Maestro winner Sue Perkins tonight wowed the 35,000-strong Proms in the Park audience at the Last Night of the Proms.
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.
At tonight’s Grand Final, writer and comedienne Sue Perkins emerged from the audience vote to win the BBC’s first ever Maestro competition.
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.
Clive Anderson hosts Maestro’s first live studio challenge.
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.
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.
The three remaining student conductors must conduct a concerto with world renowned soloists.
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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