Proms in The Park

To say Richard’s diary of late has been eclectic is an understatement. In fact in just one afternoon last weekend, he found himself conducting the BBC Concert Orchestra for soprano Danielle de Niese, Russell Watson, trumpet soloist Alison Balsom, jazz singer Caro Emerald and American Superstars – Screen Shot 2015-09-13 at 17.36.28The Jacksons, earning himself possibly his first knuckle shake in the process. Such are the demands of the annual BBC Proms in the Park concert. I’m not sure how many songs from the Jacksons file he was acquainted with beforehand, but conducting this epic concert is nothing if not an education for him. A little bird also told me he was keen to conquer the moonwalk, if only for rehearsals.  I have yet to discover if ‘twinkle toes’ Balcombe succeeded. GB

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