Open Rehearsal: 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.

Take a peek behind-the-scenes and experience a San Francisco Symphony performance in the making. It begins at 8:30am with coffee, doughnuts, and a half-hour informative talk at 9am. Then, watch as the conductor and musicians collaborate to bring the music to life.


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

Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue
 

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  1. Thu, Mar 8, 2018 at 10:00am

    Davies Symphony Hall 

If you would like assistance purchasing tickets for patrons with disabilities, please call the box office at 415-864-6000.

Pre- and post-show Events

Inside Music, an informative talk by Laura Stanfield Prichard, begins one hour prior to the rehearsal. Free to ticketholders. Learn More.

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Open Rehearsals are a working rehearsal. The pieces rehearsed are at the conductor’s discretion.

The Open Rehearsals are endowed by a bequest from the estate of Katharine Hanrahan. For information about including the SF Symphony in your estate plans, contact Gift Planning at 415-503-5482 or giftplanning@sfsymphony.org.