Proms 2016

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Last Night of the Proms - behind the scenes
Photographer Teri Pengilly was given exclusive access to the Royal Albert Hall on Saturday to watch preparations for the biggest night in classical music’s calendar

Teri Pengilley and Imogen Tilden and Matt Fidler

13, Sep, 2016 @12:35 PM

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Elgar cannot be blamed for the ‘imperial triumphalism’ of Land of Hope and Glory | Letters
Letters: What he actually wrote was the ironic first of his six Pomp and Circumstance marches. The later addition of the ludicrous words, taking over the glorious tune, was not Elgar’s fault


12, Sep, 2016 @3:17 PM

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‘Lazy’ Liam Fox and knavish tricks at the Last Night of the Proms | Brief letters
Brief letters: Liam Fox’s attack on business bosses | Errant BBC subtitles for Proms finale | Getting a grip on The Archers’ audience | Stanley Holloway’s brahn boots


11, Sep, 2016 @5:38 PM

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Verdi Requiem/Last Night of the Proms review – Flórez steals the show on a night of a thousand flags
The Proms closed with a tremendous Verdi Requiem under Marin Alsop, while the Last Night’s celebrations were trouble-free, if the music was a little bland

Erica Jeal

11, Sep, 2016 @10:34 AM

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Proms 69, 70, 71 review – big guns, Bruckner and a blip
A fascinating head-to-head for two top German orchestras dominated an eventful final week at the Proms

Fiona Maddocks

11, Sep, 2016 @6:30 AM

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Campaigners hand out thousands of EU flags for Last Night of the Proms
Pro-EU group distributes crowdfunded flags to concertgoers for use during traditional union jack-waving performance

Ruth McKee

10, Sep, 2016 @1:41 PM

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Is Last Night of the Proms jingoistic or ironic? Tonight we’ll finally find out | Ian Jack
The vote for Brexit will give tonight’s festivities at the Royal Albert Hall a peculiarly charged air

Ian Jack

10, Sep, 2016 @8:00 AM

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Last Night of the Proms in the shadow of Brexit: 'I'll feel a bit conflicted'
Performers and music lovers say this year’s concert might have a different feel, and some are uneasy about the future

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

10, Sep, 2016 @7:00 AM

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Staatskapelle Dresden/Thielemann review – revelatory grace and wit
The Strauss specialists played his Till Eulenspiegel with a unique understanding, and rescued Mex Reger’s unfairly neglected Variationson a Theme of Mozart from obscurity

Andrew Clements

09, Sep, 2016 @1:42 PM

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Staatskapelle Dresden/ Thielemann review - Trifonov sparkles in Mozart
Daniil Trifonov’s Mozart sparkled with virtuosity while Thielemann’s sensationally well-played Bruckner required more suppleness

Martin Kettle

08, Sep, 2016 @12:00 PM

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Pro-EU protest planned for Last Night of the Proms
Traditional union jacks expected to be replaced by EU flags as activists launch crowdfunded show of defiance

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

07, Sep, 2016 @9:51 PM

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Liverpool fans should celebrate Matt Busby and his elegant playing style | Letters
Brief letters: Matt Busby on Merseyside | Parry’s Jerusalem and suffragists | Last Night of the Euro-Proms | Philae lander and Robot Wars | ‘Brahn boots’ | Burgundy shoes


07, Sep, 2016 @6:31 PM

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