Please note: This concert is in the past and has already taken place.


St Mary's Church
Church Street
HP20 2JJ


George GershwinRhapsody in Blue
Antonín DvořákSymphony no.9 in E minor 'From the New World', Op.95
Arturo MarquezDanzón no.2


Jinah Shim – piano
Ben Palmer – Conductor

Aylesbury Symphony Orchestra

Programme Note

This concert has an American theme, including George Gershwin’s instantly recognisable Rhapsody in Blue, performed by Jinah Shim, winner of the 2015 Phillip and Dorothy Green Award for Young Concert Artists. Continuing the theme is Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9 “From the New World”. Written whilst Dvorak was in America, it includes the popular Largo, which is often seen as an expression of his longing to be home in his native land. People of a certain age will know this piece from the famous bread advert of the 70’s, where a boy is pushing his bike up a steep cobbled street. Completing the programme, Jinah Shim will again join us on piano for Marquez’s Danzon No. 2 which celebrates a dance style with its origins in Cuba but is a part of the folklore of Mexico. Written for full orchestra, the piece features solos for clarinet, oboe, piano, violin, trumpet and piccolo, and will be sure to have everyone tapping their feet!

ASO May 2017

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