Concert
Visiting orchestras

The John Wilson Orchestra

German premiere at Musikfest Berlin:
The John Wilson Orchestra

18:00 work introduction

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.

John Wilson Orchestra New Releases

Warner Classics is proud to present “Gershwin in Hollywood”, recorded live at the Royal Albert Hall, at the culmination of this extraordinary orchestra’s sell-out UK tour in 2015.
It includes well-known Gershwin favourites of the American Songbook.

Soon available at Dussmann das KulturKaufhaus

A Celebration of the MGM Film Musicals

Music and arrangements by Irving Berlin, Nikolaus Brodszky, Nacio Herb Brown, Murray Cutter, Adolph Deutsch, George Gershwin, Johnny Green, Jerome Kern, Burton Lane, Frederik Loewe, Hugh Martin, Cole Porter, André Previn, Conrad Salinger and many others

act one
MGM Jubilee Overture – The Trolley Song – Over the Rainbow – The Heather On The Hill – Wonderful, Wonderful Day – Barn Dance – Stranger in Paradise – More Than You Know – I Got Rhythm

act two
Main Title from American In Paris – Love Is Here To Stay – Get Happy – Who Wants To Be A Millionaire – You’re Sensational – Gigi – The New Moon-Sequence – Singin’ In The Rain – American in Paris Ballet

A Berliner Festspiele / Musikfest Berlin event