Since Mark Simpson’s Prom with the BBC Philharmonic a couple of nights ago, it feels like the Proms has bedded in nicely. Similarly with Prom 6 and the BBC Symphony’s performance Messiaen’s Turangalila.
I didn’t get to Gruppen at the weekend, but its been fantastic to see such excitement and enthusiasm about the LSO’s gigs at Tate Modern and the Philharmonia’s Gurrelieder at Southbank too. Epic events that drew passionate crowds.
Prom 64: Turangalila, originally uploaded by Thoroughly Good. Messiaen was one composer which was flagged up pretty early on in my Proms experience this year. In truth, I probably made a bee-line for all of the concerts in which his works featured heavily because I knew it was an easy hit. Pick out the ones […]
Sunday saw another necessary break from the Proms treadmill in the form of a Sunday afternoon summer party with the in-laws. The food was brilliant (of particular note were prawns soaked in garlic oil with chilli peppers – I’ve no idea how they’re prepared but bloody hell they were gorgeous). Stars of the said summer party […]
Did I actually say I couldn’t wait for the next one? Yes. Yes I did. The gig started off well. It was interesting to hear Messiaen’s L’Ascension again. The version I’d heard before was an organ arrangement played by Olivier Latry close to the beginning of the season. This evening’s arrangement was specifically for orchestra. […]