This summer prepare for the greatest classical music festival to return to London’s Royal Albert Hall, as The Proms begin.
“Proms” is an abbreviation of Promenade Concert. Up to 900 “Prommers” can stand in the Central Arena at London’s Royal Albert Hall, with a further 500 either standing, sitting or reclining in the Gallery.
This year’s Proms are comprised of 92 concerts, including famous last night performances. Some highlights this year will include the first ever complete Wagner Ring Circus, Marin Alsop as the first woman to conduct the Last Night at the Proms and a Doctor Who Prom to celebrate the shows 50th anniversary.
The two-month-long classical event begins on the 12th July 2013 and will run until 7th September 2013 at The Royal Albert Hall when the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus perform Julian Anderson’s “Harmony”, Britain’s “Four Sea Interludes”, Rachmaninov’s “Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini”, Lutoslawski’s “Variations on a Them” and Vaghan Willams’ “A Sea Symphony”.
As well as working closely with the BBC, the BBC Symphony Orchestra plays regular concerts at the Barbican and is the principal orchestra of world-famous Proms Concerts, giving around a dozen performances each year, including the prestigious First and Last Nights.
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