Listen this Saturday: Last Night of the Proms

October 1, 2014

Photo: Sakari Oramo thumbnailCPR Classical brings you the BBC’s Last Night of the Proms broadcast from the Royal Albert Hall in London starting at 7 p.m. this Saturday.

Conductor Sakari Oramo of the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra leads the BBC Symphony Orchestra and guest soloists through favorites by Benjamin Briten, Edward Elgar and Richard Strauss.

It's a huge final night for the Proms, an eight-week annual classical music festival held each summer in London.

Check out Saturday's program, presented by American Public Media, and scroll down to see Oramo conduct a Ralph Vaughan Williams piece at the 2013 Proms.

Program:

HIGGINS: Velocity
CHAUSSON: Poem
RICHARD STRAUSS: Taillefer
KHACHATURIAN: Gayane, Sabre Dance
TRAD. Arr. Alekset Igudesman: La Cucaracha
SHERMAN & SHERMAN: Mary Poppins Medley
ANSELL: Plymouth Hoe
ARNE: Rule, Britannia!
ELGAR: Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D major ('Land of Hope and Glory')
PARRY, orch. Elgar: Jerusalem
BRITTEN: The National Anthem

Featured performers:

BBC Symphony Orchestra
BBC Symphony Chorus
BBC Singers
Sakari Oramo — Conductor
Janine Jansen — Violin
Elizabeth Watts — Soprano
John Daszak — Tenor
Roderick Williams — Baritone
Ruthie Henshall — Mezzo

Oramo conducts “A Sea Symphony” by Vaughan Williams: