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Prom 75: Last Night of the Proms

The Last Night of the Proms from the Royal Albert Hall. Sakari Oramo conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Singers and Chorus, and soloists.

The Last Night of the Proms from the Royal Albert Hall. Sakari Oramo conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Singers and Chorus, and soloists headed by star soprano Nina Stemme in a Last Night that weaves together many of this season's musical strands into this exuberant celebration.

Presented by Clemency Burton-Hill and Petroc Trelawny

Lotta Wennakoski: Flounce (BBC commission: world premiere)
Kodaly:Budavari Te Deum
Sargent:An Impression on a Windy Day
Sibelius: Finlandia
Wagner: Tristan and Isolde - Prelude and Liebestod
John Adams: Lola Montez Does the Spider Dance (London premiere)
Weill: Selection of Songs
Gershwin: Selection of Songs
Wood: Fantasia on British Sea-Songs
Arne arr. Sargent: Rule, Britannia!
Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D ('Land of Hope and Glory')
Parry orch. Elgar: Jerusalem
The National Anthem (arr. Bliss)

Nina Stemme, soprano
Lucy Crowe, soprano
Christine Rice, mezzo-soprano
Ben Johnson, tenor
John Relyea, bass
BBC Singers
BBC Symphony Chorus
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sakari Oramo, conductor

Sakari Oramo and the BBC Symphony Orchestra weave together many of this season's musical strands into the exuberant celebration that is the Last Night of the Proms.
They mark the 50th anniversaries of the deaths of composers Zoltán Kodály and Malcolm Sargent (better known as the longtime chief conductor of the Proms), and celebrate John Adams's 70th birthday with the London premiere of his exhilarating Lola Montez Does the Spider Dance.
Music by Sibelius marks the 100th anniversary of Finnish Independence, and Nina Stemme, arguably the world's greatest living Wagnerian soprano, leads the end-of-season festivities.

2 hours, 35 minutes

Music Played

  • Lotta Wennäkoski

    Flounce

    Orchestra: BBC S O.. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
  • Zoltán Kodály

    Budavari Te Deum

    Orchestra: BBC S O.. Conductor: Sakari Oramo. Singer: Nina Stemme. Singer: Christine Rice. Singer: Ben Johnson. Singer: John Relyea. Choir: BBC Symphony Chorus. Choir: BBC Singers.
  • Malcolm Sargent

    An Impression an a Windy Day

    Orchestra: BBC S O.. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Finlandia Op.26

    Orchestra: BBC S O.. Conductor: Sakari Oramo. Choir: BBC Symphony Chorus. Choir: BBC Singers.
  • Richard Wagner

    Tristan und Isolde: Prelude, Act 3; Liebestod (Mild und leise, wie er lachelt)

    Orchestra: BBC S O.. Conductor: Sakari Oramo. Singer: Nina Stemme.
  • John Adams

    Girls of the Golden West: Lola Montez does the spider dance

    Orchestra: BBC S O.. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
  • George Gershwin

    Pardon My English: Act 1; The Lorelei

    Orchestra: BBC S O.. Conductor: Sakari Oramo. Singer: Nina Stemme.
  • Kurt Weill

    Happy End: Act 3; Surabaya-Jonny

    Orchestra: BBC S O.. Conductor: Sakari Oramo. Singer: Nina Stemme.
  • Kurt Weill

    Lady In The Dark: Saga of Jenny

    Orchestra: BBC S O.. Conductor: Sakari Oramo. Singer: Nina Stemme.
  • Henry Wood

    Fantasia on British Sea Songs

    Orchestra: BBC S O.. Conductor: Sakari Oramo. Choir: BBC Symphony Chorus. Choir: BBC Singers.
  • Thomas Arne

    Rule, Britannia, arr. Malcolm Sargent

    Orchestra: BBC S O.. Conductor: Sakari Oramo. Singer: Nina Stemme. Choir: BBC Symphony Chorus. Choir: BBC Singers.
  • Edward Elgar

    Pomp and Circumstance Marches Op.39 No.1 in D major

    Orchestra: BBC S O.. Conductor: Sakari Oramo. Choir: BBC Symphony Chorus. Choir: BBC Singers.
  • Hubert Parry

    Jerusalem, orch. Elgar

    Orchestra: BBC S O.. Conductor: Sakari Oramo. Choir: BBC Symphony Chorus. Choir: BBC Singers.
  • Henry Wood

    The National Anthem

    Orchestra: BBC S O.. Conductor: Sakari Oramo. Choir: BBC Symphony Chorus. Choir: BBC Singers.
  • Cedric Thorpe Davie

    Auld Lang Syne

    Orchestra: BBC S O.. Conductor: Sakari Oramo. Choir: BBC Symphony Chorus. Choir: BBC Singers.
  • Post-concert

    • Franz Schubert

      Rondo in B minor, D 895, 'Rondo brillant'

      Performer: Julia Fischer. Performer: Martin Helmchen.
      • PENTATONE.
    • Max Bruch

      Kol Nidrei

      Performer: Truls Mørk. Orchestra: Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France. Conductor: Paavo Järvi.
      • VIRGIN.
    • Franz Berwald

      Estrella de Soria (Overture)

      Orchestra: Sveriges Radios Symfoniorkester. Conductor: Roy Goodman.
      • Hyperion.

Credits

Role Contributor
Performer BBC Symphony Orchestra
Performer BBC Singers
Performer BBC Symphony Chorus

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