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Proms 2015 Prom 67: Bernstein – Stage and Screen

Prom 67
Prom 67: Bernstein – Stage and Screen
17:30 Sat 5 Sep 2015 Royal Albert Hall
Celebrate the music of Leonard Bernstein with John Wilson and his orchestra in this Prom which features highlights from 'Candide', 'Wonderful Town', 'Fancy Free', 'West Side Story' and 'Peter Pan'. Broadcast on BBC Four on Friday 11 September.
Celebrate the music of Leonard Bernstein with John Wilson and his orchestra in this Prom which features highlights from 'Candide', 'Wonderful Town', 'Fancy Free', 'West Side Story' and 'Peter Pan'. Broadcast on BBC Four on Friday 11 September.

Programme

      • On the Town – Opening: I Feel Like I’m Not Out of Bed Yet / New York, New York
      • On the Town – Lonely Town / Pas de deux
      • On the Town – I Can Cook, Too
      • 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue – The President Jefferson Sunday Luncheon Party March
      • Take Care of This House
      • Wonderful Town – A Little Bit in Love
      • Wonderful Town – A Hundred Easy Ways to Lose a Man
      • On the Waterfront – symphonic suite
        • interval
        • Candide – overture
        • Candide – Nothing More Than This
        • Candide – Glitter and Be Gay
        • West Side Story – Dance at the Gym
        • West Side Story – Maria
        • Trouble in Tahiti – Island Magic
        • West Side Story – Gee, Officer Krupke
        • Peter Pan – Dream with Me
        • Candide – Make our Garden Grow

    Performers

    About this event

    John Wilson and his orchestra are an annual Proms highlight, bringing the glitz and glamour of old-time stage and screen to the Royal Albert Hall. The second of their two performances this year is all about Leonard Bernstein – America’s multitalented conductor, pianist and composer. He reinvented the musical with the anger, energy and feral beauty of West Side Story, his updated take on Romeo and Juliet. A starry cast of soloists including Proms favourite Julian Ovenden and the West End’s Louise Dearman join the John Wilson Orchestra and Maida Vale Singers for a tribute to the composer that includes Bernstein’s biggest hits as well as a selection of rarities.

    There will be one interval