Musikfest Berlin

The John Wilson Orchestra presents film musicals

For his projects, shows and concerts, the young charismatic conductor brings together top musicians from the United Kingdom and continental Europe. Under the title A Celebration of the MGM Film Musicals, they present a select choice of the most popular titles from the golden 30s, 40s and 50s of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film musical productions – milestones that have written film and music history.

The John Wilson Orchestra and Special Guests

John Wilson Direction

A Celebration of Classic MGM Film Musicals

Musik, Songs und Arrangements aus der »Goldenen Ära« Hollywoods und der Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios

Eine Veranstaltung der Berliner Festspiele/Musikfest Berlin

Dates and Tickets

Sun, 04 Sep 2016, 19:00

Philharmonie | Introduction: 18:00

Live in the Digital Concert Hall go to broadcast

Programme

In 2009, John Wilson and his John Wilson Orchestra celebrated the 75th jubilee of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Film Musical at the Royal Albert Hall. Since then he has collaborated with the BBC Proms on an annual basis, with sold-out John Wilson concerts being broadcast around the world on both television and radio. For his projects, shows and concerts the young charismatic conductor brings together top musicians from the United Kingdom and continental Europe. Shortly after their debut in the Royal Albert Hall in 2009 they embarked on their first United Kingdom tour in 2010, which was followed by their American debut in Los Angeles in 2013. John Wilson and the John Wilson Orchestra will now give their German debut at the 2016 Musikfest Berlin. Under the title A Celebration of the MGM Film Musicals, they present a select choice of the most popular titles from the golden 30s, 40s and 50s of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Film Musical productions – milestones that have written film and music history and are authentically reconstructed by John Wilson.

Musikfest Berlin 2016

Highlights of the programme

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