Bernstein Symphonic Dances from West Side Story Korngold Violin Concerto Rachmaninov Symphonic DancesMonday 24 June 2013, 7:30pm
Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX
Tickets: £20, £18, £15 (concessions apply)
0844 847 9910
Not quite a night at the movies, but this American-inspired programme borrows much from Hollywood and Broadway. Bernstein's ever-popular Symphonic Dances - so much more than a medley of music from his hit show, West Side Story - is mirrored with Rachmaninov’s autobiographical work of the same name. The two are separated by Korngold’s Violin Concerto, which marked his return to mainstream composing from his highly successful career as a film composer during the Second World War. Buried in the music are themes from many of his fabulous film scores, including The Prince and the Pauper and Another Dawn.