Wild Wild West: American-themed concert next week

Grab your horses, wield your lasso and hold on to your hats as the University Chorus and Orchestra bring a programme of American music to Colyer-Fergusson Hall next week.

Yee-HaaOn Sunday 3 April at 3pm, the hour-long afternoon family concert (to which children under 10 go free) will feature popular American music, with Copland’s Hoe-Down from ‘Rodeo’ and three of his folk songs, together with a medley from Bernstein’s West Side Story.

Also joining the programme will be pianist Helen Crayford (whose lunchtime concert From Rags To Riches, celebrating the music of Scott Joplin et al, was a popular hit last year), who will ride up (well, not literally, perhaps…) to join the Orchestra and conductor Susan Wanless for a performance of Gershwin’s brilliant, jazzy Rhapsody in Blue.

Helen Crayford
Helen Crayford

The performance will be very informal and a great way to experience these exciting pieces – whatever your age! Join the performers afterwards for brownies and cookies in the foyer. Tickets are £8 , students £5 and free for children under 10. More details here.

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