Blogs Archive

Fri Jul 31, 2009
The Hallé and Mark Elder revealed a hidden treasure with their performance of the Second Symphony, says Tristan Jakob-Hoff 
Tue Jul 28, 2009
This year's Proms feature the major anniversaries of several well-known (and not so well-known) composers. But can that make the programmes a little predictable, asks Tristan Jakob-Hoff
Fri Jul 24, 2009
Thousands of people each year go Promming, but why is it so popular? Tristan Jakob-Hoff gives you four good reasons to brave the Arena crowds
Tue Jul 21, 2009
Standing up for concerts is part of the fun of Promming but it's not always easy. Can the dream combination of Bernard Haitink and Mahler make Tristan Jakob-Hoff forget his aches and pains?
Sat Jul 18, 2009
Our online diarist Tristan Jakob-Hoff joins the Prommers in a packed central arena for a variety-fuelled First Night 
Tue Jul 14, 2009
Writer and critic Tristan Jakob-Hoff introduces his twice-weekly exclusive Proms Diary starting this coming Saturday