Usually, the night before the opening Prom is when the BBC issues its list of changes.
This year, they are unusually light.
Ahead of the first night of the Proms 15 July 2016 there are a number of amendments to the published guide we wanted to make you aware of. These are listed below.
Prom 3 (Sunday 17 July)
Please note the performance of Fauré’s Pavane will be the orchestral version not the choral version as published in the Proms Guide.
Prom 4 (Monday 18 July)
We are pleased to announce Alexei Petrenko as reciter in Ustvolskaya’s Symphony No. 3, ‘Jesus Messiah, Save Us!’
Prom 11 (Saturday 23 July)
Please note mezzo-soprano Pamela Helen Stephen has withdrawn from this Prom. We are pleased to announce that mezzo-soprano Susan Bickley will now perform in Tippett’s A Child of Our Time.
Prom 13 (Sunday 24 July)
We are pleased to announce the title of Magnus Lindberg’s new work is Two Episodes.
Prom 32 (Monday 8 August)
We are pleased to announce that the three trebles performing in this Prom are Lucas Pinto (soloist), Matthew Gillam and Joshua Albuquerque.
Prom 44 (Thursday 18 August)
We are pleased to announce that singers Anna-Jane Casey and Hannah Waddingham will perform in this Prom.
Prom 48 (Sunday 21 July)
We are pleased to announce the boys’ chorus in the performance of Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream – overture and incidental music will be Finchley Children’s Music Group.
Prom 53 (Thursday 25 August)
The title for Emily Howard’s piece is Torus (Concerto for Orchestra). This piece is a BBC co-commission with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.