs all six of Bach's Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin.

From the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch

Bach: Sonata No. 1 in G minor for solo violin, BWV 1001

Bach: Partita No. 1 in B minor for solo violin, BWV 1002

Bach: Sonata No. 2 in A minor for solo violin, BWV 1003

Alina Ibragimova (violin)

When you place a single, solo instrumentalist in the Royal Albert Hall, a peculiar alchemy occurs.

Suddenly the huge space becomes charged with a collective energy, a concentration that amplifies the emotions and gestures of the music performed. When that happens at a Late Night Prom, it's particularly magical. Violinist Alina Ibragimova, making the first of several appearances this season, takes us back to what can seem like the purest expression of music, performing Bach's complete Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin, split across two concerts (see also Prom 21).

Prom 21: Alina Ibragimova Plays Bach20151222

Russian-born Alina Ibragimova gives the second of her two Late Night recitals of solo Bach, at the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch

Bach: Partita No. 2 in D minor for solo violin, BWV 1004

Bach: Sonata No. 3 in C major for solo violin, BWV 1005

Bach: Partita No. 3 in E major for solo violin, BWV 1006

Alina Ibragimova (violin)

Alina's natural tendency towards a historically informed style of playing these works was formed while she was a teenager at the Yehudi Menuhin School. Her teachers at the time called for more vibrato, bigger gestures. 'I wanted something more direct,' she recalls. 'Less about me.'.

Prom 21: Alina Ibragimova Plays Bach20151222

Russian-born Alina Ibragimova gives the second of her two Late Night recitals of solo Bach, at the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch

Bach: Partita No. 2 in D minor for solo violin, BWV 1004

Bach: Sonata No. 3 in C major for solo violin, BWV 1005

Bach: Partita No. 3 in E major for solo violin, BWV 1006

Alina Ibragimova (violin)

Alina's natural tendency towards a historically informed style of playing these works was formed while she was a teenager at the Yehudi Menuhin School. Her teachers at the time called for more vibrato, bigger gestures. 'I wanted something more direct,' she recalls. 'Less about me.'.

Prom 30: The John Wilson Orchestra Performs Frank Sinatra20151229

Seth MacFarlane, Jamie Parker and Claire Martin with the John Wilson Orchestra and John Wilson, live at the BBC Proms

Seth MacFarlane (vocalist)

Jamie Parker (vocalist)

Claire Martin (vocalist)

John Wilson Orchestra

John Wilson conductor

'The Voice'... 'Ol' Blue Eyes'... 'The Sultan of Swoon': the mythology surrounding Frank Sinatra is overwhelming. A gifted entertainer, screen actor and ubiquitous personality, his real legacy as a pioneer of popular song can sometimes get lost in the clamour. This Late Night Prom celebrates the centenary of this musical legend in a concert that brings together some of the great voices of our own time, led by the multitalented Seth MacFarlane and vocalists Jamie Parker and Claire Martin. Join John Wilson and his orchestra for an after-hours sequence of big tunes and even bigger performances.

Broadcasts from the 121st season of Henry Wood Promenade concerts.

Prom 30: The John Wilson Orchestra Performs Frank Sinatra20151229

Seth MacFarlane, Jamie Parker and Claire Martin with the John Wilson Orchestra and John Wilson, live at the BBC Proms

Seth MacFarlane (vocalist)

Jamie Parker (vocalist)

Claire Martin (vocalist)

John Wilson Orchestra

John Wilson conductor

'The Voice'... 'Ol' Blue Eyes'... 'The Sultan of Swoon': the mythology surrounding Frank Sinatra is overwhelming. A gifted entertainer, screen actor and ubiquitous personality, his real legacy as a pioneer of popular song can sometimes get lost in the clamour. This Late Night Prom celebrates the centenary of this musical legend in a concert that brings together some of the great voices of our own time, led by the multitalented Seth MacFarlane and vocalists Jamie Parker and Claire Martin. Join John Wilson and his orchestra for an after-hours sequence of big tunes and even bigger performances.

Broadcasts from the 121st season of Henry Wood Promenade concerts.

Prom 35: Story of Swing20151231

BBC Proms 2015: Claire Teal, the Guy Barker and Winston Rollins Big Bands with a programme including tributes to Benny Goodman and Tommy Dorsey.

