Philharmonia Orchestra: Michael Daugherty at Southbank Centre

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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.


Philharmonia Orchestra

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

Southbank Centre

Belvedere Road
0844 847 9910
Public transport:
Underground and Rail Stations: Waterloo, Embankment, Charing Cross or Waterloo East Buses stop on Waterloo Bridge, York Road, Belvedere Road and Stamford Street.

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