Film: 4315

Music | 1970 | Sound | B/W

Synopsis:

A newsreel item about the 76th Henry Wood Promenade Concerts (Proms) at the Royal Albert Hall, showing many of the younger concert-goers queuing to stand in the arena and gallery.

Jackie Gillett, wearing a mini skirt, stands on the balcony of the Royal Albert Hall and speaks about the growing appeal of all kinds of music. Footage of the exterior of the Albert Hall and of students sitting in a queue around the edge. Shots of the empty interior. Interviews with those queuing along nearby steps for standing tickets. Concert-goers arrive in taxis and gather around the entrance.

Interview with Colin Davis, Conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra: they discuss the appeal of music and the presence of rock group The Soft Machine at this year's season.


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