BBC Proms 2019

I'm delighted to be giving some Proms pre-concert talks this year. I'm doing two talks, on the 3rd and 4th August, so please come and join me for a whole weekend on Nordic goodness! On the 3rd I'll be talking about the first version of Sibelius's 5th symphony, penned in 1915. On the 4th I'm... Continue Reading →

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Reflecting on the Proms 2019

The Proms have announced their 2019 season, and as usual both programme and opinions on it are varied. Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood is alongside cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Edward Elgar beside Nina Simone. There are themed concerts ranging from sci-fi film music to Queen Victoria’s piano, to a concert based on best-selling book The Lost Words.... Continue Reading →

BBC Proms 2018

This year I have the pleasure of introducing Sibelius's Fifth Symphony at the Proms. The performance is on the 13th August, in a programme with Grieg's Piano Concerto and Arvo Pärt's Third Symphony. If you'd like to join me for my introduction, the talk is free and begins at 17.45 at the Imperial College Union.... Continue Reading →

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