Prom 45

Marin Alsop conducts the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra in a concert of works by Dvořák, Copland, Tower, Villa-Lobos and Ginastera with soloist Nelson Freire (Piano)
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Programme
Dvořák, Antonín (1841-1904), Symphony no. 9 in E minor, "From the New World," Op.95
Copland, Aaron (1900-1990), Fanfare for the Common Man
Tower, Joan (b. 1938), Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman
Villa-Lobos, Heitor (1887-1959), Mômoprécoce for piano and orchestra
Ginastera, Alberto (1916-1983), Estancia
Artists
Nelson Freire, Piano
São Paulo Symphony Orchestra
Marin Alsop, Conductor
Music from both American hemispheres
features tonight. First the masterpiece through
which the Bohemian DvoΣák, resident in New
York, sought to establish an American musical
identity, a symphony exuding nostalgia for his
own native woods and fields. Later comes
Copland’s iconic Fanfare and highlights from
Ginastera’s best-known score. Joan Tower,
whose childhood was spent partly in Bolivia,
celebrates ‘women who take risks and are
adventurous’, while distinguished Brazilian pianist
Nelson Freire returns to the Proms to play one
of Villa-Lobos’s most attractive compositions.

Royal Albert Hall

Kensington Gore
London Greater London United Kingdom SW7 2AP