Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue

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Gershwin's beloved Rhapsody in Blue, inspired by the blues and jazz of the roaring twenties, established Gershwin’s reputation as a serious composer and has since become one of the most popular American concert works. Also on the program is Rachmaninoff's Symphonic Dances, which features driving rhythms intermingling with lush, romantic melodies. Hear its three movements depicting everything from an austere march and eerie waltz to the final triumph over death.


Conductor/Performers

Edward Gardner

Conductor

San Francisco Symphony

Program

Tippett

Four Ritual Dances from The Midsummer Marriage

Gershwin

Rhapsody in Blue

Rachmaninoff

Symphonic Dances

All sound clips are from San Francisco Symphony performances and are used with permission of the SFS Players Committee.

Podcasts

Tippett's Four Ritual Dances
 
Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue
 

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  1. Thu, Mar 8, 2018 at 8:00pm

    Davies Symphony Hall 

  2. Fri, Mar 9, 2018 at 8:00pm

    Davies Symphony Hall 

  3. Sat, Mar 10, 2018 at 8:00pm

    Davies Symphony Hall 

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Pre- and post-show Events

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The Prelude Series: A Pre-Concert Discussion
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Discussion topic: The Art of Interpretation

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