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11 Sep 2021, Royal Albert Hall
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Proms 2021 Last Night of the Proms 2021

Last Night of the Proms
Last Night of the Proms 2021
19:30 Sat 11 Sep 2021 Royal Albert Hall
A stellar line-up brings the world’s largest classical music festival to a close. Tenor Stuart Skelton and charismatic Latvian accordionist Ksenija Sidorova join the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Sakari Oramo for a spectacular climax to the festival.
A stellar line-up brings the world’s largest classical music festival to a close. Tenor Stuart Skelton and charismatic Latvian accordionist Ksenija Sidorova join the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Sakari Oramo for a spectacular climax to the festival.

Programme

      • Mother(5 mins)BBC commission: world premiere
      • Variations for Orchestra on a Theme of Ruth Gipps(13 mins)
      • Adagio for strings(8 mins)arr. Jonathan Manners
      • Le tombeau de Couperin – Rigaudon(3 mins)
      • Fantasie on a Theme of Piazzolla – Chiquilín de Bachín(6 mins)
      • Wesendonck-Lieder – ‘Im Treibhaus’(6 mins)
      • The Mastersingers of Nuremberg – Prize Song(5 mins)
        • interval
        • Symphony No. 1 – Juba Dance (3rd mvt)(4 mins)
        • Libertango(5 mins)arr. John Lenehan
        • Sur(4 mins)arr. George Morton
        • Brigg Fair(3 mins)arr. Percy Grainger
        • I Still Call Australia Home(3 mins)arr. Iain Farrington
          • Fantasia on British Sea-Songs(17 mins)arr. Henry Wood, orch. Mark Millidge
          • Rule, Britannia!(4 mins)
          • Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D major, ‘Land of Hope and Glory’(8 mins)arr. Anne Dudley
          • Jerusalem (orch. Elgar)(2 mins)
          • The National Anthem (arr. Britten)(3 mins)
          • Auld Lang Syne(2 mins)arr. Paul Campbell

      About This Event

      With his ‘thrilling vocal heroics’ and ‘magnetic stage presence’, Stuart Skelton is one of the great tenors of his generation, a regular in all the major international opera houses. The Australian singer is joined by charismatic Latvian accordionist Ksenija Sidorova for the climax of the 2021 festival – a musical celebration like no other.

      Folks songs from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have been introduced into the Last Night of the Proms of the last 15 years or so to reflect the truly British nature of the Last Night. As last year, these have been specially recorded at selected venues in the host nations for the TV broadcast.

      There will also be a special screening of the Last Night of the Proms live to the Assembly Festival Garden, Coventry - as part of the Coventry City of Culture celebrations - from the Royal Albert Hall.

      First half live on BBC Two, second half live on BBC One

      Image: Stuart Skelton