Cult London band Public Service Broadcasting are set to make their Proms debut in a special Late Night Prom to mark the 50th anniversary of the first manned mission to the Moon.
The electronics/instrumental outfit will be joined by The Multi-Story Orchestra to perform a specially commissioned orchestral arrangement of the Public Service Broadcasting 2015 studio album The Race for Space.
Blending both acoustic and electronic performance and archive audio samples, the album explores the highs and lows of the US/Soviet space race of the 1960s. For the first time at the Royal Albert Hall, the album will be performed in full in this specially-commissioned new version. The band perform to a backdrop of archival footage and an occasional dancing astronaut might also be expected.
Celebrated as one of the most exciting young orchestras to emerge in recent years, The Multi-Story Orchestra is made up of outstanding young professional musicians who share a commitment to widening accessibility to classical music.
Its performances in car parks around the country attract huge, diverse audiences. The group tours local school halls and playgrounds, and runs choir projects that bring together hundreds of young people to perform alongside the Orchestra. In 2016, Multi-Story’s work was recognised with a Royal Philharmonic Society Award for “ingenuity, simplicity, and as a model which can be replicated to create new audiences for classical music around the UK.”
Public Service Broadcasting with The Multi-Story Orchestra will be performing The Race For Space on 25th July at the Royal Albert Hall, London. General Booking for all BBC Proms events opens on 11th May.
Further details regarding this performance and links for ticket purchase can be found on the Royal Albert Hall website.