Prom 75: The Last Night of the Proms 2013
with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Chorus
Saturday 07 September 2013, 7.30pm
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AP
part of the BBC Proms 2013 series
Anna Clyne Masquerade BBC Commission, World Premiere
Wagner The Mastersingers of Nuremberg – overture
Bernstein Chichester Psalms
Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending
Britten The Building of the House
Bernstein Candide – 'Make our Garden Grow'
Massenet Chérubin – 'Je suis gris! je suis ivre!'
Handel Xerxes – 'Frondi tenere e belle ... Ombra mai fù'
Rossini La donna del lago – 'Tanti affetti in tal momento!'
Bernstein Candide – overture
Verdi Nabucco – 'Va, pensiero' (Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves)
Arlen Over the Rainbow
Traditional Londonderry Air (Danny Boy)
Rodgers Carousel – 'You'll never walk alone'
Bantock Sea Reivers
Lloyd HMS Trinidad March UK Premiere
Arne Rule, Britannia!
Elgar Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D major ('Land of Hope and Glory')
Parry orch. Elgar, Jerusalem
Traditional The National Anthem (arr. Britten)
Marin Alsop conductor
Joyce DiDonato mezzo-soprano
Nigel Kennedy violin
BBC Symphony Chorus
BBC Symphony Orchestra
The Last Night begins with a celebratory new work by Anna Clyne and includes a rare performance of Britten’s 1967 overture for chorus and orchestra The Building of the House, a touch of Broadway magic and the sound of a glass ceiling being broken as Marin Alsop takes charge of her first Last Night. Nigel Kennedy and Joyce DiDonato are the star soloists in a programme that picks up sea-faring themes from Bantock and George Lloyd and includes a translatlantic flavour.
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.