No major cancellations at the BBC Proms

The summer is unnaturally becalmed.

Usually by the end of the first week of Proms we have a sheaf of withdrawals for all sorts of reasons.

This year, the changes are minute:



13 July – 08 September

With the BBC Proms 2018 season now underway, there are a number of amendments to the published guide we wanted to make you aware of. These are listed below.

Prom 11 (Sunday 22 July)

Please note that Christine Rice has withdrawn from this Prom. We are pleased to announce that Marianne Beate Kielland will be performing in this Prom.


Prom 13 (Monday 23 July)

We are pleased to announce further artists for this Prom including James Bulley and Suzanne Ciani. A new work composed by Laurie Spiegel will also be performed in this Prom. This Prom is being broadcast on BBC Four on Friday 27 July.

Prom 23 (Tuesday 31 July)

We are pleased to announce the full line of artists for this Prom including  Mista Savona, Randy Valentine, Solis Cuba, Brenda Navarrete, Julito Padron, Mathieu Bost, Bopee Bowen, Rolando Luna, Valery  ‘Valess’ Assouan and Manuel Garcia. Please also note that this Prom will be presented from the stage by David Rodigan.

Prom 25 (Thursday 2 August)

Please note that Mårten Larsson will replace Karin Egart in Brandenburg Concerto No. 1. Mårten, who was scheduled to play 2nd oboe in Brandenburg 1 will be replaced by Daniel Burstedt.

Prom 35 (Wednesday 8th August)

We are pleased to announce that BBC Radio 6 Music will record this Prom for Gideon Coe’s show.


Prom 41 (Sunday 12 August)

We are pleased to announce Alexandre Duhamel as the baritone in this Prom. He will perform in Lili Boulanger’s Pour les funérailles d’un soldat.

Prom 43 (Tuesday 14 August)

Please note that Lisa Batiashvilli will now perform Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto; it was previously announced that she would perform Brahms’s Violin Concerto.

Prom 46 (Thursday 16 August)

We are pleased to announce that composer, Laura Jurd has been commissioned by the National Youth Jazz Orchestra for a new work to open this concert. Her piece,The Earth Keeps Spinning will receive its world premiere.

Prom 59 (Monday 27 August)
We are pleased to announce that poet Donna Williams and signer Julie Doyle will join the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra for the Relaxed Prom.

Prom 65 (Friday 31 August)
Please note that this concert will now start at 19.00 rather than 19.30.

Prom 65a (Friday 31 August)
Please note that this Prom has been moved from 21 August.

PCM6 (Monday 20 August)
Please note the title of Laura Mvula’s new work is now Love Like a Lion.

Scratch Orchestra (Sunday 26 August)

Please note that the Scratch Orchestra will now take place on Sunday 26 August.

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