7 - 11 September 2016

American Life

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.

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

  • *A new SE commission inspired by traditional Shaker melodies

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