Last Night At The Proms
PUBLISHED: 17:27 18 October 2006 | UPDATED: 10:03 24 May 2010
AUDIENCES will get the chance to wave their Union Jacks to stirring patriotic tunes next week. The British Philharmonic Concert Orchestra will perform its Last Night At The Proms show at The Playhouse on October 28. The show is one of the nation's most po
AUDIENCES will get the chance to wave their Union Jacks to stirring patriotic tunes next week.The British Philharmonic Concert Orchestra will perform its Last Night At The Proms show at The Playhouse on October 28.The show is one of the nation's most popular concerts, watched and listened to by an audience of millions around the globe. The last night party encapsulates the spirit of the proms and is what the British Philharmonic Concert Orchestra captures in its concert. The flag-waving great British celebration includes anthems such as Pomp & Circumstance, Rule Britannia, Land Of Hope And Glory and Jerusalem. Other offerings include the finale of the William Tell Overture, the Thunder and Lightning Polka, as well as national songs such as the National Anthem God Save The Queen. Following the show's huge success last year, Last Night At The Proms returns to The Playhouse with a new programme and new featured soloist.The British Philharmonic Concert Orchestra will be under the artistic direction of conductor Anthony Kraus and features tenor Andrew Forbes-Lane.Anthony Kraus, a Bristol University graduate, is a winner of the Ricordi Prize for conducting and has worked with the English Touring Opera, New Youth Opera and in August 2003 became Chorus Master of Opera North.Andrew Forbes-Lane has worked with many companies both in the UK and abroad, including English National Opera, Opera North, Welsh National Opera and Birmingham Opera. He has performed at the BBC Proms, the Royal National Theatre and as part of the Glyndebourne Festival.The orchestra was formed from a group of midland and northern-based musicians in 1996 and set out to bring popular classics to the masses. It has played at many venues including The Edinburgh Festival Theatre, Plymouth Pavilion and the Blackpool Grand Theatre. For tickets, priced from £15, call 01934 645544.