Proms on Four: John Wilson’s Hollywood Rhapsody

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From the 2013 Proms

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TV & Radio Information
BBC Four
Friday, December 20, 2013 - 19:10

 

For those who fancy something lighter on the Friday before Christmas, there is a chance to catch John Wilson and his orchestra celebrating the music of Hollywood at this year’s Proms from the summer.

The programme features a fine selection of some of the most popular and familiar film soundtracks, including Bernard Herrmann’s Psycho, Erich Korngold’s Robin Hood, Max Steiner’s Casablanca and Miklós Rózsa’s Ben Hur.

The orchestra, which has been described as ‘a symphony orchestra with an old-fashioned dance band in the middle’, welcomes vocalists Venera Gimadieva, Matthew Ford and Jane Monheit as soloists.