The Last Night of the Proms live from the Royal Albert Hall, with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Nigel Kennedy
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 transatlantic flavour.
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Sean Rafferty and Suzy Klein
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
Trad. arr. Chris Hazell: Londonderry Air (Danny Boy)
Rodgers: Carousel - 'You'll never walk alone'
Bantock: The Sea Reivers
Lloyd: HMS Trinidad March
Arne: Rule, Britannia!
Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D major ('Land of Hope and Glory')
Parry orch. Elgar: Jerusalem
Britten: National Anthem
Joyce DiDonato (mezzo-soprano)
Nigel Kennedy (violin)
BBC Symphony Chorus
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Marin Alsop (conductor).