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So, somebody said this year's Proms season had been announced?  I don't think I've received anything yet, but does anybody have any thoughts about it?

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Oh yes, thanks.  I've just looked, and Outlook.com had sent it into my Other folder again.  There's usually an option to send it to the "Focused" folder, but not on this occasion, apparently :( 

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Very tempted by Bernard Haitink and the Vienna Philharmonic Prom 60 (Beethoven 4th Piano Concerto with Murray Perahia and Bruckner 7 although I’m not a great Bruckner fan).  I thought I’d read somewhere that Bernard Haitink is taking a sabbatical next year - does anyone know if this is correct?

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Supposedly.

 

I'd go to that prom even without the starry conductor/soloist/orchestra!  I love Bruckner 7, especially in the Albert Hall.

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I love the idea of taking a sabbatical at the age of 90!

 

The Lise Davidsen/Philharmonia/Salonen Prom looks pretty good.

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Does anyone know when the select-your-own-seat functionality is likely to be activated on the RAH/Proms website? This is the first year I've chosen to wait and book later (having had some very disappointing seats last year and the year before when I let the Proms Planner pick my seats on the day booking opened).

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22 minutes ago, RuthE said:

Does anyone know when the select-your-own-seat functionality is likely to be activated on the RAH/Proms website? This is the first year I've chosen to wait and book later (having had some very disappointing seats last year and the year before when I let the Proms Planner pick my seats on the day booking opened).

 

It seems to be available now, though I haven’t followed the process right through.

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I tried about an hour ago and it looked like I could only select which level to sit on and then it did the seat selection for me...

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I could definitely at least choose a seat - have another go?

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I should add that I was looking at the Circle only.

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It's literally changed in the last hour! Thanks!

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And it appears that it currently works for some concerts but not others.  I click on Benvenuto Cellini, it takes me straight into the seating plan to pick a seat; I click on Wagner Night and get a list of areas...

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And THAT now works as well.  Clearly they're just in the middle of sorting it out and I just need to let them finish.

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