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Leonard Bernstein

Leonard Bernstein

7.30pm, Monday 15 October 2018
St John's Smith Square

Conductor: Russell Keable

Joan Tower
Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman No.1
Bernstein
Divertimento
John Adams
Doctor Atomic Symphony
Schuman
Symphony No. 3

This all-American programme opens with Tower’s vibrant Fanfare, a feminist answer to Copland. The Divertimento is vintage Bernstein, a joyful reminiscence of his musical childhood while Adams's powerful Symphony is taken from his 2005 opera Doctor Atomic. The energetic drive of Schuman's buoyant Third Symphony which completes the programme, made it his first major success.

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