A relaxing musical meditation with Grammy-nominated vocal group VOCES8, Norwegian pianist-composer Ola Gjeilo and the Carducci String Quartet. This Prom explores the universal, timeless themes of night and stillness through the lens of stress-busting music from the 20th and 21st centuries.
Andrew McGregor and neuropsychologist Prof. Catherine Loveday introduce this Prom from the Royal Albert Hall in London.
One of the most esteemed pianists of today, Sir Andras Schiff, joins forces with fellow Hungarians in an exploration of two celebrated works of German Romanticism. Weber’s Der Freischütz (The Freeshooter) sees Romanticism take a supernatural turn when a huntsman makes a deal with the Devil. Schumann’s generous, poetic bravura work renegotiates the traditional relationship between soloist and orchestra in a concerto.
Andrew McGregor and Katy Hamilton introduce this Prom from the Royal Albert Hall in London.
A Proms tribute to the ‘Nightingale of India’, Lata Mangeshkar, whose voice was the soundtrack for generations of Indian cinema-goers. The legendary Bollywood playback singer died last year, aged 92. Her legacy is celebrated in this concert by the Muchhal siblings and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Together, they mark the immense career and catalogue of an extraordinary, era-defining artist.
Andrew McGregor and Bollywood researcher Prof. Rajinder Dudrah introduce this Prom from the Royal Albert Hall in London.
Double Proms debut. South Korean star violinist Bomsori and conductor Anja Bihlmaier make their Proms debuts with Bruch’s much-loved First Violin Concerto – the ‘richest’ and ‘most seductive’ of all the concertos for the instrument, according to 19th-century virtuoso Joseph Joachim.
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s youthful Ballade, alongside his Hiawatha’s Wedding Feast, established the composer’s reputation at the age of just 23. No wonder his mentor Edward Elgar described the young composer as ‘far and away the cleverest fellow going amongst all the young men’.
Andrew McGregor and music director Allyson Devenish introduce this Prom from the Royal Albert Hall in London.
We were recently informed by Planetary Radio that they are discontinuing distribution of the program. CrowdScience will take that Saturday 8:30 AM time slot on KSPB, with immediate effect.
It’s time for the BBC Proms, a music festival held every summer at the Royal Albert Hall in London. KSPB will be airing SymphonyCast broadcasts of select full concerts on Wednesday evenings from 6–8 PM from August 2–September 6, and highlights from the BBC World Service on Saturdays at 2:00 PM from August 5–26.
Music highlights from the remarkable career of one of the most revered pop singers in American history, Tony Bennett, who passed away July 21, 2023 at the age of 96. Music history specials producer Paul Ingles hosts an hour of nearly 20 of Bennett’s classic performances.