Sunday Afternoon Dances
Grażyna Bacewicz Overture
Gershwin Piano Concerto in F
Florence Price Juba (3rd movement from Symphony No.3)
Ginastera Four dances from Estancia ballet
Bernstein Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Joshua Weilerstein conductor
Kirill Gerstein piano
Classic Intro - 1.15pm, Music Room
Professor Catherine Tackley, Head of Music at University of Liverpool, talks about the influence of jazz on this afternoon’s programme.
Everybody dance! Tonight’s programme ranges from Bernstein’s famous dances for West Side Story to the high-kicking gauchos of Ginastera’s Estancia. The rhythms of the Americas are impossible to resist and every note will get your feet tapping. We introduce you to another one; the Juba dance by pioneering African-American composer, Florence Price, and add Gershwin’s fabulously jazzy Piano Concerto – played by Kirill Gerstein, a classical star who knows how to swing.
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