BBC Henry Wood Promenade Concerts

Photo: BBC/ Sisi Burns
Belief proved central here: praise of a deity and a celebration of paganism. An odd choice to pair these choral masterpieces, written a mere five years apart, and yet this...
Photo: BBC/ Chris Christodoulou
Following its St Petersburg premiere in November 1913, The Bells had its first UK outing in Liverpool in March 1921 with Henry Wood at the helm. A review praised Wood’s...
Photo: BBC/ Sisi Burns
The Hong Kong-born Elim Chan has steadily been making her reputation since winning the Donatella Flick Competition in 2014, aged 28. This was her debut with the BBC Symphony Orchestra...
Photo: BBC/ Sisi Burn
Beethoven’s ‘Choral’ may have been evicted from its penultimate Prom berth long ago, but it remains ever a pillar of the BBC Proms ethos, even in as quizzical and often...
Proms at Sage Gateshead - Reginald Mobley and Baptiste Trotignon. Photo: BBC/Thomas Jackson (TyneSight Media)
The final concert of the BBC Proms at Sage Gateshead proved to be an unexpected and delightful conclusion to a weekend filled with musical fervour. Concertgoers were treated to an...
Proms at Sage Gateshead: NightChoir. Photo: Thomas Jackson (TyneSight Media)
This late-night choral concert at Sage Gateshead for the BBC Proms proved to be an enchanting and diverse musical journey, stylishly led by Timothy Burke and Grace Rossiter, who alternated...
Prom at Sage Gateshead: Mazzoli, Mozart & Brahms. Photo: BBC/ Thomas Jackson
The third instalment of the BBC Proms at Sage Gateshead transported us to a realm of traditional splendour, as Radio 3’s Tom McKinney adeptly steered the musical voyage with finesse,...
Photo: Tracey Welch.
We’re used to seeing composers at the Proms, taking their bows after premières on the Royal Albert Hall each summer.  But I’m fairly certain that this is the first time that...
Proms at Sage Gateshead - Arun Ghosh. Photo: Thomas Jackson
The Late-Night Prom at the Sage Gateshead was an enchanting musical journey that delved into the rich musical heritage of the Middle East, presented by two talented artists making their...
Prom at Sage Gateshead Self Eesteem + Royal Northern. Photo: Thomas Jackson
The BBC Proms at Sage Gateshead delivered an unforgettable opening concert, showcasing a diverse and captivating line-up that left the audience in awe. An electrifying opening act - the indie...
Photo: BBC/ Chris Christodoulou
The 200th anniversary of Edouard Lalo ‘s birth was celebrated at the Proms last night with a performance of his most famous work. Lalo’s Symphonie Espagnole may have become a comparative...
Prom 4 Photo Credit: Mark Allan
“I consider myself a musician.” Pekka Kuusisto can be guaranteed to bring a different air to anything he offers, be it playing or conducting, encore or legend. One can never...
Prom 2: Northern Soul, at the Royal Albert Hall. Photo: BBC/ Andy Paradise
The Northern Soul Prom, curated by writer and broadcaster Stuart Maconie, was a soulful extravaganza that brought together an extraordinary lineup of performers, each delivering a heartfelt and soul-stirring tribute...
Dalia Stasevska and the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Photo: BBC/ Chris Christodoulou
Dalia Stasevska directed this interestingly programmed first night of the 2023 promenade concert season. She certainly deserved the opportunity - she was obliged to conduct the 2020 last night to...
Photo: Chris Christodoulou
This performance of Beethoven’s Missa solemnis was originally part of the season’s last-week line-up of serious music-making with visiting orchestras before the Last Night of the Proms’ fun and games....
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