BBC Proms 2011

The World’s Greatest Classical Music Festival Three Events Captured Live in High Definition from London Screening in Australian Cinemas

Experience the world’s greatest classical music festival, with three exciting Proms events – captured live in HD, direct from London! Now in its 117th year, the BBC  Proms remains true to its original aim:  to bring the best of classical music to the widest possible audience.


Saturday 27 August - Thursday 1 September* Running time: Approximately 2 hours, 10 minutes Join us in select cinemas across Australia for this very special concert, First Night of the Proms, featuring Brahms, Liszt and, Janacek’s lavish choral work the Glagolitic Mass. Benjamin Grosvenor turns 19 just eight days before his Proms debut making him the youngest soloist to perform at the First Night. The beginning of what promises to be a fantastic season of music from the BBC Proms at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

Program details Benjamin Grosvenor piano Hibla Gerzmava soprano Dagmar Pecková mezzo-soprano Stefan Vinke tenor Jan Martiník bass David Goode organ BBC Singers BBC Symphony Chorus BBC Symphony Orchestra Jiří Bělohlávek conductor

Judith Weir Stars, Night, Music and Light BBC Commission, World Premiere Brahms Academic Festival Overture Liszt Piano Concerto No. 2 in A major Janáček Glagolitic Mass


Saturday 15 October - Thursday 20 October* Running time: Approximately 2 hours, 10 minutes BBC Proms 2011 in cinemas across Australia continues with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe's presentation of two of Brahms masterworks. The concert opens with a work long central to pianist Emanuel Ax's repertoire which he has recorded with tonight's conductor Bernard Haitink. Brahms's Second Piano Concerto is even bigger in scale than the First and just as technically demanding. After the interval, enjoy the composer's astonishing final symphony. This is a very special concert where you can enjoy brilliant music making with the unique atmosphere of the BBC Proms.

Program details Emanuel Ax piano Chamber Orchestra of Europe Bernard Haitink conductor

Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major Brahms Symphony No. 4 in E minor


Saturday 29 October - Thursday 3 November* Running time: Approximately 3 hours, 15 minutes The Last Night of the Proms will be captured live in high definition and screened in Australian cinemas.  In this unique concert with a party atmosphere, tradition meets high jinks as Edward Gardner conducts his first Last Night of the Proms. For this grandest of grand finales there are two very special guests, Susan Bullock, one of Britain’s leading dramatic soprano sings Wagner and classical music superstar pianist, Lang Lang who will be playing the dazzling Liszt Piano Concerto No 1. Britten’s Young Persons Guide to the Orchestra will be enjoyed alongside music by Chopin, Grainger and Bartok. Rodger’s ‘Climb ev’ry mountain’ and ‘You’ll never walk alone’ lead into the traditional Last Night favourites Arne’ s Rule, Britannia!, Parry’s Jerusalem and Elgar’s Land of Hope and Glory bring down the curtain in traditional fashion.

Program details Lang Lang piano Susan Bullock soprano BBC Symphony Chorus BBC Symphony Orchestra Edward Gardner conductor

Sir Peter Maxwell Davies Musica benevolens Musicians Benevolent Fund commission: World Premiere Bartók The Miraculous Mandarin - suite Wagner Götterdämmerung - Immolation Scene Liszt Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat major INTERVAL Chopin Grande Polonaise brillante, Op. 22 Grainger Mo nighean dubh (My Dark-Haired Maiden) Britten The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra Rodgers The Sound of Music - 'Climb ev'ry mountain' (arr. Jackson) Rodgers Carousel - 'You'll never walk alone' (arr. Jackson) Elgar Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D major ('Land of Hope and Glory') Arne Rule Britannia Parry Jerusalem (orch. Elgar) Traditional The National Anthem

*Check with cinemas for session times and additional screenings

Participating Cinemas:

VIC: Cinema Nova, Palace Como, Classic Cinemas, Cameo Cinema NSW: Dendy Opera Quays, Dendy Newtown, Chauvel Cinema, Roseville Cinemas, Dendy Byron Bay, Belgrave Cinemas Armidale, Empire Cinema Bowral, Narooma Cinema ACT: Dendy Canberra QLD: Palace Centro, Dendy Portside SA: Palace Nova Eastend WA: Windsor Cinema, Nedlands

Presented in Australia by Sharmill Films and BY Experience under exclusive license from BBC Worldwide.