It was only the arena that was sparsely attended. The pre-booked seats in the stalls, boxes and circle appeared to be reasonably full, which suggests that there may have been extra-musical reasons why more promenaders didn't attend.
Originally Posted by amac4165
There did seem to be an air of nervousness in central london on Tuesday with lots of people leaving work early. Some may also have been put off by the Police's advice to stay at home.
I thought Enter Spring was excellent (not a piece a knew before) and enjoyed the Organ Symphone for what it is; a piece of unashamed Victorian bombast. The Holt piece rather outstayed its welcome for me at least.
"I do not approve of anything that tampers with natural ignorance. Ignorance is like a delicate exotic fruit; touch it and the bloom is gone. The whole theory of modern education is radically unsound. Fortunately in England, at any rate, education produces no effect whatsoever. If it did, it would prove a serious danger to the upper classes, and probably lead to acts of violence in Grosvenor Square."
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