On Saturday 7th September 2013, Marin Alsop will make history at the Last Night of the Proms in The Royal Albert Hall when she becomes the first woman to conduct the world famous final night of The Proms.
Classical music, rock, pop and jazz, sporting events, galas, banquets and balls and the world-famous Proms series all take place within the Royal Albert Hall's iconic oval walls. One of London's most versatile venues, it is a favourite of performers from Jose Carreras to Kylie Minogue and Nigel Kennedy and Joyce DiDonato are the star soloists in a programme that picks up sea-faring themes from Bantock and George Lloyd and includes a translatlantic flavour.
The show was described by conductor Jiri Belohlavek as "the world's largest and most democratic musical festival", and now the much-loved classical celebration encompasses more than 100 concerts each year. The rousing Last Night is traditionally very different from the eight weeks that precede it, following a lighter, 'winding-down' vein and often pandering to popular classics and Patriotic Anthems.
Tickets arehard to come by but don’t be disappointed, the whole thing is broadcast live on the BBC - and all round the world. Plus on the same night there are the popular Proms in the Park party, hosted by Terry Wogan. Click here for more details.
If you are still feeling energetic after the show why not call into The Rooftop Gardens on Kensington High Street and enjoy a delicious cocktail while enjoying the fantastic gardens where you might even see a flamingo.