The 2016 BBC Proms season has been announced and this year we look forward to performances of a generous selection of works from the Schott catalogue, including exciting UK and world premiere performances.
Commissioned by BBC Radio 3 for this years Proms festival, Huw Watkins’ Cello Concerto will receive its world premiere performance by BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Paul Watkins conducted by Thomas Søndergård. BBC NOW will also join BBC National Chorus of Wales in a performance of Tippett’s A Child of Our Time conducted by Mark Wigglesworth. Dutilleux’s The Shadows of Time and Schoenberg’s A Survivor from Warsaw are programmed together in a concert with the Philharmonia under the direction of Esa-Pekka Salonen and a lunchtime concert of choral works by Stile Antico will include Huw Watkins’ The Phoenix and the Turtle. Ligeti’s iconic Ramifications also appears in a programme performed by London Sinfonietta and Widmann’s Con Brio will be performed by the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra under the direction of Daniel Barenboim.
UK premieres taking place include Widmann’s Armonica performed by BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and John Storgårds, Larcher’s Symphony No. 2 – Kenotaph performed by BBC Symphony Orchestra and Semyon Bychkov, and Julian Anderson’s latest orchestral work Incantesimi, commissioned by the Berliner Philharmoniker Foundation, performed by Berlin Philharmonic and Simon Rattle.