Clarke Peters to lead The Golden Age of Broadway Prom

Updates and amendments to the published programme

On Saturday 31 July, a star-studded cast led by Clarke Peters (The WireChicago and Guys and Dolls) will join the BBC Concert Orchestra and conductor Richard Balcombe to perform an evening of musical theatre favourites including music from South Pacific, My Fair Lady, Anything Goes and Carousel. Joining them on stage are Louise Dearman (WickedEvita and Guys and Dolls), Katie Hall (Les Misérables 25th-anniversary performanceSweeney Todd and The Phantom of the Opera), Nadim Naaman (A Little Night Music, The Phantom of the Opera and The Sound of Music) and Jamie Parker (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Guys and Dolls and The History Boys).

The Golden Age of Broadway Prom will be live on BBC Radio 3 and broadcast on BBC Two on Saturday 7 August at 19:30 and at a later date on Radio 2.

We are delighted that every chamber-music Prom at Cadogan Hall will be performed twice each Monday, at 1pm and 6pm. A number of Proms will also be repeated at the Royal Albert Hall, with the following Proms having an afternoon and evening concert: Stravinsky from Memory with the Aurora Orchestra (11 August), Vivaldi and Piazzolla’s Four Seasons with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields and Joshua Bell (25 August), and The Carnival of the Animals Family Prom with the Kanneh-Mason family (29 August).

There have been additions to the published programme since it was announced and, owing to scheduling issues arising from the pandemic, a number of changes also. Please find these listed below.

Please note: a number of concert start-times have changed. Please refer to the BBC Proms website (bbc.co.uk/proms) for up-to-date information.

First Night of the Proms (Friday 30 July)

The final piece in the programme will be Sibelius’s Symphony No. 2.

Full programme details can be found here.

The Golden Age of Broadway (Saturday 31 July)

Clarke Peters, Louise Dearman, Katie Hall, Nadim Naaman, and Jamie Parker will perform.

Full programme details can be found here.

BBC National Orchestra of Wales (2 August)

Elim Chan and Sol Gabetta have had to withdraw from the Prom, owing to scheduling issues arising from the pandemic.

We are grateful to Ryan Bancroft (conductor) and Guy Johnston (cello) for taking their places at short notice.

The programme remains unchanged and details can be found here.

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla Conducts the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (Thursday 5 August)

The programme will include Brahms’s Symphony No. 3.

Full programme details can be found here.

Stravinsky from Memory (Wednesday 11 August)

This concert will be repeated. The concert start times are 15:30 and 20:00.

Full programme details can be found here and here.

Abel Selaocoe: Africa Meets Europe (Sunday 15 August)

The programme will feature pieces by Abel Selaocoe, Jean‐Philippe Rameau, Giovanni Sollima, and Sidiki Dembélé.

Full programme details can be found here.

To Soothe the Aching Heart (Monday 16 August)

This programme will also include excerpts from Beethoven’s Fidelio, Caccini’s La liberazione di Ruggiero, Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice, and Bizet’s Carmen.

Full programme details can be found here.

Eight Seasons (Wednesday 25 August)

This concert will be repeated. The concert start times are 15:30 and 20:00.

Full programme details can be found here and here.

Charlotte Bray, Walton & Arnold (Friday 27 August)

Timothy Ridout will perform William Walton’s Viola Concerto. This programme will now include Foulds’s Le cabaret (Overture to a French Comedy).

Full programme details can be found here.

Bartók Roots (Saturday 28 August)

The Folktone band will perform. This programme will now include Bartók’s Suite No. 2.

Full programme details can be found here.

Family Prom (Sunday 29 August)

This concert will be repeated. The concert start times are 14:30 and 19:00.

Full programme details can be found here and here.

20th-Century British Film Music (Thursday 2 September)

This concert will include repertoire from much-loved British film scores such as Malcolm Arnold’s The Belles of St Trinian’s and Hobson’s Choice, and Doreen Carwithen’s The Men of Sherwood Forest.

Full programme details can be found here.

Organ Recital (Saturday 4 September)

The programme will now include Allegro vivace from Widor’s Symphony No.5 and Saint-Saëns’s Rêverie du soir.

Full programme details can be found here.

BBC Concert Orchestra & James McVinnie (Monday 6 September)

The programme for this concert includes music by Philip Glass, Olivier Messiaen and a UK premiere by Samy Moussa.

Full programme details can be found here.

Bach’s ‘St Matthew Passion’ (Monday 9 September)

In a change to the original list of performers, Matthew Rose replaces Gerald Finley in the role of Jesus. Louise Alder and Iestyn Davies join the cast.

Full programme details can be found here.