Prom 75 is the final celebration of the Proms season, the Last Night of the Proms brings a party atmosphere to the Royal Albert Hall with many prommers turning up with outlandish outfits and flags. The concert is an intriguing mix of the old and the new with plenty of well-known soloists who often enter into the party spirit. Peruvian tenor Juan Diego Flórez is the star soloist in a Last Night that also showcases a hand-picked selection of young singers in Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music.
Tom Harrold Raze c5’ BBC commission: world premiere
Butterworth The Banks of Green Willow 7’
Borodin Prince Igor – Polovtsian Dances 12’
Rossini La Cenerentola – ‘Sì, ritrovarla io guiro’ 6’
Donizetti L’elisir d’amore – ‘Una furtiva lagrima’ 5’
Offenbach La belle Hélène – ‘Au mont Ida’ 5’
Britten Matinées musicales (after Rossini) 10’
Jonathan Dove Our revels now are ended 8’
Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music 11’ D
Donizetti La fille du régiment – ‘Ah! mes amis’ 7’ Latin American medley 8’
Elgar Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D major (‘Land of Hope and Glory’) 8’
arr. Wood Fantasia on British Sea-Songs 15’
Arne, arr. Sargent Rule, Britannia! 5’
Parry, orch. Elgar Jerusalem 3’
The National Anthem (arr. Britten) 3’
Trad., arr. Thorpe Davie Auld Lang Syne 2’
Juan Diego Flórez tenor
Francesca Chiejina, Eve Daniell, Lauren Fagan, Alison Rose sopranos
Claire Barnett-Jones, Marta Fontanals-Simmons, Anna Harvey, Katie Stevenson mezzo-sopranos
Trystan Llŷr Griffiths, Oliver Johnston, Joshua Owen Mills, James Way tenors
Bragi Jónsson, Benjamin Lewis, James Newby, Bradley Travis basses
BBC Proms Youth Ensemble
BBC Symphony Chorus
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sakari Oramo conductor
If you would like further information, visit the Royal Albert Hall website here
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