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« on: March 31, 2021, 04:53:44 am »

BBC Proms announce dates for 2021 season

The BBC Proms will take place this year in person at the Royal Albert Hall, in line with government guidance.

The BBC Proms has announced that it will run from Friday 30 July to Saturday 11 September at the Royal Albert Hall, with additional coverage on BBC Radio 3, BBC TV and online.

‘We hope to welcome live audiences back to our glorious home this summer, in line with government guidance,’ says a statement from the BBC Proms.

The Royal Albert Hall marks its 150th birthday today.

Last year’s Proms season predominantly took place online with a series of reruns of previous concerts. The last fortnight of the season took place in the Royal Albert Hall, with no audience
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« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2021, 08:10:12 am »

BBC Proms announce dates for 2021 season

The BBC Proms will take place this year in person at the Royal Albert Hall, in line with government guidance.

The BBC Proms has announced that it will run from Friday 30 July to Saturday 11 September at the Royal Albert Hall, with additional coverage on BBC Radio 3, BBC TV and online.

‘We hope to welcome live audiences back to our glorious home this summer, in line with government guidance,’ says a statement from the BBC Proms.

The Royal Albert Hall marks its 150th birthday today.

Last year’s Proms season predominantly took place online with a series of reruns of previous concerts. The last fortnight of the season took place in the Royal Albert Hall, with no audience
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Thanks for this - if it indeed goes ahead as outlined it will be a powerful vindication of the supreme importance of music (and culture in general) in our benighted Society...



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« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2021, 10:00:00 am »


Thanks for this - if it indeed goes ahead as outlined it will be a powerful vindication of the supreme importance of music (and culture in general) in our benighted Society...
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Yes, indeed. I heartily agree. Still, I can't help but wonder whether there will be any programmes over which I will salivate or if it will just be a combination of "the same old stuff" and first outings of modern pieces that slither back into well-deserved obscurity thereafter.

What was that you were saying about Job's Comforters?  Wink
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« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2021, 10:30:05 am »

I see that the (more-or-less) full programme has been announced, although I look for it in vain on the BBC news website. You can see it here, however:
https://www.classical-music.com/features/articles/bbc-proms-2021-full-concert-schedule/

24th August is a must for me but scrolling through now to examine the rest for nuggets.
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« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2021, 07:51:42 pm »

Having had the chance to look through the programme (which, understandably, has a number of "programme to be announced" entries) I have lighted on the following concerts/recitals which will be of especial interest to me:

Friday 30 July (First Night) Vaughan Williams, Serenade to Music BBC Singers, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Dalia Stasevska;

Thursday 5 August Gipps: Symphony No. 2 CBSO, Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla;

Monday 9 August Elgar, Cello Concerto; Janáček, Taras Bulba, Johannes Moser (cello) Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Kirill Karabits;

Tuesday 10 August Sibelius, Violin Concerto, Jennifer Pike (violin), BBC Philharmonic, John Storgårds;

Wednesday 11 August Rachmaninov, Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Pavel Kolesnikov (piano) Aurora Orchestra, Nicholas Collon;

Tuesday 24 August Coleridge-Taylor: Hiawatha Overture; Fela Sowande, African Suite; Florence Price: Piano Concerto in One Movement; Coleridge-Taylor, Symphony in A minor, Jeneba Kanneh-Mason (piano) Chineke! Orchestra, Kalena Bovell;

Friday 27 August Walton, Viola Concerto; Arnold, Symphony No. 5 Timothy Ridout (viola) BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sakari Oramo;

Sunday 29 August Saint-Saëns, The Carnival of the Animals, The Kanneh-Mason family (and others);

Monday 30 August Saint-Saëns, Oboe Sonata; Gipps, Sea-Shore Suite; Dutilleux, Oboe Sonata; Poulenc, Oboe Sonata; Bozza, Fantaisie pastorale, François Leleux (oboe) Eric Le Sage (piano);

Thusday 2 September 20th-Century British Film Music: Doreen Carwithen, The Men of Sherwood Forest – Overture; Vaughan Williams, Three Portraits from ‘The England of Elizabeth’; Malcolm Arnold, Hobson’s Choice – Concert Suite; Malcolm Arnold, Scherzetto for clarinet and orchestra (from ‘You Know What Sailors Are’); Malcolm Arnold, The Belles of St Trinian’s – Comedy Suite (Exploits for Orchestra)  Grin BBC Concert Orchestra, Bramwell Tovey;

Saturday 4 September Korngold, Symphony Sinfonia of London, John Wilson;

Tuesday 7 September Saint-Saëns, Symphony No. 3 ‘Organ’ Anna Lapwood (organ) Hallé, Mark Elder.

How about everyone else?
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« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2021, 10:49:29 pm »

Having hadthe chance to look through the programme (which, understandably, has a number of "programme to be announced" entries) I have lighted on the following concerts/recitals which will be of especial interest to me

My word, seems like a goodly harvest to me - I will rummage. Saints preserve us from Petroc Trelawney...

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« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2021, 11:05:12 pm »

Having hadthe chance to look through the programme (which, understandably, has a number of "programme to be announced" entries) I have lighted on the following concerts/recitals which will be of especial interest to me

My word, seems like a goodly harvest to me - I will rummage. Saints preserve us from Petroc Trelawney...



Better than usual, despite the fact that it's two weeks shorter. Agreed, re the dreaded Petroc. zzzzzzz
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