A concert of all-American connections and more than a touch of jazz, under the baton of one of the most exciting young American conductors working today.
Stravinskyís first major work after emigrating to the United States in 1939 is shot through with striking syncopations, not unlike Bernsteinís much more overtly jazzy opener for big band written just a few years later. A different side of Bernstein is found in the Hebrew setting of the Chichester Psalms, but the highlight of the evening is the first performance of a new violin concerto from one of the greatest jazz minds of the modern era, Wynton Marsalis, whose Swing Symphony the LSO premiered in 2012.
Programme & Performers
Bernstein Prelude, Fugue and Riffs* Wynton Marsalis Concerto in D (world premiere)** Stravinsky Symphony in Three Movements Bernstein Chichester Psalms***
James Gaffigan conductor Nicola Benedetti violin** Chris Richards clarinet* Ben Hill boy treble*** London Symphony Chorus Simon Halsey chorus director London Symphony Orchestra