Proms 2019
27 Aug 2018, Cadogan Hall
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Proms at ... Cadogan Hall 7: Bernstein on Broadway and Beyond
13:00 Mon 27 Aug 2018 Cadogan Hall
The Bernstein centenary celebrations continue with the UK premiere of unfinished ballet Conch Town – source for West Side Story’s 'America'. Mezzo-soprano Wallis Giunta serves up plenty of musical wit in the composer’s quirky song-cycle La bonne cuisine.
The Bernstein centenary celebrations continue with the UK premiere of unfinished ballet Conch Town – source for West Side Story’s 'America'. Mezzo-soprano Wallis Giunta serves up plenty of musical wit in the composer’s quirky song-cycle La bonne cuisine.

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Our Bernstein series continues with a recital of gems by Bernstein and his associates.

The concert also features a new song by British-Lebanese composer Bushra El-Turk, written in response to Bernstein’s witty recipe settings, La bonne cuisine.

Scored for two pianos and percussion, the early, unfinished ballet Conch Town – containing the song now better known as ‘America’ in West Side Story – has now been completed using other material by Bernstein.

Image: Wallis Giunta © Michael Edwards