BBC Proms Programme amendments

There have been some recent changes to concerts that form part of the live two weeks of the season. Please refer to the BBC Proms website ( for complete, updated listings.

Prom Wednesday 2 September

Conductor Omer Meir Wellber is no longer able to appear with the BBC Philharmonic on Wednesday 2 September due to illness. Conductor John Storgårds will now appear with the BBC Philharmonic and tenor Allan Clayton at Salford Quays in Salford.

The revised programme for the evening is as follows: 

Haydn Philemon and Baucis – overture                                              
Britten Nocturne                                                                                           
Tchaikovsky Hamlet (incidental music): Act IV Entr’acte – Elegie              
Tchaikovsky Serenade for Strings 

Prom Saturday 5 September

Conductor Thomas Dausgaard is no longer able to appear with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra on Saturday 5 September due to travel difficulties.Alpesh Chauhan, the newly appointed Associate Conductor of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, will now appear with the BBC SSO and pianist Stephen Hough at City Halls in Glasgow. The original repertoire is unchanged.

Prom Wednesday 9 September 

Conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen is no longer able to appear with the Philharmonia Orchestra on Wednesday 9 September due to the recent extension of COVID-19 quarantine restrictions in Finland. Conductor Paavo Jarvi will now appear with the Philharmonia Orchestra, British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor, and trumpeter Jason Evans at the Royal Albert Hall. The original repertoire is unchanged. 

All of us at the BBC Proms stand with music-lovers and musicians around the world affected by COVID-19.

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