Rhapsody in Blue

  • Oct. 06, 2018
  • Fred Kavli Theatre
  • Tickets: $124.00, $100.00, $70.00, $82.00, $58.00, $46.00, $34.00
The New West Symphony opens its 24th season with a 120th birthday salute to George Gershwin. Rhapsody in Blue , composed at the height of the Jazz Age, was Gershwin’s attempt at fusing classical music with jazz. Pianist Kevin Cole makes his Symphony debut with this beloved work. Opera star turned chanteuse, Sylvia McNair, brings her inimitable stylings to the Gershwin Songbook in her New West Symphony debut. Darius Milhaud’s rollicking Le boeuf sur le toit pays homage to the venerable Parisian café that was the haunt of artists, writers and musicians during the Jazz Age. Leonard Bernstein’s jazzy suite from the ballet Fancy Free completes the program.

Michael Christie, guest conductor
Sylvia McNair, soprano
Kevin Cole, piano

Bernstein | Suite from Ballet Fancy Free
Frost | Serenade for Strings
Gershwin | Rhapsody in Blue
Milhaud | Le boeuf sur le toit
Gershwin | Song selections
      The Man I Love - Strike Up the Band
      But Not For Me - Crazy For You
      Summertime - Porgy and Bess
      ‘S Wonderful - Funny Face


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