This Saturday, September 10th, 2016 will be the Last Night of the Proms for this year. The season has just gone by too quickly! There have been over 90 concerts in 8 weeks. There has been something for everyone. There was the Strictly Prom and the Gospel Prom and the David Bowie Prom. Music set to works inspired by Shakespeare had a platform as we continue to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death. There was the annual evening concert featuring Daniel Barenboim’s West-East Divan orchestra which some people attend every year to support his great effort at bringing people together. Orchestras from around the UK, Europe, North America and South America took part with works by many well known composers from Mahler to Mozart. There were world premieres of works by new composers, introductions of up and coming conductors and new and well known guest artists. And there has been the added commentaries to these concerts by classical music experts who have an amazing knowledge of their subject.
This Saturday, those who are very lucky will have a seat in the Royal Albert Hall. One has to have attended at least 5 Proms concerts during the season to be eligible for a ticket. There will be concerts around the UK at the same time and they will be all joined up at different points throughout the evening. There will be Proms in the Park in Hyde Park, London, at Colwyn Bay Wales, in Northern Ireland at Titanic Belfast and in Scotland at Glasgow Green. If you are outside the UK, many theatres around the world show it live. Time for the commencement of the Last Night of the Proms at the Royal Albert Hall is 7:30pm local time.
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