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    Default 2014 BBC Proms

    The line-ups have been announced.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/proms/whats-on/2014/july-18

    Some very nice programmes in there.

    Also, this is the schedule for the televised concerts.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/proms/whats-on/...es/proms-on-tv

    Anyone planning on going this year?

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    Delicious menus. My first possible opportunity for attendance would be Sept. 8 - 11.

    My eyes zero'd in on...

    Thurs. Jul. 24 contains Brahms PC 1 w. Douglas/LSO/Gergiev, which instantly reminds of the magnificent RCA rec. w. Douglas/LSO/Skrowaszewski (1988).

    Mon. Jul. 28, CPE Bach w. Podger and friends.

    Wed. Jul. 30, Mahler 5, Ravel Lefthand PC, w. Tharaud, Birtwistle Night's Black bird - BBCPO/Harding.

    Mon. Aug. 4, Mahler 9, RVW "Tallis", w. BBCSSO/Runnicles.

    Sat. Aug. 16, Mahler 4, Schubert 5, w. Tilling/LSO/Haitink.

    Sun. Aug 24, Dvorak Clo. Cto., LvB 7, Janacek Overture/House of the Dead, w. Weilerstein/Czech PO/Belohlavek.

    Tue. Aug. 26, Brahms 3 & 4, w. Budapest FO/Fischer.

    Fri. Aug. 20, Mahler 2, w. Royal/Stotijn/Swedish RSO/Harding.

    Sun. Aug. 31, R. Strauss Elektra, w. Goerke/Reuter/BBCSO/Bychkov.

    Mon. Sept. 8, Brahms 2, Tragic Overture, Cleveland O./FWM.

    Wed. Sept. 10, RVW, Walton, Birtwistle, w. Berthaud/BBCSO/Litton.

    Thurs. Sept. 11, Mahler 3, w. Romberger/Leipzig O.& C./Chailly.

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    I will be in London at the end of August, my eyes are on Alisa Weilerstein performing the Dvorak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaneyes View Post
    Sat. Aug. 16, Mahler 4, Schubert 5, w. Tilling/LSO/Haitink.
    I'm hoping to go to at least 1 concert if possible. After initial glances at the whole season, this one would probably be my top choice.

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    Beethoven's Eroica or the 9th for me.
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    Should I buy tickets now or wait until I get to London? Could I just show up and see a performance, or do I need to buy tickets months / weeks in advance?

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    I think it must depend on which concert. When I went 2 years ago for Shostakovich's 7th Symphony, I booked about a month in advance. The hall was full, except for where the Prommers stood - and I think you can get last minute tickets to stand there.
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    Now having an extended look at the programme, and I can't make my mind up...

    To check out a 'new' orchestra - say, the Icelandic Symphony?
    To watch Haitink? John Eliot Gardner?
    To hear the LSO or the BPO?
    To see Janine Jansens?
    To hear UK premieres?

    I live 300 miles away from London, so it's not going to be cheap to go, but I might have to find two successive evenings to make a worthwhile trip!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacLeod View Post
    To see Janine Jansens?
    I think you mean Julia Fischer.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/proms/whats-on/2014/july-21/14930

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    Quote Originally Posted by senza sordino View Post
    Should I buy tickets now or wait until I get to London? Could I just show up and see a performance, or do I need to buy tickets months / weeks in advance?
    Since Weilerstein is a hot commodity at the moment, I'd suggest buying a.s.a.p.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaneyes View Post
    Since Weilerstein is a hot commodity at the moment, I'd suggest buying a.s.a.p.
    That's a good tip, but my travel companion doesn't like classical music and doesn't want to go and I've already dragged her to a few concerts over the years. I'll work on her some more. If I have to go to Mamma Mia, I think she should go to the proms.

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    So much Mahler, I have to go.

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    I'm going to try and get tickets for Schubert 5/Mahler 4 with Haitink.

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    I simply can't afford the expense of travel, accommodation, etc to go to any of the Proms concerts, so I'm especially disappointed at the televised concerts this year. Only a couple that hold any interest for me
    There may come a time when Youtube won't let us do this...

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    Unfortunately I completely forgot that tickets went on sale on the 17th.

    I'd been lining up the Vaughan Williams (Tallis) / Mahler (9th) & Schubert (5th) / Mahler (4th) but they seem to be more or less sold out.

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