I am currently with my orcehstra preparing to do a tour in Bologna Italy. Playing classical music for several hours a day naturally means that I’m thinking ahead to the BBC Proms.
This season the BBC Proms begin on Friday 15th July.
Whether a seasoned Classical music enthusiast or complete newcomer, there’s something for everyone in the fascinating variety of concerts that make up the BBC Proms 2011 season. With over 70 main concerts in the Royal Albert Hall, Chamber Proms and Matinee Concerts at Cadogan Hall, The Proms continue to present newly commissioned music alongside pieces more central to the classical repertoire.
The eight-week Prom season is the world’s largest and most popular classical musical festival as the BBC Proms are renowned for re-introducing the familiar and presenting the adventurous.
Prom 74: The Last Night of the Proms
Saturday 10thh September
The Last night of the Proms is the probably the most accessible.
Tradition meets the popular as the Edward Gardner conducts his first Last Night of the Proms.
The programme includes:
- Bartók- The Miraculous Mandarin – suite (20 mins)
- Wagner -Götterdämmerung – Immolation Scene (18 mins)
- Liszt – Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat major (19 mins)
- Chopin – Grande Polonaise brillante, Op. 22 (9 mins)
- Arne Rule, Britannia!
- Elgar Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D major (‘Land of Hope and Glory’
All concerts are broadcast on BBC Radio 3, an increasing number are shown on BBC4 also with Thursday and Friday night broadcasts on BBC1 and BBC2. For digital viewers, numerous ‘Red Button’ options like ‘Conductor Cam’ and audio commentary mean that classical music is more accessible than ever before.
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