Rhapsody in Blue: Gustavo Dudamel and Herbie Hancock
A high-spirited celebration of quintessential American composer, George Gershwin. A composer as comfortable in popular music, Broadway, and Hollywood as he was in the concert hall, few captured the inner life of urban America like Gershwin. Opening the program with his Cuban Overture, fittingly premiered at the first ever all Gershwin concert, his characteristic melodies meet the distinct flavour of Cuban rhythms and percussion. A work with yet another unique joie de vivre follows, the iconic An American in Paris; this music is packed with compelling melodies and a glittering orchestration including Parisian taxi horns. The centrepiece of this program sees keyboard legend Herbie Hancock join the Los Angeles Philharmonic to perform Gershwin’s most famous work, the jazz hued Rhapsody in Blue. PROGRAM GERSHWIN Cuban Overture GERSHWIN An American in Paris GERSHWIN IMPROV. HANCOCK Embraceable You GERSHWIN IMPROV. HANCOCK Someone to Watch Over Me GERSHWIN Rhapsody in Blue ARTISTS Gustavo Dudamel, conductor Herbie Hancock, piano Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
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