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David Pickard On Producing A Proms Season Like No Other

“My overriding memory of this summer will not be the hoops and hurdles we overcame, but the sheer joy of performers and audiences communing with each other once again.” – The Arts Desk
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The Covid-19 Proms Start With A Remote Beethoven Mashup

For the new Beethoven piece, 323 musicians and choir members will perform remotely – and during Proms, most performances will be from years past (though there’s a faint hope some final performances might be live). Proms organizer David Pickard: “This year it is not going to be the Proms as we know them, but the Proms as we need them.” – BBC
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Meet Glyndebourne’s New Artistic Director

With Stephen Langridge’s appointment, managerial responsibility has been split for the first time in many years. As artistic director he will share the task of steering the organisation with long-term insider Sarah Hopwood, until recently the company’s finance director but appointed managing director in May. Recent predecessors – such as Anthony Whitworth-Jones, who held the job from 1989 to 1998, David Pickard (2001-15), who now runs the BBC Proms, and Sebastian F Schwarz, who disappeared almos...
Tags: Art, Music, Glyndebourne, David Pickard, BBC Proms, Sebastian F Schwarz, Stephen Langridge, 08.22.18, Sarah Hopwood, Anthony Whitworth Jones

On An Overgrown Path: What would it take to invite a black conductor to the Proms? [Kazem Abdullah, Kevin John Edusei, John McLaughlin Williams...]

On An Overgrown Path Thursday, September 01, 2016 There have been more than 500 BBC Proms since 2003, but not one has had a black conductor on the podium. As a recent Guardian editorial declared about the paucity of women conductors "It wouldn’t be acceptable in other professions. It isn’t acceptable here either". Kevin Scott added the comment below to my post We also need more black conductors at the Proms . I am publishing it separately because it provides valuable informati...
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Sergio Mims: The Guardian: Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason wins 2016 BBC Young Musician award [performed Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No.1 to scoop prize]

2016 BBC Young Musician winner, cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason at the Barbican in London. Photograph: Mark Allan/BBC/PA Sergio Mims forwards this link: Sergio Sunday, May 15, 2016 A comprehensive school student from Nottingham has scooped the 2016 BBC Young Musician award. Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason saw off a French horn player and a saxophonist to claim the prize. The schoolboy performed Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No.1 at the Barbican in London. The 17-year-old attends...
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The Proms' David Pickard: Evolution not revolution

Will the arrival of a new director mean radical changes for the Proms? Stephen Moss meets David Pickard as he announces details of the 2016 seasonA darkened bar at the Royal Albert Hall has been chosen as the location to photograph David Pickard, the new head of the Proms, who is going to be living in this place (the hall, not the bar) for much of the summer. He is positioned in front of an array of spotlights. “You’ll look like a rock star,” the BBC publicist tells him. “Well, that’ll be a firs...
Tags: Music, Bbc, Humour, Culture, Pop and rock, World Music, Classical Music, Pickard, Stephen Moss, Royal Albert Hall, Proms 2016, David Pickard, Glyndebourne Opera, Havergal Brian

Proms 2016 to feature performance on top floor of Peckham car park

Proms director David Pickard reveals new series called ‘Proms at...’ which will see music performed away from the Albert HallThe minimalist music of Steve Reich will be performed on the top floor of Peckham’s municipal multi-storey car park as part of the 122nd BBC Proms season.Unveiling his first season in charge, the Proms director, David Pickard, revealed a new series called ‘Proms at...’ which will see music performed away from the Royal Albert Hall. Continue reading...
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