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Last Night of the Proms - Part 1

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, Katie Derham introduces the final concert of the 2014 Proms season. Conductor Sakari Oramo takes charge of his first Last Night.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, Katie Derham introduces the final concert of the 2014 Proms season.

The programme includes William Walton's Popular Song from Façade and Malcolm Arnold's overture Peterloo, receiving its first performance in a new choral version with lyrics by Sir Tim Rice.

There is a tribute to the late Sir John Tavener with his iconic Song for Athene and the Strauss anniversary celebrations conclude with a performance of the composer's massive work Taillefer, with soloists Elizabeth Watts, John Daszak and Roderick Williams.

Celebrated Dutch violinist Janine Jansen plays Chausson's evocative Poème and the concert begins with the world premiere of Velocity by young British composer Gavin Higgins.

The BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus and the BBC Singers are conducted by Sakari Oramo, conducting the Last Night of the Proms for the first time.

1 hour, 35 minutes

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Katie Derham
Producer Helen Mansfield
Director Bridget Caldwell
Conductor Sakari Oramo
Orchestra BBC Symphony Orchestra
Choir BBC Singers
Choir BBC Symphony Chorus
Musician Janine Jansen
Singer Elizabeth Watts
Singer John Daszak
Singer Roderick Williams
Composer William Walton
Composer Malcolm Arnold
Composer John Tavener

Broadcast

  • Sat 13 Sep 2014 19:30

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