- October 1, 2018
The Proms has been, for 123 years, the home of classical music – a festival of international repute presenting the very best of music that ranges far beyond the much misused term ‘classical’. And in recent years that has included the celebration of the best of musical theatre under the baton of superstar movie and Broadway musicals maestro John Wilson.
Wilson is passionate if not obsessed with the music of musical theatre, not simply performing modern arrangements of the classics but slavishly re-creating the full orchestral sound of the originals.
Last year at the Proms they gave a spellbinding perfomance of Oklahoma, this year Bernstein’s On The Town. Now he comes to Brighton with his new show At The Movies. The annual John Wilson Orchestra UK tour is always the highlight of the orchestra’s calendar and this year the orchestra is joined by the legendary, indefatigable, Broadway diva Kim Criswell to perform some of the most enduring popular songs and movie scores from the golden age of Hollywood.
A celebration of the very best of musicals
The orchestra has been seen by millions across the world on TV and has established an international reputation performing repertoire from Broadway musicals and music for the big screen.
For the 2018 tour the sumptuous sounds of the golden age of Hollywood will be revived by the John Wilson Orchestra featuring music from some of Hollywood’s best loved music and songs, including The Philadelphia Story, Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend, ET, South Pacific, The Sound of Music, Now Voyager, There’s No Business Like Show Business and much more.
I for one plan to be there to luxuriate in the full sound of his brilliant orchestra and orchestrations.
Friday 7 December, Concert Hall, Brighton Dome