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Week of September 29, 2014

Last Night of the 2014 BBC Proms
BBC Symphony Orchestra
BBC Symphony Chorus
BBC Singers
Sakari Oramo — Conductor
Janine Jansen — Violin
Elizabeth Watts — Soprano
John Daszak — Tenor
Roderick Williams — Baritone
Ruthie Henshall — Mezzo

SymphonyCast 09/29/2014 (Hour 1)
SymphonyCast 09/29/2014 (Hour 2)

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HIGGINS: Velocity



KHACHATURIAN: Gayane, Sabre Dance

TRAD. Arr. Alekset Igudesman: La Cucaracha

SHERMAN & SHERMAN: Mary Poppins Medley

ANSELL: Plymouth Hoe

ARNE: Rule, Britannia!

ELGAR: Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D major ('Land of Hope and Glory')

PARRY, orch. Elgar:: Jerusalem

BRITTEN: The National Anthem

For the past several weeks we've in London at the largest music festival in the world, the BBC Proms! This week's show is the *epic* end the series, the Last Night of the Proms.

Please note, there is no Encore Contest this week.

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In addition to serving as host of SymphonyCast, Alison Young hosts weekday mornings on Classical Minnesota Public Radio. She also hosts Classical MPR's live Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra broadcasts and American Public Media's annual St. Olaf Christmas Festival.

Before her career in radio, she enjoyed a successful career as a concert flutist. While an illness cut her performing career short, she made a vibrant artistic transition, making the natural move to broadcasting, becoming a host and producer. Young earned her bachelor's degree in music from the University of Southern California and a master's degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music.

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