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Coronavirus update:

Due to current restrictions in light of rising infection rates and in order to protect the safety of artists and staff we are now unable to livestream Monday and Wednesday lunchtime concerts from Leeds Town Hall as previously advertised. Lunchtime audio streams are cancelled until 22 Feb at the earliest. We will review the situation regularly and ask that you check our  websites and social media for further updates. In the meantime stay safe and well.

Leeds Philharmonic Chorus & Airedale Symphony Orchestra

Leeds Philharmonic Chorus & Airedale Symphony Orchestra

Mon 1 January 0001 - Sat 29 February 2020
Victoria Hall

Leeds Philharmonic Chorus
Airedale Symphony Orchestra
John Anderson - conductor
Ian Banks - leader
Sarah Power - soprano
Neil Balfour - bass-baritone

Programme to include:
Gershwin - Porgy & Bess concert version
Gershwin - An American in Paris
Rodgers & Hammerstein - Suite: South Pacific
Kern - Overture: Showboat

Celebrating the very best of American choral and orchestral music, the concert opens with the original overture to the musical Showboat, followed by one of the most famous baritone songs Ol’ Man River, made famous by the great American baritone Paul Robson.

Gershwin’s opera Porgy and Bess was first performed in Boston in September 1935, before it moved to Broadway in New York City. Despite an initially unpopular public reception, it is now one of the best-known and most frequently performed operas. The concert version, arranged by Robert Russell Bennett, features the very best music from the opera including Summertime and It Ain’t Necessarily So.


A & B £23, C £17, D & E £13
Over 60s: £1.50 off
Under 18s/students/unwaged: 50% off

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