South Kensington set for BBC Proms 2017

The weather is slowly getting warmer, and every classical music lover knows that means it's almost BBC Proms season!

Now in its 123rd year, the BBC Proms will be once again returning to the Royal Albert Hall in South Kensington. From Stravinsky to Sibelius, and from Bach to Brahms, the Proms is a celebration of classical music from around the globe.

The 2017 season is set to run from 14 July to 9 September and will see a host of spectacular and inspiring musicians take to the stage to celebrate classical music in all its glory. 

This year the First Night Of The Proms will feature the BBC Prom's Youth Choir, award-winning pianist Igor Levit, performing a program of Beethoven, John Adams and a world-first performance of St John's Dance, by British composer Tom Coult.

The hugely popular Last Night Of The Proms will be celebrated with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and soprano Nina Stemme leading the programme. There will also be a Proms In The Park concert, hosted by Michael Ball, to coincide with the Royal Albert Hall event.

Some of our other top picks for the season include:

Prom 8: Lights! Camera! Music! The Magic Of John Williams: 20 July

Hear familiar scores from well-known movies including Star Wars, Harry Potter and ET during this celebration of composer John Williams' work.

Prom 14: Holst – The Planets: July 25

Travel through a musical universe with Holst's galactic suite The Planets as the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, let by conductor John Wilson 

Prom 28: National Youth Orchestra Of Great Britain: 5 August

A wonderful showcase of the UK's young music talent, this concert pushes the young musicians to their limits, and includes Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring.

Prom 68: Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky And Shostakovich: September 3

A century on from the Russian revolution, this program of Russian greats is bound to capture the audience through the works of Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich.

Tickets are on sale in various stages, with general booking opening on May 13. Find out more about season passes and Proms planners from the Royal Albert Hall website.


BBC Proms 2017 will kick off on July 14.


Proms at Royal Albert Hall
Proms at Royal Albert Hall


Last Night At The Proms is always a popular event
Last Night At The Proms is always a popular event