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Prom 75 (part 1): Last Night of the Proms

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Sean Rafferty and Suzy Klein present the Last Night of the Proms. Marin Alsop conducts the BBC SO in a work by Anna Clyne, plus Wagner, Bernstein, Britten, Massenet and Handel.

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!'

9:00pm Interval

9:20pm
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).

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Sat 7 Sep 2013 19:30

Music Played

  • Anna Clyne

    Masquerade

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    The Lark Ascending

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Overture "The Building of the House"

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra.
  • Jules Massenet

    Cherubin - "Je suis gris! Je suis ivre!"

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    La donna del lago - "Tanti affetti in tal momento!"

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra.
  • Richard Wagner

    The Mastersingers of Nuremberg –overture

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    Chichester Psalms

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra.

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