The BBC Proms is the world's largest and best-known classical music festival, and invitations to perform at it are a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

 

This year, for the first time, Colorado Public Radio will be broadcasting Last Night in glorious Surround Sound, helping you feel like you're actually in the Royal Albert Hall for this not to be missed concert.

 

The concert will be conducted by Jiri Belohlavek. Renée Fleming lends her lustrous soprano to music by Strauss, Dvorak, and Smetana.

Listen to this concert on Colorado Public Radio's classical stations starting at Noon as it gets underway at Royal Albert Hall in London.

BBC Singers, BBC Symphony Chorus, BBC Symphony Orchestra
   Jirí Belohlávek conductor
   Renée Fleming soprano
   Maxim Rysanov viola

Program
Jonathan Dove: A Song of Joys (BBC commission: world premiere)
Tchaikovsky: Capriccio Italien
Tchaikovsky, arr. Rysanov: Rococo Variations
Parry: Blest Pair of Sirens
R. Strauss:
  Verführung, Op. 33 No. 1
  Freundliche Vision, Op. 48 No. 1
  Ständchen, Op. 17 No. 2
  Winterweihe, Op. 48 No. 4
  Zueignung, Op. 10 No. 1

Interval

Chabrier: Joyeuse marche
Smetana: Dalibor — 'Dobrá! Já mu je dám! ... Jak je mi?'
Dvorák: Rusalka — Song to the Moon
Vaughan Williams: Suite for viola and small orchestra — Prelude; Galop
Wagner: Lohengrin — Bridal Chorus
Rodgers and Hammerstein: Carousel — 'You'll never walk alone'
Trad, arr. Nic Raine: Fisher's Hornpipe
Arne: Rule, Britannia!
Parry, orch. Elgar: Jerusalem
Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D major ('Land of Hope and Glory')
The National Anthem