Last Night of the Proms 2025
Bring your picnic, champagne and flag to enjoy the renowned Southampton Concert Orchestra in a Last Night of the Proms concert.
Conducted by Paul Ingram and featuring music from Elgar, Parry, Coates, Tchaikovsky, John Williams and many more, this promises to be a fantastic evening of music at the gardens.
This open-air classical concert features all the usual Last Night favourites including Land of Hope and Glory, Rule Britannia and Jerusalem.
Gates open from 6pm. Booking is essential.
Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Romsey
Saturday 6th September 2025 - 7:30pm
Ticket Prices: TBC
Pomp and Circumstance
The Pomp and Circumstance Marches (full title Pomp and Circumstance Military Marches), are a series of five (or six) marches for orchestra composed by Sir Edward Elgar.
The first four were published between 1901 and 1907, when Elgar was in his forties; the fifth was published in 1930, a few years before his death; and a sixth, compiled posthumously from sketches, was published in 1956
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Waltz of the Flowers from the Nutcracker Suite
The "Waltz of the Flowers" (1892) is a piece of orchestral music from the second act of The Nutcracker, a ballet composed by Tchaikovsky.
Tchaikovsky told his fellow musicians he was working on a "fantastic" ballet called The Nutcracker: "It's awfully fun to write a march for tin soldiers, a waltz of the flowers, etc." The waltz is also the last number in his Nutcracker Suite.
Sir Hubert Parry
"And did those feet in ancient time" is a poem by William Blake from the preface to his epic Milton: A Poem in Two Books.
Today it is best known as the hymn "Jerusalem", with music written by Sir Hubert Parry in 1916. The famous orchestration was written by Sir Edward Elgar.