Saturday 16th June 2018 – Queen’s College, Taunton 7.30pm
Last night of the proms with Nick White & Rosalind Broad
A stirring concert with all your favourites – don’t forget to bring your flags!
Copland – Rodeo Suite
Copland’s exuberant music to this pre-feminist ballet will have you tapping your feet as the cowgirl sheds her dungarees for a frilly dress and finally captures her man.
Bizet – Habanera from Carmen
Enjoy one of the most famous songs from Bizet’s popular opera
Strauss – Pizzicato Polka
A chance to hear this great piece of music from the ‘king of Waltz’
Artie Shaw – Concerto for Clarinet (soloist Nick White)
One of the most creative improvisers of all time, Artie Shaw’s concerto is universally adored by audiences. Listen out for the trademark glissandi and a very high ending!
Williams arr Breeze – Star Wars Suite
With the opening bars of the suite, we know we have moved beyond Earth to a larger world. Let your imagination take you to the final frontier as you listen to what is surely the best known music in film.
Gluck – Che Faro Senza Euridice
From Glucks’s opera Orfeo ed Euridice based on the Greek myth
d’Hardelot – A Lesson with the Fan
A delightful, comical song
Mascagni – Cavalleria Rusticana: Intermezzo
The brilliant interlude from Mascagni’s highly successful opera which you may recognise having been used in several contemporary film soundtracks
Wood – Fantasia on British Sea Songs
Through the eyes of one sailor, the collection of sea songs and shanties takes us to the Nelson’s victory at the Battle of Trafalgar, Rule Britannia ringing out as the traditional finale to the Last Night of the Proms.
Elgar – Pomp and Circumstance March no 1
Elgar confessed that he had ‘something of the soldier’ in him. His aim to write a spirited march has given us a work of dynamism, flamboyance and grandeur, Britain’s alternative national anthem.
Parry – Jerusalem (Rosalind Broad mezzo soprano)
Come and sing of England’s green and pleasant land, as this is truly ‘music that an audience can take up and join in’!
Saturday 10th November 2018 – St James Church, Taunton 7.30pm
Bliss – Things to Come
Butterworth – A Shropshire Lad
Gurney – Severn Meadows (soloist Lorna Anderson)
Vaughan Williams – A London Symphony (no 2)
December 9th 2018 – St Mary’s Church, Taunton 3.00pm
Haydn – Symphony No 22
Mozart – Concerto for Flute, Harp, and Orchestra
Beethoven – Symphony No 2
March 16th 2019 – Queen’s College, Taunton 7.30pm
Copland – Appalachian Spring
Grieg – Piano Concerto
Saint Saens – Symphony No. 3
June 15th 2019 – Queen’s College, Taunton 7.30pm
Rimsky-Korsakov – Scheherazade
Strauss – Serenade for Wind Ensemble
Dvorak – Golden Spinning Wheel