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Conductor - Louis Langrée & Piano - Steven Osborne
The Hallé
Classical Music

The Hallé

Thu 26 Jan Book Tickets Tickets From £7.50 - £34.50

Louis Langrée conductor
Steven Osborne piano

Copland Quiet City
Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue
Ravel Mother Goose Suite
Ravel Piano Concerto in G
Gershwin An American in Paris

This trans-Atlantic tale of two cities begins with New Yorker Aaron Copland’s haunting evocation of an urban landscape at night. More fantastic locations are conjured in Parisian impressionist Maurice Ravel’s enchanting Mother Goose Suite. Like many Frenchmen Ravel was seduced by American jazz and his Piano Concerto in G nods to Gershwin with its deft flicks of colour and darting virtuosic runs. Gershwin’s own fusion of classical and jazz, Rhapsody in Blue walks and talks the rhythms of Manhattan’s sidewalks right from the opening clarinet glissando. The French connection ends with Gershwin’s An American in Paris, a giddy love affair with the city, its rich blues harmonies rubbing shoulders with blaring taxi horns.

Free pre-concert talk, 6.30pm in the auditorium: Jonathan James on jazz in Ravel and Gershwin

Important Information

Part of the Internation concert Season

Free pre-concert talk at 6.30pm in the auditorium with Jonathan James on jazz in Ravel and Gershwin

Fees £2 for online bookings or £3 for phone & counter sales applies per transaction.

Venue: Royal Concert Hall

Running time: 2 hours

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