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Archive: Around the world in a flash | School concert

St. Pölten Festspielhaus | Großer Saal

Instrumentation

  • Philipp Pointner, Conductor

Programmes

Johann Strauss
Vergnügungszug, Polka schnell op. 281
Eduard Strauß
Bahn frei! Polka schnell op. 45
Heitor Villa-Lobos
«Bachianas Brasileiras» Nr. 2 for Chamber Orchestra, Toccata (O tremzinho do caipira)
Arthur Honegger
«Pacific 231» Mouvement symphonique
Billy Strayhorn
«Take the A-train» (Arr.: Albert Reifert)
John Adams
«Short Ride in a Fast Machine» Fanfare for Orchestra

«All aboard, the train is about to leave!» in the form of our school concert ‘Zügig um die Welt’ (Around the world in a flash). Numerous composers were railway fans, enthusiasts of steam, express or underground trains who were inspired to compose remarkable music full of rattles, hisses and toots. In this school concert the audience embarks on a journey through different countries and periods from the original Austrian steam horses to the New York subway.