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Classical Music

Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra 2023/24: Short Ride in a Fast Machine

Sun 8 Oct 2023

BPO’s adventurous season opens with all American classics

BPOFriends Priority Booking Fri 21 Jul, 10am (phone/counter only)
On Sale Tue 8 Aug, 10am

John Adams Short Ride in a Fast Machine
Gershwin Piano Concerto in F
Ives The Unanswered Question
Bernstein Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

Clark Rundell conductor
Joanna MacGregor piano

Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra’s adventurous season starts with a bang: a glamorous concert of American classics, bursting with virtuosity and vitality. The American conductor Clark Rundell opens with John Adams’ famous rollercoaster, Short Ride in a Fast Machine, then is joined by BPO’s Music Director Joanna MacGregor for Gershwin’s Hollywood-inspired piano concerto.

Charles Ives’ contemplative The Unanswered Question – featured in Terence Malik’s The Thin Red Line and Terence Davies’ biopic of Emily Dickinson - offers a moment of stillness, before Leonard Bernstein’s sensational Symphonic Dances from his great work, West Side Story

Concert Bundles:

3 Concert Saver*

6 Concert Season*

*Excludes New Year’s Eve Gala and Stravinsky's The Soldier's Tale

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