The Forum Big Screen: Last Night of the Proms
The Forum Big Screen Presents:
Last Night of the Proms
Saturday 12th September 2015
7.15 pm | Free Admission
The Forum Big Screen continues its season of exciting fresh cultural events, screening the Last Night of the Proms live and for free.
Celebrated Southend local Benjamin Grosvenor, one of the most sought-after young pianists in the world, will be leading an all-star line-up of musicians, including soprano Danielle de Niese, tenor Jonas Kaufmann and the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Marin Alsop, who triumphed at 2013’s Last Night, presides over a finale that opens with the new and ends with the Last Night favourites.
Benjamin Grosvenor was born and educated in Southend-on-Sea, and began his journey into music from here when his mother taught him how to play. It is thrilling to be able to enjoy the performance of this inspiring local success through the Big Screen medium of open-air cinema, beside one of Southend’s newest innovations The Forum Southend-on-Sea.
However you arrive at a love for classical music, the Proms offer up a soaring feast of varied delights which will be sure to capture your imagination – and what better way to enjoy them than in the open-air with friends!
Highlights of the Last Night will include excerpts from Shostakovich, Puccini and Strauss classics, Rodgers’ Sound of Music score and stirring Elgar favourites.
Bring your own chair or blanket and a picnic to enjoy the atmosphere in comfort – sit back and let inspiring music wash over you.
An evening not to be missed!
For more information please visit: www.theforumsouthend.co.uk/events