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American Romantics

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Marlowe Theatre, CanterburyCanterbury, South-East, CT1 2AS, United Kingdom
On Friday 8 May 2020 at 19:30

Enjoy an evening of emotion-packed music by three great American composers of the 20th century.

Experience the passionate music of one of the most iconic musicals ever written – from ‘Mambo’ to ‘Maria’, Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances throw you headfirst into the feverish dances and heart-breaking love story of West Side Story.

Before, Barber’s popular Violin Concerto builds from a serene opening into music of fire and intensity – a perfect showpiece for violinist Esther Yoo’s “scrupulous technique and sweeping passion” (Bachtrack).

Copland’s Appalachian Spring paints a musical picture of rural America, travelling through playful melodies, solemn hymns and deep peace – little wonder why to many it is one of the most beautiful pieces ever written for orchestra; a perfect pairing to Steven Stucky’s brief but atmospheric musical poem, Radical Light.

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