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The Bristol Proms
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Milos plays Milonga by Cardosa
Watch the brilliant guitarist in an intimate backstage performance
We filmed cellist Peter Gregson playing Bach in an empty room - and it sounds superb.
Watch the trumpeter absolutely nail this Jerome Kern classic at the Bristol Proms
So we walked around them in circles and filmed it, naturally.
Listen to the cheer at the end of this one.
Apparently, it got ugly...
We caught up with the dynamic Samuelsen duo backstage at the Bristol Proms
The brilliant Canadian pianist performed one of the hardest piano pieces just for us
The gear-change around 1:58 is quite something.
Short version: it's insane.
Watch Cellist Peter Gregson on a new approach to Bach, working with dancers and the atmosphere at the Bristol Proms
The brilliant cellist Peter Gregson returns to the Bristol Proms to explore the music of Bach, with a bit of help from some dancers.
The artistic director of Bristol Old Vic, and curator of the Bristol Proms spoke to Classic FM about what he wants audiences to take from the music festival.
The brilliant Polish-Canadian pianist treats the Bristol Proms audience to the first movement of Mozart's Piano Sonata No. 11
The dashing guitarist makes light work of this bossa nova classic.
We caught up with John Rutter as his 70th birthday looms - and he's not spending any time on nostalgia.
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Picture Gallery Songs of Hope – In 40 Voices. The Erebus Ensemble closes the Bristol Proms with an atmospheric performance
The festival came to a close with a performance of Tallis' 'Spem in Alium' and several newly commissioned works
The iconic British composer was joined on stage by Classic FM's very own John Suchet for an exploration of his life in music – and a bit of a surprise birthday celebration!
The brilliant cellist performed Bach in Bristol Old Vic's atmospheric studio
The brilliant guitarist treated a pack-house to music from Spain, South America… and by a certain famous foursome from Liverpool
Three musicians from the world-class early music ensemble played a late-night concert at the Bristol Proms
The brilliant pianist performed an intimate programme in Bristol's historic theatre
Medieval drums and a loop pedal? Alison, you smashed it.
An incredible duo who put on an incredible show: expect lots of dry ice.
Pictures from a wonderful evening of song, poetry and chat - with some stunning performances.
There was a Morris Dancer on stage. That's all you need to know.
The violinist was joined by an actor with an exceptionally good jacket
The Bristol Proms 2015
The Bristol Proms returns for its third year of innovative, informal concerts at Bristol's Old Vic Theatre from July 27th - August 1st 2015. Artistic Director Tom Morris has secured another phenomenal line-up, including Daniel Hope, Jan Lisiecki, Pumeza Matshikiza, Miloš Karadaglić, John Rutter and many more.
Supported by Dunard Fund.
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- A limited number of free tickets will be available to 18-25 year olds for certain concerts - call the box office on 0117 987 7877 for more details.
- Making his third appearance at the Bristol Proms, violinist Daniel Hope will headline the opening night with a programme of Brahms and Tchaikovsky.
- Trumpeter Alison Balsom will launch the 2015 Bristol Proms by playing a special fanfare at London's Paddington Station.
- Montenegrin guitarist Miloš Karadaglić makes his Bristol Proms debut, tackling everything from Bach to The Beatles.
- Composer and choral legend John Rutter will appear in a very special on-stage interview with Classic FM's John Suchet, discussing his life and work.
- South African soprano Pumeza Matshikiza makes a triumphant return to Bristol after wowing the audience last year.
- Canadian pianist Jan Lisiecki also returns after opening the 2013 festival, with a solo recital.
- Also making their debut this year are the violin and cello duo Hakon & Mari Samuelson in a programme of Baroque and minimalist works.
- The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment will also lead the audience on a pub crawl around Bristol, before playing a Bristol Proms edition of their 'Late Shift' shows.
Alexandra Hamilton-Ayres shares what she's most looking forward to seeing this year, and why.
In collaboration with Sinfonia Cymru - tickets available from Bristol Old Vic box office
Join cellist Peter Gregson and dancer Jane Gibson for a truly interactive experience
The Bellowhead frontman returns for an idiosyncratic night of music for solo violin
A wide-ranging series of informal but informative talks on subjects ranging from Beethoven to the Fender Stratocaster
This year, the Sacconi Quartet will undertake two completely contrasting performances
The violinist makes his return to Bristol for a face-off between two of the greats
Pumeza reflects on her life, her passions and her music with long-time collaborator and musical provocateur Charles Hazlewood
With Sinfonia Cymru, this violin and cello duo will explore two diverse musical areas, from Bach to Einaudi
Classical music: without the rules
Join the Montenegrin guitar wizard on a fabulous musical journey, and his Bristol Proms debut
Join the legendary composer in conversation with Classic FM's John Suchet
The trumpeter will play a special late-night atmospheric show for her Bristol Proms debut
A 40-voice choir, and some of the most beautiful music ever composed - this is surround sound polyphony at its best
The Canadian pianist makes his return to the Bristol Proms with a rich, varied programme
Milos talks about the 2015 Bristol Proms
Milos Karadaglic at the Bristol Proms
The superb guitarist tells Charlotte Green about his forthcoming concert, From Bach to the Beatles
Trumpeter Alison Balsom launched the 2015 Bristol Proms with a stunning fanfare for commuters at Paddington Station
Purcell's Dido and Aeneas by candlelight - simply incredible
Bryn Terfel, Daniel Hope, Valentina Lisitsa, lights, cameras, live blogs - all the stunning highlights in pictures
One Iranian, one Israeli - and one shared love of Bach. Incredible scenes from this dynamic duo
Chopin, Beethoven, a crowd-sourced programme, YouTube clips, a Classic FM live blog projected onto the back wall
The mandolin player joined us at the Bristol Old Vic ahead of his Bristol Proms concert for an incredible masterclass
High-octane classical music (complete with lasers) from the boundary-pushing ensemble
Sinfonia Cymru and Tom Morris' collaboration at the Bristol Old Vic with incredible visuals and music
The South African soprano shared her thoughts on her career and her humble roots
Bach and electro in the same afternoon? There's nothing wrong with that, explains Sophie Lewis
The President of Decca Reords explained the appeal of bringing classical music outside the box
Throw out the rule book and join the pianist on stage at the Bristol Proms
Lying down in a laser-fuelled concert with a pint? It might sound gimmicky, but it's all about the music, Tom Morris explains
What's so great about the harpsichord? Allow Mahan Esfahani to explain
Watch highlights from Daniel Hope's explosive Baroque performance
The Arts Editor of the Independent explains why the Bristol Proms are just what classical music needs
Alison Balsom launches the Bristol Proms
Alison Balsom plays a fanfare at Paddington Station
To announce the 2015 Bristol Proms and a brand new fanfare competition, trumpeter Alison Balsom treated commuters to an early-morning brass extravaganza.
Tom Morris introduces the Bristol Proms
Tom Morris on the Bristol Proms
Artistic Director of the Bristol Old Vic, Tom Morris, explains how their idea for the Bristol Proms came about and what makes it different from other classical music festivals.