“A Last Night at “A Last Night at The Proms” to be recreated for the first time by the San Miguel International Symphony

By Antonio Cabrero Mendoza

Land of hope and glory, mother of the free
How shall we extol thee, who are born of thee
Wider still and wider, shall thy bounds be set
God who made thee mighty, make thee mightier yet
God who made thee mighty, make thee mightier yet

The last concert of their summer season, our orchestra, the International Symphony under the baton of Maestro Antonio Cabrero will celebrate as they do in England at the last night of the Proms, but what exactly is the “Proms” and their last night? And what is there to celebrate.

The San Miguel International Symphony
Thu, Aug 29, 7pm
Teatro Ángela Peralta
150-350 pesos
Tickets at the box office of the Teatro

A “Promenade Concert” was literally a concert during which people could walk about or stand around, originally known as “Concerts á la Musard” who was the leader back then in 1838. Later with the Queen’s permission they were moved to the Queen’s Hall in 1895 and directed by the legendary Conductor Henry Wood.

The series became an enormous musical fest, and has been sponsored by the BBC since 1927, except the years 1940 and 1941, The BBC symphony and many other orchestras perform. After the war in 1948, another legendary British conductor, Sir Malcom Sargent, directed until his death.

The last Night of the Proms has become a traditional feature of British life, especially the second half of the concert in which the audience enthusiastically joins in the perks of Sir Edward Elgar’s “Land of hope and Glory”. (Pomp and circumstance).

The end of a successful concert season is always a reason to celebrate. In England they also celebrate one last time in a salute to the fading summer and the inevitable return to hard work and discipline. That is also the reason a certain amount of indiscipline is allowed at the concert, clapping, exclaiming, displaying banners, etc. Only at the last night, mind you, and still showing restrain and poise, pomp we could say.

San Miguel International Symphony cordially invites you. This will be a yearly celebration for the orchestra as end of summer season. This is the land of hope and glory and ongoing celebration and we love it. If you are planning to attend, here is your text for practicing ahead, we expect you to be there on Thursday, August 29, at the Teatro Ángela Peralta at 7pm, and ready to sing.

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