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BBC Philharmonic - Bernstein, Barber, Copland

John Wilson conducts the BBC Philharmonic. Bernstein: Overture (Candide). Barber: Violin Concerto. Copland: Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo; El Salon Mexico; Billy the Kid Suite.

Live from MediaCity, Salford
Presented by Andrew McGregor

John Wilson conducts the BBC Philharmonic in an all-American programme.

Bernstein: Overture to Candide
Barber: Violin Concerto
Copland: Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo

8.20 Music Interval

8.40
Copland: El Salon Mexico
Copland: Billy the Kid: suite

Bernstein's sparkling Overture to Candide sets the scene for a programme of energetic and colourful American music. We visit the Wild West in Copland's suite from Billy the Kid and in his Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo and spend time in a dance hall, the Salon Mexico where energetic Mexican folk dances bring different colours and rhythms to the evening. American violinist, Elena Urioste, graduate of the BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists scheme joins the orchestra for Barber's lush and lyrical Violin Concerto.

Elena Urioste (violin)
BBC Philharmonic
John Wilson (conductor).

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Leonard Bernstein

    Overture: Candide

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: John Wilson.
  • Samuel Barber

    Violin Concerto

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: John Wilson.
  • Aaron Copland

    4 Dance Episodes from ‘Rodeo

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: John Wilson.
  • Aaron Copland

    El Salon Mexico

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: John Wilson.
  • Aaron Copland

    Billy the Kid

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: John Wilson.
  • Michael Tippett

    5 Spirituals from 'A Child of our Time' arr. for chorus, no.1; Steal away

    Choir: Christ Church Cathedral Choir, Oxford. Director: Stephen Darlington.
    • Tippett: Choral Works.
    • Nimbus.
    • 15.
  • Michael Tippett

    Praeludium for brass, bells and percussion

    Conductor: Michael Tippett. Orchestra: Orchestra of Opera North. Choir: Chorus of Opera North.
    • Tippett: Ritual Dances.
    • Nimbus.
    • 10.

Credit

Role Contributor
Performer BBC Philharmonic

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