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Guildhall Chamber Orchestra

conducted by Joshua Weilerstein

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Guildhall Chamber Orchestra is conducted by Joshua Weilerstein in this concert that shines a light on works by Polish, British and American composers.

Featuring Roxanna Panufnik’s harp concerto, Powers & Dominions, alongside her late father’s Harmony, a poem for chamber orchestra, this evening celebrates the power of music in bringing people together.

‘I’m on a mission to shout from the rooftops the beauty of all these different faiths’ music. It’s about bringing us together’ (Roxanna Panufnik, Gramophone).

William Grant Still composed over 150 works, including Mother and Child, originally a movement from his 1943 Suite for Violin and Piano and later expanded for string orchestra.

Staying in America, the performance concludes with Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring suite. Originally a collaboration with choreographer and dancer Martha Graham, the resulting score has become an enduringly popular concert work that is performed in halls across the world.

Promoted by Guildhall School of Music & Drama

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A recording of this concert will be available to watch online for free after the performance (broadcast dates to be announced).

Pre-concert talk

Wednesday 27 October, 6.10pm
Milton Court Concert Hall

Joshua Weilerstein hosts a pre-concert talk with Roxanna Panufnik in which she will discuss Powers & Dominions.

Conductor Q&A

We caught up with conductor Joshua Weilerstein to ask him a few questions about the programme, what he's most looking forward to about the performance and what he enjoys about working with Guildhall musicians.

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