From the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Clare Teal (vocalist / presenter)

Jamie Davis (vocalist)

Elaine Delmar (vocalist)

Guy Barker Big Band

Guy Barker conductor

Winston Rollins Big Band

Winston Rollins conductor

After the success of last year's Battle of the Bands Prom, Clare Teal returns with a line-up of musicians to showcase the very best of the current UK jazz and big band scene. She's joined by Guy Barker and Winston Rollins to tell the story of the birth of swing, including tributes to 'King of Swing' Benny Goodman and the great trombonist and bandleader Tommy Dorsey.

Prom 35: Story of Swing20151231

Prom 35: Story of Swing20151231

BBC Proms 2015: Claire Teal, the Guy Barker and Winston Rollins Big Bands with a programme including tributes to Benny Goodman and Tommy Dorsey.

From the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Clare Teal (vocalist / presenter)

Jamie Davis (vocalist)

Elaine Delmar (vocalist)

Guy Barker Big Band

Guy Barker conductor

Winston Rollins Big Band

Winston Rollins conductor

After the success of last year's Battle of the Bands Prom, Clare Teal returns with a line-up of musicians to showcase the very best of the current UK jazz and big band scene. She's joined by Guy Barker and Winston Rollins to tell the story of the birth of swing, including tributes to 'King of Swing' Benny Goodman and the great trombonist and bandleader Tommy Dorsey.

Prom 35: Story of Swing20151231

Prom 50: Bach - Goldberg Variations20151223

András Schiff performs JS Bach's Goldberg Variations, live at the BBC Proms

From the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch

Bach: 'Goldberg' Variations, BWV 988

András Schiff, piano

Grammy Award-winning pianist Sir András Schiff is a titan of the keyboard, bringing his distinctive blend of clarity and authority to repertoire from Bach to Bartók. Tonight he continues his long association with Bach's music in a performance of the composer's 'Goldberg' Variations - a monumental work composed, according to its title-page, 'for the refreshment of the spirits'. The resulting Aria and variations are a compositional wonder, a sequence of musical miniatures unequalled in all Bach's output.

Prom 50: Bach - Goldberg Variations20151223

András Schiff performs JS Bach's Goldberg Variations, live at the BBC Proms

From the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch

Bach: 'Goldberg' Variations, BWV 988

András Schiff, piano

Grammy Award-winning pianist Sir András Schiff is a titan of the keyboard, bringing his distinctive blend of clarity and authority to repertoire from Bach to Bartók. Tonight he continues his long association with Bach's music in a performance of the composer's 'Goldberg' Variations - a monumental work composed, according to its title-page, 'for the refreshment of the spirits'. The resulting Aria and variations are a compositional wonder, a sequence of musical miniatures unequalled in all Bach's output.

Prom 52: Thierry Escaich20151228

Bach and beyond - a fascinating musical journey with Thierry Escaich, live at the BBC Proms. Escaich juxtaposes the organ music of JS Bach with responses to it by Mendelssohn and Brahms, as well as demonstrating his own improvisatory skills on the organ of the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Presented by Christopher Cook

Bach: Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 582

Bach: Chorale Prelude 'Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir', BWV 686

Mendelssohn: Organ Sonata in A major, Op.65 No.3

Brahms: Chorale Prelude 'Herzlich tut mich verlangen', Op.122 No.1

Bach: Chorale 'Christ ist erstanden', BWV 746 (attrib.)

Thierry Escaich (organ)

Thierry Escaich is the renowned organist of the church of Saint-Étienne-du-Mont in Paris (where he is a successor to Maurice Duruflé), and an ambassador of the great French School of improvisation.

Prom 52: Thierry Escaich20151228

Bach and beyond - a fascinating musical journey with Thierry Escaich, live at the BBC Proms. Escaich juxtaposes the organ music of JS Bach with responses to it by Mendelssohn and Brahms, as well as demonstrating his own improvisatory skills on the organ of the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Presented by Christopher Cook

Bach: Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 582

Bach: Chorale Prelude 'Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir', BWV 686

Mendelssohn: Organ Sonata in A major, Op.65 No.3

Brahms: Chorale Prelude 'Herzlich tut mich verlangen', Op.122 No.1

Bach: Chorale 'Christ ist erstanden', BWV 746 (attrib.)

Thierry Escaich (organ)

Thierry Escaich is the renowned organist of the church of Saint-Étienne-du-Mont in Paris (where he is a successor to Maurice Duruflé), and an ambassador of the great French School of improvisation.

Prom 57: Chamber Orchestra Of Europe And Bernard Haitink20151221

BBC Proms 2015: The Chamber Orchestra of Europe conducted by Bernard Haitink with soloist Maria João Pires in a programme of Mozart and Schubert.

