Americana 18

2nd March 2018 – St John’s Smith Square

 

Orchestra Vitae celebrate ‘Americana 18’ with an evening of large staples in the country’s musical history where London-based composer Arlene Sierra’s work ‘Aquilo’ will provide a fresh perspective of American music today. Remind yourself of a country that has produced some of the most distinctive and memorable musical traditions, composers and conductors.

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Michael Cobb CONDUCTOR

Fionnuala Ward PIANO

Bernstein: Candide Overture

Gershwin: Piano Concerto in F
Arlene Sierra: Aquilo (London premiere)

Copland: Symphony No. 3

Orchestra Vitae
Orchestra Vitae throw themselves into the Americana 18 spirit with an evening of large staples in the country’s musical history.
Bernstein’s ‘Candide Overture’ and Gershwin’s ‘Piano Concerto in F’ will lead the celebration whilst London-based American composer Arlene Sierra’s ‘Aquilo’ will provide a fresh perspective of American music today. Finally, Orchestra Vitae will perform Copland’s ‘3rd Symphony‘ a work that highlights the composers distinct ‘Americana‘ style.
Come and remind yourself of a country that has produced some of the most distinctive and memorable musical traditions, composers and conductors.