He accepted the job and the first series of concerts were known as 'Mr Robert Newman's Promenade concerts
In 1895 he founded the Promenade Concerts
(Proms) and he conducted them until his death in 1944.
Who was the chief conductor of the London Promenade Concerts
from 1948 to 1967?
The latest Henry Wood Promenade concerts
kick off on BBC Four from 8pm, but here's a chance to see the second part with regular presenter Katie Derham at London's Royal Albert Hall.
The latest Henry Wood's Promenade concerts
kicks off on BBC4 from 8pm, but here's a chance to see the second part with series regular Katie Derham at London's Royal Albert Hall.
was the conductor of the first Promenade Concerts
in London in 1895?
Peter Linnitt of the BBC Central Music Library gave a lively description of the preparations for the summer season of the BBC Promenade Concerts
in the Royal Albert Hall, London, a festival which has dominated the summer months in London for more than a century.
Despite these obstacles, he was able to achieve extraordinary renown and respect among the elite of Philadelphia through performances of his band at balls, parades, and promenade concerts
He learned the piano, attended Promenade concerts
(where so many London kids got their first taste of orchestral music), apparently saw Loie Fuller in a London music hall, joined an amateur drama group, discovered Anna Pavlova, went to Diaghilev's Ballets Russes--yes, Balanchine's Apollo impressed him--took a few semiprofessional dance classes, and then, one auspicious day, turned up at the ballet historian and critic Cyril Beaumont's fabled bookshop in Charing Cross Road.
You could (and should) read The Proms as a thoroughly-researched history of the Promenade concerts
, from their foundation in 1895 under the young Henry Wood at the Queen's Hall, through two world wars and the advent of the BBC to today's multi-media events centred on the Royal Albert Hall.
The 111th season of Henry Wood Promenade Concerts
gets under way live from the Royal Albert Hall as Alan Titchmarsh introduces Berlioz's overture, The Corsair, conducted by Sir Roger Norrington.
While the Scottish National Opera held promenade concerts
, kids were entering face- painting contests on Glasgow Green.