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Proms 2011
« on: December 20, 2010, 01:59:41 pm »
Havergal Brian's Gothic symphony is being performed at the Proms July 17, 2011 - BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conducted by Martyn Brabbins (The veracity of this information may be in doubt. Roger Wright of the BBC refuses to confirm or deny as all information is embargoed until April)

This from
http://www.musicweb-international.com/classrev/2010/DEC10/listing.htm#ixzz18ZGakhHF

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Re: Proms 2011
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2010, 02:04:41 pm »
Gor blimey auto, you're a bit late to the feast. There's been a developing thread on this over at The Radio 3 Forum some 19 hours ago:

http://www.for3.org/forums/showthread.php?726-Brian-Gothic-2011-Proms&p=15038#post15038 ;)
« Last Edit: December 20, 2010, 02:21:26 pm by Bryn »

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Re: Proms 2011
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2010, 02:11:03 pm »
How many forums must I access?
Why have you been keeping this secret from us, Bryn?
And why doesn't your link work? :D

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« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2010, 02:22:38 pm »

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Re: Proms 2011
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2010, 07:43:27 pm »
This is pleasantly surprising. A sometime colleague of mine got a performance together in California a few years ago iirc via 'The Ladies Who Lunch'etc who turned up trumps on that occasion. Maybe Brien would have fared better if he'd been born in or assimilated  in  America?

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Re: Proms 2011
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2010, 12:40:26 pm »
Try the revised version:

http://www.for3.org/forums/showthread.php?726-Brian-Gothic-2011-Proms&p=15038#post15038
Having successfully sought confirmation from a reliable and trustworthy authority, I can with no small amount of pleasure confirm that this performance is indeed scheduled to take place on the stated date in the stated venue with the stated forces in the stated concert series.

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« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2010, 12:46:31 pm »
Thank you. This time I think I will listen from the Arena, rather than the Gallery. Hopefully they will do the honours and use four separate additional bands, rather than grouping them into two as in the Boult and Schmidt performances. I might give the Schmidt a spin this afternoon.

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« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2010, 01:36:53 pm »
Having successfully sought confirmation from a reliable and trustworthy authority, I can with no small amount of pleasure confirm that this performance is indeed scheduled to take place on the stated date in the stated venue with the stated forces in the stated concert series.

Yessir!

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« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2010, 11:13:29 am »
I have just emailed Radio 3 via their "Contact Us" system to suggest a re-broadcast of their 1983 production of The Tigers on a Thursday afternoon in the run-up to the Prom performance of The Gothic. How about others doing likewise? Even if/though it might seem unlikely to  prompt such a re-broadcast before the Proms, perhaps it would at least serve to remind them that it is there in the archive.

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« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2011, 10:31:28 pm »
18 July 2011 Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France/Myung-Whun Chung performs Les Offrandes oubliees Royal Albert Hall (BBC Proms), London, UK

So it says here
"Music, shorn of labels and standing alone, when it is conceived, composed and performed with love and integrity, can elevate us all."
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« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2011, 10:24:20 am »
D'ya think there'll be any Mozart in the 2011 Proms?  I haven't heard much recently.  The R3 management must have some kind of vendetta against him, I somehow sense?
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« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2011, 11:35:51 am »
I've done some research and discovered that this year is the 250th anniversary of Mozart being five years old. Clearly a significant event which they will be keen to celebrate!

"Music, shorn of labels and standing alone, when it is conceived, composed and performed with love and integrity, can elevate us all."
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« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2011, 12:55:06 pm »
 :D   And include everything he wrote when aged 5 :)  Conducted by Charles Hazelwood.
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Re: Proms 2011
« Reply #13 on: March 11, 2011, 03:27:13 pm »
Just spotted a listing for a National Youth Orchestra concert at Birmingham Symphony Hall this summer.... I presume that their summer school won't give them time to rehearse two complete programmes, so I guess it's a fair bet that their RAH appearance will be the same line-up. Looking at the programme, I think I probably won't be going to that one this year.

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« Reply #14 on: April 07, 2011, 02:52:34 pm »
The BBC Proms Guide 2011 can be pre-ordered from Amazon for £3 99p, rrp £6.   Distribution 15 April.