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BBC Proms programme announced

By | Published on Friday 15 April 2011

BBC Proms

The programme for this year’s BBC Proms was announced yesterday, and in amongst the usual suspects and more traditional classical concerts are a request show, a comedy show and a concert that will feature a record breaking 1000+ performers.

The request show will take place 2 Sep and feature the Budapest Festival Orchestra – conductor Ivan Fischer is set to have a stack of musical score on hand so that his audience can, to a point, select what gets played. On 13 Aug the rather fine piano-wielding funny man Tim Minchin will host the first ever Comedy Prom.

And on 17 Jul a record breaking two orchestras and ten choirs will amass for a performance of the Havergal Brian symphony ‘The Gothic’. Of that, BBC Proms boss Roger Wright joked: “It will be the first concert to sell out because once you put the performers in there, there is hardly any room for the audience”.

Tickets go on sale on 7 May, more here: www.bbc.co.uk/proms/



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