#promsnewmusic 2018

The BBC Proms listings came out this morning. As usual, I’ve been tweeting the new music highlights, and collected them all below for your reference.

No time for much commentary today, I’m afraid, except to say that there’s little in here – aside from the JACK Quartet’s Prom on 13 August – that really has me excited. Lots of the new pieces are short, and lots of them are by relatively little known names – which in itself isn’t necessarily a problem of course. But I feel there’s even less sense of ambition, new music-wise, than usual. Perhaps I’m wrong – I’ve not properly digested the calendar yet and I may have missed some things. At least it seems more gender balanced than previous years.

Prom 1 (First Night)
Anna Meredith – Five Telegrams, wp
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/e8j3v2

Prom 3
James MacMillan – Britannia
David Bruce – Sidechaining, wp
Iain Farrington – Gershwinicity, wp
Ben Foster – Fantasia on the Young Musician Theme, wp
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/emmxp6

Proms at Cadogan Hall 1
Caroline Shaw – Second Essay: Echo; Third Essay: Ruby
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/e35v9r

Prom 4
Magnus Lindberg – Clarinet Concerto
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/epp5q9

Prom 9
Eriks Esenvalds – Shadow
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/emrz3d

Prom 10
Thierry Escaich – Deux Évocations
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/erhn5v

Proms at Cadogan Hall 2
Eve Risser – Furakelà, wp
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/edv2rz

Prom 12
Andrew Norman – new work, ukp
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/exbp8g

Prom 13
Daphne Oram – Still Point, wp of revised version
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/ebzcd4

Prom 15
Tansy Davies – What did we see?, wp
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/enj5q9

Proms 19 and 20 (Ten Pieces Proms)
Includes pieces by Kerry Andrew and Mason Bates
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/e94wxj

Proms at Cadogan Hall 3
Jessica Wells – Rhapsody for solo oud
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/e42mzc

Prom 21
Georg Friedrich Haas – Conc. grosso no.1, ukp
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/ew2fbp

Prom 25
Joby Talbot – Gui Conc., wp
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/ejncd4

Prom 28
George Benjamin – Dance Figures
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/e3p5q9

Prom 29
Mark-Anthony Turnage – Maya, ukp
Anders Hillborg – Bach Materia, ukp
Uri Caine – Hamsa, ukp
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/ev8qwh

Prom 30
Olga Neuwirth – Aello – ballet mécanomorphe, ukp
Brett Dean – Approach – Prelude to a canon
Steven Mackey – Triceros, ukp
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/eqv4mb

Proms at Cadogan Hall 4
Mark-Anthony Turnage – Farewell
Lisa Illean – Sleeplessness … Sails, wp

Prom 33
Thea Musgrave – Phoenix Rising
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/ermxp6

Proms at Cadogan Hall 5
Simon Holt – Quadriga, wp
Suzanne Farrin – new work, wp
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/e58gfx

Prom 42
Arvo Pärt – Symphony no.3
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/exzcd4

Prom 43
David Robert Coleman – Looking for Palestine
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/ebn3v2

Prom 47
Philip Venables – Venables Plays Bartók, wp
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/evv4mb

Prom 49
Agata Zubel – Fireworks, ukp
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/e9whj5

Proms at Cadogan Hall 6
Laura Mvula – The Virgin of Montserrat
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/erbp8g

Prom 51
Per Nørgård – Sym. no. 3
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/e2hn5v

Prom 52
Rolf Wallin – Vn Conc., wp
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/emxj6q

Proms at Cadogan Hall 7
Bushra El-Turk – Crème Brulée on a Tree, wp
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/efxj6q

Prom 62
Iain Bell – Aurora, wp
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/e24wxj

Proms at Cadogan Hall 8
Nina Šenk – Baca, wp
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/e65d2m

Prom 73
Arvo Pärt – Nunc dimittis
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/egg9hn

Prom 75 (Last Night)
Roxanna Panufnik – Songs of Darkness, Dreams of Light
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/ewwrn3

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