SÓn | Copland Unwrapped
SUNDAY 20 MAY - 7:30 PM
David Owen Norris presenter
SÓN Southampton’s professional orchestra
Robin Browning conductor
Copland Appalachian Spring
SÓN continue their popular Unwrapped series with a performance of American composer Aaron Copland’s much-loved Appalachian Spring in its original 13-instrument version. Once again the orchestra is joined in the first half by pianist and BBC broadcaster David Owen Norris, who leads the audience through a fascinating exploration of this great musical masterwork. Copland began composing Appalachian Spring almost 75 years to the day before this performance, and it has gone on to become one of his most famous scores. SÓN and Owen Norris delve into its history and creation, exploring dance rhythms and famous musical themes, including Simple Gifts – well known to UK audiences as the melody to the Lord of the Dance.
Stunning… they play with passion and commitment. John Suchet