Friday 8 May 2020, 7.30pmThe Marlowe, Canterbury

Venue Box Office: 01227 787787

Joana Carneiro conductor

Esther Yoo violin

Steven Stucky Radical Light

Barber Violin Concerto

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Copland Appalachian Spring Suite

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.

ABOUT THIS PERFORMANCE

  • Prices: £49; £39; £30; £21; £15
  • Discounts: subscription discounts available; £10 'Discovery' tickets available for ages 16-26; concession discounts available
  • Running time: 115 minutes, including 20 minute interval
  • Recommended age: from 7+