Classical music is one of the most rewarding and uplifting things you can do for yourself;it is such a powerful spiritual and emotional medium. Regularly taking the time out from your life to truly treat yourself is so important for staying happy and reducing stress. Stay in a nice hotel, perhaps join a Hotel Rewards program so you can treat yourself regularly, and then book yourself tickets to a BBC Prom to see some classical music at its very finest.
San Francisco Symphony and Michael Tilson Thomas
Join Chinese virtuoso, Yuja Wang and the San Francisco Symphony for an incredible performance of Bartók’s Second Piano Concerto. This will be followed by a stirring production of Beethoven’s emotionally charged ‘Eroica’ Symphony.
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment performs Brahms
A favourite conductor, Marin Alsop, returns for an evening of Brahms. Hear the auditory delights that are the Academic Festival Overture and the rarely performed epic Triumplied. It is also an excellent opportunity to watch the American mess-soprano Jamie Barton, champion of the 2013 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition, perform Brahm’s First Symphony.
Messiaen, Mozart and Bruckner
New Generation artist Igor Levit returns to the Proms with a concerto debut of Mozart’s ‘No. 27’. The show starts with a delicate piano concerto that then gives way to the orchestral drama of the Bruckner’s Seventh Symphony.
Beethoven, Schoenberg & Shostakovich
For Mitsuko Uchida’s return to the Proms we have a production of Schoenberg’s rarely performed Piano Concerto. This possibly autobiographical piece presents a fascinating companion to Shostakovich’s Eighth Symphony, which has similar autobiographical elements.