Sep
9
1:00 PM13:00

a Cadogan Prom...

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PROMS AT… CADOGAN HALL: OLIVER KNUSSEN TRIBUTE

Monday 9 September 2019

Starts: 1:00pm

Cadogan Hall

The final concert in this year’s Proms at … Cadogan Hall series, tracing over 800 years of music history, brings us from the late 20th century right up to the present day.

A giant of British contemporary music, composer Oliver Knussen is celebrated a year on from his death in a special performance by the newly formed Knussen Chamber Orchestra.

Made up of orchestral principals and rising young musicians from across the UK, the ensemble is conducted by Knussen’s protégé Ryan Wigglesworth. Knussen’s own Purcell-inspired …upon one note, lyrical Songs without Voices and Study for ‘Metamorphosis’ for solo bassoon are framed by works from Sir Harrison Birtwistle, Alastair Putt and a newly commissioned work by Freya Waley-Cohen.

PROGRAMME

Knussen
… upon one note – Fantasia after Purcell 3’

Sir Harrison Birtwistle
Fantasia upon all the notes 9’

Freya Waley-Cohen
new work 5’
BBC commission: world premiere

Knussen
Study for ‘Metamorphosis’ 5’

Hans Abrahamsen
Herbstlied 6’

Alastair Putt
Halazuni 8’

Knussen
Songs without Voices 8’

Knussen Chamber Orchestra
Ryan Wigglesworth piano/conductor

There will be no interval

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Aug
31
7:39 PM19:39

a Prom concert...

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PROM : HENRY WOOD TRIBUTE

A 150th-anniversary tribute to Henry Wood, founder-conductor of the Proms, featuring works he premiered and arranged, and reflecting his wide musical tastes, from Wagner to John Ireland, Ravel to Percy Grainger.

PROGRAMME

Ravel
Rapsodie espagnole 16’
Henry Wood Novelties: UK premiere, 1909

Ireland
Piano Concerto 24’
Henry Wood Novelties: world premiere, 1930

– interval –

Dobrinka Tabakova
new work c10’
BBC commission: world premiere

Debussy, orch. Wood
Préludes, Book 1 – La cathédrale engloutie 6’

Granados, orch. Wood
Danzas españolas – Andaluza 5’

Wagner, arr. Wood
Wesendonck Lieder – Träume 5’

Grainger, arr. Wood
Handel in the Strand 4’

Ravel
La valse 12’
Henry Wood Novelties: UK premiere, 1921

Nathaniel Anderson-Frank violin
Leon McCawley piano
BBC Concert Orchestra
Bramwell Tovey conductor







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Aug
29
7:00 PM19:00

a Prom concert...

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PROM: THE MUSIC MAKERS

Thursday 29 August 2019

Sir Andrew Davis conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus and mezzo-soprano Dame Sarah Connolly in Elgar’s last great choral work.

The Music Makers is the musical culmination of a career, drawing together quotations from many of the composer’s best-loved pieces, including the ‘Enigma’ Variations and Sea Pictures, and weaving them into a musical manifesto for the power of art.

The concert also includes Vaughan Williams’s luminous Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallisfor double string orchestra and Hugh Wood’s lyrical setting of scenes from Milton’s pastoral masque Comus.

PROGRAMME

Vaughan Williams
Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis 16’

Hugh Wood
Scenes from Comus 28’

– interval –

Elgar
The Music Makers 38’

Stacey Tappan soprano
Dame Sarah Connolly mezzo-soprano
Anthony Gregory tenor

BBC Symphony Chorus
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sir Andrew Davis conductor

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Aug
16
7:30 PM19:30

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PROM : QUEEN VICTORIA DIAMOND JUBILEE

Friday 16 August 2019

The Proms celebrates the 200th anniversary of Queen Victoria’s birth with a glimpse into the monarch’s musical life.

The programme features music by her favourite composer, Mendelssohn, including his lively ‘Scottish’ Symphony and First Piano Concerto, which will be performed by Stephen Hough on Victoria’s own piano, loaned by HM The Queen from the Royal Collection.

The concert also includes a suite from Arthur Sullivan’s ballet Victoria and Merrie England, composed to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, as well as songs by Prince Albert.

PROGRAMME

Sullivan
Victoria and Merrie England – suite 15’

Mendelssohn
Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor 21’

– interval –

Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Gruss aus der Ferne; Ständchen; Gruss an den Bruder; Aus Wilhelm Meister; Lebewohl (Wanderlied) 12’

Mendelssohn
Symphony No. 3 in A minor, ‘Scottish’ 40’

Alessandro Fisher tenor
Stephen Hough piano

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Adam Fischer conductor

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Aug
13
7:00 PM19:00

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PROM: ENIGMA VARIATIONS

Tuesday 13 August 2019

Elgar’s ‘Enigma’ Variations is the inspiration for a new work commissioned from 14 living composers as a special birthday tribute to conductor Martyn Brabbins, who turns 60 today.

Elgar’s original set also features, as do Vaughan Williams’s exquisite Serenade to Music and Brahms’s ‘Little Requiem’, the Song of Destiny.

PROGRAMME

Various
Pictured Within: Birthday Variations for M. C. B. c30’
New ‘Enigma’ variations by Kalevi Aho, Sally Beamish, Sir Harrison Birtwistle, Richard Blackford, Gavin Bryars, Brett Dean, Dai Fujikura, Wim Henderickx, Colin Matthews, Anthony Payne, John Pickard, David Sawer, Iris ter Schiphorst and Judith Weir
BBC commission: world premiere

Vaughan Williams
Serenade to Music 13’
Henry Wood Novelties: world premiere, 1938

– interval –

Brahms
Song of Destiny 18’

Elgar
‘Enigma’ Variations 29’

Nadine Benjamin soprano
Idunnu Munch mezzo-soprano
William Morgan tenor
David Ireland bass-baritone

ENO Chorus
BBC Singers
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Martyn Brabbins conductor



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Aug
7
to Aug 8

a space inspired concert...

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THE SOUND OF SPACE: SCI-FI FILM MUSIC

A Late Night Prom with a futuristic spin brings together some of the best sci-fi film music. Excerpts from cult soundtracks come together with recent works by Hans Zimmer and Mica Levi.

The award-winning London Contemporary Orchestra – whose collaborators include Radiohead, Goldfrapp and Steve Reich – perform music from Under the SkinInterstellar and the recent Netflix series The Innocents, among other titles, as well as from  Alien: Covenant, whose soundtrack the LCO recorded.

PROGRAMME

Music from sci-fi film and TV scores, including excerpts from:
Jed Kurzel Alien: Covenant
Hans Zimmer Interstellar
Mica Levi Under the Skin
Clint Mansell Moon
Steven Price Gravity
John Murphy Sunshine
Carly Paradis The Innocents

London Contemporary Orchestra
Robert Ames conductor

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