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Proms 2018 Prom 46: Benjamin Grosvenor & National Youth Jazz Orchestra

Prom 46
Prom 46: Benjamin Grosvenor & National Youth Jazz Orchestra
22:15 Thu 16 Aug 2018 Royal Albert Hall
Classical music gets a swing in its step in this all-American concert by the UK’s National Youth Jazz Orchestra. Benjamin Grosvenor is the soloist in Gershwin’s intoxicating Rhapsody in Blue – an exhilarating mix of jazz rhythms and classical virtuosity.Classical music gets a swing in its step in this all-American concert by the UK’s National Youth Jazz Orchestra. Benjamin Grosvenor is the soloist in Gershwin’s intoxicating Rhapsody in Blue – an exhilarating mix of jazz rhythms and classical virtuosity.
Classical music gets a swing in its step in this all-American concert by the UK’s National Youth Jazz Orchestra. Benjamin Grosvenor is the soloist in Gershwin’s intoxicating Rhapsody in Blue – an exhilarating mix of jazz rhythms and classical virtuosity.Classical music gets a swing in its step in this all-American concert by the UK’s National Youth Jazz Orchestra. Benjamin Grosvenor is the soloist in Gershwin’s intoxicating Rhapsody in Blue – an exhilarating mix of jazz rhythms and classical virtuosity.

Programme

      • The Earth Keeps SpinningWorld premiere
      • Rhapsody in Blue (original version with jazz band, arr. Grofé)
      • Stan Kenton's West Side Story(40 mins)arr. Johnny Richards (UK Premiere)

Performers

About This Event

Classical music gets a swing in its step in this all-American concert by the UK’s National Youth Jazz Orchestra.

Former BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist Benjamin Grosvenor is the soloist in Gershwin’s intoxicating Rhapsody in Blue – an exhilarating mix of jazz rhythms and classical virtuosity.

This upbeat programme also showcases the popular side of Leonard Bernstein – who was, like Gershwin, renowned as both jazz pianist and composer. Expect dazzling performances from some of this country’s finest young musicians.

There will be no interval

Image: NYJO © Carl Hyde