American showcase at Hatfield university concert

PUBLISHED: 21:10 10 May 2013 | UPDATED: 21:10 10 May 2013

THE Stars and Stripes are coming out for the de Havilland Philharmonic’s latest concert in Hatfield this weekend.

There will be an American flavour to the University of Hertfordshire’s resident orchestra’s performance at The Weston Auditorium on Sunday evening.

Under the baton of conductor Robin Browning, an all-American selection of music will showcase some of the finest US composers of the last century.

The programme will include works by John Williams, Barber, Copland, Bernstein and Gershwin.

From the harsh realities of urban strife depicted in Bernstein’s On The Waterfront, to the essence of an ideal America of open fields and endless possibilities captured by Copland’s Appalachian Spring, this concert will bring to life diverse aspects of 20th century America.

The concert will also include John Williams’ Olympic Fanfare and theme, Knoxville summer of 1915 by Barber and Gershwin’s Porgy & Bess Suite.

Tickets cost £20 full, £15 concessions and £6 students and the concert on the de Havilland Campus starts at 7.30pm.

Call the box office on 01707 281127 or visit

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