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Details of 2006 UK Proms announced

Nicolas Kenyon, director of the BBC Proms has announced this year's line up. Anniversaries celebrated in the festival include Colin Matthew's 60th birthday, Steve Reich's 70th, and the 80th birthdays of Hans Werner Henze's and György Kurtág.

The Proms will also see the U.K. premieres of works by Osvaldo Golijov, H. K. Gruber, Magnus Lindberg, Dai Fujikura, and Benjamin Wallfisch. BBC commissions include works from British composers Julian Anderson, George Benjamin, James Dillon, Mark-Anthony Turnage, and Ian Wilson.

Together with the Guardian the proms has also launched a young composers competition (for 12-18 year olds) :

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