Last Night of the Proms

September 5, 2012

St. Paul, Minn. — The world's biggest classical music festival wraps with a bang! Join us on September 8, at 7 p.m. from London for this event that stops the UK in its tracks. 2004's BBC Young Musician of the Year, violinist Nicola Benedetti, and tenor Joseph Calleja join the BBC Symphony Orchestra and BBC Symphony Chorus, as the Brits bring out the noisemakers for this serious and silly don't-miss-it concert.

This year's program features a selection of Czechs in acknowledgement of the sterling work of the BBC SO's outgoing chief, Jiří Bělohlávek, while contributions from 2012's anniversary composers include Delius's valedictory settings of Walt Whitman. More familiar home-grown music brings down the curtain in time-honoured fashion. Brian Newhouse hosts.

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  • Oboe Concerto 7:18 Ralph Vaughan Williams
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    Bryden Thomson
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  • Symphonic Variations: Finale 7:11 Antonin Dvorak
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    Colin Davis
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