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Orchestra of the Swan: Americana

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A celebration of American music hosted by the wind section of Orchestra of the Swan. Denes Agay Five Easy Dances. Barber Summer Music Op.31. George Perle Monody1, Op.43. Valerie Coleman Tzigane. Kazimierz Machala American Folk Suite. Steve Reich New York Counterpoint. Valerie Coleman Red Clay & Mississippi Delta. Dvo? String Quartet No.12 in F Major, Op.96 American for Wind Quintet.Denes Agay was born in Budapest and emigrated to New York in 1939 amid the rise of Nazism in Europe. After becoming an American citizen in 1942 he worked as an educator and publisher. Samuel Barbers lyrical and rhapsodic Summer Music was commissioned in 1953 and showcases each instrument of the wind quintet. Valerie Colemans astonishing writing for winds stems from her intimate knowledge of the genre. Flautist, founder and creator of the renowned Imani Winds, Colemans Red Clay and Mississippi Delta merges a traditional scherzo with the sounds of the Mississippi Delta region. Celestial purity and urban grit coalesce in Steve Reichs New York Counterpoint (1985), a spellbinding and ecstatic tour de force in which the soloist plays alongside ten pre-recorded clarinet and bass clarinet parts.Pre-concert talk at 6.45pm.1610 for 16s & under


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