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Prom 67: Bernstein - Stage and Screen

Recorded at the Royal Albert Hall in London as part of the BBC Proms 2015, Katie Derham presents John Wilson and his orchestra paying tribute to Leonard Bernstein.

From the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Katie Derham

Louise Dearman (vocalist)
Lucy Schaufer (mezzo-soprano)
Scarlett Strallen (vocalist)
Julian Ovenden (vocalist)
Maida Vale Singers
John Wilson Orchestra
John Wilson (conductor)

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 multi-talented 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.

1 hour, 45 minutes

Music Played

  • Michael Head

    Slumber song of the madonna

    Performer: Gamal Khamis. Singer: Kitty Whately.
  • Maida Vale Singers and the John Wilson Orchestra

    The President Jefferson Sunday Luncheon Party March

  • Ann Burgess

    Comes the Light

    Performer: Helen Neeves. Performer: Christopher Bowen. Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: David Hill.
    • Specially recorded in 2015 for the Radio 3 Carol Competition..
  • Edvard Grieg

    Peer Gynt Suite

    Conductor: Esa‐Pekka Salonen. Orchestra: Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • Sony Classical.