BBC Proms comes to the Tube

24 June 2008
"We hope that passengers will enjoy the free concert"

We hope that passengers will enjoy the free concert

A viola quartet from the BBC Symphony Orchestra will be playing between 13:00 and 14:00.

This short performance is part of the BBC Proms Out+About project, where for one day only some of London's finest musicians serenade new audiences with free live music in unusual locations across the Capital. 

The BBC Symphony Orchestra is the flagship orchestra of the Proms.

Each year they perform over 12 Proms, including the First and Last Nights.

Listen while you travel

The classical viola players will be taking centre stage on one of the London Underground (LU) busking pitches at the station. 
 
Richard Parry, Director of Strategy and Service Development for LU said: 'The London Underground busking scheme continues to be a great success with the travelling public.

'We welcome the collaboration with BBC proms and the opportunity to bring this music to our customers.

'We hope that passengers will enjoy the free concert.'

LU is looking for a new sponsor for the popular busking scheme to start from the end of July.

Offers are welcome and will be considered.


Notes to editors:

The LU busking scheme is funded by sponsorship and was implemented in May 2003 as a result of passenger demand after LU managed to change the laws and bylaws to make busking legal on the Underground
  • Transport for London is investing £10bn to improve and expand London's transport network, over half of that of being spent on the Tube
  • Tube Lines is responsible for the maintenance and renewal of Jubilee, Northern and Piccadilly lines
  • Metronet Rail BCV is responsible for the maintenance and renewal of the Bakerloo, Central, Victoria and Waterloo & City lines; and
  • Metronet Rail SSL is responsible for the maintenance and renewal of the sub surface lines - the Circle, District, Hammersmith & City  and Metropolitan lines
  • Metronet Rail BCV and SSL are now under the control of LU to ensure all necessary maintenance and renewal  works continue
  • For more information on BBC Proms Out+About please visit bbc.co.uk/proms