8 weeks, 72 concerts and over 3,000 musicians. The world’s greatest classical music festival is returning this July, bringing you outstanding entertainment all summer long. Hosted at the Royal Albert Hall, BBC Proms 2023 will see some of the world’s finest orchestras take to the stage. This epic celebration of classical music will take place from July 14 to September 9. Keep reading to find out everything that’s in store…
Whether you’re an avid listener of classical music or you’re new to the genre, this fantastic concert series is guaranteed to give you goosebumps. And whilst you can expect to hear glowing renditions of all your favourite composers (Beethoven, Rachmaninov, Vivaldi etc), this year’s programme will encompass a broad range of music, making for a magical experience.
Yes, that’s right. The BBC Proms feature a variety of genres, bringing classical music to the masses in exciting and unexpected ways.
In partnership with the BBC Asian Network, Prom 18: Lata Mangeshkar: Bollywood Legend brings singer Palak Muchhal and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra together to pay tribute to the late Bollywood singer. Mangeshkar’s legendary voice touched the lives of millions, over several generations of Bollywood cinema. Celebrate the immense legacy of this era-defining artist in a captivating concert on July 28.
September 2’s Prom 62: The Rite by Heart will give audiences an unprecedented opportunity to witness a dramatic exploration of Stravinksy’s The Rite of Spring. The Aurora Orchestra will perform the extraordinary ballet from memory, accompanied by a live performance featuring West End’s Hamilton actor Karl Queensborough and Charlotte Ritchie of BBC’s Ghosts. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to relive the infamous 1913 performance that changed the world of music as we know it!
From jazz and cabaret to opera, Prom 66: Rufus Wainwright – Want Symphonic: Want One has something for everyone. On September 5, Wainwright will join the BBC Concert Orchestra to give a symphonic performance of his 2003 album. And if Want One leaves you wanting more why not stay for Prom 67: Rufus Wainwright – Want Symphonic: Want Two straight after? Book your tickets for both of Wainwright’s Proms together and you’ll get 20% off the second.
Feeling spontaneous? Well you might be in luck, because you can find standing tickets to BBC Proms from £8 when you buy on the day.