on this week's to-do list 1 Catrin Finch The Welsh harpist who, at 11 years old, became the youngest member to perform at a BBC Promenade concert
at the Royal Albert Hall, is joined by a band for a unique take on traditional favourites.
BBC PROMS: RATTLE CONDUCTS BELSHAZZAR'S FEAST (BBC4, 7.30pm) The annual Henry Wood Promenade Concerts
hit a glorious high this summer with Public Service Broadcasting's tribute to the heroes of space flight and those first moon landings.
In 1895 he founded the Promenade Concerts
(Proms) and he conducted them until his death in 1944.
Which British conductor established the London Promenade concerts
at the Queen's Hall?
Who was the chief conductor of the London Promenade Concerts
from 1957 to 1967?
On 10 August 1895, the first Prom series, then called "Robert Newman's Promenade Concerts
", lasted for about three hours and cost one shilling (5p) for a single concert or a guinea ([pounds sterling]1.05) for a season ticket.
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
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.
The showcase at the venue, world-famous for its hosting of the annual Promenade concerts
, is being dubbed The Brawl at the Royal Albert Hall.
OCTOBER 6: 1895 - Promenade Concerts
founded by Sir Henry Wood.