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Proms 2012 Prom 59: The Broadway Sound

Prom 59: The Broadway Sound
Prom 59: The Broadway Sound
20:00 Mon 27 Aug 2012 Royal Albert Hall
John Wilson and his orchestra pay tribute to the composers who created the ‘Broadway sound’ – with excerpts from favorite shows.
John Wilson and his orchestra pay tribute to the composers who created the ‘Broadway sound’ – with excerpts from favorite shows.

Programme

      • Funny Face(6 mins)
      • Kiss Me Kate(6 mins)Another Op’nin’, Another Show, arr. Don Walker
      • Show Boat(14 mins)Make Believe; Ol’ Man River, arr. Robert Russell Bennett
      • On Your Toes(9 mins)Slaughter on Tenth Avenue, arr. Don Walker
      • The Music Man(4 mins)Ya Got Trouble, arr. Don Walker
      • The Boys from Syracuse(3 mins)Falling in Love with Love, arr. Hans Spialek
      • South Pacific(3 mins)Younger than Springtime, arr. Robert Russell Bennett
      • The Pajama Game – Seven and a Half Cents(6 mins)
        • interval
        • Camelot(4 mins)The Lusty Month of May, arr. Robert Russell Bennett and Philip J. Lang
        • Guys and Dolls(3 mins)Sue Me
        • The Most Happy Fella(4 mins)Joey, Joey, Joey, arr. Don Walker
        • On the Town(6 mins)Ballet (Imaginary Coney Island), arr. Hershy Kay
        • Porgy and Bess(6 mins)Bess, You Is My Woman Now
        • Fiorello!(4 mins)Little Tin Box, arr. Irwin Kostal
        • Allegro(4 mins)Come Home, arr. Robert Russell Bennett
        • West Side Story(7 mins)Balcony Scene, arr. Sid Ramin and Irwin Kostal
        • Funny Girl(3 mins)Don't Rain on My Parade
        • Mame(6 mins)Mame, arr. Philip J. Lang
        • Mack & Mabel(6 mins)Tap Your Troubles Away (Encore)

    Performers

    About this event

    After last year’s celebration of the Hollywood screen musical, John Wilson and his high-octane orchestra – whose technicoloured performances, according to one critic, offer ‘the auditory equivalent of a steam-clean’ – 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.

    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.

    There will be one interval

    Discover the Music Download a short audio guide published on the day about a key work in tonight’s Prom: Suzy Klein talks about 'The Broadway Sound'.