What's On

Sunday 3 July 2022, 3pm

Saffron Walden Symphony Orchestra

Saffron Walden Symphony Orchestra

Performers

Saffron Walden Symphony Orchestra
Richard Hull
conductor
Jill Morton
piano

Programme

Aaron Copland
An Outdoor Overture
George Gershwin
Concerto in F
Antonín Dvořák
Symphony No.9 “From the New World”

Running Time

To be confirmed

A close up of the entire Saffron Walden Symphony Orchestra in concert.

The Saffron Walden Symphony Orchestra conclude their season with a programme of American music and music inspired by America.

An Outdoor Overture was written in 1938 for young musicians to perform and is a beautifully lyrical example of Copland’s work. Gershwin’s Concerto in F was written in 1925, one year after the hugely successful Rhapsody in Blue. It uses jazz styles within it that we all recognise including a bluesy slow movement featuring the trumpet, a cakewalk and ragtime elements. Dvořák’s ever-popular New World Symphony, full of American folk tunes and the famous Largo brings this season to a dramatic close.