Symphonic Concert

Orchestre National de Lyon

Joshua Weilerstein

Grande salle Pierre BoulezGrande salle Pierre Boulez © W.Beaucardet
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Saturday, 10 December 2016 — 6:00pm
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  • Igor Stravinski
    Symphonie en trois mouvements
  • John Adams
    Concerto pour saxophone (création française)
  • Darius Milhaud
    La Création du Monde
  • Leonard Bernstein
    West Side Story (Danses symphoniques)
  • Aaron Copland
    Variations on a skaker melody BIS


  • Orchestre National de Lyon
  • Joshua Weilerstein, conducting
  • Tim McAllister, saxophone
From the Symphony in Three Movements, the first important work written by Igor Stravinsky on American soil between 1942-1945 to the more recent Saxophone Concerto by John Adams (2013), not forgetting Berstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, this concert offers a glimpse of American music which borrows from jazz at least as much as jazz borrowed from the European written tradition.
Coproduction Orchestre National de Lyon, Philharmonie de Paris

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Talks & Debates

Rencontre avec John Adams


Saxophone Concerto: I. Animato - Moderato - Tranquillo, suave
Symphonic Dances from "West Side Story": Mambo: Presto;
Symphony In 3 Movements: III. Con Moto