From the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

Schubert: Overture in C major 'In the Italian Style', D 591

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K488

Schubert: Symphony No. 9 in C major 'Great', D 944

Maria João Pires (piano)

Chamber Orchestra of Europe

Bernard Haitink (conductor)

Refined but also profoundly expressive, Maria João Pires is one of the great Mozart interpreters of her generation. She returns to the Proms to continue our series of late Mozart piano concertos: Number 23, in A major, boasts quasi-operatic melodies and deft woodwind colouring. It took musicians and audiences a long time to come to terms with Schubert's 'unplayable' Ninth Symphony, but now - like that other great unplayable, Beethoven's Ninth - it has won an unquestioned place in the repertoire.

Prom 57: Chamber Orchestra Of Europe And Bernard Haitink20151221

BBC Proms 2015: The Chamber Orchestra of Europe conducted by Bernard Haitink with soloist Maria João Pires in a programme of Mozart and Schubert.

From the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

Schubert: Overture in C major 'In the Italian Style', D 591

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K488

Schubert: Symphony No. 9 in C major 'Great', D 944

Maria João Pires (piano)

Chamber Orchestra of Europe

Bernard Haitink (conductor)

Refined but also profoundly expressive, Maria João Pires is one of the great Mozart interpreters of her generation. She returns to the Proms to continue our series of late Mozart piano concertos: Number 23, in A major, boasts quasi-operatic melodies and deft woodwind colouring. It took musicians and audiences a long time to come to terms with Schubert's 'unplayable' Ninth Symphony, but now - like that other great unplayable, Beethoven's Ninth - it has won an unquestioned place in the repertoire.

Prom 60: Mahler - Symphony No 120151222

BBC Proms 2015: San Francisco Symphony with Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas and pianist Jeremy Denk play music by Mahler, Schoenberg and American maverick Henry Cowell

From the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Schoenberg: Theme and Variations, Op. 43b

Cowell: Piano Concerto

Mahler: Symphony No. 1 in D major

Jeremy Denk (piano)

San Francisco Symphony

Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor)

It has been almost a decade since the San Francisco Symphony visited the Proms. The orchestra is joined by its Music Director of more than 20 years, Michael Tilson Thomas, and by American pianist Jeremy Denk in the latter's second concert of the season. Here Denk tackles an American rarity - Henry Cowell's extraordinary Piano Concerto, whose primitive textures require the soloist to pound the piano with fists and forearms. It is paired with Mahler's First Symphony, an ebullient youthful work filled with hints of the mature composer to come, and Schoenberg's imaginative Theme and Variations, heard in the composer's own orchestral arrangement.

Prom 60: Mahler - Symphony No 120151222

BBC Proms 2015: San Francisco Symphony with Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas and pianist Jeremy Denk play music by Mahler, Schoenberg and American maverick Henry Cowell

From the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Schoenberg: Theme and Variations, Op. 43b

Cowell: Piano Concerto

Mahler: Symphony No. 1 in D major

Jeremy Denk (piano)

San Francisco Symphony

Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor)

It has been almost a decade since the San Francisco Symphony visited the Proms. The orchestra is joined by its Music Director of more than 20 years, Michael Tilson Thomas, and by American pianist Jeremy Denk in the latter's second concert of the season. Here Denk tackles an American rarity - Henry Cowell's extraordinary Piano Concerto, whose primitive textures require the soloist to pound the piano with fists and forearms. It is paired with Mahler's First Symphony, an ebullient youthful work filled with hints of the mature composer to come, and Schoenberg's imaginative Theme and Variations, heard in the composer's own orchestral arrangement.

Prom 61: San Francisco Symphony And Michael Tilson Thomas20151223

BBC Proms 2015: the San Francisco Symphony with their Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas and pianist Yuja Wang play music by Ives and Bartok and Beethoven's Third Symphony.

From the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Ives: Decoration Day (New England Holidays Symphony)

Bartók: Piano Concerto No. 2

Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, 'Eroica'

Yuja Wang (piano)

San Francisco Symphony

Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor)

Chinese virtuoso Yuja Wang is the soloist in Bartók's Second Piano Concerto - a work the composer intended to pose 'fewer difficulties for the orchestra' and to be 'more pleasing in its thematic material' than his First. Beethoven's emotionally charged 'Eroica' Symphony forms the second half - the ground-breaking symphony that would pave the way for the mighty Romantic works of Mahler and Bruckner. The concert opens with Charles Ives's atmospheric Decoration Day, inspired by his father's marching band.

