&ldquoAs Alsop faced the cellos and drew from them the most tremendously shaped phrases with every inflection of her baton, you were aware of being in the presence of greatness.&rdquo
4th September 2013
Last Night of the BBC Proms to be broadcast worldwide

The BBC Proms season will draw to a close on Saturday 7 September as Marin Alsop takes to the podium to conduct the Last Night celebrations at London’s Royal Albert Hall. The concert will be broadcast live on BBC television and radio, on the BBC’s big screens around Britain as well as to listeners and viewers around the world.

After a highly praised performance of Brahms’s A German Requiem, the first period instrument performance of the piece at the Proms, Marin’s history-making performance as the first female conductor of the Last Night is highly anticipated.

Marin will be conducting the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in a wide ranging programme that includes celebrations of Wagner, Verdi and Britten, a new commission by young British composer Anna Clyne, as well as works by Marin’s mentor and teacher, Leonard Bernstein. Soloists performing with Marin are star opera singer Joyce DiDonato and violinist Nigel Kennedy. Full programme details and broadcast information can be found on the BBC Proms website.