A Triumphant Prom Performance of La Damnation de Faust

09/08/2017

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United KingdomUnited Kingdom 2017 BBC PROMS 31 – Berlioz – La Damnation de Faust:  Soloists; Trinity Boys Choir; Monteverdi Choir; National Youth Choir of Scotland; Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique / Sir John Eliot Gardiner (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 8.8.2017. (CC)

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Michael Spyres (Faust), Ann Hallenberg (Marguerite) & Sir John Eliot Gardiner (condiuctor)
(c) BBC/Chris Christodoulou

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Karabits and the Bournemouth Symphony on their Mettle at the BBC Proms

09/08/2017

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United KingdomUnited Kingdom 2017 BBC PROMS 30 – Beethoven, Strauss, Prokofiev and Walton: David Butt Philip (tenor), James Rutherford (bass-baritone), National Youth Choir of Great Britain, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra / Kirill Karabits (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 7.8.2017. (AS) Read more

A Memorable Prom as Semyon Bychkov Conducts a Wonderfully Sung Khovanshchina

08/08/2017

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United KingdomUnited Kingdom 2017 BBC PROMS 29 – Mussorgsky, Khovanshchina (orch. Dmitry Shostakovich): Soloists, Schola Cantorum of The Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School, Tiffin Boys’ Choir, BBC Singers, Slovak Philharmonic Choir, BBC Symphony Orchestra / Semyon Bychkov (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 6.8.2017. (JPr)

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Khovanshchina at the 2017 BBC Proms (c) BBC/Chris Christodoulou

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The National Youth Orchestra’s Remarkable Virtuosity in a Challenging Programme

07/08/2017

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United KingdomUnited Kingdom 2017 BBC PROMS 28 – Coll, Adès, Stravinsky: National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain / Thomas Adès (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 5.8.2017. (CC)

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Francisco Coll following the London premiere of his work ‘Mural’ by the NYOGB
conducted by Thomas Adès (c) Chris Christodoulou.

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The Proms Swing in Centenary Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald and Dizzy Gillespie

07/08/2017

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United KingdomUnited Kingdom 2017 BBC PROMS 27 – Ella and Dizzy: A Centenary Tribute: Dianne Reeves (singer); James Morrison (trumpet); Victor Sangiorgio (piano); James Morrison Trio (William Morrison, guitar; Patrick Danao, drum kit; Harry Morrison, bass); BBC Concert Orchestra / John Mauceri (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 4.8.2017. (CC)

Prom 20 - Ella & Dizzy: A Centenary Tribute (performed by the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by John Mauceri with Dianne Reeves: singer, James Morrison: trumpet and Victor Sangiorgio: piano - The James Morrison Trio-William Morrison: guitar, Patrick Danao; drums, Harry Morrison: bass)) on at the Royal Albert Hall on Friday, 4 Aug. 2017. Photo by Mark Allan

Dianne Reeves with the BBC Concert Orchestra & John Mauceri (conductor
(c) BBC/Mark Allan

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Brilliant Brahms from Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen

05/08/2017

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United KingdomUnited Kingdom 2017 BBC PROMS 26 – Tüür, Mozart, Brahms: Vilde Frang (violin), Lawrence Power (viola), Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen/Paavo Järvi (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 3.8.2017. (CS) Read more

A Very Special Prom Marks the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation

04/08/2017

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United KingdomUnited Kingdom 2017 BBC PROMS 25 – Schütz, Bach: Monteverdi Choir; English Baroque Soloists/Sir John Eliot Gardiner (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 2.8.2017 (CC)

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Salonen and the Philharmonia on Top Form at the Proms

03/08/2017

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United KingdomUnited Kingdom 2017 BBC PROMS 24 – Bach/Stravinsky, Ravel and Adams: Marianne Crebassa (mezzo-soprano), Philharmonia Voices, Philharmonia Orchestra / Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor), Royal Albert hall, London, 2.8.2017. (AS) Read more

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