First Night of the Proms



Prokofiev – Cantata Alexander Nevsky next up.

Oops, didn't see that coming. She's back for an encore.

Not sure what this is ... don't think anyone else is either.

I'm reliably informed it is this ... and yes, she is both playing and singing. Quite a thing.

Looks like that gentle introduction I was talking about is not going to happen. 2 "conventional" pieces and we're right in there with something left field.

Crowd love it though, who wouldn't !! A proms first surely? I've not come across an encore before.

Short break while the Beeb head off to an infomercial. How the Proms was built etc. etc. Katie putting her makeup on.

Clips of musicians posing outside the RAH. They seem to be having a good time. Why not.

Katie trying to give a preview, but it's not as good as ours ( I would say that).

Back to the program ... this is based on the film of the same name by Eisenstein. Apparently it’s “… the story of how a great Russian prince led a ragtag army to battle an invading force of Teutonic Knights.” Gets 7.7/10 on IMDB, but I’ve not seen it so who knows. One for the ByTheMinute Film Club, but not unless it can get into the top 250 before next week.