Carneiro conducts 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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Prices & Discounts
£17 – £44
Subscription discounts available; under-26s and concession discounts available
1 hour 40 minutes, including 20-minute interval
Cambridge Corn Exchange box office: 01223 791791
Steven Stucky’s Radical Light, which was originally listed as the opener to this concert, has had to be removed from the programme due to previously unknown staging requirements. The concert opener has been replaced by Anna Clyne’s Rewind.