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LondonProm 16

Liszt, Anderson, Mussorgsky
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; Ilan Volkov; Steven Osborne

LondonProm 17

Simpson, Tchaikovsky
BBC Philharmonic; Juanjo Mena; Christopher Purves; London Voices; Crouch End Festival Chorus

LondonProm 18

Korngold, Hillborg, Rimsky-Korsakov
BBC Symphony Orchestra; James Gaffigan; Hannah Holgersson; Ida Falk Winland; BBC Symphony Chorus

LondonProm 19: Relaxed Prom

Rimsky-Korsakov, Rossini, Strauss II, Williams, Gold
BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Grant Llewellyn; Andy Pidcock

LondonProm 20

Brahms, Sawer, Haydn
BBC Philharmonic; Mark Wigglesworth; Stephen Hough

LondonProm 21

MacMillan, Beethoven
BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Xian Zhang; Erin Wall; Sonia Prina; Iestyn Davies; Simon O'Neill
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Live Beethoven in every sense at the Proms

High wire Beethoven from Nicolas Collon and the Aurora Orchestra, truly live in every sense, with an entertaining deconstructed introduction from Collon with Tom Service.
****1
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Prom 9: Refined beauty in Beethoven's Fidelio

Skelton's Florestan provides the power in a refined, elegant performance that brings out the beauty in Beethoven's score.
***11
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Prom 8: A blockbuster celebration of John Williams

The John Williams Prom was not just a celebration of his work but a veritable blockbuster.
***11
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BBCSO finds common threads in Berlioz, Rebel and Dusapin

An inspired piece of programming illustrates the continuities in angst-filled works from the Baroque, Romantic and contemporary eras.
****1
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Benedetti's extraordinary Shostakovich at the Proms

Some rare and some great Shostakovich meet in concert while the BBC National Orchestra of Wales make an engrossing case for Sibelius' great Second Symphony.
****1
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Brilliantly played 20th-century classics at the Proms

Vivid playing thrills at the Proms, but fell short of engrossing storytelling.
***11
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© Marcus Ginns

July 14th – September 9th 2017

Founded in 1895 by Sir Henry Wood, the BBC Proms is one of the largest classical music festivals in the world. The festival takes place every summer at the iconic Royal Albert Hall in London.

The eclectic season features a programme of over 90 events, ever widening the range of symphonic and operatic music presented. In addition to the huge variety of concerts, the Proms are complemented by talks, showcases, learning events and chamber music concerts held in other local venues.

Each year, the BBC Proms welcomes performing groups from across the UK and plays host to multiple global orchestras and renowned international artists. Indeed, each year a number of featured artists will take to the Proms stage for the very first time. Moreover, the BBC Proms season provides the stage upon which many new pieces receive their global debut.

A special feature of each concert at the Royal Albert Hall is the opportunity to experience ‘Promming’. Each night, audiences are invited to stand in the arena or gallery of the Hall and enjoy the concert for just £6. This accessible price, combined with the highest quality music-making, is what makes the series a truly unique experience for any first-time Prommer.

Every Prom throughout the season is broadcast live on BBC Radio 3, as well as on a number of other BBC Radio channels and regular TV transmissions. 

The summer culminates in a glorious celebration of the season in the form of the Last Night of the Proms. As well as the Last Night at the Royal Albert Hall, audiences can join the festivities across the country with Proms in the Park concerts taking place in London’s Hyde Park, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. 

For full information, visit the BBC Proms website.