Thursday, 22 April 2010

BBC Press Release: Doctor Who Proms 2010


The BBC have announced two special Doctor Who concerts in the new Prom Season, taking place on the 24th/25th July 2010.

BBC Proms 2010: Doctor Who returns

Programme information for the two concerts:
Murray Gold - Music from the Doctor Who series
John Adams - Short Ride in a Fast Machine
Holst - The Planets - Mars
Orff - Carmina burana – 'O Fortuna'
Wagner - Die Walk├╝re – The Ride of the Valkyries

Hosted by Matt Smith, Karen Gillan
Performed by the London Philharmonic Choir, BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Conducted by Ben Foster, Grant Llewellyn
Matt Smith (the Doctor) and Karen Gillan (Amy Pond, his new companion) bring the Time Lord back to the Proms for two performances of a family-friendly spectacular with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, who record all the soundtracks for the series.

Intergalactic music includes Murray Gold's music from the TV series, plus a selection of classical favourites (24 and 25 July).

Doctor Who first came to the Proms in 2008 and proved to be one of the hottest tickets that season; the first of this year's Doctor Who Proms will be broadcast on BBC Three.



Media Coverage:
Top News(23rd) - Smith and Gillan in “Doctor Who Proms”
Belfast Telegraph(22nd) - Cullum performing at the Proms
Times(22nd) - Domingo, Doctor Who and two Last Nights at this year’s Proms
BBC News(22nd) - Domingo to perform at the Proms
Times(22nd) - Domingo, Doctor Who and two Last Nights at this year’s Proms
David Tennant on Twitter(18th Feb) - 2 Doctor Who Proms concerts planned for 2010