BBC Proms 2006 Preview Evening



Proms Preview Evening 2006

Stephanie Hughes and Rob Cowan look forward to another summer of world-class music as the 112th season of Henry Wood Promenade Concerts begins tomorrow night.

Students from the Royal College of Music, who are appearing in this year's Proms Composer Portraits, perform live in the studio, and Stephanie and Rob select their musical highlights of the season.

Guests include the Controller of the Proms, Nicholas Kenyon, straight from the First Night rehearsals at the Royal Albert Hall. He answers listeners' questions. Composer Anthony Payne talks about his reconstruction of the sketches of Elgar's Pomp and Circumstance March No 6 which will be premiered this season. Two Proms conductors Robert King and Mark Elder - introduce the anniversaries of Mozart and Shostakovich, and some of the foreign orchestras send audio postcards as they prepare to travel to London.

There's also a chance to win a DAB radio and a pair of weekend Arena passes in the special Preview Evening competition.