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GERSHWIN’S RHAPSODY IN BLUE

Sep 22, 2017 - Sep 24, 2017

Brett Mitchell, conductor
Kevin Cole, piano


MISSY MAZZOLI These Worlds in Us
GERSHWIN Rhapsody in Blue
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64


Leonard Bernstein once likened Gershwin and Tchaikovsky as among the world’s most “inspired melodists,” and Tchaikovsky’s bold, booming Symphony No. 5 drives this riveting program, conducted by Music Director Brett Mitchell. Kevin Cole, famed for his interpretations of Gershwin, will deliver a peerless rendition of the composer’s intoxicating Rhapsody in Blue, which was inspired by the “steely rhythms [and] rattle-ty bang” of a New York train. Composer and fellow New Yorker Missy Mazzoli, hailed as “Brooklyn’s post-millennial Mozart” (Time Out New York), offers a dreamscape that is as approachable as it is transcendent in These Worlds in Us.