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Hands off our music

Never mind the latest instalment of pointless ramblings at Stormont where our neanderthal politicians will spend the next month in their tribal gear knocking ten shades out of each other and getting nowhere. 203 more words

Ulster Orchestra

How to put on a classical concert for newbies

On Monday 25 August the Ulster Orchestra and conductor Jac van Steen presented this BBC Proms season’s Free Prom. Aimed at new audiences, it had a purposefully relaxed atmosphere that even embraced clapping between movements. 750 more words

Classical Music

Prom 51: A missed opportunity to unlock the power of classical music


For a Prom aimed at those experiencing classical music for the first time, this season’s Free Prom had an odd programme. Dvorak’s Slavonic Dances and Grieg’s Piano Concerto in the first half were accessible pieces that are typically played for first timers. 68 more words

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