Wood's Promenade Concerts


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Occupation Ruth Padel
In 2007 she sat on the panel judging the Eric Gregory awards for new writing. In 2008 she became the first writer in residence at Somerset House and the first poet in residence for the...


6 October 1895
Henry Wood conducted the first of Wood's Promenade Concerts at Queen's Hall , London, with the aim of promoting orchestral music and cultivating the English public's musical appreciation.
August 1914
On a day during this month at Henry Wood 's Promenade Concerts , the usual Monday night Wagner concert was cancelled as a result of the outbreak of war, and replaced with works by British...