Prom 61: San Francisco Symphony And Michael Tilson Thomas20151223

BBC Proms 2015: the San Francisco Symphony with their Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas and pianist Yuja Wang play music by Ives and Bartok and Beethoven's Third Symphony.

From the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Ives: Decoration Day (New England Holidays Symphony)

Bartók: Piano Concerto No. 2

Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, 'Eroica'

Yuja Wang (piano)

San Francisco Symphony

Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor)

Chinese virtuoso Yuja Wang is the soloist in Bartók's Second Piano Concerto - a work the composer intended to pose 'fewer difficulties for the orchestra' and to be 'more pleasing in its thematic material' than his First. Beethoven's emotionally charged 'Eroica' Symphony forms the second half - the ground-breaking symphony that would pave the way for the mighty Romantic works of Mahler and Bruckner. The concert opens with Charles Ives's atmospheric Decoration Day, inspired by his father's marching band.

Prom 67: Bernstein - Stage And Screen20151225

From the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Katie Derham

Louise Dearman (vocalist)

Lucy Schaufer (mezzo-soprano)

Scarlett Strallen (vocalist)

Julian Ovenden (vocalist)

Maida Vale Singers

John Wilson Orchestra

John Wilson (conductor)

John Wilson and his orchestra are an annual Proms highlight, bringing the glitz and glamour of old-time stage and screen to the Royal Albert Hall. The second of their two performances this year is all about Leonard Bernstein - America's multi-talented conductor, pianist and composer. He reinvented the musical with the anger, energy and feral beauty of West Side Story, his updated take on Romeo and Juliet. A starry cast of soloists including Proms favourite Julian Ovenden and the West End's Louise Dearman join the John Wilson Orchestra and Maida Vale Singers for a tribute to the composer that includes Bernstein's biggest hits as well as a selection of rarities.

Prom 67: Bernstein - Stage And Screen20151225

From the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Katie Derham

Louise Dearman (vocalist)

Lucy Schaufer (mezzo-soprano)

Scarlett Strallen (vocalist)

Julian Ovenden (vocalist)

Maida Vale Singers

John Wilson Orchestra

John Wilson (conductor)

John Wilson and his orchestra are an annual Proms highlight, bringing the glitz and glamour of old-time stage and screen to the Royal Albert Hall. The second of their two performances this year is all about Leonard Bernstein - America's multi-talented conductor, pianist and composer. He reinvented the musical with the anger, energy and feral beauty of West Side Story, his updated take on Romeo and Juliet. A starry cast of soloists including Proms favourite Julian Ovenden and the West End's Louise Dearman join the John Wilson Orchestra and Maida Vale Singers for a tribute to the composer that includes Bernstein's biggest hits as well as a selection of rarities.

Prom 68: Bach - Six Cello Suites Nos 4, 5, 620151225

Yo-Yo Ma performs the complete solo cello suites by JS Bach at the BBC Proms (Part II)

From the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Tom Service

Bach: Suite No. 4 in E flat major for solo cello, BWV 1010

Bach: Suite No. 5 in C minor for solo cello, BWV 1011

Bach: Suite No. 6 in D major for solo cello, BWV 1012

Yo-Yo Ma, cello

American cellist Yo-Yo Ma has been a regular Proms soloist for almost 40 years, tackling perhaps his boldest performance to date. He performs the complete Bach solo cello suites - over two hours of music - in a single concert: a feat as challenging intellectually as it is physically. Though neglected until the 20th century, the suites represent some of Bach's greatest musical achievements - music at its purest and most profound. Ma's relationship with them extends back over many decades and multiple recordings, generating expressive performances distinguished by their depth of emotion.

Prom 68: Bach - Six Cello Suites Nos 4, 5, 620151225

Yo-Yo Ma performs the complete solo cello suites by JS Bach at the BBC Proms (Part II)

From the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Tom Service

Bach: Suite No. 4 in E flat major for solo cello, BWV 1010

Bach: Suite No. 5 in C minor for solo cello, BWV 1011

Bach: Suite No. 6 in D major for solo cello, BWV 1012

Yo-Yo Ma, cello

American cellist Yo-Yo Ma has been a regular Proms soloist for almost 40 years, tackling perhaps his boldest performance to date. He performs the complete Bach solo cello suites - over two hours of music - in a single concert: a feat as challenging intellectually as it is physically. Though neglected until the 20th century, the suites represent some of Bach's greatest musical achievements - music at its purest and most profound. Ma's relationship with them extends back over many decades and multiple recordings, generating expressive performances distinguished by their depth of emotion.

