THERE will be an all-American theme to Hillingdon Philharmonic Orchestra’s autumn concert on Saturday.
The programme includes a selection of orchestral favourites either from or inspired by the USA.
There are musical contrasts from the immensely moving Adagio for Strings by Samuel Barber to the exciting dance rhythms of Aaron Copland’s Rodeo.
The audience will also enjoy the influence of American jazz through George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. For this iconic work, the orchestra will be joined by piano soloist Masayuki Tayama, who is renowned across Europe.
The concert launches the 27th season for Hillingdon Philharmonic Orchestra, which is made up of 60 musicians from across the borough.
It is at Bishopshalt School, Royal Lane, Hillingdon, starting at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £10, concessions £8, children 11 to 16 £5 and under 11s free. They are available from Pro Music International in Swakeleys Road, Ickenham, by calling 01895 252 858, or on the door.
The event will raise money for the Mayor of Hillingdon’s charities – the Shooting Star children’s hospice at Hampton, Hillingdon Young Carers and Age UK Hillingdon.