The BBC Proms have announced this year’s performances. Throughout July to September there will be many opportunities to hear Hazard Chase artists at a wide variety of performances:
Prom 1: Friday 15 July Benjamin Grosvenor opens the Proms playing Liszt Piano Concerto No. 2 with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Jiri Belohlavek. This is a celebration of the Liszt 200th anniversary year and the Proms’ special focus on the piano in the 2011 season. This prom is televised on BBC 2.
Prom 4: Sunday 17 July Alastair Miles will appear in Havergal Brian’s Symphony No. 1 in D minor “The Gothic” with the combined forces of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Martyn Brabbins.
Prom 28: Thursday 4 August The Tallis Scholars and Peter Phillips return to give a late night Prom of work by Tomas Luis de Victoria, whose 400th anniversary it is this year.
Prom 30: Saturday 6 August Benjamin Grosvenor’s second appearance at the Proms is a performance of the Britten Piano Concerto with the National Youth Orchestra and Vladimir Jurowski. This prom is televised on BBC 2.
Prom 32: Sunday 7 August Christopher Purves returns to the Royal Albert Hall to sing Mahler’s song cycle Das klagende Lied with the BBC Symphony Orchestra under Edward Gardner.
Prom 50: Sunday 21 August Stephen Layton will conduct the City of London Sinfonia in a new commission by Colin Matthews, No Man’s Land. Polyphony will join the CLS to perform Mozart’s Requiem with soloists including Emma Bell, Roderick Williams and Ian Bostridge.
Prom 73: Friday 9 September Andrew Kennedy sings Max in the Weber (arr. Berlioz) version of Der Freischütz with the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique conducted by John Eliot Gardiner.
Prom Matinee 3: Saturday 27 August Robert Hollingworth conducts the BBC Singers in an afternoon concert at Cadogan Hall.