Proms 2011: Last Night

Over 8 weeks of classical music concerts at the Royal Albert Hall come to a close with the traditional Last Night concert. Nick Shave reports from a very British evening of music and balloons

Proms 2011 - Philadelphia Orchestra and Janine Jansen

Searing performances of Sibelius, Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky and Ravel from an orchestra whose future is in doubt

James Levine withdraws from The Met autumn season

Back injury forces conductor to withdraw from performances for the rest of the year

Daniel Hope

The violinist and artistic director of the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival (Festival MV) talks about this year’s programme and its memorial concert for the victims of 9/11

Removal of Proms fountain causes outcry

Prommers start petition in protest

Proms 2011: Manfred Honeck, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Hélène Grimaud

Colourful Tchaikovsky from the Pittsburgh Symphony but Grimaud was the star attraction at this Prom

Claire Martin

The jazz singer on appearing in her first Prom and why there should be a Big Band in every jazz club in the country

Italian tenor Salvatore Licitra dies, aged 43

Opera singer dies following scooter accident

Karen Khachaturian 1920-2011

Russian composer and nephew of Aram Khachaturian dies aged 90.

Glyndebourne Festival announces 2012 programme

New productions include The Marriage of Figaro while Purcell’s The Fairy Queen leads the revivals

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