Couldn’t make it to London’s Royal Albert Hall for this summer’s BBC Proms? No worries – you can hear concerts from this iconic musical festival right here on WHRO FM! On Friday nights in August and September we’ll bring you a nine-week series of concerts from the 2019 BBC Proms, featuring a mix of familiar classics and new works, performed by classical music’s established legends and rising stars.

Here are some highlights to listen for:

American conductor Karina Canellakis, the first woman to conduct the First Night of the BBC Proms, leads the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus and BBC Singers in dramatic program culminating in Leoš Janáček's Glagolitic Mass.

Violinist Joshua Bell joins the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Jakub Hrůša, for the Dvorak Violin Concerto.

Daniel Barenboim conducts the West–Eastern Divan Orchestra in a program including Schubert’s Symphony No. 8 and Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1, with soloist Martha Argerich.

Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason performs the Elgar Cello Concerto with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, under Music Director Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla.

And much more!

Join us for Friday nights at the Proms, 9-11 p.m.

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