Last year's two-part ORF III production "André Heller's House Concerts," with a top-class cast including Camilla Nylund and Günther Groissböck, is followed this year by another musical concert film project based on an idea by André Heller. In it, opera star Camilla Nylund, among others, breathes new life into the "Great American Songbook" together with the ORF Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna under the direction of chief conductor Marin Alsop.
A total of 14 iconic songs, all dedicated to the theme of love, revive the spirit of U.S. show business from the 1930s to the 1960s. Each of the 14 titles is dressed in a new, individually created garment - from an intimate piano song with saxophone to a large orchestral song. The arrangements made especially for this production are by Christof Unterberger, Florian Sitzmann and Leonard Eröd. The visual language of the concert film project is also unusual for a 21st century production: black-and-white shots transport the audience back to the era of US light music. Robert Neumüller is responsible for the TV direction.