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Conductor Marin Alsop makes history

The Last Night of the Proms is traditionally an evening of celebration, music and an old-fashioned sing-along to British favourites Jerusalem and God Save the Queen.
But this year’s event took on something of a higher cause, as the first female conductor in 118 years of the Last Night used the platform to discuss her “shock” at the limits still left for women.
In a speech delivered to cheering audiences, Marin Alsop covered feminism, arts cuts and issued a firm rebuttal to a Russian colleague who last week suggested female conductors struggled to be taken seriously.
The conductor dedicated the night “in the name of progress”, saying it was moving naturally "towards more inclusion in classical music”.
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