The BBC Symphony Orchestra rehearsing for the Last Night of the Proms
Tomorrow night sees the climax of this year's BBC Proms. It's been a record-breaking season - with 94% attendance for evenings at the Royal Albert Hall. Over 300,000 will have attended a Prom by the time the season finishes. In July, on the day of the First Night, we spoke to Proms Director Roger Wright about his hopes for the season. Yesterday we spent the afternoon with Conductor Edward Gardner as he rehearsed the BBC Symphony Orchestra and soprano Susan Bullock for the Last Night. Click 'play' for the result. It's going to be a remarkable evening.
Steve Bowbrick is editor of About the BBC
- The Last Night of the Proms - featuring Bartok, Britten, Wagner, Grainger and, of course, all the traditional pomp and circumstance - begins at 7.30pm tomorrow evening. You can listen live on Radio 3 (or in HD Sound on the Radio 3 web site) or watch on BBC 1 and BBC 2. Details on the Proms web site.
- More about the record-breaking audiences for Proms 2011 on the BBC Press Office web site.
- Phil Hall, the BBC Symphony Orchestra's sub-principal viola player, reflects on twenty years of Last Nights on the BBC TV blog.