Last Night of the BBC Proms
The world's biggest classical music festival wraps with a bang! Join us from London for this event that stops the UK in its tracks as the Brits bring out the noisemakers for this serious and silly don't-miss-it concert. Marin Alsop becomes the first female conductor of the Last Night of the Proms. Joyce DiDonato and Nigel Kennedy join the BBC Symphony Orchestra and BBC Symphony Chorus in a concert that runs from Rossini and Handel arias to a mass sing-along. This year's program includes a rare performance of Britten's 1967 overture for chorus and orchestra, The Building of the House; also featured are Vaughan Williams' The Lark Ascending; a touch of Broadway magic and sea-faring themes with a trans-Atlantic flavour from Bantock and George Lloyd. More familiar homegrown music brings down the curtain in time-honored fashion.