Ticket applications are now being accepted for BBC Proms in the Park 2017, which will be live from the National Trust property Castle Coole, County Fermanagh, on Saturday 9 September. This is the first time the event will be staged in County Fermanagh, and gives local audiences the opportunity to join in the UK-wide celebrations bringing to a close two months of spectacular music-making at the BBC Proms.
Now in its 16th year, this year’s BBC Proms in the Park Northern Ireland will bring together internationally acclaimed performers from home and around the world. They will be performing alongside the Ulster Orchestra under the baton of David Brophy, in a programme which combines classical and contemporary music and a few surprises.
In previous years BBC Proms in the Park has been staged in Belfast, Hillsborough, Carrickfergus and Bangor and this year 6,000 tickets will be available for the event at Castle Coole.
This event will be part of the UK-wide celebrations of the Last Night of the Proms, which radiates out from the Royal Albert Hall to embrace all four nations of the UK on Saturday 9 September, with Last Night events in London, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The BBC Proms is the world’s largest classical music festival presenting over eight weeks of events and more than 90 concerts.
Viewers at home will be able to join in the excitement. On the night, audiences to the BBC Red Button can find a curated offering of highlights, BBC television network channels will join up with Castle Coole, County Fermanagh, broadcasting live at key moments. Highlights programmes will be recorded for later transmission on BBC NI television, BBC Four and the BBC iPlayer. Clipped performances from Castle Coole will also be available on BBC You Tube and the entire concert will also be live throughout the evening on BBC Radio Ulster, presented by John Toal.
BBC Proms in the Park in Northern Ireland will be hosted by Noel Thompson and Claire McCollum.
To apply for BBC Proms in the Park tickets, visit www.bbc.co.uk/showsandtours
“We are delighted for the first time to be bringing Proms in the Park to Fermanagh and the grounds of Castle Coole on the outskirts of Enniskillen.
Proms in the Park is one of the most ambitious outside broadcasts and events we undertake each year, with huge demand for tickets year-on-year. BBC audiences at the event and those watching and listening at home can expect a very special evening – showcasing local and international talent and celebrating the very best in music-making, all in the company of the Ulster Orchestra.”