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RWCMD Wind Orchestra: Fascinating Fusion

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    28 March 2024 1.15pm

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Directed by Robert Plane

Stravinsky
3 Pieces for solo clarinet
Gershwin
Overture, Strike up the Band
Stravinsky
Ebony Concerto
Copland
El Salon Mexico

Stravinsky was fascinated by jazz, and its influence is heard in the third, ragtime-inspired piece of this set of miniatures for solo clarinet, as well as in the concerto that he wrote for legendry band leader Woody Herman. Gershwin's work similarly spanned jazz and classical styles and Strike up the Band was his first foray into composing musicals. Copland is renowned for composing a clarinet concerto for jazz giant Benny Goodman, and today his music takes us south of the US border by way of the dances, folk tunes and infectious rhythms of Mexico.

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