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UEA Symphony Orchestra Roots and Dances

Culture & Arts
Oct 26, 2024 19:00
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UEA Symphony Orchestra present their spring concert ‘Roots and Dances’


Under the direction of Director of Music, Stuart Dunlop, the 70-strong orchestra will perform: Leonard Bernstein’s ‘Symphonic Dances’ from ‘West Side Story’; Duke Ellington’s ‘Suite – The River’; and Florence Price’s ‘The Oak’.

Bernstein’s ‘West Side Story’ brings the warmth of Romeo and Juliet’s Verona to the fiery melting pot of New York. Heart-breaking melody and almost uncontainable energy collide. Duke Ellington’s 1970 ballet became, for the deeply spiritual composer, a River of life. Florence Price is quietly becoming a crucial figure in American musical history and her tone poem ‘The Oak’ makes it clear why.


£6 – £12