Move over, Glastonbury: the world’s biggest music festival is about to begin. The BBC Proms 2016 takes place on Friday July 15 - Saturday September 10 at the Royal Albert Hall, which has hosted the series of classical concerts since 1941. Every year the Proms see the world’s greatest orchestras and classical performers come to London, and 2016 is no exception. Here’s what you need to know.
When is the BBC Proms 2016?
This year’s classical-fest runs from Friday July 15 - Saturday September 10 2016. Get it in the diary.
How do I get tickets for BBC Proms 2016?
Advance booking is recommended for the biggest concerts – including, of course, the Last Night of the Proms – but up to 1,400 standing tickets are also available for each performance if you’re prepared to queue for a summer evening enjoying some of the world’s finest music.
What’s on at BBC Proms 2016?
Traditional, modern... whatever your tastes, with a wider scope than ever this year there’s a Prom for everyone. Check out all the BBC Proms listings below.
BBC Proms 2016 listings
Stephen Cleobury conducts the Choir Of King's College, Cambridge and Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment Mozart's Exsultate, Jubilate, Haydn's Mass In Time Of War (Paukenmesse) and Faure's Pavane, Cantique De Jean Racine and Requiem With soprano Lucy Crowe, mezzo-soprano Paula Murrihy, tenor Robin Tritschler and baritone Roderick Williams.Read more
Pianist Paul Lewis joins the Vertavo Quartet ro perform Debussy's Symbolist Cello Sonata, Dutilleux's Ainsi La Nuit and Mozart's Piano Concerto No 12.Read more
Valery Gergiev conducts the orchestra, who are joined by pianist Behzod Abduraimov, to perform Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No 3 In D Minor, Ustvolskaya's Symphony No 3 'Jesus Messiah, Save Us!' and Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier Suite.Read more
Gavin Sutherland conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra to perform a variety of music in this Strictly Come Dancing special, with Katie Derham presenting and featuring dancers Joanne Clifton, Karen Clifton, Kevin Clifton, Janette Manrara, Giovanni Pernice and Aljaz Skorjanec.Read more