Gershwin Spectacular

Mar 24

7:30 PM

Gershwin

Friday, March 24, 2017

Celebrate the genius of Gershwin with an all-Gershwin Spectacular featuring conductor and pianist Bramwell Tovey and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. From irresistible musicals to iconic works for piano, orchestra and beyond, Gershwin endures as one of America's most beloved composers. Enjoy a concert featuring the exuberant An American in Paris as well as selections from Strike up the Band and Porgy and Bess. Tovey, revered internationally for his charismatic performances and witty commentary, conducts and plays piano in Gershwin's popular Rhapsody in Blue.

 

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Program

Gershwin [arr. Rose] Overture to Strike Up the Band
Gershwin [arr. Tovey] A Foggy Day
Gershwin Catfish Row
Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue
Gershwin An American in Paris

Performers

Additional Dates for this Program

Guest conductor Bramwell Tovey can't say enough about the music of George Gershwin, whose works will be featured in Chicago Symphony Orchestra concerts March 24-25 that he will lead from the piano. "As soon as you hear Gerswhin, it just lifts you up," he says. "It elevates your mood." Read more at CSO Sounds & Stories

Sponsors

These concerts are sponsored by United Airlines.

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