The Jungle

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra & LSO

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Wynton Marsalis paints a musical portrait of New York City with The Jungle, performed by the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir Simon Rattle.

A brash fanfare announces the ‘Big Show’ of the opening movement, before we’re taken on a journey through the sounds of the city. There’s ramshackle ragtime, vibrant jazz, and a meander through Afro-Cuban districts. The symphony captures the city in all its energy, beauty and bleakness – and more than anything, it’s about the shared humanity that the metropolis symbolises.

‘New York City is the most fluid, pressure-packed, and cosmopolitan metropolis the modern world has ever seen,’ says the Pulitzer Prize–winning composer. ‘The speed, freedom, and intensity of our relationships to each other – and to the city itself – forces us onto a collective superhighway unlike any other in our country.’

This performance will begin promptly at the advertised start time and running time will be confirmed closer to the event.

Produced by the LSO and the Barbican

Part of the LSO's 2019/20 Season and Barbican Presents

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