Tribute to the twenties at Hull City Hall

Published: Monday 29th February 2016 by Rich Sutherland

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Classical music lovers are in for a treat on Thursday 21st April when the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra comes to Hull City Hall. Led by the Orchestra’s newly appointed Principal Associate Conductor, Alexander Shelley, the concert will explore the light-hearted side of the roaring twenties with pieces by Bernstein, Prokofiev and Ibert, as well as an homage to the father of the Broadway stage, Cole Porter.

During the course of the concert, the orchestra will perform Prokofiev’s absurd fantasy-opera The Love for Three Oranges, the overture to Bernstein’s comic operetta Candide and Ibert’s cheekily fast and furious Divertissement. Then joined by Alexandra Soumm, the orchestra will also perform Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No.1 and then the concert will then close with songs such as Night and Day and I Get a Kick Out of You, performed by the exuberant Kim Criswell.

Principal Associate Conductor Alexander Shelley said: “In this concert, the orchestra and I will be exploring the influence on music of the cities of Paris and New York around the time of the 1920s and the effect that European music had in North America and vice versa. I am very excited about this concert and I am looking forward to speaking to the audience about what makes these works special for me and the context in which they were created.”

Tickets for The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra are priced between £18.00 and £28.00 and are on sale now. They will be available for purchase from www.hcandl.co.uk/hullcityhall or by calling the Booking and Information Line on 01482 300300.

Published: Monday 29th February 2016 by Rich Sutherland

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