The Proms Unplucked

The Proms Unplucked

United Kingdom

Vikki Stone brings you the views from the bullrun, the word in the dressing rooms, and the backstage banter from the world’s biggest classical music festival, the BBC Proms


The Last Podcast of the Proms.  

Vikki duets with Sir James Galway, rolls with Rick Astley, and queues the last night.

Programme Notes  

Vikki is on eternity with Daniel Barenboim and the best spot to nap at the Albert Hall.

Only Fools and Orchestras  

Vikki watches football in a park, a Prom in a car park, and Simon Rattle explains Boulez.

Talking Stick  

Vikki speaks to the ones with their backs to us, in a conductors' special.

Name That Spoon  

Vikki explores Mozart conspiracy theories and plays Bizet spoons with Radio 3 controller.

Quincy Jones: Celestial Twin  

Vikki talks parties with the awesome Quincy Jones and his friend Sir Michael Caine.

The Errors of Comedy  

Vikki takes a special look at the theme of Shakespeare and other potential Prom themes.

It's Pronounced Purcell  

Vikki swings with the vocalists in a singers' special.

Of course Jamie Cullum's friends don't clap on 1 and 3  

Vikki is at the Jamie Cullum Prom and tries a binaural v. stereo listening challenge.

Name That Tune  

Vikki on younger orchestras, science fiction, busking, and the first Proms Name That Tune

The Baton Relay  

Vikki runs the inaugural Proms Unplucked (conductor's) Baton Relay athletics event.

The Saw and The Stone  

Vikki Stone gets playing and meets the flash prommers, a glass rubber and a saw bower.

It's Pronounced Bowie  

Vikki tries the tabla, talks electric violin and showbiz, and goes backstage at Bowie.

12 Cellists Walk Into a Green Room...  

Vikki Stone focuses on the cello, one of the themes of this year's BBC Proms season.

The Loneliness of the Late-Night Organist  

The Proms Unplucked tonight features the glitz of Strictly, including encounters with dancers Aljaz Skorjanec and conductor Gavin Sutherland. As the hall operators sweep up the confetti and glitter, Vikki Stone has a play on the RAH organ, courtesy of organist Wayne Marshall. Gabriel Prokofiev explains crabbing and scratching, and BBCPO Principal Percussionist Paul Patrick lets Vikki have a whack on his self-commissioned big Verdi drum.

Last Minute Changes  

Vikki Stone takes you behind the scenes at the BBC Proms.

Rig Week  

Vikki Stone is backstage for the first night of the greatest classical music festival

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