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Prom 75: Last Night of the Proms

Marin Alsop takes charge of her first Last Night of the Proms at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Nigel Kennedy and Joyce DiDonato are the star soloists with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus.

The 2013 Last Night began 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 took 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.

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!'

Part 2
Bernstein: Candide - overture
Verdi: Nabucco - 'Va, pensiero' (Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves)
Arlen: Over the Rainbow
Monti: Csárdás
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)

First broadcast in September 2013.

Release date:

3 hours

Last on

Tue 31 Dec 2013 21:00