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Orchestra of Opera North: An American in Paris
Orchestra of Opera North: An American in Paris
Huddersfield Town Hall - Thursday 15th September 2022 - 19.30
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  • 2022-09-15 00:00:00Z
  • Orchestra of Opera North
    Huddersfield Town Hall
    Tickets from £13 with concessions plus booking fee


    Gershwin          An American in Paris
    Copland           Clarinet Concerto
    Shaw               Concerto for Clarinet
    Gruber             Manhattan Broadcasts
    Ellington           Harlem

    Join us on a musical journey from the streets of Paris to a Sunday morning in Harlem, New York as the sounds of symphonic jazz, boogie- woogie and blues fill Huddersfield Town Hall. Opera North Music Director Garry Walker conducts a transatlantic programme, opening with Gershwin’s An American in Paris, inspired by the sights and sounds of the French capital during the Roaring Twenties.

    One of the world’s finest clarinettists, Julian Bliss, performs Copland’s Clarinet Concerto, followed by another showcase for the instrument by Artie Shaw. The concert closes with Duke Ellington’s blues-drenched Harlem.

    Pre-concert talk begins at 6.40pm

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