The BBC Proms is a global music festival, but do all orchestras now sound the same?


With 10 international orchestras making their debuts at the Proms this year, Geoffrey Norris wonders what it is that gives an orchestra its national identity

The Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra with Principal Conductor Sascha Goetzel perform at the Proms on July 29
The Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra with Principal Conductor Sascha Goetzel perform at the Proms on July 29

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