August 09, 2012, 10:55 am -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- The closing event of the world's greatest classical musical festival will this year feature an Olympic Fanfare from American composer, conductor and pianist John Towner Williams. The Last Night of the Proms will coincide with the final weekend of the Paralympic Games and the end to this great summer of British regalia and sport.
The Last Night of the Proms, on 8 September at the Royal Albert Hall, is the most popular and widely accessible concert of the BBC Proms. It followers a lighter note, appealing to more popular tastes with British favourites such as Jerusalem and the National Anthem interspersed with classical masterpieces.
Tickets for the event are hard to come by – most are presold via ballot well in advance – but a limited number of standing tickets will be available on the night for £5 each.
The BBC Proms in Park offers an alternative. Taking place in Hyde Park at the same times as the Last Night of the Proms, this event will feature Alfie Boe , Il Divo, Kylie, Royal Choral Society, BBC Concert Orchestra and London Gospel Choir all presented by Sir Terry Wogan. Gates open at 3.30pm and tickets are priced at £35.
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Two hotels available on 8 September close to the Royal Albert Hall and Hyde Park are the NH Harrington Hall and the Grange Strathmore Hotel. Both are four-star properties located just a few minutes' walk from the Royal Albert Hall and Hyde Park; prices start at £135 per room, per night for the NH Harrington Hall and £99 per room, per night for the Grange Strathmore Hotel.