HarrisonParrott and Polyarts artists appear in 2022BBC Proms
BBC Symphony Orchestra’s Chief Conductor, Sakari Oramo, conducts three Proms this year including the Verdi Requiem on the First Night of the Proms on 15 July. Two Proms follow in August – on 15 August, he conducts an all-British programme which includes the world premiere of a new work by Mark Anthony Turnage and Elgar’s Symphony No.1; and on 20 August when he’s joined by the chorus again for a performance of Ethel Smyth’s Mass as well as Debussy’s Nocturnes.
On 17 July, Edwin Outwater makes his Proms debut, conducting the BBC Concert Orchestra alongside the legendary actress, singer, songwriter and producer Cynthia Erivo. This stunning programme celebrates legendary singers such as Nina Simone, Shirley Bassey, Billie Holiday and Gladys Knight.
Dalia Stasevska, Principal Guest Conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducts the orchestra in two concerts. On 20 July she conducts a concert of Romance and Icelandic Elements with a programme featuring works by Jóhann Jóhannsson and Tchaikovsky as well as Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No.2 with pianist Alexander Gavrylyuk and a world premiere of a new work by Hildur Guðnadóttir. She also conducts the festive Last Night of the Proms on 10 September where she’s joined by cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason and soprano Lise Davidsen.
Lauren Fagan sings Avis in Glyndebourne’s production of Ethel Smyth’s The Wreckers with the London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Robin Ticciati at Royal Albert Hall for a special Proms performance on 24 July.
Then on the 27 July, Andrew Foster-Williams returns to the Proms in a performance of Vaughan Williams’ A Sea Symphony with the BBCNOW and Andrew Manze.
Following his debut at the Proms last year as Kurwenal in Glyndebourne’s concert staging of Tristan und Isolde, Shenyang makes a welcome return to the Royal Albert Hall in Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem on 28 July, alongside Ilan Volkov and BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.
‘An absolute tour de force’: Under founder-conductor Nicholas Collon, on 2 August the Aurora Orchestra collaborates with violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja. She performs one of her favourite concerti, Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No.1.
Returning to the Proms, the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra appears for the first time with their Chief Conductor Klaus Mäkelä on 12 August. Showcasing the orchestra with Strauss’ Ein Heldenleben and Sibelius’ Tapiola, Yuja Wang joins with Liszt: Piano Concerto No.1. The concert will be broadcast live on BBC Four.
Santtu-Matias Rouvali, Principal Conductor of the Philharmonia Orchestra, makes his BBC Proms debut on 14 August with a programme featuring works by Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev, as well as leading the UK premiere of Missy Mazzoli’s Violin Concerto (Procession) with Jennifer Koh.
Behzod Abduraimov makes a welcome return to the Proms this time performing Beethoven Piano Concerto No.1under Thomas Dausgaard with BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra on 17 August.
Božidar Smiljanić make his debut at the Proms in Ethel Smyth’s Mass in D Major, performing with BBC Symphony Orchestra under their Chief Conductor Sakari Oramo on 20 August.
Pekka Kuusisto returns to the Proms on 26 August performing Vaughan Williams’ Lark Ascending and the UK premiere of Ades’ Märchentänze with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra and their Chief Conductor Nicholas Collon.
On 31 August, Jamie Barton returns to the BBC Proms in Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and under the baton of Edward Gardner.
Zwakele Tshabalala makes his BBC Proms debut in Beethoven’s Symphony No.9 with the Chineke! Orchestra under Kevin John Edusei on 2 September. He sings alongside American soprano Nicole Cabell who also performs George Walker’s Lilacs, a piece she gave it’s UK performance premier with the LSO under Sir Simon Rattle earlier this year.
Anthony Roth Costanzo brings his highly-anticipated multi-disciplinary project Glass Handel to the BBC Proms. In collaboration with English National Opera and held at Printworks, a curated programme of arias from Handel and Philip Glass forms the basis of this spectacle of music, dance, theatre, video, audio soundscapes and haute couture. The project is created and co-produced with Costanzo, Cath Brittan and Visionaire, and sees two performances on 3 September conducted by Karen Kamensek.
Lisa Batiashvili returns to the BBC Proms on 9 September with the Philadelphia Orchestra and Yannick Nézet-Séguin to perform Chausson’s Poème and Saint-Saëns Introduction and Rondo capriccioso. The orchestra completes the programme with The Isle of the Dead by Rachmaninov, and Florence Price’s Symphony No.1 in E minor.
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