Yesterday I have been with my friend Patrick to The Night of The Proms. This is a yearly festival where classic and modern music go hand in hand. Many famous names are connected to this happening.
Patrick and I arrived very nice on time in the city of Rotterdam. So we had first something to eat at “Brasserie Zuidplein”. The food was excellent and so where the people working there.
To get a good parking spot we went in time to the Ahoy (where it all took place). Well, we got a very good parking spot, because at the moment we arrived almost everything was still empty. After entering the building we had more then enough time to drink something and to chat a bit.
When the time that a event would start the halls started to fill up nicely. It was busy, but without being too busy. The atmosphere was directly good.
The orchestra was Il Noventa (directed by Robert Grolsot) and the choir Fine Fluer created the base for this event. And this was something they did greatly. It was very enjoyable to listen and to see them on the stage with this huge video-wall behind them.
Artists known all around the world performed together with the orchestra and the choir. So there where Kid Creole and The Coconuts, a name I already remember from way back.
The violist Roby Lakatos made one thing clear, the violin is not a boring instrument. Far from that. It was a pleasure to watch him play the violin.
Macy Gray gave away a wonderful act. What a voice this woman has….
The name of John Miles is close connected to The Night of the Proms. His “Music was my first love” is exactly about this is event is about…. Love for music, any kind of music. So true…
Our very own Dutch Di-rect made also their stand on this event and showed that even a small country can be big in some things.
And then Donna Summer… also I a name a know as long as I can remember. And believe, she still has a great voice. What a woman…. what a voice… what a performance….
And at last of course all performed at the wonderful event came on the stage and gave a great end to the evening…
This was an evening I will not forget easily. I had such a great time there, that the hours went by as minutes. And I learned one thing, making pictures of such an event is not easy at all ;-)
I can only say one thing… next year again!!!