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  1. Sue takes Hyde Park by Storm recent news 13.09.08

    Sue takes Hyde Park by Storm

    Maestro winner Sue Perkins tonight wowed the 35,000-strong Proms in the Park audience at the Last Night of the Proms.

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  2. Sue's win - first verdicts from the press recent news 10.09.08

    Sue's win - first verdicts from the press

    Charlotte Higgins, the Guardian’s arts correspondent, was first up with a review of the Maestro Final posted on the Guardian Culture Blog at 9.53 this morning. A Spectator review has also been posted by Henrietta Bredin.

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  3. Congratulations to Sue Perkins! recent news 09.09.08

    Congratulations to Sue Perkins!

    At tonight’s Grand Final, writer and comedienne Sue Perkins emerged from the audience vote to win the BBC’s first ever Maestro competition.

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News Archive

  1. 12.08.08

    Episode1: Baton Camp

    Eight famous amateurs 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.

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  2. 19.08.08

    Episode2: Music for Film and TV

    Clive Anderson hosts Maestro’s first live studio challenge.

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  3. 26.08.08

    Episode3: Choral Music

    Clive Anderson hosts Maestro’s second studio challenge as six famous amateurs with a passion for classical music do battle with their batons conducting the BBC Concert Orchestra and the BBC Symphony Chorus.

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  4. 02.09.08

    Episode4: Opera

    Clive Anderson hosts Maestro’s third studio challenge as six famous amateurs do battle with their batons conducting opera music with the BBC Concert Orchestra and guest soloists.

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  5. 09.09.08

    Episode5: The Final

    The three remaining student conductors must conduct a concerto with world renowned soloists.

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  6. 13.09.08

    Episode6: Winner's Final Live

    The winning Maestro conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra and soloist Lesley Garrett in London’s Hyde Park in front of a live audience of thousands, with millions more watching at home.

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