Dalia Stasevska, Principal Guest Conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducts the First Night of the 2021 Proms on 30 July. The programme includes a world premiere by Sir James MacMillian as well as Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music which was first performed at the BBC Proms in 1938 under Henry Wood. Organist Daniel Hyde joins the line up to perform Poulenc’s Organ Concerto.
Sayaka Shoji makes her proms debut performing Respighi’s Concerto Gregoriano with the Royal Phiharmonic Orchestra conducted by Vasily Petrenko on 4 August.
To celebrate the centenary of composers Astor Piazzolla and Ariel Ramirez, on 23 AugustSean Shibe features in a chamber Prom alongside Adam Walker (flute) and Wallis Giunta (mezzo-soprano). They perform Piazzolla’s L’histoire du Tango alongside a selection of songs by Ramirez arranged by Shibe.
Sakari Oramo, Chief Conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Timothy Ridout join forces for a concert on 27 August alongside the BBC Symphony Orchestra. In his BBC Proms debut Ridout performs William Walton’s Viola Concerto, and the concert also features the UK premiere of Where Icebergs Dance Away by Charlotte Bray as well as another centenary celebration — Arnold’s Symphony No.5 for the centenary of the composer’s birth. Ridout returns to the Royal Albert Hall for his second BBC Proms appearance on 29 August, to perform Saint‐Saëns’s The Carnival of the Animals along with the Kanneh-Masons.
On 30 August, Pierre-Laurent Aimard performs in a BBC Proms concert alongside the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Sir George Benjamin. They perform Ravel’s jazz-infused Piano Concerto in G Major, The Way to Castle Yonder by the late Oliver Knussen, the world premiere of George Benjamin’s own Concerto for Orchestra and his new reworkings of Fantasias by Purcell, the English Orpheus.
Miina-Liisa Värelä will sing her first Isolde alongside Shenyang’s Kurwenal in Glyndebourne’s production of Tristan und Isolde with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Robin Ticciati this summer, transferring to the Royal Albert Hall for a special Proms performance on 31 August.
In the BBC Prom taking place on 6 September, Samy Moussa’s A Globe Itself Infolding receives its UK premiere with the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Anna-Maria Helsing and featuring James McVinnie as organist. The piece was commissioned by Kent Nagano and Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal and is Samy Moussa’s compositional debut at the BBC Proms.