That is a considerable coup for Roger Wright! DB & the WEDO have performed the LvB cycle in the Far East, South America, Germany & maybe elsewhere, always to great acclaim. It's sure to be a splendid series, crackling with energy, amply rehearsed & their maestro & mentor is sure to make fearsome demands of them.
(Budgie - I'm surprised there aren't more replies; people seem to be busy moaning that new programmes that aren't yet on air are dumbed down...)
(EA - a pretty dumbed down post coming from a Host isn't it - ignoring #1 entirely?)
So, besides Barenboim and his "orchestra against ignorance" with a Beethoven cycle (let's hope the security is really good for all of them, and indeed all around), to summarize past rumors from the earlier thread, we may also expect at next year's Proms:
1. Berlioz: Les Troyens (ROH & Pappano)
2. Ulster Orchestra with JoAnn Falletta (her first appearance as their new principal conductor)
3. BBC NOW, Thierry Fischer:
(a) Walton - Belshazzar's Feast, Elgar - The Music Makers
(b) Berlioz: Grande Messe des Morts
4. Visit by the Labeque sisters
Gurrelieder has also been tipped
What would be the disadvantage of announcing the next seasons programme at the end of the current one ?
Thats still only 44 weeks notice for the opening concerts.
And we are all busy people who need to get our diaries sorted.
Well, probably not every concert is finalised yet. But I agree, they could give us some idea of what's planned.
Originally Posted by Alison
Whilst discussion is flowing regarding this year's Last Night; taking note of many views expressed, I would like to propose a concert for next year's LNOTP, giving satisfaction to those who still cling to the British traditions associated with the Henry Wood Promenade Concerts:
Sir Edward Elgar: Overture "Cockaign" (In London Town)
Ralph Vaughan Williams: Symphony Nº 2 (A London Symphony)
Sir William Walton: Overture: "Portsmouth Point"
Sir Arnold Bax: Tintagel
Benjamin Britten: Four Sea Interludes (from Peter Grimes)
Sir Arthur Bliss: Suite: "Things to Come"
Sir William Walton: March: Crown Imperial
Thomas Arne: Rule Britannia
Sir Edward Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March Nº 1 "Land of Hope and Glory"
Why not? The Henry Wood Promenade concerts are a British music festival. So why not also make it a festival of British music?
Suggestions please (no reason why the concert should not run longer than normal)
So by "British Music Festival" you really mean
Dead English ?