Simple Gifts - Bangor

Date : 4 / Jun / 2017
Time : 3pm
Address : Prichard Jones Hall Bangor University 56 College Rd Bangor LL57 2AP
Tel : 07725 050510

NEW Sinfonia Simple Gifts – Bangor

Prichard Jones Hall, Bangor University

Simple Gifts

With Simple Gifts NEW Sinfonia presents a concert of American and French music as part of its Orchestral Music series, designed to bring some of the most exciting music to North Wales.

Connections between America and France go as far back as the American Revolutionary Wars and there have been many examples of musical connections throughout history. In this performance NEW Sinfonia focus on composers who all played a significant part in establishing a national identity for the music of their nation.

The climax of the concert is Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring, a piece that has given the composer enduring and widespread popularity. Originally commissioned as a ballet, the piece evokes the serenity of the Appalachian Mountains. Copland uses the shaker tune, Simple Gifts, as the basis for the final passage that brings the piece to a calm and flowing conclusion.

Programme:
Debussy: Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune
Barber: Adagio for Strings
Bizet: Carmen Suite
Debussy: Clair de lune
Honegger: Pastorale d’été
Copland: Appalachian Spring

Jan 2014 Concert Poster
Tchaikovsky Symphony No.5 in E Minor: iv: Finale // New Sinfonia: Dvořák Cello Concerto in B Minor and Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 in E minor
  1. Tchaikovsky Symphony No.5 in E Minor: iv: Finale // New Sinfonia: Dvořák Cello Concerto in B Minor and Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 in E minor
  2. Tchaikovsky Symphony No.5 in E Minor: iii. Valse // New Sinfonia: Dvořák Cello Concerto in B Minor and Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 in E minor
  3. Tchaikovsky Symphony No.5 in E Minor: ii. Andante Cantabile // New Sinfonia: Dvořák Cello Concerto in B Minor and Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 in E minor
  4. Tchaikovsky Symphony No.5 in E Minor: i. Andante // New Sinfonia: Dvořák Cello Concerto in B Minor and Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 in E minor
  5. Dvořák Cello Concerto in B Minor: ii. Adagio, ma non troppo // New Sinfonia: Dvořák Cello Concerto in B Minor and Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 in E minor