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Philharmonia Concert: Appalachian Spring

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Ryan Bancroft – conductor
Renaud Capuçon – violin


COPLAND Fanfare for the Common Man

BARBER Violin Concerto

— Interval —

SHAW Entr’acte

COPLAND Appalachian Spring (complete ballet music)

A love story in an American frontier setting, Copland’s ballet Appalachian Spring won him the Pulitzer Prize in 1945. It features a tender duet, folk-like dances, and a set of variations on the Shaker tune Simple Gifts.

Barber’s Violin Concerto vies with the Adagio for Strings as his most popular work. At first lyrical and serene, the fiendish perpetual motion finale is a striking contrast – giving Renaud Capuçon the chance to show off his agility as well as his “liquid gold” tone (Bachtrack).

Caroline Shaw’s Entr’acte is full of contrasting textures, evoking raindrops, sighing wind and the sound of the classical guitar.


Main Auditorium, St Paul’s Square, Bedford MK40 1SL
Main Auditorium
Full Flat Seating
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Show Date & Time
Wed 25th Oct7:30pm
Opening Times
Bar & Box Office7:00 pm
Doors7:00 pm
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