A cast of stars and the BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by David Charles Abell, celebrate the 80th birthday of Stephen Sondheim by performing songs from his best loved shows.
BBC PROMS 2010
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Petroc Trelawny.
Sondheim at 80
In celebration of Stephen Sondheim's unique talents a star-studded cast performs songs from some of his best-loved shows. Bryn Terfel is the demon barber of Fleet Street and he's joined by Maria Freedman, Simon Russell Beale, Julian Ovenden, Caroline O'Connor, Daniel Evans and Jenna Russell, with a special guest appearance from Dame Judi Dench. David Charles Abell conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra, aspiring young performers supported by the BBC Performing Arts Fund, and a specially formed BBC Proms Sondheim Ensemble.
Sondheim: Selections from The Frogs, Follies, Sunday In The Park With George, Into The Woods and A Little Night Music.
Bryn Terfel, Maria Friedman, Simon Russell Beale, Dame Judi Dench
Julian Ovenden, Caroline O'Connor, Daniel Evans & Jenna Russell, vocalists
BBC Proms Sondheim Ensemble
BBC Performing Arts Fund Singers
BBC Concert Orchestra
David Charles Abell, conductor.
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