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Classical 101

Classical Showcase Presents Last Night of the 2014 BBC Proms

On Friday evening at 7 pm, Classical 101 will present the Last Night of the 2014 BBC Proms in London.  The event took place on September 13th at the Royal Albert Hall, but we'll have a two hour concert presentation of the musical highlights for our Classical Showcase. This year's Last Night concert featured conductor Sakari Oramo directing his first.  Dutch violinist Janine Jansen was soloist for Ernest Chausson's Poeme, and the BBC Singers paid tribute to the late John Tavener with his lovely Song for Athene, a piece made well-known by its use at Princess Diana's funeral in 1997. Amid all the other shorter pieces on the program, Richard Strauss' 150th birth anniversary was acknowledged with unusual programming for the rarely-heard cantata Taillefer for soloists, large chorus and orchestra. And of course, no Last Night of the Proms would be complete without a little Elgar and everyone singing along in Land of Hope and Glory: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2-43p3GVTQ