Last Night of the Proms at Port Theatre Nov. 20

Musical event was found to be extremely popular in London

There’ll be flag waving, balloons and streamers and one heck of a party at Nanaimo’s Port Theatre Saturday, Nov. 19 as the Vancouver Island Symphony (VIS) celebrates the Last Night of the Proms, one of the most famous classical music events in the world.

The Proms has become one of the world’s largest and most democratic music festivals.

Every year the BBC Symphony Orchestra, international guest orchestras, conductors and artists perform up to 100 concerts leading into the Last Night of the Proms.

This phenomenal experience is now coming to Nanaimo as the VIS presents a program of favourite pops and light classical music under the baton of guest conductor Richard Rosenberg.

Margot Holmes, executive director of the VIS said this is the first time they are doing a tribute to this legendary annual event and it should be an exciting night.

“We have never done it before. People have been asking for it so we decided to re-create the the musical event that is so popular in London,” she said.

While the choir and orchestra are formally dressed in black tie or evening gowns, the audience, known as prommers are encouraged to wear over the top outfits.

All are welcomed to the come as you are night.

Guests can walk the red carpet and get their photo taken in a fancy dress or T-shirt and jeans.

The party at the Port Theatre Saturday, Nov. 19 starts at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets for Last Night of the Proms are available at 250-754-8550.

For information visit: www.vancouverislandsymphony.com.

 

 

reporter@pqbnews.com

 

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