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Curtain Raiser

Tonight the BBC Proms 2018 opened with Five Telegrams by Anna Meredith and 59 Productions, a spectacular free Curtain Raiser event held outside the Royal Albert Hall. opens the BBC Proms 2018.

In a BBC Proms first, the audience had the opportunity to witness the Royal Albert Hall as it has never been seen before. In a unique coming together of music and projections, spectacular visuals were  projected onto the external façade of the Royal Albert Hall whilst a brand new score by composer Anna Meredith was performed live by the BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Proms Youth Ensemble, National Youth Choir of Great Britain and conductor, Sakari Oramo.

Five Telegrams by Anna Meredith and 59 Productions opens the BBC Proms 2018. Commissioned by BBC Proms, Edinburgh International Festival and 14-18 NOW, in collaboration with the Royal Albert Hall. Photo by Justin Sutcliffe. Five Telegrams will open the Edinburgh International Festival on 3 August at 10:30pm in Festival Square.


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