The programme for the 2017 BBC Proms Festival, at London’s Royal Albert Hall, has today been announced – and will include solo performances by Leonidas Kavakos, Joshua Bell, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Christian Tetzlaff, Lisa Batiashvili, Nicola Benedetti, Alisa Weilerstein and VC Young Artist Sheku Kanneh-Mason.
Lisa Batiashvili will perform Sibelius Violin Concerto with conductor Daniel Barenboim on July 15th.
Nicola Benedetti will perform Shostakovich’s 1st Violin Concerto with conductor Thomas Søndergård on July 18th.
Alisa Weilerstein will give the UK Premiere performance of Pascal Dusapin’s ‘Outscape’ on July 19th.
Alban Gerhardt will perform Schumann’s Cello Concerto with conductor John Storgårds on August 10th.
Christian Tetzlaff will perform Berg’s Violin Concerto with conductor Robin Ticciati on August 15th.
Joshua Bell will perform Lalo’s ‘Symphonie Espagnole' with conductor Charles Dutoit on August 17th.
Leila Josefowicz will perform Stravinsky’s Violin Concerto with conductor Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla on August 21st.
Leonidas Kavakos will perform Brahms’ Violin Concerto with conductor by Riccardo Chailly on August 25th.
VC Young Artist Sheku Kanneh-Mason will perform Dvorak’s ‘Rondo in G Minor’ and Popper’s ‘Hungarian Rhapsody’ with the Chineke! Orchestra on August 30th.
Isabelle Faust will perform Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto with conductor Pablo Heras-Casado on September 3rd.
Anne-Sophie Mutter will perform Dvořák’s Violin Concerto with conductor Manfred Honeck on September 4th.
Alina Ibragimova will perform Prokofiev’s 1st Violin Concerto conducted by Vladimir Jurowski on September 6th.
The season will also celebrate composers Monteverdi and Handel - and the birthdays of John Williams, John Adams and Philip Glass.
For full programme details, visit: www.bbc.co.uk/proms