Sir Andrew Davis conductor
Greta Bradman soprano
Lu Siqing violin
Saint-Saëns Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso | Rossini “Una voce poco fa” from The Barber of Seville | Verdi “D’amor sull’ali rosee” from Il Trovatore | Parry Blest pair of Sirens | Horn Cherry Ripe | Bradman Every Day is a Rainbow Day for Me | Hurst Swagman’s promenade | Elgar Pomp and Circumstance March No.1 | Wood Fantasia on British Sea Songs | Arne Rule, Britannia! | Parry Jerusalem
About the performance
Prepare yourself for some Pomp and Circumstance with the MSO’s Prom King, Sir Andrew Davis!
Expect the full gamut of high-spirited favourites, such as Rule, Britannia! and Jerusalem in this joyful, best-of-the-Brits musical celebration.
This July Sir Andrew Davis will conduct his last MSO Proms as Chief Conductor, in a special performance with MSO Soloist in Residence Lu Siqing and renowned Australian soprano Greta Bradman.
Having conducted more Last Nights than any other in recent history, Sir Andrew Davis brought the prestigious Proms to Melbourne in 2014. The MSO’s musings on the Motherland have marked a must-see night at Hamer Hall ever since!
Returning after his triumphant appearance in the MSO’s Season Opening Gala, Soloist in Residence Lu Siqing will join the Proms party to perform Saint-Saëns’ showstopper, Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso. A sweet shepherd song evolves into spectacular violin fireworks in this feisty, flamenco favourite.
Greta Bradman will bring to the audience the passion of Verdi’s Leonora from the opera Il Trovatore, and the cheekiness of Rosina from Rossini’s Barber of Seville. She will also perform Sir Donald Bradman’s 1930 composition, Every Day is a Rainbow Day for Me.
Join in the cheery choruses and spiffing showpieces at this uniquely British event.
Two hours, including a 20-minute interval.