Prom 68: Bach - Six Cello Suites, Nos 1, 2, 320151224

Yo-Yo Ma performs the complete solo cello suites by JS Bach at the BBC Proms (Part I)

From the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Tom Service

Bach: Suite No. 1 in G major for solo cello, BWV 1007

Bach: Suite No. 2 in D minor for solo cello, BWV 1008

Bach: Suite No. 3 in C major for solo cello, BWV 1009

Yo-Yo Ma, cello

American cellist Yo-Yo Ma has been a regular Proms soloist for almost 40 years, now tackling perhaps his boldest performance to date. He performed the complete Bach solo cello suites - over two hours of music - in a single concert: a feat as challenging intellectually as it is physically. Though neglected until the 20th century, the suites represent some of Bach's greatest musical achievements - music at its purest and most profound. Ma's relationship with them extends back over many decades and multiple recordings, generating expressive performances distinguished by their depth of emotion. The second part of the concert can be heard tomorrow evening at 9.10pm.

Prom 68: Bach - Six Cello Suites, Nos 1, 2, 320151224

Yo-Yo Ma performs the complete solo cello suites by JS Bach at the BBC Proms (Part I)

From the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Tom Service

Bach: Suite No. 1 in G major for solo cello, BWV 1007

Bach: Suite No. 2 in D minor for solo cello, BWV 1008

Bach: Suite No. 3 in C major for solo cello, BWV 1009

Yo-Yo Ma, cello

American cellist Yo-Yo Ma has been a regular Proms soloist for almost 40 years, now tackling perhaps his boldest performance to date. He performed the complete Bach solo cello suites - over two hours of music - in a single concert: a feat as challenging intellectually as it is physically. Though neglected until the 20th century, the suites represent some of Bach's greatest musical achievements - music at its purest and most profound. Ma's relationship with them extends back over many decades and multiple recordings, generating expressive performances distinguished by their depth of emotion. The second part of the concert can be heard tomorrow evening at 9.10pm.

Prom 70: Rachmaninov And Rimsky-korsakov20160101

St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra with soloist Nikolai Lugansky (piano) and conductor, Yuri Temirkanov. From the 2015 BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, London. Presented by Andrew McGregor.

Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor

Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade

Nikolai Lugansky (piano)

St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra

Yuri Temirkanov (conductor)

Just over a decade since their most recent visit, the St Petersburg Philharmonic and its renowned Artistic Director and Chief Conductor, Yuri Temirkanov, returned to the Proms with a homegrown programme of Russian greats. Pianist Nikolai Lugansky is the soloist in Rachmaninov's most famous work, the Second Piano Concerto, with its lyrical slow movement and brilliant, virtuosic finale. Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade dissolves the magic and colour of the tales of the Thousand and One Nights into a glittering musical tapestry that the composer himself described as 'an oriental narrative of fairy-tale wonders'.

Prom 70: Rachmaninov And Rimsky-korsakov20160101

St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra with soloist Nikolai Lugansky (piano) and conductor, Yuri Temirkanov. From the 2015 BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, London. Presented by Andrew McGregor.

Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor

Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade

Nikolai Lugansky (piano)

St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra

Yuri Temirkanov (conductor)

Just over a decade since their most recent visit, the St Petersburg Philharmonic and its renowned Artistic Director and Chief Conductor, Yuri Temirkanov, returned to the Proms with a homegrown programme of Russian greats. Pianist Nikolai Lugansky is the soloist in Rachmaninov's most famous work, the Second Piano Concerto, with its lyrical slow movement and brilliant, virtuosic finale. Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade dissolves the magic and colour of the tales of the Thousand and One Nights into a glittering musical tapestry that the composer himself described as 'an oriental narrative of fairy-tale wonders'.

Prom 71: St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra20151227

BBC Proms 2015: St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra with soloist, Julia Fischer (violin) and conductor, Yuri Temirkanov.

