BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales
28 Mar 2015, Glyndŵr University, Wrexham
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NOW On the Road 2014-15 The American Dream

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
The American Dream
19:30 Sat 28 Mar 2015 William Aston Hall
Dvořák wrote his last symphony soon after he had moved to New York
Dvořák wrote his last symphony soon after he had moved to New York

Programme

The American Dream

Dvořák wrote his last symphony soon after he had moved to New York, and filled the work with references to both Native American songs, and his native Czech folk dances. It’s since gone on to be one of the most popular of all symphonies.

American composer Copland was inspired to compose his powerful Fanfare for the Common Man, full of hope and aspiration, after hearing a speech by Henry A Wallace, then Vice-President of the United States. We’ll also be playing Quiet City, which started life as incidental music for a play of the same name, and features a haunting trumpet part.

Tickets: £15

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***Unfortunately, Tine Thing Helseth will no longer be performing in this concert as previously advertised, due to illness and advice from her Doctor.
Tine is very sad not to be able to perform in Wales and hopes very much to return soon.
We’re pleased that BBC NOW’s Principal Trumpet Philippe Schartz will perform instead. The programme remains unchanged.