BBC Henry Wood Promenade Concerts

This was the first of two Blue Peter Proms and despite the release of the final instalment of JK Rowling’s Harry Potter series there were some muggle children who could...
What an exciting and riveting Prom this proved to be – if one happened to be under the age of 13, a parent accompanying a youngster or someone engrossed in...
This attractive programme, full of correspondences between three utterly distinctive French composers – and not least in closeness of chronology: Berlioz died in 1869 (when only in his mid-sixties), Ravel...
The first of several visits to this year’s Proms by the BBC Philharmonic, here under Chief Guest Conductor, Vassily Sinaisky.Arvo Pärt’s Cantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten, written in 1977 in...
This day marked Kurt Masur’s 80th-birthday and culminated in a Proms concert that united the two orchestras that Masur currently heads up – as Music Director of Orchestre National de...
For a late-night Prom this was deeply impressive. The size of the audience, that is: about double the number who attended the earlier Prom. Surely, in statistics alone, this was...
The BBC Symphony Orchestra’s Californian-born Principal Guest Conductor David Robertson last year received the ASCAP Morton Gould Award for Innovative Programming for his work with the St Louis SO and...
This Prom coupled very different works by two great Italian composers.Berio’s Sinfonia was given it UK premiere at the Proms, in 1969, and is most famous for its longest movement,...
This was the first of this season’s Proms Chamber Music recitals at Cadogan Hall. There were some administrative problems concerning the validity of Royal Albert Hall season tickets but I...
The Proms always springs surprises, and this one made an early bid to be one of the most amazing by welcoming not only one of Britain’s most popular and successful...
This Promenade Concert celebrates the 60th-anniversary of the British Academy of Film & Television Arts and covered British film music from the 1940s to the present day and how things...
No sooner has the Proms started in the Royal Albert Hall, but the newest strand to the Proms brand (incepted last year) – Saturday Matinees at Cadogan Hall – also...
Another year, another Proms season. "Its déjà-vu all over again", as Yogi Berra, the baseball player, famously said. The first concert of the BBC's 80th Proms season got off to...
The BBC Proms begin on Friday 13 July – spooky! Tristan Jakob-Hoff makes a personal selection from the 84 concerts…Proms 24 & 26 (31 July & 1 August): Ilan Volkov...
And so to the 112th Last Night of the Proms – a record-breaking season with 34 of the 72 concerts sold out (it would have been 35 out of 73,...
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