It has been announced today that a special 4-days edition of the BBC Proms festival will take place in Australia – for the first time, in April 2016.
The inaugural BBC Proms Australia will consist of five concerts, divided between the Melbourne and Queensland Symphony Orchestras – including a ‘Last Night of the Proms’ spectacular.
‘BBC Proms is one of the most iconic British events in the music calendar and loved by audiences around the world,” BBC Worldwide CEO, Tim Davie has said in a statement, “… I’m proud that we will be delivering it to classical music fans in Australia next year.”
The Australian festival’s soloists will include 2012 ‘BBC Young Musician of the Year’, cellist Laura van der Heijden, Argentinian pianist Sergio Tiempo – and Australia beatboxer star, Tom Thum.
In keeping with the UK Proms tradition, a limited number of tickets for all performances will be available, on the day of the performance, from just $20.