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Prom 59: John Wilson Orchestra

Another chance to hear one of the highlights of the 2012 Proms season.

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
Loewe: Camelot - The Lusty Month Of May
Loesser: Guys and Dolls - Sue Me
Bernstein: On The Town - Ballet (Imaginary Coney Island)
Gershwin: Porgy & Bess - Bess, You Is My Woman Now
Bock: Fiorello - Little Tin Box
Rodgers: Allegro - Come Home
Bernstein: West Side Story - Balcony Scene
Styne: Funny Girl - Don't Rain On My Parade
Herman arr. Philip J. Lang: Mame - Mame

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.

Release date:

2 hours, 10 minutes

Last on

Boxing Day 2012 19:30

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