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Monday 3 October 2011, 7.45pm
Purcell Room, Southbank Centre
Concert in association with the Jewish Music Institute

Orchestra of St Paul's
Alexandra Dariescu piano
Laura Garwin trumpet
Ben Palmer conductor

Prokofiev Overture on Hebrew Themes
Shostakovich Concerto in C minor for piano, trumpet and strings
Hanns Eisler Septet No. 2 'Circus'
Copland Appalachian Spring (complete ballet)

The Orchestra of St Paul's makes its fourth visit to the Purcell Room with a programme of music by Jewish and Jewish-influenced composers, providing a rare chance to hear Copland's complete score for Appalachian Spring alongside a little-known septet arranged by Hanns Eisler from his film music for The Circus.  Acclaimed Young Concert Artists Trust (YCAT) artist Alexandra Dariescu performs Shostakovich's First Piano Concerto, and the concert opens with Prokofiev's delightful Overture on Hebrew ThemesResident at the Actors' Church in Covent Garden, OSP brings together some of the finest musicians in London under the baton of conductor Ben Palmer.  In addition to a thriving concert series in Covent Garden, OSP gives regular performances at festivals and other venues around the UK, including annual visits to Southbank Centre and St John's, Smith Square. The orchestra's patron is Sir Roger Norrington. Find out more at www.orchestraofstpauls.org

Tickets (on sale mid-April 2011): £18 | £15 | £12 (limited 50% concessions available)
Book online: www.southbankcentre.co.uk
Box office:
0844 875 0073
Group booking number: 0844 875 0070 (15% discount when buying ten or more tickets)


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