Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Last Night of the Proms

The Proms, more formally known as The BBC Proms, or The Henry Wood Promenade Concerts presented by the BBC, is an eight-week summer season of daily orchestral classical music concerts and other events held annually, predominantly in the Royal Albert Hall in London.

Prom is short for promenade concert, a term which originally referred to outdoor concerts in London's pleasure gardens, where the audience was free to stroll around while the orchestra was playing.

The last night of the proms is in September, in London, but if you happen to be anywhere near Toronto today or tomorrow, I'm sure, this being the Queen's Diamond Jubilee year, it will be a rousing time all around!

Toronto Symphony Orchestra

Credit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Proms

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