The BBC Proms are back 15 July until 10 September, 2022. “The biggest classical music festival” returns with its first full-length season since the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 3,000 musicians will perform in concerts throughout the UK, including The Proms’ home at London’s Royal Albert Hall. Booking opens on 21 May, and every Prom will be live on BBC Radio 3 and the BBC Sounds app, with 22 performances broadcast on TV and iPlayer.

IMG Artists BBC Proms 2022 Season

Mon 18 Jul 2022 - 19:30 - Proms 5: Omer Meir Wellber

Omer Meir Wellber, conductor

Lawrence Power, viola; BBC Philharmonic

Programme: Johann Sebastian Bach: Musical Offering – Ricercar a 6 (orch. Webern) (8 mins); Cassandra Miller: Viola Concerto (25 mins)  BBC co-commission: world premiere; Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 6 in A major(54 mins)

Omer Meir Wellber conducts the BBC Philharmonic in Bruckner’s mighty Sixth Symphony, alongside Webern’s take on Bach and a new viola concerto by Cassandra Miller.

Tue 19 Jul 2022 - 19:00 - Prom 6: Omer Meir Wellber

Omer Meir Wellber, conductor

BBC Philharmonic

Programme: Ralph Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 4 in F minor (30 mins); Michael Tippett: Symphony No. 4 (33 mins)

Omer Meir Wellber conducts the BBC Philharmonic in Bruckner’s mighty Sixth Symphony, alongside Webern’s take on Bach and a new viola concerto by Cassandra Miller.

Tue 19 Jul 2022 - 22:15 - Prom 7: David Bates, Alice Coote

David Bates, harpsichord/conductor
Alice Coote, Dido

La Nuova Musica; La Nuova Musica Choir; James Newby, Aeneas; Gemma Summerfield, Belinda; Madeleine Shaw, Sorceress; Nardus Williams, Second Woman; Nicky Spence, Sailor; Tim Mead, Spirit

Programme: Henry Purcell: Dido and Aeneas (55 mins)

David Bates and La Nuova Musica join a stellar cast for this concert performance of Purcell’s greatest and most popular opera.

Sun 24 Jul 2022 - 18:30 Prom 13: Marta Fontanals-Simmons

Marta Fontanals-Simmons, Jack

Karis Tucker, Thirza; Philip Horst, Pascoe; James Rutherford, Lawrence; Rodrigo Porras Garulo, Mark; Lauren Fagan, Avis; Donovan Singletary, Harvey; Jeffrey Lloyd-Roberts, Tallan; Glyndebourne Festival Opera; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Robin Ticciati, condcutor

Programme: Ethel Smyth: The Wreckers (170 mins)

Ethel Smyth’s The Wreckers: an opera of love and tragedy in a community lashed by the sea. Glyndebourne Festival Opera presents a concert version of its landmark new production.

Tue 26 Jul 2022 - 19:30 Prom 15: Johan Dalene

Johan Dalene, violin

BBC Symphony Orchestra; Jordan de Souza, conductor

Programme
Samuel Barber: Violin Concerto (23 mins);
Leonard Bernstein: Candide – overture (5 mins); George Walker: Variations for Orchestra (14 mins); Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 in F minor (44 mins)

Jordan de Souza conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Johan Dalene is the soloist in Samuel Barber’s Violin Concerto, in a concert that also features music by Bernstein, Tchaikovsky and George Walker.

Thu 28 Jul 2022 - 19:30 Prom 17: Elena Tsallagova

Elena Tsallagova, soprano

Jennifer Walshe, voice; Shenyang, bass-baritone; National Youth Choir of Great Britain; BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; Ilan Volkov, conductor

Programme: Jennifer Walshe: The Site of an Investigation (33 mins) – London premiere; Johannes Brahms: A German Requiem (68 mins)

Brahms’s A German Requiem and Jennifer Walshe’s The Site of an Investigation – performed by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and National Youth Choir of Great Britain, conducted by Ilan Volkov..

Sun 31 Jul 2022 - 11:00 Prom 19a: Liudmyla Monastyrska

<Liudmyla Monastyrska, soprano

Anna Fedorova, piano; Ukranian Freedom Orchestra; Keri-Lynn Wilson, conductor

Programme: Valentin Silvestrov: Symphony No. 7(17 mins); Frédéric Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor(30 mins); Ludwig van Beethoven: Fidelio – ‘Abscheulicher! … Komm, Hoffnung, lass den letzten Stern’(7 mins); Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 4 in E minor(40 mins)

Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra – Ukrainian musicians – from their besieged country and from around Europe – join together in a special addition to the Proms, to play Chopin, Brahms, Beethoven and Ukraine’s leading living composer, Valentin Silvestrov.

