John Mauceri’s distinguished and extraordinary career has brought him not only to the world’s greatest opera companies and symphony orchestras, but also to the musical stages of Broadway and Hollywood, as well as the most prestigious halls of academia. Regarded as the world’s leading performer of the music of Hollywood’s émigré composers, he has taken the lead in the preservation and performance of many kinds of music and has supervised/conducted premieres by composers as diverse as Debussy, Stockhausen, Korngold, Bernstein, Hindemith, Elfman, Ives, and Shore. As an accomplished recording artist, John Mauceri has over 70 albums to his name, and is the recipient of Grammy, Tony, Olivier, Drama Desk, Edison, Cannes Classique, Billboard, two Diapasons d’Or, three Emmys, and four Deutsche Schallplatten Awards.


Royal Albert Hall Presents A Hollywood Christmas

Posted December 4th, 2018





Wednesday 19 December 2018
Starts: 2:00pm, 7:30pm


Purchase Tickets at RoyalAlbertHall.com


Join The Royal Albert Hall for this all-new Christmas concert, celebrating great scores from beloved Christmas films.

The charismatic American conductor John Mauceri, CNN’s ‘Voice of the Millennium’ – who performed to audiences of four million during his record-breaking tenure at the Hollywood Bowl – leads the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra in this exciting motion picture journey.

The evening will feature scores from festive films such as A Christmas Carol (1984), The Nightmare before Christmas (1993) and Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone™ (2001), as well as Christmas carols including Hark the Herald Angels Sing and The First Noel.


A Hollywood Christmas is the perfect festive night out for fans of Christmas classics.


John Mauceri conductor, host and compere
Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra



The Program

Exultate Justi from The Empire of the Sun

Music from Ben Hurr (arr. Mauceri)
The Holy LandNativityAlleluia

A Christmas Carol (arr. Mauceri)

Somewhere in My Memory from Home Alone

Polar Express

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
HedwigDiagon AlleyFluffyHarry’s Wondrous World

Christmas Carols (arr. Carmen Dragon)*
Hark the Herald Angels Sing
Adeste Fideles
Carols of the Bells
The First Noel

*Christmas Medley No.1

Leonard Bernstein’s “Candide” – BBC 1988

Posted October 9th, 2018

This BBC telecast represents the world premiere of the 1988 Scottish Opera version of Leonard Bernstein’s Candide, directed by Jonathan Miller and John Wells. Bernstein attends and John Mauceri conducts this most complete version of the score ever seen on the stage. Directed for the cameras by Humphrey Burton.
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Leonard Bernstein’s “Mass” – Kennedy Center 1981

Posted October 8th, 2018

Seen only once in 1981, this is a live national broadcast of the 10th anniversary production of MASS. Directed for the stage by Tom O’Horgan of “Hair” fame, the cameras were directed by Emile Ardolino. The work that opened the Kennedy Center is conducted by John Mauceri and produced for PBS by WQED, Pittsburgh.

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MusicWeb International – On The Cradle Will Rock contribution to American music theatre

Posted October 7th, 2018

Terry Barfoot of MusicWeb International reviews the release of The Cradle Will Rock and discusses the contributions the work has made to American music theatre.

[Marc Blitzstein’s] artistic outlook was much influenced by experiencing the years of the Depression, and he became aware of the politically committed works of Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Weill and Hans Eisler. Given this rich pedigree, it is no surprise that The Cradle will Rock is such an interesting work.

Read the full review and discussion at MusicWeb International.