The orchestra is to perform its last ever concert/last concert ever tomorrow night at the Albert Hall.
Yesterday the company announced its first ever fall in profits.
These two sentences have been taken from the following link.
I am sorry to say that I cannot understand the meaning of these two sentences. What does "ever" function in these sentences? What does this word (ever) mean? I would be grateful if anybody rewrite those two sentences in different ways without changing their meaning, hence I can easily understand them.
Thanks in advance!