Britten: Copland, Shostakovich, and the Serenade

The Britten centenary celebration continues with aching, exquisite Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings. Britten’s Serenade is complemented by Copland’s exhilarating Cuban Dance and Shostakovich’s farewell to the symphonic form, quoting Rossini and Wagner as gentle rasps of percussion ease the music into the infinite.   


Michael Tilson Thomas


Toby Spence


Robert Ward

French horn

San Francisco Symphony



Danzón Cubano


Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings


Symphony No. 15

Concert: Approx. 1h 35m, includes intermission.

Watch a Video

Michael Tilson Thomas on Copland and the American Sound:

The Royal Opera House rehearses Benjamin Britten's Gloriana with Toby Spence:

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  1. Thu, Jun 19, 2014 at 8:00pm

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