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2018 BBC Proms Concerts

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Repeats every week every Friday until Fri Sep 28 2018.
Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 13:00 to Friday, September 28, 2018 - 13:15
Friday, July 27, 2018 - 13:00 to Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 13:15
Friday, August 3, 2018 - 13:00 to Saturday, October 6, 2018 - 13:15
Friday, August 10, 2018 - 13:00 to Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 13:15
Friday, August 17, 2018 - 13:00 to Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 13:15
Friday, August 24, 2018 - 13:00 to Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 13:15
Friday, August 31, 2018 - 13:00 to Saturday, November 3, 2018 - 13:15
Friday, September 7, 2018 - 13:00 to Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 12:15
Friday, September 14, 2018 - 13:00 to Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 12:15
Friday, September 21, 2018 - 13:00 to Saturday, November 24, 2018 - 12:15
Friday, September 28, 2018 - 13:00 to Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 12:15

Again this summer, KPR is thrilled to showcase the most memorable performances of the 2018 BBC Proms, the UK’s annual celebration of classical music from London’s Royal Albert Hall. Join us for 10 weeks of outstanding performances, including concerts by the BBC Symphony, the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, the Minnesota Orchestra and the Baltimore Symphony, among others.  Broadcasts begin Friday, July 27, at 1 p.m., and will continue every Friday afternoon through September 28.

Among the highlights of this year's Proms - Gustav Holst's The Planets, performed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra (July 27); Beethoven's "Emperor" Concert with soloist Paul Lewis joined by the BBC Philharmonic (August 24); Joshua Bell as both conductor and soloist in Camille Saint-Säens' Violin Concerto No. 3; plus the raucous Last Night of the Proms, featuring a bouquet of British music by Sir Edward Elgar, Hubert Parry, John Stanford and more (September 28).

Here's a complete rundown of concerts for the 2018 Proms:

JULY 27: FIRST NIGHT OF THE 2018 BBC PROMS
BBC Symphony Orchestra
BBC Symphony Chorus
BBC Proms Youth Ensemble
National Youth Choir of Great Britain
Sakari Oramo, conductor
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Toward the Unknown Region
HOLST: The Planets
ANNE MEREDITH: 59 Productions

AUGUST 3
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
BBC Symphony Chorus
Alain Altinoglu, conductor
Francesco Piemontesi, piano
FAURE: Pavane (choral version)
MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 27
RAVEL: Daphnis and Chloe

AUGUST 10
BBC Philharmonic
Juanjo Mena, conductor
Mark Simpson, clarinet
LINDBERG: Clarinet Concerto
SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 7

AUGUST 17
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Karina Canellakis, conductor
Alisa Weilerstein, cello
BEETHOVEN: Coriolan Overture
SHOSTAKOVICH: Cello Concerto No. 1
NORMAN: Spiral
RACHMANINOFF: Symphonic Dances

AUGUST 24
BBC Philharmonic
Ben Gernon, conductor
Paul Lewis, piano
DAVIES: What Did We See?
BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor”
BRAHMS: Symphony No. 2

AUGUST 31
Minnesota Orchestra
Osmo Vänskä, conductor
Inon Barnatan, piano
BERNSTEIN: Overture from Candide
GERSHWIN: Piano Concerto in F
IVES: Symphony No. 2

SEPTEMBER 7
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Joshua Bell, director/violin
MENDELSSOHN: Overture to A Midsummer Night’s Dream
SAINT-SAENS: Violin Concerto No. 3
BRIDGE: Lament
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 4

SEPTEMBER 10
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Marin Alsop, conductor
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
BERNSTEIN: Slava! (A Political Overture)
BERNSTEIN: Symphony No. 2, “The Age of Anxiety”
SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 5

SEPTEMBER 21
BBC Symphony Orchestra
London Voices
Semyon Bychkov, conductor
RAVEL: La Valse
BERIO: Sinfonia
STRAVINSKY: The Rite of Spring

SEPTEMBER 28: LAST NIGHT OF THE 2018 BBC PROMS
BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Chorus, BBC Singers
Sir Andrew Davis, conductor
Gerald Finley, baritone
Jess Gillam, saxophone
PANUFNIK: Songs of Darkness, Dreams of Light
STANFORD: Songs of the Sea
PARRY: Blest Pair of Sirens
MILHAUD: Scaramouche
ROGERS: Soliloquy from Carousel
WOOD: Fantasia on British Sea-Songs
ARNE: Rule, Brittania!
ELGAR: Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1
PARRY: Jerusalem
UNKNOWN: The National Anthem
TRADITIONAL: Auld Lang Syne

Concerts from the BBC Proms are produced by American Public Media's Symphonycast, hosted by Alison Young.  This summer make a Friday date to tune in here on KPR stations for the 2018 BBC Proms Concerts - Fridays 1:00pm beginning July 27.
 

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