Listened to the BBC Proms Concert 48
, of last Sunday, which is still available for replay today and tomorrow(until midnight London time). It was rather unusual and inspiring; the orchestra was the Venezuelan Youth Orchestra which comes from their program that involves hundreds of thousands of kids. The purpose is to take impoverished kids, often involved in violence and prostitution on the streets, and teach them to play classical music, giving them exposure to the beauty rather than the ugliness of the world.
The program includes the Shostakovich 10th Symphony, music from Bernstein's West Side Story, and several Latin American selections. Excellent playing, received with great enthusiasm by the audience, rather wildly so for supposedly staid British listeners, especially for the concluding Malambo from Ginastera's Estancia.
I also clicked on the Reviews and they indicate that this was quite a thrilling experience for those in attendance. Wish I was there, but I'm glad to get at least some part of it from the audio stream.