Jack Everly Leads the BSO in Rodgers & Hammerstein at the Movies, May 19-22
Scenes from favorite musicals like Oklahoma! and The King and I will be shown on a screen above the Orchestra
Baltimore, Md. (April 13, 2011) - Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Principal Pops conductor Jack Everly leads the BSO in a performance of the music scores from Rodgers & Hammerstein's most popular movie musicals in Rodgers & Hammerstein at the Movies on Thursday, May 19, 2011 at 8 p.m. at the Music Center at Strathmore, Friday, May 20, 2011 at 8 p.m., Saturday, May 21, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, May 22, 2011 at 3 p.m. at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. Music from Oklahoma!, The King and I, South Pacific, The Sound of Music and Carousel will be played while spectacular re-mastered clips are shown on a screen above the orchestra. Please see below for complete program details.
Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein composed a line of outstanding Broadway successes during their sixteen-year run in the 1940s and '50s including The Sound of Music and South Pacific. Oklahoma! was the duo's first collaboration, and it became so instantly popular that it was made into an Academy Award winning musical film in 1955. In addition to the main title, the film's soundtrack includes "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'", "The Surrey with the Fringe on Top" and "People Will Say We're in Love" and topped the 1956 album charts. Like Oklahoma!, The King and
I also includes well-known Rodgers and Hammerstein hits, including "Getting to Know You", "Shall We Dance", and "The March of the Siamese Children".
The pair's musicals were groundbreaking for the musical theater genre, not only because it was the first time that music was integrated into the plot, but also because of the issues that Rodgers and Hammerstein grappled with in their works. Carousel was the first musical of its kind to feature a tragic plot that involved domestic abuse. Likewise, South Pacific featured a plot driven by racist issues, a territory to which no composer had previously dared to go.
COMPLETE PROGRAM DETAILS
BSO SuperPops: Rodgers and Hammerstein at the Movies
Thursday, May 19, 2011 at 8 p.m.—Music Center at Strathmore
Friday, May 20, 2011 at 8 p.m.—JMSH
Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 8 p.m.—JMSH
Sunday, May 22, 2011 at 3 p.m.—JMSH
Jack Everly, conductor
Tickets range from $48 to $96 and are available through the BSO Ticket Office, 877.BSO.1444, 410.783.8000 or BSOmusic.org.