Eight famous amateurs, with a passion for classical music, do battle for the chance to conduct the BBC Concert Orchestra in front of a live audience of 30,000 at BBC Proms in the Park as part of the Last Night of the Proms. Actors Jane Asher and David Soul, drum and bass star Goldie, Blur bassist Alex James, broadcasters Katie Derham and Peter Snow, and comedians Sue Perkins and Bradley Walsh compete to be the Maestro.
In the first of six programmes the celebrity students go on a week-long ‘Baton Training Camp’ where they face an orchestra for the first time. On the final day they conduct the BBC Concert Orchestra in front of a panel of expert judges before the orchestra votes one of them out - for good.
Presenter Clive Anderson takes us on a fascinating, surprising and thrilling journey into the heart of music making.More on this episode
Peter conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra for the first time
Peter learns some baton technique
Sue Perkins performs in the final concert at Baton Camp
Peter Snow performs in the final concert at Baton Camp
Katie Derham performs in the final concert at Baton Camp
Jane Asher performs in the final concert at Baton Camp
Goldie performs in the final concert at Baton Camp
David Soul performs at the final Baton Camp concert
Bradley Walsh performs at the final Baton Camp concert
Alex James performs music by Bizet at the final Baton Camp concert
The judges share their insights about the series
The students take part in a rhythm workshop led by Tim Steiner
The students take part in a body language workshop, led by Claire Glaskin.
Trail for Maestro, shown on the First Night of the Proms
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