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BBC CO: Cheltenham Festival 2015

The BBC Concert Orchestra in a concert from the Cheltenham Festival. With some of the BBC's Ten Pieces, by Adams, Britten and Stravinsky, plus Copland, Gershwin and Whitacre.

The BBC Concert Orchestra and conductor Ben Gernon play some of the BBC's Ten Pieces live in concert at the Cheltenham Festival. They are joined by BBC Young Musician of the Year, pianist Martin James Bartlett, in Gershwin's jazz-inspired Rhapsody in Blue. And Eric Whitacre makes a guest appearance to conduct his own 'Water Night'.

John Adams: Short Ride in a Fast Machine
Copland: Appalachian Spring
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue

INTERVAL

Britten: Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes
Eric Whitacre: Water Night*
Stravinsky; Berceuse and Finale from The Firebird (1919)
Gershwin: An American in Paris

Martin James Bartlett, piano
BBC Concert Orchestra
Conductors: Ben Gernon, Eric Whitacre*

Followed by highlights from the Park Lane Group's memorial concert for John McCabe, given earlier this month.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • John Adams

    Short Ride in a Fast Machine

    Conductor: Edo de Waart. Orchestra: San Francisco Symphony.
  • Aaron Copland

    Appalachian Spring

  • Aaron Copland

    Appalachian Spring

  • George Gershwin

    Rhapsody in Blue

    Performer: Earl Wild. Orchestra: Boston Pops Orchestra. Conductor: Arthur Fiedler.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes

  • Eric Whitacre

    Water Night

  • Igor Stravinsky

    Berceuse and Finale from The Firebird (1919)

  • George Gershwin

    An American in Paris

Credit

Role Contributor
Performer BBC Concert Orchestra

Broadcast

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