Doors and bars open 6:30pm
Show start time – 7:30pm
Interval – TBC
Show finish time – 9:45pm
A live theatrical journey through Sir Michael Parkinson’s musical DNA in words, pictures and performance with the 60-piece BBC Concert Orchestra.
Alongside his interviewing and writing Sir Michael Parkinson has spent much of his career promoting the appreciation of the music of the Great American Songbook and encouraging those of the new generation who are fighting to keep that flame alive. In the process, he has developed an encyclopaedic knowledge of that genre as well as interviewing some of the greats and finding time to talent spot the likes of Bublé, Krall and Cullum. But he is much more than a jazzer. His taste in music takes in everything from Razorlight to Paul Simon, The Beatles to Oasis with the consequence that Sir Michael’s seal of approval came to mean a great deal with every record label in the country wanting to bottle his A&R talent.
This passion and love of music in all its forms is celebrated in this special evening, which is being recorded for BBC Radio 2’s ‘Friday Night Is Music Night’. In conversation with his long-term producer, collaborator and son Mike, using clips from his classic and extensive archive and featuring the sixty piece BBC Concert Orchestra and BBC Big Band conducted by Mike Dixon, together with a multi-talented cast of singers including Joe Stilgoe, Alison Jiear, Gwyn Jay Allen and Hailey Tuck, we take a fascinating, entertaining and informative journey to the musical heart of Sir Michael Parkinson via Barnsley, sixties Manchester, Wood Lane and Broadcasting House.
Produced by Fane Productions and BBC Radio 2.
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