Part of the BBC Proms. Following our Sondheim celebration in Prom 19, Broadway lights up the Royal Albert Hall again to honour the greatest creative partnership of American musical theatre. Its 50 years since the death of Oscar Hammerstein II, the lyricist whose partnership with Richard Rodgers resulted in a series of inimitable hit musicals. Returning with his orchestra of hand-picked players, following their extraordinary success at the Proms last year, John Wilson conducts excerpts from the movie orchestrations of Carousel, Flower Drum Song, Oklahoma!, The King and I and The Sound of Music. Finish time: approx. 17:30. No intervalPerformers Kim Criswell (vocalist), Anna Jane Casey (soprano), Julian Ovenden (baritone), Rod Gilfry (baritone).
Conductor John Wilson. Company Maida Vale Singers. Company John Wilson Orchestra.