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Proms 2018 Prom 31: Minnesota Orchestra & Osmo Vänskä

Prom 31
Prom 31: Minnesota Orchestra & Osmo Vänskä
19:00 Mon 6 Aug 2018 Royal Albert Hall
A great American orchestra marks Leonard Bernstein’s 100th-anniversary year with a concert of 20th-century American classics including Bernstein’s exhilarating Candide overture and Ives’s lyrical Second Symphony.
A great American orchestra marks Leonard Bernstein’s 100th-anniversary year with a concert of 20th-century American classics including Bernstein’s exhilarating Candide overture and Ives’s lyrical Second Symphony.

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A great American orchestra marks Leonard Bernstein’s 100th-anniversary year with a concert of 20th century American classics that represent Bernstein in his multiple guises as composer, conductor and pianist.

The breathless exuberance of Bernstein’s Candide overture is extended by Inon Barnatan in Gershwin’s Concerto in F major, which filters the composer’s popular jazz idiom through classical structures and Lisztian virtuosity.

Premiered by Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic in 1951, Ives’s attractive Second Symphony melds European techniques with an all-American sound-world.

Image: Osmo Vänskä © Joel Larson

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