Seventeen HarrisonParrott clients are set to perform at the 2018BBC Proms in London
Chief Conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Proms regular Sakari Oramo performs in five concerts at the Festival this year. Oramo conducts the First Night of the Proms on 13 July with the BBC Symphony Orchestra including the world premiere of Meredith’s Five Telegrams. He also performs in concerts with Angela Hewitt and Pekka Kuusisto on 18 July and 17 August respectively. In a lunchtime concert at Cadogan Hall on 20 August he conducts the BBC Singers in Parry’s Songs of Farewell. In his final concert of the Festival, he conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in Bruckner’s Symphony No.5 on 24 August.
The 2018 Promswill see debuts for six of our clients. Russell Thomas makes his debut alongside Erin Wall singing Beethoven’s Symphony No.9 with the World Orchestra for Peace under Donald Runnicles on 21 July. This is followed by Claire Chase’s debut on 5 August with Swedish Chamber Orchestra conducted by Thomas Dausgaard. Elizabeth DeShong makes her debut at the Proms in Bernstein’s Symphony No.1 ‘Jeremiah’ with Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia under their music director Sir Antonio Pappano on 10 August.
The Estonian Festival Orchestra make both their Proms and UK debut on 13 August. Paavo Järvi returns to the Proms to conduct the Orchestra in a programme including Grieg’s Piano Concerto with pianist Khatia Buniatshvili. This performance is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia.
In a special late night setting, YOUSSOUNDOUR debuts with his group Le Super Étoile de Dakar in an acoustic performance on 31 August.
Jess Gillam performs twice at the Proms once again this year. In her first outing, she performs in the BBC Young Musician 40th Anniversary concert on 15 July playing the world premiere of Farrington’s Gershwinicity. She also performs in the musical party that is Last Night of the Proms on8 September. Jess performs Milhaud’s mischievous Scaramouche with BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir Andrew Davis in a programme also featuring Stanford’s Songs of the Sea with baritone Gerald Finley.
We have five returns from our piano roster this year. The first to make their appearance is Javier Perianes on 16 July with BBC New Generation Artists Calidore String Quartet in a performance at Cadogan Hall playing Schumann’s Piano Quintet. Angela Hewitt plays Messiaen’s Turangalîla-Symphonie with BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sakari Oramo18 July. Next up is Bertrand Chamayou and BBC National Orchestra of Wales on 20 July, performing Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No.1.Then Tamara Stefanovich performs Ravel’s Piano Concerto for the Left Hand on 4 August with the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. Bringing to a close our pianist representation, on 27 AugustJean-Yves Thibaudet plays Bernstein’s Symphony No.2 ‘The Age Anxiety’ conducted by Marin Alsop and Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.
Two HarrisonParrott violinists return to the Proms. On 14 July, Lisa Batiashvili performs Brahms’ Violin Concerto with Daniel Barenboim and West-Eastern Divan Orchestra. Pekka Kuusisto returns for two performances, the first on 5 August with Thomas Dausgaard and Swedish Chamber Orchestra. Then on 17 August he performs the world premiere of a new violin concerto by Venables Venables Plays Bartόk with BBC Symphony Orchestra and Sakari Oramo.
Soprano Golda Schultz returns to sing in Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem on 7 August with BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Richard Farnes. Erin Wall also returns for her second outing at this year’s Proms for Britten’s War Requiem with Royal Scottish National Orchestra under Oundjian, on 6 September.
Osmo Vänska returns to the Proms conducting the Minnesota Orchestra on 6 August. The Orchestra marks Bernstein’s 100th-anniversary year with a concert of 20th century American classics including Bernstein’s Candide, Gershwin’s Piano Concerto with soloist Inon Barnatan, and Ives’ Symphony No.2.