PREVIEW: BBC Proms 2021: Keeping Up With The Times

By Claire Dickson

This isn’t stemming from a set of AirPods. Nor is it the sound of the neighbour’s less than promising piano student competing with your Love Island catch-up session. This is the BBC Proms 2021 (there are catchier corporate advertisements in existence though). Despite living out its 127th season, the festival is certainly moving with the times in embracing a more eclectic range of genres. What began as a coupling of Chopin and Bizet premieres alongside the likes of Haydn and Liszt has met in the middle with the works of South African cellist Abel Selaocoe who blends traditional playing styles with improvisation, singing and body percussion and jazz saxophonist/DJ Nubya Garcia to name but a few…

Nubya Garcia is taking the musical world by storm with her fresh take on the Saxophone, Getty Images

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