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Highlights from the 2019 BBC Proms

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Jamie Barton © FayFox

Jamie Barton © FayFox

Every summer since 1895, orchestras have performed casual classical concerts, known as Proms concerts, in the heart of London.  The tradition is underway right now – it began with Frist Night on July 19, and it runs through the famous Last Night of the Proms on September 14.  SymphonyCast will present highlights of the 2019 Proms concert season beginning this week with “First Night” and continuing for nine weeks.  Make sure you join us!  Listen to SymphonyCast Wednesdays at 9pm or Saturdays at 5pm on Classical 89.7 KCNV.

 

SEPTEMBER 25 & 28: LAST NIGHT OF THE 2019 BBC PROMS

From orchestral dances and marches to songs and arias, Offenbach’s light-footed musical comedy to Verdi’s operatic tragedies, world premieres to traditional favourites, this year’s Last Night of the Proms is a spectacular climax to the world’s greatest classical music festival.

Charismatic American mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton, whose lustrous voice has established her as one of the most exciting performers of her generation, joins Sakari Oramo and the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus to lead the musical celebrations.

BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Chorus, BBC Singers

Sakari Oramo, conductor

Jamie Barton, mezzo-soprano

DANIEL KIDANE: Woke

FALLA: The Three-Cornered Hat

ELGAR: Sospiri

LAURA MVULA: Song to the Moon

BIZET: L’amour est un oiseau rebelle (Habanera) from Carmen

SAINT-SAENS: Mon coeur s’ouvre à ta voix from Samson and Delilah

VERDI: O don fatale from Don Carlos

VERDI: Triumphal March from Aida

OFFENBACH: Overture from Orpheus in the Underworld

GRAINGER: Marching Song of Democracy

MACONCHY: Proud Thames

ARLEN: Over the Rainbow from The Wizard of Oz

WOOD: Fantasia on British Sea-Songs

ARNE: Rule, Brittania!

ELGAR: Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1

PARRY: Jerusalem

UNKNOWN: The National Anthem

TRADITIONAL: Auld Lang Syne

 

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