Since I have found this years BBC proms programme not only dull as dishwater but also embarrassingly popularist (Micheal Ball???) I think the clean air of the Swiss Alps in summer might be calling.
I have never been to the Verbier festival before but looking through the programme has been thrilling. Almost every concert made me think can I go for that one or this one. How about Martha Argerich playing Prok 3, Joshua Bell and Ravi Shankar playing together, Evgeny Kissin doing two solo recitals, Rene Fleming, Heinrich Schiff and Sarah Chang in one concert. It's just amazing.
Sarah Chang, Leonidas Kavakos, Alexandra Soumm violon
Nobuko Imai, Kim Kashkashian alto
Steven Isserlis, Heinrich Schiff violoncelle
Roman Patkolo contrebasse
Michael Collins clarinette
Katia LabÃ¨que, Marielle LabÃ¨que, Lars Vogt piano
All these people are playing in ONE concert. There's enough there for the proms to stretch across an entire week.