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Title:
Concert w/VSO
When:
Mar 11  8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Where:
Orpheum Theatre - Vancouver
Category:
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

Description

Prelude, Fugue and Riffs
Leonard Bernstein
b. Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA / August 25, 1918
d. New York, New York, USA / October 14, 1990

Bernstein wrote this exuberant, jazz flavoured work in 1949, for band leader Woody Herman. Various circumstances delayed its debut. It was first performed in October 1955 by another versatile clarinettist, Benny Goodman, on What is Jazz, one of Bernstein's educational television broadcasts. Scored for clarinet and jazz combo, it blends classical elements (especially the Baroque-era forms, prelude and fugue) and popular ones (the ‘riffs’ of jazz) in diverting ways. The three sections are performed as a continuous whole, and the last one has the feel of a spontaneous jazz jam session.

Venue

Venue:
Orpheum Theatre
City:
Vancouver

Description

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