You could (and should) read The Proms as a thoroughly-researched history of the Promenade concerts
, from their foundation in 1895 under the young Henry Wood at the Queen's Hall, through two world wars and the advent of the BBC to today's multi-media events centred on the Royal Albert Hall.
The 111th season of Henry Wood Promenade Concerts
gets under way live from the Royal Albert Hall as Alan Titchmarsh introduces Berlioz's overture, The Corsair, conducted by Sir Roger Norrington.
While the Scottish National Opera held promenade concerts
, kids were entering face- painting contests on Glasgow Green.
The showcase at the venue, world-famous for its hosting of the annual Promenade concerts
, is being dubbed The Brawl at the Royal Albert Hall.
OCTOBER 6: 1895 - Promenade Concerts
founded by Sir Henry Wood.
10 performance at London's beloved summertime Promenade Concerts
of Leonard Bernstein's "Wonderful Town.
The man behind the music for the Riverdance Show launched his blistering attack as the 105th Promenade Concerts
began at London's Royal Albert Hall.
This annual sing-along in the Royal Albert hall winds up the BBC's Promenade Concerts
and this is a 'live' recording based on various 'Last Nights' with all the old favourites and 'off-stage' noises.
When it comes to the great early music festivals we have, to be getting on with, Aldeburgh, Ambronay, Antwerp, BBC Promenade Concerts
, Beaune, Berkeley, Berlin (twice because of the Bach Tage
of the 1950s and 60s drew huge crowds of visitors to take part in nightly talent competitions.
make for ideal summer entertainment and St David's Hall certainly lends itself perfectly to them - the audience is closely wrapped around the performers, the sight lines and acoustics are both excellent and there's a natural area for the promenaders in front of the stage.
You can't really go off and behave badly and dance on tables, and that sort of thing" - TV's Katie Derham, who presents the Promenade Concerts