Bang on a Can All-Stars join the BBC Concert Orchestra and Principal Conductor Bramwell Tovey for the UK premiere of Flower Power, a new work from Pulitzer prize-winning American composer Julia Wolfe.
In her new work, Wolfe draws on the energy generated by a radical revolutionary moment – the late 1960s – a time when experimental ideas and questions permeated all parts of the political, social and artistic landscapes.
This shift brought new spiritual and intellectual explorations, a breakdown of social norms, psychedelic visions, artistic explosion, and a greater and more open expression of love and peace.
The programme also includes English and American minimalism in orchestral form by Steve Martland, John Adams and Philip Glass.
BBC Concert Orchestra Bramwell Toveyconductor Bang On A Can All-Stars
John Adams: The Chairman Dances (Foxtrot for orchestra) Julia Wolfe: Flower Power (UK premiere) Interval Martland: Horses of instruction Philip Glass: Symphony No.3 for string orchestra