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
Edward Gardner conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Crouch End Festival Choruse to perform Ravel's Mother Goose - Suite, the UK premiere of Auerbach's The Infant Minstrel And His Peculiar Menagerie and Debussy's King Lear - Fanfare D'Ouverture and Le Sommeil De Lear. With violinist Vadin Gluzman and counter-tenor Andrew Watts.Read more
John Storgards conducts the BBC Philharmonic, along with violinist Thomas Zehetmair, accordionist Teodoro Anzellotti and Christa Schonfeldinger playing the glass harmonica, to perform the premiere of Jorg Widmann's Armonica, Schumann's Violin Concerto In D Minor, Sibelius's The Tempest - Prelude and Nielsen's Symphony No 5.Read more
Charles Dutoit conducts the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra to perform Dvorak's Cello Concerto In B Minor and Bartok's Duke Bluebeard's Castle, with John Relyea performing the role of the Duke and Ildiko Komlosi in the role of Judith.Read more
The trumpeter is joined by the Academy Of St Martin In The Fields to perform Tobias Brostrom's Sputnik, Kurt Weill's The Threepenny Opera and The Rise And Fall Of The City Of Mahoganny, Kurt Schwertsik's Adieu Satie and HK Gruber's Three MOB Pieces. Also featuring pianist John Constable, guitarist Mats Bergstrom and accordianist Claudia Buder.Read more
Oliver Knussen conducts the orchestra to perform Brahms's Piano Conerto No 2 In B and Reinbert de Leeuw's Der Nachtliche Wanderer. Pianist Peter Seking joins.Read more
Thomas Dausgaard conducts the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra to perform the world premiere of Helen Grime's Two Eardley Pictures (Catterline In Winter), Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto In D and Stavinsky's Petrushka. With violinist Pekka Kuusisto.Read more