Live from the Royal Albert Hall in London, the John Wilson Orchestra celebrates one of the greatest-ever songwriting duos: George and Ira Gershwin. Presented by Petroc Trelawny.
John Wilson returns to the Proms with a programme celebrating one of the greatest song-writing duos of all time: George and Ira Gershwin. On the song-list for tonight, 'Funny Face', 'S'Wonderful', 'Fascinatin' Rhythm' and many more.
Live from the Royal Albert Hall
Presented by Petroc Trelawny
The John Wilson Orchestra
John Wilson, conductor
Including, during the interval, at approx 7.50pm: Proms Extra - An Introduction to the Music of Gershwin.
George Gershwin could be said to be one of the first "crossover" artists. As a composer he wrote in both classical and popular genres, with many of his larger works being some of the most popular amongst 20th century audiences. He was a prolific songwriter, setting clever and often witty lyrics provided by his brother Ira Gershwin.
Clemency Burton-Hill, theatre music expert Edward Seckerson and director, composer and orchestrator Jason Carr provide an introduction to Gershwin's Music. Tonight's conductor John Wilson also joins the discussion. Recorded earlier today at Imperial College Union.