Marin Alsop conducts the Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra
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BBC Proms appoints first female conductor for Last Night

BBC's Last Night of The Proms is to be led by a female conductor for the first time in its 118 year history.

American Marin Alsop said she was "thrilled" to conduct the BBC Symphony Orchestra and violinist Nigel Kennedy.

The festival, which begins on 12 July, includes 92 concerts at the Royal Albert Hall and four across the UK.

  • 18 Apr 2013