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    • Proms 2014 Prom 7 Jiri Belohlavek © Clive Barda
       

      Prom 7: Shostakovich, Bartok & Tavener

      Wednesday 23 July 2014, 6:30PM

      Shostakovich's Tenth Symphony – a violent portrait of the horrors of Stalin's Russia – is the centrepiece of this concert from Jiří Bĕlohlávek and the BBC Symphony Orchestra.
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    • Proms 2014 Prom 8 Pet Shop Boys © John Wright
       

      Prom 8: Late Night with... Pet Shop Boys

      Wednesday 23 July 2014, 10:15PM

      Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe make their Proms debut here as composers. The world premiere of their large-scale work A Man from the Future, inspired by code-breaker Alan Turing, sits alongside new orchestral arrangements of favourite Pet Shop Boys songs.
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    • Proms 2014 Prom 9 Barry Douglas © Katya Kraynova
       

      Prom 9: Brahms & Janacek

      Thursday 24 July 2014, 7:30PM

      One of choral music’s greatest works, Janáček’s Glagolitic Mass is a passionate, secular oratorio celebrating nationhood and peace. By contrast, conflict is to the fore in Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 1, a work that distils the drama of the composer’s relationship with Schumann and his wife Clara. Valery Gergiev conducts the London Symphony Orchestra, with soloist Barry Douglas.
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    • Proms 2014 Prom 10 Tasmin Little © Ben Ealovega
       

      Prom 10: Elgar, Walton, Moeran & David Horne

      Friday 25 July 2014, 7:30PM

      A concert of 20th-century English music explores musical friendships, which sees Walton's Hindemith Variations pay homage to a beloved colleague, and Elgar's Enigma Variations paint evocative portraits of family and friends.
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    • Alex Hutton | Royal Albert Hall
       

      Live music in Verdi - Alex Hutton

      Friday 25 July 2014 - 8:00 PM

      Verdi - Italian Kitchen

      Jazz pianist Alex Hutton joins us on selected Friday evenings June - August
    • Proms 2014 Prom 11 CBeebies © BBC
       

      Prom 11: CBeebies Prom

      Saturday 26 July 2014, 11:00AM

      Take a journey through the history of classical music with some of your favourite CBeebies characters, in an adventure that combines live music from the BBC Philharmonic and video action on screens around the Hall.
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    • Proms 2014 Prom 12 James Gilchrist © operaomnia.co.uk
       

      Prom 12: Bach - St John Passion

      Saturday 26 July 2014, 8:00PM

      Few classical works have the urgency and dramatic immediacy, of Bach's St John Passion. Here it is vividly realised by a cast led by tenor James Gilchrist.
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    • 2014 BBC Proms
       

      Proms Plus Late

      Saturday 26 July 2014, 10:30PM

      Elgar Room

      Free informal post-Prom music and poetry event featuring the Elliott Galvin Trio and poet Rachel Piercy.
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    • Proms 2014 Prom 13 CBeebies © BBC
       

      Prom 13: CBeebies Prom

      Sunday 27 July 2014, 11:00AM

      Take a journey through the history of classical music with some of your favourite CBeebies characters, in an adventure that combines live music from the BBC Philharmonic and video action on screens around the Hall.
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    • Joo Yeon Sir | Royal Albert Hall
       

      Classical Coffee Mornings: Joo Yeon Sir

      Sunday 27 July 2014 - 11:00 AM

      Elgar Room

      Violinist Joo Yeon Sir performs music by Mozart, Schubert and Kreisley
    • Proms 2014 Prom 14 Ruby Hughes © Sim Canetty Clarke
       

      Prom 14: Durufle, Ravel and Simon Holt

      Sunday 27 July 2014, 7:30PM

      The lilt of the waltz pulses through Ravel's modernist reimagining in Valses nobles et sentimentales and his witty La valse, before French music takes a sacred turn after the interval with Duruflé's Requiem and a premiere of Simon Holt's concerto Morpheus Wakes.
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    • Proms 2014 Chamber Music 2 Rachel Podger © Jonas Sacks
       

      Proms Chamber Music 2: C. P. E. Bach

      Monday 28 July 2014, 1:00PM

      Cadogan Hall

      Baroque violinist Rachel Podger is joined by hand-picked musical friends to explore the contrasts and contradictions of C. P. E. Bach, who celebrates his 300th anniversary this year.
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    • Proms 2014 Prom 15 Ingrid Fliter © Sussie Ahlbug
       

      Prom 15: Mozart, Ravel and Jonathan Dove

      Monday 28 July 2014, 7:30PM

      Turbulent mythical love meets poised Classical elegance in a concert from the BBC Symphony Orchestra that sets Mozart's Concerto No. 23 alongside Ravel's sensuous ballet score Daphnis and Chloe.
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    • Proms 2014 Prom 16 Daniel Hope © Harald Hoffmann
       

      Prom 16: Oriental Promise

      Tuesday 29 July 2014, 6:30PM

      Violinist Daniel Hope joins the Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra, which makes its Proms debut with a classical celebration of the Orient.
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    • Proms 2014 Prom 17 William Christie © Denis Rouvre
       

      Prom 17: Rameau - Grands Motets

      Tuesday 29 July 2014, 10:00PM

      Returning for its second concert this season, Les Arts Florissants is joined by founder-conductor William Christie for a Late Night Prom that transforms the Royal Albert Hall into the gilded splendour of the Chapel Royal at Versailles.
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    • Proms 2014 Prom 18 Alexandre Tharaud © Marco Borggreve
       

      Prom 18: Mahler, Ravel & Sir Harrison Birtwistle

      Wednesday 30 July 2014, 7:30PM

      Mahler's Symphony No. 5 – an orchestral showpiece of shifting moods and intense emotions – is the culmination to this concert by the BBC Philharmonic.
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    • Proms 2014 Prom 19 Inger Dam Jensen © Isak Hoffmeyer
       

      Prom 19: R. Strauss & Elgar

      Thursday 31 July 2014, 7:30PM

      Two masterpieces open this anniversary celebration of Richard Strauss Singers, before we move to more familiar musical territory with Strauss's Four Last Songs, whose late-Romantic nostalgia is shared by Elgar's Second Symphony.
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Earth, Wind & fire

PROMS IN THE PARK

Saturday 13 September 2014

Join in the Last Night celebrations in Hyde Park, featuring a host of musical stars including Pumeza Matshikiza,
Rufus Wainwright and Earth, Wind
& Fire.

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History of the Proms tour

HISTORY OF THE PROMS TOUR

Friday 18 July - Saturday 13 September

Which pianist played a Prom 27 years after his death? How did an audience member save André Previn's Carmina Burana? The answers to these questions and more are revealed in this unique tour.

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