Preview – BBC Proms

BBC Proms
Picture Shows: BBC Proms 2018 Launch. Image Credit: BBC/Sanjit Riat.

The first night of the 2018 Proms begins this evening.

This year one of the events being mark by the Proms is the centenary of the end of the First World War. Thus one of the pieces tonight is the world premiere of Anna Meredith’s Five Telegrams which mark the event. The war theme continues with a performance of Mars, Bringer of War from Holst’s The Planets, and there is also Vaughan Williams’s choral work Toward the Unknown Region. Sakari Oramo conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

BBC Proms is on BBC Two at 20.30.