14 July-9 Sept 2006. This is the 111th edition of Londons summer season of Promenade Concerts at the Royal Albert Hall. This year the spotlight is on Mozart and Shostakovich celebrating their 250th and 100th anniversaries respectively, but the packed programme has everything from opera to world music. The Proms were the brainchild of impresario Robert Newman, who presented the first concert in the Queens Hall on 10 August 1895. Now under the auspices of the BBC, the season remains true to its original aim: to present the widest range of music, performed to the highest standards, to a large and varied public. The main orchestral concerts are held in the Royal Albert Hall, while the Cadogan Hall hosts the Proms Chamber Music Series. Pre-Prom talks, films and events are shared between the RAH auditorium and the nearby Royal Geographical Society on Kensington Gore. The Last Night of The Proms is celebrated across Britain with live Proms in the Park concerts held in Glasgow, Swansea, Belfast, Manchester and Londons Hyde Park. Admission 73-6. All tickets half price for under-16s except Last Night Concert. For concert times and venues see BBC website.
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BBC Proms 2006.
The Royal Albert Hall is located on the south side of Kensington Gardens. By Tube to South Kensington & High Street Kensington. By bus lines 9, 10, 52. Tel. +44 (0)20 75898212 firstname.lastname@example.org.