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American Symphony Orchestra to Present THIS ENGLAND at Carnegie Hall, 1/31

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American Symphony Orchestra to Present THIS ENGLAND at Carnegie Hall, 1/31

American Symphony Orchestra will present THIS ENGLAD at Carnegie Hall at 8 PM on Jan. 31, 2014.

A concert by the ASO led by Leon Botstein that will debunk the myth that England's musical culture in the first part of the twentieth century was drab and unoriginal. World War One in fact marked the beginning of a new explosion of creative energy and this concert reveals it by highlighting works by some of the first modern British composers, including Arthur Bliss' suite from a film of H.G. Wells' apocalyptic predictions, Robert Simpson's volcanic eruption of a brass band, Frank Bridge's showpiece for piano and orchestra and a masterwork by William Walton, whose music came to embody the fortitude of the 20th century British character.

Maestro Leon Botstein shares the stories behind the music in a lively 30-minute Conductor's Notes Q & A at 8pm in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage. Free for all ticket holders.

TICKETS: $25 / $35 / $50 and subscriptions are available at americansymphony.org and by phone at 212-868-9276. Tickets are also available at CarnegieHall.org, at the Carnegie box office, or by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800. The Conductor's Notes Q&A at 8pm in Stern Auditorium is free with concert ticket

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