The live Proms will take place over two weeks from Friday 28 August
The team behind the BBC Proms has revealed further details of this summer’s live programme, taking place over two weeks from Friday 28 August.
Amongst the soloists is pianist Benjamin Grosvenor, who performs with the Philharmonia Orchestra and Esa-Pekka Salonen (Wednesday 9 September). Others include the organist Jonathan Scott with a recital of popular classical works (Saturday 29 August), as well as the singer-songwriter Laura Marling (Sunday 6 September), presenting songs in new string arrangments with the string group 12 Ensemble.
The BBC Singers will make an appearance at the First Night of the live Proms (Friday 28 August), joining the BBC Symphony Orchestra and conductor Sakari Oramo. The BBC National Orchestra of Wales with Chief Conductor Ryan Bancroft, BBC Philharmonic with Chief Conductor Omer Meir Wellber and BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra with Chief Conductor Thomas Dausgaard join the Proms from their homes in Cardiff, Manchester and Glasgow, representing the cities in which they are based. Elsewhere, there’s a performance from the London Sinfonietta (Tuesday 1 September), who will present a programme of contemporary works.
For the first time ever, all live Proms performances will be available to watch on BBC TV or live streamed on BBC iPlayer. The concerts will also be broadcast on BBC Radio 1Xtra, Radio 2 and 6.
The full line-up includes previously announced stars such as Nicola Benedetti, Stephen Hough, Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Sir Simon Rattle, Anoushka Shankar and Mitsuko Uchida.
The two weeks of live Proms include seven new commissions. The opening night features a new work by Hannah Kendall whilst Aziza Sadikova, Jay Capperauld and Gavin Higgins all have world premieres, in addition to the three commissions already announced by Thomas Adès, Andrea Tarrodi and Richard Ayres.
For further details of the live Proms please visit bbc.co.uk/proms. Details of the Last Night of the Proms will be announced in due course.