Tuesdays at 8:00 pm
In a tradition dating back to 1895, hear classical music from the Royal Albert Hall.
Every summer, London's famed Royal Albert Hall plays host to the BBC Proms, a festival that aims to "bring the best classical music to the widest possible audience." From the first public concert in August 1895, the Proms, whose name is short for the informal, accessible Promenade concerts that were popular in France and in the UK, has maintained founder-conductor Henry Wood's vision. Now, travel to London with Classical Minnesota Public Radio program director Julie Amacher for this series from the BBC Proms.
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Last Night of the Proms
October 31, 2023
Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason and soprano Lise Davidsen join conductor Marin Alsop and the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus for the celebratory conclusion of the 2023 Proms.
Ensemble Pygmalion performs Mozart’s Requiem
October 24, 2023
An idiosyncratic version of Mozart’s Requiem from the stylish period instrument ensemble.
Chineke! performs Beethoven and Haydn
October 17, 2023
Anthony Parnther leads the orchestra in Beethoven's Symphony No. 4, Haydn's Trumpet Concerto, and works by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, and Valerie Coleman.
Boston Symphony Orchestra and Jean-Yves Thibaudet
October 10, 2023
Andris Nelsons leads works by Carlos Simon, Maurice Ravel, George Gershwin, and Igor Stravinsky
Gemma New conducts the Firebird Suite
October 3, 2023
The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra performs works by Stravinsky, Shostakovich, and Moussa.
Holst’s The Planets
September 26, 2023
The BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Jaime Martín present the suite alongside Welsh composer Grace Williams’ Violin Concerto.
Yuja Wang plays Rachmaninoff
September 19, 2023
Rising-star conductor Klaus Mäkelä also reads works by Jimmy López Bellido and William Walton in a program that features renowned American baritone Thomas Hampson.
Felix Klieser plays Mozart
September 12, 2023
Plus, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Chief Conductor Kirill Karabits present Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2 alongside a work by Karabits’s own father.
Isata Kanneh-Mason plays Prokofiev
September 5, 2023
Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 is paired with Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3, with soloist Isata Kanneh-Mason.
Elgar’s ‘Enigma’ Variations
August 29, 2023
Plus Beethoven's Third Piano Concerto and a European premiere by Noriko Koide, all conducted by Elim Chan.
Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony
August 22, 2023
Tadaaki Otaka conducts the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and violinist Elena Urioste in works by Rachmaninoff, Coleridge-Taylor, and Beethoven.
Proms at Londonderry: William Byrd
August 15, 2023
Early music vocal ensemble Stile Antico explores the many facets of William Byrd – England’s greatest Renaissance composer and a musical chameleon – in his 400th-anniversary year.
First Night of the Proms 2023
August 8, 2023
The 2023 BBC Proms season gets off to a whirlwind start with a series of Nordic delights and music by Benjamin Britten and Bohdana Frolyak.
The Last Night of the Proms
September 29, 2021
Tenor Stuart Skelton and accordionist Ksenija Sidorova take the stage to wrap up the BBC Proms 2021 season in jubilant fashion.
Víkingur Ólafsson & Philharmonia Orchestra
September 22, 2021
Santtu-Matias Rouvali conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra and pianist Vikingur Olafsson in music by Prokofiev, Bach, Mozart, and Shostakovich.
September 15, 2021
Sakari Oramo conducts the BBC Symphony in works by Sir William Walton and Sir Malcolm Arnold.
Conductor Ryan Bancroft
September 8, 2021
Dvořák's New World Symphony anchors this program which features music by two composers from the "New World": Charles Ives and Chicago's own Augusta Read Thomas.
Conductor Elim Chan & Cellist Sol Gabetta
September 1, 2021
Rising conductor Elim Chan leads the BBC Welsh Orchestra and cellist Sol Gabetta in music by Purcell, Saint-Saëns, Brahms, and former CSO conductor-in-residence Elizabeth Ogonek.
Last Night of the 2019 BBC Proms
September 24, 2019
The BBC Proms season concludes in spectacular fashion as Finnish conductor Sakari Oramo leads the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Chorus, the BBC Singers, and mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton in a wide-ranging program featuring beloved popular music, British patriotic songs, works by Falla, Bizet, Verdi, and of course, the music of Edward Elgar.
Andrés Orozco-Estrada conducts Dvořák’s New World Symphony
September 17, 2019
Conductor Andrés Orozco-Estrada leads the Vienna Philharmonic in a performance of works by Dvořák and Korngold featuring violinist Leonidas Kavakos.