|George Gershwin [born Brooklyn, NY 1898 - 1937]|
From the Houston Symphony Orchestra website: "Saucy as the city streets, majestic as a city skyline, Rhapsody in Blue’s iconic opening and unforgettable melodies make it one of the most enduringly popular works in all of classical music. Hear the original jazz band version, alongside Ravel’s bluesy, dreamy Concerto in G as the phenomenal Jeffrey Kahane plays and conducts this program of symphonic gems with a French twist and a Jazz Age flair."
As always when Sheralyn and I go to a Houston Symphony Orchestra concert, I like to share with you a sample of what we will be hearing in Houston's Jones Hall. Also, I have this special video, that I think you will enjoy, of Israeli virtuoso pianist/teacher, Astrith Baltsan, explaining Gershwin as you have never heard before.
So, please turn up the volume and enjoy this great classic piece by George Gershwin.
George Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue:
Astrith Baltsan Explaining Gershwin with Israel Philharmonic Orchestra: