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The Royal Albert Hall has a long history in celebrating collaboration. From The Great Pop Prom in 1963 with artists like The Beatles and The Rolling Stones to this year’s Urban Classic Prom starring Wretch 32, Fazer and Laura Mvula – it’s pretty clear that fusion is in their DNA. We have gone behind the scenes at the Hall to highlight how Samsung innovations have brought about a new era in collaboration, one of old and new, of instruments and devices, and of art and technology.
From front of house to backstage, discover how Samsung devices like smartphones, tablets and TVs are enabling one of the UK’s most treasured and historic buildings to embrace the digital age.
The Mad Rush
It’s half an hour before the doors open for the Urban Classic Prom, and the crowds are beginning to gather. We caught up with Flo Bishop, Duty Manager.
"The energy in the building rises during the day until performance time, it has something to do with the chemistry of the audience. It’s like the building has butterflies," Flo says.
Flo and her team keep the front of house in order and help over 5,000 culture-vultures find their seats. Her area surrounding the auditorium benefits from numerous Samsung screens, and keeps the crowds up-to-date with the latest performance.
Screens aren’t the only way Samsung helps the Hall maintain effectiveness. Devices like the Galaxy S4 and the Note 10.1 also play a crucial part in its day-to-day operations.
Michelle Aland, Head of Development Funding and Sponsorship, expands on why they are essential.
“Technology is now paramount to the Hall. Obviously it is such a big building, so devices like tablets and smartphones ensure that we can run a smooth operation. From show and technical management to all the other departments like hospitality, it brings it all together.”
Show time at the Hall
As we expected, the show started on time and with a bang. The 80-piece orchestra filled the Hall with familiar sounds while special guests, like Fazer, Wretch 32, Laura Mvula, Lady Leshurr and Maverick Sabre got the place pumping with awesome lyrics and vocals.
It was fusion at its best.
Did something catch your eye?
Now that this memorable night has come to a finish, you can find out more information about the Samsung devices used by the Hall by simply clicking below. Or, if you have any questions regarding the Royal Albert Hall, please visit their website and take a look around.