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Bernstein, Copland, Gershwin

From Waterfront Hall, Belfast, the Ulster Orchestra under JoAnn Falletta open the 2011 Ulster Bank Belfast Festival at Queen's with music by Bernstein, Copland and Gershwin.

Live from Waterfront Hall, Belfast

Presented by John Toal

An American Extravaganza opens the 2011 Ulster Bank Belfast Festival at Queen's. The Ulster Orchestra's new Principal Conductor, JoAnn Falletta, marks her first major concert with the orchestra by bringing the music from north and south America to the stage of the Waterfront Hall in Belfast. The concert includes music by Falletta's conducting teacher, Leonard Bernstein - his show stopping dances from On the Town - as well as Aaron Copland's Latin American Sketches and evocation of a Mexican dancehall and George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue and energetic Variations on 'I got Rhythm' with pianist, Joanna MacGregor. The South American element of the concert includes, Astor Piazzolla's evocation of the dance synonymous with his homeland - the Tango - and Mexican composer José Pablo Moncayo's colourful orchestral fantasy, Huapango

Bernstein: On The Town - 3 Dance Episodes
Copland: Three Latin American Sketches
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue

Joanna MacGregor (piano)
Ulster Orchestra
JoAnn Falletta (conductor).

40 minutes

Last on

Fri 14 Oct 2011 19:45

Music Played

  • Leonard Bernstein

    3 Dance episodes from (On the Town)

    Performer: Ulster Orchestra,JoAnn Falletta(conductor)

  • Aaron Copland

    3 Latin-American sketches

    Performer: Ulster Orchestra,JoAnn Falletta (conductor)

  • George Gershwin

    Rhapsody in Blue for piano and orchestra

    Performer: Joanna MacGregor(piano),Ulster Orchestra,JoAnn Falletta

  • George Gershwin

    Variations on 'I got Rhythmn' for piano and orchestra

    Performer: Joanna MacGregor(piano),Ulster Orchestra,JoAnn Falletta(conductor)

  • Astor Piazzolla


    Performer: Ulster Orch,JoAnn Falletta(conductor)

  • Marquez

    Danzon No.2 for Orchestra

    Performer: Ulster Orch,JoAnn Falletta(conductor)

  • Aaron Copland

    El Salon Mexico for orch

    Performer: Ulster Orch,JoAnn Falletta (conductor)


    Huapango for orchestra

    Performer: Ulster Orchestra, JoAnn Falletta (conductor)


  • Fri 14 Oct 2011 19:45

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