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American Life

Mark Stewart, Philip Glass, Nico Muhly, John Adams, James Manson, Copland

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£12 / £5 student and Jobseekers / Under 16s and carers free
Book online at dundeebox.co.uk or call 01382 434 940

Mark Stewart        To Whom It May Concern, Thank You
Philip Glass           Company
Nico Muhly            Motion
John Adams          Shaker Loops
James Manson     Meeting at Nisqueunia*
Copland                 Appalachian Spring

*A new SE commission inspired by traditional Shaker melodies


From the pressing heat of the deep south to the sharp autumnal wind of the Appalachian trail to the anxious hum of the metropolis… Come with us on a journey through a North American landscape, and an evening of music rich with belief, fervour and visionary talent.

From the simmering cinematic joy of Philip Glass’ Company to the ecstatic frenzy of John Adams’ 21st-century masterpiece, Shaker Loops, we descend, gently, into Copland’s evocative, russet-toned depiction of a New England landscape, performed complete with clarinet, flute, bassoon and piano.


Full tour dates

7 Sep     Caird Hall, Dundee, 7.30pm
8 Sep     Eden Court, Inverness, 7.30pm
10 Sep   Theatre Royal, Dumfries, 7.30pm
11 Sep   New Auditorium, Glasgow Royal Concert Halls, Glasgow, 3.30pm


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Caird Hall, Dundee

Wed 7 Sep 2016 at 7:30 pm

City Square, Dundee, Scotland DD1 3BG United Kingdom