US stars Debbie Gravitte & Doug La Brecque, with UK stars Matt Ford & Rebecca Trehearn celebrate George Gershwin with Michael Brandon & the BBC Concert Orchestra.
It's eighty years since the untimely death of George Gershwin. Friday Night Is Music Night celebrates his life and work with special star guest singers from Broadway Debbie Gravitte and Doug La Brecque, together with West End star Rebecca Trehearn and leading jazz vocalist Matt Ford. The sixty piece BBC Concert Orchestra is conducted by the Broadway conductor, composer and arranger Larry Blank.
Among the songs:- Swanee, Fascinating Rhythm, They Can't Take That Away From Me, I've Got A Crush on You, Rhapsody in Blue Overture, Girl Crazy Overture, The Man I Love, Let's Call the Whole Thing Off, But Not For Me, I've Got Rhythm, Nice Work If You Can Get It and many, many more. Presented by Michael Brandon.
First broadcast in August 2017.