Rhapsody in Blue & Boléro
Jan 6 - Jan 8, 2022
Rhapsody in Blue & Boléro


In a vibrant program of classical music inspired by the jazz revolution of the 20th century, two of George Gershwin’s iconic works are paired with one he undoubtedly influenced, Ravel’s jazzy Piano Concerto in G Major. Ravel’s most famous work, the mesmerizing Boléro, brings the program to a rousing close.

Ticket holders are invited to a free preconcert conversation featuring Stephen Alltop in Orchestra Hall 75 minutes before the performance. The conversation will last approximately 30 minutes. No additional tickets required.

Thursday, January 6, 2022
7:30 PM
Friday, January 7, 2022
8:00 PM
Saturday, January 8, 2022
8:00 PM
Gershwin arr. Bennett

Porgy and Bess, A Symphonic Picture


Rhapsody in Blue


Piano Concerto in G Major




Violin Sonata No. 2, M. 77, II. “Blues” [Jan 6 Encore]


“I Got Rhythm” (transcr. Earl Wild) [Jan 6 Encore]


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