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    Day Promming at Last Night of the Proms

    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.

  • Programme

    Lotta Wennäkoski
    Flounce c5’
    BBC commission: world premiere

    Kodály
    Budavári Te Deum 21’

    Sargent
    An Impression on a Windy Day 7’

    Sibelius
    Finlandia (choral version) 8’

    Wagner
    Tristan and Isolde – Prelude and Liebestod 17’

    interval

    John Adams
    Lola Montez Does the Spider Dance 5’
    London premiere

    Songs by Weill and Gershwin 15’

    arr. Wood
    Fantasia on British Sea-Songs 18’

    Arne, arr. Sargent
    Rule, Britannia! 5’

    Elgar
    Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D major (‘Land of Hope and Glory’) 8’

    Parry, orch. Elgar
    Jerusalem 3’

    Unknown, arr. Bliss
    The National Anthem 3’

    Trad., arr. Thorpe Davie
    Auld Lang Syne 2’

    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