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Last Night of the Proms, Part One

Katie Derham introduces the final concert of the 2016 BBC Proms. The celebrations are led by the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus and the BBC Singers, with conductor Sakari Oramo.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, Katie Derham introduces the final concert of the 2016 BBC Proms.

The celebrations are led by the combined forces of the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus and the BBC Singers, with Finnish chief conductor Sakari Oramo, who returns to conduct the Last Night of the Proms for the second time. Peruvian tenor Juan Diego Florez is the star soloist, bringing some sparkling arias from the operas of Rossini, Donizetti and Offenbach.

Also on the programme is the world premiere of a piece by young Scottish composer Tom Harrold, written for and performed by the Proms Youth Ensemble, along with players from the BBC Symphony Orchestra. We also hear Borodin's exuberant Polovtsian Dances, Britten's Matinées musicales, Butterworth's The Banks of Green Willow, and Jonathan Dove's Our revels now are ended, with baritone Duncan Rock.

1 hour, 35 minutes

Last on

Sat 10 Sep 2016 19:15

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Music Played

  • Tom Harrold

    Raze

    Conductor: Sakari Oramo. Orchestra: BBC Proms Youth Ensemble. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra.
  • George Butterworth

    The Banks of Green Willow

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
  • Alexander Borodin

    Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dances (Act 2)

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo. Choir: BBC Symphony Chorus.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    La Cenerentola - 'Si, ritrovarla io giuro'

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo. Performer: Juan Diego Flórez.
  • Gaetano Donizetti

    L'elisir d'amore – 'Una furtiva lagrima'

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo. Performer: Juan Diego Flórez.
  • Jacques Offenbach

    La belle Hélène – 'Au mont Ida'

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo. Performer: Juan Diego Flórez.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Matinées musicales, Op. 24

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
  • Jonathan Dove

    Our revels now are ended

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo. Performer: Juan Diego Flórez.

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Katie Derham
Director Bridget Caldwell
Producer Stephanie McWhinnie
Executive Producer Francesca Kemp
Orchestra BBC Symphony Orchestra
Performer BBC Symphony Chorus

Broadcast

  • Sat 10 Sep 2016 19:15

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