Over the Rainbow – Judy Garland’s 100th birthday
Isabella Lundgren and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra pay tribute to an involuntary icon through music and stories from her life. Special guests: Bo Sundström and Stockholm Voices.
About the video
- Published online 19 June 2022.
- Filmed 10 June 2022.
- The video is approximately two hours.
- Subtitles in English and Swedish is activated by using the CC control in the video player.
Over the Rainbow: Judy Garland’s life is defined by her search for the rainbow with which she is forever associated. She became an icon – a beloved, admired, highly awarded artist and actor, and she has a well-established place in history books as one of the foremost entertainers of the twentieth century.
Judy Garland was born in Minnesota on 10 June 1922. On this day 100 years later, Isabella Lundgren and a band, together with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, perform music and present stories from Judy Garland’s life.
Isabella Lundgren is one of Sweden’s most prominent jazz singers. “This divinely talented singer is among the best on the jazz scene”, Svenska Dagbladet wrote. ”It is as if she makes time slow down, simply by being.” Isabella Lundgren is a great admirer of Judy Garland, and the initiator of this tribute. We also hear a guest performance from Bo Sundström, frontman of Bo Kaspers Orkester.
Indeed, this is a tribute to Judy Garland and her immortal music, but it is also the story of the other side of success, and the power of music – which can alleviate loneliness, even when the rainbow and sparkle feel far away. In Judy Garland’s singing, we hear not the icon, but the person – the woman who experienced both heaven and hell. Audiences were so deeply moved when she sang that they hardly dared to breathe.
Over the Rainbow – Judy Garland’s 100th Birthday
Mats Hålling Judy
Jean Schwartz Rock-a-Bye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody
James V Monaco You Made Me Love You (I Didn’t Want to Do It)
James F Hanley Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart arr Mats Hålling
Dave Dreyer/Al Jolson Me and My Shadow arr Mats Hålling
Hugh Martin The Trolley Song arr Mats Hålling
Judy Garland Medley arr Mats Hålling
Kurt Weill It Never Was You
Harry O Sutton I Don’t Care arr Mats Hålling
Harold Arlen The Man that Got Away arr Mats Hålling
Arthur Schwartz By Myself arr Mats Hålling
Harold Arlen Get Happy arr Mats Hålling
Harold Arlen Over the Rainbow arr Mats Hålling
- Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
- Alexander Hanson conductor
- Isabella Lundgren vocals
- Bo Sundström guest appearance
- Stockholm Voices
- Carl Bagge piano
- Niklas Fernqvist double bass
- Daniel Fredriksson drums
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