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As ever, a range of genres and styles will be represented throughout this year’s season. From afropop to jazz, hip hop to pizzica, and electronic to meditative listening, this year’s Proms is a truly eclectic festival.
In the 150th anniversary year of his birth, the BBC Proms continues to fulfil founder-conductor Sir Henry Wood’s mission to bring ‘the best of classical music to the widest possible audience’.
Three major new works reflect the changing world around us and highlight the topical debate around the future of our planet. In the hope of inspiring young minds, the following pieces will feature in concerts for families and young children.
Proms At... Cadogan is underpinned by a historical journey celebrating some of the most notable women composers of the past, from Hildegard of Bingen (22 July) to a new BBC commission from Freya Waley-Cohen (9 September). It also marks anniversaries of Barbara Strozzi (29 July) and Clara Schumann (26 August). Each concert contains at least one work by a woman composer.
BBC Northern Ireland goes on the road with Snow Patrol, as they play a series of concerts in America.
On top of the world - Ebrington Primary School and Thornhill College win BBC Northern Ireland School Choir Of The Year
Thornhill College and Ebrington Primary School, Londonderry have been named as Northern Ireland’s top senior and junior school choirs in the live final of BBC Northern Ireland School Choir Of The Year.
Six excited school choirs from across Northern Ireland showcase their talents as they compete to win in the live final from the Ulster Hall, Belfast on Sunday 7 April at 2pm and will be recorded for the first time for BBC NI television.
For more than 50 years, the BBC has been creating cutting-edge music content. It’s been among the first to showcase some of the biggest artists in the world, including Ed Sheeran and Adele, hosted live concerts from the most revolutionary and beloved artists of the 20th and 21st Centuries, and set the tone as a global music tastemaker.
BBC Studios has retained the contract to produce Later... with Jools Holland and Jools’ Annual Hootenanny after a competitive tender process. The BBC Two shows will continue to be produced by BBC Studios for another two years.
Rylan Clark-Neal, Mollie King and Marvin Humes confirmed as the expert judges for Eurovision: You Decide
Eurovision super-fan Rylan Clark-Neal returns to the United Kingdom’s selection show Eurovision: You Decide after impressing viewers last year, joining pop star and BBC Radio 1 DJ Mollie King, and DJ, pop star and presenter Marvin Humes.
The search is on to find Northern Ireland’s top junior and senior school choirs.
Octavian has been crowned the winner of BBC Music’s Sound Of 2019.
BBC Music Sound Of 2019 today revealed its longlist of artists who are tipped for success next year. The longlist has been chosen by a panel of industry experts including Stormzy, BBC Radio 1’s Annie Mac, Emily Eavis and Olly Alexander.
BBC Gaeilge, BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Radio Foyle will be luring listeners and viewers into Londonderry’s underworld on 31 October to enjoy the climax of the city’s famous Hallowe’en carnival.
BBC Northern Ireland School Choir Of The Year is set to return next year. The search begins as applications are now open to find the very best primary and post-primary school choirs in Northern Ireland in 2019.
BBC Music plans to celebrate the first ever National Album Day on Saturday 13 October with programming on Radio 1, 1Xtra, Radio 2, Radio 3, Radio 4, 6 Music and BBC Four across the week and on the day itself.
BBC Music Day 2018 - the annual celebration of the power of music to change lives - today announces the launch of BBC Music Memories, a new website featuring music designed to trigger memories in people with dementia.
BBC Music Day is this Friday and musicians are getting ready to celebrate this fourth annual celebration of the power of music to change lives.
Thousands of people are expected to enjoy a magical evening of music at the Titanic Slipways in Belfast on Saturday 8 September at this year’s BBC Proms in the Park in Northern Ireland.
BBC Proms in the Park in Northern Ireland has secured music legend Midge Ure, Broadway star Kim Criswell, classical guitar supremo Xuefei Yang and internationally acclaimed mandolin virtuoso Avi Avital for this year’s event in Belfast on Saturday 8 September.
BBC Music announces Ariana Grande At the BBC - a world-exclusive show coming to BBC One in the autumn, presented by Davina McCall.
BBC Music today announces that Kylie Minogue, Gareth Malone and Jarvis Cocker are amongst the famous names taking part in BBC Music Day, which features programming and events building up to and on the day itself - Friday 28 September.
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Tony Hall, BBC Director General, has announced that the BBC intends to build a new music legacy in East London, with a proposed move to brand new music studios to be constructed by the London Legacy Development Corporation, as part of its Stratford Waterfront development.
The iconic British rock band Duran Duran are set to take over BBC Four on Friday 29 June from 9pm. With exclusive access to the band, the night of programming features two newly-filmed documentaries which showcase incredible insights, previously unseen archive footage and rare demo tapes, as well as the group’s thoughts and inspirations across the decades since they first formed in 1978 in Birmingham.
This is the latest title to be put out to competitive tender, as part of the Charter and Agreement requirement to open up more of the BBC’s TV programmes to competition.
BBC Music has announced a brand new three-day music discovery festival - BBC Music Introducing LIVE 18. Taking place on 8-10 November 2018, the event will welcome 15,000 budding musicians and industry talent at London’s iconic Tobacco Dock.
The BBC today announces its plans for broadcasting The Biggest Weekend across TV, radio and online on the late May bank holiday weekend.
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