Featuring the pure joie de vivre of George Gershwin’s ‘An American in Paris’ and the fiery drama of Arturo Marquez’s ‘Danzon no. 2’, this heart-pounding programme will also include the premiere of a new work by the band’s patron Stephen McNeff, a second performance of Christopher Hussey’s ‘Child of the wandering sea’ (with brand new choreography by Irene Fiordilino) and a rare UK performance of Nancy Galbraith’s ‘Danza de los Duendes’, continuing our pledge to highlight band music by women from around the world.
Following the success of our concert of music by women composers last November, we present an evening of pieces featuring live dance in the brilliant new Vaughan Williams Auditorium at JAGS in support of London Music Masters. Additional choreography by students of Musical Theatre Academy.
Stephen McNeff: Fanfare & Overture [premiere]
Ivor Novello, arr. John Holland: The Dancing Years (Selection)
Nancy Galbraith: Danza de los Duendes
Arturo Marquez, arr. Oliver Nickel: Danzón no. 2
Warren Benson: The Solitary Dancer
Christopher Hussey: Child of the Wandering Sea [second performance, with choreography by Irene Fiordilino]
George Gershwin, arr. Franco Cesarini: An American in Paris
Vincent Youmans, arr. Dmitri Shostakovich, trans. Jerry Brubaker: Tahiti Trot (Tea for Two)
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There will be a collection for our chosen charity, London Music Masters – we hope you can donate what you can on the night to help their cause.