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American Landscapes

October 14, 2023 at 19:30 - 21:30

Viv McLean piano
Roger Huckle violin
Marian Givens violin
Carl Hill viola
Harriet Wiltshire cello
Jub Davis double bass

Bernstein West Side Story Suite
Gershwin Concerto in F
Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue
Philip Glass Mishima
Copland Hoedown from Rodeo

In a programme specially arranged for piano and string quintet, Viv McLean joins the Bristol Ensemble to perform Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F, a jazzy, optimistic, richly-textured work packed full of fabulous tunes and toe-tapping rhythms.

It was commissioned by Walter Damrosch, conductor of the New York Symphony Orchestra, the day after he had heard the premiere of Rhapsody in Blue, which is also part of this programme. Philip Glass’s breakthrough work, music for the iconic film Mishima, Copland’s lively and evocative work Hoe Down and Bernstein’s West Side Story Suite complete this distinctively American programme.

Tickets from bdray01@gmail.com


October 14, 2023
19:30 - 21:30