A concert with a American theme features the American conductor James Gaffigan, leading the London Symphony Orchestra into two works by Bernstein with the jazzy Prelude, Fugue and Riffs and the Hebrew setting of the Chichester Psalms. Also featured is Stravinsky’s Symphony in Three Movements which was his first major work after emigrating to the United States in 1939 .
The highlight of the night is the world premiere of jazz legend Wynton Marsalis’ Violin Concerto played by the acclaimed violinist Nicola Benedetti.
Bernstein Prelude, Fugue and Riffs
Wynton Marsalis Violin Concerto (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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