BBC names woke conductor for Last Night of the Proms

The BBC has confirmed that Dalia Stasevska will conduct the Last Night of the BBC Proms, despite having only made her Proms debut last year – and to mixed reviews.

This has all to do with show and little to do with substance.

Stasevska, 35, said: ‘Of course I’m tremendously happy that the Last Night is going ahead this year and that we will have two weeks of live music at the Prom. We all need music in our lives again and glimpses of light in challenging times. It will naturally be a very different Last Night from the past, but I do know that it will have terrific power to bring people together, not only in the UK but around the world too. I’m delighted that we’re able to make this happen.’

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