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Prom 46: National Youth Jazz Orchestra

Live at the Proms: National Youth Jazz Orchestra and Benjamin Grosvenor and conductors Guy Barker and Mark Armstrong in an all-American programme including Rhapsody in Blue.

Live at the Proms: National Youth Jazz Orchestra and Benjamin Grosvenor and conductors Guy Barker and Mark Armstrong in an all-American programme including Gershwin's classic Rhapsody in Blue.
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Andrew McGregor

Laura Jurd The Earth Keeps Spinning (world premiere)

George Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue (original version with jazz band, arr. Grofé)
Benjamin Grosvenor (piano)

Leonard Bernstein Kenton's West Side Story (arr. Johnny Richards, UK premiere)

National Youth Jazz Orchestra
Guy Barker and Mark Armstrong (conductors)

Classical music gets a swing in its step in this all-American concert by the UK’s National Youth Jazz Orchestra. Benjamin Grosvenor is the soloist in Gershwin’s intoxicating Rhapsody in Blue – an exhilarating mix of jazz rhythms and classical virtuosity.Classical music gets a swing in its step in this all-American concert by the UK’s National Youth Jazz Orchestra. Benjamin Grosvenor is the soloist in Gershwin’s intoxicating Rhapsody in Blue – an exhilarating mix of jazz rhythms and classical virtuosity.

1 hour, 15 minutes

Music Played

  • Laura Jurd

    The Earth Keeps Spinning

    Ensemble: National Youth Jazz Orchestra. Conductor: Mark Armstrong.
  • George Gershwin

    Rhapsody In Blue

    Performer: Benjamin Grosvenor. Ensemble: National Youth Jazz Orchestra.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    Stan Kenton's West Side Story

    Ensemble: National Youth Jazz Orchestra. Conductor: Mark Armstrong.
  • William Christopher Handy

    St Louis Blues

    Music Arranger: Mark Armstrong. Ensemble: National Youth Jazz Orchestra. Conductor: Mark Armstrong.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    Stan Kenton's West Side Story

    Ensemble: National Youth Jazz Orchestra. Conductor: Mark Armstrong.

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