I’ve been listing to a >3 hour Disney Piano Medley on the YouTube channel of “kno Disney Piano Channel” these past days. Of course such a medley includes lovely and relaxing renditions of Aladdin’s music. In the first half an hour A Whole New World, Arabian Nights and One Jump Ahead can be heard plus Howard Ashman‘s beautiful Proud of Your Boy. The latter can be listened to in a separate video on kno’s YT channel.
Last Saturday, August 16th, I attended Disney in Concert in the concert hall of Amsterdam. Perhaps youâ€™ve never heard of it before soâ€™ll explain a bit whatâ€™s it about. Itâ€™s a concert band, in this case the Metropole Orchestra, with 4 singers playing and singing music from Disney animated movies while clips from the films where shown on a big screen.
The show had a duration for 2 hours and where a mix of instrumental music and singing in both English and Dutch. Most of the music was from the 1980s and 1990s classics like Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, The Lion King and of course Aladdin. While Tangled and Frozen came along as well.
Being a Disney fanatic myself I naturally had a great time hearing especially the music preformed live by a big orchestra. I had a hard time not to sing along and sit still during the show. Iâ€™ve embedded a YouTube clip of the press event and a clip from last yearâ€™s edition.
I hope it returns next year.
Celinde Schoenmaker “Let It Go”
Last year Celinde Shoenmaker “Dat is Mijn Wens” & Freek Bartels “I Just Can’t Wait To Be King”
The Santa Monica High school Symphony Orchestra preformed the music of Aladdin in a concert a year ago. I’ve listened to it a couple of time and I’ve to say it’s the best orchestral renditions of the Aladdin suite I’ve heard.
On a related note I’m going to Disney in Concert in The Royal concert hal in Amsterdam this August 17. Conducted by Ernst van Tiel the world famous Metropole Orchestra preforms a mixture of classic Disney music with solo performers who a an impressive resume in the Dutch and European musical. So while I enjoyed the talent of these kids on YT at home with two basic PC speakers I’m excited to hear these beautiful Disney melodies live by a professional orchestra in a concert hal.