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São Paulo Symphony Orchestra

Marin Alsop conducts Bernstein, Villa-Lobos and Shostakovich
Monday 22 August 2016
Usher Hall

São Paulo Symphony Orchestra
Marin Alsop Conductor

Edinburgh Festival Chorus
Christopher Bell Chorus Master

Bernstein Chichester Psalms
Villa-Lobos
Chôros No 10 ‘Rasga o coraçâo’
Shostakovich Symphony No 5

The first woman conductor of the Last Night of the Proms and a student of Leonard Bernstein, US conductor Marin Alsop is a remarkable force in classical music worldwide, as charismatic in personality as she is exuberant in her performance.

Alsop took the helm of Brazil’s São Paolo Symphony Orchestra in 2012, quickly turning Latin America’s largest and leading orchestra into a truly world-class ensemble, its concerts big in sound and heart.

Alsop directs the Orchestra and the Edinburgh Festival Chorus in two extrovert choral masterpieces. The Chôros No. 10 by Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos depicts the arrival of man in the Amazon’s unspoilt wilderness in wild, fantastical music of extraordinary colour, while Bernstein’s sunny, life-affirming Chichester Psalms brings infectious West Side Story-style rhythms into the heart of the church.

Alsop concludes her concert with the immense power of Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony, whose triumphant conclusion has provoked controversy ever since its 1937 premiere.


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  • Running time: 
    1 hour 45 minutes approximately

Venue

Usher Hall

Lothian Road
Edinburgh
EH1 2EA

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São Paulo Symphony Orchestra
Marin Alsop Conductor

Edinburgh Festival Chorus
Christopher Bell Chorus Master

Bernstein Chichester Psalms
Villa-Lobos
 Chôros No 10 ‘Rasga o coraçâo’
Shostakovich Symphony No 5


More information about some of the artists

São Paulo Symphony Orchestra
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Marin Alsop
Website

Edinburgh Festival Chorus
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Sao Paulo Orchestra | Seen and Heard International

August 23rd 2016

Brazil comes to the UK in the form of their greatest classical musical export

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Review by: 

Simon Thompson

Seen and Heard International

Sao Paulo Orchestra | Seen and Heard International

August 22nd 2016

the São Paulers bring some tropical warmth to their sound

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Review by: 

Simon Thompson

Seen and Heard International

Sao Paulo Orchestra | Seen and Heard International

August 22nd 2016

a last movement that drew an intoxicatingly lovely sound from the chorus

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Review by: 

Simon Thompson

Seen and Heard International


This event was part of a previous International Festival and is therefore unavailable to book.

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Tickets

Grand circle: £45 £37 £18.50
Stalls: £45 £37 £28
Upper circle: £25.50 £18.50 £12.50

Current discounts

Students : 30% off
Senior citizens: 30% off
Unemployed: 30% off
BECTU, Equity, MU: 30% off
Under 18s: 50% off
Young Scot cardholders: 50% off