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GERSHWIN: Rhapsodies

Kevin Cole, piano

GERSHWIN: Rhapsodies

Daniel Brier, Conductor, & Kevin Cole, Piano
Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 8:00pm
Miller Auditorium

Charting a musical voyage from Tin Pan Alley to St. Petersburg.

One of the great American composers of the Jazz age, Gershwin's two Rhapsodies for piano and orchestra are the highlight of the evening. With Gershwin's distinctly American style, the orchestra will be crowing like a big band. Two orchestral showpieces—featuring the orchestra in all its virtuosity—open and close the program.

See below for program details and concert notes!

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Featured Artists

Daniel Brier, conductor
Kevin Cole, piano
Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra


NEW ON OCT. 25: View the Concert Program Notes!

Our program appears below along with YouTube selections to give you a taste of the music ahead!

— Wiser Financial Prelude talk | 7 p.m. —

LIGETI (1923-2006): Concert Românesc (Romanian Concerto) (
                Allegro vivace
                Adagio ma non troppo
                Molto vivace-Presto

GERSHWIN (1898-1937)Rhapsody in Blue (
                Kevin Cole, piano

— Intermission —

GERSHWIN (1898-1937): New York Rhapsody (
                Kevin Cole, piano

RIMSKY-KORSAKOV (1844-1908): Capriccio espagnol, Op. 34 (
                Scena e canto gitano
                Fandango asturiano

— AfterWORDS discussion with conductor and guests —