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Prom 59: John Wilson Orchestra

A Prom from 2012 in which the John Wilson Orchestra and a cast of leading soloists present a tribute to the composers and arrangers responsible for creating 'the Broadway sound'.

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.

2 hours, 10 minutes

Music Played

  • George Gershwin

    Overture to Funny Face

  • Cole Porter

    Kiss Me Kate - Another Op'nin, Another Show

  • Jerome Kern

    Showboat - Make Believe, Ol Man River

  • Meredith Willson

    The Music Man - Ya got trouble

  • Richard Rodgers

    The Boys from Syracuse - Falling in love with love

  • Richard Rodgers

    South Pacific - Younger than Springtime

  • Richard Adler

    The Pajama Game - Seven and a Half Cents

  • Rodgers and Hammerstein

    On Your Toes - Musical: Slaughter On Tenth Avenue

  • Carl Loewe

    Camelot - The Lusty Month of May

  • Frank Loesser

    Guys and Dolls - Sue Me

  • Frank Loesser

    The Most Happy Fella - Joey, Joey, Joey

  • Leonard Bernstein

    On the Town

  • George Gershwin

    Porgy and Bess - Bess, you is my woman now

  • Irwin Kostal

    Fiorello! - Little Tin Box

  • Richard Rodgers

    Allegro - Come Home

  • Leonard Bernstein

    West Side Story - Balcony Scene

  • Jule Styne

    Funny Girl - Don't Rain on my Parade

  • Jerry Herman

    Mame - Mame

  • Jerry Herman

    Mack and Mabel - Tap your troubles away

Broadcast

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