Former noisemakers are joined by orchestra in iconic venue to make for an atmospheric evening of epic contradictions
An endearing band whose tracks are given a new lease of life on stage
A new concert series will celebrate non-European classical traditions. It’s about time, says Michael Church
The score composed by the late James Horner was originally performed by the London Symphony Orchestra
For a Led Zeppelin reunion refusenik, Robert Plant does perform an awful lot of material by the group who defined seventies rock in all its magnificence and occasional self-indulgence.
Frank Zappa vowed never to return to Britain unless he got an apology from the Queen after the Royal Albert Hall cancelled a musical performance of his notorious film score 200 Motels in 1971. Zappa did eventually return to the UK but died without getting an apology from anybody. Now there will be redress of a kind when the show is finally given its UK premiere.
Former hit TV show World of Sport (WOS) wrestling is set to return in a one-off event that will resurrect the once hugely popular Saturday afternoon programme.
Here are the listings of the BBC Proms season 2013 in full:
Driven by religion plus a fascination with digitally-engineered sound, Jonathan Harvey has carved a most individual niche in contemporary music. His religion is of the mystical variety, drawing less on the Anglicanism of his youth than on the Buddhism he later embraced, finding expression in a series of ecstatic works.
Concerto for hairies and orchestra
School pupils are set to be taught a science lesson live on Facebook from the Royal Albert Hall.
“We don’t do encores... If you want an encore then this is the last song, if you don’t, this is the second to last.” At a time when encores at gigs have become almost mandatory, and therefore meaningless, Laura Marling’s approach to them is refreshingly unconventional.
The people's favourites show they're still in a different class
Kate Winslet signed autographs as she walked the red carpet at the re-launch of the film that made her a star.
As austerity bites, the temples of culture will have to change and be at the centre of communities, says Nicholas Kenyon
As austerity bites, the temples of culture will have to change, says Nicholas Kenyon