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Oct 17, 2022 7:30 pm

MSM Jazz Philharmonic at the Kaufman Center: “What Makes It Great?” George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue

OCT 17 | MON
7:30 PM

MSM Jazz Philharmonic at the Kaufman Center

“What Makes It Great?”

GEORGE GERSHWIN Rhapsody in Blue

Rob Kapilow, conductor
Terrence Wilson, piano

Rhapsody in Blue is George Gershwin’s most famous composition and a defining piece of the American Jazz Age, but almost no one has heard the original 1924 version for piano and jazz band. Dramatically different from the orchestral piece we know today, it was written for Paul Whiteman’s jazz band featuring highly unusual instrumentation. Come hear the original composition, and dive into the fascinating story of a piece that marked a new era of American music.

Tickets required.


Kaufmann Center
Merkin Concert Hall
Kaufman Music Center
129 West 67th Street
New York, NY 10023


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