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Prom 76: Last Night of the Proms

Sean Rafferty and Suzy Klein present the Last Night of the Proms, with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Sakari Oramo, violinist Janine Jansen and baritone Roderick Williams.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Sean Rafferty and Suzy Klein

The Last Night of the Proms live from the Royal Albert Hall with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Sakari Oramo, star violinist Janine Jansen and baritone Roderick Williams.

Sakari Oramo directs his first Last Night, joined by star Dutch violinist Janine Jansen.

We pay tribute to the late John Tavener with his touching Song for Athene, and mark the 50th anniversary of the film Mary Poppins with a singalong medley.
Arnold's Peterloo overture receives its first performance in a new choral version with lyrics by Sir Tim Rice, while our Richard Strauss anniversary celebrations conclude with the Proms premiere of the composer's massive cantata Taillefer.
The nautical flavour of Ansell's Plymouth Hoe (and its brief quotation of Rule, Britannia!) forms an upbeat to the traditional Last Night favourites, led by baritone Roderick Williams.

Gavin Higgins: Velocity (BBC commission: world premiere)
Arnold: Overture 'Peterloo' (new choral version with lyrics by Sir Tim Rice: world premiere)
Walton: Facade - Popular Song
Chausson: Poème
Tavener: Song for Athene
R Strauss: Taillefer, Op. 52

8.40pm Interval

9.05pm
Khachaturian: Gayane - Sabre Dance
Ravel: Tzigane
Kern arr. Roderick Williams: Show Boat - 'Ol' Man River'
Trad. arr. Roderick Williams: Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho
Richard M Sherman & Robert B Sherman: Mary Poppins - medley
Ansell: Plymouth Hoe
Arne arr. Sargent: Rule, Britannia!
Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D major ('Land of Hope and Glory')
Parry orch. Elgar: Jerusalem
arr. Britten: The National Anthem

Janine Jansen (violin)
Roderick Williams (baritone)
Elizabeth Watts (soprano)
John Daszak (tenor)
BBC Singers
BBC Symphony Chorus
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sakari Oramo (conductor).

3 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Richard Strauss

    Taillefer Op 52

    Performer: Elizabeth Watts. Performer: John Daszak. Performer: Roderick Williams. Performer: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Performer: BBC Singers. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
  • Gavin Higgins

    Velocity

    Performer: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
  • Malcolm Arnold, BBC Symphony Chorus & BBC Singers

    Overture 'Peterloo', Op. 97

    Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
  • William Walton

    Façade

    Performer: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
  • Ernest Chausson

    Poème, Op. 25

    Performer: Janine Jansen. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
  • John Tavener

    Song for Athene

    Performer: BBC Singers. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
  • Aram Khachaturian

    Sabre Dance

    Performer: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Tzigane

    Performer: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
  • BBC Symphony Orchestra

    La Cucaracha (encore)

    Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
  • Roderick Williams & BBC Symphony Orchestra

    Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho

    Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
  • Jerome Kern

    Show Boat - Ol Man River

    Performer: Roderick Williams. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
  • Robert B. Sherman

    Mary Poppins

    Composer: Richard M. Sherman. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
  • John Ansell

    Plymouth Hoe

    Performer: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
  • Thomas Arne

    Rule, Britannia!

    Performer: Roderick Williams. Performer: BBC Symphony Chorus. Performer: BBC Singers. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
  • Edward Elgar

    Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D major

    Performer: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
  • Edward Elgar

    Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D major (review)

    Performer: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
  • Hubert Parry

    Jerusalem

Broadcast

  • Sat 13 Sep 2014 19:30

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