From the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Andrew McGregor

Rimsky-Korsakov: The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh - 3 symphonic pictures

Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto

Elgar: 'Enigma' Variations

Julia Fischer (violin)

St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra

Yuri Temirkanov (conductor)

German violinist Julia Fischer joins the St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra as soloist in Tchaikovsky's much-loved Violin Concerto - a work in which concert-hall sophistication balances rustic folk-simplicity, overflowing with tunes and climaxing in a dazzling rondo finale. Big tunes - or, at least, one big tune - also dominate Elgar's 'Enigma' Variations, his affectionate musical portrait of friends and acquaintances. The concert opens with one of Rimsky-Korsakov's finest scores, the 'three symphonic pictures' adapted from his 1907 opera The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh - a work sometimes nicknamed 'the Russian Parsifal'.

Prom 71: St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra20151227

BBC Proms 2015: St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra with soloist, Julia Fischer (violin) and conductor, Yuri Temirkanov.

From the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Andrew McGregor

Rimsky-Korsakov: The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh - 3 symphonic pictures

Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto

Elgar: 'Enigma' Variations

Julia Fischer (violin)

St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra

Yuri Temirkanov (conductor)

German violinist Julia Fischer joins the St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra as soloist in Tchaikovsky's much-loved Violin Concerto - a work in which concert-hall sophistication balances rustic folk-simplicity, overflowing with tunes and climaxing in a dazzling rondo finale. Big tunes - or, at least, one big tune - also dominate Elgar's 'Enigma' Variations, his affectionate musical portrait of friends and acquaintances. The concert opens with one of Rimsky-Korsakov's finest scores, the 'three symphonic pictures' adapted from his 1907 opera The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh - a work sometimes nicknamed 'the Russian Parsifal'.

Prom 72: Nielsen and Ives20151230

The BBC Symphony Orchestra, massed choirs and conductor Andrew Litton at the BBC Proms. There's Charles Ives' 4th Symphony and Henning Kraggerud plays Nielsen's Violin Concerto.

From the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Ian Skelly

Nielsen: Springtime on Funen

Nielsen: Violin Concerto

Webster: In the Sweet By and By

Zeuner: Ye Christian Heralds

Marsh: Jesus, Lover of My Soul

Mason: Nearer, My God, to Thee

Ives: Symphony No. 4

Henning Kraggerud (violin)

Malin Christensson (soprano)

Ben Johnson (tenor)

Neal Davies (bass-baritone)

William Wolfram (piano)

Tiffin Boys' Choir

Tiffin Girls' Choir

BBC Singers

Crouch End Festival Chorus

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Andrew Litton (conductor)

Fergus Macleod (sub-conductor)

Ives's thrilling Fourth Symphony demands massive orchestral and choral forces, and it quotes from his own earlier works as well as from traditional American hymns. Completing this year's Nielsen concerto cycle at the BBC Proms is the Violin Concerto - a work that wears its technical demands with great delicacy. Nielsen also provides the concert opener, the folk-inspired choral cantata Springtime on Funen - Funen (Fyn) being the Danish island where the composer was born and grew up.

Prom 72: Nielsen and Ives20151230

Prom 72: Nielsen and Ives20151230

The BBC Symphony Orchestra, massed choirs and conductor Andrew Litton at the BBC Proms. There's Charles Ives' 4th Symphony and Henning Kraggerud plays Nielsen's Violin Concerto.

From the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Ian Skelly

Nielsen: Springtime on Funen

Nielsen: Violin Concerto

Webster: In the Sweet By and By

Zeuner: Ye Christian Heralds

Marsh: Jesus, Lover of My Soul

Mason: Nearer, My God, to Thee

Ives: Symphony No. 4

Henning Kraggerud (violin)

Malin Christensson (soprano)

Ben Johnson (tenor)

Neal Davies (bass-baritone)

William Wolfram (piano)

Tiffin Boys' Choir

Tiffin Girls' Choir

BBC Singers

Crouch End Festival Chorus

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Andrew Litton (conductor)

Fergus Macleod (sub-conductor)

Ives's thrilling Fourth Symphony demands massive orchestral and choral forces, and it quotes from his own earlier works as well as from traditional American hymns. Completing this year's Nielsen concerto cycle at the BBC Proms is the Violin Concerto - a work that wears its technical demands with great delicacy. Nielsen also provides the concert opener, the folk-inspired choral cantata Springtime on Funen - Funen (Fyn) being the Danish island where the composer was born and grew up.

