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HUSH HUSH FOLKS! Aurora Orchestra presents a prohibition-inspired programme, featuring the melodic, infectious swing of Man Overboard and Aurora’s very own Stéphane Grappelli, Thomas Gould.

Liquor-up those ears for a dizzying new arrangement of Porgy & Bess by Aurora’s arranger-in-residence Iain Farrington, a deep-fizz punchbowl of Stravinsky’s Dumbarton Oaks, Paganini’s athletic Caprice No 5, and Rameau’s high-falutin’, spirit-liftin’ Les Indes Galantes to set the feet a-tapping. And special guests Man Overboard join Aurora for new swing arrangements that promise to bring the house down.

Rameau Les Indes Galantes 
Duke Ellington (arr. Iain Farrington) Jubilee Stomp 
J C Johnson (arr. Dave O’Brien) Travellin’ All Alone 
Stravinsky Concerto in E flat (‘Dumbarton Oaks’)
Paganini Caprice No 5 in A minor
Original Dixieland Jazz Band (arr. Iain Farrington) Tiger Rag Traditional (arr. Iain Farrington) St James Infirmary Gershwin (arr. Iain Farrington) Porgy and Bess Fantasy

Man Overboard
Thomas Gould violin
Nicholas Collon conductor

Dates and Performances

20 May 2015, 7pm, St George’s Bristol
21 May 2015, 7pm, The Apex
22 May 2015, 7pm, St Andrew’s Hall