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Wednesday, 25 April 2007

AAE Q48: 'The Proms'

Hello!

Could you explain me briefly what does mean "The Proms"? I just know that it is some festival in England.

Thank you very much!

Simona


Hi Simona

The Proms is an 8 week summer season of daily classical music concerts and other events, mainly held at The Royal Albert Hall in London. It is the biggest classical music festival in the world, consists of over 70 concerts and is now over 110 years old.

What I remember most from growing up is the 'Last Night', although this concert is very different from the others and is traditionally with popular classics being followed by a series of patriotic pieces in the second half of the concert. These include Hubert Parry's Jerusalem (a setting of a poem by William Blake), Edward Elgar's Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 (Land of Hope and Glory), Sir Henry Wood's Fantasia on British Sea Songs, and Thomas Arne’s Rule Britannia. This single classical music concert is watched and listened to by an audience of many millions around the globe.

The 2007 season will run from 13 July–8 September.

For more info click here

Hope this helps

M

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