I went along to the Proms earlier this week and saw a performance of Bartók's Violin Concerto No. 2. Bartók is quite jazzy really, very modal. The soloist absolutely shredded it. The first 16 bars of this piece are crying out to be sampled.
[You can listen to the actual perfomance I saw here. Prom 44.]
Tonight I'm seeing Daniel Barenboim conduct his son on violin with the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra playing Mendelssohn. The orchestra is made up of young musicians from across the Middle East in an effort to bring about unity through music and Dazza Bazza is obviously a legend. Should be good.
Hurrah for the Proms. On Tuesday we had seats in the choir facing out to all the Prommers. It's such a brilliant tradition and another reason to add to the list of why London is definitely the best city in the world.