The programme includes show tunes by Rodgers and Hammerstein, Frank Loesser, Jerome Kern and George Gershwin, plus the sparkling Napoli by Bellstedt performed by Thomas Nielsen on cornet. Orchestral fireworks are provided by the versatile BBC Concert Orchestra, including Shostakovich’s Festive Overture and John Williams’ music for the film Jurassic Park.
For more than 65 years, Friday Night Is Music Night has heralded the start of the weekend. First broadcast in 1953, the programme aims to help people relax after a week's hard work and put them in the right mood for a happy weekend. It is the world’s longest running live orchestral music show, and its heady mix of classical and popular works, film music and songs from the shows, opera and operetta has entertained audiences across the globe.
PerformersBBC Concert Orchestra
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