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BBC Proms In The Park 2006, Hyde Park, London

BBC Proms 2007



BBC Proms In The Park – Saturday 8 September

 

London – Carrickfergus – Tees Valley – Swansea – Glasgow


BBC Proms in the Park brings the magic of the Last Night of the Proms to more than a million people across the United Kingdom.

 

Each of the five events is centred around a live concert, each with its own high-profile artists, orchestras and presenters, which culminate in a live link-up to the Royal Albert Hall for the traditional festivities rounding off the world's biggest music festival.

 

Highlights include:

 

  • New venues – Tees Valley and Carrickfergus to host events for first time

 

  • BBC Radio favourites Sir Terry Wogan, Aled Jones, Matthew Davies and Noel Thompson present across the country

 

  • NS&I renews event sponsorship for all five locations in a three-year deal

 

Two new venues are announced for 2007. BBC Proms in the Park moves for the first time to the Tees Valley, with an event in Centre Square, Middlesbrough. BBC Radio Cleveland breakfast presenter Matthew Davies hosts the proceedings with the North East’s finest orchestra, Northern Sinfonia, taking centre stage for the evening’s music. Also joining the fun for the first time is Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland, with a concert at Carrickfergus Castle with the Ulster Orchestra.

 

Alongside the new venues, Hyde Park in London, Singleton Park in Swansea and Glasgow Green again host simultaneous events. For anyone not near one of the Parks, BBC Big Screens will be at the centre of Last Night of the Proms celebrations around the country with events in Manchester (Exchange Square), Birmingham (Chamberlain Square), Liverpool (Clayton Square), Hull (Queen Victoria Square), Leeds (Millennium Square), Rotherham (All Saints Square), Bradford (Centenary Square) and Derby (Market Place).

 

Top artists to be announced over the coming months take to the stage in Hyde Park.A huge variety of music groups and stars will again be involved around the country. Esteemed conductors including Carl Davis, Grant Llewellyn, Robert Ziegler and Kenneth Montgomery will lead the music around the UK.

 

NS&I, the government-backed savings and investments provider, has renewed its event sponsorship of BBC Proms in the Park in a new three-year deal which covers sponsorship of all five venues. John Prout, NS&I Sales Director, said: "We are delighted to renew our commitment as event sponsor of BBC Proms in the Park.The partnership has so far been a huge success and we are looking forward to working together again on this vibrant evening of celebration which brings the country together.This event reaches out to so many people, which makes it a perfect fit with NS&I which has a long-standing association with classical music, and it enables us to raise awareness of NS&I to a wider audience."

 

Broadcast information

 

Televised highlights of all five Proms in the Park are shown as part of BBC One and BBC Two's live coverage of the Last Night of the Proms. Digital TV viewers can press the red button to watch a selection of Proms in the Park coverage from around the UK. BBC Radio 2 broadcasts the Hyde Park concert nationally and local BBC Radio networks broadcast events in Tees Valley, Swansea, Carrickfergus and Glasgow.

 

For full listings of all events please see page 124 of the BBC Proms Guide or go online at bbc.co.uk/proms


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