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First Night of BBC Proms dedicated to London bomb victims - Friday 15 July

Category: BBC Proms

Date: 14.07.2005
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The First Night of the BBC Proms will be dedicated to the victims of the London bombings of July 7 2005.


Planned well in advance of the attacks, the programme includes Elgar's Overture Cockaigne - an affectionate turn-of-the-century portrait of London's proud history and indomitable spirit - and Tippett's highly personal response to injustice and man's inhumanity to man, A Child of Our Time - two pieces made even more poignant by recent events.


Nicholas Kenyon, Director BBC Proms, says: "In so many ways the Proms represent the spirit of Londoners.


"All the performers in the First Night wish both to dedicate this concert to victims and their families and to express the continuing resilience of London and Londoners."



Category: BBC Proms

Date: 14.07.2005
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