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The BBC Proms announces its 2018 season

A summer to savour as the BBC announces the programme for the 2018 BBC Proms.....

Paul Lewis is to perform with the BBC Philharmonic conducted by Ben Gernon on 25 July. A concert of darkness and light opens with the world premiere of Tansy Davies’s 9/11 inspired What Did We See? and closes with Brahms’s sunny Second Symphony

30 July, Ilan Volkov conducts Strauss's An Alpine Symphony with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. The Alpine theme makes its way into Georg Friedrich Haas's Concerto grosso with the four enormous wooden horns of the Hornroh Modern Alphorn Quartet. The concert opens with Mozart's Notturno, an unfinished Salzburg carnival serenade. 

Richard Farnes makes his Proms debut on 7 August directing the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, with soloists Golda Schultz and Johan Reuter. Entitled Brahms's A German Requiem the programme includes works by Thea Musgrave and Johannes Brahms in commemoration of 100 years since the end of the first world war. 

On 6 September Allan Clayton sings Britten's War Requiem with soprano Erin Wall, baritone Russell Braun and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra conducted by Peter Oundjian. A powerful statement of the composer’s pacifist beliefs – composed in the shadow of the Second World War, but harking back to the carnage of the First via the war poetry of Wilfred Owen. The Huddersfield Choral Society, RSNO Chorus and RSNO Junior Chorus join the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. 

General booking opens 12 May