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Posted: 28 Jul 05, 12:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

All the UK music press I read keeps talking about the Proms and reviewing them.

In the USA, that's our High School Senior Year Dance, but obviously, in the UK, it's some significant national music event from what I can see...of a classical nature?

Please fill me in as it sounds interesting.


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Posted: 28 Jul 05, 12:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Barry © wrote:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/proms/

"A Prom means a Promenade Concert, or a concert where part of the audience stands in a "promenade" area of the hall.

The BBC Proms is an annual music festival running from mid-July to mid-September and comprising over seventy Prom concerts."


Barry, Thanks so much! This sounds like a wonderful Festival. Have you or anyone on QZ ever gone?


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Posted: 28 Jul 05, 12:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Barry © wrote:

I have seen them on the T.V a few times, if I recall right, the BBC program was called "One Night At The Proms." On that site you can listen to the proms.


I´ve seen them on tv too, and all i can say is:

TOP CLASS!!

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Posted: 28 Jul 05, 13:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

a very good series of concerts in the summer.


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Posted: 28 Jul 05, 13:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ive been there really good


Why?