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Once again John Wilson and his orchestra, “combining swing authenticity with the poise of a deluxe concert Orchestra” (The Times), return to the Royal Albert Hall with a performance counted among “the star attractions” (Financial Times) of this year’s Proms. Their concert, accompanied by three of the “greatest West-End musical theatre stars” Louise Dearman, Matthew Ford and Julian Ovenden (also known from Downtown Abbey), pays tribute to George and Ira Gershwin, one of America’s most celebrated song-writing duos. Divided between film score theme tunes, dance numbers, and songs from musicals such as the favourites “Embraceable You”, “Love Walked In”, “Fascinatin’ Rhythm” and the ballet music from the 1951 film An American in Paris, “this glorious concert” (The Times) just “dazzled on every level.”


In George Gershwin’s short 38 years, he and his brother Ira created dozens of the most beloved songs of all time, forever changing the sensibilities of the writers who came after.

  • Year
    2016
  • Runtime
    114 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    United States, United Kingdom
  • Rating
    N/A
  • Note
    Gershwin
  • Director
    Bridget Caldwell
  • Producer
    BBC & UNITEL
  • Cast
    Maida Vale Singers; John Wilson Orchestra; Louise Dearman; Matthew Ford; Julian Ovenden
  • Composer
    George & Ira Gershwin
  • Sound Design
    John Wilson & John Wilson's Orchestra
  • Music
    Louise Dearman, Matthew Ford, Julian Ovenden & the Maida Vale Singers