George Gershwin arr Don Rose Overture: Let ‘em Eat Cake
George Gershwin ed Timothy Freeze Piano Concerto in F
Roy Harris Symphony No 3
John Adams Frenzy (world premiere)
George Gershwin arr Don Rose Overture: Strike Up the Band
Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Kirill Gerstein piano
London Symphony Orchestra
The concert will finish at approximately 9pm (timings subject to change)
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£12/£16 + booking fee as above
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Limited releases throughout the season. Full details
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A new work by John Adams is flanked by Gershwin’s most seductive tunes.
John Adams always has something interesting to say about the world we live in. Any new work he produces soon shows up in concert halls across the globe – so hear Frenzy here first.
Roy Harris’ Third Symphony is a miniature epic, offering up a tragic glimpse of dust bowl-era America. George Gershwin paints a more ebullient picture of life across the Pond, transporting us to the roaring twenties in his razzle-dazzle Piano Concerto, complete with Charleston rhythms. Keep an ear out for some of his biggest melodies in two delicious musical theatre overtures.
Sir Simon Rattle, Conductor Emeritus of the LSO, has a long history with John Adams, audible in every confident note of the LSO’s performance. Kirill Gerstein has made reference-point live recordings of George Gershwin’s music. Seize your chance to hear him tackle its addictive blend of classical and jazz, as part of his Spotlight Artist series with the LSO.
‘I wanted to make music that had all of the elements of my life as an American’ – John Adams
In a change to original listings, George Gershwin’s Overture to Girl Crazy will no longer be performed, and will be replaced by Gershwin’s Overture to Let ‘em Eat Cake. The order of the programme has also changed (see full listing above).
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Event change posted Thursday 3 August 12pm
Recorded for broadcast on BBC Radio 3
Filmed for broadcast by Marquee TV
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