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BBC Proms 2020

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The BBC Proms are back with a bang although in a very different format to usual. The 8 weeklong 2020 season will feature musical greats from the past and the present – both from the archive and remarkable live performances.

Wise Music Classical works once again feature heavily in this year’s Proms, and these are some of the highlights that are not to be missed!

  • The world premiere of John Tavener’s landmark work The Protecting Veil by Stephen Isserlis
  • Judith Weir’s, written for Jessye Norman
  • Helen GrimeNear Midnight (London premiere) with Sir Mark Elder conducting the Hallé Orchestra
  • Vasily Petrenko conducting the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain in Nico Muhly’s Gait
  • Sir Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic performing The Firebird
  • A live performance of Samuel Barber's Knoxville: Summer of 1915

    21 July
    The Protecting Veil (world premiere)
    John Tavener
    Steven Isserlis (cello)
    BBC Symphony Orchestra / Oliver Knussen
    (From BBC Proms, 4 September 1989)

    27 July
    Flute Sonata
    Emmanuel Pahud (flute) and Eric Le Sage (piano)
    (From BBC Proms 2011, 22 August)

    30th July
    Sea Pictures, Op. 37
    Near Midnight (London premiere)
    Helen Grime
    Hallé / Sir Mark Elder
    (From BBC Proms 2014, 9 August)

    30th July
    A Winged Victory for the Sullen
    Nils Frahm (piano/keyboards) / Members of Wayne McGregor | Random Dance / London Brass
    (Late night Prom 2015)

    5 August
    Violin Concerto
    James Ehnes (violin)
    Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra / Marin Alsop
    (From the BBC Proms 2007, 25 July)

    7 August
    The Firebird
    Berlin Philharmonic / Sir Simon Rattle
    (From the BBC Proms, 5 September 2014)

    11 August
    Gait (BBC commission: London premiere)
    Nico Muhly
    Cynthia Millar (ondes martenot)
    Joanna MacGregor (piano)
    National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain / Vassily Petrenko
    (From BBC Proms 2012, 4 August)

    14 August
    Violin Concerto in D major
    City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra / Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla
    (From BBC Proms 2017, 21 August)

    16 August
    Gentle sleep
    Nico Muhly
    Stile Antico
    (From the BBC Proms, 15 August 2016)

    30 August
    Night Fantasies
    Elliott Carter
    Catalogue d’oiseaux – No 8: L’alouette lulu
    Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano)
    (From BBC Proms, 21 July 2008)

    30 August
    Concerto in E flat major, ‘Dumbarton Oaks’
    Judith Weir
    Jessye Norman (soprano)
    Helen Tunstall (harp)
    Mark Markham (piano)
    London Sinfonietta / David Robertson
    (From BBC Proms 2000, 6 August)

    8 September
    Knoxville: Summer of 1915
    Samual Barber
    Natalya Romaniw (soprano)
    BBC National Orchestra of Wales / Ryan Bancroft

    11 September
    Sonata for cello & piano
    Samual Barber
    Sheku Kanneh-Mason (cello)
    Isata Kanneh-Mason (piano)