BBC Proms Commission: World Premiere of Crème Brûlée on a Tree

Cadogan Hall, 5 Sloane Terrace, Belgravia, SW1X 9DQ, London

Our Bernstein series continues with a recital of gems by Bernstein and his associates.

The concert also features a new song by British-Lebanese composer Bushra El-Turk, written in response to Bernstein’s witty recipe settings, La bonne cuisine. Scored for two pianos and percussion, the early, unfinished ballet Conch Town – containing the song now better known as ‘America’ in West Side Story – has now been completed using other material by Bernstein.

Bernstein La bonne cuisine 5’

Bushra El-Turk Crème Brûlée on a Tree c5’ BBC commission: world premiere

Bernstein Fancy Free – ‘Big Stuff’ 3’

Bernstein Conch Town 12’ UK premiere

Copland Pastorale 3’

Barber Hermit Songs, Op. 29 – ‘Sea Snatch’; ‘The Monk and His Cat’ 3’

Blitzstein ‘Modest Maid’; ‘Stay in My Arms’ 4’

Stephen Sondheim A Little Night Music – ‘The Miller’s Son’ 4’

Bernstein Trouble in Tahiti – ‘What a movie!’ 3’

Wallis Giunta mezzo-soprano Michael Sikich, Iain Farrington pianos Toby Kearney, Owen Gunnell percussion There will be no interval