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

Details

The Courtyard
Edgar Street
Hereford
Herefordshire
HR4 9JR
England


Programme

Gioachino RossiniThe Barber of Seville: Overture
Wolfgang Amadeus MozartSymphony no.38 in D major, K.504
Aaron CoplandQuiet City
George GershwinRhapsody in Blue (arr. for soprano, alto and tenor saxophones and piano by J. Naga)

Performers

Rebecca Miller – Conductor
Viv McLean – piano
Hugh Davies – trumpet
Louise Braithwaite – cor anglais

Orchestra of the Swan

Programme Note

Cities are the inspiration for this concert conducted by Rebecca Miller and featuring pianist Viv McLean as soloist. Rhapsody in Blue is possibly Gershwin’s most popular work and has become synonymous with the stylishly bustling New York City of the 1930s. Copland’s Quiet City is an introverted soundscape; a deserted metropolis depicted by plaintive jazz-influenced trumpet and a pale wash of strings. There is no doubt that Mozart had a particular affinity with the city of Prague; anecdotal evidence suggests he felt its inhabitants truly understood his music. Many of his major works received premieres there including Symphony No.38.

Pre-concert talk: 1.30pm with Christopher Morley

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