RSNO 2023/24: West Side Story
★★★On sale to general public: 23 May★★★
RSNO & SNJO West Side Story
Saturday 4 May 2024: 7.30pm. Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Ellington Black and Tan Fantasy
Grieg arr. Ellington Morning Mood from Peer Gynt Suite
Bernstein arr. Florian Ross West Side Story Suite
Gershwin arr. Tommy Smith Rhapsody in Blue (Extended version)
Herrmann Suite from Vertigo
Bernstein Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Bertie Baigent Conductor
Makoto Ozone Piano
Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Scottish National Jazz Orchestra
Bluesy piano, wailing clarinets: no composers defined a city like Duke Ellington and George Gershwin defined Manhattan. They come to you in full symphonic sound, as the RSNO joins forces with pianist Makoto Ozone and the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra in a special arrangement of Gershwin’s intoxicating Rhapsody in Blue, before flying to San Francisco in a classic Hitchcock film score and prowling the urban jungle of West Side Story. Big cities, big tunes – and you’d better believe it’s going to swing.
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