Almost Last Night Of The Proms

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Toronto Summer Music Festival says
{ALMOST} Last Night of the Proms

National Academy Orchestra of Canada
Boris Brott, conductor
Jonathan Crow, violin
Allyson McHardy, mezzo-soprano

Get ready for a night of pure musical fun as the Festival gleefully salutes a beloved London concert tradition: the Last Night of the Proms. Revered conductor Sir Henry Wood launched the annual summertime Promenade Concerts in 1895 and conducted them virtually until his death nearly 50 years later. Running eight weeks and presenting some 100 events, they now make up the world’s largest music festival. The ‘Proms’ are serious events, regularly presenting and premiering contemporary music, until the last night, which is anything but serious. Audience members sing, cheer, wave the Union Jack and clap along with ever-so-British musical favourites by such British stalwarts as Elgar (Land of Hope and Glory, etc.), Parry (Jerusalem), Vaughan Williams, and Sir Henry Wood himself (the uproarious Fantasia on British Sea Songs). Let your hair down and join the party. Britannia rules!
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By: Toronto Summer Music Festival

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