Saturday, September 7, 2013

Classical New England — 2013/09/07

Sorry I'm a bit late with this. I had Race Committee duty today.

We're back to the 8:00 p.m. start time for the concert programming at Classical New England. This week, instead of rerunning a Boston Symphony Concert, they're giving us the BBC Symphony Orchestra's Last Night of the Proms (I always thought it was Last Night at the Proms — live and learn). Here's the description,

99.5 WCRB brings you one of the world's great music traditions on Saturday at 8pm, as conductor Marin Alsop leads the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus at the Last Night of the Proms, from Royal Albert Hall in London.

The Music Director of both the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra, steps up to the podium for a tradition-soaked celebration of music from the heart of Great Britain.

Special guests include American mezzo-sopranoJoyce DiDonato and British violinist Nigel Kennedy.

London-born composer Anna Clyne, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's composer in residence, has written a new work that will open the program, and the concert also pays tribute to the anniversaries of the births of Richard Wagner, Giuseppe Verdi, and Benjamin Britten.

Of course, no Last Night of the Proms would be complete without Elgar's Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 ("Land of Hope and Glory"), Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry's "Jerusalem," and "God Save the Queen," performed this year in the arrangement by Benjamin Britten.

Join us at 8pm, Saturday, Sept. 7, on 99.5 WCRB in Boston and New Hampshire, and on 88.7 WJMF in Providence.

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