Last Night of the Proms - Part One

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Duration: 1 hour, 35 minutes

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, Katie Derham introduces the final concert of the 2011 Proms season. Conductor Edward Gardner takes to the podium for his first Last Night and is joined by two special guest soloists - Chinese pianist Lang Lang and Britain's leading dramatic soprano Susan Bullock.

Lang Lang is the soloist in Liszt's dazzling Piano Concerto No 1 and Susan Bullock sings the Immolation Scene from Wagner's epic Ring cycle. Bartok's suite from the Miraculous Mandarin provides a blast of exotic orchestral colour and the evening opens with a new work by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies paying tribute to the Promenaders fundraising efforts on behalf of the Musicians Benevolent Fund.

On stage are the combined forces of the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Symphony Chorus. Plus, during the interval there are highlights of Lang Lang performing at Proms in the Park in Hyde Park.


Katie Derham
Lang Lang
Susan Bullock
BBC Symphony Chorus
BBC Symphony Orchestra


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