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How to Fix the Last Night of the Proms

Posted at 9:28 PM on September 7, 2006 by John Birge
Filed under: The blog

The Guardian
Friday September 8, 2006

"We all like to moan about the Last Night of the Proms: its cliches and its jingoism. We asked the experts to play artistic director and tell us how - or if - they would change it."

So begins this article, and note that one of the "experts" weighing in here is Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra partner Douglas Boyd, who opens their season this weekend.

Speaking of the Last Night of the Proms, note that one of this year's star soloists is violinist Viktoria Mullova, who will be in Minneapolis next week to open the Minnesota Orchestra season.