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BBC Proms 2019 At Cadogan Hall

The Proms, London’s eight-week season of daily orchestral classical music concerts and events, will kick off for 2019 on July 19 and is returning to Cadogan Hall on Sloane Street this summer for eight more concerts of world-class chamber music, taking you through over 800 years of musical history.

The musical journey begins with Proms debut artists VOCES8 in a programme ranging from the supple 12th Century chants of Saint Hildegard of Bingen to the sophisticated Renaissance music of Palestrina, Lassus and William Byrd.

The final concert brings us to the present day with music by British contemporary composer Oliver Knussen performed by the newly formed Knussen Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Knussen’s protégé Ryan Wigglesworth.

This year, Cadogan Hall’s line-up BBC Proms concerts include several standout events, held every Monday lunchtime, including moving choral music by soprano Louise Adler, contemporary chamber music and an array of other enticing performances.

For more information and to book tickets, visit www.cadoganhall.com and check out the highlight events below to see what’s happening…

Louise Alder, Soprano

Louise Alder, Soprano
Monday 19 August 2019, 1 pm

Soprano Louise Alder is accompanied by pianist Gary Matthewman in a solo recital of songs from across Europe, including pieces by Liszt, Rossini, Schubert, and by both Mendelssohn and his sister Fanny (published under her married name of Hensel), whose final song, ‘Bergeslust’  was completed just a day before her death at the age of only 41.

Silesian String Quartet And Wojciech Świtała

Silesian String Quartet & Wojciech Świtała
Monday 2 September 2019, 1 pm

Poland’s award-winning Silesian String Quartet is joined by pianist Wojciech Świtała in a celebration of the 100th anniversary of Mieczysław Weinberg, the composer Shostakovich famously hailed as his musical successor, with an all-Polish programme from the first half of the 20th Century that sets Weinberg’s own music alongside that of his great contemporary Grażyna Bacewicz. Folk themes take on a new sophistication, cleverly manipulated and moulded in Bacewicz’s mature masterpiece, the Piano Quintet No. 1.

Knussen Chamber Orchestra

Knussen Chamber Orchestra
Monday 9 September 2019, 1 pm

A year on from his death, British contemporary music composer Oliver Knussen is celebrated in a special performance by the newly formed Knussen Chamber Orchestra. Made up of orchestral principals and rising young musicians from across the U.K., the ensemble is conducted by Knussen’s protégé Ryan Wigglesworth.