Prom 59: John Wilson Orchestra

Prom 59: John Wilson Orchestra



Conductor John Wilson and his high-octane orchestra have already brought some great show and film music to the Proms (most recently an acclaimed concert performance of My Fair Lady) and here they — plus some starry soloists, including Family Guy’s Seth MacFarlane (see the interview on p116) and the Maida Vale Singers — pay tuneful tribute to the Broadway Sound.

That means a glorious soundscape of the Great White Way, an exhilarating excursion that takes in Cole Porter, Jerome Kern, George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Frank Loesser, Leonard Bernstein and Richard Rodgers by way of such classics as Show Boat, South Pacific, Kiss Me, Kate, Guys and Dolls, Porgy and Bess and West Side Story.


Another chance to hear the John Wilson Orchestra and a cast of soloists paying tribute to the composers and arrangers who created the Broadway Sound, from London's Royal Albert Hall. Presented by Petroc Trelawny. Sierra Bogess (soprano), Elizabeth Llewellyn (soprano), Anna-Jane Casey (belt girl), Julian Ovenden (tenor), Seth MacFarlane (baritone), Rodney Earl Clarke (bass), Maida Vale Singers, John Wilson Orchestra, conductor John Wilson. Gershwin arr Don Rose: Overture: Funny Face. Porter arr. Don Walker: Another' Openin', Another Show (Kiss Me Kate). Kern arr Robert Russell Bennett: Make Believe; Old Man River (Show Boat). Rodgers arr Don Walker: Slaughter on Tenth Avenue (On Your Toes). Willson arr Don Walker: Ya Got Trouble (The Music Man). Rodgers arr Hans Spialek: Falling in Love with Love (The Boys from Syracuse). Rodgers arr Robert Russell Bennett: Younger Than Springtime (South Pacific). Adler and Ross: Seven and a Half Cents (The Pajama Game). Loewe: The Lusty Month of May (Camelot). Loesser: Sue Me (Guys and Dolls). Bernstein: Imaginary Coney Island (On the Town). Gershwin: Bess, You Is My Woman Now (Porgy & Bess). Bock: Little Tin Box (Fiorello!). Rodgers: Come Home (Allegro). Bernstein: The Balcony Scene (West Side Story). Styne: Don't Rain on My Parade (Funny Girl). Herman arr Philip J Lang: Mame (Mame).