Prom 72: Nielsen and Ives20151230

Prom 75: Elgar - The Dream of Gerontius20151230

From the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius, Op 38

Magdalena Kožená (mezzo-soprano)

Toby Spence (tenor)

Roderick Williams (baritone)

BBC Proms Youth Choir

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Sir Simon Rattle (conductor)

Sir Simon Rattle conducts the second of two performances by the Vienna Philharmonic concluding with Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius. This is spiritual inquiry at its most musically intoxicating and ecstatic - a work that reaches after the same mystic transcendence as Wagner's Parsifal. The BBC Proms Youth Choir returns for its fourth festival appearance, joining soloists Toby Spence and Roderick Williams, with Czech mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kožená as the Angel.

Prom 75: Elgar - The Dream of Gerontius20151230

Prom 75: Elgar - The Dream of Gerontius20151230

From the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius, Op 38

Magdalena Kožená (mezzo-soprano)

Toby Spence (tenor)

Roderick Williams (baritone)

BBC Proms Youth Choir

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Sir Simon Rattle (conductor)

Sir Simon Rattle conducts the second of two performances by the Vienna Philharmonic concluding with Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius. This is spiritual inquiry at its most musically intoxicating and ecstatic - a work that reaches after the same mystic transcendence as Wagner's Parsifal. The BBC Proms Youth Choir returns for its fourth festival appearance, joining soloists Toby Spence and Roderick Williams, with Czech mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kožená as the Angel.

Prom 75: Elgar - The Dream of Gerontius20151230

Prom 76: Last Night of the Proms 201520151231

From the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Sean Rafferty and Clemency Burton-Hill

Eleanor Alberga: Arise, Athena! (BBC commission: world premiere)

Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 2 in F major

Arvo Pärt: Credo

Richard Strauss: Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche

Puccini: Recondita armonia from Tosca

Puccini: Donna non vidi mai from Manon Lescaut

Puccini: Nessun dorma from Turandot

Johnson: Victory Stride

Copland: 'I bought me a cat' (Old American Songs)

Gershwin arr P. Grainger: Love Walked In

Gould: Boogie Woogie Etude

Lehár: Dein ist mein ganzes Herz from The Land of Smiles

Grieg: Morning (Peer Gynt, Op 23)

Delibes: Les filles de Cadix

Rodgers & Hammerstein arr. Chris Hazell: The Sound of Music - medley

Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D major ('Land of Hope and Glory')

Wood: Fantasia on British Sea-Songs - Jack's the Lad (Hornpipe) & Home, Sweet Home

Arne: Rule, Britannia! (arr. Sargent)

Parry: Jerusalem (orch. Elgar)

Traditional arr Britten: The National Anthem

Traditional arr. Cedric Thorpe Davie: Auld Lang Syne

Benjamin Grosvenor (piano)

Jonas Kaufmann (tenor)

Danielle de Niese (soprano)

BBC Singers

BBC Symphony Chorus

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Marin Alsop (conductor)

Marin Alsop, who triumphed at 2013's Last Night, presides over the finale of the 2015 Proms season that opens with the new and ends with the Last Night favourites.

Prom 76: Last Night of the Proms 201520151231

Prom 76: Last Night of the Proms 201520151231

From the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Sean Rafferty and Clemency Burton-Hill

Eleanor Alberga: Arise, Athena! (BBC commission: world premiere)

Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 2 in F major

Arvo Pärt: Credo

Richard Strauss: Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche

Puccini: Recondita armonia from Tosca

Puccini: Donna non vidi mai from Manon Lescaut

Puccini: Nessun dorma from Turandot

Johnson: Victory Stride

Copland: 'I bought me a cat' (Old American Songs)

Gershwin arr P. Grainger: Love Walked In

Gould: Boogie Woogie Etude

Lehár: Dein ist mein ganzes Herz from The Land of Smiles

Grieg: Morning (Peer Gynt, Op 23)

Delibes: Les filles de Cadix

Rodgers & Hammerstein arr. Chris Hazell: The Sound of Music - medley

Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D major ('Land of Hope and Glory')

Wood: Fantasia on British Sea-Songs - Jack's the Lad (Hornpipe) & Home, Sweet Home

Arne: Rule, Britannia! (arr. Sargent)

Parry: Jerusalem (orch. Elgar)

Traditional arr Britten: The National Anthem

Traditional arr. Cedric Thorpe Davie: Auld Lang Syne

Benjamin Grosvenor (piano)

Jonas Kaufmann (tenor)

Danielle de Niese (soprano)

BBC Singers

BBC Symphony Chorus

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Marin Alsop (conductor)

Marin Alsop, who triumphed at 2013's Last Night, presides over the finale of the 2015 Proms season that opens with the new and ends with the Last Night favourites.

