“A Celebration of Rodgers & Hammerstein / Rodgers & Hart”

Saturday 15 July
Royal Hall | Harrogate | 7.30pm

John Wilson | conductor

Kim Criswell | vocalist
Matt Ford | vocalist
Richard Morrison | vocalist
Scarlett Strallen | vocalist

Please note this event has now taken place.

The internationally renowned John Wilson Orchestra make a much anticipated return to the Festival with a programme featuring the much-loved music of Rodgers & Hammerstein.

In 2010 the BBC Proms invited John Wilson to conduct a programme of Rodgers & Hammerstein to mark the 50th anniversary of the death of that great lyricist. His orchestra has since been celebrated for their sell out performances at the BBC Proms, with televised performances seen by millions around the world.

In 1943 Oklahoma! completely rewrote the rule-book. Rodgers welded musical styles, melodies, rhythms and tones to Hammerstein’s individually tailored, realistic yet poetic lyrics. Along with Carousel the musicals assured Rodgers and Hammerstein of their place in musical history, but there was more to come, including South Pacific, The King and I and The Sound of Music.

“Wilson’s concerts are the American musical as you have never heard it before… these classic musicals fairly explode back to life…they could surely see the sparks fly over the Royal Festival Hall all the way from Hollywood.” – The Financial Times

Oklahoma!
i. Main Title
ii. Oh! What a Beautiful Morning
Vocalist: Matt Ford
iii. People Will Say We’re In Love
Vocalists: Scarlett Strallen & Matt Ford

Rodgers with Hart
i. The Lady Is A Tramp
Vocalist: Kim Criswell
ii. Why Can’t I?
Vocalists: Scarlett Strallen & Kim Criswell
iii. Falling in Love with Love
Vocalist: Scarlett Strallen

South Pacific
i. Younger Than Springtime
Vocalist: Matt Ford
ii. I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair
     Vocalists: Scarlett Strallen & Kim Criswell
iii. This Nearly Was Mine
Vocalist: Richard Morrison

Rodgers with Hart
i. To Keep My Love Alive Music
Vocalist: Kim Criswell

On Your Toes
i. Slaughter On Tenth Avenue

Carousel
i. Carousel Waltz
ii. If I Loved You
Vocalists: Scarlett Strallen & Matt Ford

Rodgers with Hart
i. The Most Beautiful Girl In The World
   Vocalist: Matt Ford
ii. Little Girl Blue
    Vocalist: Kim Criswell
iii. I Wish I Were In Love Again
     Vocalists: Kim Criwell & Matt Ford

Flower Drum Song
i. Main Title

Allegro
i. Come Home
    Vocalist: Richard Morrison

The Sound of Music
i. Main Title
ii. I Have Confidence
Vocalist: Scarlett Strallen

Some Enchanted Evening
Vocalist: Richard Morrison

Carousel
i. You’ll Never Walk Alone