The Night of the Proms in Rotterdam is an annual concert series that brings together pop and classical music. Special guest pop superstars of recent editions include Seal, Gavin DeGraw, Cyndi Lauper and Gloria Estefan.
Every year, Rotterdam Ahoy is host to the Night of the Proms. The Night of the Proms is an event that brings pop and classical music together. The concert repertoire features pop hits as well as classical intermezzos with music from the past three centuries. Past editions saw top-tier artists like Cyndi Lauper, Gloria Estefan and Gavin DeGraw take the stage.
The 2018 edition featured Seal, Al Mckay's Earth Wind & Fire Experience, Milow, Suzanne Vega, John Miles and Leona Philippo.
Suzanne Vega performing at Night of the Proms Rotterdam
Al Mckay of Earth Wind & Fire performing at Night of the Proms Rotterdam
Milow performing at Night of the Proms Rotterdam
Seal performing at Night of the Proms Rotterdam
Leona Philippo performing at Night of the Proms Rotterdam
John Miles performing at Night of the Proms Rotterdam
The Night of the Proms always features the guest superstars alongside the impressive Antwerp Philharmonic Orchestra and resident cinematic choir Fine Fleur.
In 2018, the 29th edition of Night of the Proms featured Alexandra Arrieche as the orchestra conductor as well as performances by "fluteman" Gabor Vosteen and classical guitarist Petrit Çeku.
Alexandra Arrieche conducting the Antwerp Philharmonic Orchestra at Night of the Proms Rotterdam
Gabor Vosteen performing at Night of the Proms Rotterdam
Petrit Çeku performing at Night of the Proms Rotterdam
Night of the Proms is the brainchild of two Belgian students, Jan Vereecke and Jan Van Esbroeck, who back in 1985 came up with the concept. The event is loosely modelled after the BBC Proms classical concert series but differs in various ways. For starters, the mix between classical music and pop is unique to the Night of the Proms. Moreover, the Night of the Proms is held in various European countries such as Belgium, Germany, Poland and Denmark as well as in the United States.
Night of the Proms 2018
Place: Rotterdam Ahoy Ahoyweg 10, 3084 BA Rotterdam
Date(s) & Time(s): 17 November 2018 | 20:00 - 23:00
Featuring: Seal, Suzanne Vega, Al Mckay, Milow among others Entrance/Tickets: Regular: €42