Choros #10 at the Last Night of the Proms

09/12/2009 - 19:30
UK: London
Work Performed: 
Choros #10

Prom 76: Last Night of the Proms

* Date Saturday 12 September 2009
* Time 7.30pm - c22.30pm
* Venue Royal Albert Hall
* Tickets £25 - £82.50 price band F or Prom for £5
* Broadcast Live on BBC Two from 7.30pm, BBC One from 9.15pm and BBC Radio 3. Available on demand for the following week.

The Last Night brings Alison Balsom, a former Radio 3 New Generation Artist, in a concerto by one anniversary composer (Haydn) and Sarah Connolly in a famous lament by another (Purcell), while a third (Handel) provides the main orchestral fireworks.

Oliver Knussen's own Flourish (sparked by Stravinsky's Fireworks from the First Night) is complemented by new fanfares specially written by young Proms Inspire composers, which feature in our link-up with Last Night festivities around the country.

We mark 50 years since the deaths of Albert Ketèlbey and Gerard Hoffnung (the latter in Arnold's uproarious piece including parts for vacuum cleaners, floor polishers and rifles, written for the first Hoffnung Music Festival in 1956).

And the BBC SO's David Robertson presides for the first time over the massed forces on stage and in the audience.

* Oliver Knussen Flourish with Fireworks (4 mins)
* Purcell, arr. Henry Wood New Suite (10 mins)
* Purcell Dido and Aeneas - 'Thy hand, Belinda ... When I am laid in earth' (Dido's Lament); 'With drooping wings ye cupids come' (10 mins)
* Haydn Trumpet Concerto in E flat major (15 mins)
* Mahler Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (18 mins)
* Villa-Lobos Chôros No.10, 'Rasga o Coração' (12 mins)

* interval

* Arnold A Grand, Grand Overture (8 mins)
* Ketèlbey In a Monastery Garden (6 mins)
* Piazzolla Libertango (4 mins)
* Gershwin, arr. Barry Forgie Shall We Dance - 'They can't take that away from me' BBC commission: world premiere (c5 mins)
* BBC Proms Inspire composers Fireworks Fanfares world premiere (c3 mins)
* Handel Music for the Royal Fireworks - excerpts (c10 mins)
* Arne, arr. Sargent Rule, Britannia! (8 mins)
* Parry Jerusalem (2 mins)
* Elgar Pomp and Circumstance March No.1 (8 mins)
* The National Anthem (2 mins)

* Sarah Connolly mezzo-soprano
* Alison Balsom trumpet

* BBC Singers
* BBC Symphony Chorus
* BBC Symphony Orchestra
* David Robertson conductor