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30 Jun  

If you want to find premieres at the 2015 BBC Proms you have a couple of options. On the Proms website, there is a list of all the composers featured. If you then follow the link to a living composer then there is a good chance that their work will be a premiere of some description. Alternatively, for £2.99, you could invest in the BBC Proms app available for iOS and Android. It has 18 articles and 22 artist spotlights, a list of ‘collections’ (e.g. ‘For families’, ‘Late Night Proms’ etc.), a calendar and the ability to search by event, composer, piece or artist. One of the articles lists premieres alphabetically by composer.  What doesn’t seem to be available either on the web or in the app is a list of premieres by date, making it not so easy to plan your listening if this is the thing that really interests you. Here then are all the Proms premieres in exactly that way, with my compliments:

July 

17th:   Gary Carpenter Dadaville, World Premiere

19th:   John Woolrich Falling Down, London Premiere

20th:   Cheryl Frances-Hoad Homage to Tallis, World Premiere

           HK Gruber into the open…, World Premiere

22nd:  Hugh Wood Epithalamium, World Premiere

25th:   Pierre Boulez Notations 2, 11 & 10; La treizième (arr. J. Schöllhorn), UK Premiere

27th:   Luca Francesconi Duende – The Dark Notes, UK Premiere

August

1st:    Luke Bedford Instability, World Premiere

2nd:   Anna Meredith Smatter Hauler, World Premiere

3rd:    James MacMillan Symphony No. 4, World Premiere

          Colin Matthews String Quartet No. 5, European Premiere

7th:    Messiaen Un oiseau des arbres de Vie (Oiseau tui), World Premiere 

          Ravel Miroirs – Oiseaux tristes (arr. C. Matthews), World Premiere

8th:    Tansy Davies Re-greening, World Premiere

9th:    Jonathan Newman Blow It Up, Start Again, European Premiere 

10th:  Bertram Wee Dithyrambs, World Premiere

          John Psathas View from Olympus, World Premiere (of this version)

16th:  Michael Finnissy Janne, World Premiere

21st:  Anders Hillborg Beast Sampler, UK Premiere

25th:  Raymond Yiu Symphony, World Premiere

27th:  Ørjan Matre preSage, World Premiere (of this version)

29th:  Christian Mason Open to Infinity, UK Premiere

September

3rd:   Tommy Andersson Pan, BBC World Premiere

6th:   Guy Barker The Lanterne of Light, World Premiere

12th: Eleanor Alberga Arise, Athena!, World Premiere



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