Then & Now 8/10: Prom?
On this date in 1895, the late-summer "Promenade" Concerts" (better known as "The Proms") were launched in London by Sir Henry Wood and Robert Newman.
You can hear highlights from this year’s BBC Proms concerts every Friday night on SymphonyCast. Tomorrow, it’s a concert featuring violinist Nicola Benedetti playing the Violin Concerto No. 1 by Dmitri Shostakovich. You’ll also hear the Sibelius Symphony No. 2 on a concert featuring the BBC National Orchestra of Wales