St Martin’s Players: The Golden Age of Jazz
available until 13th March
As part of the Fresh Horizons concert series.
Pioneers of twentieth century composition, Copland, Gershwin and Shostakovich each took inspiration from the musical richness of the interwar Jazz Age. St Martin’s Players showcase the thrumming cultural atmosphere of the era, from the iconic American landscapes of Copland’s Appalachian Spring to the rhythmic flair of works by Shostakovich and Gershwin, presented here in effervescent arrangements by Iain Farrington.
Watch Natasha Riordan in discussion with pianist and arranger Iain Farrington.
Copland – Appalachian Spring
Gershwin arr. Iain Farrington – Rhapsody in Blue
Shostakovich arr. Iain Farrington – Movements from ‘Jazz Suite’
St Martin’s Players
How to watch the online concert
You can watch the performance from 7.30pm on Thursday 11 February and it will be available to watch as many times as you like for the following 30 days. Your access details will be sent to you 24 hours before the performance starts, with full details of how to watch the concert.
Our thanks to The National Lottery Heritage Fund, for supporting the Fresh Horizons concert series at St Martin-in-the-Fields.
St Martin’s Players and St Martin-in-the-Fields church are closely following government guidance and each concert will adhere accordingly to the latest advice.
Dates, Times & Book
|Thu 11 Feb||7:30 PM||£10||Book|
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