'TI HE new season of concerts 1started last Saturday with traditional gaiety and enthusiasm with the B.B.C. Symphony Orchestra under Sir Malcolm Sargent.
Two new orchestras the Bournemouth Symphony and the National Youth will be taking part for the first time this year.
Seventeen artists. mostly British. will be making their " prom " debuts.
The original aims of the " proms " have been well preserved, by presenting the major classics. with some interesting additions-29 in all-including Bergh 'a violin concerto, Prokoriev's 7th Symphony and Second Piano Concerto, Several works by British composers will have their first performance.