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Philharmonia Orchestra: American Romantics
Resident Orchestra at The Marlowe

Philharmonia Orchestra: American Romantics

One of the world's great orchestras on your doorstep.

Joana Carneiro conductor
Esther Yoo violin

Stucky Radical Light
Barber Violin Concerto
Copland Appalachian Spring
Bernstein Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

Enjoy an evening of emotion-packed music by three great American composers of the 20th century.

Experience the passionate music of one of the most iconic musicals ever written – from ‘Mambo’ to ‘Maria’, Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances throw you headfirst into the feverish dances and heart-breaking love story of West Side Story.

Before, Barber’s popular Violin Concerto builds from a serene opening into music of fire and intensity – a perfect showpiece for violinist Esther Yoo’s “scrupulous technique and sweeping passion” (Bachtrack).

Copland’s Appalachian Spring paints a musical picture of rural America, travelling through playful melodies, solemn hymns and deep peace – little wonder why to many it is one of the most beautiful pieces ever written for orchestra; a perfect pairing to Steven Stucky’s brief but atmospheric musical poem, Radical Light.

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Date Fri 8 May
Time 6.15pm
Length 30 minutes
Tickets Free, booking required

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Philharmonia Orchestra: American Romantics