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Proms 2017 Prom 58: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Louis Langrée

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Prom 58: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Louis Langrée
19:45 Sun 27 Aug 2017 Royal Albert Hall
This Proms debut performance by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra opens with Bernstein’s On The Waterfront. Copland’s Lincoln Portrait pays homage to one of the nation’s heroes, while Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 offers a statement of nationalism.
This Proms debut performance by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra opens with Bernstein’s On The Waterfront. Copland’s Lincoln Portrait pays homage to one of the nation’s heroes, while Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 offers a statement of nationalism.

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The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra makes its Proms debut with Music Director Louis Langrée, bringing works by two celebrated American composers. Bernstein’s symphonic suite drawn from his soundtrack to On the Waterfront is a cinematic journey through the docks and slums of post-war New Jersey, telling the story of one man’s heroicfight against corruption and intimidation.

In a year in which America has inaugurated a new president, Copland’s Lincoln Portrait offers a musical homage to another. Lincoln’s greatest speeches are set against a stirring orchestral tone-poem: America in music.

The climax of the concert is another passionate statement of musical nationalism: Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5.

Image: Louis Langrée © Benoît Linero

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