A night of tradition
Orchestral decorum will be left at the door while a sea of red, white and blue floods the Auckland Town Hall tomorrow night for the Last Night of the Proms.
The Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra is inviting Aucklanders to unfurl their Union Jacks and burst in to a rendition of Rule Britannia for the evening of music where audience participation is not only allowed, it is expected.
The concert is a showcase of all things British and features music by Elgar, Vaughan Williams, Britten and Gilbert and Sullivan.
Selections from The Pirates of Penzance and Iolanthe will be performed by Helen Medlyn, who was named a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.
Award-winning conductor Benjamin Northey will lead the orchestra in other British orchestral staples including The Sailor’s Hornpipe, Jerusalem and Land of Hope and Glory.
Last Night of the Proms will be held tomorrow from 8pm at the Auckland Town Hall.
Go to buytickets.co.nz or phone 357 3355 for tickets.
Proms: Trombone player Douglas Cross, left, and tuba player Jonathan Baker get ready for the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra’s Last Night of the Proms.