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Colburn Orchestra

Conducted by Stéphane Denève

This remarkable American youth ensemble perform music by Salonen and Rachmaninov. They are joined by violinist Simone Porter for Barber’s Violin Concerto.

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Colburn Orchestra
Stéphane Denève Conductor 

Simone Porter Violin

Esa-Pekka Salonen Nyx
Barber Violin Concerto
Rachmaninov Symphonic Dances

Exceptional emerging musicians from esteemed Los Angeles Colburn Conservatory of Music form the Colburn Orchestra, one of the world’s most vibrant youth ensembles. With extensive touring and recording to its name, its performances are bold and daring, full of finesse and fiery flamboyance.

Concluding the International Festival's six-concert celebration of music and young people, eminent French conductor  Stéphane Denève, celebrated for his colourful, sensual music making, directs the Colburn players in Rachmaninov’s kaleidoscopic Symphonic Dances, muscular music of immense power and fantasy.

They are joined by the remarkable young US violinist Simone Porter, herself a former Colburn student, for the golden lyricism and blazing fiddle fireworks of Barber’s tender Violin Concerto. Denève opens the concert with Esa-Pekka Salonen’s dazzling, dream-like evocation of the Greek goddess of the night.

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20 August 2018

  • Usher Hall (Show on map)
  • 1hr 45mins approx (one interval)
  • £10 - £24*

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