Gigs & Festivals

BBC Proms programme announced

By | Published on Friday 19 April 2013

BBC Proms

The programme for the 2013 BBC Proms has been announced, with a vast range of classical music events set to take place between 12 Jul and 7 Sep this year.

Amongst the events on offer will be a performance of music from ‘Doctor Who’ and an “urban classical” show featuring contributions from Laura Mvula, Maverick Sabre and Fazer, as well as more traditional classical performances, including a complete performance of Wagner’s 882 minute piece ‘Ring Cycle’, in honour of the 200th anniversary of the composer’s birth (he’s dead now).

The BBC also announced yesterday that American conductor Marin Alsop will become the first woman ever to led The Last Night Of The Proms. She told BBC News: “I think the fact that I’m an American woman, conducting the last night of the Proms is really a statement. I’m extraordinarily proud to be the first woman, but I’m also sad that it’s 2013 and there still can be firsts for women”.

More of this year’s festival than ever before will also be broadcast live on radio, TV and online. And all performances will also be available on the iPlayer for a week after broadcast.

For full details of the programme, go here.