Prom 76: Last Night of the Proms 2012
with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Chorus
Saturday 08 September 2012, 7.30pm
Mark Simpson sparks (c2 mins) BBC Commission, World Premiere
Suk Towards a New Life (6 mins)
Delius Songs of Farewell (18 mins)
Verdi Un ballo in maschera – ‘Forse la soglia attinse … Ma se m’è forza perderti’ (5 mins)
Massenet Werther – ‘Pourquoi me réveiller?’ (3 mins)
Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor (25 mins)
Puccini Tosca – ‘E lucevan le stelle’ (3 mins)
Puccini Turandot – ‘Nessun dorma’ (3 mins)
John Williams Olympic Fanfare and Theme (5 mins)
Dvořák Overture 'Carnival' (9 mins)
Shostakovich The Gadfly – Romance (6 mins)
Brodszky The Toast of New Orleans – ‘Be my love’ (3 mins)
Lara Granada (3 mins)
Rodgers Carousel – ‘You’ll never walk alone’ (4 mins)
Wood Fantasia on British Sea-Songs (20 mins)
Elgar Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D major ('Land of Hope and Glory') (8 mins)
Parry, orch. Elgar Jerusalem (4 mins)
Traditional The National Anthem (2 mins)
Jiří Bělohlávek conductor
Nicola Benedetti violin
Joseph Calleja tenor
BBC Symphony Chorus
Join us for the year’s biggest musical party with two very special guests. Since taking the nation by storm as 2004’s BBC Young Musician of the Year, Scottishborn Nicola Benedetti has enhanced her reputation as one of Britain’s most innovative and creative young violinists. We also welcome Joseph Calleja, the Maltese tenor who sings with the grace and elegance of the voices of a bygone era.
A brace of Czechs acknowledges the sterling work of the BBC SO’s outgoing chief, while contributions from 2012’s anniversary composers include Delius’s valedictory settings of Walt Whitman.
More familiar home-grown music brings down the curtain in time-honoured fashion.
How to get there
- South Kensington (District, Circle and Piccadilly Lines) High Street Kensington (District and Circle Lines)
- 52, Victoria to Willesden, stopping on Kensington Gore 9, Aldwych to Hammersmith, stopping on Kensington Gore 10, Archway to Hammersmith, stopping on Kensington Gore 70, Acton to South Kensington, stopping on Queen's Gate 360, Elephant & Castle to the Hall, stopping on Prince Consort Road
- London Victoria is the nearest National Rail train station.
- The Hall has many stepped entrances at Ground level. Ramped access is located at Doors 1, 3, 8, 9 and 12. Public lifts are located at Doors 1 and 8 and serve all levels from Basement to Gallery. The Arena Foyer bars can be accessed via a platform lift from the Basement level at Door 1. 14 wheelchair spaces with adjacent companion seats are situated in the Stalls at Ground floor level.There are a limited number of chairs that can be elevated which may be used by customers seated at the back of the Stalls platforms who are able to transfer from their wheelchair. If you are interested in this facility, please speak to a Steward on arrival. There are also six wheelchair spaces in the Circle at sections P, R, V and X and four spaces within the unreserved standing area of the Gallery. Please note that due to the physical limitations of the circular shape of the auditorium, the spaces in the Circle are more suitable for customers with good upper body mobility.