Wednesday 10 December 2014 - 00:00
Radio Russia

18 July — 13 September 22:00 Listen to the world famous music festival, the BBC Proms aired every Sunday on Radio Russia.

The BBC Proms is an annual music festival that takes place at the Royal Albert Hall. The name «Proms» refers to the use of the standing areas inside the hall (the arena and gallery) for which ticket prices are much lower than for reserved seating and the audience is free to promenade (take a stroll) whilst the orchestra is playing.

The idea of bringing classical music closer to wider audiences initially came from outdoor promenade concerts that were held in London’s parks. But in 1895, impresario Robert Newman along with Henry Wood as conductor arranged the first series of indoor promenade concerts.

In 1927, the BBC — later based at Broadcasting House next to the hall — took over the responsibility of running the concerts. All concerts are broadcast live on the BBC-3 channel.

This year Denis Matsuev and Valery Gergiev, along with the World Orchestra for Peace will participate in the festival.


10 August, 22:00

R. Strauss — tone poem «Till Eulenspiegel».
A. Dvorak — Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in A Minor.

Julia Fischer (Violin, Germany)
Tonhalle Orchestra (Zurich) Conductor — David Zinman (USA)

17 August, 22:00

L. van Beethoven — Symphony № 6 «Pastoral»

Tonhalle Orchester Zürich
Conductor — David Zinman (USA)

24 August, 22:00

Chopin — Concerto for piano and orchestra № 1 (E minor, op. 11)

Benjamin Grosvenor (piano, UK)
BBC Philharmonic Orchestr

31 August, 22:00

C.Franck — Symphonic Variations for Piano and Orchestra
Camille Saint-Saens — Symphony № 3 (C minor, «Organ»)

Soloist — Benjamin Grosvenor (piano, UK)
Organ — David Hood (UK)
Conductor — Gianandrea Noseda (Italy)