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Last Night of the Proms, Part 2

Katie Derham introduces the celebrations live from the Royal Albert Hall as the world's greatest music festival reaches the grand finale of its 120th anniversary year.

Katie Derham introduces the celebrations live from the Royal Albert Hall as the world's greatest music festival reaches the grand finale of its 120th anniversary year. Tenor Jonas Kaufmann, soprano Danielle de Niese and pianist Benjamin Grosvenor are the star soloists in a programme which includes popular favourites by Gershwin, Lehar and James P Johnson, as well as a performance of Grieg's Morning from Peer Gynt, which appeared in the first ever Last Night in 1895. Around the UK, Proms in the Park audiences in Belfast, Glasgow, Swansea and London will join the Royal Albert Hall for a medley of favourites from The Sound of Music to mark the 50th anniversary of the classic film. Each of the four parks will also have their moment in the spotlight as part of a UK-wide singalong of Aaron Copland's I Bought Me a Cat, before the traditional climax of Rule Britannia, Land of Hope and Glory and Jerusalem. The BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus and the BBC Singers are conducted by Marin Alsop.

Via the red button, viewers can also see highlights of the Last Night celebrations from all four parks. Or choose a park and watch its concert live and in full through bbc.co.uk/proms.

1 hour, 30 minutes

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Music Played

  • James P. Johnson

    Victory Stride

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Marin Alsop.
  • Aaron Copland

    Old American Songs - 'I Bought Me a Cat'

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Marin Alsop.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Peer Gynt, Op 23

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Marin Alsop.
  • George Gershwin

    Love Walked In

    Performer: Benjamin Grosvenor. Music Arranger: Percy Grainger.
  • Morton Gould

    Boogie Woogie Etude

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Performer: Benjamin Grosvenor. Conductor: Marin Alsop.
  • Léo Delibes

    Les filles de Cadix

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Singer: Danielle de Niese. Conductor: Marin Alsop.
  • Franz Lehár

    The Land of Smiles

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Singer: Jonas Kaufmann. Conductor: Marin Alsop.
  • Richard Rodgers

    The Sound of Music

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Marin Alsop. Choir: BBC Singers. Choir: BBC Symphony Chorus.
  • Henry Wood

    Fantasia on British Sea-Songs

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Marin Alsop.
  • Thomas Arne

    Rule, Britannia!

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Singer: Jonas Kaufmann. Conductor: Marin Alsop. Choir: BBC Singers. Choir: BBC Symphony Chorus. Music Arranger: Malcolm Sargent.
  • Edward Elgar

    Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D major ('Land of Hope and Glory')

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Marin Alsop. Choir: BBC Singers. Choir: BBC Symphony Chorus.
  • Hubert Parry

    Jerusalem

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Marin Alsop. Choir: BBC Singers. Choir: BBC Symphony Chorus. Orchestrator: Edward Elgar.
  • Trad.

    The National Anthem

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Marin Alsop. Choir: BBC Singers. Choir: BBC Symphony Chorus. Music Arranger: Benjamin Britten.
  • Trad.

    Auld Lang Syne

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Marin Alsop. Choir: BBC Singers. Choir: BBC Symphony Chorus. Music Arranger: Cedric Thorpe Davie.

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Katie Derham
Producer Helen Mansfield
Director Bridget Caldwell
Conductor Marin Alsop
Orchestra BBC Symphony Orchestra
Performer BBC Symphony Chorus
Performer BBC Singers

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