Miss Doan's BBC Proms Highlights.

I thought I'd do this about every two weeks to keep you going through the summer holidays. There are so many excellent Proms this year, but please bear in mind that these are personal highlights. To see the whole programme, please click here. For more details about each Prom below, click on the relevant Prom number.

Prom 9: Wednesday 23 July
Includes Symphony no. 4 by Mendelssohn, Piano Concerto no. 2 and Symphony no.2 by Brahms.

Prom 11: Friday 25 July
Nocturnes by Debussy and Pictures at an Exhibition by Musorgsky.

Prom 15: Monday 28 July
Orchestra members will be interested to hear Beethoven's 5th Symphony, as well as a string version of his Grosse Fuge.

Prom 16: Tuesday 29 July
A British half and a German half - just the way I like it! Janine Jansen performs Bruch's Violin Concerto No. 1 and the concert finishes with Richard Strauss' amusing tone poem, Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche.

Prom 23: Sunday 3 August
Beethoven's 1st Symphony and Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde. A wonderful way to spend a Sunday evening!

Finally, a Prom which I hope to attend...

Prom 24: Monday 4 August
Some Bach and Rachmaninov's 2nd Symphony - need I say more?!

Please have a look at the huge amount of information on the BBC Proms website: you can have a look at the programme notes online an hour before the concerts and of course, the Listen Again facility is invaluable. We are so lucky to have such a prestigious music festival on our doorstep: I urge you to make the most of it!

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