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May 30, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


The Courtyard, Hereford


Tuesday 30 May 2023 7.30pm

The Nell Gwynne Studio, The Courtyard, Edgar Street, Hereford, HR4 9JR

Tickets: £17.50 £15.50 concessions

About the Concert

A celebration of American music hosted by the winds of Orchestra of the Swan.

Valerie Coleman’s astonishing writing for winds stems from her intimate knowledge of the genre. Flautist, founder and creator of the renowned Imani Winds, Coleman’s Red Clay and Mississippi Delta merges a traditional scherzo with the sounds of the Mississippi Delta region. Samuel Barber’s lyrical and rhapsodic Summer Music was commissioned in 1953 and showcases each instrument of the wind quintet.

Denes Agay was born in Budapest and emigrated to New York in 1939 amid the rise of Nazism in Europe. After becoming an American citizen in 1942 he worked as an educator and publisher. Celestial purity and urban grit coalesce in Steve Reich’s New York Counterpoint (1985), a spellbinding and ecstatic tour de force in which the soloist plays alongside ten pre-recorded clarinet and bass clarinet parts.

Denes AgaySinfonia in E minor, Wq.178
Barber Summer Music
George PerleMonody 1
Valerie Coleman Tzigane
Kazimierz Machala American Folk Suite
Reich New York Counterpoint
Valerie Coleman Red Clay and Mississippi Delta


‘American’ quartet arranged for wind quintet

Date and Time

Tuesday 30 May 2023 730pm 
7.30pm – 9.30pm

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The Nell Gwynne Studio Theatre, The Courtyard, Edgar Street, Hereford, HR4 9JR
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You can also see this concert at:

Number 8, Pershore

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  • Book by phone: 01432 340555
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May 30, 2023
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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