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Classical music lovers rejoice with a packed lineup of classical icons at the annual BBC Proms: Classical Music Festival. Held from July through August, the 2013 BBC Proms: Classical Music Festival takes place at Royal... ... read more

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BBC Proms: Classical Music Festival Description

BBC Proms: Classical Music Festival - Music Festival in London.

Classical music lovers rejoice with a packed lineup of classical icons at the annual BBC Proms: Classical Music Festival. Held from July through August, the 2013 BBC Proms: Classical Music Festival takes place at Royal Albert Hall in London and at parks across the UK.

Each year, BBC Proms: Classical Music Festival features all five of the BBC orchestras as well as composers and musicians from all around the world. Over 80 concerts take place each year with everything from classical standards to new works. Past performers and conductors include legends like Vilde Frang, Michail Lifits, Stephen Hough, and Sakari Oramo.

Tickets to the BBC Proms: Classical Music Festival in 2013 range from about £12 to around £95 depending on the seats selected. Season passes to the BBC Proms: Classical Music Festival in 2013 cost about £190 each. Proms in the Park tickets in 2013 cost about £35 each.

BBC Proms: Classical Music Festival User Comments

Blake F. Aug 12, 2013
As an American, I could have never expected a standing-room only Classical Music concert on a Friday night to be SOLD OUT! The BBC Proms: Classical Music Festival is a wonderful exploration of classical music styles that is aimed at educating the audience. I attended the German Classical Night, featuring pieces from Beethoven, Mozart, and Bach. A two hour concert showcasing some of the greatest German musicians in history was packed to the brim, which shocked me. Did I mention that it was packed to the brim, with YOUNG PEOPLE! The youth was out in force for this one. A packed crowd of twenty-somethings stood listening to amazing baroque and classical concert, by their own volition. The price was right, and the crowd loved it. I bought a £10 ticket to enter for the general admission standing space. As I walked into the Royal Albert Hall, up to the large, rotund standing space, it looked more like concerts in the park than a classical concert at a world renowned venue. Couples had set up blankets and had some snacks. Attendees bought beer and wine there and sat and drank it amongst friends. This was not the scene I had expected at all, but loved it all the more. As I stated before, this event was meant to educate. The price of the tickets are kept incredibly low as to have a turn out like the one I described. Any classical music event can charge plenty and get some old stuffy's to fill the seats. But Proms aims to draw the young crowd, as to get some good music appreciation going. This was an acceptable Friday event to attend for young adults, and so the event was a success. I recommend, if you wind-up in London, try to see one night of Proms. The price is so right, and the buzz about it is justified. I experienced excellent classical music at a cheap rate, and everyone there loved being there. The atmosphere of the concert goers was so laid-back, it was not your grandmothers' Bach. The atmosphere was also respectful, just like one would expect at a classical show. If I had a choice of how to experience classical music, I would choose the BBC Proms every time!
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