Doctor Who returns to the Proms to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the popular BBC series. As well as showcasing Murray Gold’s music from the past eight years, the concert also journeys back to the early days of Doctor Who and the groundbreaking work of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. Featuring special guests from the series, big screens and a host of monsters ready to invade the Royal Albert Hall, this is not the year to be exterminated!
London Philharmonic Choir and BBC National Orchestra of Wales under Ben Foster, with actor Matt Smith. The programme includes Murray Gold's music from the 'Doctor Who' series, and other works appearing in it, including the 'Habanera' from Bizet’s 'Carmen Suite No 2', Debussy’s ‘La fille aux cheveux de lin’ and Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor.
(Note: at 11.30am at the Royal College of Music, Proms Plus Storytime. A new event for families with children aged between 3 and 7. Presenter Hannah Conway will lead the audience through a musical journey based on Oliver Jeffer’s 'Lost and Found', with the City of London Sinfonia on hand to bring the story to life through music. There will be a chance to join in and sing along, but no prior musical experience is necessary. Admission is free but ticketed.
Note: at 5.45pm at the Royal College of Music, Proms Plus Intro: 'Doctor Who' enthusiast Matthew Sweet looks back over 50 years of the BBC series. Free.)