This Week's Top Picks - July 2017 Week 2

This week sees the opening of one of the annual classical music highlights, the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall. The First Night of The Proms is on Friday the 14th of July and features eminent pianist Ivor Legit playing the Beethoven Piano Concerto 3 under the baton of Edward Gardner. More details below. Other highlights include Ke Ma at the Wigmore Hall with an attractive programme of Chopin, Gershwin, Mozart and Prokofiev, and The London Concert Choir singing an evening of opera favourites.

  • Mozart, Prokofiev, Gershwin and Chopin

    Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 19:30

    • Ke Ma - Piano
    • Mozart - Piano Sonata in D major K311
    • Prokofiev - Piano Sonata in D major K311
    • Gershwin - 3 Preludes
    • Chopin - 24 Preludes Op. 28

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  • London Concert Choir

    Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 20:30

    • Erica Eloff - Soprano
    • Jeanette Ager - Mezzo-Soprano
    • Alexander James Edwards - Tenor
    • Peter Willcock - Baritone
    • Southbank Sinfonia - Ensemble
    • Mark Forkgen - Conductor
    • Wagner - Die Meistersinger (Selections)

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  • Prom 1: First Night of the Proms

    Friday, July 14, 2017 - 19:30

    • Igor Levit - Piano
    • BBC Proms Youth Choir - Choir
    • BBC Symphony Chorus - Choir
    • BBC Symphony Orchestra - Ensemble
    • Edward Gardner - Conductor
    • Tom Coult - St John’s Dance
    • Beethoven - Piano Concerto No.3
    • John Adams - Harmonium

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  • Prom 2: Daniel Barenboim conducts Sibelius and Elgar

    Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 19:30

    • Lisa Batiashvili - Violin
    • Staatskapelle Berlin - Ensemble
    • Daniel Barenboim - Conductor
    • Sibelius - Violin Concerto in D minor
    • Elgar - Symphony No. 1 in A flat major

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  • Brahms

    Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 19:30

    • Christian Gerhaher - Baritone
    • Gerold Huber - Piano
    • Ulrich Tukur - Actor
    • Brahms - Die schöne Magelone Op. 33

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  • Prom 3: Bernard Haitink conducts Mozart and Schumann

    Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 15:45

    • Isabelle Faust - Violin
    • Chamber Orchestra of Europe - Ensemble
    • Bernard Haitink - Conductor
    • Mozart - Symphony No. 38 in D major
    • ‘Prague’
    • Mozart - Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major
    • Schumann - Symphony No. 2 in C major

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  • Chineke! Orchestra

    Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 19:30

    • Chineke! Orchestra - Ensemble
    • Roderick Cox - Conductor
    • Gerard Aimontche - Piano
    • Florence Price - Symphony in E Minor
    • Rachmaninov - Piano Concerto No.3
    • Sibelius - Symphony No. 2

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