Proms, short of promenade concert, refer to an outdoor concert where audience members can move freely during the performance. The Proms is an institution in England with an eight-week season culminating in the internationally recognised concert extravaganza ‘The Last Night of the Proms’. John Hopkins AM OBE introduced Prom concerts to Melbourne in the 1960/70 when he was chief conductor of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.
GSO’s ‘A Gippsland Proms’ concert will have a balance of serious classical music, ranging from the subtle beauty of Elgar’s Nimrod from Enigma, 2nd movement for the Haydn’s Surprise Symphony through to the joyous celebration that is Pomp and Circumstance No 1 and Peter Sculthorpe’s moving tribute to his father Irkanda IV.
This is the GSO’s first Prom and they will present a selection of works from the classical and romantic idiom as well as featuring works by Australian composers, two of whom are residents of Gippsland. Imagine attending this iconic musical event! If you can, come along and celebrate the GSO in their first Prom concert!