Past events in this series

Proms Chamber Music 1

Monday 16 July 2012, 1.00pm

Proms Chamber Music 1

Alice Coote sings French chansons

Widely sought after on the international opera stage, Alice Coote launches the Proms Chamber Music series with a personal selection of French chansons.

Proms Saturday Matinee 1

Saturday 21 July 2012, 3.00pm

Proms Saturday Matinee 1

Bach – The Art of Fugue

Following his much-acclaimed account of Bach's 'Goldberg' Variations last year, Mahan Esfahani takes on Bach's 'The Art of Fugue' with the Academy of Ancient Music.

Proms Chamber Music 2

Monday 23 July 2012, 1.00pm

Proms Chamber Music 2


Acclaimed vocal ensemble Tenebrae showcases the hustle and bustle of London in the early 17th century, with music by Orlando Gibbons, Julian Philips and Steve Martland.

Proms Saturday Matinee 2

Saturday 28 July 2012, 3.00pm

Proms Saturday Matinee 2

Les 24 Violons du Roy

Recreating the distinctive sound of the world's first professional orchestra founded by Louis XIII in 1626, with a programme including music by Lully, Desmarets, Marais and Campra.

Proms Chamber Music 3

Monday 30 July 2012, 1.00pm

Proms Chamber Music 3


A sequence of Baroque, traditional and improvised music inspired by the age-old myth of the power of music to heal the venomous bite of the tarantula spider.

Proms Chamber Music 4

Monday 6 August 2012, 1.00pm

Proms Chamber Music 4

Debussy & Ravel

Debussy's Violin and Cello Sonatas and Ravel's Piano Trio performed by violinist Jennifer Pike, cellist Nicolas Altstaedt and pianist Igor Levit.

Proms Saturday Matinee 3

Saturday 11 August 2012, 3.00pm

Proms Saturday Matinee 3

Britten Sinfonia

Music by Michael Finnissy, Brian Ferneyhough, Harrison Birtwistle and Brian Elias, including three premieres, with soprano Susan Bickley, pianist Nicolas Hodges and Nicholas...

Proms Chamber Music 5

Monday 13 August 2012, 1.00pm

Proms Chamber Music 5

Nicola Benedetti

Nicola Benedetti, violin, Alexei Grynyuk, piano, and Leonard Elschenbroich, cello, perform music by Bach and Korngold, concluding with Brahms' Piano Trio No.3

Proms Saturday Matinee 4

Saturday 18 August 2012, 3.00pm

Proms Saturday Matinee 4

Birmingham Contemporary Music Group

Nicholas Collon conducts music by Alexander Goehr, Oliver Knussen and a world premiere by Simon Bainbridge.

Proms Chamber Music 6

Monday 20 August 2012, 1.00pm

Proms Chamber Music 6

Escher Quartet

The Escher Quartet, member of BBC Radio 3's New Generation Artists scheme, performs string quartets by Hugh Wood and Debussy.

Proms Chamber Music 7

Monday 27 August 2012, 1.00pm

Proms Chamber Music 7

Nash Ensemble: Debussy & Schoenberg

Debussy's masterpiece, the Sonata for flute, viola & harp, followed by Schoenberg's melodrama Pierrot lunaire, with Christine Schäfer. Martyn Brabbins conducts.

Proms Chamber Music 8

Monday 3 September 2012, 1.00pm

Proms Chamber Music 8

Pierre-Laurent Aimard plays Debussy

In the year of the 150th anniversary of Debussy's birth, Aimard performs a selection of works by the composer, including Book 2 of the Préludes.

BBC Proms 2012

The BBC Proms returns to Cadogan Hall for another season of Proms Chamber Music and Proms Saturday Matinees, featuring a range of artists and programmes complementing the Proms concerts at the Royal Albert Hall.

Proms Chamber Music
Treat yourself to an hour of chamber music each Monday lunchtime in a diverse series of concerts reflecting Proms artists, anniversaries and special focuses.

Proms Saturday Matinees
Explore musical territory old and new with focuses on the Baroque and on contemporary music, with new commissions and premieres.

Ticket Prices
Stalls: £12; Centre Gallery: £10
Day Seats (Side Gallery): £5

Tickets can be purchased online at, by phone 0845 401 5040 or in person from the Royal Albert Hall from 9am on Saturday 12 May.
Tickets can be purchased from Cadogan Hall online, by phone, or in person from 9am on Saturday 19 May.

£5 Tickets on the Day
At least 150 Side Gallery (bench) seats will be available for just £5 each from 10am on the day of the concert. These tickets can only be bought at Cadogan Hall. They must be purchased in person and with cash only, and are limited to two tickets per transaction.

Concert Information
Doors open at 11am for Proms Chamber Music concerts (entrance to the auditorium from 12.30pm); and at 1pm for Proms Saturday Matinees (entrance to the auditorium from 2.30pm). Please note there will be no intervals for these concerts.

Special complimentary champagne offer at The Botanist available to Cadogan Hall BBC Proms ticket holders. See Local Dining for details.

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Discount Information

£30 Proms Chamber Music Series Pass

Hear all eight Proms Chamber Music concerts for just £30, with guaranteed entrance to the Side Gallery until 12.50pm (after which Proms Chamber Music Series Pass-holders may be asked to join the day queue).

Passes can be purchased from 9am on Saturday 12 May online, by phone or in person at the Royal Albert Hall. Two passport-sized photographs must be provided.

Please note: Proms Chamber Music Series Passes cannot be purchased from Cadogan Hall. Proms Chamber Music Series Passes are not valid for Proms Saturday Matinee concerts at Cadogan Hall and are subject to availability.