BBC Proms 2014

BBC Proms are eight week continuous concert presented at the Albert hall in South Kensington, London. The BBC Proms, or The Henry Wood Promenade Concerts presented by the BBC, presents over seventy concert at Albert Hall in each season. it also consist of a series of chamber concert at the Cadogan Hall, Chelsea, London and the last night Park event across United Kingdom. The last year's proms presented 100 concerts for the very first time in the BBC proms history.

The 2014 Proms

The details of the 2014 Proms were released on April 20th 2013 and Katie Derham was decided as the host for this year's Proms TV coverage. The date of the Proms has been decided to be from the 18 July – 13 September 2014. This time the proms will include 76 main concerts at the Royal Albert's Hall and many other smaller classical concerts and other events. The 58 day prom 2014 season will be offering workshops, films and talks along with the performance and activities. This yea the Doctor Who Prom will be retururning after its success in the 2008 Prom and it will bring Matt Smith, the new time lord to the Proms for the first time ever.

The BBC Proms guide containing the complete details of the concert plus an article each on music and artists was published on 23rd of April 2014. This guide helps the common man to plan their schedule and to decide when and where to watch the concert.  The tickets for the proms have been out from the 4th of May and the Proms weekend pass will be available to the audience at £12.50, especially for the opening weekend.

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The Main Events of the Proms

The first three concerts of the 116th season of the BBC proms will include an unprecedented line up of operatic and symphonic performers. The opening night will present Mahler's gargantuan Symphony No. 8, the 'Symphony of a Thousand' which will be performed by around 500 musicians. The proms 2 and proms 3 will feature semi stage performances of Wagner's The Mastersingers of Nuremberg by Bryn Terfel and opera house production of Verdi's Simon Boccanegra lead by Placido Domingo.

Among the other highlights of this year's proms will be Berlin Philharmoniker lead by Sir Simon Rattle on the concert of September 3rd and 4th. Mahler's Symphony No 1, Beethoven's Symphony No 4 and a program of Wagner, Four Last Songs, Schoenberg, Webern and Berg will be conducted by him at the concert.

Other events include the celebration of the work of Stephen Sondheim and the work of Rodgers and Hammerstein. Jazz star Jamie Cullum, violinist Nicola Benedetti and the band Penguin Café will present their debut concert at the prom. This year also present the premiers of about nineteen British composers, which is much more than those represented in the recent years.

This year the most loved Beethoven nights will be presented by the British Pianist Paul Lewis and will be the first time that the complete Beethoven cycle will be given by a single pianist. A day will also be devoted to Mr. Henry Wood, the founder conductor; the events will include the recreation of the last night of 1910 prom, which will be the free prom this year.

More than 20 international orchestra will stage their show, they come from USA, Australia and Europe. It will includeCzech Philharmonic Orchestra with Sir John Eliot Gardiner, the Minnesota Orchestra with Osmo Vänskä, the Sydney Symphony with Vladimir Ashkenazy, the Orchestre National de France with Daniele Gatti, and the Russian National Orchestra with Mikhail Pletnev.

The Children's Proms will be held this year on August Bank Holiday Monday and a Prom Plus with participating activities for families will be held to engage the new and young people.

Still many other concert will be conducted on this Proms which will include start soloist like violinist Hilary Hahn, Leila Josefowicz and Leonidas Kavakos; and pianists Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Leif Ove Andsnes, Richard Goode and Hélène Grimaud. Other featured artist will include Bryn Terfel, violinist Julia Fischer, violist Maxim Rysanov Lars Vogt. That is not all the prom this year promises a full packed enjoyment and entertainment for music lovers with some of the best classical music presentation.

The Proms Shows on Air

The BBC Two and HD will telecast 9 concerts including the curtain raiser, the last night proms and the Saturday proms, and this will be presented by Katie Derham. The BBC 4 will be telecasting the Thursday and Friday proms along with behind the stage coverage and interveiws. The BBC three will air the Doctor Who concert, which will be the first time it will air the proms concert. And you can help yourself to the proms live and the interviews, talks and features on music during the prom season at the BBC Radio 3.