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The Jungle - Wynton Marsalis w. Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra & LSO at Barbican Centre, London.

Dates: Saturday, May 30, 2020 - Sunday, May 31, 2020

Featuring: Wynton Marsalis
Website: [url=https://www.barbican.org.uk/whats-on/2020/event/jazz-at-lincoln-center-orchestra-lso-the-jungle]https://www.barbican.org.uk/whats-on/2020/event/jazz-at-lincoln-center-orchestra-lso-the-jungle[/url]

Venue

Barbican Centre

Silk Street,
London.
EC2Y 8DS

More details

From the Barbican website;


The Jungle
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra & LSO
Sat 30—Sun 31 May 2020,Barbican Hall
Tickets £40 – 85


Wynton Marsalis paints a musical portrait of New York City with The Jungle, performed by the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir Simon Rattle.


A brash fanfare announces the ‘Big Show’ of the opening movement, before we’re taken on a journey through the sounds of the city. There’s ramshackle ragtime, vibrant jazz, and a meander through Afro-Cuban districts. The symphony captures the city in all its energy, beauty and bleakness – and more than anything, it’s about the shared humanity that the metropolis symbolises.


‘New York City is the most fluid, pressure-packed, and cosmopolitan metropolis the modern world has ever seen,’ says the Pulitzer Prize–winning composer. ‘The speed, freedom, and intensity of our relationships to each other – and to the city itself – forces us onto a collective superhighway unlike any other in our country.’


Programme
Wynton Marsalis Symphony No 4, ‘The Jungle’


Performers
Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
London Symphony Orchestra