Leicester: Gershwin and Marsalis with Nicola Benedetti
Santtu-Matias Rouvali – conductor
Nicola Benedetti – violin
Marsalis Violin Concerto
— Interval —
Ellington Three Black Kings
Gershwin arr. Bennett Porgy and Bess: a Symphonic Picture
We bring our series Let Freedom Ring: Celebrating the Sounds of America to Leicester with music by three American composers bridging the worlds of classical music and jazz.
Outstanding violinist Nicola Benedetti joins us for a concert bridging the worlds of classical music and jazz.
Wynton Marsalis’s concerto, composed for her, embraces Celtic fiddle melodies and African-American spirituals, and ends with a foot-stomping hootenanny.
Duke Ellington’s Three Black Kings, for jazz band and orchestra, is a tribute to Martin Luther King.
Need to know
Prices & Discounts
£20 – £45
Subscription discounts available over the phone at 0116 233 3111; £10 tickets available for those aged 25 or under and students (£25 for top price tickets); half-price tickets available for recipients of Universal Credit
2 hrs, including 20-minute interval
Free printed programmes will be available at the venue. Digital programme notes available here.
De Montfort Hall box office: 0116 233 3111
Before the event
Insights Talk: what makes music sound distinctively 'American'?
Free, no ticket required