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Proms Highlights: w/c 11th August 2008

I hope you managed to tune into some of last week's Proms, especially the late-night King's Singers Prom. It was also televised on BBC4 last night and can be found on the BBC iPlayer by clicking here.
Here are my recommendations for the next two weeks!

Prom 35: Tuesday 12 August Starts at 7pm, including Elgar's In the South and Rimsky-Korsakov's Sheherazade.

Prom 36: Tuesday 12 August Late-night prom starting at 10.15pm by the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir. They will be performing the heartfelt All-Night Vigil (Vespers) by Rachmaninov. Absolutely stunning. Thanks to Tony Edwards for bringing this one to my attention.

Prom 37: Wednesday 13 August Includes Ravel's La Valse and Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique.

Prom 38: Thursday 14 August Includes Brahms' sublime 4th Symphony.

Prom 40: Friday 15 August All- Janáček concert including his awesome Sinfonietta.

Prom 46: Wednesday 20 August Valery Gergiev conducts the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) in Tchaikovsky's Sl…

Proms Highlights: w/c 4th August 2008

Please see the previous post for Monday's Prom (no. 24, I can't wait!). Below are this week's Proms recommendations...

Prom 26: Tuesday 5 August
Late night Prom commencing at 10.15pm. The King's Singers return to the Proms to celebrate their 40th Anniversary with a variety of English and French folk songs. Not to be missed!

Prom 27: Wednesday 6 August
Includes Stravinsky's Violin Concerto and Ravel's Pavane pour uneinfantedéfunte.

Prom 28: Thursday 7 August
Includes Smetena'sMávlast - Vltavaand Dvorak's Symphony no. 8.

Prom 30: Friday 8 August
Late night Prom commencing at 10pm. John Adams' The Chairman Dances and music by Bernstein and Ellington.

Happy listening!