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Gershwin Gala with the John Wilson Orchestra

Proms favourites the John Wilson Orchestra celebrate the music of one of the greatest song-writing partnerships in American history, George and Ira Gershwin.

Proms favourites the John Wilson Orchestra and their eponymous conductor celebrate the music and lyrics of one of the greatest song-writing partnerships in American history - George and Ira Gershwin.

Expect hit after hit as singers Julian Ovenden, Louise Dearman and Matthew Ford perform crowd pleasers like Fascinatin' Rhythm, They All Laughed and many more. Classic orchestral numbers, including An American in Paris and a Rhapsody In Blue Overture, complete the line-up in a concert that features a bumper crop of the brothers' best-known tunes.

2 hours

Music Played

  • George Gershwin

    Rhapsody in Blue - Overture

    Orchestra: John Wilson Orchestra. Conductor: John Wilson.
  • George Gershwin

    Treat Me Rough

    Performer: Louise Dearman. Performer: Matthew Ford. Orchestra: John Wilson Orchestra. Conductor: John Wilson.
  • Harry Warren

    You'd Be Hard To Replace

    Performer: Matthew Ford. Orchestra: John Wilson Orchestra. Conductor: John Wilson.
  • George Gershwin

    I’ll Build A Stairway To Paradise

    Performer: Julian Ovenden. Orchestra: John Wilson Orchestra. Conductor: John Wilson.
  • George Gershwin

    Fascinatin' Rhythm

    Performer: Julian Ovenden. Orchestra: John Wilson Orchestra. Conductor: John Wilson.
  • George Gershwin

    But Not For Me

    Performer: Louise Dearman. Orchestra: John Wilson Orchestra. Conductor: John Wilson.
  • George Gershwin

    The Babble And The Bromide

    Performer: Julian Ovenden. Performer: Matthew Ford. Orchestra: John Wilson Orchestra. Conductor: John Wilson.
  • George Gershwin

    Shall We Dance?

    Performer: Matthew Ford. Orchestra: John Wilson Orchestra. Conductor: John Wilson.
  • George Gershwin

    Strike Up The Band

    Performer: Louise Dearman. Orchestra: John Wilson Orchestra. Conductor: John Wilson.
  • George Gershwin

    Funny Face

    Performer: Matthew Ford. Orchestra: John Wilson Orchestra. Conductor: John Wilson.
  • George Gershwin

    Love Walked In

    Performer: Julian Ovenden. Orchestra: John Wilson Orchestra. Conductor: John Wilson.
  • George Gershwin

    Let's Kiss and Make Up

    Performer: Matthew Ford. Orchestra: John Wilson Orchestra. Conductor: John Wilson.
  • Burton Lane

    In Our United State

    Performer: Julian Ovenden. Orchestra: John Wilson Orchestra. Conductor: John Wilson.
  • Harry Warren

    The Swing Triot

    Performer: Louise Dearman. Orchestra: John Wilson Orchestra. Conductor: John Wilson.
  • Jerome Kern

    Long Ago And Far Away

    Performer: Louise Dearman. Performer: Matthew Ford. Conductor: John Wilson. Orchestra: John Wilson Orchestra.
  • George Gershwin

    S'Wonderful

    Performer: Julian Ovenden. Performer: Matthew Ford. Orchestra: John Wilson Orchestra. Conductor: John Wilson.
  • George Gershwin

    The Man That Got Away

    Performer: Louise Dearman. Orchestra: John Wilson Orchestra. Conductor: John Wilson.
  • George Gershwin

    An American In Paris - Ballet

    Orchestra: John Wilson Orchestra. Conductor: John Wilson.
  • Harold Arlen

    It's A New World

    Performer: Louise Dearman. Orchestra: John Wilson Orchestra. Conductor: John Wilson.
  • Burton Lane

    Applause, Applause

    Performer: Louise Dearman. Performer: Julian Ovenden. Orchestra: John Wilson Orchestra. Conductor: John Wilson. Performer: Matthew Ford.

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Katie Derham
Director Bridget Caldwell
Producer Joe McCulloch
Conductor John Wilson
Orchestra John Wilson Orchestra
Performer Julian Ovenden
Performer Louise Dearman
Performer Matthew Ford

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