The BBC Proms gets underway on Friday 18 July 2018. The 75 concert-long season was unveiled online at a special launch event last night at the Imperial War Museum.
I've picked out twenty-six moments from this year's line-up that have caught my eye – works, performers, or orchestras – listed in date order below.
|Date – Prom Number||Composer/Work/Performer/Orchestra|
|Friday 13 July – Prom 1||Anna Meredith/59 Productions Five Telegrams|
|Monday 16 July – Prom 4||Magnus Lindberg Clarinet Concerto|
|Wednesday 18 July – Prom 6||Messiaen Turangalila Symphony|
|Saturday 21 July – Roundhouse||London Sinfonietta -Stravinsky & Messiaen|
|Saturday 21 July – Prom 9||Britten Sinfonia da Requiem|
|Monday 23 July – Prom 13||Daphne Oram Still Point|
|Monday 30 July – Prom 21||Modern Alphorn Quartet|
|Sunday 5 August – Prom 29||Brandenburg Concertos (1)|
|Sunday 5 August – Prom 30||Brandenburg Concertos (2)|
|Tuesday 7 August – Prom 33||Brahms A German Requiem|
|Thursday 9 August – Prom 36||Philharmonia Orchestra|
|Friday 10 August – Prom 37||Bernstein Symphony No.1|
|Monday 13 August – Prom 42||Estonian Festival Orchestra|
|Saturday 18 August – Prom 48||Simon Rattle and the LSO|
|Monday 20 August – Prom 51||Per Nørgård Symphony No. 3|
|Tuesday 21 August – Prom 52||Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra|
|Wednesday 22 August – Prom 54||Budapest Festival Orchestra with Ivan Fischer|
|Thursday 23 August – Prom 55||Budapest Festival Orchestra with Ivan Fischer|
|Friday 24 August – Prom 56||Benjamin Grosvenor|
|Monday 27 August – Prom 59||Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Resound|
|Monday 27 August – Prom 60||Baltimore Symphony Orchestra|
|Tuesday 28 August – Prom 61||Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra|
|Saturday 1 September – Prom 66||Berlin Philharmonic and Yuja Wang|
|Sunday 2 September – Prom 68||Berlin Philharmonic|
|Monday 3 September – Prom 69||Boston Symphony Orchestra|
|Thursday 6 September – Prom 72||Britten War Requiem|
The BBC Proms runs from Friday 13 July until Saturday 8 September 2018. Tickets go on sale on Saturday 12 May.
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