The CBSO at the BBC Proms 2022

The CBSO is delighted to announce that the Orchestra will return to the BBC Proms this summer, on Monday 25 July, conducted by Chief Conductor and Artistic Advisor designate Kazuki Yamada.

The Orchestra will perform a varied programme which includes Glinka’s Overture from the opera Ruslan and Ludmila and British composer Ethyl Smyth’s Concerto for Violin and Horn – one of her last works from 1927 with the distinctive combination of violin and horn performed by soloists Elena Urioste, violin and Ben Goldscheider, horn. The Orchestra will also perform Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 2. With rich orchestration and passionate melodies, it holds it place amongst the finest Russian symphonies of the late Romantic era.

Kazuki Yamada conducts the CBSO.
Kazuki Yamada conducts the CBSO.

An early preview of the Proms programme will also be performed in Birmingham at Symphony Hall on Sunday 24 July.

Kazuki Yamada, Chief Conductor and Artistic Advisor designate said 'I am delighted to be performing with The CBSO at The Proms as their Designate Chief Conductor. As a young student I visited London and attended a Proms concert, never believing that one day I would be conducting this wonderful programme on such an iconic stage. There are many distinguished Japanese conductors but very few have had the opportunity to perform in the special atmosphere the Proms audiences always create. Therefore, it is an even greater honour for me, and a concert I will always remember.'

CBSO Chorus at the BBC Proms

The CBSO Chorus will also perform at the BBC Proms in Mahler’s ‘Resurrection’ Symphony on Wednesday 24 August. Conducted by former CBSO Music Director Sir Simon Rattle, the CBSO Chorus will join the London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Dame Sarah Connoly, and Louise Alder to perform Mahler's mighty work. 

The CBSO Chorus also perform this work in Birmingham with conductor Markus Stenz to close the CBSO 2022 Season on 22 and 25 June at Symphony Hall.