BBC Proms Achieve Record Attendance

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The BBC Proms season has seen unprecedented numbers of concertgoers. Ticket sales rose 5% over last year and 272,000 people booked tickets, beating 2001's record of 265,000.

The festival's two-month season ended September 8 with performances by Anna Netrebko, Andrew Kennedy, Joshua Bell and the BBC Symphony Chorus and Symphony Orchestra led by Jiri Belohlšvek.

"I could not have had a better end to my 12 seasons at the Proms than the record attendance figures we are announcing today," said festival director Nicholas Kenyon, who is leaving to become managing director of the Barbican Centre in London.

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