The launch day for the BBC’s Proms season – ‘the world’s greatest classical music festival’ – has in recent years turned into an event all of its own. How was it different this year, and how did it help launch the 124th season of Promenade concerts?
The BBC are going to mount a modest BBC Proms season in Australia next year, it was announced earlier this week. As a hardcore Proms advocate, I’ve always wondered about the idea of a Proms season in a different UK city (something I’d love to to see). But a Prom concert series on another continent is something entirely different. Isn’t it?