Ksenija Sidorova’s accordion and much else meant it was not a normal Last Night of the Proms by any means

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Last Night of the Proms 2021: Stuart Skelton (tenor), Ksenija Sidorova (accordion), BBC Singers, BBC Symphony Chorus, BBC Symphony Orchestra / Sakari Oramo (conductor). Reviewed when broadcast (directed by Marcus Viner) on BBC TV from the Royal Albert Hall, London, 11.9.2021. (JPr)

Sakari Oramo (c) Chris Christodoulou

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Wonderful BBC Prom with Elder conducting the Hallé who are in the midst of a golden age

United KingdomUnited Kingdom BBC Proms 2021 [25] – Chin, Beethoven, Saint-Saëns: Benjamin Grosvenor (piano), Anna Lapwood (organ), Hallé / Sir Mark Elder (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 7.9.2021. (CC)

Anna Lapwood at the Royal Albert Hall’s Grand Organ (c) Chris Christodoulou

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Proms triumph for all concerned and the dawn of Domingo Hindoyan’s new era with the RLPO

United KingdomUnited Kingdom BBC Proms 2021 [23] – Mason, Dvořák, R. Strauss, Hindemith: Sheku Kanneh-Mason (cello), Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra / Domingo Hindoyan (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 6.9.2021. (CC)

Sheku Kanneh-Mason plays Dvořák’s Cello Concerto with the RLPO (c) Chris Christodoulou

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It was a privilege to hear Sir John Eliot Gardiner’s Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists at the Proms

United KingdomUnited Kingdom BBC Proms 2021 [22] – Handel, Bach: Anne Hallenberg (mezzo-soprano), Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists / Sir John Eliot Gardiner (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 1.9.2021. (KM)

Sir John Eliot Gardiner (c) Chris Christodoulou

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Like the good old days: a symphony, an overture and a concerto from Bychkov, Gerstein and BBC SO

United KingdomUnited Kingdom BBC Proms 2021 [21] – Beethoven, Schumann, Mendelssohn: Kirill Gerstein (piano), BBC Symphony Orchestra / Semyon Bychkov (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 3.9.2021. (CC)

Kirill Gerstein (piano) (c) Chris Christodoulou

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Glyndebourne’s Wagner semi-staging is brought to the BBC Proms 2021 and becomes a tale of two Tristans

United KingdomUnited Kingdom BBC Proms 2021 [19] – Wagner, Tristan und Isolde: Soloists, Glyndebourne Chorus, London Philharmonic Orchestra / Robin Ticciati (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 31.8.2021. (JPr)

Miina-Liisa Värelä (Isolde) & Karen Cargill (Brangäne) (c) Chris Christodoulou

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