Barbican Concerts

Adams, Bernstein, Ellington

Thu 9 Feb 2012 7.30pm - Barbican Hall, London

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Kristjan Järvi

Kristjan Järvi

JOHN ADAMS The Chairman Dances
BERNSTEIN Three Dance Episodes from 'On the Town'
COPLAND Clarinet Concerto
MILHAUD La création du monde
BERNSTEIN (orch FOSS) Prelude, Fugue and Riffs
ELLINGTON (orch HENDERSON) Harlem

Kristjan Järvi conductor
Eddie Daniels clarinet
London Symphony Orchestra

The influence of jazz looms large in what we recognise today as the ‘American sound’. From Milhaud’s ballet for orchestra and saxophone, inspired by his first visit to Harlem, through to Copland’s concerto for the great bandleader Benny Goodman and John Adams’ foxtrot from his 1987 opera Nixon in China recalling the jazz and big band sounds of President Nixon’s youth, the breadth of musical styles in tonight’s concert reflects the diversity of American culture itself.


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Please note that the pre-concert performance originally scheduled for 9 February will now take place before the concert on 19 February.


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