Sat 28 June 2014, 7.30 pm, St George's Bristol

Stefan Hofkes  conductor  ·  Stefan Hofkes & You-Chiung Lin  piano

Verdi | The Force of Destiny: Overture
Britten | Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
Gershwin | Rhapsody in Blue
Dvoøák | Slavonic Dances: selection
John Barry | Out of Africa: main theme
Wagner | Ride of the Valkyries

Stefan Hofkes

The concert centrepiece is Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, which expertly combines elements of classical and jazz music. This 1946 version for piano and orchestra has become one of the most popular American concert works. Conductor Stefan Hofkes will perform the solo piano part (alongside virtuoso soloist You-Chiung Lin) whilst directing from the keyboard, in this version for four hands on one piano.
To show off the myriad tone colours in a symphony orchestra we are delighted to present Britten’s Young Person’s Guide, brilliantly written around a theme by Henry Purcell.
This family-friendly concert also features music used by the entertainment media so you are sure to have a few "Where have I heard that?" moments.

Stefan Hofkes

Tickets: £15 (£13), £13 (£11), £10 (£8), £8 (£6), £1 children

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