Fri 5 Aug 2022 - 19:30 Prom 26: Semyon Bychkov

Semyon Bychkov, conductor

Katia & Marielle Labèque, pianos; BBC Symphony Orchestra

Programme: Julian Anderson: Symphony No. 2, ‘Prague Panoramas ’(28 mins) – BBC co-commission: world premiere of complete symphony; Bohuslav Martinů: Concerto for Two Pianos (23 mins); Sergey Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances (35 mins)

Semyon Bychkov conducts the UK premiere of Julian Anderson’s keenly awaited Second Symphony – plus Rachmaninov’s Symphonic Dances, and a Martinů concerto with the extraordinary Labèque sisters.

Sat 6 Aug - 2022 19:30 Prom 27: Simone Dinnerstein

Simone Dinnerstein, piano

National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain; Andrew Gourlay, conductor

Programme: Danny Elfman: Wunderkammer (20 mins) – London premiere; George Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue (orch. Grofé) (16 mins); Maurice Ravel: Daphnis and Chloe (50 mins); Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 in F minor (44 mins)

The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain brings all its signature energy and joy to a truly kaleidoscopic programme: works by Danny Elfman and Gershwin, followed by Ravel’s luscious complete ballet Daphnis and Chloe.

Sun 7 Aug 2022 - 15:00 Prom 28: Leif Ove Andsnes

Leif Ove Andsnes, piano

Mahler Chamber Orchestra

Programme; Mozart Momentum – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro – overture (5 mins); Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor (30 mins); Piano Concerto No. 22 in E flat major (34 mins)

Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes stands in for Mozart with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, as he directs and plays two contrasting piano concertos from 1785: the dark-hued Concerto No. 20, and the gloriously playful Concerto No. 22.

Sun 7 Aug 2022 - 19:30 Prom 29: Leif Ove Andsnes

Leif Ove Andsnes, piano

Christiane Karg, soprano; Mahler Chamber Orchestra

Programme: Mozart Momentum – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 38 in D major, ‘Prague’ (22 mins); Die Zufriedenheit( 3 mins); Der Zauberer (3 mins); Das Veilchen (2 mins); Concert Aria ‘Ch’io mi scordi di te?’ (10 mins); Masonic Funeral Music (6 mins); Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor (31 mins)

In the second of three all-Mozart Proms with his Mahler Chamber Orchestra colleagues, Norwegian conductor-pianist Leif Ove Andsnes zooms in on the year 1786, and finds Amadeus at the absolute peak of his game.

Mon 8 Aug - 13:00 Proms at Battersea: Leif Ove Andsnes

Leif Ove Andsnes, piano

Matthew Truscott, violin; Joel Hunter, viola; Frank-Michael Guthmann, cello

Programme: Mozart Momentum – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Trio in B flat major(22 mins); Piano Quartet in E flat major(27 mins)

Leif Ove Andsnes and three Mahler Chamber Orchestra members perform some of the loveliest chamber music Mozart ever created.

Tue 16 Aug 2022 - 19:30 Prom 40: Vasily Petrenko

Vasily Petrenko, conductor

Peter Moore, trombone; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Programme: Aaron Copland: Appalachian Spring – suite (24 mins); George Walker: Trombone Concerto(17 mins); Sergei Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5 in B flat major(46 mins)

Forged in a time of war and tyranny, Prokofiev said that his Fifth Symphony embodied ‘the greatness of the human spirit’. Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Music Director Vasily Petrenko pairs it with American classics by Copland and George Walker.

Wed 17 Aug 2022 - 19:30 Prom 41: Thomas Dausgaard, Benjamin Appl

Thomas Dausgaard, conductor; Benjamin Appl, baritone

Behzod Abduraimov, piano; Elizabeth Watts, soprano; BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Programme: Maurice Ravel: La valse (12 mins); Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major(36 mins); Carl Nielsen: Symphony No. 3, ‘Sinfonia espansiva’(39 mins)

Nielsen’s ebullient Sinfonia espansiva, Ravel’s La valse and Beethoven’s First Piano Concerto – played by pianist Behzod Abduraimov at the heart of a supercharged Prom from Thomas Dausgaard and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.

