German musicians at the BBC Proms
Summer is, as any music-loving Londoner will tell you, BBC Proms season in the British capital. But before you join the masses singing along to “Rule Britannia” at the Last Night of the Proms in Hyde Park, make sure not to miss the German stars through September. Keep reading to see what’s on!
Proms at… The Roundhouse: London Sinfonietta under George Benjamin plays Isabel Mundry world premiere
21 July, 3.00 pm | Roundhouse
The German composer Isabel Mundry is among four Europeans commissioned by 14–18 Now for BBC Proms to mark 100 years since the First World War Armistice. London Sinfonietta is also celebrating its 50th anniversary with this concert.
If you have missed this Proms at The Roundhouse concert, you can now listen to it in full length on BBC iPlayer Radio.
Prom 9: Franz-Josef Selig sings in “War and Peace”
21 July, 7.30 pm | Royal Albert Hall
German baritone Franz-Josef Selig sings Britten and Beethoven with Erin Wall (soprano), Judit Kutasi (mezzo-soprano), Russell Thomas (tenor), the BBC Proms Youth Choir, and the World Orchestra for Peace to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.
Prom 18: SWR’s Currentzis conducts Beethoven
28 July, 7.30 pm | Royal Albert Hall
The Southwest Broadcasting orchestra (SWR)’s chief conductor, Teodor Currentzis, will conduct works of Beethoven with his ensemble MusicAeterna.
Prom 24: Daniel Müller‐Schott is soloist for “A Hero’s Life”
1 August, 7.00 pm | Royal Albert Hall
German cellist Daniel Müller‐Schott will perform works by Dvořák, Strauss and Smyth with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.
Prom 30: Brandenburg Concertos with Antje Weithaas
5 August, 7.30 pm | Royal Albert Hall
German violinist Antje Weithaas plays Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos with violist Brett Dean and Swedish trumpeter Hakan Hardenbeger.
Prom 36: Anja Kampe and Franz-Josef Selig sing Webern, Mahler and Wagner
9 August, 7.30 pm | Royal Albert Hall
German-Italian soprano Anja Kampe and bass Franz-Josef Selig perform with Robert Dean Smith and the Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Esa‐Pekka Salonen.
Prom 54 and 55: Iván Fischer and the Budapest Festival Orchestra featuring Anna Lucia Richter
Part I: 22 August, 7.30 pm | Royal Albert Hall
Part II: 23 August, 7.30 pm | Royal Albert Hall
Iván Fischer, Principal Conductor of the Berliner Konzerthausorchester, and the Budapest Festival Orchestra perform Enescu, Bartók and Mahler together with German soprano Anna Lucia Richter. For part II, Liszt, Brahms and de Sarasate are on the programme.
Prom 66: Berlin Philharmonic & Kirill Petrenko
Part I: 1 September, 7.30 pm | Royal Albert Hall
Part II: 2 September, 8.00 pm | Royal Albert Hall
Berlin Philharmonic is set to have its first London performances under new Chief Conductor Kirill Petrenko. Part I features pianist Yuja Wang for Dukas, Prokofiev and Franz Schmidt, whereas part II has Richard Strauss and Beethoven in store.
Proms at…Cadogan Hall 8: Berliner Philharmoniker perform Debussy and Ravel
3 September, 1.00 pm | Cadogan Hall
Soloists from the Berliner Philharmoniker perform a concert of 20th-century French chamber music.