What are Late Night Proms?

Are you a night owl? Musically-adventurous? Then the Late Night Proms might just be for you!

Published: June 10, 2019 at 11:00 pm

Proms concerts don’t always start at 7 or 7.30 you know… The annual series of ‘Late Night Proms’ begin at 10.15pm and run for 75 minutes without an interval!

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So if you’re a night owl, work late, prefer a bite-sized chunk of live music, or you’re just musically adventurous, look no further.

The programming for the Late Night Proms is usually eclectic, blurring the boundaries of classical music.

Expect new music, surprising artists and out-of-the-ordinary repertoire.

In recent years, Late Night Proms have featured performances by Public Service Broadcasting, jazz pianist Jamie Cullum, the Aurora Orchestra, pianist Sir András Schiff, Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, saxophonist Kamasi Washington and the Academy of Ancient Music.

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Authors

Michael BeekReviews Editor, BBC Music Magazine

Michael is the Reviews Editor of BBC Music Magazine. He was previously a freelance film music journalist and spent 15 years at St George's Bristol. Michael specialises in film and television music and was the Editor of MusicfromtheMovies.com. He has written for the BBC Proms, BBC Concert Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Albert Hall, Hollywood in Vienna and Silva Screen Records.

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