Thu 18 Aug 2022 - 19:30 Prom 42: Thomas Dausgaard

Thomas Dausgaard, conductor

Francesco Piemontesi, piano; BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Programme
Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 7 in C major (22 mins); Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major (35 mins); Carl Nielsen: Symphony No. 4, ‘The Inextinguishable’ (36 mins)

‘Music is life’: Sibelius and Nielsen take the 20th century head-on while Beethoven looks inward in his Fourth Piano Concerto. Francesco Piemontesi is the pianist, and Thomas Dausgaard conducts the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.

Sat 27 Aug 2022 - 14:00 Prom 61: Ben Palmer

Ben Palmer, conductor
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Programme: Earth Prom with Chris Packham: Over a century of public service broadcasting, the BBC has forged a global reputation for its coverage of the planet we call home – from the oceans and mountains to rivers, glaciers, deserts and the infinite wonders of life on Earth itself. Tonight, the Proms hosts a stunning audio-visual celebration of the BBC’s world-famous Natural History Unit, from David Attenborough’s pioneering early adventures through to the landmark series of the 21st century. Expect breath-taking images, natural sounds, spoken words and music by composers including Hans Zimmer and George Fenton, performed live in the spectacular surroundings of the Royal Albert Hall by Ben Palmer and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.

Audio-described by Timna Fibert; British Sign Language interpreted by Angie Newman

Sat 27 Aug 2022 - 19:30 Prom 61: Ben Palmer

Ben Palmer, conductor
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Programme: Earth Prom with Chris Packham: Over a century of public service broadcasting, the BBC has forged a global reputation for its coverage of the planet we call home – from the oceans and mountains to rivers, glaciers, deserts and the infinite wonders of life on Earth itself. Tonight, the Proms hosts a stunning audio-visual celebration of the BBC’s world-famous Natural History Unit, from David Attenborough’s pioneering early adventures through to the landmark series of the 21st century. Expect breath-taking images, natural sounds, spoken words and music by composers including Hans Zimmer and George Fenton, performed live in the spectacular surroundings of the Royal Albert Hall by Ben Palmer and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.

Audio-described by Timna Fibert; British Sign Language interpreted by Angie Newman

Fri 2 Sep 2022 - 19:30 Prom 61: Raehann Bryce-Davis

Raehann Bryce-Davis, mezzo-soprano

Nicole Cabell, soprano; Zwakele Tshabalala, tenor; Ryan Speedo Green, bass-baritone; Chineke! Chorus; Chineke! Orchestra; Kevin John Edusei, conductor

Programme: George Walker: Lilacs (15 mins); Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D minor, ‘Choral’ (70 mins)

Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony meets George Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Lilacs in this Prom from Chineke! – Europe’s first majority Black and ethnically diverse orchestra.

Sat 10 Sep 2022 19:15 Last Night of the Proms 2022 - Sheku Kanneh-Mason

Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cello

Lise Davidsen, soprano; BBC Singers; BBC Symphony Chorus; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Dalia Stasevska, conductor

Programme: James B. Wilson: 1922 (6 mins) – BBC commission: world premiere; Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: Deep River (5 mins), arr. Simon Parkin; Richard Wagner: Tannhäuser – ‘Dich, teure Halle’ (3 mins); Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana – Easter Hymn (6 mins):; Giuseppe Verdi: Macbeth – ‘Vieni! t’affretta!’ (6 mins); Doreen Carwithen: Overture ‘ODTAA (One Damn Thing After Another)’ (9 mins); Karl Davydov: At the Fountain (4 mins) arr. Simon Parkin Fantasia on British Sea-Songs (17 mins), arr. Wood; Thomas Arne: Rule, Britannia! (4 mins); Edward Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D major, ‘Land of Hope and Glory’ (8 mins) arr. Anne Dudley; Hubert Parry: Jerusalem (orch. Elgar) (2 mins); Unknown: The National Anthem (arr. Britten) (3 mins); Trad.: Auld Lang Syne (2 mins)

 

Leif Ove Andsnes, Semyon Bychkov, Johan Dalene and Sheku Kanneh-Mason are managed in association with Enticott Music Management

Benjamin Appl is represented in North America by IMG Artists

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