Gershwin, Piazzolla, Copland, Moncayo
Gershwin: I Got Rhythm Variations. Piazzolla: Tangazo Marquez: Danzon No 2. Copland: El Salon Mexico. Moncayo: Huapango. Joanna MacGregor (piano), Ulster Orchestra/JoAnn Falletta.
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 Jose Pablo Moncayo's colourful orchestral fantasy, Huapango
Gershwin: I got Rhythm Variations
Piazzolla: Tangazo Marquez: Danzon No. 2
Copland: El Salon Mexico
Joanna MacGregor (piano)
JoAnn Falletta (conductor).