Enjoy the music of Michael Daugherty, one of the most widely performed American concert music composers of the last 30 years, in this free concert.
Much of his brilliantly crafted and imaginative music references popular American icons, artfully blending nostalgia and sarcasm in equal measure. Mermaid Avenue and Walk the Walk make references to Woody Guthrie and Motown musical grooves, whilst pitch-black humour can be heard in Sing Sing: J. Edgar Hoover and Dead Elvis, a Faustian tale on The King of Rock 'n' Roll.
Matthew Coorey conductor
Robin O'Neill bassoon
Michael Daugherty: Mermaid Avenue(European premiere); Sing Sing: J Edgar Hoover for string quartet & tape; Walk the Walk for bassoon & percussion(European premiere); Dead Elvis for bassoon & chamber ensemble
Venue Details & Map
Belvedere RoadLondonSE1 8XX
- 0844 847 9910
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- Underground and Rail Stations: Waterloo, Embankment, Charing Cross, Waterloo East. Buses stop on Waterloo Bridge, on York Road, on Belvedere Road and on Stamford Street.