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Blue Peter presenters perform at the Proms

Category: Proms

Date: 01.07.2004
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Blue Peter Prom - Beating Drums, Dancing Lions


Saturday 24 July, 11.00am–c1.00pm; Sunday 25 July, 3.30pm–c5.30pm; Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London


Blue Peter presenters Simon Thomas and Liz Barker will take to the stage at the Royal Albert Hall when they perform at the 2004 Blue Peter Prom.


Always ready for a challenge, Simon will play the flute with the orchestra to Tchaikovsky and Liz will participate in the flamboyant Lion Dance.


Because of the huge demand for tickets in previous years the BBC Proms stages the Blue Peter Prom twice this year, allowing double the number of children and their families to join the fun.


The Blue Peter Prom conjures up the spectacular sights and sounds of the Far East.


Two special groups of performers join the Blue Peter presenters and the BBC Philharmonic for an exotic and colourful programme inspired by the season's East/West theme.


The big Japanese drums of Kagemusha Taiko and the traditional Chinese costumes of the Choy Lee Fut Kung Fu School Lion Dance troupe will be seen at the Proms for the first time.


The Royal Albert Hall's organ makes an appearance with Strauss's Also sprach Zarathustra (the theme from 2001: A Space Odyssey) and there's orchestral music by Tchaikovsky, Ravel and Stravinsky.


The concert also includes music from Harry Potter, and everyone can join in with the orchestra and the City of Birmingham Youth Chorus in a taste of the familiar festivities of the Last Night of the Proms, by singing Land of Hope and Glory.


The concert is conducted by the BBC Philharmonic's Principal Conductor Gianandrea Noseda and Assistant Conductor Jason Lai.


Tickets priced £10 for adults, £5 for under-16s.

Telephone booking: 0870 899 8001 (24 hours, national rate, £2 transaction fee applicable) and (after 14 June) from the Royal Albert Hall on 020 7589 8212 (9.00am–9.00pm, £2 transaction fee applicable) or online via





Category: Proms

Date: 01.07.2004
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