Conducted by Tony Award winner Ted Sperling, the March 21 concert at Avery Fisher Hall, entitled Classic Broadway, is scheduled to begin at 7:30 PM.
O’Hara and Gunn will perform selections from Show Boat; Carousel; Kiss Me, Kate; Very Warm for May; Love Life; One Touch of Venus; Street Scene; On the Town; Candide; and West Side Story. The pair will perform solos and duets from hit shows by American songwriters Jerome Kern, Kurt Weill, Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers and Leonard Bernstein, whose music was matched with words by such celebrated lyricists as Oscar Hammerstein, Betty Comden and Adolph Green, and Stephen Sondheim.
The program follows:
RODGERS Carousel Waltz, from Carousel
RODGERS/HAMMERSTEIN ―If I Loved You from Carousel
KERN/HAMMERSTEIN ―All the Things You Are from Very Warm for May
KERN/HAMMERSTEIN ―Make Believ from Show Boat
PORTER Four Selections from Kiss Me, Kate
―So in Love
―Where Is the Life that Late I Led?
―From This Moment On
WEILL/LERNER ―This Is the Life from Love Life
WEILL/NASH ―That’s Him from One Touch of Venus
WEILL/HUGHES & RICE Two Selections from Street Scene
―Wouldn’t You Like to Be on Broadway
―What Good Would the Moon Be?
BERNSTEIN/COMDEN & GREEN Two Selections from On the Town
BERNSTEIN/WILBUR ―Glitter and Be Gay from Candide
BERNSTEIN/SONDHEIM ―Tonight from West Side Story
O’Hara returns to the New York Philharmonic following two previous appearances, including her starring role as Eliza Doolittle in the 2007 production of My Fair Lady. Gunn returns after playing Sir Lancelot in the Philharmonic’s 2008 Camelot production. Tickets, which start at $35, may be purchased online at nyphil.org or by calling (212) 875- 5656; tickets may also be purchased at the Avery Fisher Hall Box Office or the Alice Tully Hall Box Office at Lincoln Center, Broadway at 65th Street.