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Simon Keenlyside and Friends

Baritone Simon Keenlyside and a quartet of jazz musicians in a jazz and cabaret concert. With music by Berlin, Kalman, Weill, Rodgers, Gershwin, Kern, Porter and Ellington.

The distinguished UK baritone Simon Keenlyside presents another side to his artistry, singing a programme of jazz and cabaret with a quartet that features some of the finest musicians on the UK jazz scene today. He draws his songs from Broadway, operetta and the vibrant cabaret scene in Berlin in the 1930s.

Berlin: Isn't This a Lovely Day, from 'Top Hat'
Kálmán: Tanz 17c, from 'The Duchess of Chicago'
Kálmán: Lichtreklamen
Kálmán: Tanz 16b, from 'The Duchess of Chicago'
Weill: Johnny Johnson's Song
Kálmán: Tanz No.1
Kálmán: Cowboy Song, from 'Arizona Lady'
Weill: Song of the Bigshot, from 'Happy End'
Weill: Lonely at Home, from 'Street Scene'
Rodgers: Soliloquy, from 'Carousel'
Berlin: Call Me Up Some Rainy Afternoon
Gershwin: How Long Has This Been Going On?, from 'Funny Face'
Kern: Let's Begin, from 'Roberta'

11.45 Interval
Donald Macleod introduces Leonard Bernstein's symphonic suite from 'On the Waterfront', the award-winning Hollywood crime film starring Marlon Brando.

Strayhorn: Lush Life
Carmichael: Stardust
Ellington: Mood Indigo
Gershwin: Love Is Here to Stay
Loewe: On the Street Where You Live, from 'My Fair Lady'
Porter: What Is This Thing Called Love?, from 'Wake Up and Dream'
Blane/Martin: The Girl Next Door (The Boy Next Door), from 'Meet Me in St Louis'
Carmichael: Skylark
Porter: So in Love, from 'Kiss me, Kate'
Ellington: Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me
Kern: She Didn't Say Yes, from 'The Cat and the Fiddle'

Simon Keenlyside, baritone
Howard McGill, saxophone, clarinet, flute, piccolo
Gordon Campbell, trombone
Richard Pryce, double bass
Matthew Regan, piano
Mike Smith, drums, percussion

Presenter: Donald Macleod
Producer: Lindsay Pell.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Imre Kálmán

    Lichtreklamen (verse 1)

    Performer: Howard McGill.
  • Imre Kálmán

    Tanz 16b 'from The Duchess of Chicago'

    Performer: Simon Keenlyside.
  • Kurt Weill

    Johnny Johnson's Song

    Performer: Simon Keenlyside.
  • Imre Kálmán

    Tanz No.1

    Performer: Simon Keenlyside.
  • Kurt Weill

    Song of the Bigshot 'from Happy End'

    Performer: Simon Keenlyside.
  • Kurt Weill

    Lonely at Home 'from Street Scene'

    Performer: Simon Keenlyside.
  • Richard Rodgers

    Soliloquy 'from Carousel' [Hammerstein]

    Performer: Simon Keenlyside.
  • Irving Berlin

    Call me up some rainy afternoon

    Performer: Simon Keenlyside.
  • George Gershwin

    How long has this been going on? 'from Funny Face'

    Performer: Simon Keenlyside.
  • Jerome David Kern

    Let's begin 'from Roberta'

    Performer: Otto Harbach.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    On the Waterfront: Symphonic Suite

    Performer: Louise Dearman. Performer: Lucy Schaufer. Performer: Scarlett Strallen. Performer: Julian Ovenden. Choir: Maida Vale Singers. Orchestra: John Wilson Orchestra. Conductor: John Wilson.
  • Billy Strayhorn

    Lush Life

    Performer: Simon Keenlyside.
  • Hoagy Carmichael


    Performer: Simon Keenlyside.
  • George Gershwin

    Love is Here to Stay

    Performer: Simon Keenlyside.
  • Simon Keenlyside, BBC Concert Orchestra, Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe & David Charles Bell

    On the street where you live 'from My Fair Lady'

  • Cole Porter

    What is this thing called love? 'from Wake Up and Dream'

    Performer: Simon Keenlyside.
  • Hugh Martin & Ralph Blane

    The Girl Next Door '(The Boy Next Door) from Meet Me in St Louis'

    Performer: Simon Keenlyside.
  • Hoagy Carmichael


    Performer: Simon Keenlyside.
  • Cole Porter

    So in love 'from Kiss me, Kate'

    Performer: Simon Keenlyside.
  • Duke Ellington

    Do nothing till you hear from me

    Performer: Simon Keenlyside.
  • Jerome Kern

    She didn't say yes 'from The Cat and the Fiddle'

    Performer: Simon Keenlyside.