The “Proms” in the UK

 
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31 July 2018 10:35
 

Every year, for about 2 months (July->Sept), centered around the Royal Albert Hall in London is a series of concerts, which features some of the great talents in classical music from around the world.  The series provides a chance to hear music that is not usually heard in other venues, and features many exciting performers.  There is a buzz during this time, with a type of exhilaration that only this type of sustained festival of high quality can generate.

Most of us probably will not be able to travel to London to participate, but luckily there is a way to consume some of this online (for free).

All the major concerts can be accessed here (in fairly good audio):  https://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/play/b0bbssp7
Articles about performances can be read here: 
    https://www.theguardian.com/music/proms   
    https://www.standard.co.uk/topic/proms
Discussions that occur around the performances (‘Proms Plus”) can be accessed here:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02nrvk3/episodes/downloads
Guide: https://amzn.to/2Kh3J7v

Not quite the same as being there, but surprisingly immersive with a good set of headphones, and after gazing at some of the articles online.

[ Edited: 31 July 2018 19:03 by saeed]
 
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31 July 2018 16:46
 

Thanks for the heads-up.

 
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05 August 2018 11:56
 

I put the links on a website for convenient access.  I have to say, I am really enjoying the Proms online.

https://philosophyring.neocities.org/websites/proms.html