Saturday, 16 August 2014

The Metropole Orchestra

Dolf van der Linden is a name I used to roll around my tongue in childhood. It seems that the Metropole Orchestra was always around on the Light Programme. I'm surprised that it has taken so long to bring the current incarnation to the Proms - perhaps too "light music" for earlier Proms controllers - but its straddling of the worlds of jazz and symphonic music seems just right for today's Proms. Next Tuesday's concert featuring Laura Mvula should be something special.

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