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
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 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.