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Prom 59 - Gershwin, Porter, Kern, Willson, Rodgers, Adler and Ross

BBC Proms, 2012 Season, Prom 59 Episode 1 of 2

Duration:
2 hours, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 27 August 2012

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

The John Wilson Orchestra and a starry cast of soloists present a tribute to the composers and arrangers responsible for creating The Broadway Sound.

After last year's celebration of the Hollywood screen musical, John Wilson and his hand-picked orchestra present a tribute to the composers and arrangers responsible for creating the Broadway Sound. Among them such legendary tunesmiths as Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Vincent Youmans, Richard Rodgers and Frank Loesser. Together with a cast of leading soloists the concert includes excerpts from Show Boat, No No Nanette, On Your Toes, Kiss Me Kate and Annie Get Your Gun.

Gershwin arr. Don Rose: Funny Face - Overture
Porter arr. Don Walker: Kiss Me, Kate - Another' Openin', Another Show
Kern arr. Robert Russell Bennett: Show Boat - Make Believe / Old Man River
Rodgers arr. Don Walker: On Your Toes - Slaughter On Tenth Avenue
Willson arr. Don Walker: The Music Man - Ya Got Trouble
Rodgers arr. Hans Spialek: The Boys From Syracuse - Falling In Love With Love
Rodgers arr. Robert Russell Bennett: South Pacific - Younger Than Springtime
Adler and Ross: The Pajama Game - Seven and a Half Cents

Sierra Bogess, soprano
Anna-Jane Casey, belt girl
Rodney Earl Clarke, bass
Elizabeth Llewellyn, soprano
Seth MacFarlane, baritone
Julian Ovenden, tenor

Maida Vale Singers
John Wilson Orchestra
John Wilson, conductor.

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