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Walnut Creek: Gershwin In New York Presented by California Symphony

January 27 - January 28

<h1 class="tribe-events-single-event-title">Walnut Creek: Gershwin In New York Presented by California Symphony</h1>
Credit: Lesher Center

Samuel Barber – Symphony No. 1, in One Movement

George Gershwin – Rhapsody in Blue

William Dawson – Negro Folk Symphony

WHAT’S INTERESTING ABOUT THIS CONCERT

  • After a rapturous reception at its Carnegie Hall debut, William Dawson’s Negro Folk Symphony, quickly disappeared into obscurity. This American masterpiece is only now starting to receive the attention it merits.
  • Famed jazz pianist Marcus Roberts, along with NEA Jazz Master drummer Jason Marsalis and bassist Marty Jaffe, bring a modern interpretation to George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue.
  • Samuel Barber, famous as the composer of Adagio for Strings, takes all the main elements of a traditional four-movement symphony and condenses them into one movement in his innovative Symphony No. 1.

Running Time: approx. 1 hour 55 minutes, with one intermission

More information here.

Details

Start:
January 27
End:
January 28
Event Category:

Venue

Lesher Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Dr,
Walnut Creek, CA 94596 United States
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Phone
(925) 943-7469

 

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