BERNSTEIN Prelude, Fugue and Riffs
WYNTON MARSALIS Concerto in D (world premiere)
STRAVINSKY Symphony in Three Movements
BERNSTEIN Chichester Psalms
James Gaffigan conductor
Nicola Benedetti violin
Chris Richards clarinet
Ben Hill boy treble
London Symphony Chorus
Simon Halsey chorus director
London Symphony Orchestra
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A concert of all-American connections and more than a touch of jazz, under the baton of one of the most exciting young American conductors working today.
Stravinsky’s first major work after emigrating to the United States in 1939 is shot through with striking syncopations, not unlike Bernstein’s much more overtly jazzy opener for big band written just a few years later. A different side of Bernstein is found in the Hebrew setting of the Chichester Psalms, but the highlight of the evening is the first performance of a new violin concerto from one of the greatest jazz minds of the modern era, Wynton Marsalis, whose Swing Symphony the LSO premiered in 2012.