How to programme the First Night of the Proms

Roger Wright, director of the BBC Proms, talks about programming one of the biggest nights in the classical music calendar

Roger Wright

The BBC Proms 2013 are almost upon us! The First Night of the Proms is on 12 July and includes music by Britten, Rachmaninov, Lutosławski, Vaughan Williams as well as a new piece by Julian Anderson.


But how does the director of the Proms go about deciding on the programme? We asked him that very question…


We will be live tweeting the First Night of the Proms and blogging about concerts throughout the season – plus, look out for more from Roger on our website over the next few weeks… For full details of broadcast coverage of the BBC Proms, pick up a copy of BBC Music Magazine.