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Proms 2011 Prom 74: Last Night of the Proms

Prom 74: Last Night of the Proms
19:30 Sat 10 Sep 2011 Royal Albert Hall
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      • Musica benevolens(4 mins)Musicians Benevolent Fund commission: world premiere
      • The Miraculous Mandarin – suite(20 mins)
      • Götterdämmerung - 'Fliegt heim, ihr Raben!'(18 mins)
      • Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat major(19 mins)
        • interval
        • Grande polonaise brillante, Op. 22(9 mins)
        • Mo nighean dubh (My Dark-Haired Maiden)(4 mins)
        • The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra(20 mins)
        • Climb Ev'ry Mountain(4 mins)
        • Carousel – 'You'll never walk alone'(3 mins)(arranged by Stephen Jackson)
        • Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D major, ‘Land of Hope and Glory’(8 mins)
        • Rule, Britannia!(8 mins)(arranged by Malcolm Sargent)
        • Jerusalem(4 mins)(orchestrated by Edward Elgar)
        • National Anthem(2 mins)


    About this event

    Tradition meets high jinks once again as Edward Gardner conducts his first Last Night of the Proms. For this grandest of grand finales there are two very special guests.

    Since her first Proms appearance in 1995, Susan Bullock has emerged as Britain's leading dramatic soprano, specialising in what she calls 'the large ladies' of the repertoire. None is more challenging than Brünnhilde, whose Immolation Scene concludes Wagner's epic Ring cycle.

    Also featured is a classical music superstar, as popular in the West as in his native China. Lang Lang plays Liszt at his most dazzling on this, his sixth visit to the Proms.

    Bartók's thrilling suite provides a blast of exotic orchestral colour. Arne, Parry and Elgar bring down the curtain in traditional fashion. But first the Master of the Queen's Music pays tribute to the Promenaders' fundraising efforts on behalf of the Musicians Benevolent Fund in his new work.


    Watch video on the About the BBC blog of the BBC Symphony Orchestra rehearsing for the Last Night of the Proms.