"The Sound of Music Suite" Makes World Premiere Tonight

News   "The Sound of Music Suite" Makes World Premiere Tonight
 
The world-premiere performance of "The Sound of Music Suite" — honoring the 50th anniversary of the classic film musical starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer — is part of an evening celebrating the work of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II June 26 at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria, near where the story is set.

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classics will be performed by the Music Celebrations chorus and soloists Maureen Mckay (Metropolitan Opera) and Joseph Beutel (Gotham Opera). Judith Clurman conducts; show time is 7:30 PM.

"The Sound of Music Suite" — for chorus, and soprano and baritone soloists — was arranged by David Chase and orchestrated by Tony Award winner Larry Hochman and includes the songs “The Sound of Music,” “My Favorite Things,” “Edelweiss,” “Climb Every Mountain” and “Do-Re-Mi.” Chase and conductor Clurman also adapted a newly found Trude Rittmann choral arrangement of the song “Getting to Know You” from The King and I.

In an earlier statement Clurman said, "It has been a great honor to work with the staff of Music Celebrations to organize this monumental tribute to the fiftieth anniversary year of the movie version of the musical The Sound of Music, and especially in the wonderful musical city of Salzburg. The movie version of this iconic American musical is one of the finest contributions to the world cinema. We all know every scene and we all love every song! I am certain that the creativity of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, and their collaborators, Russell Robert Bennett, and Trude Rittmann, will dazzle the audience as much as it did fifty years ago."

Audiences can also expect to hear tunes from Oklahoma!, Carousel and South Pacific as well.

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