BBC Proms at Sage Gateshead: Folk Connections

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BBC Proms at Sage Gateshead: Folk Connections
John Adams Shaker Loops


Folk music and Spell Songs


Dvořák Symphony No. 9 in E minor, ‘From the New World’



Voices of the River’s Edge


Karine Polwart, Rachel Newton and Jim Molyneux from Spell Songs


Royal Northern Sinfonia


Dinis Sousa conductor



Dvořák’s most popular symphony, ‘From the New World’, was inspired by African American and Native American tunes. Another slice of American musical identity comes with John Adams’s hypnotic Shaker Loops, whose rapid repetitions brought to the composer’s mind the ecstatic trembling dances of a New England Shaker colony.

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23rd July 2022,
7:30pm
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  • GBP 7 - 39.5
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