Friday, September 10, 2010

VPR Classical: Your Proms Date

Forget about hurrying out to rent that tuxedo, and calling the florist for a last-minute orchid corsage. This is one Proms date that's strictly casual. (Except, perhaps, for those on the stage.)

Every year, Royal Albert Hall in London hosts the annual Promenades (Proms) concerts. It's one of the largest music festivals in the world, with more than 70 concerts in just a few week's time. The festival concludes each year in a huge, national celebration filled with celebrities, music, and fireworks.

VPR Classical will transport you live to the grand Last Night at the Proms concert in London tomorrow afternoon from 2-6pm. If you can't be at our Listener Picnic in Woodstock tomorrow, then you can still enjoy a festive day with this special one-time concert.

This year's event features conductor Jiří Bělohlávek with soprano Renée Fleming and the BBC Philharmonic, along with a new piece by Jonathan Dove commissioned especially for the occasion. You can see the complete program here.

Remember: no tux, no taffeta, no corsages. However if you really want to get into it, you may want to dig out your red umbrella and get ready to wave it around at the end of the concert. It's one of the many traditions at the BBC Proms 'Last Night' concert!

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