The greatest classical music festival on earth returns to London's Royal Albert Hall. It's time for the Proms!
What are the Proms?
"Proms" is short for Promenade concert: informal and inexpensive concerts where Promenaders ("Prommers") pay just £5 for a ticket.
Up to 900 Prommers can stand in the central Arena at London's Royal Albert Hall, and a further 500 can stand, sit or recline in the Gallery.
Highlights of this year's proms include:
Prom 2: Doctor Who Prom Doctor Who returns to the Proms to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the popular BBC series. As well as showcasing Murray Gold’s music from the past eight years, the concert also journeys back to the early days of Doctor Who and the groundbreaking work of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. Featuring special guests from the series, big screens and a host of monsters ready to invade the Royal Albert Hall, this is not the year to be exterminated!, 13 July
Prom 69: Beethoven & Bruckner In their second Proms appearance this summer Vasily Petrenko and the Oslo Philharmonic explore the Romantic landscape and Schubertian echoes of Bruckner’s Fourth Symphony. Repeatedly revised by the composer during his lifetime, the symphony opens with a radiant sunrise. 3 September
Proms in the Park, Hyde Park Join in the Last Night of the Proms celebrations in Hyde Park, as British pop legend Bryan Ferry heads a spectacular line-up including world-famous tenor Joseph Calleja with Proms in the Park favourites the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Richard Balcombe. Violin virtuoso Nigel Kennedy also makes a special appearance on the Hyde Park stage before hot-footing it to appear at the Last Night in the Royal Albert Hall – on the same night! Sir Terry Wogan presents the festivities and special guest Dame Edna Everage will be leading the traditional sing-a-long. 7 September
Plan Your Proms...
The Proms features an extensive programme. The BBC Proms website is the best resource to plan your Proms.
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