The BBC’s eight week summer season of classical music is upon us providing punters with an opportunity to get reacquainted with the works of some of the world’s greatest composers. Highlights this week include Slavic flavoured Prom 35: Liszt /Gliere/Rachmaninov (Wed, Aug 10, 7pm) with Ukrainian Kirill Karabits conducting the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Prom 37: Bridge / Brahms / Holst / Elgar (Thu, Aug 11, 7.30pm) conducted by the BBC Philharmonic’s Chief Guest Conductor, Vassily Sinaisky. For those looking for something a little more “accessible” check out Prom 38: Film Music Prom (Fri, Aug 12, 7pm) in which the BBC Concert Orchestra explore the rich legacy of film music from Hollywood and beyond. Also well worth a look is Prom 39: Spaghetti Western Orchestra (Fri, Aug 12, 10.15pm). Fascinated by the scores of Ennio Morricone, these five inventive multitaskers have their own way of presenting film music in concert. Featuring music from Sergio Leone’s The Good The Bad And The Ugly, For A Few Dollars More and Once Upon A Time In The West they have devised their own outside-the-box approach to Morricone’s epic soundtracks using conventional instruments and anything else that comes to hand (beer bottles and cornflake boxes have been used in their shows). And last but not least, comedian and rock ‘n’ roll superstar in his own mind Tim Minchin (pictured) hosts a Prom first: Comedy Prom (Sat, Aug 13, 7.30pm) featuring Sue Perkins, Kit and the Widow, soprano Susan Bullock and pianist Danny Driver, the BBC Concert Orchestra and conductor Jules Buckley.
Royal Albert Hall, Doors at various times, £ 13-£55 (royalalberthall.com), Until Sep 10.