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    Santtu-Matias Rouvali: American Dreams

    Mon 26 Oct, 7.30pm
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    Santtu-Matias Rouvali, conductor
    Camilla Greenwell

    The Philharmonia Orchestra opens a season like no other in its 75-year history, with Principal Conductor Designate Santtu-Matias Rouvali.

    Three-quarters of a century ago, almost to the day, the Philharmonia Orchestra gave its first concert.

    In a live broadcast performance, it presents a selection of music from across the pond.

    A trio of American composers, and one who became an American citizen, rub shoulders in Rouvali’s appealing programme.

    Aaron Copland’s much-loved Appalachian Spring tells the tender, hopeful story of a young couple preparing for their wedding.

    Rouvali joins the Philharmonia’s percussion section on claves (tuned woodblocks) for Steve Reich’s mesmerizing Music for Pieces of Wood.

    Florence Price conjures up the Deep South of her childhood in three characterful dances, a Rag, a Slow Drag and a Cakewalk.

    Stravinsky’s Dumbarton Oaks is named after the grand Washington home of the couple who commissioned it.

    But with its lively counterpoint and contrast of timbres between strings, woodwind and horns, it is an homage not to American music but to JS Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos.

    This event is live-streamed exclusively for the Southbank Centre.

    Performers
    • Philharmonia Orchestra
    • Santtu-Matias Rouvali conductor
    Repertoire
    • Copland: Appalachian Spring Suite
    • Florence Price: Dances in the Canebrakes
    • Steve Reich: Music for pieces of wood
    • Stravinsky: Concerto in E flat for chamber orchestra (Dumbarton Oaks)

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    This concert can also be heard live on Radio 3 at 7.30pm on Monday 26 October 2020, as part of Radio 3's residency at the Southbank Centre.

    Dates

    Mon 26 Oct, 7.30pm
    Approximate run time: 75 mins.
    Run times may vary by up to 20 minutes as they can be affected by last-minute programme changes, intervals and encores.

    Price

    Southbank Centre Members presale offer: £10

    Standard ticket: £12

    Standard plus: £20* 

    *You can opt to pay a bit more than the standard price to support the Philharmonia as it recovers from the Covid-19 shutdown.

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