This year’s Proms run from 15 to 30 September, with all the concerts and events at St James’ Church, Prebend Street, N1 8PH. Tickets for all events are on sale now at trybooking.com. A season ticket provides admission to every event for only £90 (£70 concessions): www.trybooking.co.uk/CNRG
4 Sep–2 Oct
Art and photography
Exhibition of local scenes by painter Caroline Griffiths, plus From
what I can remember, 60 years of photographs by John Burniston.
Open daily, admission free
Friday 15 September 7:30
A Quiet Night
Outstanding a cappella choir the Beaufort Singers journey through music from across the centuries, exploring the themes of light and darkness, life and death, prayer and praise. Works by Tavener, Harris, Mendelssohn and Rachmaninov, and by living composers Cecilia McDowall and Neil Cox, make for a rich tapestry of music which ends with Owain Park’s polychoral fantasia Phos Hilaron.
Tickets £20 (concs. £15) www.trybooking.co.uk/CNQF
Saturday 16 September 7:30
Principles of Nature
The classical elements – earth, air, fire and water – explored through music by the all-star trio of Tabea Debus (recorders), Sam Stadlen (viola da gamba) and Toby Carr (theorbo). Music by Purcell, Bach, Couperin, Moorcraft and many more.
Tickets £20 (concs. £15) www.trybooking.co.uk/CNQP
Sunday 17 September 7:30
Back to Bach
The unusual pairing of David Chew’s cello and Blas Rivera’s saxophone combine to deliver a sparkling programme from J S Bach through improvised jazz to South American music by Piazzolla, Jobim and more.
Tickets £20 (concs. £15) www.trybooking.co.uk/CNQQ
Monday 18 September 7:30
All around the houses
Local resident and walking tour guide Jonathan Wober of London On The Ground discusses the history, heritage and housing of the streets in our neighbourhood. An illustrated talk that will explore Islington’s history through the area’s architecture, waterways, gardens and pubs, and reveal its close ties to the ancient City of London.
Tickets £5: www.trybooking.co.uk/CNQR
Friday 22 September 7:30
In this year’s Anthony Hill Memorial Concert, the Proms’ Artistic Director, piano virtuoso Yoon Chung, performs Wagner’s ‘song without words’ Albumlatt für Ernst Benedikt Kietz, Brahms’ ingenious Variations on an original theme, Op. 21 No. 1, Ravel’s Schubert-inspired Valses nobles et sentimentales and Schubert’s profound Sonata in A minor D784.
Tickets £20 (concs. £15) www.trybooking.co.uk/CNQS
Saturday 23 September 7:30
The Greenwich Trio
Three gems from the chamber repertoire – Mozart’s Piano Trio in G major K564, Ravel’s Trio in A minor and Brahms’ Trio No 2 in C major – performed by a prize-winning international trio: Slovenian violinist Lana Trotovšek, Canadian cellist Heather Tuach and Japanese pianist Yoko Misumi.
Tickets £20 (concs. £15) www.trybooking.co.uk/CNQZ
Sunday 24 September 4pm
A regular feature in the Proms programme, the Youth Prom is a showcase for Islington’s most talented young performers. The next generation of local musicians and singers present a varied programme of instrumental and vocal music.
Tickets £10, children free www.trybooking.co.uk/CNRA
Monday 25 September 7:30
To game or not to game?
Should we be playing more video games…or playing at all? What happens when we game? Are we being brainwashed? Cultural historian Dr Amy Matthewson and polymedia writer Yen Ooi explore gaming and how it shapes our understanding of the world today.
Tickets £5: www.trybooking.co.uk/CNRB
Friday 29 September 7:30
An evening of Irish music traditional and modern, featuring singer Oisín Kavanagh.
Tickets £20 (concs. £15) www.trybooking.co.uk/CNRC
Saturday 30 September 7:30
The Last Night of Our Proms
Proms favourites the Haydn Chamber Orchestra return under dynamic young conductor Jess Hoskins. Their programme includes Ravel’s Tombeau de Couperin, Louise Farrenc’s Symphony No 3 and Samuel Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915, with soprano Hannah Dienes-Williams.
Tickets £20 (concs. £15) www.trybooking.co.uk/CNRD