Henry Wood

1869 - 1944

British

Summary

Sir Henry Joseph Wood was an English conductor best known for his association with London's annual series of promenade concerts, known as the Proms. He conducted them for nearly half a century, introducing hundreds of new works to British audiences. After his death, the concerts were officially renamed in his honor as the "Henry Wood Promenade Concerts," although they continued to be generally referred to as "The Proms."