BBC Proms Highlights on World Service

BBC Proms
BBC Proms Highlights on World Service

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Hosted by: BBC Staff
Genre: Music

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About the Show

Memorable performances from the 2019 BBC Proms season of great classical world music and jazz concerts; recorded in a unique atmosphere created every summer night in the Royal Albert Hall in London.

Air dates: August 3 – September 14, 2019

The BBC Proms, what’s it all about?

The BBC Proms is a classical music festival held every summer at the Royal Albert Hall in London, and in recent years has explored new venue spaces through the innovative Proms at… series of events. Its aim is to bring the best in classical music to the widest possible audience, which remains true to founder-conductor Henry Wood’s original vision in 1895.

Whether you are a classical connoisseur or think “classical music is not for me” there is surely something for everyone in the eight week stretch of concerts, workshops, talks and family events. More info.

Highlight Episodes

Episode One: Tribute to Henry Wood
Episode Two: Angelique Kidjo
Episode Three: Finnish folk music – Sibelius
Episode Four: Clara Schumann
Episode Five: Mussorgsky, Ravel
Episode Six: Duke Ellington’s Sacred Music
Episode Seven: Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4


Bartók: Dance Suite, Stravinsky: The Firebird – Suite The 2019 season of this year’s BBC Proms on the World Service opens with a tribute to Henry Wood. The 2019 season of seven specially selected broadcasts […]
Angelique Kidjo Angélique Kidjo makes her Proms debut at London’s Royal Albert Hall. Joining Georgia Mann to introduce the concert is Benin-born broadcaster Laeila Adjovi from London’s Royal Albert Hall. Angélique Kidjo, ‘the undisputed queen […]
Finnish folk music – Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor The Prom’s from London’s Royal Albert Hall features Finnish folk music by Jean Sibelius. Georgia Mann is joined by the Director of the Finnish Institute […]
Clara Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor, Sofia Gubaidulina: Fairytale Poem Andrew McGregor is joined at the Royal Albert Hall in London by pianist Lucy Parham who introduces Clara Schumann’s life and work to audiences […]
Errollyn Wallen: World Premiere Mussorgsky, Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition The Prom features an orchestration by Ravel and a new work by Errollyn Wallen. Orchestral showpieces don’t come more colourful than Ravel’s orchestration of Mussorgsky’s […]
Duke Ellington’s Sacred Music Duke Ellington’s Sacred Music from the Royal Albert Hall. Get a chance to experience another side to the legendary jazz pianist, composer and bandmaster Duke Ellington. A tribute to his Sacred […]
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major It’s hard to believe that Beethoven’s Piano Concerto no.4, now a keystone of the piano repertoire, was almost completely ignored during the composer’s lifetime. It took a […]
Episode One: Prom 3 – BBC Young Musician 40th Anniversary A concert celebrating 40 years of BBC Young Musician, a national competition spotlighting some of the best young classical musicians in Britain. Music: Giovanni Sollima’s […]
Episode Two: Prom 12 – Karina Canellakis Two spirited but somewhat bitter-sweet pieces conducted by one of the most promising female conductors in today’s international scene. Music: Beethoven’s Coriolan’ Overture Rachmaninov’s Symphonic Dances Musicians: BBC […]
Episode Three: Prom 26 – Two Sides of the Baroque A concert offering opera and concerto grosso – two genres that were born and thrived during the Baroque Era. Music: Excerpts from Henry Purcell’s Dido […]