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(Not) The Last Night of the Proms

Conductor Alondra de la Parra
Piano Jorge Viladoms
Choir Brisbane Chorale
Didjeridu William Barton 
Prossima Program students from Brisbane Girls Grammar School

Westlake Cudmirrah Fanfare
Hamilton 482 Variations on a Very Short Theme
Twist Peace at the Last
World premiere
Sculthorpe Earth Cry
Vaughn Williams Five Mystical Songs 
Hurst Swagman's Promenade, Four Traditional Australian Tunes 
Talbot Hovercraft
Bernstein Three Dance Episodes from On the Town
Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue
Wood arr. Lawson Fantasy on British Sea Songs
Elgar Pomp and Circumstance: No.1, D major (Land of Hope and Glory)
Parry Jerusalem
Arne Rule Britannia

Duration: Two hours and 15 minutes, including a 20 minute interval (subject to change without notice)
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Join us at our annual (Not) the Last Night of the Proms concert for an evening of flag-waving and famous tunes.

Be uplifted by Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue played by pianist Jorge Viladoms, in his Australian debut.

Imagine three sailors and their madcap adventures on 24-hours’ shore leave in New York, while listening to Bernstein’s On the Town. Embrace your inner Brit while Brisbane Chorale and Queensland Symphony Orchestra join forces to deliver Elgar’s rousing Land of Hope and Glory (Pomp and Circumstance March No.1), Parry’s Jerusalem, Wood’s Fantasy on British Sea Songs and Arne’s Rule Britannia.

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Music Director

Alondra de la Parra: Music Director

Alondra de la Parra has gained widespread attention for her spellbinding and vibrant performances, and her commitment to Latin American composers. She frequently works with some of the world's most prestigious orchestras including Orchestre de...
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Jorge Viladoms

Born in Durango in 1985, Jorge Viladoms gained his International Baccalaureate in Puebla, Mexico. He started to play the piano when he was 15, taking private lessons with Maria Luisa Paya in the same town...
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William Barton

The panoramic sprawl of Australia's Gold Coast skyline is inescapably modern, but the soundtrack is timeless. As William Barton stands atop the Q1 skyscraper in Surfers Paradise with his didgeridoo raised, setting a stunning opening...
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The Queensland Symphony Orchestra Music Director is proudly supported by Tim Fairfax AC.