Thursday, August 4, 2011

Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra BBC Proms Live Stream Online

Dynamic conductor Gustavo Dudamel returns to the Proms on Saturday 6 August 2011 with the Simón Bolívar Symphony.

This live feed has all the BBC Proms performances live online:

Four years ago, then called the Simón Bolívar National Youth Orchestra of Venezuela, their exuberance set the hall alight. this concert is devoted to Mahler's majestic Resurrection Symphony, and also features the National Youth Choir of Great Britain.

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. Founded in 1895, each season currently consists of over 70 concerts in the Albert Hall, a series of chamber concerts at Cadogan Hall, additional Proms in the Park events across the United Kingdom on the last night, and associated educational and children's events. In 2009 the total number of concerts reached 100 for the first time. In the context of classical music festivals, Jiří Bělohlávek has described the Proms as "the world's largest and most democratic musical festival".