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Roger Wright Roger Wright | 11:57 UK Time, Monday, 19 July 2010

Proms Director Roger Wright discusses the preparations for the 2010 Proms, and Sir Charles Mackerras, who died last week. Since Roger wrote these words, the BBC has announced that Vassily Sinaisky and Douglas Boyd will now conduct the BBC Proms concerts which were due to be given by Sir Charles on 25 and 29 July. 

royalalberthall.jpgIn the BBC Proms team we are counting down the hours to go before the 2010 BBC Proms gets underway. For many in our audience the Proms is something that the BBC simply broadcasts, but since 1927 the BBC has run and funded the festival.

The planning for the world's largest music festival begins years ahead and so we have been looking forward to the 2010 programmes for some time!

We live in an odd Doctor Who like time warp in which we are working on urgent things for the start of this festival today and also dealing with pressing matters for future seasons as far ahead as 2014...

The remainder of Roger Wright's Blog is available by clicking on this link. 


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