Summer evening concert
conductor and piano Lahav Shani
Copland Rodeo | Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue | Shostakovich Symphony No. 9
Rodeo with its cowboy dances, the Rhapsody in Blue which catapults you into Manhattan with a single clarinet glissando: it couldn't be more American. You would be forgiven for forgetting that Copland's mother and father came from Lithuania and that Gershwin was the son of Russian immigrants. Shostakovich’s parents lived in St Petersburg, but his light-hearted Ninth creates the impression that he too would have flourished in the USA.