Bernstein 100 celebrations with the Oslo Philharmonic
John returns to the Oslo Philharmonic for concerts on 22 and 23 November following his debut there last season for two concerts celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Leonard Bernstein. The programmes feature music from West Side Story and On the Town which John performed over the summer at the BBC Proms.
"John Wilson conducted his own orchestra with his customary flair and energy – the street scenes were as snappy as a flick-knife, while the more intimate episodes glowed with romantic ardour."
Telegraph, August 2018
“What John Wilson applied last night to make On the Town work...was precisely that classical focus, high on energy and cutting no slack. Never, surely, has the score been better played."
The Arts Desk, August 2018