Last Night of Proms: A Veddy British Tradition

Aug 31, 2012

Saturday September 8th at 8pm on Classical 88.7-1

The world's biggest classical music festival wraps up with a band. From London, hear the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus with conductor Jiri Belohlavek for this unusual concert that combines a traditional performance with the British equivalent of a Fourth of July patriotic sing-a-long. Violinist Nicola Benedetti performs Max Bruch's Violin Concerto, and tenor Joseph Calleja sings Puccini.

Here's a look at the concert program:Mark Simpson – sparks (BBC Commission, World Premiere)

Suk – Towards a New Life
Delius – Songs of Farewell
Verdi – Un ballo in maschera – 'Forse la soglia attinse… Ma se m'è forza perderti'
Massenet – Werther – 'Pourquoi me réveiller?'
Bruch – Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor
Puccini – Tosca – 'E lucevan le stelle' 
Puccini – Turandot – 'Nessun dorma' 


Williams – Olympic Fanfare and Theme
Dvořák – Overture 'Carnival' 
Shostakovich – The Gadfly – Romance 
Brodszky – The Toast of New Orleans – 'Be my love'
Lara – Granada
Rodgers – Carousel – 'You'll never walk alone' (arr. Jackson) 
Wood – Fantasia on British Sea-Songs
Elgar – Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D major ('Land of Hope and Glory') 
Arne – Rule Britannia 
Parry – Jerusalem (orch. Elgar)