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Women In Music: BBC Proms Vs the Pop Queens

Esther Hayden | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Esther Hayden

Flag waving, swaying, joining of hands, the Last Night of the Proms is one of the only events in the classical music calendar where strict rules on audience silence are broken. This year it is the 118th Last Night, but the first concert that will be conducted by a woman.

My First Night of the Proms

Richard O'Brien | Posted 28.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Richard O'Brien

My first response to the BBC Proms' kind invitation to perform at a venue so prestigious that my family had heard of it (as opposed to, say, a room above a pub in Farringdon), and to have the results broadcast on Radio 3, was barely-trammelled delight. My second was blind social and sartorial panic.

Das Rheingold Review

Neil Simpson | Posted 23.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Neil Simpson

It felt like quite an epic day - London awoke to thundering clouds and went to bed as the child destined to be the 43rd monarch since William the Conqueror was born. Appropriately it also saw the opening of one of the greatest musical epics getting its first full play at the Proms.

Should We Applaud Between Movements?

Paul Guest | Posted 03.12.2012 | Home
Paul Guest

Every summer I sit amazed and delighted at the BBC Proms audience who so enthusiastically, and yet often politely, applaud between movements while I so often sneakily snigger at the woman, a being of the utmost conventional practice, sitting in front who would always shake her hear in utter disapproval at the vulgarity of such a concept.

A Very Olympic Last Night of the Proms

Andy Miah | Posted 08.11.2012 | Home
Andy Miah

The last night of sport at the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games coincided with the BBC's Last Night of the Proms on 8th September and it was a night full of Olympic tributes.

'Something That Cannot be Represented at All'

Neil Simpson | Posted 11.10.2012 | UK Entertainment
Neil Simpson

Macmillan seems to offer a Credo for the modern age; a statement of religious belief with the purity of faith that attended his ancestors, but with a host of other influences, difficulties and interruptions. It's also a Credo which seems doubt. The final fanfare could suggest a definite finish, but equally a continuing wrestling with faith and identity.

Vaughan Williams and Englishness

Neil Simpson | Posted 06.10.2012 | Home
Neil Simpson

Danny Boyle's messianic opening to the Olympic Games gave the world a view of Britain. It was an image of an island rudely awakened from an idyllic pastoral slumber by an eruption of steam power, coal fired furnaces and soot covered satanic mills.

Ted Thornhill

WATCH: National Youth Orchestra Perform Amazing Body Percussion Piece

HuffingtonPost.com | Ted Thornhill | Posted 06.08.2012 | UK Entertainment

The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain is formed from an exceptionally gifted group of musicians – but last night at the BBC Proms, they show...

Classical Music is NOT Dead

Paul Guest | Posted 30.09.2012 | UK Entertainment
Paul Guest

In recent times classical music has been referred to as dead. I disagree.

BBC Proms 2012: Composition for the Ear, or Eye?

Paul Guest | Posted 29.09.2012 | UK Entertainment
Paul Guest

The BBC Proms 2012 season features a total of thirty-three premiere compositions by living composers; nineteen world premieres, of which sixteen of those world premieres are BBC commissions - The BBC Proms has become one of the great platforms supporting contemporary classical music.

Opening Ceremony Sparks Frenzy For BBC Proms Tickets

PA | Posted 28.07.2012 | UK Entertainment

There has been a huge spike in demand for tickets to the Proms following the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games, according to an online ticket mark...

Classical Music for Beginners: C is for Concerts

Hattie Garlick | Posted 21.09.2012 | Home
Hattie Garlick

The crumbling venues, the crumbling audiences, the tickets priced higher than a black market kidney, the weird way it's okay to scream certain Italian words from the audience but not to clap unless in special rarefied kinds of pause...

Sir John Tomlinson on Pelléas et Mélisande

Paul Guest | Posted 12.09.2012 | UK Entertainment
Paul Guest

There is nothing better than a nerdy lunch with one of the world's greatest bass singers discussing Debussy's Pelléas et Mélisande. Well, lucky for...

BBC Proms 2012: Picks: Skelton and Müller-Schott

Paul Guest | Posted 25.08.2012 | UK Entertainment
Paul Guest

The BBC Proms are around the corner and so here are a few more picks from the ones you'll get to hear during this year's Proms season.

BBC Proms 2012: Picks: Brabbins and Howard

Paul Guest | Posted 22.07.2012 | UK Entertainment
Paul Guest

The BBC Proms 2012 is now open for booking but don't fret if you are still deciding, here is some guidance from Conductor Martyn Brabbins and Composer Emily Howard and their personal highlights; they both feature in this year's proms season.

BBC Proms 2012: That Long Walk

Paul Guest | Posted 10.07.2012 | UK Entertainment
Paul Guest

The BBC Proms stands tall as the biggest classical music festival in the world and what makes the Proms stand even taller this year is the exquisite programming that will fill the two-month festival.

What I Learned About 9/11 From the Last Night of the Proms

Karin Robinson | Posted 10.11.2011 | UK
Karin Robinson

It couldn't have been further from the "posh people go wild" nonsense of the usual Last Night tradition, but we were only a week out from the watching the twin towers fall, and even here - even in London - we didn't know if we would ever laugh again.

BBC Proms Disrupted By Anti-Israel Protest

BBC | Posted 01.11.2011 | UK

Protesters have disrupted a BBC Proms concert by the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall in London. The soloist, Gil Shaham, was...