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Gershwin Forever

Friday
Jan 11, 2019
8:00 PM
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Soloist: Peter Donohoe (piano)

George Gershwin:
  Cuban Overture

  Concerto in F

  Porgy & Bess Suite for Orchestra
  Variations on “I Got Rhythm”
  An American in Paris
  Rhapsody in Blue

And in celebration of the centennial of Romanian Unification,
George Enescu: Romanian Rhapsody No. 1 in A Major

Our traditional January concert celebrating the music of the incomparable George Gershwin. Acclaimed British piano virtuoso Peter Donohoe returns to dazzle us anew with his keyboard brilliance as he performs Gershwin’s famous piano works on a Bösendorfer Grand Piano.  The program will feature our annual tradition, Rhapsody in Blue and the exciting Concerto in F. Other works will include Cuban Overture (back by popular demand), Variations on “I Got Rhythm”, An American in Paris and Porgy & Bess Suite for orchestra. Order your tickets early, as this amazing and ever-popular concert regularly sells out!

2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the Unification of Romania, Maestro Radu's homeland. In late 1918, the Romanian Kingdom acquired the provinces of Bukovina, Bessarabia, and especially Transylvania, from the break-up of the defeated Austro-Hungarian Empire, thereby uniting the majority of ethnic Romanians under one Romanian state. To celebrate the anniversary of this historic occasion, the program will conclude with the performance of a work by the celebrated Romanian composer George Enescu, the Romanian Rhapsody No.1 in A Major.

 

For more information please visit, www.voxamadeus.org

Perelman Theater

Inside the Kimmel Center

300 S Broad St

Philadelphia, PA 19102

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