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BBC Concert Orchestra: Music to Die For

From the Royal Festival Hall in London, the BBC Concert Orchestra performs music from stage and screen with the theme of death and mortality. Presented by Simon Callow.

Music to Die For
From the Royal Festival Hall in London, presented by Simon Callow. The BBC Concert Orchestra and Principal Conductor Keith Lockhart shine a spotlight on some of the murkier corners of death and mortality, featuring music from stage and screen, and with help of singers Anna-Jane Casey and Adrian Der Gregorian from music theatre.

Rogers: Carousel Waltz
Wagner: Liebestod (Tristan und Isolde)
Patrick Doyle:'The Creation' from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
W.Kilar: 'Love Remembered' from Bram Stoker's Dracula
John Williams: 'Night Journeys' from Dracula: A Love Story
Janacek: Suite from The Cunning Little Vixen

INTERVAL

Alan Silvestri: End Credits from Death Becomes Her
Nick Laird-Clowes: Theme from About Time
Rodney Bennett: 'Love Theme' from Four Weddings and a Funeral
Morley: 'Venturing Forth'; 'Final Struggle & Triumph' from Watership Down
Sondheim: 'A Little Priest' from Sweeney Todd
William Finn: 'Anytime (I Am There)' from Elegies
Rogers & Hammerstein:'You'll Never Walk Alone' from Carousel

Anna-Jane Casey and Adrian Der Gregorian (singers)
BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Keith Lockhart

Followed by music by past recipients of the Women Make Music Fund from PRS Foundation - in anticipation of International Women's Day on Wednesday.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Part 1

    • Richard Rodgers

      The Carousel Waltz

      Performer: Simon Callow. Performer: Anna-Jane Casey. Performer: Adrian Der Gregorian. Conductor: Keith Lockhart. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra.
    • Richard Wagner

      Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde

      Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Keith Lockhart.
    • Patrick Doyle

      The Creation from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

      Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Keith Lockhart.
    • John Williams

      Night Journeys from Dracula: A Love Story

      Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Keith Lockhart.
    • Leos Janáček

      Suite from The Cunning Little Vixen

      Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Keith Lockhart.
  • Interval

    • Leos Janáček

      On an Overgrown Path

      Performer: Sir András Schiff.
  • Part 2

    • Alan Silvestri

      End credits from Death Becomes Her

      Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Keith Lockhart.
    • Nick Laird-Clowes

      Theme from About Time

      Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Keith Lockhart.
    • Richard Rodney Bennett

      Love Scene from "Four Weddings and a Funeral"

      Performer: Simon Callow. Performer: Anna-Jane Casey. Performer: Adrian Der Gregorian. Conductor: Keith Lockhart. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra.
    • Stephen Sondheim

      A Little Priest from Sweeney Todd

      Singer: Anna-Jane Casey. Singer: Adrian Der Gregorian. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Keith Lockhart.
    • William Finn

      Anytime (I am there) from Elegies

      Singer: Adrian Der Gregorian. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Keith Lockhart.
    • Richard Rodgers

      You'll never walk alone from Carousel

      Singer: Anna-Jane Casey. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Keith Lockhart.
    • Andrew Lippa

      How it Ends from Big Fish

      Singer: Adrian Der Gregorian. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Keith Lockhart.
    • Eric Idle

      Always look on the bright side of life from The Life of Brian

      Singer: Anna-Jane Casey. Singer: Adrian Der Gregorian. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Keith Lockhart.
  • Post-concert

    • Charlotte Bray

      Songs from Yellow Leaves

      Performer: Andrew Matthews-Owen. Singer: Claire Booth.

Credit

Role Contributor
Performer BBC Concert Orchestra

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