Strive to hold the silence. But know your presence is welcome and applause appreciated. Just don’t be performative.
Even if the season-wide programme doesn’t tickle my taste buds in the way it used to ten or fifteen years ago, there are distinct improvements in the TV coverage already discernible from the First Night.
Do creatives need to be a less humble about their achievements?
As Simon Rattle’s excoriating remarks about ACE and the BBC’s commitment to classical music is published, the Corporation launches its Proms season at a decidedly lack-lustre affair. Has the BBC Proms lost its appeal?
Nothing to frighten the horses here. And maybe that’s just what the BBC needs and wants right now.
Where to download it and what to expect
Looking to save £1.35? Why not ditch Lineker and keep the BBC Singers.
As Ruth Hartt espouses, we need to offer classical as relevant to all manner of people in manner of ways, not command people respect it.
Selling classical music to new audiences isn’t as difficult as you might be led to believe. Just be passionate. Sincere. Genuine. Be an advocate.
Amateur orchestra changes programme; the world implodes.