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Listening to America – Harris, Adams & Gershwin

Sir Simon Rattle with London Symphony Orchestra

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. Seize your chance to hear Kirill Gerstein tackle its addictive blend of classical and jazz.

This performance will end at approximately 9.00pm, including a 20-minute interval.

Programme Alteration

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 below).

Original ticket holders have been contacted by email. For any queries the box office can be contacted via [email protected].

Event change posted Thursday 3 August 1pm

Produced by the London Symphony Orchestra

Recorded for broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and filmed for broadcast by Marquee TV

Frenzy has been commissioned by London Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonie Luxembourg, Konzerthaus Dortmund, Philharmonie de Paris, Toronto Symphony Orchestra and The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association: Gustavo Dudamel, Music & Artistic Director.

Concert supported by Cockayne Grants for the Arts – a donor advised fund of The London Community Foundation