BBC Northern Ireland’s biggest classical music party of the year, Proms in the Park, returns to the Titanic Slipways in Belfast on Saturday 8th September.
BBC Proms in the Park remains one of BBC Northern Ireland’s most ambitious, and popular outside broadcasts. Approximately 11,000 people are expected to attend the event at the Titanic Slipways, Belfast, which is supported by Belfast City Council.
Now in its 17th year, this year’s BBC Proms in the Park Northern Ireland will bring together internationally acclaimed performers from home and around the world. They will be performing alongside the Ulster Orchestra under the baton of David Brophy, in a programme which combines classical and contemporary music and a few surprises.
This concert will be part of broadcast celebrations to mark the Last Night of the Proms, and will link music-making festivities at London’s Royal Albert Hall with BBC events around the UK. The BBC Proms is the largest classical music festival in the world, with over 90 concerts across eight weeks from July 13 – September 9.
Viewers at home will be able to join in the excitement, with the BBC network television services linking with the Titanic Slipways, offering live coverage of key moments from the evening’s entertainment. Highlights programmes will be recorded for later transmission on BBC NI television, BBC Four and the BBC iPlayer. Selected extracts from the Titanic Slipways will also be available on BBC You Tube and the entire concert will also be broadcast live throughout the evening on BBC Radio Ulster and online for audiences at home and around the world.
BBC Proms in the Park in Northern Ireland will be presented on stage by Noel Thompson and Claire McCollum.
Peter Johnston, Director BBC Northern Ireland, says: “Proms in the Park remains one of our most ambitious and popular outside broadcast events. We are planning a great evening of music-making and entertainment. The Titanic Slipways will provide a stunning backdrop for our concert and the conclusion of the BBC Proms season. And we will be bringing all of this spectacle to a wider audience at home and around the world on BBC radio, television and online.”
Lord Mayor of Belfast, Councillor Deirdre Hargey, says: “We are absolutely delighted to see the BBC Proms in the Park back in Belfast after its short one-year absence. The concert is such an fantastic event, showcasing some of our finest musicians alongside world-class international guest stars, all against the wonderful backdrop of Titanic Belfast. It is a marvellous opportunity for our city to shine, and I am sure that this year’s Proms will be another stunning success.”