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The BBC Last Night of the Proms 2012

Media release: For immediate release

Rialto Distribution presents The BBC Last Night of the Proms 2012

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From the Royal Albert Hall in London to New Zealand cinemas comes one of the most famous music events in the world, The BBC Last Night of the Proms.
The BBC Last Night of the Proms will screen for a limited season in select cinemas around New Zealand from 4 October – 25 October.
Listened to and watched by millions around the globe, the powerful finale of this year’s BBC Proms season will include two very special guests - Nicola Benedetti and Joseph Calleja.

Since taking the UK by storm as 2004’s BBC Young Musician of the Year, Scottish-born Benedetti has enhanced her reputation as one of Britain’s most innovative and creative young violinists, while Maltese tenor Calleja, has earned a reputation for singing with the grace and elegance of the voices of a bygone era.

A brace of Czechs acknowledges the sterling work of the BBC Symphony Orchesta’s outgoing chief Jiří Bělohlávek, while contributions from 2012’s anniversary composers include Delius’s valedictory settings of Walt Whitman.
More familiar UK home-grown music from Henry Wood brings down the curtain in time-honoured fashion. Join us for the year's biggest musical party!


For a full list of this year’s events see the list below. The official trailer can be viewed here.
Run time: Approximately 3 hours and 15 minutes including an interval.

Participating cinemas:
Bridgeway Cinema Auckland
Cathay Cinema Keri Keri
Cinema Gold Palmerston North
Circus Cinema Martinborough
Downtown Coastlands
Hollywood Sumner
Lighthouse Cinemas Cuba
Lighthouse Cinemas Pauatahanui
Lighthouse Cinemas Petone
Matakana Cinemas
NBS Theatre St James Westport
Odeon Cinema Gisborne
Penthouse Wellington
Regent Greymouth
Rialto Cinemas Auckland
Rialto Cinemas Dunedin
Shoreline Cinema Waikanae
Starlight Cinema Taupo
Top Town 3 Blenheim
Waiheke Community Cinema

The full details of this year’s Last Night of the Proms event:
Mark Simpson
sparks (c2 mins)
BBC Commission, World Premiere
Towards a New Life (6 mins)
Songs of Farewell (18 mins)
Un ballo in maschera – ‘Forse la soglia attinse … Ma se m’è forza perderti’ (5 mins)
Werther – ‘Pourquoi me réveiller?’ (3 mins)
Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor (25 mins)
Tosca – ‘E lucevan le stelle’ (3 mins)
Turandot – ‘Nessun dorma’ (3 mins)
John Williams
Olympic Fanfare and Theme (5 mins)
Overture 'Carnival' (9 mins)
The Gadfly – Romance (6 mins)
The Toast of New Orleans – ‘Be my love’ (3 mins)
Granada (3 mins)
Carousel – ‘You’ll never walk alone’ (4 mins)
Henry Wood
Fantasia on British Sea-Songs (20 mins)
Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D major ('Land of Hope and Glory') (8 mins)
Parry, orch. Elgar
Jerusalem (4 mins)
The UK National Anthem (2 mins)
Nicola Benedetti violin
Joseph Calleja tenor
BBC Symphony Chorus
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Jiří Bělohlávek conductor


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