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BBC Proms 2016: what's on

Not sure what to see at this year's BBC Proms? Here are our Prom highlights for 2016

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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

Prom 1: First Night Of The Proms

Sakari Oramo conducts the ensemble in Tchaikovsky's Fantasy-Overture Romeo And Juliet, Elgar's Cello Concerto In E Minor and Prokofiev's Alexander Nevsky Cantata. With mezzo-soprano Olga Borodina and cellist Sol Gabetta.

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Royal Albert Hall , Knightsbridge Friday July 15 2016

Prom 2: Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov

The Royal Opera Chorus and Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House perform the operatic masterpiece about a troubled Tsar, conducted by Sir Antonio Pappano and featuring Bryn Terfel, Benjamin Knight and Vlada Borovko.

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Royal Albert Hall , Knightsbridge Saturday July 16 2016

Prom 3: Mozart, Haydn And Faure

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.

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Royal Albert Hall , Knightsbridge Sunday July 17 2016

Prom 5: Beethoven - Missa Solemnis

Gianandrea Noseda conducts the BBC Philharmonic, Halle Choir and Manchester Chamber Choir in a performance of Beethoven's Miss Solemnis. Featuring soprano Camilla Nylund, mezzo-soprano Birgit Remmert, tenor Stuart Skelton and bass Hanno Muller-Brachman.

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Royal Albert Hall , Knightsbridge Tuesday July 19 2016

Prom 6: Gospel Prom

A late-night celebration of Gospel music, featuring handpicked singers and musicians from across the board including Israel J Allen, Tehila Daniel, YolanDa Brown, London Community Gospel Choir and many more.

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Royal Albert Hall , Knightsbridge Tuesday July 19 2016

Prom 8: Strictly Prom

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.

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Royal Albert Hall , Knightsbridge Thursday July 21 2016

Prom 9: Le Cercle De L'Harmonie

Jeremie Rhorer conducts the orchestra to perform Mozart's Symphony No 39 In E and Concert Aria 'Ah, Lo Previdi' and Mendelssohn's Concert Aria 'Infelice' and Symphony No 4 In A. With soprano Rosa Feola.

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Royal Albert Hall , Knightsbridge Friday July 22 2016
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By: Time Out London Music

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