John Wilson Orchestra
The phenomenal John Wilson Orchestra makes its debut at The Grange Festival with a show celebrating the iconic musical partnerships of Rodgers & Hammerstein and Rodgers & Hart. The John Wilson Orchestra will be joined by guest singers to perform a celebration of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s hit musical titles including Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific and The Sound of Music and hit titles from Richard Rodgers’s partnership with Lorenz Hart including The Lady is a Tramp.
John Wilson’s 2009 concert celebrating 75 years of MGM musicals began an annual collaboration with the BBC Proms that has been seen and heard around the world by millions on TV. Together with his orchestra of virtuoso players drawn from Europe’s leading orchestras and chamber ensembles, his sold-out Proms have included musical masterpieces of stage and screen through film score classics.
Outside of his work with the orchestra, he is a principal conductor of the Northern Sinfonia and principal guest conductor of the RTÉ Concert Orchestra. Working regularly with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, City of Birmingham Symphony, Philharmonia, BBC Scottish, BBC Symphony and BBC Concert orchestras, John recently conducted Madama Butterfly at Glyndebourne.
“Technicolor for the ears? You better believe it”