BBC Proms 2008

BBC Proms 2008
The 2008 BBC Proms Season has now been announced and promises to be another interesting concert series. This year's festival will run from July 18 to September 13, featuring a wide selection of works from the Music Sales catalogues.

Alongside the celebration of Vaughan Williams’ anniversary and the Messiaen centenary, the contribution of Elliott Carter is recognised in this, his 100th birthday year. On July 21, in the first Chamber Music Prom of the season at Cadogan Hall, Pierre-Laurent Aimard performs Carter’s 1980 work Night Fantasies .

The BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conducted by Thierry Fischer perform the world premiere of the BBC commission Troubled Light by Simon Holt on July 25. Another BBC commission to be premiered during this season is Gaudete by young Scottish composer Stuart MacRae. This performance by the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Edward Gardner, features Swedish soprano Susanna Andersson and takes place on August 10.

On August 27 The Whale , the early cantata by John Tavener, will be performed by the London Sinfonietta, who gave its premiere 40 years ago. This concert also includes the UK premiere of Cantus Mysticus featuring soprano Patricia Rozario and Mark van de Wiel on the clarinet.

Full details on the season can be found on the BBC Proms website.

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