3 Aug 2017

The man behind The Proms

From Upbeat, 1:00 pm on 3 August 2017
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The Proms is underway in the UK, with RNZ Concert broadcasting many concerts over the next six weeks. BBC Proms Director David Pickard talks to us during a rehearsal from the Royal Albert Hall about this year’s programming, why he included Welsh pop singer Tom Jones in the line-up, and the fallout the BBC has faced since conductor Daniel Barenboim’s speech on the need for European unity.

BBC Proms

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