It’s that time of year again and the BBC Proms are back. Sometimes it’s tricky to know with children whether concerts will be appropriate or not, so we have handpicked a selection of proms which we think will be suitable. Take a look at the concerts we have picked!
Prom 19 & 20 will see Naomi Wilkinson from CBBC lead a musical adventure inspired by the BBC’s Ten Pieces project. The Ten Pieces scheme is specifically geared to introduce children to classical music. Many of the pieces within the programme feature stories making the performances more accessible for young listeners to appreciate
Performed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra and BBC Singers, this programme will include Eric Copland’s ‘Hoe-Down’, the much loved ‘O Fortuna’ from Karl Orff’s Carmina Burana and a selection of variations from Edward Elgar’s ‘Enigma’ Variations. This prom will include a very special guest appearance from the Ten Pieces Children’s Choir.
Prom 18 will see Teodor Currentzis conduct Beethoven’s 2nd and 5th symphonies. A great introduction to the orchestra and a fantastic opportunity to witness periods instruments being performed by MusicAeterna.
Prom 28 will see the NYO perform orchestral favourites, A Night on the Bare Mountain and La Mer, as well as Tamara Stefanovich taking on the infamous left-handed Piano Concerto by Maurice Ravel.
Prom 38 will see John Wilson and his orchestra take on the concert version of West Side Story. Performed by students from ArtsEd and Mountview, this prom promises to be one to get tickets for! Recommended for older children (12+) due to the plot.
Prom 48 will see Sir Simon Rattle conduct Maurice Ravel’s fairy-tale ballet Mother Goose and Shéhérazade.
Every season there is the chance for children to get involved. Proms Family Chorus will see faces of all ages gather together to learn and sing Kerry Andrew’s No Place Like Home from the BBC Ten Pieces project. Suitable for families!
For older children who dream of having a career in music and have questions they want answering, then the Proms Children’s Press Conference is the place to be! This is a wonderful opportunity for children to ask some of the top musicians in this year’s Proms series about the industry.