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Classical music festivals around the world have had to be postponed and cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic – and the historic BBC Proms is no exception. BBC Proms ‘fantasy' season combines archive concerts and live performances by artists including Sheku Kanneh-Mason and Nicola Benedetti.

In its 125th year, the organisers have announced a special ‘fantasy' season which aims to be a ‘beacon of hope' during the global health crisis. BBC Proms 2020 brings together archive recordings of some of the stand-out concerts from the past 30 years alongside a handful of live performances in the final two weeks of the season. "These are extraordinary times for our nation and the rest of the world, but they show that we need music and the creative industries more than ever," said David Pickard, Director of the BBC Proms. "This year it is not going to be the Proms as we know them, but the Proms as we need them."

Here are the performances you won't want to miss.