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4/22/2010 12:28:00 pm - Reported by Marcus

Two Doctor Who Proms have been announced by the BBC and will take place over the weekend of 24th/25th July 2010.

This will be the second time music from Doctor Who has been featured at the Proms. Founded in 1895, the Henry Wood Promenade Concerts are an eight-week summer season of orchestral classical music concerts and other events held annually, predominantly in the Royal Albert Hall in South Kensington. Since 1927 they have been run by the BBC. In 2008 a Doctor Who Prom showcased the work of Murray Gold, who has composed the incidental music for Doctor Who since its return in 2005 along with other space related pieces of classical music.

The 2010 season will follow the same format comprising a mix of traditional and modern music. The two proms will have the same running order and both will be hosted by Matt Smith and Karen Gillan and feature the London Philharmonic Choir and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

A number of Who related events have been organised over the weekend.

Tickets will go on sale, online, by telephone and in person on Tuesday 4 May at 8.00am.


SATURDAY 24 JULY 2010
2.00pm Proms Plus: Proms Family Orchestra and Chorus
You know how the theme tune to Doctor Who goes, now come and play it! At the Royal College of Music. Sign up for this event.
5.45pm Proms Intro
Join members of the Doctor Who sound design team to discover how they create the stunning sound scapes for the BBC TV series. Presented by Matthew Sweet. At the Royal College of Music.
Prom 10: 7.30pm–9.30pm
Venue Royal Albert Hall
Tickets £7–£35, price band A or Prom for £5
Broadcast live on BBC Radio 3. Recorded for future broadcast on BBC Three. Available worldwide on iPlayer for 7 days.

Programme to include:
  • Murray Gold Music from the Doctor Who series(c40 mins)
  • John Adams Short Ride in a Fast Machine (5 mins)
  • Holst The Planets – Mars (6 mins)
  • Orff Carmina burana – 'O Fortuna' (5 mins)
  • Wagner Die Walküre – The Ride of the Valkyries (5 mins)


SUNDAY 25 JULY 2010

Prom 11: 11.00am–1.00pm
Venue Royal Albert Hall
Tickets £6–£12, price band G or Prom for £5

Programme to include:
  • Murray Gold Music from the Doctor Who series(c40 mins)
  • John Adams Short Ride in a Fast Machine (5 mins)
  • Holst The Planets – Mars (6 mins)
  • Orff Carmina burana – 'O Fortuna' (5 mins)
  • Wagner Die Walküre – The Ride of the Valkyries (5 mins)
1.45pm Proms Plus: Proms Family Orchestra and Chorus
You know how the theme tune to Doctor Who goes, now come and play it! At the Royal College of Music. Sign up for this event.