Barbican Concerts

UBS Soundscapes: Michael Tilson Thomas

With Yo-Yo Ma

Tue 11 Jun 2013 7.30pm - Barbican Hall, London

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Michael Tilson Thomas

Michael Tilson Thomas

COPLAND Quiet City
SHOSTAKOVICH Cello Concerto No 2
BRITTEN arr Cooke & Mitchell Prince of the Pagodas - Suite

Michael Tilson Thomas conductor
Yo-Yo Ma cello
London Symphony Orchestra

Copland’s melancholic Quiet City is a musical re-imagining of Irwin Shaw’s play which for Copland expressed the ‘nostalgia and inner distress of a society profoundly aware of its own insecurity’.  Shostakovich’s Second Cello Concerto opens with an elegiac solo cello line that as it cuts into the rest of the orchestra has been imagined as the drama of the individual against the mob. Britten’s ballet suite was written following a holiday in Bali and absorbs the shimmering sounds of the island’s Gamelan.


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