Thursday 5 Oct 2017, 6pmRoyal Festival Hall, London
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Matthew Coorey conductor
Laurent Ben Slimane clarinet
Robin O'Neill bassoon
Daugherty Mermaid AvenueEuropean premiere
Daugherty Walk the WalkEuropean premiere
Daugherty Sing Sing: J. Edgar Hoover
Daugherty Dead Elvis
Michael Daugherty is one of the most widely performed American concert music composers of the last 30 years. Much of his brilliantly crafted and imaginative music refers to 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.
View Michael Daugherty's programme notes here.
This concert is part of the Music of Today series
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