Get to the Royal Albert Hall for ~1pm this Sunday for a chance to see the Sherlock Holmes prom for £5 – see Queue below.
The concert features a range of musical themes from different film and television depictions of Sherlock Holmes, including music from the BBC’s Sherlock (written by David Arnold and Michael Price and arranged by Anthony Weeden) as the finale – see Programme below. There are some seated tickets left (around £40-48).
If you can’t get there you can listen to it broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 (also available on Freeview 703 or online) – see Radio below.
If you’ve been wondering why tickets for the ‘Arena’ or ‘Gallery’ are unavailable for Prom 41 (Sherlock Holmes: a musical mind, Sunday 16 August 2015 3:30 pm) wonder no more – it’s because they haven’t gone on sale yet. For every Prom 1,350 tickets are released only on the day, from a couple of hours before the concert begins.
This means that if you haven’t got a ticket you haven’t left it too late and you can still get one, for five pounds 🙂 Hooray!
“A limited number of Arena tickets will usually be sold to the front of the day queue from two and a half hours before the performance. The remaining tickets will then be sold from Door 11 (Arena) and Door 10 (Gallery) from 45 minutes before the performance to those queuing (30 minutes for Late Night Proms).
Wheelchair users who wish to Prom should queue in the same way but will be redirected to Door 8 once their ticket has been purchased.”
– see the RAH’s page on ‘Day Promming‘ for more.
The performance starts at 3.30pm so be in the queue before 1pm, though tickets will be sold later on at about 2.45pm too.
Where to queue
In the picture above you want to be in the blue queue (Arena Day queue) for £5 tickets to the downstairs Arena, next to the stage, and in the yellow queue (Gallery Day queue) if you want to watch from the upstairs Gallery. Ignore the green and pink queues, they’re for people with season tickets. The green bit at the top is Hyde Park and Prince Consort Road is next to the Royal College of Music where, from 11am to 2pm, Michael Price will be running a (now full) session on Composing for Film and TV for 12-18 year olds.
Further listening / viewing
David Arnold (composer) and Matthew Sweet (Prom 41 presenter) were interviewed by Samira Ahmed on BBC Radio 4’s Front Row on Friday 14th August at 7.15pm and you can listen again to the podcast version.
If you’re in London you can enjoy David Arnold’s music for the film Amazing Grace which also stars Benedict Cumberbatch on London Live (Freeview 8), 10pm Saturday 15th August.
Hans Zimmer: Discombobulate; The Mycroft Suite; Zu viele Füchse für euch Hänsel (arr. Robert Ziegler from ‘Sherlock Holmes’)
Orlande de Lassus: Osculetur me Osculo; Super Flumina Babylonis (4 part)
Patrick Gowers: Baker Street Reunion; Irene Adler (from Granada TV’s ‘Sherlock Holmes’)
Rossini: Una voce poco fa (The Barber of Seville)
Tchaikovsky: Aria: Ah Tanya, Tanya (Eugene Onegin, Act 1)
Patrick Gowers: Holmes in Europe; The Death of Sherlock Holmes (from Granada TV’s ‘Sherlock Holmes’)
Miklos Rozsa: Main Titles (The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes)
Paganini: Violin Concerto No.2 – 3rd Movement ‘La campanella’
Frank Skinner: Music from ‘Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terrror’ Wagner: The Ride of the Vakyries
David Arnold & Michael Price: Sherlock Suite (from BBC TV’s ‘Sherlock’)