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Marin Alsop leads historic Last Night of the Proms

Marin Alsop leads historic Last Night of the Proms

LONDON -- The Last Night of the Proms became a First Night for Women on Saturday when Marin Alsop walked onto the stage of the massive and festively adorned Royal Albert Hall and made a bit of history in this history-drenched country. “A lot has been made of me being the first woman to conduct the Last Night,” Alsop told the crowd of about 6,000 inside the hall and masses more watching on giant screens in Hyde Park and locations in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. She was cut off by a storm of cheers and applause before continuing: “I’m incredibly honored and proud, but I have to say it’s amazing that there can still be a first for women in 2013.”...

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