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Afternoon on 3: The Great American Songbook

 04 December 2013 at 2pm 

Afternoon on 3: The Great American Songbook

The Mermaid
Puddle Dock Blackfriars, London EC4V 3DB
United Kingdom

Kitty Whately soprano
BBC Concert Orchestra
Barry Wordsworth conductor

Join the BBC Concert Orchestra, their Conductor Laureate Barry Wordsworth and BBC Radio 3 New Generation artist Kitty Whately as they celebrate the Great American Songbook.

Hear avant-garde composer, pianist, author and inventor George Antheil's ‘American' Symphony alongside Aaron Copland's popular suite from his music to Appalachian Spring and Sir Richard Rodney Bennett's orchestral version of the Lilliburlero Variations.

Kitty Whately joins the orchestra to perform favourites from the Great American Songbook including songs by Rodgers and Hammerstein, Cole Porter and Jerome Kern from Carousel, The King and I, Kiss Me Kate and Show Boat.

Georges Antheil : Symphony No.3 'American'
Aaron Copland : Appalachian Spring: Suite
Richard Rodney Bennett : Lilliburlero Variations

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