BBC Proms

BBC Proms

Every summer, London plays host to the world's largest classical music festival, the BBC Proms. Featuring performances from presitigious ensembles from around the world, the Proms are always a delight for classical fans. Every night of the week in London, there's another wonderful concert that people come from all over to hear. Well, here's a big piece of news: for the first time, we're able to bring you a live stream of a Proms concert every single day of the festival — now through early September. We'll also be broadcasting select concerts on the air on Classical MPR starting in August. For a complete schedule of the Proms, visit the BBC's official Proms page.

BBC Proms Live Stream

We'll be streaming live concerts from the BBC Proms right here. The audio player appears 30 minutes before the scheduled start time of the program. You may need to reload this page at that time.

Upcoming Livestream: Prom 55: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla

Starts: Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 1:30 p.m.

Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla conducts the CBSO in music by Mozart, Hans Abrahamsen and Tchaikovsky

On-air Broadcasts

Monday 8/19

Corelli, Concerto Grosso, Op. 6, no. 1
Valentini: Concerto Grosso Op. 7, no. 1

Tuesday 8/20

Renaissance music from Poland, by Huelgas Ensemble/Paul Van Nevel
Elgar, Falstaff

Wednesday 8/21

Grieg, Selected Pieces/Tine Thing Helseth & tenThing
Verdi, String Quartet

Thursday 8/22

Elgar, Nursery Suite
Prokofiev, Violin Concerto No. 2

Friday 8/23

Coates: The Three Elizabeths
Arnold: Concerto for 2 Pianos

Saturday 8/24

Beethoven: Allegretto, from Symphony No. 7
Holst, St. Paul’s Suite

Sunday 8/25

Borodin, Polovetsian Dances
Tippett, Fantasia Concertante

Monday 8/26

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no. 2
Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1

Tuesday 8/27

Shostakovich, Piano Concerto No. 1
Britten, Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge

Wednesday 8/28

Vaughan Williams, Toward the Unknown Region
Borodin, Symphony No. 2

Thursday 8/29

Holst, Indra
Holst, Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda

Friday 8/30

Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition
Ravel, Daphnis & Chloe Suite 2

Saturday 8/31

Shostakovich, Piano Concerto No. 2
Dvorak, Symphony No. 8

Sunday 9/1

Schumann, Symphony no. 4
Imogen Holst, Phantasy Quartet

Monday 9/2

Prom 49: Mendelssohn, Piano Concerto No. 1
Prom 52: Bantock: Celtic Symphony

Tuesday 9/3

Elgar, Enigma Variations
Debussy: La Mer

Wednesday 9/4

Sibelius: Violin Concerto
Ravel Piano Concerto in G

Thursday 9/5

Wagner: Rienzi Overture
Berlioz: King Lear Overture

Friday 9/6

Brahms: Tragic Overture
Poulenc Sextet

Saturday 9/7

10 am: Vivaldi: Spring, from the Four Seasons

Sunday, 9/8

3 pm: Last Night of the Proms

On Now

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  • Piano Concerto No. 3 11:21 Ludwig van Beethoven
    Chamber Orchestra of Europe
    Nikolaus Harnoncourt
    Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano
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  • Gondoliers Overture 11:12 Arthur Sullivan
    Academy of St Martin in the Fields
    Neville Marriner
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