|3 July 2022|
|Ferry Rd, Teddington, TW11 9NN|
|Landmark Arts Centre|
Summer sees Richmond Orchestra cross the Atlantic. Barber’s Adagio now occupies a space as America’s ultimate classical tear-jerker; before we lift the spirits in Gershwin’s impressive, daring and exciting jazz-classical fusion.
We continue with booming timpani and a heart-stopping brass fanfare in Copland’s piece, which is instantly recognisable and into the first symphony composed and published by a female American composer, Amy Beach in 1894. Finally we head south to Mexica where Márquez was inspired by a visit to a ballroom in Veracruz reflecting a dance style called a danzón,