Launched in 1895, the Henry Wood Promenade Concerts, touted as the world’s greatest classical music festival, is a eight week long extravaganza of daily orchestral classical music concerts and other events that attract music aficionados from around the world. Around 70 concerts are held in the Albert Hall alone with others being held at various venues scattered around the city. The festival ends with a gala event at Hyde Park.
Friday 17 July to Saturday 12 September 2009
Royal Albert Hall, SW7