Friday Night Is Music Night: King's Lynn Festival > Concert Cast


Recording Details

Date
July 20, 2015
Type
Noncommercial Audio / Concert Cast
Method
Live
Language
English
Location
UK / England / King's Lynn
Theatre/Venue
Lynn Corn Exchange
Group/Studio
BBC Radio 2
Music
Benny Andersson (111), Irving Berlin (691), Jerry Bock (217), Leslie Bricusse (187), Jerry Herman (252), Elton John (117), Andrew Lloyd Webber (505), Frederick Loewe (409), Barry Manilow (46), Anthony Newley (159), Richard Rodgers (1257), Claude-Michel Schönberg (192), Stephen Sondheim (664), Jule Styne (519), Bjorn Ulavaeus
Lyrics
Don Black (141), Alain Boublil (151), Leslie Bricusse (187), Lee Hall (3), Christopher Hampton (52), Charles Hart (157), Jerry Herman (252), Herbert Kretzmer (94), Barry Manilow (46), Bob Merrill (151), Anthony Newley (159), Tim Rice (339), Stephen Sondheim (664), Björn Ulvaeus (104)
Conductor
Richard Balcombe (28)
Performer
Michael Dore (21), Ria Jones (13), Gerónimo Rauch (10)
Musician
BBC Concert Orchestra (93)
Notes
Friday Night is Music Night - Ken Bruce presents the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Richard Balcombe in a concert celebrating the Magic of the Musicals from the Kings Lynn Festival.

Now in its 65th year - the Kings Lynn Festival was founded in 1951 by Lady Fermoy to compliment the Festival of Britain celebrations taking place in London that year. Lady Ruth Fermoy was confidante and lady in waiting to Her Majesty Elizabeth the Queen Mother and the grandmother of Diana, Princess of Wales. Lady Fermoy herself was an accomplished concert pianist who had studied in Paris but whose musical career ended when she married. The very first Kings Lynn Festival included the likes of Benjamin Britten, Kathleen Ferrier, John Betjeman, Peter Pears, Peggy Ashcroft, Osbert Sitwell, Shura Cherkassky and Peter Ustinov.

Many great orchestras have visited the festival over the years- and Radio 2's long running orchestral show - Friday Night is Music Night - has been a regular visitor.

Tonight's show features hits from musical theatre with West End stars Ria Jones and Michael Dore - plus an appearance by the current Phantom of the Opera - Geromino Rauch.

The programme includes - songs by the greats of musical theatre - Jerry Herman, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Boublil and Schoenberg, Bock and Harnick, Stephen Sondheim and Lerner and Loewe.
Shortcode
[r30458]

Releases

Format
Radio Broadcast
Label
BBC Radio 2
Released
2015-07-24
Country
UK
# Tracks
1
Lists
3 collectors / 3 wish lists
Shortcode
[rl48791]
1. High Adventure (FNIMN Opening)
2. Everything's Coming Up Roses
3. I Am What I Am [Michael Dore]
4. As If We Never Said Goodbye [Ria Jones]
5. The Sound of Music (Entr'acte)
6. Stars [Geronimo Rauch]
7. Don't Rain On My Parade [Ria Jones]
8. Fiddler on the Roof (Overture)
9. Electricity [Michael Dore]
10. Music of the Night [Geronimo Rauch]
11. Copacabana [Michael Dore]
12. Send in the Clowns [Ria Jones]
13. Anthem [Geronimo Rauch]
13. You And I [Ria Jones, Geronimo Rauch]
14. Mack and Mabel (Overture)
15. Anthony Newley Medley: What Kind Of Fool Am I/Who Can I Turn To/The Joker/Once In A Lifetime [Michael Dore]
16. Gethsemane [Geronimo Rauch]
17. Selections from 'Gigi' [arr. Stanley Black]
18. Don't Cry For Me Argentina [Ria Jones]
19. Annie Get Your Gun (Overture)
20. High Adventure (FNIMN Closing)

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