The BBC has unveiled its full 2020 programme for The Last Night of the Proms.
The BBC say that The Proms “will reinvent the Last Night in this extraordinary year so that it respects the traditions and spirit of the event whilst adapting to very different circumstances at this moment in time.”
They explained: “With much reduced musical forces and no live audience, the Proms will curate a concert that includes familiar, patriotic elements such as Jerusalem and the National Anthem, and bring in new moments capturing the mood of this unique time, including You’ll Never Walk Alone, presenting a poignant and inclusive event for 2020.
The programme will include a new arrangement by Errollyn Wallen of Hubert Parry’s Jerusalem alongside new orchestral versions of Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 “Land of Hope and Glory” (arr. Anne Dudley) and Rule Britannia! as part of the Sea Songs, as Henry Wood did in 1905.
The Proms is delighted to announce that violinist Lisa Batiashvili will be joining soprano Golda Schultz, conductor Dalia Stasevska and the BBC Symphony Orchestra for the Last Night performing favourite works from the repertoire including Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending.
The Last Night of the Proms 2020 programme
The Last Night of the Proms will take place on Saturday 12 September at The Royal Albert Hall and will be available on BBC Radio 3 and BBC One at 8PM.
Conductor Dalia Stasevska appears with soprano Golda Schultz, violinist Lisa Batiashvili, the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Singers
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart The Marriage of Figaro – overture; ‘Deh vieni, non tardar’
Richard Strauss Morgen!
Andrea Tarrodi Solus (BBC commission: world premiere)
Stephen Sondheim A Little Night Music – Night Waltz; ‘The Glamorous Life’
Jean Sibelius Impromptu for strings
Ralph Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending
Trad. Romanian, arr. Stephan Koncz The Skylark
Trad., arr. Henry Wood Fantasia on British Sea-Songs
i.. The Saucy Arethusa
ii. Tom Bowling
iii. Jack’s the Lad
iv. Sequence of sea songs from around the UK
v. See, the conqu’ring hero comes
vi. Rule, Britannia!
Edward Elgar, arr. Anne Dudley Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D major (‘Land of Hope and Glory’)
Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II Carousel – ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’
Hubert Parry, arr. Errollyn Wallen Jerusalem
arr. Benjamin Britten The National Anthem