Ragtime, blues, jazz. The syncopated rhythms and soulful melodies of American music speak of hope, sorrow and desire. Gershwin’sPorgy and Bess is a classic tale of love and heartache, while Copland’s Clarinet Concerto was composed for jazz legend Benny Goodman. Straddling the divide between the concert hall and the speakeasy, it offers the best of both worlds.
The “chairman” in The Chairman Dances is Chairman Mao. A preliminary study for the operaNixon in China by John Adams – one of most acclaimed of contemporary American composers –The Chairman Dances hums with vitality and vigour.
Bookings and more information.