BBC Proms 2014: what's on?
Here's our month-by-month guide to this year's BBC Proms
Move over, Glastonbury: the world's biggest music festival is about to begin. This year's BBC Proms kick off on Friday July 18 at the Royal Albert Hall, the 6,000 capacity-venue that has hosted the series of classical events since 1941.
Every year the Proms see the world's greatest orchestras and classical performers come to London, and 2014 is no exception. Advance booking is recommended for the biggest concerts, but up to 1,400 standing tickets are also available for each performance. So if you fancy spending a summer evening enjoying some of the world's finest music, check out our monthly guide to this year's series below.
BBC Proms 2014 events in August
The Greek orchestra, conducted by George Petrou, performs Handel's Alessandro Overture, Hasse's Artemisia Sinfonia, Paisiello's Olimpiade 'E'mi Lasci Cosi?', 'Ne' Giorni Tuoi Felici' and 'Sciologli, oh Dio! Le Sue Catene', Lully's Phaeton Suite, Vivaldi's Giustino 'Vedro Con Mio Diletto' and Gluck's Orphee Et Eurydice 'Dance Of The Blessed Spirits; Dance Of The Furies and Iphigenie En Aulide 'Ma Fille, Jupiter'. With Soprano Myrsini Margariti and Mezzo-Soprano Irini Karaianni.
David Charles Abell conducts Bridge's Summer, Elgar's Two Partsongs, The Snow, Holst's Ave Maria, Home They Brought Her Warrior Dead, excerpts from Ravel's Le Tombeau De Couperin and Adrian Sutton's War Horse Suite.
Conducted by Michael Collins, the group performs R Strauss' Suite In B Flat Major For 13 Wind Instruments and Mozart's Serenade In C Minor.
Peter Phillips conducts Tavener's Ikon Of Light and Requiem Fragments.
John Storgards conducts the orchestra, with trumpeter Hakan Hardenberger, to perform C.P.E. Bach's Symphony In B Minor 'Hamburg', Birtwistle's Endless Parade, Honegger's Pastoral D'Ete, Maxwell Davies' Sinfonia and Sibelius' Rakastava.
Violinists Janine Jansen and Sakari Oramo with pianist Itamar Golan performs Prokofiev's Five Melodies and Sonata In C Major For Two Violins and Schubert's Fantasie In C Major.
Sakari Oramo, conducts Vaughan Williams's The Wasps Overture, The Lark Ascending and his Job, A Masque For Dancing, plus Alwyn's Symphony No 1, with Janine Jansen, violin.