Live stream: Santtu-Matias Rouvali – American Dreams
75 years ago, almost to the day, the Philharmonia Orchestra gave its first concert. Our Principal Conductor Designate Santtu-Matias Rouvali opens a season like no other in the Orchestra’s three-quarters of a century.
A trio of American composers, and one who became an American citizen, rub shoulders in Santtu’s appealing programme. Aaron Copland’s much-loved Appalachian Spring tells the tender, hopeful story of a young couple preparing for their wedding.
Santtu joins the Philharmonia’s percussion section on claves (tuned woodblocks) for Steve Reich’s mesmerizing Music for Pieces of Wood. Florence Price conjures up the Deep South of her childhood in three characterful dances, a Rag, a Slow Drag and a Cakewalk, arranged by her friend William Grant Still.
Where to watch
For audiences in the UK, tickets will be available via TicketCo. Your confirmation email will provide you a unique link to watch the stream
For audiences outside the UK, the concert will be streamed live on IDAGIO’s Global Concert Hall platform.
Will it be available after broadcast?
Yes. The performance will be available for video on demand after broadcast. Look out for ‘Video on demand’ listings on the Philharmonia ‘What’s On’ page
Is this a live performance?
Yes. The stream is completely live