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Gershwin’s An American in Paris captures the heady glamour and colorful sound world of 1920s Paris—complete with taxi horns and a sultry blues melody played by muted trumpet. Cocky and urbane, Stravinsky’s Jeu de cartes depicts the precipitous rise and fall of a social climber. Complementing the program’s “city slickers” theme are Ravel’s ravishing La valse and jazz-inflected Piano Concerto for Left Hand, featuring Russian pianist Denis Kozhukhin.
This performance is part of the:
Preconcert conversations with William White.
30 minute run-time.
Thurs., June 4, 7 p.m. Grainger Ballroom
Sat., June 5, 7 p.m. Grainger Ballroom
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Some of Ravel’s later works, including the Piano Concerto for the Left Hand, show the influence of jazz concerts he heard in America. >
These performances are made possible in part by a generous gift from the estates of Maurice and Hynda Gamze.
The June 4th concert is made possible by a generous gift from the Zell Family Foundation.
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