BBC Proms 2014: what's on?

Here's our month-by-month guide to this year's BBC Proms

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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.

  1. August
  2. September

BBC Proms 2014 events in August

Proms Saturday Matinee 1: Armonia Atenea: Greek Myths

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.

  1. Cadogan Hall Sloane Terrace, SW1X 9DQ
  2. Sat Aug 2
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Prom 22: War Horse Prom

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.

  1. Royal Albert Hall Kensington Gore, SW7 2AP
  2. Sun Aug 3
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  1. Royal Albert Hall Kensington Gore, SW7 2AP
  2. Sun Aug 3
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Proms Chamber Music 3: London Winds

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.

  1. Cadogan Hall Sloane Terrace, SW1X 9DQ
  2. Mon Aug 4
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Prom 25: The Tallis Scholars Sings Tavener

Peter Phillips conducts Tavener's Ikon Of Light and Requiem Fragments.

  1. Royal Albert Hall Kensington Gore, SW7 2AP
  2. Mon Aug 4
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  1. Royal Albert Hall Kensington Gore, SW7 2AP
  2. Tue Aug 5
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  1. Royal Albert Hall Kensington Gore, SW7 2AP
  2. Wed Aug 6
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  1. Royal Albert Hall Kensington Gore, SW7 2AP
  2. Fri Aug 8
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Proms Saturday Matinee 2: Lapland Chamber Orchestra

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.

  1. Cadogan Hall Sloane Terrace, SW1X 9DQ
  2. Sat Aug 9
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  1. Royal Albert Hall Kensington Gore, SW7 2AP
  2. Sun Aug 10
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Proms Chamber Music 4: Prokofiev And Schubert

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.

  1. Cadogan Hall Sloane Terrace, SW1X 9DQ
  2. Mon Aug 11
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Prom 36: Vaughan Williams & Alwyn

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.

  1. Royal Albert Hall Kensington Gore, SW7 2AP
  2. Wed Aug 13
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  1. Royal Albert Hall Kensington Gore, SW7 2AP
  2. Wed Aug 13
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  1. Royal Albert Hall Kensington Gore, SW7 2AP
  2. Sat Aug 16
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  1. August
  2. September

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