The Metropole Orchestra for the fifth year in a row, invited to give a concert during the BBC Proms in London. The orchestra plays on July 19, in the Royal Albert Hall an evening program with among others the young British jazz talent, Jacob Collier, the American folk singer Sam Amidon and the vocal group Take 6. The BBC takes the concert and send it out on radio and tv.
The series of concerts, the BBC Proms, is seen as the most prestigious in the world. The Proms, or Promenadeconcerten, are an annual series of concerts, especially classical tinted but forays into other genres are not to be shunned. The Metropole, which was created in 1945 to the tormented people hope and entertainment to offer in – plays today, jazz, pop, soul, funk, cabaret, musicals, film music and world music. The shared the stage with, among others, Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Gregory Porter, Pat Metheny, Brian Eno, Herbie Hancock and Bono, made in 70 years, more than 150 albums and worked on thousands of radio – and tv-broadcasts. Three Grammy Awards are there in the cabinet, and seventeen Grammy nominations.
Jan Geert Vierkant, director of the orchestra: “It is hugely motivating to see how the BBC and the Metropole Orchestra has embraced. Five years in a row is an achievement that is unique for a Dutch ensemble. It shows that the BBC attaches to the quality of the Metropole Orchestra to new target groups reached by the special programming of the orchestra.”