The Darwin Symphony Orchestra performs Last Night of the Proms on 7 October at the Darwin Entertainment Centre.
The DSO will entertain audiences with the musical favourites of the Last Night of the London Proms season—with a nautical twist! The evening will feature the Elgar Cello Concerto with soloist Rebecca Harris plus Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 (Land of Hope and Glory), Sir Henry Wood's Fantasia on British Sea Songs and Thomas Arne's Rule Britannia.
The BBC Proms is an eight-week season of daily orchestral music, held annually in Central London, predominantly in the Royal Albert Hall. Today, concert presentations range from chamber ensembles, orchestral works, and associated educational and children's events.
With the first concert held in 1895, the Proms series (short for promenade concert due to the characteristic strolling in some areas of the concert hall during the performance) is the largest classical music festival in the world. Today, celebrating its 112th consecutive year of spectacular and accessible music, the BBC Proms will celebrate the 250th birthday of Mozart, and the centenary of Shostakovich's birth.
Additionally, fancy dress is worn by many who use the occasion for celebrating their patriotism. Union Jacks, party poppers, balloons and streamers emerge for the night. It is on the last night that Sir Henry Wood's bust is crowned with a laurel chaplet by representatives of the Promenaders, who then proceed to wipe an imaginary bead of sweat from his forehead!