About the Event
Our collaboration with Steven Mercurio has brought the magnificent lights of Broadway and its most beloved melodies to the stage in our project Broadway Lights. This performance will be the second time it has been played during the three decades of the CNSO's activity on the Czech and international scene.
In honor of the late Carl Davis, who conducted the previous concert and passed away in August 2023, we dedicate this concert to his genius and the genius of numerous beloved musicals such as Cats, Chorus Line, and Lion King. We will also explore the rich history of Broadway and include treasured gems like West Side Story and Hair.
Leading our ensemble as conductor is Steven Mercurio, a frequent guest on the Broadway stage and in the Philadelphia Opera. Joining us as soloists for this concert are the talented artists from America's unique Jeremy Winston Chorale.
The program for the evening includes an extraordinary lineup of Broadway classics:
- New York, New York by John Kander
- Summertime from Porgy & Bess by George Gershwin
- Night and Day from The Gay Divorcee by Cole Porter
- Ascot Gavotte from My Fair Lady by Frederick Loewe
- Wedding Dance from Fiddler on the Roof by Jerry Bock
- Send in the Clowns from A Little Night Music by Stephen Sondheim
- Singin' in the Rain by Herb Brown
- Cats Suite by Andrew Lloyd Webber
- Aquarius and Let the Sunshine In from Hair by Galt MacDermot
- Tonight from West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein
- The Circle of Life from The Lion King by Elton John
- Don't Cry for Me Argentina from Evita by Andrew Lloyd Webber
- Crapshooters Dance from Guys and Dolls by Frank Loesser
- The Winner Takes It All from Mamma Mia! by Björn Ulvaeus & Benny Andersson
- Mamma Mia! by Björn Ulvaeus & Benny Andersson
- One from A Chorus Line by Marvin Hamlisch
With this extraordinary program, Broadway Lights promises to captivate audiences and celebrate the brilliance of Broadway throughout the years.
Cast / Production
Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Steven Mercurio, conductor
Soloists from the Jeremy Winston Chorale