Prom 76: Last Night of the Proms 201520151231

05AProm 05 (part 1): Haydn, Hk Gruber And Stravinsky20150720

The BBC Philharmonic and John Storgards perform music by Haydn, Stravinsky and the world premiere of HK Gruber's percussion concerto "into the open..." with soloist Colin Currie.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

Haydn: Symphony No. 85 in B flat 'La reine'

7.55 pm Interval

8.15 pm

HK Gruber: into the open... (world premiere)

Stravinsky: Petrushka (1911)

Colin Currie (percussion)

BBC Philharmonic

John Storgårds (conductor)

Petrushka, with its bustling Shrovetide fair and colourful carnival characters ends a programme which begins with Haydn's symphony 'La reine', the second movement of which shares Stravinsky's sophisticated approach to folk music. Viennese maverick HK Gruber's percussion concerto 'into the open...', echoes the ballet's vivid scoring with a vast assortment of percussion instruments from Thailand, Africa and South America. Colin Currie joins the BBC Philharmonic and its Principal Guest Conductor John Storgards.

05AProm 05 (part 1): Haydn, Hk Gruber And Stravinsky20150720

The BBC Philharmonic and John Storgards perform music by Haydn, Stravinsky and the world premiere of HK Gruber's percussion concerto "into the open..." with soloist Colin Currie.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

Haydn: Symphony No. 85 in B flat 'La reine'

7.55 pm Interval

8.15 pm

HK Gruber: into the open... (world premiere)

Stravinsky: Petrushka (1911)

Colin Currie (percussion)

BBC Philharmonic

John Storgårds (conductor)

Petrushka, with its bustling Shrovetide fair and colourful carnival characters ends a programme which begins with Haydn's symphony 'La reine', the second movement of which shares Stravinsky's sophisticated approach to folk music. Viennese maverick HK Gruber's percussion concerto 'into the open...', echoes the ballet's vivid scoring with a vast assortment of percussion instruments from Thailand, Africa and South America. Colin Currie joins the BBC Philharmonic and its Principal Guest Conductor John Storgards.

05BProm 05 (part 2): Haydn, Hk Gruber And Stravinsky20150720
05BProm 05 (part 2): Haydn, Hk Gruber And Stravinsky20150720
PCM01Proms Chamber Music 1: Thomas Tallis2015072020150726 (R3)

The Cardinall's Musick perform music by Tallis and Cheryl Frances-Hoad at Cadogan Hall.

Petroc Trelawny presents the first of this year's Proms Chamber Music concerts live from Cadogan Hall. The Cardinall's Musick returns to the BBC Proms with director Andrew Carwood to launch a major new project: the Tallis Edition, aiming to throw new light on the music of this most lyrical of English polyphonists. As well as a selection of the composer's liturgical music, the concert includes his extraordinary 40-part motet Spem in alium plus the world premiere of a new tribute to Tallis by British composer Cheryl Frances-Hoad.

Tallis: Videte miraculum

Tallis: O Lord, give thy Holy Spirit

Tallis: Hear the voice and prayer

Tallis: Why fum'th in fight

Tallis: Suscipe quaeso

Tallis: O nata lux de lumine

Tallis: O sacrum convivium

Tallis: O salutaris hostia

Cheryl Frances-Hoad: From the Beginning of the World (world premiere)

Tallis: Spem in alium

The Cardinall's Musick

Andrew Carwood (director).

PCM01Proms Chamber Music 1: Thomas Tallis2015072020150726 (R3)

The Cardinall's Musick perform music by Tallis and Cheryl Frances-Hoad at Cadogan Hall.

Petroc Trelawny presents the first of this year's Proms Chamber Music concerts live from Cadogan Hall. The Cardinall's Musick returns to the BBC Proms with director Andrew Carwood to launch a major new project: the Tallis Edition, aiming to throw new light on the music of this most lyrical of English polyphonists. As well as a selection of the composer's liturgical music, the concert includes his extraordinary 40-part motet Spem in alium plus the world premiere of a new tribute to Tallis by British composer Cheryl Frances-Hoad.

Tallis: Videte miraculum

Tallis: O Lord, give thy Holy Spirit

Tallis: Hear the voice and prayer

Tallis: Why fum'th in fight

Tallis: Suscipe quaeso

Tallis: O nata lux de lumine

Tallis: O sacrum convivium

Tallis: O salutaris hostia

Cheryl Frances-Hoad: From the Beginning of the World (world premiere)

Tallis: Spem in alium

The Cardinall's Musick

Andrew Carwood (director).