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Bristol Metropolitan Orchestra, Karin Hendrickson Music Director

  • St. George's Bristol Great George Street Bristol, England United Kingdom (map)

Karin Hendrickson conductor
Tomas Klement piano
Bristol Metropolitan Orchestra

BARBER Second Essay for Orchestra, Op. 17
GERSHWIN Rhapsody in Blue
DVORAK Symphony No. 9

The Orchestra presents an exciting spectrum of American-influences for their summer concert. The light-hearted Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin, the iconic New World Symphony by Antonin Dvorak, and the resplendent Second Essay for Symphony Orchestra by composer Samuel Barber. These works shape a balanced programme of commentary on the American musical spirit from 1890’s (New World Symphony - 1893), through to the roaring ‘20s (Rhapsody in Blue - 1924), to the trying times of the Second World War (Second Essay for Orchestra -1942). Come celebrate the emergence of summertime with this spirit-filled concert at St George's Bristol.